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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341844/empiric-antibiotics-for-sepsis
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Sara A Buckman, Isaiah R Turnbull, John E Mazuski
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. Early recognition and treatment are the cornerstones of management. METHODS: Review of the English-language literature. RESULTS: For both sepsis and septic shock "antimicrobials [should be] be initiated as soon as possible and within one hour" (Surviving Sepsis Campaign). The risk of progression from severe sepsis to septic shock increases 8% for each hour before antibiotics are started...
January 17, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321120/evaluating-vancomycin-and-piperacillin-tazobactam-in-emergency-department-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Christina Le, Frank Chu, Ronald Dunlay, Julian Villar, Peter Fedullo, Gabriel Wardi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and cause of inadequate initial antibiotic therapy with vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock in the emergency department (ED), characterize its impact on patient outcomes, and identify patients who would benefit from an alternative initial empiric regimen. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study conducted between 2012 and 2015 in which 342 patients with culture-positive severe sepsis or septic shock who received initial vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam were reviewed to determine appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy, risk factors for inappropriate use, and outcome data...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305368/treatment-of-a-complex-orthopaedic-infection-due-to-extensively-drug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Sidra Hassan, Mani D Kahn, Nidhi Saraiya, Priya Nori
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 51 000 healthcare-associated infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa occur annually in the USA, more than 6000 of which (13%) are caused by multidrug resistant (MDR) strains. Ceftolozane/tazobactam (TOL/TAZ) (Zerbaxa) was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2014 for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections. At this time, clinical data on the role of TOL/TAZ treatment outside of FDA-approved indications is limited...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298133/epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-isolation-of-multi-drug-resistant-organisms-in-patients-with-complicated-intra-abdominal-infections
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Francesco M Labricciosa, Massimo Sartelli, Lilian M Abbo, Pamela Barbadoro, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena
BACKGROUND: Patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) caused by multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDROs) have been identified as being at increased risk for adverse outcomes. Prompt identification and stratification of these patients is essential in the clinical management, allowing the physician timely optimization of empiric antimicrobial therapy while awaiting results of intra-operative cultures to streamline antibiotic treatment. METHODS: The study is a secondary analysis from two prospective multi-center color surveillance studies...
January 3, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290237/antibiotic-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-parameters-in-pediatric-clinical-practice
#5
R Cohen, E Grimprel
Progress in the knowledge of antibiotic mechanisms of action allows to determine the pharmacodynamics/pharmacokinetic (PK/PD) parameters predictive of antibiotic efficacy in bacterial infections. According to the antibiotic compound, the bacterial species implicated, the location of the infection, and the severity of the disease, these parameters may vary. The PK/PD parameters described in this paper, focus only on blood compartments. These PK/PD parameters best predict efficacy in the most frequent infections (e...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277527/high-excess-costs-of-infections-caused-by-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacilli-in-an-endemic-region
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Carlos Andrés Vargas-Alzate, Luis Felipe Higuita-Gutiérrez, Lucelly López López, Astrid Vanessa Cienfuegos Gallet, Judy Natalia Jiménez Quiceno
BACKGROUND: The financial burden of antibiotic resistance is a serious concern worldwide. The aim of this study is to describe the excess costs associated with pneumonia, bacteremia, surgical site infections and intra-abdominal infections caused by carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacilli in Medellín, Colombia, an endemic region for carbapenem resistance. METHODS: A cohort study was conducted in a third level hospital from 2014 to 2015. All patients with carbapenem-resistant and carbapenem-susceptible gram-negative bacteria infections were included...
December 22, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117671/changing-trends-in-clinical-characteristics-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteremia
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Miri Hyun, Chang In Noh, Seong Yeol Ryu, Hyun Ah Kim
Background/Aims: Klebsiella pneumoniae is second most common organism of gram-negative bacteremia in Korea and one of the most common cause of urinary tract infection, and intra-abdominal infection. Methods: We compared clinical and microbiological characteristics about K. pneumoniae bacteremia in a tertiary hospital between 10 years. Group A is who had K. pneumoniae bacteremia at least one time from January 2004 to December 2005. Group B is from January 2012 to December 2013...
November 10, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020201/novel-method-suggests-global-superiority-of-short-duration-antibiotics-for-intra-abdominal-infections
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Arthur R Celestin, Stephen R Odom, Konstantia Angelidou, Scott R Evans, Raul Coimbra, Christopher A Guidry, Joseph Cuschieri, Kaysie L Banton, Patrick J O'Neill, Reza Askari, Nicholas Namias, Therèse M Duane, Jeffrey A Claridge, E Patchen Dellinger, Robert A Sawyer, Charles H Cook
Desirability of outcome ranking and response adjusted for duration of antibiotic risk (DOOR/RADAR) are novel and innovative methods of evaluating data in antibiotic trials. We analyzed data from a noninferiority trial of short-course antimicrobial therapy for intra-abdominal infection (STOP-IT), and results suggest global superiority of short-duration therapy for intra-abdominal infections.
October 16, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020198/a-cool-reception-for-desirability-of-outcome-ranking-door-response-adjusted-for-duration-of-antibiotic-risk-radar-in-intra-abdominal-infections
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Joseph S Solomkin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994635/does-isolation-of-enterococcus-affect-outcomes-in-intra-abdominal-infections
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James M Sanders, Jeffrey M Tessier, Robert Sawyer, E P Dellinger, Preston R Miller, Nicholas Namias, Michaela West, Charles H Cook, P J O'Neill, Lena Napolitano, Rishi Rattan, Joseph Cuschieri, Jeffrey A Claridge, Chris A Guidry, Reza Askari, Kaysie Banton, Ori Rotstein, Billy J Moore, Therese M Duane
BACKGROUND: Enterococci are isolated frequently as pathogens in patients with intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) and may predict poor clinical outcomes. It remains controversial whether enterococci warrant an altered treatment approach with regard to antimicrobial treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study population was derived from the Study to Optimize Peritoneal Infection Therapy (STOP-IT) trial database. Through post hoc analysis subjects were stratified into two groups based on isolation of Enterococcus...
October 10, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969183/meropenem-induced-hypokalemia
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T V Anuhya, Raviraj Acharya, Sharath MadhyasthaA, Ram Bhat, Veena Nayak
Meropenam, a beta-lactam antibiotic has been used for severe infections of skin, tissue, intra- abdominal and urogenital infections in hospitalized patients. The common adverse effects reported are diarrhoea, vomiting, rashes and hypersensitivity reactions. Here we report two cases of meropenam induced hypokalemia, wherein, meropenam was prescribed for cellulitis and urinary tract infection in the first and second case respectively. Hypokalemia can manifest as muscular weakness, fatigue, muscle cramps, constipation, ileus, flaccid paralysis, hyporeflexia, hypercapnia, tetany, rhabdomyolysis or respiratory failure...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934938/shifting-trends-in-bacteriology-and-antimicrobial-resistance-among-gastrointestinal-fistula-patients-in-china-an-eight-year-review-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Qinjie Liu, Jianan Ren, Xiuwen Wu, Gefei Wang, Zhiwei Wang, Jie Wu, Jinjian Huang, Tianyu Lu, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the shifting trends in bacteriology and antimicrobial resistance of infectious specimens isolated from gastrointestinal (GI) fistula patients over eight years in China. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the microbial records of intra-abdominal specimens at a teaching hospital from 2008 to 2015. Study period was divided into the first half (2008-2011) and the second half (2012-2015). All isolates underwent antibiotic susceptibility testing by the micro dilution method...
September 21, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876594/salmonella-typhimurium-infected-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-endovascular-repair-with-secondary-aortoenteric-fistula-formation
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M Dickfos, K Garnham, J Jenkins
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a widely accepted and used technique for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). However, it comes with a unique set of complications, two of the rarer being infection and aorto-enteric fistula formation. Due to the infrequency of the situation, there are currently no guidelines for their management. A 75-year-old male presented with vague abdominal pain and fevers. He was diagnosed with an infected abdominal aortic EVAR stent graft on computer tomography imaging...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865218/determination-of-tigecycline-in-turkey-plasma-by-lc-ms-ms-validation-and-application-in-a-pharmacokinetic-study
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A Jasiecka-Mikołajczyk, J J Jaroszewski
Tigecycline (TIG), a novel glycylcycline antibiotic, plays an important role in the management of complicated skin and intra-abdominal infections. The available data lack any description of a method for determination of TIG in avian plasma. In our study, a selective, accurate and reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method was developed for the determination of TIG in turkey plasma. Sample preparation was based on protein precipitation and liquid-liquid extraction using 1,2-dichloroethane...
March 1, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858116/risk-factors-of-mortality-in-bloodstream-infections-caused-by-klebsiella-pneumonia-a-single-center-retrospective-study-in-china
#15
Lanyu Li, Huan Huang
The prevalence of Klebsiella pneumonia bloodstream infections (KP-BSIs) is increasing worldwide. Few study reports focus on the KP-BSIs published in Mainland China over the previous years. This study aimed to describe the risk factors of mortality from KP-BSIs.A retrospective study was conducted in a teaching hospital in Shanghai, China, for a period of 4 years. Risk factors related to the patient mortality were analyzed using the binary logistic regression model.Of 104 patients with KP-BSIs, the overall 30-day mortality rate was 25%...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841096/unmet-needs-in-the-management-of-intra-abdominal-infections
#16
Philippe Montravers, Parvine Tashk, Alexy Tran Dinh
Intra-abdominal infections remain a leading cause of death, morbidity and resource use in surgical wards and intensive care units. The growing complexity of their management has led to new paradigms and unresolved issues in anti-infective therapy described in the current review. Areas covered: We analyzed the literature, recent guidelines, and expert opinions published over the last decade. Expert commentary: Prospective randomized trials are difficult to perform and observational studies or database analyses should be encouraged...
September 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837364/to-which-extent-can-we-decrease-antibiotic-duration-in-critically-ill-patients
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José Garnacho-Montero, Angel Arenzana-Seisdedos, Jan De Waele, Marin H Kollef
Inadequate empirical antibiotic therapy is associated with higher mortality in critically ill patients with severe infections. Nevertheless, prolonged duration of antibiotic treatment is also potentially harmful. Development of new infections with more resistant pathogens is one of the arguments against the administration of prolonged courses of antibiotics. Areas covered: We aim to describe the optimal duration of antimicrobial therapy in the most common infections affecting critically ill patients. A literature search was performed to identify all clinical trials, observational studies, meta-analysis, and reviews about this topic from PubMed...
November 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767588/successful-ceftazidime-avibactam-treatment-of-mdr-kpc-positive-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infection-in-a-patient-with-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-report
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Agnese Gugliandolo, Carla Caio, Maria Lina Mezzatesta, Carmela Rifici, Placido Bramanti, Stefania Stefani, Emanuela Mazzon
RATIONALE: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections are a serious health care problem, because of the high mortality. Carbapenem resistance is mainly caused by carbapenemases production, including Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC). Ceftazidime-avibactam is a new cephalosporin/β-lactamase inhibitor combination for the treatment of complicated urinary, intra-abdominal infections, and nosocomial pneumonia caused by gram negative, or other serious gram-negative infections...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759427/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-patients-with-complex-abdominal-wounds
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Zhi Wang, Ming Bai, Xiao Long, Ru Zhao, Xiaojun Wang
The combination of open abdominal wounds and intra-abdominal infections is challenging to treat and often results in critical illness associated with high mortality. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of using negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to manage complex abdominal wounds and summarize relevant treatment experiences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of records from April 2012 to May 2015 identified 13 hospitalized patients with open abdominal wounds complicated by intra-abdominal infections...
July 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731836/mortality-rate-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-complicated-diverticulitis-report-of-272-consecutive-patients-worldwide-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Federico Coccolini, Mattia Trevisan, Giulia Montori, Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Marco Ceresoli, Antonio Costanzo, Arianna Heyer, Luca Ansaloni
BACKGROUND: Complicated diverticulitis (CD) is a common problem for surgeons. In treating it, as a general principle, every verified source of infection should be controlled. Supplementary antimicrobial management involves a delicate balance of optimizing empirical therapy while reducing unnecessary antibiotic use. The necessity to know the most frequent infecting pathogens and their spectra of resistance is becoming pivotal. The aim of this study was to determine the microbiologic profile of complicated intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) secondary to CD, to analyze the role of empirical antimicrobial therapy, and to describe the clinical aspects of CD worldwide...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Infections
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