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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227201/early-rescue-from-acute-severe-clostridium-difficile-a-novel-treatment-strategy
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Biniam Kidane, Kalvin Lung, Greig McCreery, Chadia El-Khatib, Michael C Ott, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, Chris Vinden, Daryl Gray, Neil G Parry, Kenneth A Leslie, Tina S Mele
BACKGROUND: Severe Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) can lead to significant impediments to effective treatment. We developed a novel treatment protocol utilizing bedside gastrointestinal lavage (GIL) for the management of patients with severe, complicated CDI. We describe the development and early outcomes of non-operative bedside GIL in hospitalized patients with severe, complicated CDI following the Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long Term Study (IDEAL) framework at the Idea stage...
December 11, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219900/diagnostic-challenges-in-nocardia-keratitis
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Joséphine Behaegel, Sorcha Ní Dhubhghaill, Carina Koppen
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of diagnostic confusion in Nocardia keratitis in a contact lens wearer and to illustrate the characteristic clinical findings of this rare entity. METHODS: Case report of Nocardia keratitis that was mistaken for acanthamoeba, herpetic, and fungal keratitis in three tertiary corneal referral centers before the correct diagnosis of Nocardia infection was made. RESULTS: A 29-year-old contact lens wearer was referred to our hospital for a contact lens-associated bacterial keratitis, not improving under standard bacterial treatment...
December 5, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219895/effect-of-8-week-of-hospital-based-resistance-training-program-on-tcd4-cell-count-and-anthropometric-characteristic-of-hiv-patients-in-tehran-iran-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Morteza Ghayomzadeh, SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi, Mahdieh Molanouri Shamsi, Sajjad Rezaei, Conrad P Earnest, Sima Akbarnejad, Leila Taj, Minoo Mohraz, James Wilfred Navalta, Peyman Ghasemi, Fabrício Azevedo Voltarelli
We examined the effects of an 8 w circuit resistance training (RES) program using elastic bands and body weight on TCD4+ cell counts and anthropometry in HIV patients. Patients (N=21) receiving antiretroviral therapy were randomly assigned to resistance training (RES; n=14) or control group (CON; n=7) groups. RES (3/w) consisted of training with elastic bands and bodyweight training focusing on major muscle groups. CON received standard care. Statistical analyses were performed using general linear models adjusted for age, gender, length of infection and respective baseline measures...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217941/intestinal-obstruction-in-early-neonatal-period-a-3-year-review-of-admitted-cases-from-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ethiopia
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Mustefa Mohammed, Tadesse Amezene, Moges Tamirat
Background: Failure to pass meconium by a full-term neonate within the first 24 hours should raise a suspicion of bowel obstruction. The objective of this study was to determine pattern of presentation, diagnosis and outcome of management of intestinal obstruction in the early neonatal period in the Neonatal Care Unit of Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Methods: Retrospective chart review of admitted cases from January 2011 to December 2013 was done...
July 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216782/reduction-in-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-correlated-with-the-introduction-of-a-novel-silver-plated-dressing-for-central-venous-catheters-and-maintained-for-6-years
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Rachel Karlnoski, Elia Charbel Abboud, Peggy Thompson, Asa Z Oxner, John T Sinnott, Jorge E Marcet
OBJECTIVE: To assess a novel silver-plated dressing (SD) for central venous catheters in comparison to chlorhexidine gluconate-impregnated sponge (CHGIS) dressings in preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tampa General Hospital, an academic medical tertiary care center. PATIENTS: All adult ICU patients of an academic medical tertiary care center from January 2009 to December 2010...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215335/previous-antibiotic-exposure-and-antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-of-acinetobacter-spp-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolated-from-patients-with-nosocomial-infections
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Zorana M Djordjevic, Marko M Folic, Slobodan M Jankovic
BACKGROUND: The alarming spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria causing healthcare-associated infections has been extensively reported in recent medical literature. AIMS: To compare trends in antimicrobial consumption and development of resistance among isolates of Acinetobacter spp. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa that cause hospital infections. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: A study was conducted in a tertiary healthcare institution in central Serbia, during the 7-year period between January 2009 and December 2015...
December 1, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213999/genetic-and-phenotypic-study-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-among-patients-and-health-care-workers-in-mansoura-university-hospital-egypt
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Walaa Othman Elshabrawy, Maysaa Elsayed Zaki, Mohamed Farag Kamel
Background and Objectives: Staphylococcus aureus is common pathogen that is associated with many hospital acquired infections. The virulence of S. aureus is identified with resistance to antibiotics especially to methicillin. Therefore the aims of the present study were to detect the carrier rates of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) among health care Workers (HCWs) and patients and to compare use of specific chromogenic agar for MRSA culture with PCR for detection of MRSA genes...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212531/etiology-of-respiratory-tract-infections-in-the-community-and-clinic-in-ilorin-nigeria
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Olatunji Kolawole, Michael Oguntoye, Tina Dam, Rumi Chunara
OBJECTIVE: Recognizing increasing interest in community disease surveillance globally, the goal of this study was to investigate whether respiratory viruses circulating in the community may be represented through clinical (hospital) surveillance in Nigeria. RESULTS: Children were selected via convenience sampling from communities and a tertiary care center (n = 91) during spring 2017 in Ilorin, Nigeria. Nasal swabs were collected and tested using polymerase chain reaction...
December 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212480/the-effect-of-nursing-participation-in-the-design-of-a-critical-care-information-system-a-case-study-in-a-chinese-hospital
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Yanhong Qin, Ranyun Zhou, Qiong Wu, Xiaodi Huang, Xinli Chen, Weiwei Wang, Xun Wang, Hua Xu, Jing Zheng, Siyu Qian, Changqing Bai, Ping Yu
BACKGROUND: Intensive care information systems (ICIS) are continuously evolving to meet the ever changing information needs of intensive care units (ICUs), providing the backbone for a safe, intelligent and efficient patient care environment. Although beneficial for the international advancement in building smart environments to transform ICU services, knowledge about the contemporary development of ICIS worldwide, their usage and impacts is limited. This study aimed to fill this knowledge gap by researching the development and implementation of an ICIS in a Chinese hospital, nurses' use of the system, and the impact of system use on critical care nursing processes and outcomes...
December 6, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208882/thrombocytopenia-in-late-onset-neonatal-sepsis-and-its-relationship-with-specific-organism-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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F Ahmed, A Y Raj, L N Begum
Late onset neonatal sepsis (LONS) is a common complication in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) especially in premature infants, in whom the clinical presentation can be subtle and nonspecific. Thrombocytopenia is an important complication of sepsis. The objective of the present study was to identify the organism-speci?c platelet response in neonate with culture proven LONS. In this retrospective study all the infants with blood culture positive LONS in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Square Hospitals Ltd...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208868/detection-of-plasmid-mediated-ampc-%C3%AE-lactamases-among-gram-negative-uropathogens-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-dhaka-city
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N Begum, S M Shamsuzzaman, S Afroz, A K Azad
Plasmid-mediated AmpC β-lactamase (PMABL) resistance among gram negative bacilli is an emerging problem worldwide. They likely originate from chromosomal AmpC of certain Gram-negative bacterial species and subsequently are mobilized to transmissible plasmids. There are reports of unfavorable clinical outcomes in patients infected with these organisms and treated with broad-spectrumcephalosporins. The present cross sectional study was designed to detect PMABL genes among gram negative uropathogens in a tertiary care hospital, Dhaka city, Bangladesh from January 2014 to December 2014...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207958/bloodstream-infections-at-a-tertiary-level-paediatric-hospital-in-south-africa
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Harsha Lochan, Vashini Pillay, Colleen Bamford, James Nuttall, Brian Eley
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infection (BSI) in children causes significant morbidity and mortality. There are few studies describing the epidemiology of BSI in South African children. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive cohort study was conducted at a paediatric referral hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) microbiology database was accessed to identify positive blood culture specimens during the period 2011-2012. Demographic and clinical details, antimicrobial management and patient outcome information were extracted from medical and laboratory records...
December 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207749/cirrhosis-of-liver-and-diabetes-mellitus-the-diabolic-duo
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Thazhath Mavali Ramachandran, Aninchent Harayil Rajan Rajneesh, George Sarin Zacharia, Rajendran P Adarsh
Introduction: Cirrhosis of the liver and diabetes mellitus are two chronic illnesses with significant impact on the quality of life. Studies from different part of the world have shown the combination to be associated with higher incidence of complications of cirrhosis and reduced survival. However, data on the impact of pre-cirrhotic and post-cirrhotic diabetes on cirrhosis is minimal. Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the complications of cirrhosis patients with and without co-existent DM and to compare the relation between cirrhosis patients with antecedent DM and hepatogenous DM...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207709/isolation-of-the-rare-opportunistic-yeast-saprochaete-capitata-from-clinical-samples-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-southern-india-and-a-brief-review-of-the-literature
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Umabala Pamidimukkala, Anuradha Kancharla, Sukanya Sudhaharan, Sadashivudu Gundeti, Surendra Mandarapu, Vamsi Krishna Nagalla, Sree Bhushan Raju, Sandhya Devi Karanam
Introduction: Saprochaete capitata (Teleomorph: Magnusiomyces capitatus) is a ubiquitous yeast found in environmental sources such as soil, water, air, plants and dairy products. It is also a part of the normal microbial flora in humans. The yeast is being increasingly reported as an opportunistic pathogen, especially in patients in the haemato-oncology setting, the infection being often mistakenly diagnosed as invasive candidiasis. Aim: To review the epidemiological, clinical and microbiological features of six patients admitted in our hospital over a period of 10 years (from January 2007 to December 2016), from whom Saprochaete capitata was isolated...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207702/nagging-presence-of-clostridium-difficile-associated-diarrhoea-in-north-india
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Rama Chaudhry, Nidhi Sharma, Nitin Gupta, Kamla Kant, Tej Bahadur, Trupti M Shende, Lalit Kumar, Sushil K Kabra
Introduction: Clostridium Difficile Associated Diarrhoea (CDAD) is a significant cause of morbidity in hospitalised patients worldwide. The data on clinical epidemiology of this disease in Indian subcontinent is scarce. Aim: To evaluate the risk factors and clinical course of patients with CDAD. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was planned at our tertiary care centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, whereby, all patients who had nosocomial diarrhea between 2010 and 2014 were included in the study...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206991/clinical-predictors-of-malaria-acute-bacterial-meningitis-and-treatment-outcomes-among-febrile-children-admitted-with-altered-mental-status-in-northwestern-tanzania
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Shakilu Jumanne, John Meda, Adolfine Hokororo, Kelvin Leshabari
Background: Malaria and acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) are the leading infectious causes of febrile encephalopathy in malaria endemic settings. The clinical distinction of the two conditions is complicated by overlap in clinical features. Objective: To determine the clinical predictors for malaria, ABM and treatment outcome in febrile children aged 2 months to 12 years with altered mentation at two tertiary hospitals in Northwestern Tanzania. Methods: Prospective study of 103 children to document demographic data and physical examination findings, such as level of consciousness and meningeal irritations...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205196/speciation-clinical-profile-antibiotic-resistance-in-aeromonas-species-isolated-from-cholera-like-illnesses-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-north-india
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Balvinder Mohan, Nandini Sethuraman, Ritu Verma, Neelam Taneja
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Aeromonas species have been reported to cause various illnesses in humans such as wound infections, septicaemia, peritonitis and pneumonia. Their role in causation of cholera-like illness is also being increasingly recognized. This retrospective study was done to know the presence of Aeromonas as a cause of acute diarrhoea in a tertiary care hospital and to find the common species of Aeromonas causing diarrhoea and their antibiotic susceptibility patterns. METHODS: Fifty isolates of Aeromonas were obtained over a period of 15 yr from 2000 to 2014 from patients of suspected acute gastroenteritis resembling cholera...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205192/genetic-diversity-study-of-various-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-using-eric-pcr
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Jayanti Jena, Nagen Kumar Debata, Rajesh Kumar Sahoo, Mahendra Gaur, Enketeswara Subudhi
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolates producing β-lactamase enzyme is a growing problem across the globe. Strain typing is an epidemiologically important tool not only for detecting the cross transmission of nosocomial pathogens but also for determining the source of infection. The present study was conducted to understand the clonal relationship among various β-lactamase-producing MDR E. coli isolates using enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus (ERIC) polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204224/bacteriology-and-antibiogram-of-urinary-tract-infection-among-female-patients-in-a-tertiary-health-facility-in-south-eastern-nigeria
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Angus N Oli, Vivian B Akabueze, Chijioke E Ezeudu, George U Eleje, Obiora S Ejiofor, Ifeanyichukwu U Ezebialu, Charlotte B Oguejiofor, Ifeoma M Ekejindu, George O Emechebe, Kenneth N Okeke
Background: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a common contagion among men and women with the incidence relatively higher among women due to their differing anatomy. An understanding of the kind of pathogens implicated in urinary tract infections as well as antibiotic susceptibility profiling may help the clinician make rationally correct empirical choice in their treatment. Objective: This study is aimed at determining the type and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of bacterial uropathogens isolated from female patients attending Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka, Nigeria...
2017: Open Microbiology Journal
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