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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187757/the-association-between-vancomycin-trough-concentrations-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Vidit Bhargava, Michael Malloy, Rafael Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin has recently gained popularity as an empiric therapy for late onset sepsis in the NICU. Changes in resistance patterns in common organisms has resulted in targeting higher trough concentrations of vancomycin. Consequently, an increase in vancomycin associated nephrotoxicity has been speculated. The objective of this study is to compare the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in neonates with serum vancomycin trough concentrations less than 10 mg/L, 10-15 mg/L, or greater than 15 mg/L...
February 11, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178052/fecal-microbiota-transplant-for-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-a-pregnant-patient
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Bejan J Saeedi, Doree Gardner Morison, Colleen S Kraft, Tanvi Dhere
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile infection has been associated with negative outcomes in the general population and in pregnant patients. Fecal microbiota transplant has become the standard for treatment of recurrent as well as refractory C difficile infection. CASE: We present a case of a 28-year-old pregnant woman who presented with recurrent C difficile infection despite treatment with vancomycin and fidaxomicin and underwent a successful fecal microbiota transplant through colonoscopy at 18 weeks of gestation...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161461/infectious-disease-exposures-and-outbreaks-at-a-south-african-neonatal-unit-with-review-of-neonatal-outbreak-epidemiology-in-africa
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A Dramowski, M Aucamp, A Bekker, S Mehtar
BACKGROUND: Hospitalized neonates are vulnerable to infection, with pathogen exposures occurring in utero, intrapartum, and postnatally. African neonatal units are at high risk of outbreaks owing to overcrowding, understaffing, and shared equipment. METHODS: Neonatal outbreaks attended by the paediatric infectious diseases and infection prevention (IP) teams at Tygerberg Children's Hospital, Cape Town (May 1, 2008 to April 30, 2016) are described, and the pathogens, outbreak size, mortality, source, and outbreak control measures are reported...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143490/pathogenic-bacteria-distributions-and-drug-resistance-analysis-in-96-cases-of-neonatal-sepsis
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Huaifu Dong, Huiping Cao, Haiyan Zheng
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to summarize common pathogens and associated drug resistance in neonatal sepsis (NS). METHODS: Blood culture and drug sensitivity results from 96 NS cases treated from January 2010 to August 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 97 pathogenic bacteria were detected from these 96 NS cases; Gram-positive cocci accounted for 76.3% of the cases, among which 70.1% involved coagulase-negative staphylococcus (CONS), whereas Gram-negative bacilli and fungi accounted for 19...
February 1, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079262/pediatric-obesity-pharmacokinetic-alterations-and-effects-on-antimicrobial-dosing
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Stephanie Natale, John Bradley, William Huy Nguyen, Tri Tran, Pamela Ny, Kirsten La, Eva Vivian, Jennifer Le
BACKGROUND: Limited data exist for appropriate drug dosing in obese children. This comprehensive review summarizes pharmacokinetic alterations that occur with age and obesity, and these effects on antimicrobial dosing. A thorough comparison of different measures of body weight and specific antimicrobial agents, including cefazolin, cefepime, ceftazidime, daptomycin, doripenem, gentamicin, linezolid, meropenem, piperacill-tazobactam, tobramycin, vancomycin, and voriconazole, are presented...
January 12, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077242/outbreak-of-elizabethkingia-meningoseptica-sepsis-with-meningitis-in-a-well-baby-nursery
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I-C Tai, T-P Liu, Y-J Chen, R-I Lien, C-Y Lee, Y-C Huang
Between March and May 2012, three neonates born at a regional maternity hospital developed Elizabethkingia meningoseptica (previously Chryseobacterium meningosepticum) sepsis with meningitis aged <10 days, and were treated successfully with intravenous ciprofloxacin plus vancomycin or piperacillin-tazobactam for three to six weeks. Four (16.6%) of 24 environmental specimens obtained from the nursery and delivery room were positive for this organism. All of the clinical isolates and two isolates from storage boxes for pacifiers and pacifier covers were genetically identical...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017667/assessment-of-optimal-initial-dosing-regimen-with-vancomycin-pharmacokinetics-model-in-very-low-birth-weight-neonates
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Hideo Kato, Mao Hagihara, Naoya Nishiyama, Yusuke Koizumi, Hiroshige Mikamo, Katsuhiko Matsuura, Yuka Yamagishi
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacokinetic of vancomycin in very low birth weight neonates showed big variety, and limited data were available due to very minor population. These facts make it difficult to adjust its optimal initial dosage. Therefore, this study was to develop optimal dosing regimen of vancomycin in very low birth weight neonates. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, low birth weight neonates (≤1500 g) were included in a population pharmacokinetics analysis. Based on the pharmacokinetic parameters we estimated, we simulated individual blood concentrations of vancomycin and evaluated the probability of its pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) target attainment, such as 24-h area under the concentration-time curve (AUC24)/MIC (≥400) and blood trough concentration (10-20 μg/mL), as primary measure for several dosing regimens by Monte Carlo simulation method...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931193/coagulase-negative-staphylococcal-sepsis-in-neonates-do-we-need-to-adapt-vancomycin-dose-or-target
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Helgi Padari, Kersti Oselin, Tõnis Tasa, Tuuli Metsvaht, Krista Lõivukene, Irja Lutsar
BACKGROUND: Despite differences in types of infection and causative organisms, pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PKPD) targets of vancomycin therapy derived from adult studies are suggested for neonates. We aimed to identify doses needed for the attainment of AUC/MIC > 400 and AUC/MIC > 300 in neonates with sepsis and correlate these targets with recommended doses and treatment outcome. METHODS: Neonates who had Vancomycin therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) performed between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2012 were studied...
December 8, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892440/urinary-tract-infection-in-asymptomatic-newborns-with-prolonged-unconjugated-hyperbilirubunemia-a-hospital-based-observational-study-from-western-region-of-nepal
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T Malla, B Sathian, K Karmacharya Malla, S Adhikari
Background Urine culture is usually not a part of work-up for neonatal unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia; hence its prevalence remains unknown. Objective This study was done to determine the incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI) in asymptomatic newborns with prolonged unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia and to evaluate which other laboratory parameters are associated with UTIs. Method A prospective observational study where jaundiced newborns otherwise clinically well, were evaluated for UTI. The study was carried out in neonatal intensive care unit of Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara from June 2012 -April 2013...
January 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849621/vancomycin-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-a-newborn
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Kunal Kalra, Hema Gupta Mittal, Arti Maria
Neonatal thrombocytopenia is common and is frequently seen in neonatal sepsis. Drug-induced thrombocytopenia is likely to be missed unless a high index of suspicion is present. Changing of antibiotics for assumed nonresolution of sepsis may lead to persistent thrombocytopenia in a neonate if drug-induced thrombocytopenia is missed. Vancomycin-induced neonatal thrombocytopenia is rarely described in scientific literature. We describe a newborn who was diagnosed with early onset sepsis and vancomycin-induced thrombocytopenia...
December 1, 2016: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790440/outstanding-prevalence-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-neonatal-omphalitis
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Mallika Sengupta, Sayantan Banerjee, Pritam Banerjee, Partha Guchhait
INTRODUCTION: Omphalitis is the infection of the umbilical cord stump, which can lead to septicaemia and significant neonatal morbidity and mortality. Very little data is available on the aetiology of neonatal omphalitis in India. AIM: To identify the causative agents of omphalitis in neonates and determine the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of the isolates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted at ESI-PGIMSR and ESIC Medical College, Joka, a tertiary care teaching hospital in Eastern India for a period of four months (from 1st January 2016 to 30th April 2016)...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766817/successful-management-of-elizabethkingia-meningoseptica-meningitis-with-intraventricular-vancomycin
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Rajeev Soman, Umang Agrawal, Mitesh Suthar, Ketan Desai, Anjali Shetty
Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, formerly Chryseobacterium meningosepticum usually causes neonatal meningitis and is a rare cause of nosocomial meningitis in adults. E. meningoseptica is resistant to most antibiotics, and the use of inactive drugs as empirical therapy may contribute to poor outcome in many patients. Vancomycin, alone or in combination with rifampicin, has been successful in the treatment of meningitis in infants1. We present a case of E. meningoseptica meningitis in an adult who was treated initially with intravenous vancomycin and oral rifampicin, but did not respond to the treatment...
October 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736761/changing-epidemiology-of-group-b-streptococcus-susceptibility-to-fluoroquinolones-and-aminoglycosides-in-france
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Constantin Hays, Mathilde Louis, Céline Plainvert, Nicolas Dmytruk, Gérald Touak, Patrick Trieu-Cuot, Claire Poyart, Asmaa Tazi
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the leading cause of neonatal invasive infections and an emerging pathogen in the elderly. Our objectives were to describe the evolution of GBS resistance to antibiotics in France and to investigate the emergence of fluoroquinolone (FQ)-resistant isolates. A total of 8,757 unrelated GBS isolates were collected and tested for antibiotic susceptibility from 2007 to 2014 according to EUCAST recommendations. All isolates were susceptible to penicillin G, amoxicillin, and vancomycin...
December 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721296/vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-in-neonatal-stool-as-a-cause-of-septicemia-challenges-for-infection-control-practices
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Satyendra Kaushal, Tuhina Banerjee, Shampa Anupurba, Ashok Kumar
The increasing reports of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) as a cause of neonatal septicemia are of recent interest. However, in majority of the cases, the source of VRE could not be located. As a consequence, the real importance of VRE and its control measures is undermined. Herein, we report a case of neonatal septicemia due to VRE (Enterococcus faecalis) of vanA genotype with VRE carriage in stool of the neonates as a possible source of sepsis. The report put forwards some lacunae in the infection control practices that are presently followed in the country...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668902/streptococcus-agalactiae-prevalence-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-vaginal-and-rectal-swabs-in-italian-pregnant-women
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Chiara Matani, Michele Trezzi, Alice Matteini, Carlotta Catalani, Daniela Messeri, Corrado Catalani
Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) reduces both the vertical transmission of Streptococcus agalactiae or Group B Streptococcus (GBS) and the early onset of neonatal sepsis. However, existing guidelines do not recommend that antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) be routinely performed. Penicillin or ampicillin are indicated as first-choice antibiotics, cefazolin being an alternative in the case of history of mild allergic reactions, and vancomycin or clindamycin an alternative in the event of severe reactions...
September 1, 2016: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651848/a-systemic-review-on-staphylococcal-scalded-skin-syndrome-ssss-a-rare-and-critical-disease-of-neonates
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Arun K Mishra, Pragya Yadav, Amrita Mishra
The symptoms of Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) include blistering of skin on superficial layers due to the exfoliative toxins released from Staphylococcus aureus. After the acute exfoliation of skin surface, erythematous cellulitis occurs. The SSSS may be confined to few blisters localized to the infection site and spread to severe exfoliation affecting complete body. The specific antibodies to exotoxins and increased clearence of exotoxins decrease the frequency of SSSS in adults. Immediate medication with parenteral anti-staphylococcal antibiotics is mandatory...
2016: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635396/different-vancomycin-immunoassays-contribute-to-the-variability-in-vancomycin-trough-measurements-in-neonates
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Janko Samardzic, Anne Smits, Isabel Spriet, Ivan Soldatovic, Andrew Atkinson, Milica Bajcetic, John N Van Den Anker, Karel Allegaert
Substantial interassay variability (up to 20%) has been described for vancomycin immunoassays in adults, but the impact of neonatal matrix is difficult to quantify because of blood volume constraints in neonates. However, we provide circumstantial evidence for a similar extent of variability. Using the same vancomycin dosing regimens and confirming similarity in clinical characteristics, vancomycin trough concentrations measured by PETINIA (2011-2012, n = 400) were 20% lower and the mean difference was 1.93 mg/L compared to COBAS (2012-2014, n = 352) measurements...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635093/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-zimbabwe
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Kathrine Mauchaza, Farai D Madzimbamuto, Seymour Waner
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Africa is sparsely documented. In Zimbabwe there is no routine patient or specimen screening for MRSA. The aim of this study was to document the presence and epidemiology of MRSA in Zimbabwe. METHOD: The study was done in one private sector laboratory with a national network that serves both public and private hospitals. The sample population included in-patients and outpatients, all ages, both genders, all races and only one positive specimen per patient was counted...
June 2016: Ghana Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596084/-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-vancomycin-compared-with-linezolid-for-the-treatment-of-neonatal-gram-positive-bacterial-sepsis
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L Tang, J Fang, S N Wang, X H Weng, J J Li, E N Shang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of vancomycin and linezolid for the treatment of gram-positive neonatal bacterial sepsis. METHOD: The data of neonates diagnosed as gram-positive bacterial sepsis in neonatology department of Suzhou Municipal Hospital from June 2009 to December 2015 were retrospectively collected. These neonates were divided into vancomycin group and linezolid group. Propensity score matching (PSM) on baseline variables was used to balance the two groups by identifying a comparable group of neonates who received vancomycin and linezolid therapy...
September 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554272/characterization-of-virulence-factors-antimicrobial-resistance-pattern-and-clonal-complexes-of-group-b-streptococci-isolated-from-neonates
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Mohammad Emaneini, Fereshteh Jabalameli, Akbar Mirsalehian, Amir Ghasemi, Reza Beigverdi
Between January and December 2013, swab samples were taken for the throat and external ear canals of 1037 newborns for screening of Group B Streptococcus (GBS or S. agalactiae). Isolates were analyzed form Multilocus sequence typing (MLST), capsular type, virulence genes and antibiotic susceptibility. The MLST analysis of 19 GBS isolates showed 8 sequence types (STs). Overall the most common STs were ST19 and ST28. Other STs were ST1, ST4, ST8, ST12, ST335 and ST734 (a new ST). The most common clonal complexes (CCs) were CC19 (68...
October 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
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