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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322242/utility-of-fosfomycin-as-antibacterial-prophylaxis-in-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies
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Tanya Zapolskaya, Sarah Perreault, Dayna McManus, Jeffrey E Topal
PURPOSE: Prolonged and profound neutropenia is common among hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients as a result of chemotherapy. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) currently recommend antibacterial prophylaxis in patients who are deemed at intermediate or high risk for infection. Specifically, fluoroquinolone prophylaxis should be considered for high-risk neutropenic patients. However, with prolonged and frequent exposure to fluoroquinolones, these high-risk patients may develop resistance to these agents...
January 10, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279791/pulmonary-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-complex-infection-in-an-infant-a-silent-and-coincidental-finding
#2
Vishal Naik, Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, William Gershan, Andrew A Colin, Nadir Demirel
An 11-month-old healthy infant girl was noted to have left lower lobe (LLL) opacities on chest X-ray (CXR) after developing desaturations during an elective cochlear implant surgery. Repeat CXR 10 days later revealed hyperexpansion of the left lung and persistent LLL opacity. Chest computerized tomography revealed enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes, left mainstem bronchial obstruction, and nodular opacities. Bronchoscopic biopsy of the endobronchial tissue revealed multiple necrotizing granulomas and grew Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, Streptococcus viridans, and Actinomyces odontolyticus...
December 1, 2017: Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279290/minimizing-the-effects-of-oxygen-interference-on-l-lactate-sensors-by-a-single-amino-acid-mutation-in-aerococcus-viridansl-lactate-oxidase
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Kentaro Hiraka, Katsuhiro Kojima, Chi-En Lin, Wakako Tsugawa, Ryutaro Asano, Jeffrey T La Belle, Koji Sode
l-lactate biosensors employing l-lactate oxidase (LOx) have been developed mainly to measure l-lactate concentration for clinical diagnostics, sports medicine, and the food industry. Some l-lactate biosensors employ artificial electron mediators, but these can negatively impact the detection of l-lactate by competing with the primary electron acceptor: molecular oxygen. In this paper, a strategic approach to engineering an AvLOx that minimizes the effects of oxygen interference on sensor strips was reported...
December 14, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277526/dalbavancin-in-vitro-activity-obtained-against-gram-positive-clinical-isolates-causing-bone-and-joint-infections-in-united-states-and-european-hospitals-2011-2016
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Michael A Pfaller, Robert K Flamm, Mariana Castanheira, Helio S Sader, Rodrigo E Mendes
BACKGROUND: Osteomyelitis represents hard-to-treat infections that regularly involve prolonged systemic antibiotic use. Dalbavancin has demonstrated activity against gram-positive isolates and has been considered as a candidate for osteomyelitis therapy in adults and children. This study evaluates the activity of dalbavancin against pathogens isolated from bone and joint infections (BJI). METHODS: 801 S. aureus, 160 coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS), 164 β-haemolytic streptococci (BHS), 82 E...
December 22, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260105/invasive-streptococcus-viridans-sphenoethmoiditis-leading-to-an-orbital-apex-syndrome
#5
Lance Bodily, Jenny Yu, Dante Sorrentino, Barton Branstetter
Purpose: Orbital apex syndrome due to spread of infectious sinusitis is a serious disease, often with an insidious presentation with few ophthalmic signs and symptoms. Failure to recognize and treat infectious orbital apex syndrome early portends a grave prognosis, including profound, permanent visual loss and potentially death. Herein we describe a representative case and discuss the relevant aspects of prompt diagnosis and treatment. Observations: An unusual case of infectious orbital apex syndrome due to contiguous spread of Streptococcus viridans sphenoethmoiditis in a hospitalized, immunosuppressed patient with acute myelogenous leukemia is presented...
December 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245375/taxonomic-revision-of-the-species-of-i-colletes-i-latreille-1802-hymenoptera-colletidae-colletinae-found-in-chile
#6
Rafael R Ferrari
A taxonomic revision of Colletes Latreille species with known geographic distribution in Chile is presented. In addition to the traditional morphological approach to taxonomy, DNA barcoding was employed to facilitate sexual association and cryptic species recognition. I provide diagnoses, synonymies, geographic and floral records, and a fully-illustrated key for 31 recognized species, 23 of them previously described: C. alocochila Moure, C. atacamensis Janvier, C. atripes Smith, C. bicolor Smith, C. chusmiza Rojas & Toro, C...
December 13, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245306/unusual-synchronous-liver-and-brain-abscesses-infected-by-rare-aerococcus-viridians-in-a-patient-with-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-on-fdg-pet-ct-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Donghe Chen, Mengjie Dong, Kui Zhao, Fang Sun, Huatao Wang, Zhengfeng Liu
RATIONALE: Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) complicated with multiple organ abscesses is an uncommon manifestation. Because of the low incidence of the disease, F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography (F-FDG PET/CT) imaging studies for PAVMs complicated with multiple organ abscesses are scarce. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 54-year-old man presenting with PAVMs complicated with synchronous multiple organ abscesses founded by F-FDG PET/CT...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229640/adverse-effects-of-intravenous-vancomycin-based-prophylaxis-during-therapy-for-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Yilun Sun, Rachael L Huskey, Li Tang, Hiroto Inaba, Aditya H Gaur, Raul Ribeiro, Jeffrey E Rubnitz, Joshua Wolf
Background Children and adolescents with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are at risk of life-threatening bacterial infection, especially with viridans group streptococci. Primary antibacterial prophylaxis with vancomycin-based regimens reduces this risk, but might increase risk of renal or liver toxicity, or Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).Methods A retrospective review was conducted of patients treated for newly diagnosed AML at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from 2002 to 2008. Nephrotoxicity was classified according to pediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, End Stage Renal Disease (RIFLE) criteria, and hepatotoxicity according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events criteria...
December 11, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192600/magazines-in-waiting-areas-of-hospital-a-forgotten-microbial-reservoir
#9
Mathias Adé, Sandrine Burger, Anaelle Cuntzmann, Julien Exinger, Olivier Meunier
The hospital environment is a potential source of microbial contamination. Thus, the magazines in hospital's waiting rooms are handled by patients and visitors whose health and hygiene conditions can vary widely. In this context, we had measured the microbial load on the surface of magazines. Fifteen magazines from 5 waiting rooms of hospital are sampled by agar prints at the areas taken in hand. The agar plates are incubated at 30̊C for 72h. The colonies are counted and identified by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry (Vitek®-MS)...
December 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191537/risk-factors-and-microbiology-of-meningitis-and-or-bacteremia-after-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenoma
#10
Yu Jin, Xiaohai Liu, Lu Gao, Xiaopeng Guo, Qiang Wang, Xinjie Bao, Kan Deng, Yong Yao, Ming Feng, Wei Lian, Renzhi Wang, Qiwen Yang, Yao Wang, Bing Xing
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence, bacteriological features, and risk factors of post- transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) meningitis and/or bacteremia. METHODS: This retrospective study included 3242 patients who underwent TSS for pituitary adenoma at the Dept. of Neurosurgery of Peking Union Medical College Hospital between January 2012 and December 2016. Clinical data for patients with and without post-TSS meningitis and/or bacteremia were compared and analyzed...
November 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178882/characterization-and-susceptibility-of-streptococci-and-enterococci-isolated-from-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-showing-septicaemia-in-aquaculture-and-wild-sites-in-egypt
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Kamelia M Osman, Khalid S Al-Maary, Aymen S Mubarak, Turki M Dawoud, Ihab M I Moussa, Mai D S Ibrahim, Ashgan M Hessain, Ahmed Orabi, Nehal M Fawzy
BACKGROUND: The present investigation was an endeavor into the elucidation of the disease-causing pathogen of streptococcosis in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Egypt affecting adult fish cultured and wild fish in the Nile river. Fish were obtained from commercial fishermen, collected as part of their routine fishing activities. The researchers observed the routine fishing process and selected fish for use in the study, at the point of purchase from the fisherman. RESULTS: Diseased fish showed exophthalmia with accumulation of purulent and haemorrhagic fluid around eyes, and ventral petechial haemorrhages...
November 25, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163950/a-retrospective-epidemiologic-study-to-define-risk-factors-microbiology-and-clinical-outcomes-of-infective-endocarditis-in-a-large-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital
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Anahita S Mostaghim, Hoi Yee Annie Lo, Nancy Khardori
Objective: This study aims to define risk factors as well as their association with microbiology and clinical outcomes in a large US infective endocarditis population. Methods: Hospital records were searched for appropriate infective endocarditis-related ICD codes from 16 July 2007 to 13 August 2015. A total of 363 cases were retrospectively identified that met definite Modified Duke Criteria for infective endocarditis and were analyzed by age group, causative organism, and associated risk factors for use of valvular surgical intervention, 30/90/180-day mortality after admission, and embolic phenomena...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148386/human-case-of-streptococcus-suis-disease-ontario-canada
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Jeisa Gomez-Torres, Asim Nimir, James Cluett, Anita Aggarwal, Sameer Elsayed, Deirdre Soares, Sarah Teatero, Yan Chen, Marcelo Gottschalk, Nahuel Fittipaldi
We report a case of Streptococcus suis human disease in Ontario, Canada, caused by a serotype 2 strain genotypically similar to those commonly isolated from pigs in North America. Initially, the isolate was misidentified as a viridans group Streptococcus. Human S. suis infections may be underdiagnosed in North America.
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037763/aortic-pseudoaneurysm-endocarditis-caused-by-aerococcus-viridans-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Kapil Yadav, Megha Sharma, Sourabh Agarwal, Nirmanmoh Bhatia, Nitika Yadav
Aerococcus viridans is a gram positive microaerophilic lactic acid coccus which is known to cause an infection in lobsters called Gaffkaemia. Consumption of gaffekaemia affected lobsters is considered to be safe if properly cooked even though there hasn't been any research on potential transmission by this route. Though uncommon, A. viridans is capable of causing a virulent endocarditis associated with aortic valve destruction and abscess. There have been 11 worldwide reported cases of infective endocarditis, of which 6 were aortic and only one of them had aortic pseudoaneurysm (APA)...
August 26, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020360/epidemiology-clinical-features-and-outcome-of-infective-endocarditis-due-to-abiotrophia-spp-and-granulicatella-spp-report-of-76-cases-2000-2015
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Adrián Téllez, Juan Ambrosioni, Jaume Llopis, Juan M Pericàs, Carles Falces, Manel Almela, Cristina Garcia de la Mària, Marta Hernandez-Meneses, Bàrbara Vidal, Elena Sandoval, Eduard Quintana, David Fuster, José M Tolosana, Francesc Marco, Asunción Moreno, José M Miro
Background: Infective endocarditis (IE) caused by Abiotrophia (ABI) and Granulicatella (GRA) is poorly studied. This work aims to describe and compare the main features of ABI and GRA IE. Methods: We performed a retrospective study of 12 IE institutional cases of GRA or ABI and of 64 cases published in the literature (overall, 38 ABI and 38 GRA IE cases). Results: ABI/GRA IE represented 1.51% of IE cases in our institution between 2000-2015, compared to 0...
August 19, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981383/systemic-moxifloxacin-in-streptococcus-viridans-endophthalmitis
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Ki Yup Nam, Sang Joon Lee, Jung Yeul Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of prophylactic systemic moxifloxacin in a rabbit model of Streptococcus viridans (S. viridans) endophthalmitis. METHODS: Animals (n=60) were divided into three groups. Intravenous moxifloxacin, vancomycin, normal saline was administered to 20 animals in each group and two hours later, 10(4) colony-forming units (CFU) of S. salivarius were intravitreally injected into the left eye. Intravenous antibiotics injection was repeated on days 1, 2, and 3 after inoculation...
October 5, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978934/regulation-of-antilipopolysaccharide-factors-alfpm3-and-alfpm6-in-penaeus-monodon
#17
Pitchayanan Kamsaeng, Anchalee Tassanakajon, Kunlaya Somboonwiwat
ALFPm6, a member of antimicrobial peptide in the antilipopolysaccharide factor (ALF) family from Penaeus monodon, plays important roles in shrimp immunity against pathogens. However, its antimicrobial activity and underlying mechanism have not been reported. The synthetic cyclic ALFPm6#29-52 peptide (cALFPm6#29-52) corresponding to the ALFPm6 LPS-binding domain can agglutinate and exhibited bacterial killing activity toward a Gram-negative bacterium, Escherichia coli 363 and Gram-positive bacteria, Bacillus megaterium, Aerococcus viridans, and Micrococcus luteus, with MIC values of 25-50 μM...
October 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961701/zaaps-program-results-for-2015-an-activity-and-spectrum-analysis-of-linezolid-using-clinical-isolates-from-medical-centres-in-32-countries
#18
Michael A Pfaller, Rodrigo E Mendes, Jennifer M Streit, Patricia A Hogan, Robert K Flamm
Objectives: To report the linezolid in vitro activity obtained during the 2015 ZAAPS Program. Methods: In total, 7587 organisms causing documented infections were consecutively collected in 65 centres in 32 ex-USA countries. Broth microdilution susceptibility testing was performed. Isolates displaying linezolid MIC results of ≥ 4 mg/L were molecularly characterized. Results: Linezolid inhibited >99.9% of Staphylococcus aureus at ≤ 2 mg/L, with MIC50 results of 1 mg/L, regardless of methicillin resistance...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949429/predictors-of-visual-outcome-and-the-role-of-early-vitrectomy-in-streptococcal-endophthalmitis
#19
Emil D Kurniawan, John R Rocke, Sukhpal S Sandhu, Penelope J Allen
IMPORTANCE: Streptococcal endophthalmitis has devastating sequelae. This study aims to identify factors which may be targeted to optimize patient outcomes. BACKGROUND: This study investigated characteristics influencing visual outcomes and the role of early vitrectomy. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case series of consecutive patients was conducted. PARTICIPANTS: All patients with a culture-positive diagnosis of streptococcal endophthalmitis treated at a tertiary ophthalmology referral centre between July 1997 and February 2012 were included...
September 26, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935512/analysis-of-short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-patients-with-surgically-treated-left-sided-infective-endocarditis-a-5-year-longitudinal-follow-up-study
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Oksana Marushchak, Holy Cole, Brett Hiebert, Evelyn Lo, Yoav Keynan, James Tam, Nasir Shaikh, Alan H Menkis, Rakesh C Arora, Pallav Shah
This study aims to analyze survival, repeat hospitalization, and risk factors for surgically treated left-sided endocarditis. Retrospective review of all 166 (114 native and 52 prosthetic) patients operated between January 2004 and March 2015 was performed. Long-term survival and repeat hospitalization data for 134 of 166 patients were obtained via linked clinical databases with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. Kaplan-Meier estimates of survival and hospital readmission and Cox multivariable regression analysis of factors influencing outcomes were performed...
August 23, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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