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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820902/from-hospitalization-records-to-surveillance-the-use-of-local-patient-profiles-to-characterize-cholera-in-vellore-india
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Melissa S Cruz, Tania M AlarconFalconi, Meghan A Hartwick, Aishwarya Venkat, Hanna Y Ehrlich, Shalini Anandan, Honorine D Ward, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Elena N Naumova
Despite availability of high quality medical records, health care systems often do not have the resources or tools to utilize these data efficiently. Yet, hospital-based, laboratory-confirmed records may pave the way for building reliable surveillance systems capable of monitoring temporal trends of emerging infections. In this communication, we present a new tool to compress and visualize medical records with a local population profile (LPP) approach, which transforms information into statistically comparable patterns...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820151/a-literature-review-and-update-on-the-incidence-and-microbiology-spectrum-of-postcataract-surgery-endophthalmitis-over-past-two-decades-in-india
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Prajna Lalitha, Sabyasachi Sengupta, Ravilla D Ravindran, Savitri Sharma, Joveeta Joseph, Vikas Ambiya, Taraprasad Das
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to review the incidence and microbiology of acute postcataract surgery endophthalmitis in India. METHODS: Systematic review of English-language PubMed referenced articles on endophthalmitis in India published in the past 21 years (January 1992-December 2012), and retrospective chart review of 2 major eye care facilities in India in the past 5 years (January 2010-December 2014) were done. The incidence data were collected from articles that described "in-house" endophthalmitis and the microbiology data were collected from all articles...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820037/efficacy-and-safety-of-high-loading-dose-of-colistin-in-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Wasan Katip, Methisa Meechoui, Phatchawan Thawornwittayakom, Dujrudee Chinwong, Peninnah Oberdorfer
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of a high loading dose of colistin and no loading dose of colistin to treat multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii infections. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of patients with MDR A baumannii infections at a university-affiliated hospital from December 2014 to January 2016. In the high loading dose group, the patients received a high loading dose of 300 mg colistin base activity (CBA) followed by a maintenance dose of 150 mg CBA twice daily, and patients in the no loading dose group received only the maintenance dose...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819878/aspergillus-bronchitis-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Claudia Brandt, Jobst Roehmel, Volker Rickerts, Volker Melichar, Nadja Niemann, Carsten Schwarz
Aspergillus fumigatus frequently colonizes the airways of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and may cause various severe infections, such as bronchitis. Serological data, sputum dependent markers and longitudinal data of treated cases of Aspergillus bronchitis were evaluated for further description of this infection. This study, which comprises three substudies, aimed to analyze epidemiological data of Aspergillus in CF and the entity of Aspergillus bronchitis. In a first step, data of the German Cystic Fibrosis Registry were used to evaluate the frequency of Aspergillus colonization in patients with CF (n = 2599)...
August 17, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818599/a-new-cost-and-time-effective-method-for-multilocus-microsatellite-typing-mlmt-studies-application-of-leishmania-tropica-isolates-and-clinical-samples-from-turkey
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Mehmet Karakuş, Bahtiyar Yılmaz, Yusuf Özbel, Seray Töz
Molecular techniques are widely used in the field of parasitology to identify the genetic profile of the microbiological agents. Microsatellite typing studies are comprised of the amplification of polymorphic markers to analyze the fragment sizes using bioinformatics tools. Current methods need fluorescently labeled primers and size markers to obtain fragment peaks in ABI PRISM® systems and due to low discrimination power of gel-electrophoresis, it is not possible to differentiate primer-dimers from small fragments In the present study, we designed a new method for fragment analysis studies, which reduce the time by eliminating the classical PCR, the gel-electrophoresis and the preparation steps of fragment analysis...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818549/integration-of-dpc-and-clinical-microbiological-data-in-japan-reveals-importance-of-confirming-a-negative-follow-up-blood-culture-in-patients-with-mrsa-bacteremia
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Naoki Miyamoto, Koji Yahara, Rie Horita, Tomomi Yano, Naotaka Tashiro, Daiichi Morii, Atsuko Tsutsui, Kenichiro Yaita, Keigo Shibayama, Hiroshi Watanabe
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia is one of the commonest and most life-threatening of all infectious diseases. The morbidity and mortality rates associated with MRSA bacteremia are higher than those associated with bacteremia caused by other pathogens. A common guideline in MRSA bacteremia treatment is to confirm bacteremia clearance through additional blood cultures 2-4 days after initial positive cultures and as needed thereafter. However, no study has presented statistical evidence of how and to what extent confirming a negative follow-up blood culture impacts clinical outcome...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817307/geographic-distribution-of-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-species-identified-among-clinical-isolates-in-the-united-states-2009-2013
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Alicen B Spaulding, Yi Ling Lai, Adrian M Zelazny, Kenneth N Olivier, Sameer S Kadri, D Rebecca Prevots, Jennifer Adjemian
RATIONALE: Nontuberculous mycobacteria are an important cause of morbidity in the United States, although patient outcomes vary greatly by species. Currently, nationally representative data on the distribution of mycobacterial species from clinical isolates are limited. OBJECTIVES: Using a national hospitalization database capturing microbiologic data for nearly six million patient encounters, we describe the geographic distribution of, and patient demographic features associated with, clinical mycobacterial isolates in the United States...
August 17, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816060/the-broad-spectrum-antimicrobial-potential-of-mn-co-4-s2cnme-ch2co2h-a-water-soluble-co-releasing-molecule-corm-401-intracellular-accumulation-transcriptomic-and-statistical-analyses-and-membrane-polarization
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Lauren Katie Wareham, Samantha McLean, Ronald Begg, Namrata Rana, Salar Ali, John J Kendall, Guido Sanguinetti, Brian E Mann, Robert K Poole
AIMS: Carbon monoxide (CO)-releasing molecules (CORMs) are candidates for animal and antimicrobial therapeutics. We aimed to probe the antimicrobial potential of a novel manganese CORM. RESULTS: [Mn(CO)4S2CNMe(CH2CO2H)], CORM-401, inhibits growth of Escherichia coli and several antibiotic-resistant clinical pathogens. CORM-401 releases CO that binds oxidases in vivo but is an ineffective respiratory inhibitor. Extensive CORM accumulation (assayed as intracellular manganese) accompanies antimicrobial activity...
August 17, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814704/-clinical-evaluation-of-urosepsis-in-tane-general-hospital-clinical-utility-of-measurement-of-procalcitonin
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Yukinari Hosokawa, Takuto Shimizu, Takuya Owari, Kenji Otsuka, Yoshiki Hayashi, Kiyohide Fujimoto
We clinicaliye valuated 355 patients with urinarytract infections (UTI), suspected of having urosepsis at Tane General Hospital, and determined the usefulness of the biomarker procalcitonin (PCT) as an aid in predicting urosepsis. Clinical and microbiological data were collected. The logistic regression analysis was used to determine the risk factors of urosepsis. Of 355 patients, 169 patients (47.6%) were diagnosed with urosepsis. C-reactive protein (CRP) (OR 2. 633, p<0. 001), PCT (OR 2. 153, p=0. 003) and clinical diagnosis (calculous pyelonephritis OR 1...
July 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811246/microbial-metagenomics-mock-scenario-based-sample-simulation-m3s3
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Yair Motro, Jacob Moran-Gilad
OBJECTIVES: Shotgun sequencing in increasingly applied in clinical microbiology for unbiased culture-independent diagnosis. While software solutions for metagenomics proliferate, integration of metagenomics in clinical care, requires method standardisation and validation. Virtual metagenomics samples could underpin validation by substituting real samples and thus we sought to develop a novel solution for simulation of metagenomics samples based on user-defined clinical scenarios. METHODS: We designed the Microbial Metagenomics Mock Scenario-based Sample Simulation (M3S3) workflow, which allows users to generate virtual samples from raw reads or assemblies...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811108/methylene-blue-guided-debridement-as-an-intraoperative-adjunct-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection
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Jeremy D Shaw, Steve Miller, Anna Plourde, Daniel L Shaw, Rosanna Wustrack, Erik N Hansen
BACKGROUND: Current methods to identify infected tissue in periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) are inadequate. The purpose of this study was (1) to assess methylene blue-guided surgical debridement as a novel technique in PJI using quantitative microbiology and (2) to evaluate clinical success based on eradication of infection and infection-free survival. METHODS: Sixteen total knee arthroplasty patients meeting Musculoskeletal Infection Society criteria for PJI undergoing the first stage of 2-stage exchange arthroplasty were included in this prospective study...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811074/management-of-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacilli-infections-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-set-gesitra-seimc-reipi-recommendations
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REVIEW
J M Aguado, J T Silva, M Fernández-Ruiz, E Cordero, J Fortún, C Gudiol, L Martínez-Martínez, E Vidal, L Almenar, B Almirante, R Cantón, J Carratalá, J J Caston, E Cercenado, C Cervera, J M Cisneros, M G Crespo-Leiro, V Cuervas-Mons, J Elizalde-Fernández, M C Fariñas, J Gavaldà, M J Goyanes, B Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, D Hernández, O Len, R López-Andujar, F López-Medrano, P Martín-Dávila, M Montejo, A Moreno, A Oliver, A Pascual, E Pérez-Nadales, A Román-Broto, R San-Juan, D Serón, A Solé-Jover, M Valerio, P Muñoz, J Torre-Cisneros
Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are especially at risk of developing infections by multidrug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacilli (GNB), as they are frequently exposed to antibiotics and the healthcare setting, and are regulary subject to invasive procedures. Nevertheless, no recommendations concerning prevention and treatment are available. A panel of experts revised the available evidence; this document summarizes their recommendations: (1) it is important to characterize the isolate's phenotypic and genotypic resistance profile; (2) overall, donor colonization should not constitute a contraindication to transplantation, although active infected kidney and lung grafts should be avoided; (3) recipient colonization is associated with an increased risk of infection, but is not a contraindication to transplantation; (4) different surgical prophylaxis regimens are not recommended for patients colonized with carbapenem-resistant GNB; (5) timely detection of carriers, contact isolation precautions, hand hygiene compliance and antibiotic control policies are important preventive measures; (6) there is not sufficient data to recommend intestinal decolonization; (7) colonized lung transplant recipients could benefit from prophylactic inhaled antibiotics, specially for Pseudomonas aeruginosa; (8) colonized SOT recipients should receive an empirical treatment which includes active antibiotics, and directed therapy should be adjusted according to susceptibility study results and the severity of the infection...
July 26, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810311/-retrospective-analysis-of-13-cases-of-nocardiosis
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H Q Yang, H Z Shi, Z H Tong
Objective: To evaluate the clinical features, chest radiological manifestations, microbiological examination and treatments of nocardial disease. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted to analyze the data of patients with nocardial infection admitted to Beijing Chaoyang Hospital from January 2010 to January 2016. Results: The 13 patients, 6 males and 7 females, aged (51±17) years. Twelve cases were diagnosed with pulmonary nocardiosis, and 1 with disseminated nocardial infection. Most of these patients had complications: autoimmune diseases in 3 (2 with autoimmune hemolytic anemia and 1 with systemic lupus erythematosus), and bronchiectasis in 6 patients...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809644/-endoprosthesis-infections-guidelines-for-antibiotic-therapy-common-guidelines-of-the-czech-society-for-orthopaedics-and-traumatology-and-the-society-for-infectious-diseases-of-the-czech-medical-association-of-j-e-purkyn%C3%A4
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D Musil, M Balejová, M Horníková, A Chrdle, N Mallátová, O Nyč, V Chmelík, J Gallo, D Jahoda, J Stehlík
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY This study aims to articulate regional guidelines for curative and suppressive antibiotic therapy of total joint replacement infections. MATERIAL AND METHODS When developing the standard, used as source materials were the published foreign guidelines for antibiotic therapy of prosthetic joint infections, the analysis of resistance of bacterial strains conducted in the Hospital in České Budějovice, a.s. and the assessment of strain resistance for the Czech Republic published by the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net)...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807908/activity-of-the-%C3%AE-lactamase-inhibitor-ln-1-255-against-carbapenem-hydrolyzing-class-d-%C3%AE-lactamases-from-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Juan Carlos Vázquez-Ucha, María Maneiro, Marta Martínez-Guitián, John Buynak, Christopher R Bethel, Robert A Bonomo, Germán Bou, Margarita Poza, Concepción González-Bello, Alejandro Beceiro
The number of infections caused by Gram-negative pathogens carrying carbapenemases is increasing, and the group of carbapenem-hydrolyzing class D β-lactamases (CHDLs) is especially problematic. Several clinically important CHDLs have been identified in A. baumannii, including OXA-23, OXA-24/40, OXA-58, OXA-143, OXA-235, and the chromosomally encoded OXA-51. The selection and dissemination of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii strains constitutes a serious global threat. Carbapenems have been successfully utilized as last resort antibiotics for the treatment of multi-drug-resistant A...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807644/predictors-of-infectious-complications-after-targeted-prophylaxis-for-prostate-needle-biopsy
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Dimitri Papagiannopoulos, Michael Abern, Nathaniel Wilson, Nicholas O'Block, Lester Raff, Christopher Coogan, Kalyan C Latchamsetty
PURPOSE: The incidence of infectious complications after transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate needle biopsy is rising. We sought to identify the incidence and predictors of infection in a large cohort of men undergoing biopsy who receive targeted prophylaxis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 5,214 consecutive patients who underwent transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate needle biopsy within Uropartners, a large urology group comprised of 28 clinics within Metropolitan Chicago from January 2013 to December 2014...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807000/necrotizing-streptococcal-myositis-of-the-upper-extremity-a-case-report
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Johannes C Reichert, Götz Habild, Paul Simon, Ulrich Nöth, Jan B Krümpelmann
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing myositis is a rare but life-threatening soft-tissue infection characterized by rapidly spreading inflammation and subsequent necrosis of the affected tissue. The myositis is often caused by toxin-producing, virulent bacteria such as group A β-hemolytic streptococcus and associated with severe systemic toxicity. It is rapidly fatal unless diagnosed promptly and treated aggressively. However, necrotizing myositis is often initially misdiagnosed as a more benign soft-tissue infection as such fulminant, invasive muscle infections are rare with no more than 30 cases reported over the last century...
August 15, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805633/of-phlebotomines-sandflies-and-viruses-a-comprehensive-perspective-on-a-complex-situation
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REVIEW
Nazli Ayhan, Remi N Charrel
Old World sandfly-borne phleboviruses are classified into three serological complexes: Sandfly fever Sicilian, Sandfly fever Naples and Salehabad. Human pathogens (febrile illness ['sandfly fever'], neuroinvasive infections) belong to the two first complexes. The increasing number of newly discovered sandfly-borne phleboviruses raises concerns about their medical and veterinary importance. They occupy a wide geographic area from Mediterranean basin to North Africa and the Middle East to the central Asia. At least nine species of sandflies can transmit these viruses...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803838/current-epidemiology-of-resistance-among-gram-negative-bacilli-in-pediatric-patients-in-turkey
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Kubra Aykac, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Sevgen Tanir Basaranoglu, Mustafa Senol Akin, Ali Bulent Cengiz, Asiye Bicakcigil, Banu Sancak, Ates Kara, Mehmet Ceyhan
BACKGROUND: The increasing incidence of infections caused by drug-resistant Gram-negative organisms has led to a reemergence in worldwide. This study attempted to investigate the changes in resistance of Gram-negative bacteria to different classes of antibiotics and treatment options in invasive infections. METHODS: We performed this study retrospectively between January 2012 and January 2017 in our tertiary care university hospital. A total of 302 patients with Gram-negative bacterial bacteremia and meningitis were defined...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803460/-gastrostomy-tubes-indications-and-infectious-complications-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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M J Muñoz-Dávila, J M Xandri Ruipera, G Yagüe Guirao, C Salvador García, M Segovia Hernández
OBJECTIVE: Gastrostomy tube is the best option for long-term enteral nutrition. Among its limitations, infections represent the most frequent minor complication. Our aim is the knowledge of the number and type of gastrostomy tubes and its main indication in our hospital. In addition, prevalence of infectious complications was studied paying attention to the main etiologic agents and their antibiotic susceptibility. METHODS: Observational retrospective study from January 2010 to July 2015 through the electronic clinical history and the clinical microbiology laboratory software...
August 14, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
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