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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649366/pneumocystis-jirovecii-detection-in-asymptomatic-patients-what-does-its-natural-history-tell-us
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Alexandre Alanio, Stéphane Bretagne
Pneumocystis jirovecii is an unusual ascomycetous fungus that can be detected in the lungs of healthy individuals. Transmission from human to human is one of its main characteristics in comparison with other fungi responsible for invasive infections. P. jirovecii is transmitted through the air between healthy individuals, who are considered to be the natural reservoir, at least transiently. In immunocompromised patients, P. jirovecii multiplies, leading to subacute infections and acute life-threatening pneumonia, called Pneumocystis pneumonia [PCP]...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649083/report-prevalence-of-hospital-acquired-burkholderia-cepacia-infection-and-its-antimicrobial-susceptibility-in-a-chinese-hospital
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Jinju Duan, Jianbang Kang, Ting Han, Yuqin Ma, Qian Guo, Yan Song, Qiang Zhao, Yan Yang, Ruiqin Zhang
This study aimed to investigate antimicrobial susceptibility of hospital acquired Burkholderia cepacia infection in Shanxi (China) during August 2009 and December 2012. To characterize an emerging nocosomial infection. The medical records of 112 patients that were tested positive for B. cepacia were retrospectively analyzed. The K-B disk diffusion method was used to determine the drug susceptibility of the isolated strains. A hundred and fifty strains of B. cepacia were isolated from 112 patients. The sensitivity rates of B...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640661/attrition-from-antiretroviral-treatment-services-among-pregnant-and-non-pregnant-patients-following-adoption-of-option-b-in-haiti
#3
Jean Wysler Domercant, Nancy Puttkammer, Paul Young, Krista Yuhas, Kesner François, Reynold Grand'Pierre, David Lowrance, Michelle Adler
BACKGROUND: Access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) has expanded in Haiti because of the adoption of Option B+ and the revision of treatment guidelines. Retention in care and treatment varies greatly and few studies have examined retention rates, particularly among women enrolled in Option B+. OBJECTIVE: To assess attrition among pregnant and non-pregnant patients initiating ART following adoption of Option B+ in Haiti. METHODS: Longitudinal data of adult patients initiated on ART from October 2012 through August 2014 at 73 health facilities across Haiti were analyzed using a survival analysis framework to determine levels of attrition...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631121/-prudent-use-of-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-prevention-of-increasing-antibiotic-resistance
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REVIEW
C Hein, A Pilatz, F M E Wagenlehner
BACKGROUND: The use of peri-operative antimicrobial prophylaxis during urological procedures to prevent postoperative complications is very common. OBJECTIVES: What kind of recommendations for reasonable use of peri-operative antimicrobial prophylaxis during urological procedures to prevent increasing antibiotic resistance and postoperative complications exist? METHODS: Review of evidence-based recommendations from literature and current Guidelines of the EAU...
June 19, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612303/additive-proarrhythmic-effect-of-combined-treatment-with-qt-prolonging-agents
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Gerrit Frommeyer, Christina Fischer, Christian Ellermann, Dirk G Dechering, Simon Kochhäuser, Philipp S Lange, Kristina Wasmer, Michael Fehr, Lars Eckardt
Drug combinations may elevate the risk of proarrhythmia. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether combinations of non-cardiovascular agents induce an additive increase in the proarrhythmic risk. In 12 female rabbit hearts, a drug combination of cotrimoxazole (300 µM), ondansetron (5 µM) and domperidone (1 µM) was infused after obtaining baseline data. In another 13 hearts, a combination of cotrimoxazole (300 µM), ondansetron (5 µM) and erythromycin (300 µM) was infused. Monophasic action potentials and ECG displayed a significant QT prolongation in all groups...
June 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598310/in-vitro-activities-of-vancomycin-and-linezolid-against-biofilm-producing-methicillin-resistant-staphylococci-species-isolated-from-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-from-an-egyptian-tertiary-hospital
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Asmaa A Hashem, Noha M Abd El Fadeal, Atef S Shehata
PURPOSE: Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) are among the most common hospital-acquired infections. We aimed to survey methicillin resistance, biofilm production and susceptibility to vancomycin, linezolid and other antibiotics for staphylococci isolated from CRBSIs. METHODOLOGY: Fifty-eight isolates [20 S. aureus and 38 coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS; 20 Staphylococcusepidermidis, nine Staphylococcushaemolyticus, three Staphylococcusschleiferi, two Staphylococcuswarneri and four Staphylococcuslugdunensis)] were tested for methicillin resistance by cefoxitin disk diffusion and detection of the mecA gene by PCR; biofilm-forming ability using Congo red agar and tissue culture plate methods; susceptibility to ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, cotrimoxazole, erythromycin, gentamicin, linezolid, rifampicin and tetracycline; and MIC determination for vancomycin...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590238/what-were-the-risk-factors-and-trends-in-antimicrobial-resistance-for-enteric-fever-in-london-2005-2012
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Jayshree Dave, Fiona Warburton, Joanne Freedman, Elizabeth de Pinna, Kathie Grant, Armine Sefton, Emma Crawley-Boevey, Gauri Godbole, Richard Holliman, Sooria Balasegaram
PURPOSE: A study was undertaken to determine the risk factors and trends in antimicrobial resistance for enteric fever. METHODOLOGY: Demographic, antimicrobial susceptibility, typing and epidemiological data were examined for 2005-2012 in patients with enteric fever in London. Single and multivariable logistic regression was used to determine the risk factors associated with antibiotic resistance. RESULTS: 453 cases with Salmonella enterica subsp...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567199/frequent-malaria-illness-episodes-in-two-malawian-patients-on-antiretroviral-therapy-soon-after-stopping-cotrimoxazole-preventive-therapy
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Wongani Js Nyangulu, Edson Mwinjiwa, Titus H Divala, Randy G Mungwira, Osward Nyirenda, Maxwell Kanjala, Gillian Mbambo, Jane Mallewa, Terrie E Taylor, Matthew B Laurens, Miriam K Laufer, Joep J van Oosterhout
We describe two Malawian adults on successful antiretroviral therapy who experienced frequent malaria episodes after stopping cotrimoxazole prophylaxis. We argue that, in addition to stopping cotrimoxazole, diminished malaria immunity and drug interactions between efavirenz and artemether-lumefantrine may have played a causative role in the recurrent malaria our patients experienced.
March 2017: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503324/a-5-day-antibiotic-course-for-treatment-of-intermittent-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Jean-Gabriel Previnaire, Morgane Le Berre, Elisabeth Hode, Vincent Dacquet, Hemanou Bordji, Pierre Denys, Jean-Marc Soler
INTRODUCTION: This was a retrospective monocentric study conducted at Centre Calvé, France, with the objective of evaluating the effectiveness of a 5-day course of antibiotics for symptomatic (mild urinary tract infection, UTI) or asymptomatic (aBact) bacteriuria in patients with spinal cord injury on intermittent catheterization. CASE PRESENTATION: This study was conducted from May 2013 to September 2016. Antibiotic selection always followed culture collection and analysis of antibiograms...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502580/-non-antiretroviral-drugs-uses-among-hiv-infected-persons-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy-in-senegal-costs-and-factors-associated-with-prescription
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A Diouf, T J Youbong, M Maynart, M Ndoye, F L Diéye, N A Ndiaye, M B Koita-Fall, B Ndiaye, M Seydi
BACKGROUND: In addition to antiretroviral therapy, non-antiretroviral drugs are necessary for the appropriate care of people living with HIV. The costs of such drugs are totally or partially supported by the people living with HIV. We aimed to evaluate the overall costs, the costs supported by the people living with HIV and factors associated with the prescription of non-antiretroviral drugs in people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in Senegal. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study on 331 people living with HIV who initiated antiretroviral therapy between 2009 and 2011 and followed until March 2012...
May 11, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497052/etiological-and-resistance-profile-of-bacteria-involved-in-urinary-tract-infections-in-young-children
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Antonio Sorlózano-Puerto, José María Gómez-Luque, Juan de Dios Luna-Del-Castillo, José María Navarro-Marí, José Gutiérrez-Fernández
Background. The objective of this study was to identify the bacteria most frequently responsible for urinary tract infection (UTI) in the population of under-2-year-olds in our geographic area and to evaluate the activity of antibiotics widely used for UTI treatment during a 4-year study period. Materials and Methods. A retrospective analysis was conducted of data on the identification and susceptibility of microorganisms isolated in urine samples from children under 2 years of age. Results. A total of 1,045 uropathogens were isolated...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478753/antibiotic-prescription-patterns-in-spanish-cystic-fibrosis-patients-results-from-a-national-multicenter-study
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Juan de Dios Caballero, Rosa Girón, Rosa Del Campo, Concepción Prados, María-Isabel Barrio, Antonio Salcedo, Rafael Cantón
OBJECTIVE: Information about antibiotic prescription patterns for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and, specifically, about inhaled treatment strategies for their management is lacking in Spain due to the absence of a national patient registry. In this study we present data about antibiotic prescription in the Spanish CF context that were obtained in a multicenter study, being inhaled treatment strategies the special focus of this work. METHODS: Twenty-four specialized CF units (12 adult, 12 pediatric) from 17 tertiary-care hospitals covering all Spanish Autonomous Communities provided sputa and clinical data from 15 consecutive patients...
May 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453240/virological-response-and-resistances-over-12-months-among-hiv-infected-children-less-than-two-years-receiving-first-line-lopinavir-ritonavir-based-antiretroviral-therapy-in-cote-d-ivoire-and-burkina-faso-the-monod-anrs-12206-cohort
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Clarisse Amani-Bosse, Désiré Lucien Dahourou, Karen Malateste, Madeleine Amorissani-Folquet, Malik Coulibaly, Sophie Dattez, Arlette Emieme, Mamadou Barry, Christine Rouzioux, Sylvie N'gbeche, Caroline Yonaba, Marguerite Timité-Konan, Véronique Mea, Sylvie Ouédraogo, Stéphane Blanche, Nicolas Meda, Carole Seguin-Devaux, Valériane Leroy
INTRODUCTION: Lopinavir/ritonavir-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) is recommended for all HIV-infected children less than three years. However, little is known about its field implementation and effectiveness in West Africa. We assessed the 12-month response to lopinavir/ritonavir-based antiretroviral therapy in a cohort of West African children treated before the age of two years. METHODS: HIV-1-infected, ART-naive except for a prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), tuberculosis-free, and less than two years of age children with parent's consent were enrolled in a 12-month prospective therapeutic cohort with lopinavir/ritonavir ART and cotrimoxazole prophylaxis in Ouagadougou and Abidjan...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451037/colonisation-of-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-in-a-cohort-of-hiv-infected-children-in-ghana
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Eric Sampane-Donkor, Ebenezer Vincent Badoe, Jennifer Adoley Annan, Nicholas Nii-Trebi
Antibiotic use not only selects for resistance in pathogenic bacteria, but also in commensal flora of exposed individuals. Little is known epidemiologically about antibiotic resistance in relation to people with HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa. This study investigated the carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria among HIV infected children at a tertiary hospital in Ghana. One hundred and eighteen HIV positive children were recruited at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana and nasopharyngeal specimens were collected from them...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449385/linkage-to-hiv-care-after-home-based-hiv-counselling-and-testing-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Eugene Ruzagira, Kathy Baisley, Anatoli Kamali, Samuel Biraro, Heiner Grosskurth
BACKGROUND: Home-based HIV counselling and testing (HBHCT) has the potential to increase HIV testing uptake in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), but data on linkage to HIV care after HBHCT are scarce. We conducted a systematic review of linkage to care after HBHCT in SSA. METHODS: Five databases were searched for studies published between 1st January 2000 and 19th August 2016 that reported on linkage to care among adults newly identified with HIV infection through HBHCT...
April 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445079/multiple-antimicrobial-resistance-and-novel-point-mutation-in-fluoroquinolone-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-mangalore-india
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Santhosh Kogaluru Shivakumaraswamy, Deekshit Vijaya Kumar, Venugopal Moleyuru Nagarajappa, Iddya Karunasagar, Indrani Karunasagar
Fluoroquinolone resistance in bacteria is usually associated with mutations in the topoisomerase regions. We report a novel point mutation in fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli strains. E. coli isolated from the environment in and around Mangalore, India, were examined for their antimicrobial resistance profile to 12 antibiotics and for the antibiotic resistance genes by polymerase chain reaction. Of the 67 E. coli isolated, 24 (35.8%) were sensitive to all antibiotics and 43 (64.2%) showed resistance to at least one of the 12 antibiotics used in the study...
April 26, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422083/nasopharyngeal-carriage-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-patterns-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-among-children-under-five-in-southwest-ethiopia
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Tiglu Gebre, Mulualem Tadesse, Dossegnaw Aragaw, Dagne Feye, Habtamu Bedimo Beyene, Dinberu Seyoum, Mekidim Mekonnen
Nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae is found to play an important role in the development and transmission of pneumococcal diseases. In this study, we assessed the nasopharyngeal carriage, antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and associated risk factors of S. pneumoniae among children under five. A total of 361 children under five attending the outpatient department of Shanan Gibe Hospital in Jimma, Southwest Ethiopia were enrolled from June to September 2014. Nasopharyngeal specimens were collected using sterile plastic applicator rayon tipped swab and inoculated on tryptone soy agar supplemented with 5% sheep blood and 5 µg/mL gentamycin...
April 19, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400006/microbiological-quality-of-selected-ready-to-eat-leaf-vegetables-sprouts-and-non-pasteurized-fresh-fruit-vegetable-juices-including-the-presence-of-cronobacter-spp
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Anna Berthold-Pluta, Monika Garbowska, Ilona Stefańska, Antoni Pluta
Bacteria of the genus Cronobacter are emerging food-borne pathogens. Foods contaminated with Cronobacter spp. may pose a risk to infants or adults with suppressed immunity. This study was aimed at determining the microbiological quality of ready-to-eat (RTE) plant-origin food products available on the Polish market with special emphasis on the prevalence of Cronobacter genus bacteria. Analyses were carried out on 60 samples of commercial RTE type plant-origin food products, including: leaf vegetables (20 samples), sprouts (20 samples) and non-pasteurized vegetable, fruit and fruit-vegetable juices (20 samples)...
August 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392698/assessment-of-isoniazid-preventive-therapy-in-the-reduction-of-tuberculosis-among-art-patients-in-arba-minch-hospital-ethiopia
#19
Ashenafi Abossie, Tsegaye Yohanes
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is the most frequent life-threatening opportunistic disease among people living with HIV and remains a leading cause of mortality, even among persons receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) and cotrimoxazole prophylaxis have been recommended for the benefit of HIV/AIDS-infected individuals to prevent opportunistic infections. The aim of this study was to assess IPT prophylaxis in the reduction of TB among ART patients. METHODS: The study was a hospital-based retrospective study...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367030/clinical-characteristics-and-prognostic-factors-of-patients-with-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-infections
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Priyam Batra, Purva Mathur, Mahesh C Misra
INTRODUCTION: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia earlier had limited pathogenic potential, but now with growing degree of immunosuppression in general population, it is being recognized as an important nosocomial pathogen. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective 7 years study was carried out to determine the clinical characteristics of all patients with Stenotrophomonas infections, antibiotic resistance pattern, and risk factors associated with hospital mortality. All patients with Stenotrophomonas culture positivity were identified and their medical records were reviewed...
April 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
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