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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631639/prevalence-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-among-the-patients-attending-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital
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Lavanya Segar, Joshy M Easow, Sreenivasan Srirangaraj, Mohammad Hanifah, Noyal M Joseph, K S Seetha
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile, a most important nosocomial enteric pathogen, is recognized globally as responsible for antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis. It is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality due to widespread use of antibiotics. AIMS: The study was done to determine the prevalence of C. difficile infection (CDI) among the patients attending a tertiary care teaching hospital in Puducherry. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: We performed a prospective cohort study in Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630239/an-unusual-case-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-infection-with-pseudomembranous-colitis-like-lesions-associated-with-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-and-neurological-sequelae
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James Kennedy, Lauren Simmonds, Robert Orme, Warren Doherty
A 75-year-old man was admitted with abdominal pain and fresh rectal bleeding. Significantly, he had no risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection. An abdominal CT demonstrated colonic thickening, and flexible sigmoidoscopy identified pseudomembranous colitis-like lesions. After initial treatment as C. difficile colitis, a stool sample revealed Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection. Antibiotic therapy was stopped due to the risk of lysis-mediated toxin release, but unfortunately, the patient continued to deteriorate...
June 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629876/effect-of-antibiotic-stewardship-on-the-incidence-of-infection-and-colonisation-with-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-and-clostridium-difficile-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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David Baur, Beryl Primrose Gladstone, Francesco Burkert, Elena Carrara, Federico Foschi, Stefanie Döbele, Evelina Tacconelli
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic stewardship programmes have been shown to reduce antibiotic use and hospital costs. We aimed to evaluate evidence of the effect of antibiotic stewardship on the incidence of infections and colonisation with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. METHODS: For this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched PubMed, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Web of Science for studies published from Jan 1, 1960, to May 31, 2016, that analysed the effect of antibiotic stewardship programmes on the incidence of infection and colonisation with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and Clostridium difficile infections in hospital inpatients...
June 16, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623367/bovine-antibodies-targeting-primary-and-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-disease-are-a-potent-antibiotic-alternative
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Melanie L Hutton, Bliss A Cunningham, Kate E Mackin, Shelley A Lyon, Meagan L James, Julian I Rood, Dena Lyras
The increased incidence of antibiotic resistant 'superbugs' has amplified the use of broad spectrum antibiotics worldwide. An unintended consequence of antimicrobial treatment is disruption of the gastrointestinal microbiota, resulting in susceptibility to opportunistic pathogens, such as Clostridium difficile. Paradoxically, treatment of C. difficile infections (CDI) also involves antibiotic use, leaving patients susceptible to re-infection. This serious health threat has led to an urgent call for the development of new therapeutics to reduce or replace the use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622340/antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-surgical-site-infections-as-a-risk-factor-for-infection-with-clostridium-difficile
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Aubrey Balch, Aaron M Wendelboe, Sara K Vesely, Dale W Bratzler
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to measure the association between 2013 guideline concordant prophylactic antibiotic use prior to surgery and infection with Clostridium difficile. DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective case-control study by selecting patients who underwent a surgical procedure between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. SETTING: Large urban community hospital. PATIENTS: Cases and controls were patients age 18+ years who underwent an eligible surgery (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619474/high-metabolic-versatility-of-different-toxigenic-and-non-toxigenic-clostridioides-difficile-isolates
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Thomas Riedel, Daniela Wetzel, Julia Danielle Hofmann, Simon Paul Erich Otto Plorin, Henning Dannheim, Mareike Berges, Ortrud Zimmermann, Boyke Bunk, Isabel Schober, Cathrin Spröer, Heiko Liesegang, Dieter Jahn, Jörg Overmann, Uwe Groß, Meina Neumann-Schaal
Clostridioides difficile (formerly Clostridium difficile) is a major nosocomial pathogen with an increasing number of community-acquired infections causing symptoms from mild diarrhea to life-threatening colitis. The pathogenicity of C. difficile is considered to be mainly associated with the production of genome-encoded toxins A and B. In addition, some strains also encode and express the binary toxin CDT. However; a large number of non-toxigenic C. difficile strains have been isolated from the human gut and the environment...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610932/automatic-environmental-disinfection-with-hydrogen-peroxide-and-ion-silver-versus-manual-environmental-disinfection-with-sodium-hypochlorite-a-multicenter-randomized-before-and-after-trial
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D Mosci, G W Marmo, L Sciolino, C Zaccaro, R Antonellini, L Accogli, T Lazzarotto, M Mongardi, M P Landini
AIMS: 1. Compare the effectiveness of an automated disinfection system with hydrogen peroxide <8% and silver ion versus a manual method with 0.5% sodium hypochlorite solution to evaluate the reduction of microbial mesophilic contamination and Clostridium difficile (CD) presence; 2. Evaluate the organizational impact of these two technologies in terms of time required for the process. METHODS: A randomized multicenter trial performed in four public and private health facilities in the Emilia-Romagna Region, in different wards including medicine, orthopaedics, long-term care, recovery and functional rehabilitation, which were previously occupied by patients with Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609252/fecal-microbiota-transplantation-in-metabolic-syndrome-history-present-and-future
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P F de Groot, M N Frissen, N C de Clercq, M Nieuwdorp
The history of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) dates back even to ancient China. Recently, scientific studies have been looking into FMT as a promising treatment of various diseases, while in the process teaching us about the interaction between the human host and its resident microbial communities. Current research focuses mainly on Clostridium difficile infections, however interest is rising in other areas such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the metabolic syndrome. With regard to the latter, the intestinal microbiota might be causally related to the progression of insulin resistance and diabetes...
May 4, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608496/stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-in-the-intensive-care-unit-trial-detailed-statistical-analysis-plan
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M Krag, A Perner, J Wetterslev, T Lange, M P Wise, M Borthwick, S Bendel, P Pelosi, F Keus, A B Guttormsen, J C Schefold, T S Meyhoff, S Marker, M H Møller
BACKGROUND: In this statistical analysis plan, we aim to provide details of the pre-defined statistical analyses of the Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in the Intensive Care Unit (SUP-ICU) trial. The aim of the SUP-ICU trial is to assess benefits and harms of stress ulcer prophylaxis with a proton pump inhibitor in adult patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: The SUP-ICU trial is an investigator-initiated, international, multicentre, randomised, blinded, parallel-group trial of intravenously pantoprazole 40 mg once daily vs...
June 12, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607468/clostridium-difficile-flagella-induce-a-pro-inflammatory-response-in-intestinal-epithelium-of-mice-in-cooperation-with-toxins
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Jameel Batah, Hussein Kobeissy, Phuong Trang Bui Pham, Cécile Denève-Larrazet, Sarah Kuehne, Anne Collignon, Claire Janoir-Jouveshomme, Jean-Christophe Marvaud, Imad Kansau
Clostridium difficile is the most important enteropathogen involved in gut nosocomial post-antibiotic infections. The emergence of hypervirulent strains has contributed to increased mortality and morbidity of CDI. The C. difficile toxins contribute directly to CDI-associated lesions of the gut, but other bacterial factors are needed for the bacteria to adhere and colonize the intestinal epithelium. The C. difficile flagella, which confer motility and chemotaxis for successful intestinal colonization, could play an additional role in bacterial pathogenesis by contributing to the inflammatory response of the host and mucosal injury...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604925/association-of-adverse-events-with-antibiotic-use-in-hospitalized-patients
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Pranita D Tamma, Edina Avdic, David X Li, Kathryn Dzintars, Sara E Cosgrove
Importance: Estimates of the incidence of overall antibiotic-associated adverse drug events (ADEs) in hospitalized patients are generally unavailable. Objective: To describe the incidence of antibiotic-associated ADEs for adult inpatients receiving systemic antibiotic therapy. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective cohort of adult inpatients admitted to general medicine wards at an academic medical center. Exposures: At least 24 hours of any parenteral or oral antibiotic therapy...
June 12, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603640/prevalence-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-indonesia
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D A Collins, M H Gasem, T H Habibie, I G Arinton, P Hendriyanto, A P Hartana, T V Riley
Clostridium difficile has not been studied in detail in Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. We thus performed a prevalence study across four hospitals in Central Java province, Indonesia. Stool samples were collected from patients with diarrhoea and tested by enzyme immunoassay for glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) and toxin A/B (C DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE, TechLab). Specimens were cultured and molecular typing was performed. In total, 340 samples were tested, of which 70 (20.6%) were GDH positive, with toxin detected in 19 (5...
July 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603609/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-clostridium-difficile-isolated-in-thailand
#13
Papanin Putsathit, Monthira Maneerattanaporn, Pipat Piewngam, Daniel R Knight, Pattarachai Kiratisin, Thomas V Riley
BACKGROUND: Exposure to antimicrobials is the major risk factor associated with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Paradoxically, treatment of CDI with antimicrobials remains the preferred option. To date, only three studies have investigated the antimicrobial susceptibility of C. difficile from Thailand, two of which were published in the 1990s. This study aimed to investigate the contemporary antibiotic susceptibility of C. difficile isolated from patients in Thailand. METHODS: A collection of 105 C...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602676/interactions-between-gut-bacteria-and-bile-in-health-and-disease
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Sarah L Long, Cormac G M Gahan, Susan A Joyce
Bile acids are synthesized from cholesterol in the liver and released into the intestine to aid the digestion of dietary lipids. The host enzymes that contribute to bile acid synthesis in the liver and the regulatory pathways that influence the composition of the total bile acid pool in the host have been well established. In addition, the gut microbiota provides unique contributions to the diversity of bile acids in the bile acid pool. Gut microbial enzymes contribute significantly to bile acid metabolism through deconjugation and dehydroxylation reactions to generate unconjugated bile acids and secondary bile acids...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602273/prevalence-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-acute-care-hospitals-long-term-care-facilities-and-outpatient-clinics-is-clostridium-difficile-infection-underdiagnosed-in-long-term-care-facility-patients
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Amar Krishna, Amina Pervaiz, Paul Lephart, Noor Tarabishy, Swapna Varakantam, Aditya Kotecha, Reda A Awali, Keith S Kaye, Teena Chopra
Clostridium difficile infection is a common cause of diarrhea in long-term care facility (LTCF) patients. The high prevalence of C difficile infection in LTCFs noted in our study calls for a critical need to educate LTCF staff to send diarrheal stool for C difficile testing to identify more cases and prevent transmission.
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596600/detection-of-dna-amplicons-of-polymerase-chain-reaction-using-litmus-test
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Dingran Chang, Kha Tram, Ben Li, Qian Feng, Zhifa Shen, Christine H Lee, Bruno J Salena, Yingfu Li
We report on a new colorimetric DNA detection method that takes advantage of the power of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the simplicity of the classic litmus test. The strategy makes use of a modified set of primers for PCR to facilitate ensuing manipulations of resultant DNA amplicons: their tagging with urease and immobilization onto magnetic beads. The amplicon/urease-laden beads are then used to hydrolyze urea, resulting in the increase of pH that can be conveniently reported by a pH-sensitive dye...
June 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595289/the-drivers-of-acute-and-long-term-care-c-difficile-infection-rates-a-retrospective-multilevel-cohort-study-of-251-facilities
#17
Kevin Antoine Brown, Nick Daneman, Makoto Jones, Kevin Nechodom, Vanessa Stevens, Frederick R Adler, Matthew Bidwell Goetz, Jeanmarie Mayer, Matthew Samore
Background: Drivers of differences in C. difficile incidence across acute and long-term care facilities are poorly understood. We sought to obtain a comprehensive picture of C. difficile incidence and risk factors in acute and long-term care. Methods: We conducted a case-cohort study of persons spending at least 3 days in one of 131 acute care or 120 long-term facilities managed by the United States Veterans Health Administration between 2006 and 2012. Patient (n=8) and facility factors (n=5) were included in analyses...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593617/the-dangers-of-extreme-body-mass-index-values-in-patients-with-clostridium-difficile
#18
Brian H Nathanson, Thomas L Higgins, William T McGee
PURPOSE: To examine the association between body mass index (BMI) and in-hospital mortality in patients presenting with Clostridium difficile infections in emergency department visits (ED) in the USA. Infected patients with extreme BMIs may have an elevated mortality risk, but prior studies examining this question have been too small to reach definitive conclusions. METHODS: Data were from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality during 2012...
June 7, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592977/clostridium-difficile-colonization-and-or-infection-during-infancy-and-the-risk-of-childhood-allergic-diseases
#19
Sun Hwa Lee, Yun Na Gong, Eell Ryoo
PURPOSE: The gut microbiota can influence several diseases through immune modulation; however, the exact role of microbes such as Clostridium difficileand the relationship between microbiota colonization and allergic diseases are not well known. This study aimed to determine the relationship between C. difficilecolonization and/or infection (CDCI) during infancy and allergic diseases during early childhood. METHODS: Infants 1-12 months of age presenting changes in bowel habits for more than 2 weeks were enrolled in this study...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592870/influence-of-a-patient-transfer-network-of-us-inpatient-facilities-on-the-incidence-of-nosocomial-infections
#20
Juan Fernández-Gracia, Jukka-Pekka Onnela, Michael L Barnett, Víctor M Eguíluz, Nicholas A Christakis
Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections are a substantial source of morbidity and mortality and have a common reservoir in inpatient settings. Transferring patients between facilities could be a mechanism for the spread of these infections. We wanted to assess whether a network of hospitals, linked by inpatient transfers, contributes to the spread of nosocomial infections and investigate how network structure may be leveraged to design efficient surveillance systems. We construct a network defined by the transfer of Medicare patients across US inpatient facilities using a 100% sample of inpatient discharge claims from 2006-2007...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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