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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525984/study-protocol-evaluation-of-the-probiotic-lactobacillus-fermentum-cect5716-for-the-prevention-of-mastitis-in-breastfeeding-women-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Diana M Bond, Jonathan M Morris, Natasha Nassar
BACKGROUND: Mastitis and accompanying pain have been associated with the cessation of breastfeeding. Mastitis is an inflammatory condition of the breast and may be a result of decreased immunity and a lowered resistance to infection. Mastitis affects up to one in five breastfeeding women with most episodes occurring in the first 6-8 weeks postpartum. Antibiotics are often used in the treatment of mastitis, but have not been popular or proven effective as a preventative agent. The WHO has highlighted significant concerns relating to adverse harms of antibiotic use with the production of antibiotic-resistant strains of disease organisms...
May 19, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520505/early-blockade-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-spinal-cord-injured-dogs-results-in-a-long-term-increase-in-bladder-compliance
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Jonathan Michael Levine, Noah D Cohen, Thomas Fandel, Gwendolyn Joan Levine, Joseph M Mankin, John F Griffin, Sharon C Kerwin, C Elizabeth Boudreau, Alpa Trivedi, Linda Noble-Haeusslein
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is often accompanied by reduced bladder compliance, which contributes to adverse conditions including urinary tract infections and vesicoureteral reflux. Reduced compliance is, in part, attributed to extensive remodeling of the bladder wall including the extracellular matrix (ECM). Here we tested the hypothesis that blockade of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), known for their ability to remodel the ECM, improves bladder compliance in dogs with SCI. We first evaluated dogs with naturally occurring SCIs resulting from intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515601/quality-indicators-compliance-survey-in-indian-intensive-care-units
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Munta Kartik, Palepu B N Gopal, Rahul Amte
CONTEXT: The quality of health care and outcomes of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have been a major subject of discussion in the past decade. Quality indicators in ICUs maintain an order of uniformity and standard care of delivery across ICUs. AIMS: In this study, we tried to analyze the percentage compliance of quality indicators in ICU across our country. METHODS: Four hundred complete questionnaire forms were collected in two stages by means of conducting a survey and through email responses to the survey questionnaire...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514322/relationship-between-a-sepsis-intervention-bundle-and-in-hospital-mortality-among-hospitalized-patients-a-retrospective-analysis-of-real-world-data
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Priya A Prasad, Erica R Shea, Stephen Shiboski, Mary C Sullivan, Ralph Gonzales, David Shimabukuro
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a systemic response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Efforts have been made to develop evidence-based intervention bundles to identify and manage sepsis early in the course of the disease to decrease sepsis-related morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the relationship between a minimally invasive sepsis intervention bundle and in-hospital mortality using robust methods for observational data. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center among adult patients discharged between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2014, and who received a diagnosis of severe sepsis/septic shock (SS/SS)...
May 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511634/human-factors-considerations-in-designing-for-infection-prevention-and-control-in-neonatal-care-findings-from-a-pre-design-inquiry
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Chantal Trudel, Sue Cobb, Kathryn Momtahan, Janet Brintnell, Ann Mitchell
Qualitative data collection methods drawn from the early stages of human-centred design frameworks combined with thematic analysis were used to develop an understanding of infection prevention practice within an existing neonatal intensive care unit. Findings were used to generate a framework of understanding which in turn helped inform a baseline approach for future research and design development. The study revealed that a lack of clarity between infection transmission zones and a lack of design attributes needed to uphold infection prevention measures may be undermining healthcare workers' understanding and application of good practice...
May 17, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511386/assessment-of-disease-severity-and-role-of-cytomegalo-virus-infection-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Nobin Babu Kalappurayil, Jino Thomas, Baburajan Mankuni, Varghese Thomas
INTRODUCTION: Course of Ulcerative Colitis is characterized by intermittent flares interposed between variable periods of remission. Identification of exacerbating factors and appropriate assessment of disease activity are crucial in deciding the choice of treatment. AIM: To evaluate various clinical, endoscopic and histological parameters in assessing disease activity and to find out various risk factors involved in the exacerbation of ulcerative colitis especially the role of Cytomegalo Virus (CMV) infection...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507785/a-retrospective-chart-review-of-chronic-wound-patients-treated-with-topical-oxygen-therapy
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Karen Copeland, Angie R Purvis
Objective: Topical oxygen devices are Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared for the following indications for use of various etiologies: skin ulcerations due to diabetes, venous stasis, postsurgical infections and gangrenous lesions, decubitus ulcers; amputations/infected stumps; skin grafts; burns; and frostbite. The goal of this study was to understand the impact of topical oxygen therapy (TOT) on patient outcomes, including amputation and healing rates. Approach: This retrospective chart review included records collected between January 1, 2007, and July 18, 2016, from male and female patients ranging in age from 4 years to 105 years...
May 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487059/community-phytosanitation-to-manage-cassava-brown-streak-disease
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James Legg, Mathias Ndalahwa, Juma Yabeja, Innocent Ndyetabula, Hein Bouwmeester, Rudolph Shirima, Kiddo Mtunda
Cassava viruses are the major biotic constraint to cassava production in Africa. Community-wide action to manage them has not been attempted since a successful cassava mosaic disease control programme in the 1930s/40s in Uganda. A pilot initiative to investigate the effectiveness of community phytosanitation for managing cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) was implemented from 2013-2016 in two communities in coastal (Mkuranga) and north-western (Chato) Tanzania. CBSD incidence in local varieties at the outset was >90%, which was typical of severely affected regions of Tanzania...
May 6, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486850/vaccine-profile-of-herpes-zoster-hz-su-subunit-vaccine
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Anthony L Cunningham, Thomas Heineman
Herpes zoster (HZ) causes an often severe and painful rash in older people and may be complicated by prolonged pain (postherpetic neuralgia; PHN) and by dissemination in immune-compromised patients. HZ results from reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection, often associated with age-related or other causes of decreased T cell immunity. A live attenuated vaccine boosts this immunity and provides partial protection against HZ, but this decreases with age and declines over 8 years. Areas covered: A new HZ subunit (HZ/su) vaccine combines a key surface VZV glycoprotein (E) with a T cell-boosting adjuvant system (AS01B) and is administered by two intramuscular injections two months apart...
May 9, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475783/national-survey-of-practices-to-prevent-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-and-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-thailand
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Anucha Apisarnthanarak, David Ratz, Thana Khawcharoenporn, Payal K Patel, David J Weber, Sanjay Saint, M Todd Greene
Background: We evaluated the extent to which hospital characteristics, infection control practices, and compliance with prevention bundles impacted multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) infections in Thai hospitals. Methods: From 1 January 2014 to 30 November 2014, we surveyed all Thai hospitals with an intensive care unit and ≥250 beds. Infection control practices for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) were assessed...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465127/implementing-a-pilot-trial-of-an-infection-control-program-in-nursing-homes-results-of-a-matched-cluster-randomized-trial
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Kevin W McConeghy, Rosa Baier, Kevin P McGrath, Christof J Baer, Vincent Mor
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene is the single-most important nursing home (NH) infection control measure. We piloted a multifaceted hand-washing/surface cleaning intervention in 5 NHs. Our aims were to assess the feasibility of implementing this intervention by assessing staff participation, satisfaction, hand-washing compliance, and whether the intervention was associated with reductions in infection rates, new antimicrobial orders, or overall hospitalization rates. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, pair-matched pilot intervention in 10 Colorado NHs to reduce infections for all NH residents from October 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016...
April 29, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464815/avoiding-inappropriate-urinary-catheter-use-and-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-cauti-a-pre-post-control-intervention-study
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Vicki Parker, Michelle Giles, Laura Graham, Belinda Suthers, Wendy Watts, Tony O'Brien, Andrew Searles
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) as the most common healthcare-associated infection accounts for up to 36% of all healthcare-associated infections. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) accounts for up to 80% of these. In many instances indwelling urinary catheter (IDC) insertions may be unjustified or inappropriate, creating potentially avoidable and significant patient distress, embarrassment, discomfort, pain and activity restrictions, together with substantial care burden, costs and hospitalisation...
May 2, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460509/-levofloxacin-based-triple-therapy-versus-bismuth-based-quadruple-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-helicobacter-pylori-as-the-rescue-therapy-a-meta-analysis
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M Zhang, C Y Chen, X T Wang, B Lyu
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of levofloxacin-based triple therapy and bismuth-based quadruple therapy in the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection as rescue regimens. Methods: Related randomized controlled trials assessing the efficacy and safety of levofloxacin-based triple therapy eradicating Hp as salvage treatment were retrieved from Pubmed, Cochrane Library, SPRINGER, VIP database, WanFang database and CKNI database. The literature quality was evaluated by the improved Jadad criterion...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452657/shunting-outcomes-in-posthemorrhagic-hydrocephalus-results-of-a-hydrocephalus-clinical-research-network-prospective-cohort-study
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John C Wellons, Chevis N Shannon, Richard Holubkov, Jay Riva-Cambrin, Abhaya V Kulkarni, David D Limbrick, William Whitehead, Samuel Browd, Curtis Rozzelle, Tamara D Simon, Mandeep S Tamber, W Jerry Oakes, James Drake, Thomas G Luerssen, John Kestle
OBJECTIVE Previous Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) retrospective studies have shown a 15% difference in rates of conversion to permanent shunts with the use of ventriculosubgaleal shunts (VSGSs) versus ventricular reservoirs (VRs) as temporization procedures in the treatment of hydrocephalus due to high-grade intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of prematurity. Further research in the same study line revealed a strong influence of center-specific decision-making on shunt outcomes. The primary goal of this prospective study was to standardize decision-making across centers to determine true procedural superiority, if any, of VSGS versus VR as a temporization procedure in high-grade IVH of prematurity...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446935/anaesthesia-of-the-posterior-urethra-and-pain-reduction-during-cystoscopy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sławomir Poletajew, Sylwia Bender, Paweł Pudełko, Marcin Łykowski, Tomasz Piecha, Bartosz Sutkowski, Piotr Radziszewski
INTRODUCTION: Standard intra-urethral instillation of anaesthetic gel may not sufficiently exclude pain perception during cystoscopy. AIM: To evaluate the impact of the anaesthesia within the posterior urethra on pain intensity related to cystoscopy in men. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty-seven men undergoing cystoscopy were prospectively enrolled in the study. Patients were randomly assigned to the experimental or control group (66 vs...
2017: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436552/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-tenofovir-to-prevent-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hepatitis-b-virus
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M H Hyun, Y-S Lee, J H Kim, J H Je, Y J Yoo, J E Yeon, K S Byun
BACKGROUND: Preventing mother to child transmission of chronic hepatitis B infection in the setting of a high maternal viral load is challenging. The idea has emerged from antepartum tenofovir treatment with combination immunoprophylaxis. AIMS: To demonstrate the efficacy and safety of tenofovir to prevent mother to child transmission of hepatitis B virus. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched through August 16, 2016...
April 24, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435567/role-of-antibiotic-cement-coated-nailing-in-infected-nonunion-of-tibia
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C Bhatia, A K Tiwari, S B Sharma, S Thalanki, A Rai
INTRODUCTION: Infected nonunion of long bones is a chronic and debilitating disorder. It is more difficult to deal with when the implant used for internal fixation itself becomes a potential media for infection because of bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation. Traditionally, it is managed by two-stage procedure for controlling the infection first and then treating the nonunion. This study has been undertaken to explore antibiotic cement coated nailing as single stage treatment modality for treating infection and achieving stability at the same time...
March 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435489/gender-differences-in-cdc-guideline-compliance-for-stis-in-emergency-departments
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Bryan G Kane, Alexander W D Guillaume, Elizabeth M Evans, Terrence E Goyke, Jessica K Eygnor, Lauren Semler, Stephen W Dusza, Marna Rayl Greenberg
INTRODUCTION: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a common reason for emergency department (ED) visits. The objective of this study was to determine if there were gender differences in adherence to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) STI diagnosis and treatment guidelines, as documented by emergency providers. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review to identify patients treated for urethritis, cervicitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in the EDs of three hospitals in a Pennsylvania network during a calendar year...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431849/prospective-cluster-controlled-crossover-trial-to-compare-the-impact-of-an-improved-hydrogen-peroxide-disinfectant-and-a-quaternary-ammonium-based-disinfectant-on-surface-contamination-and-health-care-outcomes
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John M Boyce, Kerri A Guercia, Linda Sullivan, Nancy L Havill, Renee Fekieta, Janet Kozakiewicz, David Goffman
BACKGROUND: Quaternary ammonium-based (Quat) disinfectants are widely used, but they have disadvantages. METHODS: This was a 12-month prospective cluster controlled crossover trial. On 4 wards, housekeepers performed daily cleaning using a disinfectant containing either 0.5% improved hydrogen peroxide (IHP) or Quat. Each month, 5-8 high-touch surfaces in several patient rooms on each ward were tagged with a fluorescent marker and cultured before and after cleaning...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425902/evidence-for-the-benefits-of-food-chain-interventions-on-e-coli-0157-h7-nm-prevalence-in-retail-ground-beef-and-human-disease-incidence-a-success-story
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Frank Pollari, Tanya Christidis, Katarina D M Pintar, Andrea Nesbitt, Jeff Farber, Marie-Claude Lavoie, Alex Gill, Penelope Kirsch, Roger P Johnson
OBJECTIVES: Human infection with Escherichia coli O157:H7/NM has historically been associated with consumption of undercooked ground beef. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the correlation of the decline in E. coli O157:H7/NM infections in Canada with the introduction of control efforts in ground beef by industry. METHODS: The human incidence of E. coli O157:H7/NM, prevalence in ground beef and interventions from 1996 to 2014 were analyzed. Pathogen prevalence data were obtained from federal government and industry surveillance and inspection/compliance programs...
April 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
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