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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549105/outbreak-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-infection-among-heart-transplant-recipients-molecular-investigation-and-management-of-an-inter-human-transmission
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William Vindrios, Nicolas Argy, Solène Le Gal, François-Xavier Lescure, Laurent Massias, Minh Patrick Le, Michel Wolff, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Gilles Nevez, Sandrine Houze, Richard Dorent, Jean-Christophe Lucet
Background: An outbreak of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) occurred among heart transplant recipients (HTR) at the outpatient clinic of a university hospital, from March to September 2015. Clinical, therapeutic, biological and molecular data were analyzed to determine its origin and control the outbreak. Methods: Clinical and biological data regarding all HTR followed in the outpatient clinic were collected. PCP diagnosis was based on microscopy and real-time PCR...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548990/outbreaks-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria
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Geeta Sood, Nikki Parrish
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the emerging literature on nontuberculous mycobacteria outbreaks in healthcare settings. As our ability to identify mycobacterial species develops, we are better able to recognize epidemiologic connections and better understand the prevalence and importance of these outbreaks and pseudo-outbreaks in healthcare settings. RECENT FINDINGS: The number of outbreaks related to nontuberculous outbreaks is increasing because of heightened awareness and better diagnostic tests for species level identification of mycobacteria...
May 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546745/bronchiectasis-and-increased-risk-of-ischemic-stroke-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Yung-Fu Chen, Hsuan-Hung Lin, Chih-Sheng Lin, Battsetseg Turbat, Kuo-An Wang, Wei-Sheng Chung
BACKGROUND: Bronchiectasis is characterized by permanent dilatation of the bronchial tree caused by recurrent airway infection and inflammation. The association of atherosclerosis and inflammation is well established. However, studies on the relationship between bronchiectasis and stroke are scant. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a population-based cohort study to investigate the incidence and risk of ischemic stroke in patients with bronchiectasis. METHODS: Data of 1,295 patients newly diagnosed as bronchiectasis between 2000 and 2008 were retrieved from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546324/risk-factors-for-pregnancy-associated-stroke-in-women-with-preeclampsia
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Eliza C Miller, Hajere J Gatollari, Gloria Too, Amelia K Boehme, Lisa Leffert, Randolph S Marshall, Mitchell S V Elkind, Joshua Z Willey
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Preeclampsia affects 3% to 8% of pregnancies and increases risk of pregnancy-associated stroke (PAS). Data are limited on which women with preeclampsia are at highest risk for PAS. METHODS: Using billing data from the 2003 to 2012 New York State Department of Health inpatient database, we matched women with preeclampsia and PAS 1:3 to preeclamptic controls based on age and race/ethnicity. Pre-defined PAS risk factors included pregnancy complications, infection present on admission, vascular risk factors, prothrombotic states, and coagulopathies...
May 25, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546303/intraocular-minocycline-for-the-treatment-of-ocular-pythiosis
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Fátima Ros Castellar, Carmen Sobrino Jiménez, Almudena Del Hierro Zarzuelo, Alicia Herrero Ambrosio, Ana Boto de Los Bueis
PURPOSE: A case of ocular pythiosis successfully treated with surgery and intraocular and oral minocycline is reported. SUMMARY: A 30-year-old man who wore corrective contact lenses traveled to Brazil and Colombia where he swam in salt and fresh waters while wearing contact lenses. He sought treatment at an emergency department after 2 weeks of suffering with a painful corneal ulcer, redness, and loss of vision in his right eye that had been treated at other centers with ophthalmic moxifloxacin for 10 days and with fortified topical antibiotics (amikacin and vancomycin) for 2 days...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545917/comparison-of-oral-antibiotic-failure-rates-in-post-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-patients-versus-controls
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David J Roy, Diana R Langworthy, Kristina M Thurber, Paul A Lorentz, Ross A Dierkhising, Manpreet S Mundi
BACKGROUND: Due to the malabsorptive nature of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), there is a potential for impaired absorption of oral medications. Clinical outcomes of patients who receive oral antibiotics after RYGB have not been adequately described in the literature. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was composite therapeutic failure. Secondary objectives included comparing failure rates between antibiotic classes and at various time points since RYGB. SETTING: University hospital, United States...
March 29, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545831/pre-post-evaluation-of-effects-of-a-titanium-dioxide-coating-on-environmental-contamination-of-an-intensive-care-unit-the-titanic-study
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B de Jong, A M Meeder, K W A C Koekkoek, M A Schouten, P Westers, A R H van Zanten
BACKGROUND: Among patients admitted to European hospitals or intensive care units (ICUs), 5.7% and 19.5% will encounter healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), respectively, and antimicrobial resistance is emerging. As hospital surfaces are contaminated with potentially pathogenic bacteria, environmental cleanliness is an essential aspect to reduce HAIs. AIM: To address the efficacy of a titanium dioxide coating in reducing the microbial colonization of environmental surfaces in an ICU...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544490/evaluation-of-outcomes-of-suction-drainage-in-patients-with-haemophilic-arthropathy-undergoing-total-knee-arthroplasty
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S M J Mortazavi, M A Firoozabadi, A Najafi, P Mansouri
INTRODUCTION: Closed suction drainage has been extensively applied for orthopaedic procedures for the sake of avoiding fluid collections around the wound at the operated limb. AIM: We believed that without application of suction drainage after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the risk of infection and haematoma formation will not increase while the need for blood transfusion because of decreased blood loss will be lesser. METHODS: In a prospective randomized clinical trial from April 2010 to April 2014, 176 patients with haemophilia who underwent TKA were included...
May 24, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542162/carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-barbados-driving-change-in-practice-at-the-national-level
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Corey Forde, Bryan Stierman, Pilar Ramon-Pardo, Thais Dos Santos, Nalini Singh
INTRODUCTION: Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) is of growing concern globally. The risk for transmission of antimicrobial resistant organisms across several continents to the Caribbean is a real one given its tourism industry. After a cluster of cases of CRKP were detected, several studies detailed in this report were initiated to better characterize the problem. METHODS: A hospital-wide point prevalence study and active surveillance were performed at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Barbados in 2013 to assess the prevalence of CRKP infection/colonization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541864/surgical-site-infection-rate-drops-to-0-using-a-vacuum-assisted-closure-in-contaminated-dirty-infected-laparotomy-wounds
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Gerardo Lozano-Balderas, Alejandro Ruiz-Velasco-Santacruz, José Antonio Díaz-Elizondo, Juan Antonio Gómez-Navarro, Eduardo Flores-Villalba
Wound site infections increase costs, hospital stay, morbidity, and mortality. Techniques used for wounds management after laparotomy are primary, delayed primary, and vacuum-assisted closures. The objective of this study is to compare infection rates between those techniques in contaminated and dirty/infected wounds. Eighty-one laparotomized patients with Class III or IV surgical wounds were enrolled in a three-arm randomized prospective study. Patients were allocated to each group with the software Research Randomizer® (Urbaniak, G...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541454/comprehensive-analysis-of-prevalence-epidemiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-mono-infections-and-co-infections-in-diarrhoeal-diseases-in-children-in-tanzania
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Sabrina J Moyo, Øyvind Kommedal, Bjorn Blomberg, Kurt Hanevik, Marit Gjerde Tellevik, Samuel Y Maselle, Nina Langeland
The role of interactions between intestinal pathogens in diarrheal disease is uncertain. From August 2010 to July 2011, we collected stool samples from 723 children admitted with diarrhoea (cases) to three major hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and from 564 non-diarrheic children (controls). We analysed the samples for 17 pathogens and assessed interactions between co-infections in additive and multiplicative models. At least one pathogen was detected in 86.9% of the cases and 62.8%, of the controls. Prevalence of co-infections was 58...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540537/rapid-diagnosis-of-acute-norovirus-associated-gastroenteritis-evaluation-of-the-xpert-norovirus-assay-and-its-implementation-as-a-24-7-service-in-three-hospitals-in-j%C3%A3-nk%C3%A3-ping-county-sweden
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A J Henningsson, A Nilsson Bowers, J Nordgren, M Quttineh, A Matussek, S Haglund
Noroviruses are a leading cause of epidemic and sporadic cases of acute gastroenteritis worldwide. The rapid diagnosis of norovirus infection is important for prompt infection control measures and may reduce the need for additional diagnostic testing. Here we evaluated the performance of the rapid Xpert Norovirus assay, and assessed the turn-around time (TAT) before and after the implementation of the analysis as a 24/7 service at all the three hospitals in Jönköping County, Sweden. We describe the implementation process which was performed in two steps during 2014...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539856/natural-regulatory-anticoagulants-proteins-among-sudanese-patients-with-dengue-virus-infection
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Bashir Abdrhman Bashir, Osman Khalaf Allah Saeed
THE COAGULATION SYSTEM: Abnormalities in natural physiologic anticoagulants are observed in dengue infection. Laboratory values such as protein C (PC), protein S (PS), and antithrombin (AT) indicate this problem on the coagulation system in dengue. Recently, an interrelationship between dengue and the levels of natural anticoagulants has been observed. OBJECTIVE: The study conducted to find out the effect of dengue on the natural anticoagulant proteins. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted in Port Sudan Teaching Hospital from February 2013 to June 2014 for 334 cases of dengue caused by dengue virus, 217 (65%) males and 117 (35%) were females along with 101 cases of control 64 (63...
April 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539536/remission-induction-therapy-with-rituximab-for-microscopic-polyangiitis-a-feasibility-study
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Ayako Saito, Yoichi Takeuchi, Saeko Kagaya, Yoshie Ojima, Hirotaka Fukami, Hiroyuki Sato, Ken Matsuda, Tasuku Nagasawa
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is systemic vascular inflammation. Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is a major type of AAV in Japan. MPA often affects the kidneys and lungs, leading to death if untreated. Induction therapy (i.e., initial treatment) for MPA has not been optimized, although methylprednisolone and cyclophosphamide are commonly used. Recently, rituximab (RTX) (a monoclonal antibody against the protein CD20) has also been used to treat refractory AAV. RTX at 375 mg/m(2)/week for 4 weeks (i...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538949/the-follicular-skin-microbiome-in-patients-with-hidradenitis-suppurativa-and-healthy-controls
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Hans Christian Ring, Jonathan Thorsen, Ditte M Saunte, Berit Lilje, Lene Bay, Peter Theut Riis, Niels Larsen, Lee O'Brien Andersen, Henrik V Nielsen, Iben M Miller, Thomas Bjarnsholt, Kurt Fuursted, Gregor Borut Jemec
Importance: Although the pathogenesis of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) remains enigmatic, several factors point to potential involvement of the cutaneous microbiome. Insight into the cutaneous microbiome in HS using next-generation sequencing may provide novel data on the microbiological diversity of the skin. Objective: To investigate the follicular skin microbiome in patients with HS and in healthy controls. Design, Setting, and Participants: This case-control study obtained punch biopsy specimens from patients with HS (lesional and nonlesional) and healthy controls between October 1, 2014, and August 1, 2016...
May 24, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538846/-clinical-and-microbiological-study-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-internal-medicine-services-of-a-venezuelan-university-hospital
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Pedro Quijada-Martínez, Ana Flores-Carrero, Indira Labrador, María Araque
Objectives: To determine the clinical and microbiological characteristics of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTI) in patients admitted to the Internal Medicine services of the Hospital Universitario de Los Andes (HULA), Mérida, Venezuela and to establish the clonal distribution of multi-resistant Enterobacteriaceae that produce this infection. Materials and Methods: Seventy-three adult patients with bladder catheterization were studied between January and July 2015...
January 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537494/survival-from-traumatic-injury-does-not-end-at-hospital-discharge-hospital-acquired-infections-increase-post-discharge-mortality
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Nitasha Dhiman, Ram C Rimal, Mark Hamill, Katie M Love, Daniel Lollar, Bryan Collier
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired infections (HAI) in trauma patients increase inpatient morbidity and mortality. However, their impact on long-term mortality is not well understood. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective trauma registry analysis of all patients admitted to an academic level I trauma center between July 1, 2008 and December 31, 2012 was performed. Patients included survived to discharge and were 18 years of age or older. Age, gender, Injury Severity Score (ISS), ventilator use, history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and HAI were reviewed...
May 24, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535969/economic-evaluation-of-infection-control-activities
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Takayuki Seko, Tomoya Tachi, Naoki Kawashima, Teruo Maeda, Minako Yasuda, Yoshihiro Noguchi, Hitomi Teramachi
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections by drug-resistant bacteria affect a patient's prognosis. Infection control activities at medical institutions in Japan are increasingly focused on the threat from these bacteria. AIM: Infection control activities incur various costs. The aim of this study was to undertake a full cost analysis that included the costs of consumables and labour required for infection control activities. METHODS: We surveyed the cost of infection control activities undertaken by the infection control team (ICT) at Nishimino Kosei Hospital in Japan, from January 2013 to December 2015...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535933/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-adjunctive-macrolide-treatment-in-adults-hospitalized-with-influenza-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nelson Lee, Chun-Kwok Wong, Martin C W Chan, Esther S L Yeung, Wilson W S Tam, Owen T Y Tsang, Kin-Wing Choi, Paul K S Chan, Angela Kwok, Grace C Y Lui, Wai-Shing Leung, Irene M H Yung, Rity Y K Wong, Catherine S K Cheung, David S C Hui
INTRODUCTION: - Macrolides can ameliorate inflammation in respiratory diseases, providing clinical benefits. Data in influenza is lacking. METHOD: - A randomized, open-label, multicenter trial among adults hospitalized for laboratory-confirmed influenza was conducted. Study treatments of oseltamivir and azithromycin (500 mg/day), or oseltamivir alone, both for 5 days, were allocated at 1:1 ratio. The primary outcome was plasma cytokine/chemokine concentration change over time (Day 0-10); secondary outcomes were viral load and symptom score changes...
May 20, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535669/acute-hepatitis-a-b-and-c-but-not-d-is-still-prevalent-in-mongolia-a-time-trend-analysis
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Oidov Baatarkhuu, Hye Won Lee, Jacob George, Dashchirev Munkh-Orshikh, Baasankhuu Enkhtuvshin, Sosorbaram Ariunaa, Mohammed Eslam, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han, Do Young Kim
Background/Aims: Mongolia has one of the highest hepatitis A, C, B and D infection incidences worldwide. We sought to investigate changes in the proportion of acute viral hepatitis types in Mongolia over the last decade. Methods: The cohort comprised 546 consecutive patients clinically diagnosed with acute viral hepatitis from January 2012 to December 2014 in Ulaanbaatar Hospital, Mongolia. A time trend analysis investigating the change in proportion of acute hepatitis A virus, hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis delta virus (HDV) infection among the cohort with respect to a previous published study was undertaken...
May 2, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
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