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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321299/successful-emergency-department-interventions-that-reduce-time-to-antibiotics-in-febrile-pediatric-cancer-patients
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Sandra Spencer, MIchele Nypaver, Katherine Hebert, Christopher Benner, Rachel Stanley, Daniel Cohen, Alexander Rogers, Jason Goldstick, Prashant Mahajan
Children with cancer and fever are at high risk for sepsis related death. Rapid antibiotic delivery (< 60 minutes) has been shown to reduce mortality. We compared patient outcomes and describe interventions from three separate quality improvement (QI) projects conducted in three United States (US) tertiary care pediatric emergency departments (EDs) with the shared aim to reduce time to antibiotic (TTA) to < 60 minutes in febrile pediatric oncology patients (Temperature > 38.0 C). A secondary objective was to identify interventions amenable to translation to other centers...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271158/physicians-perspectives-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-periodic-fever-aphthous-stomatitis-pharyngitis-and-cervical-adenitis-pfapa-syndrome
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Kalpana Manthiram, Suzanne C Li, Jonathan S Hausmann, Gil Amarilyo, Karyl Barron, Hanna Kim, Simona Nativ, Geraldina Lionetti, Andrew Zeft, Donald Goldsmith, David Kimberlin, Kathryn Edwards, Fatma Dedeoglu, Sivia Lapidus
To assess the practice patterns of pediatric rheumatology and infectious diseases subspecialists in the diagnosis and treatment of periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome. An online survey assessing diagnostic and treatment approaches was sent to 424 members of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) and 980 members of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS). 277 physicians (123 from CARRA and 154 from PIDS representing 21% of the total membership) completed the survey...
March 7, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246576/syndromic-surveillance-in-vanuatu-since-cyclone-pam-a-descriptive-study
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George Worwor, Anthony David Harries, Onofre Edwin Merilles, Kerri Viney, Jean Jacques Rory, George Taleo, Philippe Guyant
In 2012, Vanuatu designed and implemented a syndromic surveillance system based on the guidelines developed by the Pacific Community and the World Health Organization to provide early warning of outbreaks and other important public health events. Four core syndromes were endorsed for surveillance: acute fever and rash, prolonged fever, influenza-like illness and acute watery diarrhoea. In March 2015, Vanuatu was struck by Cyclone Pam, after which several important changes and improvements to the country's syndromic surveillance were made...
October 2016: Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal: WPSAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216959/prescription-patterns-and-appropriateness-of-antibiotics-in-the-management-of-cough-cold-and-diarrhea-in-a-rural-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital
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Akram Ahmad, Muhammad Umair Khan, Sadiqa Malik, Guru Prasad Mohanta, S Parimalakrishnan, Isha Patel, Sameer Dhingra
BACKGROUND: Acute gastroenteritis and respiratory illnesses are the major causes of morbidity and mortality in children under 5 years of age. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prescription pattern of antibiotic utilization during the treatment of cough/cold and/or diarrhea in pediatric patients. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted for 6 months in pediatric units of a tertiary care hospital in South India. Children under 5 years of age presenting with illness related to diarrhea and/or cough/cold were included in this study...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152727/a-prospective-study-of-an-inpatient-febrile-neutropenia-clinical-practice-guideline-in-oncology-patients
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Tanya Thomas, Joshua Reuss, Gina Degennaro, Elizabeth Daniels, Jin Li, Mark Smolkin, Michael Kenneth Keng
114 Background: Febrile neutropenia (FN) is a common complication in oncology patients and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if untreated. Because of this, it is regarded as a medical emergency. FN treatment guidelines universally recommend the prompt initiation ( < 60 minutes) of intravenous antibiotic therapy. We hypothesized that a quality initiative project creating a new FN clinical practice guideline (CPG) would reduce the time to antibiotic administration (TTA) for inpatient oncology patients with FN...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149935/readmission-rate-and-causes-at-90-day-after-radical-cystectomy-in-patients-on-early-recovery-after-surgery-protocol
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Emanuela Altobelli, Maurizio Buscarini, Harcharan S Gill, Eila C Skinner
Background: Radical cystectomy (RC) is associated with high risk of early and late perioperative complications, and readmissions. The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol has been applied to RC showing decreased hospital stay without increased morbidity. Objective: To evaluate the specific causes of hospital readmissions in RC patients treated before and after adoption of an ERAS protocol at our institution. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated the outcome of 207 RC patients on ERAS protocol at the Stanford University Hospital from January 2012 to December 2014...
January 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122594/development-of-a-theory-and-evidence-based-program-to-promote-community-treatment-of-fevers-in-children-under-five-in-a-rural-district-in-southern-ghana-an-intervention-mapping-approach
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Mercy Abbey, L Kay Bartholomew, Margaret A Chinbuah, Margaret Gyapong, John O Gyapong, Bart van den Borne
BACKGROUND: This paper describes the development and implementation of a program to promote prompt and appropriate care seeking for fever in children under the age of five. Designed as a multicomponent program, the intervention comprises elements to influence the behavior of caregivers of children, Community Health Workers, professional health care providers and the wider community. METHODS: Following the six fundamental steps of the Intervention Mapping protocol, we involved relevant stakeholders from the commencement of planning to program end...
January 25, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122576/response-to-fever-and-utilization-of-standby-emergency-treatment-sbet-for-malaria-in-travellers-to-southeast-asia-a-questionnaire-based-cohort-study
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Christof D Vinnemeier, Camilla Rothe, Benno Kreuels, Marylyn M Addo, Sabine Vygen-Bonnet, Jakob P Cramer, Thierry Rolling
BACKGROUND: Guidelines in several European countries recommend standby emergency treatment (SBET) for travellers to regions with low or medium malaria transmission instead of continuous chemoprophylaxis: travellers are advised to seek medical assistance within 24 h in case of fever and to self-administer SBET only if they are not able to consult a doctor within the time period specified. Data on healthcare-seeking behaviour of febrile travellers and utilization of SBET is however scarce as only two studies were performed in the mid-1990s...
January 25, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072664/clinical-pathway-effectiveness-febrile-young-infant-clinical-pathway-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Ashlee Lynn Murray, Elizabeth Alpern, Jane Lavelle, Cynthia Mollen
OBJECTIVE: Young infants are often treated in emergency departments (EDs) for febrile illnesses. Any delay in care or ineffective management could lead to increased patient morbidity and mortality. A standardized ED clinical pathway may improve care for these patients. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of a febrile young infant clinical pathway implemented in a large, urban children's hospital ED on the timeliness and consistency of care. METHODS: This study used a before-and-after retrospective observational study design comparing 2 separate periods: prepathway from September 2007 through August 2008 and postpathway from September 2009 through August 2010...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905890/low-and-declining-attack-rates-of-imported-typhoid-fever-in-the-netherlands-1997-2014-in-spite-of-a-restricted-vaccination-policy
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F S T Suryapranata, M Prins, G J B Sonder
BACKGROUND: Typhoid fever mainly occurs in (sub) tropical regions where sanitary conditions remain poor. In other regions it occurs mainly among returning travelers or their direct contacts. The aim of this study was to evaluate the current Dutch guidelines for typhoid vaccination. METHOD: Crude annual attack rates (AR) per 100,000 Dutch travelers were calculated during the period 1997 to 2014 by dividing the number of typhoid fever cases by the estimated total number of travelers to a specific country or region...
December 1, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804044/tokyo-guidelines-2013-may-be-too-restrictive-and-patients-with-moderate-and-severe-acute-cholecystitis-can-be-managed-by-early-cholecystectomy-too
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Vinoban Amirthalingam, Jee Keem Low, Winston Woon, Vishalkumar Shelat
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is safe and feasible for patients diagnosed with moderate (grade 2) and severe (grade 3) acute cholecystitis (AC) according to the Tokyo Guidelines 2013 (TG13). BACKGROUND: Early cholecystectomy is the current accepted standard of care for patients with mild (grade 1) and selected grade 2 AC based on TG13. For selected grade 2 and grade 3 AC, early percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) followed by delayed cholecystectomy is recommended...
November 1, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780199/factors-associated-with-the-time-of-admission-among-notified-dengue-fever-cases-in-region-viii-philippines-from-2008-to-2014
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Jason Echavez Abello, Julita Gil Cuesta, Boyd Roderick Cerro, Debarati Guha-Sapir
In cases of Dengue fever, late hospital admission can lead to treatment delay and even death. In order to improve early disease notification and management, it is essential to investigate the factors affecting the time of admission of Dengue cases. This study determined the factors associated with the time of admission among notified Dengue cases. The study covered the period between 2008 and 2014 in Region VIII, Philippines. The factors assessed were age, sex, hospital sector, hospital level, disease severity based on the 1997 WHO Dengue classification, and period of admission (distinguishing between the 2010 Dengue epidemic and non-epidemic time)...
October 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680224/a-case-of-cefepime-encephalopathy-being-difficult-to-distinguish-from-non-convulsive-status-epilepticus-during-the-treatment-of-bacterial-meningitis
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Yusuke Toda, Mineo Yamazaki, Tomohiro Ota, Yosuke Fujisawa, Kazumi Kimura
A 64-year-old man with fever, appetite loss, and pain in the back of the neck visited our hospital. We diagnosed him as having bacterial meningitis because of pleocytosis of the cerebrospinal fluid, and started treatment with antibiotics. Multiple cerebral infarcts were found on brain MRI. We suspected that the origin of the bacterial meningitis was infective endocarditis, and administered Cefepime and Gentamicin according to the guidelines for treatment of infective endocarditis. Three days later, he became drowsy and had myoclonus and flapping of the extremities...
October 28, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27546970/blood-culture-isolates-and-antibiogram-of-salmonella-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Lavan Singh, M P Cariappa
BACKGROUND: Enteric fevers contribute majorly to the burden of morbidity from infectious diseases in the developing world. Due to growing antibiotic resistance seen in their management, Salmonella and its various species are required to be periodically tested for sensitivity and resistance patterns, to guide the clinical management at the local level. This will also enable planning of antibiotic recycling wherever feasible. METHODS: A retrospective study of the results of blood culture isolates covering a period of 27 months was done at a tertiary care hospital...
July 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527755/blood-cultures-in-the-evaluation-of-uncomplicated-cellulitis
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Sophie Bauer, Carole E Aubert, Mischa Richli, Christian Chuard
PURPOSE: The frequency of bacteremia and the array of microorganisms involved in cellulitis vary greatly among studies. Although current guidelines do not recommend routine blood culture in uncomplicated cellulitis, their implementation in clinical practice remains challenging. We therefore aimed to assess the frequency, determinants and microbiology of bacteremia in hospitalized patients with uncomplicated cellulitis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all adult patients admitted at a primary-care hospital with a diagnosis of community-acquired uncomplicated cellulitis during a 4-year period...
December 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499360/exploring-the-risk-factors-for-differences-in-the-cumulative-incidence-of-coeliac-disease-in-two-neighboring-countries-the-prospective-diabimmune-study
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Kärt Simre, Oivi Uibo, Aleksandr Peet, Vallo Tillmann, Pille Kool, Anu-Maaria Hämäläinen, Taina Härkönen, Heli Siljander, Suvi Virtanen, Jorma Ilonen, Mikael Knip, Raivo Uibo
BACKGROUND: During the last several decades the prevalence of coeliac disease (CD) has increased worldwide. AIM: To compare the cumulative incidence of CD between Estonian and Finnish children and to identify the risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Children were recruited as part of the DIABIMMUNE Study. In the birth cohort (BC) 258 children from Estonia and 305 from Finland, and in the young children's cohort (YCC) 1363 and 1384 children were followed up, respectively...
November 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27465677/palliative-epilepsy-surgery-in-dravet-syndrome-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Brian J Dlouhy, Brandon Miller, Anna Jeong, Mary E Bertrand, David D Limbrick, Matthew D Smyth
PURPOSE: Dravet syndrome (DS), also known as severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI), is a rare genetic disorder that results in severe childhood-onset epilepsy. Children with DS initially present with seizures in the first year of life that are often associated with fevers. With age, multiple seizure types develop. There are few reports and no guidelines regarding palliative surgical treatment for DS. Therefore, we reviewed our surgical experience with DS. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all patients with genetically confirmed DS who underwent either vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) implantation or corpus callosotomy (CC) from May 2001 to April 2014 at our institution...
September 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27362275/risk-of-transfusion-transmitted-chikungunya-infection-and-efficacy-of-blood-safety-implementation-measures-experience-from-the-2009-epidemic-in-songkhla-province-thailand
#18
Hatsadee Appassakij, Charuporn Promwong, Pairaya Rujirojindakul, Paiwon Khuntikij, Khachornsakdi Silpapojakul
BACKGROUND: To date, neither is there a standard guideline for maintaining a safe blood supply during a chikungunya fever (CHIKF) outbreak nor has a study been performed on actual transfusion-transmitted CHIKF to recipients. This study estimated the potential incidence of transfusion-transmitted CHIKF and compared the efficacies of various blood safety intervention strategies to mitigate the transfusion-transmitted CHIKF risk. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A Web-based tool named the European Up-Front Risk Assessment Tool (EUFRAT) was used to estimate the risk of transfusion-transmitted CHIKF using data inputs from the 2009 Songkhla epidemic in Thailand...
August 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27297115/transfusion-transmitted-malaria-not-preventable-by-current-blood-donor-screening-guidelines-a-case-report
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Arthur Holtzclaw, Zorana Mrsic, Jim Managbanag, Tatjana Calvano, Christopher Colombo
BACKGROUND: Transfusion-transmitted malaria (TTM) is a well-known, though rare, entity in the United States with only 100 cases previously reported. With no Food and Drug Administration-approved screening tests of donated blood for malaria in the United States, prevention relies solely on deferral of the highest-risk donors. We present a case of TTM not preventable by these guidelines. CASE REPORT: A 76-year-old male presented with fever, hypotension, tachycardia, and a urinalysis consistent with a urinary tract infection...
September 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27267334/guidelines-for-the-management-and-treatment-of-periodic-fever-syndromes-periodic-fever-aphthous-stomatitis-pharyngitis-and-adenitis-syndrome
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Maria Teresa R A Terreri, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Claudio Arnaldo Len, Clovis Artur Almeida da Silva, Cristina Medeiros Ribeiro de Magalhães, Silvana B Sacchetti, Virgínia Paes Leme Ferriani, Daniela Gerent Petry Piotto, André de Souza Cavalcanti, Ana Júlia Pantoja de Moraes, Flavio Roberto Sztajnbok, Sheila Knupp Feitosa de Oliveira, Lucia Maria Arruda Campos, Marcia Bandeira, Flávia Patricia Sena Teixeira Santos, Claudia Saad Magalhães
OBJECTIVE: To establish guidelines based on scientific evidence for the management of periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome. DESCRIPTION OF THE EVIDENCE COLLECTION METHOD: The Guideline was prepared from 5 clinical questions that were structured through PICO (Patient, Intervention or indicator, Comparison and Outcome), to search in key primary scientific information databases. After defining the potential studies to support the recommendations, these were graduated considering their strength of evidence and grade of recommendation...
January 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
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