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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433610/paraoxonases-and-infectious-diseases
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REVIEW
Jordi Camps, Simona Iftimie, Anabel García-Heredia, Antoni Castro, Jorge Joven
The paraoxonases (PON1, PON2 and PON3) are an enzyme family with a high structural homology. All of them have lactonase activity and degrade lipid peroxides in lipoproteins and cells. As such, they play a role in protection against oxidation and inflammation. Infectious diseases are often associated with oxidative stress and an inflammatory response. Infection and inflammation trigger a cascade of reactions in the host, known as the acute-phase response. This response is associated with dramatic changes in serum proteins and lipoproteins, including a decrease in serum PON1 activity...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421643/empiric-antibiotic-regimens-for-neonatal-sepsis-in-australian-and-new-zealand-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Jeremy P Carr, David P Burgner, Rohan S Hardikar, Jim P Buttery
AIM: Neonatal sepsis remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality, and requires prompt empiric treatment. However, only a minority of babies who receive antibiotics for suspected sepsis have an infection. Antimicrobial exposure in infancy has important short- and long-term consequences. There is no consensus regarding empirical antimicrobial regimens. METHODS: The study included a survey of empiric antimicrobial regimens in all tertiary neonatal intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand in 2013-2014...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353459/first-report-of-kocuria-marina-bloodstream-infection-unrelated-to-a-central-venous-catheter-a-mini-review-on-an-emerging-and-under-recognized-opportunistic-pathogen
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Giovanna Pulcrano, Michela Balzaretti, Alessia Grosini, Vincenzo Piacentini, Dimitri Poddighe
We report a case of sepsis by Kocuria marina in a 45-year-old woman carrying a midline venous catheter to provide total parenteral nutrition. Despite the finding of K. marina bacteraemia, no bacteria grew from the culture of the catheter tip. As the patient was affected with severe leg ulcers, K. marina bloodstream infection from a skin breakage other than CVC was supposed. K. marina is an emerging opportunistic agent deserving attention and probably under-recognized, as it can be misdiagnosed as Staphylococcus if only conventional microbiological analyses are performed for bacterial identification...
March 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260769/morbidity-and-mortality-after-pancreatoduodenectomy-a-five-year-experience-in-bangabandhu-sheikh-mujib-medical-university
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B C Das, A S Khan, N E Elahi, M S Uddin, B C Debnath, Z R Khan
Mortality and morbidity was assessed after adoption of a systematic care for patient with pancreatoduodenectomy starting from patient selection and preparation, operative technique, and postoperative care. In this prospective study seventy patients who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy for periampullary carcinoma with curative intent between January 2010 and December 2014 were carefully analyzed prospectively. Patients were selected those who had ampullary carcinoma, lower bile duct carcinoma and small size carcinoma head of pancreas without local invasion and distant metastasis, and the patient who did not have any major disabling comorbid diseases...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236919/a-randomized-controlled-trial-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-early-cannulation-arteriovenous-grafts-versus-tunneled-central-venous-catheters-in-patients-requiring-urgent-vascular-access-for-hemodialysis
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Emma Aitken, Peter Thomson, Leigh Bainbridge, Ram Kasthuri, Belinda Mohr, David Kingsmore
OBJECTIVE: Early cannulation arteriovenous grafts (ecAVGs) are proposed as an alternative to tunneled central venous catheters (TCVCs) in patients requiring immediate vascular access for hemodialysis (HD). We compared bacteremia rates in patients treated with ecAVG and TCVC. METHODS: The study randomized 121 adult patients requiring urgent vascular access for HD in a 1:1 fashion to receive an ecAVG with or without (+/-) an arteriovenous fistula (AVF; n = 60) or TCVC+/-AVF (n = 61)...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205241/septic-transfusion-case-caused-by-a-platelet-pool-with-visible-clotting-due-to-contamination-with-staphylococcus-aureus
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Maria Loza-Correa, Yuntong Kou, Mariam Taha, Miloslav Kalab, Jennifer Ronholm, Patrick M Schlievert, Michael P Cahill, Robert Skeate, Christine Cserti-Gazdewich, Sandra Ramirez-Arcos
BACKGROUND: Contamination of platelet concentrates (PCs) with Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most significant ongoing transfusion safety risks in developed countries. CASE REPORT: This report describes a transfusion reaction in an elderly patient diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, transfused with a 4-day-old buffy coat PC through a central venous catheter. The transfusion was interrupted when a large fibrous clot in the PC obstructed infusion pump flow...
May 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124965/-bacteremia-caused-by-ciprofloxacin-resistant-salmonella-serotype-kentucky-a-case-report-and-the-review-of-literature
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Tuba Müderris, Fatma Yekta Ürkmez, Şeref Alp Küçüker, Muhammet Fethi Sağlam, Gül Ruhsar Yılmaz, Rahmet Güner, Revasiye Güleşen, Ziya Cibali Açıkgöz
Salmonella infections can be seen in four clinical types, namely gastroenteritis, bacteremia/sepsis, enteric fever and carriage. These infections can result in uncomplicated diarrhea in most cases, but can lead to invasive disease requiring antimicrobial therapy and can be life-threatening in elderly or immunocomprimised patients. Broad-spectrum cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones are crucial options in the treatment of the invasive infections. Ciprofloxacin resistance is rarely seen in non-typhoid Salmonella enterica isolates, and only in S...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978519/the-use-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patients-at-a-later-stage
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Raul Juntas-Morales, Nicolas Pageot, Sébastien Alphandéry, William Camu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To describe the use of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at a later stage. METHODS: Twenty-five ALS patients in the later stages of the disease underwent PICC insertion followed by parenteral nutrition (PN). For all of them, gastrostomy was non-feasible. Patients were followed until death and monitored for complications. RESULTS: PICC insertion was successful in all patients...
2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942705/association-of-a-clinical-practice-guideline-with-blood-culture-use-in-critically-ill-children
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Charlotte Z Woods-Hill, James Fackler, Kristen Nelson McMillan, Judith Ascenzi, Diego A Martinez, Matthew F Toerper, Annie Voskertchian, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Sybil Ann Klaus, Scott Levin, Aaron M Milstone
Importance: Sepsis and septic shock are common and, at times, fatal in pediatrics. Blood cultures are often obtained when clinicians suspect sepsis, yet are low-yield with a false-positive rate up to 50%. Objectives: To determine whether a novel, 2-part, clinical practice guideline could decrease the rates of total blood cultures and cultures collected from central venous catheters in critically ill children and to examine the effect of the guideline on patient outcomes...
February 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891260/intravenous-vitamin-c-administered-as-adjunctive-therapy-for-recurrent-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Amit Bharara, Catherine Grossman, Daniel Grinnan, Aamer Syed, Bernard Fisher, Christine DeWilde, Ramesh Natarajan, Alpha A Berry Fowler
This case report summarizes the first use of intravenous vitamin C employed as an adjunctive interventional agent in the therapy of recurrent acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The two episodes of ARDS occurred in a young female patient with Cronkhite-Canada syndrome, a rare, sporadically occurring, noninherited disorder that is characterized by extensive gastrointestinal polyposis and malabsorption. Prior to the episodes of sepsis, the patient was receiving nutrition via chronic hyperalimentation administered through a long-standing central venous catheter...
2016: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869426/an-umbilical-venous-catheter-complication-presented-as-acute-abdomen-case-report
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Mustafa O Oztan, Ozkan Ilhan, Elif Abay, Gokhan Koyluoglu
Umbilical venous catheterization has become a widely accepted intravenous route for premature babies. These catheters allow administration of parenteral nutrition and medication and facilitate blood sampling. Besides these benefits, they also have significant potential complications like portal vein thrombosis, infection, vascular or hepatic injury, arrhythmia and sepsis. One of the rare but important complication is extravasation of the fluids due to misplacement of the catheter. The typical symptoms of this condition are sudden deterioration, hepatic enlargement, hematocrit drop, hypotension and abdominal distension...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869407/community-acquired-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-in-children-a-cohort-study-for-2010-2014
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Guadalupe Pérez, Soledad Martiren, Vanesa Reijtman, Romina Romero, Alejandra Mastroianni, Lidia Casimir, Rosa Bologna
INTRODUCTION: Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections are a common, serious problem in pediatrics. OBJETIVE: To describe antibiotic resistance in community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacteremias. To compare the characteristics of SA bacteremias in terms of methicillin resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective cohort enrolled between January 2010 and December 2014. Inclusion criteria: infants and children between 30 days old and 16 years old hospitalized at the Hospital de Pediatria J...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843749/mortality-markers-in-nosocomial-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bloodstream-infection
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Bulent Durdu, Ismail Necati Hakyemez, Sibel Bolukcu, Gulay Okay, Bilge Gultepe, Turan Aslan
PURPOSE: Klebsiella pneumoniae is the most common endogen agent for nosocomial infections. In this study, mortality markers were investigated in patients with nosocomial K. pneumoniae blood stream infection (NKp BSI). METHODS: The characteristics of patients >16 years who had NKp BSI diagnosis by daily active surveillance between January 2012 and January 2016 were retrospectively evaluated. Patients who died until 28th day of the clinical follow up and those who survived until this time were statistically compared in terms of various risk factors...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832392/epidemiology-and-mortality-of-candidemia-both-related-and-unrelated-to-the-central-venous-catheter-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
S Arias, O Denis, I Montesinos, S Cherifi, V Y Miendje Deyi, F Zech
Our objective was to compare mortality, epidemiology, and morbidity in hospitalized patients with candidemia which was both related and unrelated to the central venous catheter (CVC). This was a monocentric, retrospective cohort study of candidemia. The sample consisted of 103 patients with laboratory-confirmed nosocomial candidemia hospitalized between 2006 and 2013 in a tertiary care public hospital. We included 65 (63.1 %) patients (24 in the CVC-positive group, 41 in the CVC-negative group). Demographic data and risk factors were recorded using a structured case report form...
March 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821454/sustained-nitric-oxide-releasing-nanoparticles-interfere-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-adhesion-and-biofilm-formation-in-a-rat-central-venous-catheter-model
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Mircea Radu Mihu, Vitor Cabral, Rodney Pattabhi, Moses T Tar, Kelvin P Davies, Adam J Friedman, Luis R Martinez, Joshua D Nosanchuk
Staphylococcus aureus is frequently isolated in the setting of infections of indwelling medical devices, which are mediated by the microbe's ability to form biofilms on a variety of surfaces. Biofilm-embedded bacteria are more resistant to antimicrobial agents than their planktonic counterparts and often cause chronic infections and sepsis, particularly in patients with prolonged hospitalizations. In this study, we demonstrate that sustained nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles (NO-np) interfere with S. aureus adhesion and prevent biofilm formation on a rat central venous catheter (CVC) model of infection...
January 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743808/arteriovenous-fistula-combined-with-brachial-artery-superficialization-is-effective-in-patients-with-a-high-risk-of-maturation-failure
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Masaaki Murakami, Genichi Sakaguchi, Noriko Mori
OBJECTIVE: In patients with a high risk of fistula immaturity, we created arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) combined with brachial artery superficialization. With this procedure, the superficialized arteries are used as drawing routes and the AVFs as returning routes. This is a technical report about AVFs combined with brachial artery superficialization. METHODS: Twenty-four consecutive patients with a high risk of fistula immaturity who underwent AVFs with brachial artery superficialization were included in this single-center retrospective study...
February 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742320/organ-donation-and-transplantation-from-donors-with-systemic-infection-a-single-center-experience
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X Yuan, C Chen, J Zhou, M Han, X Wang, C Wang, X He
OBJECTIVES: Donors with bacteremia and sepsis are often considered to be controversial for organ retrieval due to potential transmission of an infectious agent to the recipient. Herein we report our initial experience of organ donation and transplantation results from donors with systemic infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2014, 125 cases of donation were completed in our organ procurement organization including 90 cases of donation after brain death (DBD) and 35 cases of donation after circulatory death (DCD)...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734001/vanishing-venous-coronary-artery-bypass-grafts-after-sepsis
#18
Soo Jin Park, Ji Ye Park, Joonho Jung, You Sun Hong, Cheol Joo Lee, Sang Hyun Lim
The dehiscence of saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) is a rare, often fatal, complication of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We present the case of a 57-year-old man who underwent hemiarch graft interposition and CABG for a Stanford type A aortic dissection. Five months after discharge, the patient developed streptococcal sepsis caused by a hemodialysis catheter. Complete rupture of the proximal anastomoses of the saphenous veins and containment by the obliterated pericardial cavity was observed 25 months after the initial operation...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709274/-injuries-to-blood-vessels-near-the-heart-caused-by-central-venous-catheters
#19
J Abram, J Klocker, N Innerhofer-Pompernigg, M Mittermayr, M C Freund, N Gravenstein, V Wenzel
Injuries to blood vessels near the heart can quickly become life-threatening and include arterial injuries during central venous puncture, which can lead to hemorrhagic shock. We report 6 patients in whom injury to the subclavian artery and vein led to life-threatening complications. Central venous catheters are associated with a multitude of risks, such as venous thrombosis, air embolism, systemic or local infections, paresthesia, hemothorax, pneumothorax, and cervical hematoma, which are not always immediately discernible...
November 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652257/the-effect-of-esmolol-on-tissue-perfusion-and-clinical-prognosis-of-patients-with-severe-sepsis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Xiuling Shang, Kaiyu Wang, Jingqing Xu, Shurong Gong, Yong Ye, Kaihua Chen, Fayang Lian, Wei Chen, Rongguo Yu
Purpose. This study was aimed at investigating the effect of esmolol on tissue perfusion and the clinical prognosis of patients with severe sepsis. Materials and Methods. One hundred fifty-one patients with severe sepsis were selected and divided into the esmolol group (n = 75) or the control group (n = 76), who received conventional antiseptic shock treatment. The esmolol group received a continuous infusion of esmolol via a central venous catheter, and their heart rate (HR) was maintained at 70-100 bpm over 72 hours...
2016: BioMed Research International
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