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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225541/perceived-barriers-to-adherence-to-tuberculosis-infection-control-measures-among-health-care-workers-in-the-dominican-republic
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Helena J Chapman, Bienvenido A Veras-Estévez, Jamie L Pomeranz, Eddy N Pérez-Then, Belkys Marcelino, Michael Lauzardo
INTRODUCTION Health care workers have an increased risk of infection due to occupational Mycobacterium tuberculosis exposure, including multidrug-resistant strains. Health care workers' risk of developing tuberculosis is greater than that of the general population, whether in low-, intermediate- or high-incidence countries. Adherence to infection control measures (administrative controls, environmental controls, and personal respiratory protection) is essential to reduce risk of disease transmission between suspected tuberculosis patients and health care workers, but for different reasons, both objective and subjective, adherence is low...
January 2017: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224108/implementation-of-enteral-feeding-protocol-in-an-intensive-care-unit-before-and-after-study
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Martin Padar, Gerli Uusvel, Liis Starkopf, Joel Starkopf, Annika Reintam Blaser
AIM: To determine the effects of implementing an enteral feeding protocol on the nutritional delivery and outcomes of intensive care patients. METHODS: An uncontrolled, observational before-and-after study was performed in a tertiary mixed medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU). In 2013, a nurse-driven enteral feeding protocol was developed and implemented in the ICU. Nutrition and outcome-related data from patients who were treated in the study unit from 2011-2012 (the Before group) and 2014-2015 (the After group) were obtained from a local electronic database, the national Population Registry and the hospital's Infection Control Service...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221822/clinical-characteristics-and-spatial-distribution-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-children-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-state-an-emerging-focus-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-brazil
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Patricia Rodrigues Naufal Spir, Luiz Euribel Prestes-Carneiro, Elivelton Silva Fonseca, Aline Dayse, Rogério Giuffrida, Lourdes Aparecida Zampieri D'Andrea
BACKGROUND: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is an emerging zoonosis, and Brazil harbors about 90% of those infected in Latin America. Since 1998, the disease has been spreading quickly in São Paulo state, and the western region is considered an emerging focus of VL in Brazil. Our aim was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and spatial distribution of VL in children referred to a public tertiary hospital located in the western region of São Paulo state, Brazil. METHODS: Medical records of children up to 18 years of age who were diagnosed with VL between January 2006 and December 2010 were reviewed...
February 21, 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220780/bacterial-infections-change-natural-history-of-cirrhosis-irrespective-of-liver-disease-severity
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Elena Dionigi, Matteo Garcovich, Mauro Borzio, Gioacchino Leandro, Avik Majumdar, Aikaterini Tsami, Vasiliki Arvaniti, Davide Roccarina, Massimo Pinzani, Andrew K Burroughs, James O'Beirne, Emmanuel A Tsochatzis
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the prognostic significance of infections in relation to current prognostic scores and explored if infection could be considered per se a distinct clinical stage in the natural history of cirrhosis. METHODS: We included consecutive patients with cirrhosis admitted to a tertiary referral liver unit for at least 48 h over a 2-year period. Diagnosis of infection was based on positive cultures or strict established criteria. We used competing risk analysis and propensity score matching for data analysis...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219470/comparing-external-ventricular-drains-related-ventriculitis-surveillance-definitions
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Maria M Reyes, Satish Munigala, Emily L Church, Tobias B Kulik, Salah G Keyrouz, Gregory J Zipfel, David K Warren
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the agreement between the current National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) definition for ventriculitis and others found in the literature among patients with an external ventricular drain (EVD) DESIGN Retrospective cohort study from January 2009 to December 2014 SETTING Neurology and neurosurgery intensive care unit of a large tertiary-care center PATIENTS Patients with an EVD were included. Patients with an infection prior to EVD placement or a permanent ventricular shunt were excluded...
February 21, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216248/delayed-tuberculosis-diagnosis-and-costs-of-contact-investigations-for-hospital-exposure-new-york-city-2010-2014
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Ana M Kelly, John F D'Agostino, Lilibeth V Andrada, Jianfang Liu, Elaine Larson
BACKGROUND: A delayed diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) in the hospital may lead to nosocomial exposure, placing employees and other patients at risk. A lack of prompt infection control measures for suspected cases at the time of admission may require complicated and expensive contact investigations. The purpose of this study was to estimate the person-hour costs required by infection control staff to investigate a single hospital-based TB exposure. METHODS: Electronic data were extracted from 2 tertiary hospitals and 1 community hospital in a large health care system in metropolitan New York City to identify pulmonary TB cases unsuspected at admission...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215789/a-ten-year-review-of-total-hospital-onset-intensive-care-unit-bloodstream-infections-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Anna M Civitarese, Eric Ruggieri, J Matthias Walz, Deborah Ann Mack, Stephen O Heard, Michael Mitchell, Craig M Lilly, Karen E Landry, Richard T Ellison
OBJECTIVE: The rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in United States intensive care units (ICU) have decreased significantly, and a parallel reduction in the rates of total hospital onset bacteremias in these units should also be expected. We report 10-year trends for total hospital onset ICU-associated bacteremias at a tertiary care academic medical center. DESIGN: This was a retrospective analysis of all positive blood cultures among patients admitted to seven adult ICUs for the period FY2005 through FY2014 according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network definitions...
February 16, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214273/candidaemia-due-to-candida-parapsilosis-species-complex-at-a-hospital-in-brazil-clinical-characteristics-and-antifungal-susceptibility-profile
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Débora de Souza Olartechea de Alencar, Rosianne Assis de Sousa Tsujisaki, Fernanda Luiza Espinosa Spositto, Maína de Oliveira Nunes, Adriana Araújo de Almeida, Marilena Dos Anjos Martins, Marcia de Souza Carvalho Melhem, Marilene Rodrigues Chang
BACKGROUND: Recent decades have seen a global emergence of candidaemia caused by non-Candida albicans Candida species, particularly the Candida parapsilosis complex. AIMS: To evaluate the clinical features and antifungal susceptibility profiles of isolates belonging to the C. parapsilosis species complex in patients with candidaemia in a midwestern Brazilian tertiary-care teaching hospital. METHODS: Yeast identification was performed using an automated Vitek 2 Compact system...
February 14, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214160/laboratory-based-surveillance-of-hospital-acquired-respiratory-virus-infection-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Hye-Suk Choi, Mi-Na Kim, Heungsup Sung, Jeong-Young Lee, Hee-Youn Park, Sun-Hee Kwak, Young-Ju Lim, Min-Jee Hong, Sun-Kyung Kim, So-Yeon Park, Hyeon-Jeong Kim, Kyu-Ri Kim, Hye-Ran Choi, Jae Sim Jeong, Sang-Ho Choi
Of 7,772 laboratory-confirmed cases of respiratory viral infection among hospitalized patients, 22.8% were categorized as having hospital-acquired infection. The overall incidence of hospital-acquired respiratory viral infection was 3.9 (95% confidence interval, 3.7-4.1) cases per 1,000 admitted patients. Rhinovirus was the most common virus (30.3%), followed by influenza virus (17.6%) and parainfluenza virus (15.6%).
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208985/pattern-of-inpatient-dermatology-consultations-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-from-northern-india
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Abhilasha Williams, Anuradha Bhatia, Bimal Kanish, Paulina Rose Chaudhary, Clarence James Samuel
INTRODUCTION: The importance of dermatology inpatient consultation is of significant importance yet is not well documented. AIM: To retrospectively analyse the spectrum of dermatology inpatient consultations from the various departments and to document the most commonly occurring dermatological disorders from each speciality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was done in an 800 bedded premier teaching hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab, North Western India...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208876/prescribing-pattern-of-antifungal-medications-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-oman
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Khalid A Al Balushi, Mohammed A Alzaabi, Fatma Alghafri
INTRODUCTION: Inappropriate use of antifungal agents is implicated in the global burden of antifungal resistance, adverse outcomes like persistent infections, unnecessary exposure and increased cost. Data collection from time to time is to be done in order to have a check on the resistance/sensitivity pattern of the commonly prescribed antifungal drugs. AIM: To describe the pattern of antifungal drug prescription and administration to patients attending a university hospital in Oman...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208874/topical-corticosteroid-misuse-the-scenario-in-patients-attending-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-new-delhi
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Santwana Mahar, Khushbu Mahajan, Swati Agarwal, Hemanta Kumar Kar, Swapan Kumar Bhattacharya
INTRODUCTION: Irrational use of Topical Corticosteroid (TC) is quite common in India due to unrestricted availability and use of TC not only by general public but also by physicians and chemists due to quick relief of symptoms in different dermatological conditions. AIM: The present study was conducted to evaluate and analyse the prevalence of misuse of TC and the causes behind misuse of TC among patients in a dermatology outpatient department in New Delhi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional observational questionnaire based study conducted over a period of 5 months (1(st) June 2015 to 30(th) November 2015)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205160/non-fermentative-gram-negative-rods-bacteremia-in-children-with-cancer-a-14-year-single-center-experience
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D Averbuch, C Avaky, M Harit, P Stepensky, I Fried, T Ben-Ami, V Temper, Y Peled, H Troen, R Masarwa, W Abu Ahmad, M Weintraub, S Revel-Vilk, D Engelhard
PURPOSE: Data on non-fermentative Gram-negative rods (NFGNR) bacteremia in children with malignancies are limited. The aim of this study was to present clinical picture, antimicrobial susceptibility pattern, risk factors for resistance and outcome in NFGNR bacteremia in children with cancer. METHODS: All episodes of NFGNR bacteremia occurring during 2001-2014 in children with cancer in a tertiary-care hospital were retrospectively analyzed. Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter spp...
February 15, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203538/robotic-mitral-valve-repair-for-degenerative-posterior-leaflet-prolapse
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Hoda Javadikasgari, Rakesh M Suri, Bassman Tappuni, Ashley M Lowry, Tomislav Mihaljevic, Stephanie Mick, A Marc Gillinov
BACKGROUND: Robotic mitral valve (MV) repair is the least invasive surgical approach to the MV and provides unparalleled access to the valve. We sought to assess technical aspects and clinical outcomes of robotic MV repair for isolated posterior leaflet prolapse by examining the first 623 such cases performed in a tertiary care center. METHODS: We reviewed the first 623 patients (mean age 56±9.7 years) with isolated posterior leaflet prolapse who underwent robotic primary MV repair from 01/2006 to 11/2013...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199824/protective-effect-of-metformin-against-tuberculosis-infections-in-diabetic-patients-an-observational-study-of-south-indian-tertiary-healthcare-facility
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Marupuru Srujitha, Senapati Padmanav, P Swathi, M Sonal Sekhar, M K Unnikrishnan, K Manu Mohan
BACKGROUND: World Health Organization estimated that people with diabetes (DM) are at 2-3 times the higher risk for tuberculosis (TB). Studies have shown that DM not only increases the risk of active TB but, also puts co-affected person at increased risk of poor outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To determine the protective effect of metformin against TB in DM patients and also, to investigate the relationship between poor glycemic control and TB. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted over 8 months, where cases and controls were selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the study...
February 12, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198598/coblation-%C3%A2-intracapsular-tonsillectomy-tonsillotomy-in-children-a-prospective-study-of-500-consecutive-cases-with-long-term-follow-up
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A W Hoey, N M Foden, S Hadjisymeou Andreou, F Noonan, A K Chowdhury, Greig S R, E L Sproson, D Allin, N Amin, K M Wouters, N E Jonas, D J Tweedie
OBJECTIVES: Intracapsular tonsillectomy (tonsillotomy) has been used internationally, mainly in the management of obstructive sleep apnoea, rather than recurrent tonsillitis, with little published data evaluating its use for this latter indication. We present long-term prospective data from 500 paediatric cases undergoing Coblation(®) intracapsular tonsillectomy, for both obstructive and infective indications. DESIGN: Prospective case series, March 2013-January 2016, all with completed follow up...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198193/association-between-dehydration-and-fever-during-the-first-week-of-life
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Ariane Boutin, Ana Carceller, Marie Pier Desjardins, Marisol Sanchez, Jocelyn Gravel
BACKGROUND: Trying to differentiate serious bacterial infection (SBI) from a self-limiting illness in febrile infants seen in the pediatric emergency department (PED) is a significant challenge. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of dehydration and its relationship to SBI in febrile full-term newborns under 1 week of age seen in a PED. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was carried out on all children younger than 8 days of age with fever who presented to a single, tertiary care, PED from January 2009 to April 2014...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197050/invasive-candidiasis-in-severe-acute-pancreatitis-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital
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Arvind Kumar Baronia, Afzal Azim, Armin Ahmed, Mohan Gurjar, Rungmei S K Marak, Reema Yadav, Preeti Sharma
BACKGROUND: Invasive candidiasis (IC) is associated with increased morbidity in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). There is limited information regarding the predisposing factors, Candida species distribution and in vitro susceptibility. METHODOLOGY: Current data have been derived from a larger prospective nonintervention study conducted on 200 critically ill patients which was done to study the antifungal prescription practices, collect epidemiological data, and perform an external validation of risk prediction models for IC under senior research associateship program of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research New Delhi...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195093/molecular-identification-of-candida-species-isolated-from-cases-of-neonatal-candidemia-using-polymerase-chain-reaction-restriction-fragment-length-polymorphism-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Akeela Fatima, Gulnaz Bashir, Tehmeena Wani, Abiroo Jan, Amrish Kohli, Mosin S Khan
CONTEXT: Candida spp. is an emerging cause of bloodstream infections worldwide. Delay in speciation of Candida isolates by conventional methods and resistance to antifungal drugs in various Candida species are responsible for the increase in morbidity and mortality due to candidemia. Hence, the rapid identification of Candida isolates is very important for the proper management of patients with candidemia. AIMS: The aim was to re-evaluate the identification of various Candida spp...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192049/establishing-a-hospital-response-network-among-children-s-hospitals
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Michael T Bartenfeld, Stephanie E Griese, Steven E Krug, Joanne Andreadis, Georgina Peacock
A timely and effective response to public health threats requires a broad-reaching infrastructure. Children's hospitals are focused on evaluating and managing some of the most vulnerable patients and thus have unique preparedness and response planning needs. A virtual forum was established specifically for children's hospitals during the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak, and it demonstrated the importance and utility of connecting these specialty hospitals to discuss their shared concerns. Developing a successful children's hospital response network could build the national infrastructure for addressing children's needs in preparedness and response and for enhancing preparedness and response to high-consequence pathogens...
January 2017: Health Security
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