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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727773/the-tradition-algorithm-approach-underestimates-the-prevalence-of-serodiagnosis-of-syphilis-in-hiv-infected-individuals
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Bin Chen, Xiuming Peng, Tiansheng Xie, Changzhong Jin, Fumin Liu, Nanping Wu
Currently, there are three algorithms for screening of syphilis: traditional algorithm, reverse algorithm and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) algorithm. To date, there is not a generally recognized diagnostic algorithm. When syphilis meets HIV, the situation is even more complex. To evaluate their screening performance and impact on the seroprevalence of syphilis in HIV-infected individuals, we conducted a cross-sectional study included 865 serum samples from HIV-infected patients in a tertiary hospital...
July 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727708/efficacy-of-short-term-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-acute-subacute-zoster-related-pain-a-retrospective-study
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Dao-Song Dong, Xue Yu, Cheng-Fu Wan, Yan Liu, Lin Zhao, Qi Xi, Wen-Yao Cui, Qiu-Shi Wang, Tao Song
BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a refractory condition that impairs the patient's quality of life (QoL), it develops secondary to herpes zoster infection. Therefore, it's important to prevent the transition of acute/subacute zoster-related pain to PHN. Despite of numerous studies, the optimal intervention that reduces PHN incidence is still unknown. OBJECTIVE: We evaluate the efficacy of short-term spinal cord stimulation (stSCS) in patients with refractory acute/subacute zoster-related pain...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722790/switching-to-a-rilpivirine-emtricitabine-tenofovir-single-tablet-regimen-in-rna-suppressed-patients-infected-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-effectiveness-safety-and-costs-at-96%C3%A2-weeks
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Paula Arrabal-Durán, Carmen G Rodríguez-González, Esther Chamorro-de-Vega, Paloma Gijón-Vidaurreta, Ana Herranz-Alonso, María Sanjurjo-Sáez
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates the effectiveness, safety and costs of switching to a rilpivirine/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (RPV/FTC/TDF) regimen in treatment-experienced HIV-1-infected patients with sustained virological suppression. METHODS: Observational, prospective study. Study population included all treatment-experienced patients with sustained virological suppression who switched to RPV/FTC/TDF during 2013 in a tertiary hospital. Patients were followed until they completed 96 weeks of treatment...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722595/multidrug-resistant-microorganisms-colonizing-lower-extremity-wounds-in-patients-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-lima-peru
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Rafael Mendo-Lopez, Luis Jasso, Ximena Guevara, Aurora Lizeth Astocondor, Saul Alejos, Ana C Bardossy, Tyler Prentiss, Marcus J Zervos, Jan Jacobs, Coralith García
Multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) infections cause high morbidity and mortality, and high costs to patients and hospitals. The study aims were to determine the frequency of MDRO colonization and associated factors in patients with lower-extremity wounds with colonization. A cross-sectional study was designed during November 2015 to July 2016 in a tertiary care hospital in Lima, Peru. A wound swab was obtained for culture and susceptibility testing. MDRO colonization was defined if the culture grew with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and/or extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) microorganisms...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721474/single-stick-tunneled-central-venous-access-using-the-jugular-veins-in-infants-weighing-less-than-5%C3%A2-kg
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Will S Lindquester, C Matthew Hawkins, Eric J Monroe, Anne E Gill, Giridhar M Shivaram, F Glen Seidel, Matthew P Lungren
BACKGROUND: Despite the demonstrated feasibility of the single-stick technique in the femoral vein, its use in neonates and infants for placing central lines in internal and external jugular veins has not been reported. OBJECTIVE: Describe and assess the safety and efficacy of tunneled jugular central venous catheter placement performed under ultrasound (US) and fluoroscopic guidance in neonates and infants weighing <5 kg using the single-stick technique at three tertiary pediatric hospitals...
July 18, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721101/survey-of-malaria-and-anti-dengue-virus-igg-among-febrile-hiv-infected-patients-attending-a-tertiary-hospital-in-abuja-nigeria
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Jelili Olaide Mustapha, Anthony Uchenna Emeribe, Idris Abdullahi Nasir
BACKGROUND: Dengue and malaria are infections, of great public health concern, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where the burden of HIV infection is high. This study was conducted to determine the seroprevalence of dengue virus IgG antibodies and dengue/malaria coinfection among febrile HIV-infected patients attending the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, blood samples from 178 consenting HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy were collected and tested for plasmodiasis and anti-Dengue virus IgG using malaria microscopy and ELISA, respectively...
2017: HIV/AIDS: Research and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719991/the-diagnostic-utility-and-clinical-implications-of-wrist-mri-in-the-pediatric-population
#7
Alex L Gornitzky, Ines C Lin, Robert B Carrigan
BACKGROUND: Unexplained wrist pain is a common presentation in children. To our knowledge, no studies have explored the clinical utility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnostic workup of pediatric patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 307 consecutive wrist MRIs ordered at a tertiary-care pediatric hospital. Demographic data and the indication for imaging were recorded and grouped into admitting categories. The final impression of each MRI was scored with regard to potential impact on future treatment (0 = normal, 1 = minimal, 2 = moderate, 3 = high)...
March 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719795/estimating-the-direct-medical-economic-burden-of-health-care-associated-infections-in-public-tertiary-hospitals-in-hubei-province-china
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Hao Li, Xinliang Liu, Dan Cui, Quan Wang, Zongfu Mao, Liang Fang, Furong Zhang, Ping Yang, Huiling Wu, Nili Ren, Jianyun He, Jing Sun
This study estimated the attributable direct medical economic burden of health care-associated infections (HAIs) in China. Data were extracted from hospitals' information systems. Inpatient cases with HAIs and non-HAIs were grouped by the propensity score matching (PSM) method. Attributable hospitalization expenditures and length of hospital stay were measured to estimate the direct medical economic burden of HAIs. STATA 12.0 was used to conduct descriptive analysis, bivariate χ(2) test, paired Z test, PSM ( r = 0...
July 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719295/regional-differences-in-the-prevalence-of-major-opportunistic-infections-among-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-human-immunodeficiency-virus-patients-in-japan-northern-thailand-northern-vietnam-and-the-philippines
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Louie Mar A Gangcuangco, Ikumi Sawada, Naho Tsuchiya, Cuong D Do, Thanh Thuy T Pham, Archawin Rojanawiwat, Marissa Alejandria, Katerina Leyritana, Yoshiyuki Yokomaku, Panita Pathipvanich, Koya Ariyoshi
To identify regional differences in the distribution of opportunistic infections (OIs) among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients in Asia, the medical records of antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naïve patients who attended the following tertiary hospitals from 2003 to 2011 were reviewed: Nagoya Medical Center (NMC, Nagoya, Japan), Lampang Hospital (LPH, Lampang, northern Thailand), Bach Mai Hospital (BMH, Hanoi, northern Vietnam), and Philippine General Hospital (PGH, Manila, Philippines). Logistic regression analyses were performed to identify associations between country of origin and risk of major OIs...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718238/bacteriology-of-diabetic-foot-in-tertiary-care-hospital-frequency-antibiotic-susceptibility-and-risk-factors
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Syeda Sadia Amjad, Jamal Zafar, Nadia Shams
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot being one of the frequent and disabling complications of diabetes. In view of widespread regional variation in causative organisms and antimicrobial susceptibility, the current study aimed to determine frequency of causative organisms, their antimicrobial susceptibility and associated risk factors. METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 6 months' duration at dept. of Medicine; PIMS Hospital Islamabad. Type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients with diabetic foot ulcer were enrolled after informed consent...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717338/perspectives-about-pandemic-influenza-and-its-prophylactic-measures-among-final-year-pharmacy-students-in-karachi-pakistan
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Najia Rahim, Wajiha Iffat, Sadia Shakeel, Muhammad Iyad Naeem, Faiza Qazi, Mehwish Rizvi, Iqbal Nasiri, Lubna Bashir, Faisal Muhammad Khan, Hina Yaseen, Shazia Jamshed
AIMS: In flu pandemics, pharmacy students' knowledge, attitudes, and practices are critical to save patients life. The objective of study was to determine the knowledge of and attitude toward the pandemic influenza among the pharmacy students of Karachi, Pakistan. SETTINGS AND DESIGNS: The cross-sectional study was conducted from September to December 2014 by adopting a prevalidated questionnaire distributed to senior pharmacy students (final year) in seven private and public sector universities of Karachi...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717075/clinical-characteristics-of-bacteremia-caused-by-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-at-a-tertiary-hospital
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Hiroki Namikawa, Koichi Yamada, Hiroki Fujimoto, Ken-Ichi Oinuma, Yoshihiro Tochino, Yasuhiko Takemoto, Yukihiro Kaneko, Taichi Shuto, Hiroshi Kakeya
Objective In recent years, infection caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing organisms has become an important issue. However, comparative studies of the bacteremia caused by ESBL Enterobacteriaceae and non-ESBL Enterobacteriaceae are extremely rare in Japan. This study aimed to assess the risk factors and prognosis of patients with bacteremia due to ESBL Escherichia coli (E. coli). Methods The medical records of 31 patients with ESBL E. coli bacteremia and 98 patients with non-ESBL E. coli bacteremia who had been admitted to Osaka City University Hospital between January 2011 and June 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714488/nasal-carriage-rate-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-among-health-care-workers-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-kathmandu-nepal
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S Khatri, N D Pant, R Bhandari, K L Shrestha, C D Shrestha, N Adhikari, A Poudel
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common causes of nosocomial infections. Due to its multidrug resistant nature; infections due to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are often very difficult to treat. Colonized health care workers are the important sources of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The objectives of this study were to determine the nasal carriage rate of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among health care workers at Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal and to assess their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712191/assessing-the-role-of-education-in-adult-women-s-knowledge-and-awareness-of-human-papillomavirus-and-human-papillomavirus-vaccine
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Humera Ismail, Sarah Rafiq, Shafia Shakoor, Muhammad Tariq Karim, Rabia Raheel
BACKGROUND: Awareness and knowledge of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccine among women are not satisfactory in developing countries. The aim of this study was to assess the role of education in adult women about knowledge and awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccine. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out in women aged 19- 50 years attending the out-patient waiting area of a tertiary care hospital in Karachi from August 2014 to August 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712183/association-of-abo-and-rh-blood-group-types-to-hepatitis-b-hepatitis-c-hiv-and-syphilis-infection-a-five-year-experience-in-healthy-blood-donors-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Zufishan Batool, Saadia Haroon Durrani, Shazia Tariq
BACKGROUND: Aim of the study: The aim of the study was to find out the frequency of Hepatitis B Hepatitis C, Syphilis, HIV and malaria in apparently healthy blood donors and to find out any association between ABO and Rh blood groups. METHODS: It was a descriptive study carried out at Rehman Medical Institute laboratory. All blood donors who volunteered for blood donation from Jan 2008 to Dec 2014 were reviewed for blood groups and screening tests. Those who were eligible were then screened for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, syphilis and malaria on Architect 8200i through chemiluminescent immunoassay whereas malaria was screened by a thin film...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708218/microbial-characteristics-of-posttraumatic-infective-keratitis
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Blanche X Lim, Victor T C Koh, Manotosh Ray
PURPOSE: To determine the demographics, risk factors, clinical and microbiological characteristics, and treatment outcome of posttraumatic infective keratitis. METHODS: Consecutive patients with posttraumatic infective keratitis presenting to the Ophthalmology Department of a tertiary referral hospital in Singapore between March 2012 and March 2016 were prospectively identified. A standardized data collection form was used to document patient demographics, microbiological diagnosis, antibiotic sensitivity, and pretreatment and posttreatment ocular characteristics...
July 8, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706386/alarming-emergence-molecular-characterization-and-outcome-of-blandm-1-in-patients-infected-with-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacilli-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Huma Naim, Meher Rizvi, Mohd Azam, Richa Gupta, Neelam Taneja, Indu Shukla, Haris M Khan
INTRODUCTION: This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of metallo-beta-lactamases (MBLs) in general and blaNDM-1 in particular. It also aimed at evaluating clinical characteristics and outcome in patients infected with MBLs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 116 carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (CRGNB) were evaluated in the study. These CRGNB were tested for MBL production both phenotypically for MBLs and genotypically for blaNDM-1 gene by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
July 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705450/clinical-outcome-and-antimicrobial-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-for-the-treatment-of-infections-in-acute-burn-patients
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Anna Silva Machado, Maura S Oliveira, Cristina Sanches, Carlindo Vieira da Silva Junior, David S Gomez, Rolf Gemperli, Silvia Regina Cavani Jorge Santos, Anna S Levin
PURPOSE: In critical burn patients, the pharmacokinetic parameters (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) of many classes of drugs, including antibiotics, are altered. The aim of this study was to compare 2 groups of burn patients undergoing treatment for health care-associated infections with and without therapeutic drug monitoring. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a clinical intervention (ie, a before/after study) was conducted with patients with health care-associated pneumonia, burn infection, bloodstream infection, and urinary tract infection in the burn intensive care unit of a tertiary care hospital...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705427/invasive-disease-by-streptococcus-pyogenes-patients-hospitalized-for-6-years
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Vanessa Arias-Constantí, Victoria Trenchs-Sainz de la Maza, Nuria Elvira Sanz-Marcos, Carmina Guitart-Pardellans, Amadeu Gené-Giralt, Carles Luaces-Cubells
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The last years an increase of severe cases of invasive disease (ID) due to Streptococcus pyogenes or streptococcus b-hemolytic group A (SGA) had been detected. The aim of this study was to analyze the epidemiology and the clinical features of ID due to SGA in a tertiary Pediatric Hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study in a Pediatric hospital, of all in-patients with final diagnosis of ID due to SGA during 6 years (2009-2014)...
July 10, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705203/serum-lactate-is-an-independent-predictor-of-hospital-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-in-the-emergency-department-a-retrospective-study
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Ralphe Bou Chebl, Christopher El Khuri, Ali Shami, Eva Rajha, Nagham Faris, Rana Bachir, Gilbert Abou Dagher
BACKGROUND: Elevated lactate has been found to be associated with a higher mortality in a diverse patient population. The aim of the study is to investigate if initial serum lactate level is independently associated with hospital mortality for critically ill patients presenting to the Emergency Department. METHODS: Single-center, retrospective study at a tertiary care hospital looking at patients who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) between 2014 and 2016...
July 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
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