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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920864/clinical-case-report-discitis-osteomyelitis-complicated-by-inferior-vena-cava-venous-thrombosis-and-septic-pulmonary-emboli
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Zerwa Farooq, Brooke Devenney-Cakir
Viridans group streptococcus is an infrequent cause of osteomyelitis that is found in association with infective endocarditis. Only a few studies report viridans osteomyelitis in the absence of endocarditis. Vertebral pyogenic osteomyelitis can sometimes be complicated by psoas or paraspinal abscesses. These intra-abdominal and/or pelvic collections can very rarely result in venous thrombosis. A paraspinal abscess resulting in inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis has only been reported once in the literature...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899019/antibiotic-resistance-in-severe-orofacial-infections
#2
Min Kyoung Kim, Sung-Kiang Chuang, Meredith August
PURPOSE: This study assessed the antibiotic resistance profile in patients with severe orofacial infections treated at a single institution from 2009 through 2014. Factors contributing to resistance were studied. The resistance profile was compared with that of a cohort of similar patients treated a decade previously to identify changes in antibiotic resistance. In addition, the effect of antibiotic resistance on in-hospital course was studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a 5-year retrospective cohort study...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885814/trends-microbiology-and-outcomes-of-infective-endocarditis-in-children-during-2000-2010-in-the-united-states
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Shipra Gupta, Ankit Sakhuja, Eric McGrath, Basim Asmar
BACKGROUND: We studied the incidence, trend, underlying conditions, microbiology, and outcomes of infective endocarditis (IE) in children during 11 years using Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database. This is the largest all-payer inpatient care database in the United States containing data for more than 8 million hospital stays from over 1000 hospitals. METHODS: NIS data from 2000 to 2010 of primary discharge diagnosis of IE in children aged ≤19 years old were studied...
November 25, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884664/bacterial-contamination-of-saline-used-for-epidural-procedures-in-an-obstetric-setting-a-randomised-comparison-of-two-drawing-up-techniques
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M Onofrei, M Y Wee, B Parker, N Wee, S Hill
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence to inform practice regarding the optimum aseptic technique of drawing up saline for epidural insertion. Our regional practice is to draw up saline from a non-sterile packaged plastic ampoule, therefore introducing the risk of bacterial contamination. Usually, the anaesthetist draws up saline directly from the vial held by an assistant using a needle (needle technique). Alternatively, the saline vial is emptied onto a sterile tray by an assistant and then drawn up by the anaesthetist (tray technique)...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864566/using-practice-based-evidence-to-improve-supportive-care-practices-to-reduce-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-a-pediatric-oncology-unit
#5
Lauri A Linder, Cheryl Gerdy, Rouett Abouzelof, Andrew Wilson
Children with cancer are a subset of patients with central lines with distinct risk factors for infection including periods of prolonged neutropenia and compromised mucous membrane integrity. This article relates the implementation of principles of practice-based evidence to identify interventions in addition to best practice maintenance care bundles to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections involving viridans group streptococci and coagulase-negative staphylococci on an inpatient pediatric oncology unit...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862152/cutaneous-polyarteritis-nodosa-localized-to-a-region-of-lymphedema-secondary-to-streptococcus-viridans-cellulitis-and-multiple-surgeries
#6
Andrew Matsumoto, Rami N Al-Rohil, Marina Bravin, Lori Anderson, Danielle Wroblewski, J Andrew Carlson
Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (CPAN) is a chronic, indolent, single organ arteritis that generally presents with lower extremity nodules and/or livedo racemosa, accompanied by malaise and arthralgias. CPAN is often triggered by infection, commonly Group A streptococcal species, and is considered an autoimmune reaction. Scarring from surgery and obliterative lymphangiitis from bacterial cellulitis are causes of lymphedema. Lymphedematous skin is predisposed to autoimmune disorders. Herein we report a 53yo woman who developed CPAN restricted to a localized area of the right upper arm-shoulder that had undergone multiple surgeries, complicated by episodes of Streptococcus viridans cellulitis...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835845/pronounced-heterogeneity-observed-in-high-level-daptomycin-resistant-viridans-group-streptococci
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Ronda L Akins, Katie E Barber, Kelli L Palmer
Viridans group streptococci (VGS) have demonstrated high-level daptomycin resistance (HLDR) upon daptomycin exposure. This study evaluated the extent of heterogeneity and whether dose escalation or combination therapy could prevent resistance development. Five VGS strains (daptomycin MICs 0.25-2mg/L) were evaluated. In vitro models utilised simulated daptomycin dosages of 4, 6, 8 and 12mg/kg with estimated fCmax of 4.1, 6.6, 8.6 and 12.9mg/L, respectively. Time-kill studies included fCmax simulations of daptomycin alone or combined with ceftriaxone, gentamicin, linezolid, rifampicin or vancomycin...
December 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816682/acute-meningitis-of-piglets-and-mice-caused-by-co-infected-with-streptococcus-suis-and-aerococcus-viridans
#8
Zihao Pan, Ye Ma, Jiale Ma, Wenyang Dong, Huochun Yao
The two opportunistic pathogens, Streptococcus suis (S. suis) and Aerococcus. viridans (A. viridans) were isolated from the brains of piglets suffered bacterial meningitis in a farm of China. The murine model has been established to evaluate the pathogenicity and symbiotic relationship of S. suis and A. viridans simultaneously infection. Our results demonstrated the ability of new serotype S. suis to cause the classical bacterial meningitis and death were greatly enhanced during co-infection with A. viridans in mice at a proportion...
November 2, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795476/a-decennium-of-etiology-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-patterns-in-patients-with-infective-endocarditis-at-a-university-hospital-thailand
#9
Chotirat Nakaranurack, Chankit Puttilerpong, Gompol Suwanpimolkul
Infective endocarditis is an infection with a high mortality rate. Antimicrobial therapy is important in treatment but data on antimicrobial susceptibilities are limited. This retrospective study analyzed the data of causative microorganisms and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in patients with infective endocarditis who were aged 18 years or older and received inpatient care between 2006 and 2015 at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. A total of 213 patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Streptococcus spp...
October 31, 2016: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771837/bacteremia-during-neutropenic-episodes-in-children-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-with-ciprofloxacin-and-penicillin-prophylaxis
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Worawut Choeyprasert, Suradej Hongeng, Usanarat Anurathapan, Samart Pakakasama
Bacteremia during neutropenic episodes is a cause of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We have used oral ciprofloxacin and penicillin V, from the start of the conditioning regimen until engraftment, for the prophylaxis of bacterial infection. The objective of this study was to retrospectively analyze the prevalence of and risk factors for breakthrough bacteremia during neutropenic episodes in autologous and allogeneic HSCT patients. There were 215 patients enrolled, with a median age of 8...
October 22, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742513/treatment-strategy-based-on-experience-of-treating-intracranial-infectious-aneurysms
#11
Wonhyoung Park, Jae Sung Ahn, Jung Cheol Park, Byung Duk Kwun, Deok Hee Lee
OBJECTIVE: Intracranial infectious aneurysms (IIAs) are a very rare but unique subtype of potentially life-threatening vascular lesion. However, there is no widely accepted standard protocol for their management. We reviewed our treatment experiences of IIAs from 2001 to 2015 and proposed a treatment strategy for future use. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 25 patients with 33 IIAs. All patients had predisposing infectious disease for which the causative organism had been identified...
October 11, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737290/glenohumeral-joint-sepsis-caused-by-streptococcus-mitis-a-case-report
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Oren I Feder, Konrad I Gruson
Septic arthritis of the shoulder girdle remains relatively uncommon, with Staphylococcus aureus and β-hemolytic streptococci the typical offending organisms in adult patients. Rare cases of Streptococcus viridans, an oral bacterium with low virulence, have been reported in the setting of septic arthritis, mostly involving the knee joint or the sternoclavicular joint. In this article, we report a case of Streptococcus mitis infection of the glenohumeral joint that likely resulted from hematogenous spread after oral trauma in a patient with poor underlying dentition...
September 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736784/antibodies-targeting-hsa-and-pada-prevent-platelet-aggregation-and-protect-rats-against-experimental-endocarditis-induced-by-streptococcus-gordonii
#13
Stefano Mancini, Carmen Menzi, Frank Oechslin, Philippe Moreillon, José Manuel Entenza
Streptococcus gordonii and related species of oral viridans group streptococci (VGS) are common etiological agents of infective endocarditis (IE). We explored vaccination as a strategy to prevent VGS-IE, using a novel antigen-presenting system based on non-genetically modified Lactococcus lactis displaying vaccinogens on its surface. Hsa and PadA are surface-located S. gordonii proteins implicated in platelet adhesion and aggregation, which are key steps in the pathogenesis of IE. This function makes them ideal targets for vaccination against VGS-IE...
December 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699447/antibiotic-prophylaxis-with-teicoplanin-on-alternate-days-reduces-rate-of-viridans-sepsis-and-febrile-neutropenia-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Heidrun Boztug, Nora Mühlegger, Ulrike Pötschger, Andishe Attarbaschi, Christina Peters, Georg Mann, Michael Dworzak
Intensive chemotherapy directed against acute myeloid leukemia of childhood is followed by profound neutropenia and high risk for bacterial and fungal infections, including viridans group streptococci as a common cause for gram-positive septicemia. Few retrospective studies have shown the efficacy of various antibiotic prophylactic regimens in children. We retrospectively studied 50 pediatric patients treated on the AML-BFM 2004 protocol between 2005 and 2015 at St. Anna Children's Hospital and assessed the effect of antibiotic prophylaxis on the frequency of febrile neutropenia and bacterial sepsis...
October 4, 2016: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684062/genotyping-oral-commensal-bacteria-to-predict-social-contact-and-structure
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Stephen Starko Francis, Mateusz M Plucinski, Amelia D Wallace, Lee W Riley
Social network structure is a fundamental determinant of human health, from infectious to chronic diseases. However, quantitative and unbiased approaches to measuring social network structure are lacking. We hypothesized that genetic relatedness of oral commensal bacteria could be used to infer social contact between humans, just as genetic relatedness of pathogens can be used to determine transmission chains of pathogens. We used a traditional, questionnaire survey-based method to characterize the contact network of the School of Public Health at a large research university...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668898/antimicrobial-susceptibility-against-penicillin-ampicillin-and-vancomycin-of-viridans-group-streptococcus-in-oral-microbiota-of-patients-at-risk-of-infective-endocarditis
#16
Serap Süzük, Banu Kaşkatepe, Mustafa Çetin
The viridans group Streptococci (VGS) are most abundant in the mouth; in some instances they might emerge as pathogens particularly in infective endocarditis (IE). In this study, we aimed to define and determine the susceptibility against antibiotics of VGS that are members of the oral microbiota of patients exhibiting a risk of developing IE. Forty-nine patients at risk of infective endocarditis were included in the study. Identification of the bacteria was performed using API STREP (bioMérieux, France). Gradient test strips (E-Test, France) were used to determine MIC of the bacteria against penicillin, ampicillin, and vancomycin...
September 1, 2016: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659431/increase-in-antibiotic-resistant-gram-negative-bacterial-infections-in-febrile-neutropenic-children
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Joon Hee Lee, Seul Ki Kim, Seong Koo Kim, Seung Beom Han, Jae Wook Lee, Dong Gun Lee, Nack Gyun Chung, Bin Cho, Dae Chul Jeong, Jin Han Kang, Hack Ki Kim
BACKGROUND: The incidence of bacteremia caused by Gram-negative bacteria has increased recently in febrile neutropenic patients with the increase of antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections. This study aimed to identify the distribution of causative bacteria and the proportion of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in bacteremia diagnosed in febrile neutropenic children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of febrile neutropenic children diagnosed with bacteremia between 2010 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629895/comparison-of-pcr-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry-with-16s-rrna-pcr-and-amplicon-sequencing-for-detection-of-bacteria-in-excised-heart-valves
#18
Bart Peeters, Paul Herijgers, Kurt Beuselinck, Willy E Peetermans, Marie-Christin Herregods, Stefanie Desmet, Katrien Lagrou
Identification of the causative pathogen of infective endocarditis is crucial for adequate management and therapy. A broad range PCR/electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (PCR/ESI-MS) technique was compared with broad-spectrum 16S rRNA PCR and amplicon sequencing (16S rRNA PCR) for detecting bacterial pathogens in 40 heart valves obtained from 34 definite infective endocarditis patients according to the modified Duke Criteria and six non-endocarditis patients. Concordance between both molecular techniques was 98% for being positive or negative, 97% for concordant identification up to genus level and 77% for concordant identification up to species level...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617008/using-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-maldi-tof-complemented-with-selected-16s-rrna-and-gyrb-genes-sequencing-to-practically-identify-clinical-important-viridans-group-streptococci-vgs
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Menglan Zhou, Qiwen Yang, Timothy Kudinha, Li Zhang, Meng Xiao, Fanrong Kong, Yupei Zhao, Ying-Chun Xu
There are challenges in viridans group streptococci (VGS) identification especially for the mitis group. Few studies have investigated the performance of MALDI-TOF MS system in VGS identification. Using 16S rRNA gene and gyrB gene sequencing as a gold standard, the performance of two MALDI-TOF MS instruments in the identification of 181 VGS clinical isolates was studied. The Bruker Biotyper and Vitek MS IVD systems correctly identified 88.4% and 98.9% of the 181 isolates, respectively. The Vitek MS RUO system was the least reliable, only correctly identifying 38...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27611681/opportunistic-infections-in-hiv-infected-patients-differ-strongly-in-frequencies-and-spectra-between-patients-with-low-cd4-cell-counts-examined-postmortem-and-compensated-patients-examined-antemortem-irrespective-of-the-haart-era
#20
Marta K Powell, Kamila Benková, Pavel Selinger, Marek Dogoši, Iva Kinkorová Luňáčková, Hana Koutníková, Jarmila Laštíková, Alena Roubíčková, Zuzana Špůrková, Lucie Laclová, Václav Eis, Josef Šach, Petr Heneberg
OBJECTIVE: AIDS-related mortality has changed dramatically with the onset of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), which has even allowed compensated HIV-infected patients to withdraw from secondary therapy directed against opportunistic pathogens. However, in recently autopsied HIV-infected patients, we observed that associations with a broad spectrum of pathogens remain, although detailed analyses are lacking. Therefore, we focused on the possible frequency and spectrum shifts in pathogens associated with autopsied HIV-infected patients...
2016: PloS One
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