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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442752/zika-virus-infection-reprograms-global-transcription-of-host-cells-to-allow-sustained-infection
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Shashi Kant Tiwari, Jason Dang, Yue Qin, Gianluigi Lichinchi, Vikas Bansal, Tariq M Rana
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging virus causally linked to neurological disorders, including congenital microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. There are currently no targeted therapies for ZIKV infection. To identify novel antiviral targets and to elucidate the mechanisms by which ZIKV exploits the host cell machinery to support sustained replication, we analyzed the transcriptomic landscape of human microglia, fibroblast, embryonic kidney and monocyte-derived macrophage cell lines before and after ZIKV infection...
April 26, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439517/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-organ-space-infection-after-radiofrequency-assisted-hepatectomy-or-ablation-of-liver-tumors-in-a-single-center-more-than-meets-the-eye
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Ioannis Karavokyros, Stamatios Orfanos, Anastasios Angelou, Antonia Meropouli, Dimitrios Schizas, John Griniatsos, Emmanouil Pikoulis
INTRODUCTION: Surgical site infections (SSIs) and especially organ/space infection (O/SI) after resection or ablation of liver tumors are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. A secondary blood stream infection (BSI) is considered an O/SI but the exact prevalence is unknown. We aimed to investigate the incidence of O/SI and BSIs in a cohort of consecutive patients after liver resection or ablation, to seek for a possible connection between them and to search for potential risk factors...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438928/the-impact-of-healthcare-exposure-on-genotypic-antiseptic-tolerance-among-pediatric-staphylococcus-aureus-infections
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J Chase McNeil, Kristina G Hultén, Edward O Mason, Sheldon L Kaplan
Background: Staphylococcus aureus possessing either the smr or qacA/B genes are associated with decreased susceptibility to chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and other antiseptics. Previous studies of antiseptic tolerant staphylococci have largely focused on high-risk populations and the exact role of healthcare exposure on acquisition of these organisms is unclear. We sought to describe the risk factors and features of infection caused by antiseptic tolerant S. aureus in a general pediatric population.Methods: Isolates were selected from an ongoing S...
April 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435138/proteomic-analysis-of-a-mosquito-host-cell-response-to-persistent-wolbachia-infection
#4
Gerald Baldridge, LeeAnn Higgins, Bruce Witthuhn, Todd Markowski, Abigail Baldridge, Anibal Armien, Ann Fallon
Wolbachia pipientis, an obligate intracellular bacterium associated with arthropods and filarial worms, is a target for filarial disease treatment and provides a gene drive agent for insect vector population suppression/replacement. We compared proteomes of Aedes albopictus mosquito C/wStr1 cells persistently infected with Wolbachia strain wStr, relative to uninfected C7-10 control cells. Among approximately 2,500 proteins, iTRAQ data identified 815 differentially abundant proteins. As functional classes, energy and central intermediary metabolism proteins were elevated in infected cells, while suppressed proteins with roles in host DNA replication, transcription and translation suggested that Wolbachia suppresses pathways that support host cell growth and proliferation...
April 20, 2017: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434459/becoming-parent-and-nurse-high-fidelity-simulation-in-teaching-ambulatory-central-line-infection-prevention-to-parents-of-children-with-cancer
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Carol E Heiser Rosenberg, Mary F Terhaar, Judith A Ascenzi, Anna Walbert, K Michelle Kokoszka, Julianne S Perretta, Marlene R Miller
BACKGROUND: Ambulatory central-line infections in children with cancer are life-threatening. Infections are two to three times more frequent in outpatients than inpatients, for whom evidence-based bundles have decreased morbidity. Most cancer care now takes place at home, where parents perform many of the same tasks as nurses. However, parents often feel stressed and unprepared. To address this, high-fidelity simulation, which has been effective for teaching novice nurses, was evaluated for parent central-line education...
May 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434455/creating-a-pediatric-joint-council-to-promote-patient-safety-and-quality-governance-and-accountability-across-johns-hopkins-medicine
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Michael Rosen, Brigitta U Mueller, Aaron M Milstone, Denise R Remus, Renee Demski, Peter J Pronovost, Marlene R Miller
BACKGROUND: Large multihospital health systems with multiple children's hospitals are relatively few in number. With a paucity of national pediatric measures for quality and patient safety, there are unique challenges to ensuring consistent levels of care across diverse health care delivery settings. At Johns Hopkins Medicine, a Pediatric Joint Council was created to help ensure high-quality and safe care across a health system encompassing two full-service children's hospitals and two community hospitals with significant pediatric volumes across two states...
May 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
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/28431848/epidemiology-of-device-associated-infections-in-an-intensive-care-unit-of-a-teaching-hospital-in-nepal-a-prospective-surveillance-study-from-a-developing-country
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Narayan Prasad Parajuli, Subhash Prasad Acharya, Santosh Dahal, Jaya Prasad Singh, Shyam Kumar Mishra, Hari Prasad Kattel, Basista Prasad Rijal, Bharat Mani Pokhrel
BACKGROUND: Device-associated health care-acquired infections (DA-HAIs) in intensive care unit patients are a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and increased health care costs. METHODS: A prospective, structured clinicomicrobiological surveillance was carried out for 3 common DA-HAIs: ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) present in the patients of an intensive care unit of a teaching hospital in Nepal...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425261/central-line-associated-blood-stream-infections-characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-mortality-over-a-5-5-year-period
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Aynur Atilla, Zahide Doğanay, Hale Kefeli Çelik, Mehmet Derya Demirağ, Sırrı S Kiliç
BACKGROUND/AIM: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality and the infection rates vary in a wide range1397645907(high: 62.5%; low: 20%) in developing countries. We aimed to investigate the characteristics and the risk factors for mortality in patients with CLABSIs in intensive care units (ICUs) and provide the relevant data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The electronic medical records database and file records obtained through active surveillance by an infection control committee of a hospital were screened to identify patients with CLABSIs hospitalized from January 2008 through July 2013...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424988/overcoming-chemotherapy-drug-resistance-by-targeting-inhibitors-of-apoptosis-proteins-iaps
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REVIEW
Rama Rathore, Jennifer E McCallum, Elizabeth Varghese, Ana-Maria Florea, Dietrich Büsselberg
Inhibitors of apoptosis (IAPs) are a family of proteins that play a significant role in the control of programmed cell death (PCD). PCD is essential to maintain healthy cell turnover within tissue but also to fight disease or infection. Uninhibited, IAPs can suppress apoptosis and promote cell cycle progression. Therefore, it is unsurprising that cancer cells demonstrate significantly elevated expression levels of IAPs, resulting in improved cell survival, enhanced tumor growth and subsequent metastasis. Therapies to target IAPs in cancer has garnered substantial scientific interest and as resistance to anti-cancer agents becomes more prevalent, targeting IAPs has become an increasingly attractive strategy to re-sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapies, antibody based-therapies and TRAIL therapy...
April 19, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419013/standardizing-best-nursing-practice-for-implanted-ports-applying-evidence-based-professional-guidelines-to-prevent-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections
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Susanne B Conley, Paula Buckley, Lisa Magarace, Candace Hsieh, Lillian Vitale Pedulla
Nearly 3 million central vascular access devices (CVADs) are used in the United States each year. These devices are an important advance in health care and essential to oncology patients. However, CVADs are the most frequent cause of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). CLABSI can be prevented when evidence-based practices are followed consistently over time. Professional organizations establish valid standards and guidelines to guide CVAD practice. This article identifies strategies implemented at a comprehensive ambulatory cancer center to integrate professional evidence-based standards and guidelines for implanted port care into nursing practice at the point of care...
May 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416559/a-novel-non-antibiotic-nitroglycerin-based-catheter-lock-solution-for-the-prevention-of-intraluminal-central-venous-catheter-infections-in-cancer-patients
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Anne-Marie Chaftari, Ray Hachem, Ariel Szvalb, Mahnaz Taremi, Bruno Granwehr, George Michael Viola, Amin Sapna, Andrew Assaf, Numan Yazan, Pankil Shah, Ketevan Gasitashvili, Elizabeth Natividad, Ying Jiang, Rebecca Slack, Ruth Reitzel, Joel Rosenblatt, Elie Mouhayar, Issam Raad
Background: For long-term central lines (CL), the lumen is the major source of central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). Current standard of care for maintaining catheter patency includes flushing the CL with saline or heparin. Neither agent has any antimicrobial activity. Furthermore heparin may enhance staphylococcal biofilm formation. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of a novel non-antibiotic catheter lock solution for the prevention of CLABSI.Patients and Methods: Between November 2015, and February 2016, we enrolled 60 patients with hematologic malignancies who had peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) to receive the study lock solution...
April 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413891/safety-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-during-pregnancy-a-retrospective-study
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Laura Jacques, Megan Foeller, Rahmouna Farez, Kristina Kaljo, Melodee Nugent, Pippa Simpson, Timothy Klatt
PURPOSE: We investigated the incidence of complications associated with peripherally inserted central line catheters, inserted using a standardized technique, during pregnancy and the postpartum period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective case series was performed that included all pregnant and postpartum women who received peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) at a single institution between 2006 and 2014. Patient demographics and data on infectious, mechanical and thrombotic complications were collected...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411947/central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-the-nicu-successes-and-controversies-in-the-quest-for-zero
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Renée E Mobley, Matthew J Bizzarro
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are among the most common healthcare-acquired infections in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) population and are associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality, as well as increased healthcare costs, and duration of hospitalization. Over the past decade, numerous local, statewide, and national quality improvement initiatives have resulted in a significant reduction in CLABSI rates. The majority of successful initiatives have utilized similar strategies to implement and sustain their efforts, including education of NICU staff in the principles of quality improvement, creation and implementation of central line insertion and maintenance bundles and methods for assessing compliance, formation of dedicated central line insertion and maintenance teams, and utilization of reliable and effective methods for collecting, analyzing, and displaying data...
April 12, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400772/sphingolipids-are-dual-specific-drug-targets-for-the-management-of-pulmonary-infections-perspective
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REVIEW
Lalita Sharma, Hridayesh Prakash
Sphingolipids are the major constituent of the mucus secreted by the cells of epithelial linings of lungs where they maintain the barrier functions and prevent microbial invasion. Sphingolipids are interconvertible, and their primary and secondary metabolites have both structural and functional roles. Out of several sphingolipid metabolites, sphingosine-1 phosphate (S1P) and ceramide are central molecules and decisive for sphingolipid signaling. These are produced by enzymatic activity of sphingosine kinase-1 (SK-1) upon the challenge with either biological or physiological stresses...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399945/a-prospective-holistic-multicenter-approach-to-tracking-and-understanding-bloodstream-infections-in-pediatric-hematology-oncology-patients
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Aditya H Gaur, David G Bundy, Eric J Werner, Jeffrey D Hord, Marlene R Miller, Li Tang, John P Lawlor, Amy L Billett
OBJECTIVE To assess the burden of bloodstream infections (BSIs) among pediatric hematology-oncology (PHO) inpatients, to propose a comprehensive, all-BSI tracking approach, and to discuss how such an approach helps better inform within-center and across-center differences in CLABSI rate DESIGN Prospective cohort study SETTING US multicenter, quality-improvement, BSI prevention network PARTICIPANTS PHO centers across the United States who agreed to follow a standardized central-line-maintenance care bundle and track all BSI events and central-line days every month...
April 12, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386787/prospective-evaluation-of-systematic-use-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-picc-lines-for-the-home-care-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cells-transplantation
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J Cornillon, J A Martignoles, E Tavernier-Tardy, M Gire, P Martinez, C Tranchan, A Vallard, K Augeul-Meunier, B Hacquard, D Guyotat
PURPOSE: Long-term catheters are often necessary for outpatient care after an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), However, there is paucity of data on the use of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) in post-HSCT setting. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated the systematic use of PICC in 37 consecutive patients returning home after HSCT. RESULTS: In 6 out of 37 patients, the PICC was exclusively used for weekly blood controls...
April 6, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377180/unique-characteristics-of-community-onset-healthcare-associated-bloodstream-infections-a-multi-centre-prospective-surveillance-study-of-bloodstream-infections-in-japan
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N Takeshita, I Kawamura, H Kurai, H Araoka, A Yoneyama, T Fujita, Y Ainoda, R Hase, N Hosokawa, H Shimanuki, N Sekiya, N Ohmagari
BACKGROUND: Analysis of bloodstream infections (BSIs) is valuable for their diagnosis, treatment and prevention. However, limited data are available in Japan. AIM: To investigate the characteristics of patients with bacteraemia in Japan. METHODS: This study was conducted in five hospitals from October 2012 to September 2013. Clinical, demographic, microbiological and outcome data for all blood-culture-positive cases were analysed. FINDINGS: In total, 3206 cases of BSI were analysed: 551 community-onset healthcare-associated (CHA)-BSIs, 1891 hospital-acquired (HA)-BSIs and 764 community-acquired (CA)-BSIs...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376269/central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-childhood-malignancies-single-center-experience
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Marianna Miliaraki, Nikolaos Katzilakis, Ioanna Chranioti, Maria Stratigaki, Maria Koutsaki, Maria Psarrou, Emmanouil Athanasopoulos, Eftichia Stiakaki
BACKGROUND: A central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is a common complication in children with malignancies, often leading to prolonged hospitalization, delay in chemotherapy or catheter removals. This retrospective epidemiological study reviewed 91 children with malignancies over a 5-year period between 2011 and 2015 and analyzed potential risk factors for developing a CLABSI. METHODS: Children's symptoms, laboratory and microbiology characteristics, subsequent treatment and outcome were recorded and analyzed...
April 4, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368268/candida-blood-stream-infection-in-neonates-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-of-central-india
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Sriparna Basu Alam, Rajesh Kumar Mahfuz, Ragini Tilak Munirul Islam, Ashok Kumar Mondal
OBJECTIVE: To assess the epidemiology of neonatal Candida blood stream infection. METHODS: Medical records of neonates with Candida blood stream infection over five years (September 2010 to August 2015) were reviewed. Clinical details, species distribution and antifungal susceptibility were noted. RESULTS: 114 neonates developed Candida blood stream infection. Commonly isolated Candida species were C. tropicalis, C. albicans and C. parapsilosis...
March 29, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
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