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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079604/prior-use-of-calcium-channel-blockers-is-associated-with-decreased-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis-a-prospective-observational-study
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Maryse A Wiewel, Lonneke A van Vught, Brendon P Scicluna, Arie J Hoogendijk, Jos F Frencken, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Janneke Horn, Olaf L Cremer, Marc J Bonten, Marcus J Schultz, Tom van der Poll
OBJECTIVES: Experimental studies suggest that calcium channel blockers can improve sepsis outcome. The aim of this study was to determine the association between prior use of calcium channel blockers and the outcome of patients admitted to the ICU with sepsis. DESIGN: A prospective observational study. SETTING: The ICUs of two tertiary care hospitals in the Netherlands. PATIENTS: In total, 1,060 consecutive patients admitted with sepsis were analyzed, 18...
January 10, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079245/gastric-and-jejunal-histopathological-changes-in-patients-undergoing-bariatric-surgery
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Rosemary Simões Nomelini Rodrigues, Élia Cláudia de Souza Almeida, Júverson Alves Terra, Lucinda Calheiros Guimarães, Ana Cristina da Rocha Duque, Renata Margarida Etchebehere
BACKGROUND: - Morbid obesity is a multifactorial disease that is increasingly treated by surgery. OBJECTIVE: - To evaluate gastric histopathological changes in obese, and to compare with patients who underwent gastrojejunal bypass and the jejunal mucosa after the surgery. METHODS: - This is an observational study performed at a tertiary public hospital, evaluating endoscopic biopsies from 36 preoperative patients and 35 postoperative. RESULTS: - In the preoperative group, 80...
January 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078558/respiratory-syncytial-virus-associated-hospitalizations-in-preterm-infants-of-29-to-32%C3%A2-weeks-gestational-age-using-a-risk-score-tool-for-palivizumab-prophylaxis
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B Resch, V S Bramreiter, S Kurath-Koller, T Freidl, B Urlesberger
To evaluate the efficacy of palivizumab in infants of 29 to 32 weeks of gestational age (GA) based on a risk score tool developed for Austria. Retrospective single-center cohort study including all preterm infants of 29 (+0) to 32 (+6) weeks of GA born between 2004 and 2012 at a tertiary care university hospital. Data on RSV-related hospitalizations over the first 2 years of life were analyzed and compared between those having received palivizumab and those without. The study population was comprised of 789 of 816 screened infants, of whom 262 (33%) had received palivizumab and 527 (67%) had not...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077517/two-phase-hospital-associated-outbreak-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-investigation-and-mitigation
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Arthur W Baker, Sarah S Lewis, Barbara D Alexander, Luke F Chen, Richard J Wallace, Barbara A Brown-Elliott, Pamela J Isaacs, Lisa C Pickett, Chetan B Patel, Peter K Smith, John M Reynolds, Jill Engel, Cameron R Wolfe, Carmelo A Milano, Jacob N Schroder, Robert D Davis, Matthew G Hartwig, Jason E Stout, Nancy Strittholt, Eileen K Maziarz, Jennifer Horan Saullo, Kevin C Hazen, Richard J Walczak, Ravikiran Vasireddy, Sruthi Vasireddy, Celeste M McKnight, Deverick J Anderson, Daniel J Sexton
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) commonly colonize municipal water and cause healthcare-associated outbreaks. We investigated a biphasic outbreak of Mycobacterium abscessus at a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Case patients had recent hospital exposure and laboratory-confirmed colonization or infection with M. abscessus from January 2013 through December 2015. We conducted a multidisciplinary epidemiologic, field, and laboratory investigation. RESULTS: The incidence rate of M...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077203/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-older-adults-systematic-review-of-efforts-to-reduce-occurrence-and-improve-outcomes
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Leisa L Marshall, Samuel Peasah, Gregg A Stevens
OBJECTIVE: Provide a systematic review of the primary literature on efforts to reduce Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) occurrence and improve outcomes in older adults. DATA SOURCES, STUDY SELECTION, DATA EXTRACTION: PubMed and CINAHL databases were searched for research studies using search terms CDI, CDI prevention, reduction, control, management, geriatric, elderly, adults 65 years of age and older. The MeSH categories Aged and Aged, 80 and older, were used...
January 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076388/risk-factors-for-multi-drug-resistant-pathogens-and-failure-of-empiric-first-line-therapy-in-acute-cholangitis
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Philipp A Reuken, Dorian Torres, Michael Baier, Bettina Löffler, Christoph Lübbert, Norman Lippmann, Andreas Stallmach, Tony Bruns
BACKGROUND: Acute cholangitis (AC) requires the immediate initiation of antibiotic therapy in addition to treatment for biliary obstruction. Against a background of an increasing prevalence of multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria, the risk factors for the failure of empiric therapy must be defined. METHODS: Using a pathogen-based approach, 1764 isolates from positive bile duct cultures were retrospectively analyzed to characterize the respective pathogen spectra in two German tertiary centers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072493/patterns-of-infections-aetiological-agents-and-antimicrobial-resistance-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-northern-tanzania
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Happiness Houka Kumburu, Tolbert Sonda, Blandina Theophil Mmbaga, Michael Alifrangis, Ole Lund, Gibson Kibiki, Frank M Aarestrup
OBJECTIVE: To determine the causative agents of infections and their antimicrobial susceptibility at a tertiary care hospital in Moshi, Tanzania, to guide optimal treatment. METHODS: A total of 590 specimens (stool (56), sputum (122), blood (126) and wound swabs (286)) were collected from 575 patients admitted in the medical and surgical departments. The bacterial species were determined by conventional methods and disk diffusion was used to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of the bacteria isolates...
January 10, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070047/-clinical-analysis-for-patients-with-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-associated-peritonitis
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Jian Liu, Xun Huang, Yao Liu, Hui Xu, Rui'e Gong, Chunhui Li
To analyze the clinical characteristics of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) associated peritonitis in the tertiary hospitals and to discuss the preventive and therapeutic strategy.
 Methods: The clinical characteristics, pathogens, resistance and outcomes of 126 CAPD associated peritonitis in 104 patients from Jan, 2013 to June, 2016, were retrospectively analyzed.
 Results: Among the patients, the incidence rates of abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea and emesis were 104 (82.54%), 56 (44.44%), 49 (38...
December 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068437/association-between-early-lactate-levels-and-30-day-mortality-in-clinically-suspected-sepsis-in-children
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Halden F Scott, Lina Brou, Sara J Deakyne, Allison Kempe, Diane L Fairclough, Lalit Bajaj
Importance: Improving emergency care of pediatric sepsis is a public health priority, but optimal early diagnostic approaches are unclear. Measurement of lactate levels is associated with improved outcomes in adult septic shock, but pediatric guidelines do not endorse its use, in part because the association between early lactate levels and mortality is unknown in pediatric sepsis. Objective: To determine whether the initial serum lactate level is associated with 30-day mortality in children with suspected sepsis...
January 9, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064293/epidemiological-and-clinical-features-of-enteroviral-acute-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-hospitalized-paediatric-patients-in-a-malaysian-tertiary-center
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J W Y Tan, R Nuryasmin, Y Apandi, V Nethiya, H Hussin, A L Zuraidah
BACKGROUND: Human enteroviruses (HEVs) have been recognized to cause a significant number of respiratory tract infections in many regions. Previous studies conducted to analyse enteroviral respiratory tract infections focused on outbreaks. Data in the Southeast Asian region is still rather limited to date. OBJECTIVES: We conducted a prospective analysis to understand the epidemiological characteristics of enteroviral lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) among paediatric patients admitted to Hospital Ampang, a tertiary hospital in Malaysia...
October 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059918/quality-improvement-initiatives-in-colorectal-surgery-value-of-physician-feedback
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Joshua A Waters, Todd Francone, Peter W Marcello, Patricia L Roberts, David J Schoetz, Thomas E Read, Caitlin Stafford, Rocco Ricciardi
BACKGROUND: The impact of process improvement through surgeon feedback on outcomes is unclear. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the effect of biannual surgeon-specific feedback on outcomes and adherence to departmental and Surgical Care Improvement Project process measures on colorectal surgery outcomes. DESIGN: This was a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected 100% capture surgical quality improvement data. SETTING: This study was conducted at the department of colorectal surgery at a tertiary care teaching hospital from January 2008 through December 2013...
February 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059917/characterization-of-readmission-by-day-of-rehospitalization-after-colorectal-surgery
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Ahmed M Al-Mazrou, Kunal Suradkar, Christine M Mauro, Ravi P Kiran
BACKGROUND: Factors associated with readmission stratified by the day of postdischarge rehospitalization after colorectal surgery have not been characterized previously. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify factors leading to readmission on a day-to-day basis after discharge from colorectal surgery. DESIGN: This was a retrospective analysis of patients readmitted within 30-days after colorectal surgery. Reasons and factors associated with readmission each day after discharge were evaluated...
February 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059916/does-hospital-transfer-impact-outcomes-after-colorectal-surgery
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Christopher J Chow, Wolfgang B Gaertner, Christine C Jensen, Bradford Sklow, Robert D Madoff, Mary R Kwaan
BACKGROUND: With increasing public reporting of outcomes and bundled payments, hospitals and providers are scrutinized for morbidity and mortality. The impact of patient transfer before colorectal surgery has not been well characterized in a risk-adjusted fashion. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that hospital-to-hospital transfer would independently predict morbidity and mortality beyond traditional predictor variables. DESIGN: We constructed a retrospective cohort of 158,446 patients who underwent colorectal surgery using the 2009-2013 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database...
February 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058471/a-comparative-study-of-outcomes-between-single-site-robotic-and-multi-port-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-an-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center
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Banujan Balachandran, Theadore A Hufford, Taha Mustafa, Kunal Kochar, Suela Sulo, Joubin Khorsand
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of single-site robotic cholecystectomy with multi-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy within a high-volume tertiary health care center. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively maintained data was conducted on patients undergoing single-site robotic cholecystectomy or multi-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy between October 2011 and July 2014. A single surgeon performed all the surgeries included in the study...
January 5, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058019/clinical-features-of-acute-hepatitis-e-super-infections-on-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Chong Chen, Shu-Ye Zhang, Dan-Dan Zhang, Xin-Yan Li, Yu-Ling Zhang, Wei-Xia Li, Jing-Jing Yan, Min Wang, Jing-Na Xun, Chuan Lu, Yun Ling, Yu-Xian Huang, Liang Chen
AIM: To examine the clinical features and risk factors for adverse outcomes in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) superimposed with hepatitis E virus (HEV). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 228 patients with acute HEV infection (showing clinical acute hepatitis symptomology and positivity for anti-HEV immunoglobulin M) with underlying CHB (confirmed by positivity for hepatitis B surface antigen and/or hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA over 6 mo) who had been admitted to the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, which represents the regional tertiary hospital for infectious diseases in Shanghai city, China...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056867/risk-factors-and-characteristics-of-blood-stream-infections-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma
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Chun-Teng Huang, Chia-Jen Liu, Po-Shen Ko, Han-Tsung Liu, Yuan-Bin Yu, Liang-Tsai Hsiao, Jyh-Pyng Gau, Cheng-Hwai Tzeng, Tzeon-Jye Chiou, Jin-Hwang Liu, Muh-Hwa Yang, Ling-Ju Huang, Chun-Yu Liu
BACKGROUND: Patients with multiple myeloma are generally immune-compromised either due to pronounced depression in primary antibody responses or because of anti-myeloma therapy. Infection is a major risk factor for early deaths among these patients. The impact of blood stream infections (BSI) on newly diagnosed myeloma patients has been less studied. We aimed to study the incidence and risk factors of BSI within 3 months after diagnosis of multiple myeloma in a tertiary referral center...
January 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054289/procalcitonin-is-a-poor-predictor-of-non-infectious-fever-in-the-neurocritical-care-unit
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Karin Halvorson, Sameer Shah, Corey Fehnel, Bradford Thompson, N Stevenson Potter, Mitchell Levy, Linda Wendell
BACKGROUND: Fever is a common occurrence in the Neurocritical Care Unit (NCCU). It is reported that up to 50 % of these fevers are associated with a non-infectious source. As this is a diagnosis of exclusion, a complete fever evaluation must be done to rule out infection. Procalcitonin (PCT) has been identified as a possible biomarker to distinguish infectious from non-infectious etiologies of fever. We hypothesized that PCT could be used as a predictor of infectious fever in febrile patients with intracranial hemorrhage admitted to the NCCU...
January 4, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053918/pulmonary-localization-of-mansonella-perstans-in-a-16-months-old-male-patient-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-bukavu-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Landry Kabego, Joe Bwija Kasengi, Patrick Mirindi, Vurayai Ruhanya, David Lupande, André Bulabula, Patrick Ngoma
INTRODUCTION: Mansonella perstans is a human filarial parasite transmitted by biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) belonging to the genus Culicoides and it is widely spread in sub-Saharan Africa. While most cases are asymptomatic, mansonelliasis can be associated with angioedema, arthralgia, swellings, pain in the scrotum or in serous cavities such as the pleura, the peritoneum, the pericardium, etc. Mansonelliasis can be really hard to treat, but it has been shown that an intensive treatment using albendazole can clear the parasite...
December 2016: Germs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053916/urinary-tract-infections-a-retrospective-descriptive-study-of-causative-organisms-and-antimicrobial-pattern-of-samples-received-for-culture-from-a-tertiary-care-setting
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Bhuvanesh Sukhlal Kalal, Savitha Nagaraj
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are common infections encountered by physicians either on an outpatient or inpatient basis. These infections have taken center stage due to increasing resistance being reported for commonly used antibiotics. Understanding the distribution and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of uropathogens would facilitate appropriate therapy. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the culture isolates obtained from urine samples received at the Department of Microbiology, St...
December 2016: Germs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052781/inpatient-urine-cultures-are-frequently-performed-without-urinalysis-or-microscopy-findings-from-a-large-academic-medical-center
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Abigail L Carlson, Satish Munigala, Anthony J Russo, Kathleen M McMullen, Helen Wood, Ronald Jackups, David K Warren
OBJECTIVE To describe the frequency of urine cultures performed in inpatients without additional testing for pyuria DESIGN Retrospective cohort study SETTING A 1,250-bed academic tertiary referral center PATIENTS Hospitalized adults METHODS This study included urine cultures drawn on 4 medical and 2 surgical wards from 2009 to 2013 and in the medical and surgical intensive care units (ICUs) from 2012 to 2013. Patient and laboratory data were abstracted from the hospital's medical informatics database. We identified catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in the ICUs by routine infection prevention surveillance...
January 5, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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