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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809746/analytical-evaluation-of-the-performances-of-diazyme-and-brahms-procalcitonin-applied-to-roche-cobas-in-comparison-with-brahms-pct-sensitive-kryptor
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Ferruccio Ceriotti, Irene Marino, Andrea Motta, Anna Carobene
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a recognized marker of sepsis, and its use is expanding to antibiotic stewardship. The aim of this study was the evaluation of two methods: Diazyme PCT on Roche Cobas c702 (PCT-D) and BRAHMS PCT on Roche Cobas e602 analyzers (PCT-BR) in comparison with BRAHMS PCT-sensitive Kryptor (PCT-BK). METHODS: Imprecision was assessed at six critical concentrations following the CLSI EP5-A3; limits of detection (LoDs) were checked according to CLSI EP17-A2; linearity was tested, and method comparison was performed on 239 serum samples...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809612/a-retrospective-study-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-identification-and-management-of-sepsis-at-a-district-level-hospital-internal-medicine-department-in-the-western-cape-province-south-africa-in-comparison-with-the-guidelines-stipulated-in-the-2012-survivi
#2
Raisa Bhikoo, Sarah Versfeld, M M De V Basson, Almero H Oosthuizen
BACKGROUND: Currently there is little information on the identification, management and outcomes of patients with sepsis in developing countries. Simple cost-effective measures such as accurate identification of patients with sepsis and early antibiotic administration are achievable targets, within reach without having to make use of unsustainable protocols constructed in developed countries. OBJECTIVES: To assess the ability of clinicians at a district-level hospital to identify and manage sepsis, and to assess patient outcome in terms of in-hospital mortality and length of hospital stay given the above management...
July 28, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807042/incidence-prevalence-and-management-of-mrsa-bacteremia-across-patient-populations-a-review-of-recent-developments-in-mrsa-management-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Ali Hassoun, Peter K Linden, Bruce Friedman
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is still a major global healthcare problem. Of concern is S. aureus bacteremia, which exhibits high rates of morbidity and mortality and can cause metastatic or complicated infections such as infective endocarditis or sepsis. MRSA is responsible for most global S. aureus bacteremia cases, and compared with methicillin-sensitive S. aureus, MRSA infection is associated with poorer clinical outcomes. S. aureus virulence is affected by the unique combination of toxin and immune-modulatory gene products, which may differ by geographic location and healthcare- or community-associated acquisition...
August 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804554/effect-of-omiganan-on-colonic-anastomosis-healing-in-a-rat-model-of-peritonitis
#4
Teresa Lorenzi, Maria Michela Cappelletti Trombettoni, Roberto Ghiselli, Francesca Paolinelli, Rosaria Gesuita, Oscar Cirioni, Mauro Provinciali, Wojciech Kamysz, Elzbieta Kamysz, Cristiano Piangatelli, Mario Castellucci Md, Mario Guerrieri, Manrico Morroni
BACKGROUND: This study investigates the effects of the antimicrobial cationic peptide omiganan-alone and combined with the antibiotic imipenem-on colonic anastomosis healing in presence of intraperitoneal sepsis induced in a rodent model of cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). METHODS: Forty male Wistar rats were divided into 5 groups of 8 animals. Group 1 (control group) underwent laparotomy and cecal mobilization and the next day received left colon anastomosis...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798879/prostatic-abscess-after-stapled-hemorrhoidopexy-caused-by-esbl-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-an-additional-challenge-to-postoperative-sepsis
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Asem Saleh, Abdelnasir Kibeida, Elsaid Amin, Abdalla Khalil, Rafat Abu Shakra, Mohamed Elwakil
Postoperative septic complications of hemorrhoids surgical interventions are rare, but very serious with high mortality rate. Early diagnosis and prompt therapy are essential to save patient's life. There are a good number of articles and case reports about these septic complications. We are presenting a case report of a prostatic abscess caused by extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producing Klebsiella pneumoniae after hemorrhoidopexy. Our patient was a healthy middle aged Saudi male who has no significant medical history apart from morbid obesity and recurrent urinary tract infections...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797245/fungal-biomarker-discovery-by-integration-of-classifiers
#6
João Pedro Saraiva, Marcus Oswald, Antje Biering, Daniela Röll, Cora Assmann, Tilman Klassert, Markus Blaess, Kristin Czakai, Ralf Claus, Jürgen Löffler, Hortense Slevogt, Rainer König
BACKGROUND: The human immune system is responsible for protecting the host from infection. However, in immunocompromised individuals the risk of infection increases substantially with possible drastic consequences. In extreme, systemic infection can lead to sepsis which is responsible for innumerous deaths worldwide. Amongst its causes are infections by bacteria and fungi. To increase survival, it is mandatory to identify the type of infection rapidly. Discriminating between fungal and bacterial pathogens is key to determine if antifungals or antibiotics should be administered, respectively...
August 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797204/immunologic-biomarkers-for-diagnostic-of-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis
#7
Mohammad Yousef Memar, Naser Alizadeh, Mojtaba Varshochi, Hossein Samadi Kafil
Accurate identification of early onset neonatal sepsis (EOS) is challenging. Blood culture has been considered as a gold standard method but the identification of EOS is intricate by a high false-negative results. This review provides an overview of biomarkers as indicators for the diagnosis of EOS. There is an affluence of studies appraising diagnostic indicators in the identification of EOS. Acute-phase reactants, cytokines and cell surface antigens have been investigated as indicators for EOS, but none of them are presently in routine clinical setting...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796391/impact-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-cr-kp-infections-in-kidney-transplantation
#8
Giovanni Varotti, Ferdinando Dodi, Alessia Terulla, Gregorio Santori, Gabriele Mariottini, Massimo Bertocchi, Anna Marchese, Iris Fontana
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-KP) infections in solid organ transplant patients are progressively increasing and are associated with worse outcomes, although potential risk factors and therapeutic strategies are still not well defined. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective matched-pair analysis in which we compared 26 recipients CR-KP-positive after kidney transplantation (KT) with 52 CR-KP-negative patients transplanted in the same period, during a CR-KP outbreak occurred in our hospital...
August 10, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795679/-research-progress-of-presepsin-in-sepsis-diagnosis
#9
Hui Yu, Yuanlin Zeng, Congyang Zhou
Sepsis is a frequently met syndrome with complex clinical symptoms and high mortality in emergency department. Early diagnosis of sepsis and timely treatment can improve survival. In recent years, the application of biomarkers [such as procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6)] are commonly used in the early diagnosis of sepsis, but their specificity and sensitivity are limited because of the long lag of report time. Soluble leukocyte differentiation antigen 14 sub type (sCD14-ST, namely presepsin) is a kind of novel biomarkers...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794881/procalcitonin-a-promising-diagnostic-marker-for-sepsis-and-antibiotic-therapy
#10
REVIEW
Ashitha L Vijayan, Vanimaya, Shilpa Ravindran, R Saikant, S Lakshmi, R Kartik, Manoj G
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a global healthcare problem, characterized by whole body inflammation in response to microbial infection, which leads to organ dysfunction. It is becoming a frequent complication in hospitalized patients. Early and differential diagnosis of sepsis is needed critically to avoid unnecessary usage of antimicrobial agents and for proper antibiotic treatments through the screening of biomarkers that sustains with diagnostic significance. MAIN BODY OF ABSTRACT: Current targeting conventional markers (C-reactive protein, white blood cell, tumour necrosis factor-α, interleukins, etc...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792379/streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-lytic-antibiotic-therapy-are-we-adding-insult-to-injury-during-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-and-sepsis
#11
Lauren April Brown, Andrea M Mitchell, Tim J Mitchell
Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae), otherwise known as 'the pneumococcus', is a fascinating microbe that continues to pose a significant problem to public health. Currently there are no specific National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) or British Thoracic Society (BTS) clinical guidelines referring to the treatment of invasive pneumococcal infection. NICE clinical guidelines suggest the use of lytic β-lactam antibiotic regimens for the management of community-acquired pneumonia and bacterial meningitis; infections for which S...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790283/-postoperative-atelectasis-and-pneumonia-after-general-thoracic-surgery
#12
Yasushi Hoshikawa, Daisuke Tochii
Atelectasis and pneumonia are common postoperative complications occurred in patients undergoing general thoracic surgery. Strategies to reduce the risk of postoperative pulmonary complications including these 2 disorders consist of smoking cessation, optimization of underlying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease( COPD), adequate pain control, intensive oral care, and so on. Preoperative treatments for patients with COPD are the same as those for COPD patients being not about to have surgery, which mainly consist of long-acting bronchodilators and pulmonary rehabilitation...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790011/management-of-septic-shock-in-an-intermediate-care-unit
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Eric Meaudre, Cédric Nguyen, Claire Contargyris, Ambroise Montcriol, Erwan d'Aranda, Pierre Esnault, Mourad Bensalah, Bertrand Prunet, Julien Bordes, Philippe Goutorbe
BACKGROUND: While guidelines advocate goal-directed resuscitation based on timed bundles, the management of SS outside an ICU setting has been poorly studied in intermediate care units (IMCU). PATIENTS AND METHOD: We reviewed all cases of septic shock patients admitted to our IMCU between January 2013 and June 2014. The characteristics of sepsis, compliance of bundles, and outcomes were collected. The IMCU population was compared with the SS patients admitted to the ICU during the same period...
August 5, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777909/cave-canem-hbo%C3%A2-therapy-efficacy-on-capnocytophaga-canimorsus-infections-a-case-series
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Mariano Marmo, Romolo Villani, Raffaele Maria Di Minno, Giuseppe Noschese, Matteo Paganini, Silvia Quartesan, Alex Rizzato, Gerardo Bosco
BACKGROUND: Dog bites are a frequent injury, but the incidence and type of lesions vary across countries. Although only few patients develop complications, the treatment of advanced injuries has a considerable medical, social and economic impact. A frequently isolated pathogen in dog bite wounds is Capnocytophaga canimorsus, a bacterium that can cause sepsis or meningitis. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) therapy has been shown to be useful in treating anaerobic infections, most likely because it creates an inhospitable environment for the bacterium and enhances the patient's immune response...
March 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775081/cervical-facet-joint-septic-arthritis-a-real-pain-in-the-neck
#15
Sahiba Sethi, Mathew Kurian Vithayathil
A 64-year-old man with a complex medical history and previous cervical arthritis with discectomy presents with a 2-day history of neck and lower back pain and shortness of breath, associated with left-sided muscle weakness. He has a fever with severe sepsis causing acute renal failure. MRI spine shows evidence of left cervical facet joint septic arthritis at C6-T1. He required 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics and intensive support with ventilation and haemofiltration. After completion of antibiotics, he made a full recovery and regained neurological function before discharge...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770413/escherichia-coli-early-onset-sepsis-trends-over-two-decades
#16
Natalia Mendoza-Palomar, Milena Balasch-Carulla, Sabina González-Di Lauro, Maria Concepció Céspedes, Antònia Andreu, Marie Antoinette Frick, Maria Ángeles Linde, Pere Soler-Palacin
Escherichia coli early-onset sepsis (EOS) is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in neonates, especially in preterm and very low birth weight (VLBW) newborns. The aim of our study was to evaluate potential changes in the clinical and microbiological characteristics of E. coli EOS in our setting. Epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological data from all neonates with proven E. coli EOS from January 1994 to December 2014 were retrospectively collected in a single tertiary care hospital in Barcelona (Spain)...
August 2, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768852/septic-episodes-in-a-premature-infant-after-in-utero-exposure-to-rituximab
#17
Susanne Hay, Sandra Burchett, Oreofe Odejide, Sule Cataltepe
Rituximab is an increasingly used immunotherapeutic agent for women of reproductive age for treatment of autoimmune diseases, leukemias, and lymphomas. Rituximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody that targets B-cell surface antigen CD20 and can cross the placenta. Current evidence of the impact of this medication on the developing fetus is limited, but there is little to suggest that fetal exposure to this medication places an infant at increased risk of immunosuppression and subsequent infection. Here we report a case of in utero rituximab exposure that was associated with 2 severe septic episodes with Enterococcus faecalis, in a premature infant of 29 weeks' gestational age with a birth weight of 820 g...
August 2, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764166/phytotherapy-in-streptococcusagalactiae-an-overview-of-the-medicinal-plants-effective-against-streptococcus-agalactiae
#18
REVIEW
Somayeh Delfani, Mahmoud Bahmani, Reza Mohammadrezaei-Khorramabadi, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei
Streptococcus agalactiae is a spherical and Gram-positive bacterium that causes postpartum sepsis, endometritis, chorioamnionitis and premature delivery in pregnant women. The use of herbs and natural ingredients for the treatment of various disorders has been common. The present review is a report on the medicinal plants with anti-Streptococcus agalactiae effects. In this review, the search was carried out in Web of Science, PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar and Science direct by keywords such as bacteria, Streptococcus agalactiae and medicinal plants...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759393/chorioamnionitis-and-management-of-asymptomatic-infants-%C3%A2-35-weeks-without-empiric-antibiotics
#19
Amanda I Jan, Rangasamy Ramanathan, Rowena G Cayabyab
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Management of asymptomatic infants ≥35 weeks' gestation born to mothers with chorioamnionitis remains controversial, with many clinicians considering the need for changes to the current guidelines. The study objective was to evaluate the outcomes of asymptomatic chorioamnionitis-exposed neonates without the use of immediate empirical antibiotics. METHODS: A retrospective data review was conducted from May 2008 to December 2014, including asymptomatic infants ≥35 weeks' gestation with a maternal diagnosis of clinical chorioamnionitis...
July 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757819/advances-and-pitfalls-in-using-laboratory-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-sepsis
#20
Dunja Rogić, Gordana Fressl Juroš, József Petrik, Ana Lončar Vrančić
Sepsis is a critical patient condition with high mortality rate caused by a complex and inadequate host response to infection. Since early identification and start of antibiotic therapy in the first few hours after sepsis development dramatically improves outcomes, it is of utter importance to offer fast, reliable and specific early laboratory biomarkers to help clinicians in sepsis recognition. On the other hand, the biomarkers should also be helpful in excluding sepsis and/or confirming therapy effectiveness, and thus prevent overprescribing of antibiotics...
May 2017: EJIFCC
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