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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244630/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-bloodstream-infections-in-patients-with-solid-tumors-in-a-central-american-population-at-mexico-hospital-san-jose-costa-rica
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Jorge Calvo-Lon, Denis U Landaverde, Allan Ramos-Esquivel, Juan M Villalobos-Vindas
Purpose Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are an important cause of mortality in patients with solid tumors. We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the epidemiologic profile and mortality of patients with solid tumors who have BSIs and were admitted to Mexico Hospital. This is the first study in Costa Rica and Central America describing the current epidemiologic situation. Methods We analyzed the infectious disease database for BSIs in patients with solid tumors admitted to Mexico Hospital from January 2012 to December 2014...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240045/pier-diego-siccardi-1880-1917-and-the-clinica-del-lavoro-in-the-trench-warfare
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Michele Augusto Riva, Michela Caramella, Massimo Turato, Giancarlo Cesana
BACKGROUND: The year 2017 marks the centenary of the death of the Italian scientist Pier Diego Siccardi (1880-1917), one of Luigi Devoto's assistants at the "Clinica del Lavoro" in Milan. OBJECTIVES: To commemorate Siccardi and to describe the activities of the physicians of the "Clinica del Lavoro" during World War I. METHODS: A comprehensive analysis was conducted on scientific papers written by Pier Diego Siccardi and by other physicians belonging to the Clinica del Lavoro, in the period 1915-1918...
December 14, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238212/effects-of-an-antimicrobial-restriction-system-on-appropriate-carbapenem-use-in-a-hospital-without-infectious-diseases-consultation
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Warangkhana Wanla, Wasan Katip, Sakon Supakul, Porntipa Apiwatnakorn, Sompong Khamsarn
Background: Gram-negative bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to carbapenems and are related to the use of carbapenems. Thus, the main objective of this study was to compare the appropriateness of prescribing carbapenem before and after using an antimicrobial restriction system without infectious diseases consultation. Materials and methods: A retrospective cross-sectional before and after study was conducted in Lamphun Hospital to limit the prescription of carbapenems...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237792/zoonotic-transfer-of-clostridium-difficile-harboring-antimicrobial-resistance-between-farm-animals-and-humans
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C W Knetsch, N Kumar, S C Forster, T R Connor, H P Browne, C Harmanus, I M Sanders, S R Harris, L Turner, T Morris, M Perry, F Miyajima, P Roberts, M Pirmohamed, J G Songer, J S Weese, A Indra, J Corver, M Rupnik, B W Wren, T V Riley, E J Kuijper, T D Lawley
The emergence of Clostridium difficile as a significant human diarrheal pathogen is associated with the production of highly transmissible spores and the acquisition of antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) and virulence factors. Unlike the hospital associated C. difficile RT027 lineage, the community associated C. difficile RT078 lineage is isolated from both humans and farm animals; however, the geographical population structure and transmission networks remain unknown. Here we applied whole genome phylogenetic analysis of 248 C...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237206/-piperacillin-tazobactam-shortage-central-restriction-and-alternative-recommendations-as-effective-antibiotic-stewardship-intervention-at-a-maximal-care-hospital
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Johanna Kessel, Barbara Dolff, Thomas Wichelhaus, Nils Keiner, Michael Hogardt, Claudia Reinheimer, Imke Wieters, Sebastian Harder, Volkhard A J Kempf, Christoph Stephan
Background Drug supply bottleneck is a worldwide challenge, e. g. the antibiotics Piperacillin/Tazobactam shortage in 2016/2017. The efficacy of an appropriate replacement management was evaluated at the University Hospital Frankfurt (UHF). Methods The Antibiotic-Stewardship (ABS)-Team at UHF decreed a restriction of PIP/TAZ and provided alternative antibiotic therapy recommendations during the shortage period. Consequences of this intervention on antibiotic consumption and overall costs were investigated...
December 13, 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234594/successful-use-of-linezolid-for-refractory-mycobacterium-abcessus-infection-a-case-report
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Teppei Inoue, Akihito Tsunoda, Eriko Nishimoto, Kohei Nishida, Yuka Komatsubara, Rintaro Onoe, Junko Saji, Masamichi Mineshita
A 51-year-old male patient was receiving treatment for Mycobacterium abscessus infection for approximately 10 years. However, as his condition gradually progressed to type II respiratory insufficiency, he was referred to our hospital, which was near his home. Computed tomography on his first visit revealed an abscess in the right lower lobe. Because respiratory insufficiency was evident, he was admitted the same day. We began treatment with meropenem, amikacin, and clarithromycin, but his symptoms did not improve...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234216/recommendations-from-the-2016-guidelines-for-the-management-of-adults-with-hospital-acquired-or-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Samir T Kumar, Arsheena Yassin, Tanaya Bhowmick, Deepali Dixit
Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) continue to represent the most common nosocomial-associated infections, resulting in significant attributable mortality, increased length of hospital stay, and financial burden.1 The updated Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines provide guidance on the diagnosis and management of nonimmunocompromised hosts with HAP and VAP.
December 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232932/adjuvant-probiotics-and-the-intestinal-microbiome-enhancing-vaccines-and-immunotherapy-outcomes
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Luis Vitetta, Emma Tali Saltzman, Michael Thomsen, Tessa Nikov, Sean Hall
Immune defence against pathogenic agents comprises the basic premise for the administration of vaccines. Vaccinations have hence prevented millions of infectious illnesses, hospitalizations and mortality. Acquired immunity comprises antibody and cell mediated responses and is characterized by its specificity and memory. Along a similar congruent yet diverse mode of disease prevention, the human host has negotiated from in utero and at birth with the intestinal commensal bacterial cohort to maintain local homeostasis in order to achieve immunological tolerance in the new born...
December 11, 2017: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231172/cefazolin-and-coagulation-disorders-a-case-report
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Eugénie Gay, Anne Barthel, Nicolas Rouzic, Basile Henriot, Baptiste Quélennec, Aurélien Lorleac'h, Nathalie Prades, François Schmitt
We report the case of a 79-year-old patient, admitted to the department of infectious diseases at Bretagne Sud Hospital Center for a right calcaneal osteitis, complicated by a pacemaker leads infectious endocarditis. Meticillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus was documented by blood culture. Antibiotic treatment was established using intravenous cefazolin for an initial 6 weeks period. Prothrombin time (PT) decreased as well as vitamin K dependent factors, without anticoagulation therapy, at day 7 of cefazolin treatment...
December 12, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228167/u-shaped-relationship-of-hdl-and-risk-of-infectious-disease-two-prospective-population-based-cohort-studies
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Christian M Madsen, Anette Varbo, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen, Ruth Frikke-Schmidt, Børge G Nordestgaard
Aims: Preclinical evidence has indicated that HDL may play an important role in the immune system; however, very little is known about the role of HDL in the immune system in humans. We tested the hypothesis that low and high concentrations of HDL cholesterol are associated with risk of infectious disease in the general population. Methods and results: We included 97 166 individuals from the Copenhagen General Population Study and 9387 from the Copenhagen City Heart Study with measurements of HDL cholesterol at baseline...
December 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227734/influenza-immunization-policies-which-could-be-the-main-reasons-for-differences-among-countries
#11
Nicola Principi, Barbara Camilloni, Susanna Esposito
Despite the availability of effective prophylactic and therapeutic measures, influenza remains one of the most important infectious disease threats to the human population. Every year, seasonal influenza epidemics infect up to 30% of the population; a relevant portion of the ill are hospitalized, and more than a marginal number die. In an attempt to reduce the medical, social and economic burden of influenza, vaccines are recommended by many health authorities worldwide. However, not all countries have a national program for influenza immunization...
December 11, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224908/mortality-hospital-of-nonagenarian-patients-in-internal-medicine
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M Singer, A Conde-Martel, M Hemmersbach-Miller, J J Ruiz-Hernández, J Arencibia Borrego, B Alonso Ortiz
OBJECTIVES: To describe the predictors of hospital mortality in nonagenarian patients. PATIENTS AND METHOD: We retrospectively studied 421 patients aged 90 years or older hospitalised in a department of internal medicine. Using logistic regression, we analysed the association between demographic, clinical and functional parameters and hospital mortality. RESULTS: The mean age was 92.5 years (SD±2.5), and 265 (62.9%) of the patients were women...
December 7, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221439/catheter-related-blood-stream-infections-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Stephanie Thompson, Natasha Wiebe, Scott Klarenbach, Rick Pelletier, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, John S Gill, Braden J Manns, Marcello Tonelli
BACKGROUND: For people requiring hemodialysis, infectious mortality is independently associated with geographic distance from a nephrologist. We aimed to determine if differential management of catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSIs) could explain poorer outcomes. METHODS: We prospectively collected data from adults initiating hemodialysis with a central venous catheter between 2005 and 2015 in Alberta, Canada. We collected indicators of CRBSI management (timely catheter removal, relapsing bacteremia); frequency of CRBSIs; hospitalizations; predictors of CRBSIs, and bacteremia...
December 8, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220430/postoperative-outcomes-in-ustekinumab-treated-patients-undergoing-abdominal-operations-for-crohn-s-disease
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Amy L Lightner, Nicholas P McKenna, Chung Sang Tse, Neil Hyman, Radhika Smith, Gayane Ovsepyan, Phillip Fleshner, Kristen Crowell, Walter Koltun, Marc Ferrante, Andre D'Hoore, Nathalie Lauwers, Bram Verstockt, Antonino Spinelli, Francesca DiCandido, Laura E Raffals, Kellie L Mathis, Edward V Loftus
Introduction: Ustekinumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting interleukins-12 and -23 is used to treat adults with Crohn's disease (CD). We determined the 30-day postoperative infectious complication rate among CD patients who received ustekinumab within 12 weeks prior to an abdominal operation as compared to patients who received anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents. Methods: A retrospective chart review of adults with CD who underwent an abdominal operation between 1/1/2015 and 5/1/2017 was performed across six sites...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219878/community-based-management-of-multiple-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-tanzania-a-best-practice-implementation-project
#15
Isaya Jelly, Micah D J Peters
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) has prioritized collaboration with communities in its 2016 "End TB" implementation strategy. Acknowledging the difficulties that some communities face in gaining access to health facilities due to barriers such as stigma, discrimination, healthcare expenditure, transport and income loss, partnering with communities in the roll-out of community-based TB management activities is vital. AIM: The aim of this project was to make a contribution to promoting evidence-based practice with regards to the community-based management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) at Kibong'oto National Infectious Disease Hospital, Tanzania, and thereby supporting improvements in patient outcomes and resource utilization...
December 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218675/thoracotomy-versus-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-vats-in-stage-iii-empyema-an-analysis-of-217-consecutive-patients
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Martin Reichert, Bernd Pösentrup, Andreas Hecker, Emmanuel Schneck, Jörn Pons-Kühnemann, Florian Augustin, Winfried Padberg, Dietmar Öfner, Johannes Bodner
BACKGROUND: Pleural empyema is an infectious disease of the chest cavity, with a high morbidity and mortality. According to the American Thoracic Society, pleural empyema gets graduated into three stages, with surgery being indicated in intermediate stage II and chronic stage III. Evidence for the feasibility of a minimally-invasive video-assisted thoracoscopic approach in stage III empyema for pulmonary decortication is still little. METHODS: Retrospective single-center analysis of patients conducted to surgery for chronic stage III pleural empyema from 05/2002 to 04/2014 either by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS, n = 110) or conventional open surgery by thoracotomy (n = 107)...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218468/prediction-of-unfavorable-outcomes-in-cryptococcal-meningitis-results-of-the-multicenter-infectious-diseases-international-research-initiative-id-iri-cryptococcal-meningitis-study
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I N Hakyemez, H Erdem, G Beraud, M Lurdes, A Silva-Pinto, C Alexandru, B Bishop, F Mangani, X Argemi, M Poinot, R Hasbun, M Akcaer, S Alp, T Demirdal, K Angamuthu, F Amer, E Ragab, G A Shehata, D Ozturk-Engin, N Ozgunes, L Larsen, S Zimmerli, O R Sipahi, E Tukenmez Tigen, G Celebi, N Oztoprak, A C Yardimci, Y Cag
Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is mostly seen in immunocompromised patients, particularly human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients, but CM may also occur in apparently immunocompetent individuals. Outcome analyses have been performed in such patients but, due to the high prevalence of HIV infection worldwide, CM patients today may be admitted to hospitals with unknown HIV status, particularly in underdeveloped countries. The objective of this multicenter study was to analyze all types of CM cases in an aggregate cohort to disclose unfavorable outcomes...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217924/types-of-cancers-diagnosed-and-the-preference-of-families-of-adult-patients-with-cancer-about-disclosing-diagnosis-to-the-patients
#18
Engida Abebe, Hana Abebe
Background: Cancer has become one of the top causes of death in developing nations killing more people than the common infectious diseases do. For several reasons, disclosing cancer diagnosis to the patient is a challenging job for physicians and family members. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was done to determine the common cancer diagnosis and the preference about disclosing cancer diagnosis to the patients among attendants of adult cancer patients seen at the regular surgical OPD of St...
May 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216923/supervised-learning-for-infection-risk-inference-using-pathology-data
#19
Bernard Hernandez, Pau Herrero, Timothy Miles Rawson, Luke S P Moore, Benjamin Evans, Christofer Toumazou, Alison H Holmes, Pantelis Georgiou
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial Resistance is threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases and overuse of antimicrobials to treat human infections in hospitals is accelerating this process. Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSSs) have been proven to enhance quality of care by promoting change in prescription practices through antimicrobial selection advice. However, bypassing an initial assessment to determine the existence of an underlying disease that justifies the need of antimicrobial therapy might lead to indiscriminate and often unnecessary prescriptions...
December 8, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215133/a-five-year-retrospective-study-on-syphilis-in-the-sexual-transmitted-disease-centre-stdc-of-the-teaching-hospital-umberto-i-in-rome
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S Pala, C Conti, P Goldoni, D Silvaggio, M Nicolai, E Schiariti, G B Orsi
OBJECTIVES: A retrospective study describing syphilis epidemiological and clinical features in patients referring to an infectious diseases centre in Rome, Italy. METHODS: Between January 2011 and December 2015 demographic, behavioral and clinical data were collected from all adult patients attending the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Centre of the Teaching Hospital Umberto I in Rome. RESULTS: Overall 723 patients, 495 males and 228 females, with syphilis infection diagnosis were included...
January 2018: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
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