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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719592/ten-day-quadruple-therapy-comprising-proton-pump-inhibitor-bismuth-tetracycline-and-levofloxacin-is-more-effective-than-standard-levofloxacin-triple-therapy-in-the-second-line-treatment-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ping-I Hsu, Feng-Woei Tsai, Sung-Shuo Kao, Wen-Hung Hsu, Jin-Shiung Cheng, Nan-Jing Peng, Kuo-Wang Tsai, Huang-Ming Hu, Yao-Kuang Wang, Seng-Kee Chuah, Angela Chen, Deng-Chyang Wu
OBJECTIVES: Proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-amoxicillin-fluoroquinolone triple therapy is recommended as a second-line treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection in the Maastricht V/Florence Consensus Report. However, the eradication rate of this standard salvage treatment is suboptimal. The objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of esomeprazole-bismuth-tetracycline-levofloxacin therapy (TL quadruple therapy) and esomeprazole-amoxicillin-levofloxacin triple therapy (AL triple therapy) in rescue treatment for H...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718275/-assessment-of-adherence-to-antibiotic-treatment-in-primary-care-by-determining-levels-of-the-drug-using-a-liquid-chromatography-technique
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P Navarro-Gómez, A Sorlózano-Puerto, M M Olmo-Navas, P Nieto-Guindo, R Dueñas-Alcalá, J Gutiérrez-Fernández, R Romero-González, M A Rodriguez-Maresca
OBJECTIVE: The lack of adherence to antibiotic treatments is a matter of special interest, which has important clinical implications, as it is associated with therapeutic failure and increased bacterial resistance causing a high sani-tary cost. The objective of our study was to assess the degree of adherence to prescribed antibiotic treatment in outpatients through the detection of these in blood, urine or sputum. METHODS: Concentrations of antibiotics prescribed in 39 patients (34 with clinical suspicion of urinary tract infection and 5 with clinical suspicion of low respiratory tract infection) treated in Primary Care consultations of the Sanitary District of Almería (Spain) were determined by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry...
July 18, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716027/cytomegalovirus-viraemia-and-mortality-in-renal-transplant-recipients-in-the-era-of-antiviral-prophylaxis-lessons-from-the-western-australian-experience
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Linda A Selvey, Wai H Lim, Peter Boan, Ramyasuda Swaminathan, Claudia Slimings, Amy E Harrison, Aron Chakera
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) establishes a lifelong infection that is efficiently controlled by the immune system; this infection can be reactivated in case of immunosuppression such as following solid organ transplantation. CMV viraemia has been associated with CMV disease, as well as increased mortality and allograft failure. Prophylactic antiviral medication is routinely given to renal transplant recipients, but reactivation during and following cessation of antiviral prophylaxis is known to occur...
July 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713738/three-dimensional-planning-and-reconstruction-of-the-mandible-in-children-with-craniofacial-microsomia-type-iii-using-costochondral-grafts
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Omri Emodi, Yair Israel, Michal Even Almos, Dror Aizenbud, John A Van Aalst, Adi Rachmiel
BACKGROUND: In craniofacial microsomia (CFM) Type III patients, autogenous costochondral grafts (CCG) are conventionally used for the reconstruction of the ramus and condyle. The aim of this study was to describe the use of CCG in children with CFM in terms of outcomes, growth patterns, and complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of nine, aged 4-12 years, patients with CFM Type III, who underwent reconstruction of the mandibular ramus condyle unit by CCG...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711430/implementation-of-a-national-bundle-care-program-to-reduce-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-in-high-risk-units-of-hospitals-in-taiwan
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Chih-Cheng Lai, Chun-Ming Lee, Hsiu-Tzy Chiang, Ching-Tzu Hung, Ying-Chun Chen, Li-Hsiang Su, Zhi-Yuan Shi, Jein-Wei Liu, Chang-Pan Liu, Min-Chi Lu, Yin-Ching Chuang, Wen-Chien Ko, Shu-Hui Tseng, Yen-Hsu Chen, Po-Ren Hsueh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: This study was intended to investigate the impact of implementation of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) bundle care on the incidence of CA-UTI in high-risk units. METHODS: Thirteen high-risk units, including medical (n = 5), surgical (n = 3), cardiac intensive care units (n = 2), respiratory care centers (n = 2), and respiratory care ward (n = 1) were included in this quality-improvement project. This study was divided into pre-intervention phase (from January 1 to July 31) and post-intervention phase (from August 1 to October 31) in 2013...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703158/compliance-with-occupational-exposure-risk-management-procedures-in-a-dental-school-setting
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J O Westall, C Dickinson
Background The Dental Institute at King's College London has recently implemented changes focusing on infection control, including safety needle provision, personal protective equipment campaigns, mandatory lectures and formal assessment for students. We explored the effect of these changes over a five-year period.Methods We observed 49 clinical consultations in 2010 and 50 in 2014, examining clinician attire, personal protective equipment, dental operatory management, sharps hazards and aseptic technique.Results One hundred percent of operators wore gloves, apron and masks, 94% wore eye protection, 98% had uncovered wrists and 88% had tidy hair...
June 9, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700363/prospects-for-elimination-of-soil-transmitted-helminths
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Kristjana H Ásbjörnsdóttir, Arianna R Means, Marleen Werkman, Judd L Walson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) are endemic in 120 countries and are associated with substantial morbidity and loss of economic productivity. Although current WHO guidelines focus on morbidity control through mass drug administration (MDA), there is global interest in whether a strategy targeting disease elimination might be feasible in some settings. This review summarizes the prospects for switching from control to an elimination strategy. RECENT FINDINGS: STH control efforts have reduced the intensity of infections in targeted populations with associated reductions in morbidity...
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697286/annual-burden-of-occupationally-acquired-influenza-infections-in-hospitals-and-emergency-departments-in-the-united-states
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Rachael M Jones, Yulin Xia
Infections among health-care personnel (HCP) occur as a result of providing care to patients with infectious diseases, but surveillance is limited to a few diseases. The objective of this study is to determine the annual number of influenza infections acquired by HCP as a result of occupational exposures to influenza patients in hospitals and emergency departments (EDs) in the United States. A risk analysis approach was taken. A compartmental model was used to estimate the influenza dose received in a single exposure, and a dose-response function applied to calculate the probability of infection...
July 11, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694086/an-outbreak-of-post-craniotomy-propionibacterium-acnes-infections-at-a-tertiary-hospital-england-2011-a-case-control-study-identifies-dural-implants-as-a-risk-factor-for-infection
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Caoimhe McKerr, Nic Coetzee, Obaghe Edeghere, Shakeel Suleman, Neville Q Verlander, Krishna Banavathi
BACKGROUND: In 2011, 15 deep-seated Propionibacterium acnes infections were identified in patients following craniotomies in a hospital in the UK. AIM: To describe the outbreak and report findings from the investigation undertaken in order to identify the source & risk factors and inform control measures. METHODS: Data were obtained from hospital clinical records and included patient and surgical variables. Cases were defined as patients with microbiologically confirmed deep or organ space surgical site infection (SSI) caused by P...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691027/hand-hygiene-practices-and-microbial-investigation-of-hand-contact-swab-among-physiotherapists-in-an-ebola-endemic-region-implications-for-public-health
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S Ibeneme, V Maduako, G C Ibeneme, A Ezuma, T U Ettu, N F Onyemelukwe, D Limaye, G Fortwengel
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene practices (HHP), as a critical component of infection prevention/control, were investigated among physiotherapists in an Ebola endemic region. METHOD: A standardized instrument was administered to 44 randomly selected physiotherapists (23 males and 21 females), from three tertiary hospitals in Enugu, Nigeria. Fifteen participants (aged 22-59 years) participated in focus group discussions (FGDs) and comprised 19 participants in a subsequent laboratory study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689877/a-10-year-follow-up-of-bone-mineral-density-in-hiv-infected-youths-receiving-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate
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Vania Giacomet, Katia Maruca, Alessandro Ambrosi, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, Stefano Mora
BACKGROUND: The use of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) has simplified the antiretroviral regimen for HIV-infected patients and improved their compliance with treatment, but it has been associated with decreased bone mineral density (BMD) in adult patients, and data in pediatric patients are debated. The aim of the current study was to assess the long-term effect of TDF on BMD in young patients. METHODS: BMD was measured at the lumbar spine and in the whole skeleton in 26 HIV-infected youths (13 female and 13 male, aged 5 to 17 years at baseline)...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687211/preventing-transmission-of-multidrug-resistant-pathogens-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Jeffrey R Strich, Tara N Palmore
Infection control in the intensive care unit (ICU) has seen many advances, including rapid molecular screening tests for resistant organisms and chlorhexidine use in daily baths. Although these developments advance the cause of infection prevention, compliance with some of the basic measures remains elusive. Hand hygiene, antimicrobial stewardship, and reduction in device use remain the low-technology interventions that could have a major impact on nosocomial transmission of antimicrobial-resistant organisms...
July 5, 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681803/molecular-biology-of-group-a-streptococcus-and-its-implications-in-vaccine-strategies
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REVIEW
N K Brahmadathan
Infections due to Streptococcus pyogenes and their complications are a problem of major concern in many countries, including India. Primary prophylaxis with benzathine penicillin is the key to control and prevent sequelae such as acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (RF/RHD) or post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN). Non-compliance to prophylaxis due to fear of injection and anaphylaxis is major issues in RF/RHD control in India and leads to continued high prevalence of infection and post-streptococcal sequelae...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673337/rare-presentation-of-intractable-tuberculous-panophthalmitis-with-intraocular-and-intraorbital-abscesses-a-case-report
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Sutasinee Boonsopon, Nattaporn Tesavibul, Mongkol Uiprasertkul, Supinda Leeamornsiri, Pitipol Choopong
BACKGROUND: We report a rare presentation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 29-year-old Burmese woman with human immunodeficiency virus infection and known pulmonary tuberculosis who had been treated for 5 months presented to our hospital with unilateral progressive painful visual loss of 1 month's duration. She was diagnosed with tuberculous panophthalmitis with subretinal and intraorbital abscesses, conjunctival abscess, and extraocular muscle tuberculoma...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668659/morbidity-and-mortality-amongst-indian-hajj-pilgrims-a-3-year-experience-of-indian-hajj-medical-mission-in-mass-gathering-medicine
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Inam D Khan, Shahbaz A Khan, Bushra Asima, Syed B Hussaini, M Zakiuddin, F A Faisal
The Hajj, a mass-gathering of over 3.5-million pilgrims, faces challenges to global health-security, housing, food, water, transportation, communication, sanitation, crowd-control and security. The Indian Medical Mission extended health-security to approximately 140,000 pilgrims, through outreach medical teams, primary-care clinics, tent-clinics, secondary-care hospitals and evacuation capabilities. Data on medical attendance, bed-occupancy, investigations, referrals, medication usage and deaths was compared...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658183/chasing-zero-increasing-infection-control-compliance-on-an-inpatient-cystic-fibrosis-unit
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Samantha Johnson, Mallory McNeal, Joel Mermis, Deepika Polineni, Stephanie Burger
Patients with cystic fibrosis have increased risk of pulmonary infections, and reducing spread of microorganisms is critical. To improve hospital-staff adherence to infection control guidelines, we implemented brightly colored Safe Zone floor decals, staff compliance contracts, and an infection control in-service video. Audits of staff adherence conducted pre and postintervention demonstrated an increased and sustainable improvement among each group (P < .05). These effective measures may be implemented to improve infection control compliance elsewhere...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651403/-compliancy-of-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-for-hiv-infection-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-chengdu
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J Y Xu, Y C Mou, Y L Ma, J Y Zhang
Objective: To evaluate the compliancy of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in men who have sex with men (MSM) in Chengdu, Sichuan province, and explore the influencing factors. Methods: From 1 July 2013 to 30 September 2015, a random, open, multi-center and parallel control intervention study was conducted in 328 MSM enrolled by non-probability sampling in Chengdu. The MSM were divided into 3 groups randomly, i.e. daily group, intermittent group (before and after exposure) and control group. Clinical follow-up and questionnaire survey were carried out every 3 months...
May 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647046/assessment-of-emergency-general-surgery-care-based-on-formally-developed-quality-indicators
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Angela Ingraham, Avery Nathens, Andrew Peitzman, Allison Bode, Gina Dorlac, Warren Dorlac, Preston Miller, Mahsa Sadeghi, Deena D Wasserman, Karl Bilimoria
BACKGROUND: Emergency general surgery outcomes vary widely across the United States. The utilization of quality indicators can reduce variation and assist providers in administering care aligned with established recommendations. Previous quality indicators have not focused on emergency general surgery patients. We identified indicators of high-quality emergency general surgery care and assessed patient- and hospital-level compliance with these indicators. METHODS: We utilized a modified Delphi technique (RAND Appropriateness Methodology) to develop quality indicators...
June 21, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645839/antibiotic-prophylaxis-adequacy-in-knee-arthroplasty-and-surgical-wound-infection-prospective-cohort-study
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J A Del-Moral-Luque, A Checa-García, Á López-Hualda, M C Villar-Del-Campo, J Martínez-Martín, F J Moreno-Coronas, J Montejo-Sancho, G Rodríguez-Caravaca
OBJECTIVE: Antibiotic prophylaxis is the most suitable tool for preventing surgical wound infection. This study evaluated adequacy of antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery for knee arthroplasty and its effect on surgical site infection. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Prospective cohort study. We assessed the degree of adequacy of antibiotic prophylaxis, the causes of non-adequacy, and the effect of non-adequacy on surgical site infection. Incidence of surgical site infection was studied after a maximum incubation period of a year...
June 20, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642792/infection-control-measures-in-private-dental-clinics-in-lebanon
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Jihad Dagher, Charles Sfeir, Ahmad Abdallah, Zeina Majzoub
PURPOSE: Evaluate infection control knowledge, attitude, and practice in Lebanese private dental clinics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A survey including 46 questions related to routine safety procedures was sent to 1150 Lebanese dentists between July 1st and 2nd, 2015. The study sample was selected from the database of registered dentists based on a proportional random sampling ensuring equitable representation of the 5 geographic regions of Lebanon. A subset of 29 questions was used to generate an overall score of compliance (excellent, good, fair, and poor)...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
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