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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919347/invasive-mold-infections-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-patients-with-hematologic-cancer-or-stem-cell-transplantation-2000-2016-uncommon-with-improved-survival-but-still-deadly-often
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Minas P Economides, Leomar Y Ballester, Vinodh A Kumar, Ying Jiang, Jeffrey Tarrand, Victor Prieto, Harrys A Torres, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis
BACKGROUND: Historically considered to have very poor outcome, there is paucity of recent data regarding invasive mold infections (IMIs) of the central nervous system (CNS) in patients with hematologic cancer (HC) or stem cell transplantation (SCT). METHODS: We reviewed the records of HC patients and/or SCT recipients who were diagnosed with CNS IMIs (EORTC/MSG criteria) at MD Anderson Cancer Center (1/1/2000-6/31/2016). Risk factors for survival at day (d) 42 post diagnosis were assessed...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918351/susceptibility-profiles-of-bacteria-causing-urinary-tract-infection-in-southern-tunisia
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Sonda Guermazi-Toumi, Sirine Boujlel, Mouna Assoudi, Riadh Issaoui, Sonia Tlili, Mohamed Ennaceur Hlaiem
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiological profile and the antibiotic resistance of bacteria responsible for urinary infections diagnosed in the department of microbiology of the regional hospital Houcine Bouzaiene (Gafsa) in the south west of Tunisia. METHODS: All the cytobacteriological urine samples analyzed from 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2016 were included in the study. The adopted criteria to define urinary infection were: leukocyturia >10(4)/ml and bacteriuria >10(5)CFU/ml...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915392/impact-of-antibiotic-therapy-in-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-data-from-the-infauci-study
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J M Pereira, J Gonçalves-Pereira, O Ribeiro, J P Baptista, F Froes, J A Paiva
Antibiotic therapy (AT) is the cornerstone of the management of severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, the best treatment strategy is far from being established. To evaluate the impact of different aspects of AT on the outcome of critically ill patients with CAP, we performed a post hoc analysis of all CAP patients enrolled in a prospective, observational, multicentre study. Of the 502 patients included, 76% received combination therapy, mainly a β-lactam with a macrolide (80%). AT was inappropriate in 16% of all microbiologically documented CAP (n=177)...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906397/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-east-china
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Haishen Kong, Fei Yu, Weili Zhang, Xuefen Li
Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is a potentially life-threatening disease affecting many parts of the world, especially Asia. In this study, we explored the clinical and microbiological characteristics of PLA in Chinese patients.A 5-year (2010-2014) retrospective review of medical records on all PLA patients who were admitted to a tertiary teaching hospital was performed.Among 217 PLA cases who were confirmed cultural positive, Klebsiella pneumonia (K pneumonia) was the most common pathogen (n = 165, 76.0%), followed by Escherichia coli (n = 21, 9...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906137/treatment-of-achromobacter-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients
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G Christopher Wood, Brittany L Jonap, George O Maish, Louis J Magnotti, Joseph M Swanson, Bradley A Boucher, Martin A Croce, Timothy C Fabian
BACKGROUND: Achromobacter sp are nonfermenting Gram-negative bacilli (NFGNB) that rarely cause severe infections, including ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Data on the treatment of Achromobacter pneumonia are very limited, and the organism has been associated with a high mortality rate. Thus, more data are needed on treating this organism. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the treatment of Achromobacter VAP in critically ill trauma patients. METHODS: This retrospective, observational study evaluated critically ill trauma patients who developed Achromobacter VAP...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898612/-paediatric-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-before-universal-vaccination-1995-2015
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Muriel Ferreira, Henrique Oliveira, Nuno Costa Silva, Luís Januário, Fernanda Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was introduced in the private market in Portugal in 2001, reaching over the years a moderately high coverage. In July 2015, it was included in the National Immunisation Program. The aim of this study was to characterize invasive pneumococcal disease in a pediatric hospital before universal use of the vaccine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records of all children with Streptococcus pneumoniae identified by culture and/or molecular biology (available since 2008), in products obtained from sterile sites, from January 1995 to June 2015...
June 30, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893183/antimicrobial-resistance-in-africa-a-systematic-review
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Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse, Elizabeth A Ashley, Stefano Ongarello, Joshua Havumaki, Miranga Wijegoonewardena, Iveth J González, Sabine Dittrich
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is widely acknowledged as a global problem, yet in many parts of the world its magnitude is still not well understood. This review, using a public health focused approach, aimed to understand and describe the current status of AMR in Africa in relation to common causes of infections and drugs recommended in WHO treatment guidelines. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE and other relevant databases were searched for recent articles (2013-2016) in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines...
September 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892422/clinicopathologic-and-microbiologic-findings-associated-with-emphysematous-cystitis-in-27-dogs
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Lindsay Kate Merkel, Jody Lulich, David Polzin, Christopher Ober, Jodi Westropp, Jane Sykes
This is a retrospective case series of 27 dogs with emphysematous cystitis. Medical records from two veterinary teaching hospitals from 1992 to 2014 were reviewed. The aims of the study were to determine imaging findings, common underlying disease processes, and prevalent bacterial species and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in dogs with emphysematous cystitis. The most common lower urinary tract sign was hematuria. Gas was detected in the wall and lumen of the urinary bladder in 14 of 27 dogs (51...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891372/controversies-and-advances-in-the-management-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Katherine L Roberts, Marin H Kollef, Scott T Micek, Paul Juang
Although national surveillance data suggests that the incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is down-trending, it remains one of the most commonly encountered hospital acquired infections in the United States and worldwide. Its association with increased healthcare costs and worsened patient outcomes warrants continued effort to improve the care of patients with VAP. Areas covered: The increasing prevalence of multi-drug resistant bacteria further drives the need to explore advances in diagnostic and treatment options...
September 11, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890434/international-ers-esicm-escmid-alat-guidelines-for-the-management-of-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-and-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-guidelines-for-the-management-of-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-hap-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-vap-of-the-european-respiratory
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Antoni Torres, Michael S Niederman, Jean Chastre, Santiago Ewig, Patricia Fernandez-Vandellos, Hakan Hanberger, Marin Kollef, Gianluigi Li Bassi, Carlos M Luna, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, J Artur Paiva, Robert C Read, David Rigau, Jean François Timsit, Tobias Welte, Richard Wunderink
The most recent European guidelines and task force reports on hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) were published almost 10 years ago. Since then, further randomised clinical trials of HAP and VAP have been conducted and new information has become available. Studies of epidemiology, diagnosis, empiric treatment, response to treatment, new antibiotics or new forms of antibiotic administration and disease prevention have changed old paradigms. In addition, important differences between approaches in Europe and the USA have become apparent...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887643/clinical-predictors-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-nosocomial-and-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-a-multicenter-matched-case-control-study
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J Torre-Cisneros, C Natera, F Mesa, M Trikic, J Rodríguez-Baño
The situations in which coverage for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the empirical treatment of nosocomial pneumonia (NP) or severe healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) is needed are poorly defined, particularly outside intensive care units (ICUs). Our aim was to characterize if the risk of MRSA NP/HCAP can be defined by clinical variables. We designed an observational, retrospective, multicenter, case-control study to analyze the association between defined clinical variables and risk of MRSA NP/HCAP in non-ICU patients using conditional multivariable logistic regression...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885921/acquisition-of-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-organisms-during-travel
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Clinton K Murray, Dana M Blyth
The rate of multidrug resistance has continued to increase worldwide, presenting clinicians with further challenges related to patient care. In this article, we review information related to the acquisition of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative organisms among travelers, including deployed personnel, as well as the potential impact on wound microbiology and travelers' diarrhea. Travel to Asia, experiencing travelers' diarrhea, and use of antibiotics, whereas abroad have been associated with an increased risk of acquiring MDR Enterobacteriaceae colonization...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883006/acute-fibrinous-and-organising-pneumonia
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João Rocha Gonçalves, Ricardo Marques, Paula Serra, Leila Cardoso
Acute fibrinous and organising pneumonia (AFOP) is a rare histological pattern of interstitial lung disease. The authors describe a 60-year-old woman admitted to the hospital for sustained fever, presenting with an alveolar opacity on chest X-ray, with the presumed diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia and the onset of antibiotics. Since serological results suggested that Legionella pneumophila was the infectious agent, she was discharged on levofloxacin. A week later, she was again admitted with fever...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882017/utility-of-rapid-microbiological-techniques-for-the-diagnosis-of-severe-infections
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REVIEW
E Cercenado
Rapid diagnostic microbiological techniques and antimicrobial susceptibility testing are necessary for early and adequate treatment. The utility of old (Gram stain, antigen detection, direct antimicrobial susceptibility testing, chromogenic media) and new techniques (molecular assays, MALDI-TOF) is summarized for the rapid diagnosis of bacteraemia and fungaemia, catheter-related bloodstream infections, pneumonia, meningitis, skin and soft-tissue infections, urinary tract infection, Clostridium difficile infection, viral infections, and tuberculosis...
September 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882006/update-in-infectious-diseases-2017
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REVIEW
F J Candel, M Peñuelas, C Lejárraga, T Emilov, C Rico, I Díaz, C Lázaro, J M Viñuela-Prieto, M Matesanz
Antimicrobial resistance in complex models of continuous infection is a current issue. The update 2017 course addresses about microbiological, epidemiological and clinical aspects useful for a current approach to infectious disease. During the last year, nosocomial pneumonia approach guides, recommendations for management of yeast and filamentous fungal infections, review papers on the empirical approach to peritonitis and extensive guidelines on stewardship have been published. HIV infection is being treated before and more intensively...
September 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880805/a-prospective-one-year-microbiologic-survey-of-combined-pneumonia-and-respiratory-failure
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Kristen Fisher, Tracy Trupka, Scott T Micek, Paul Juang, Marin H Kollef
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia and respiratory failure are common problems in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting, often occurring together. The relative prevalence of pneumonia types (community acquired, hospital acquired, ventilator associated) and causative pathogens is not well described in patients with respiratory failure. METHODS: This was a prospective observational cohort study conducted in the medical ICU (34 beds) of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, an academic referral center of 1,300 beds from January 2016-December 2016...
September 7, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869146/intubation-associated-pneumonia-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Ana Sabrina Sousa, Cândida Ferrito, José Artur Paiva
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to characterise intubation-associated pneumonia regarding its diagnosis, causes, risk factors, consequences and incidence. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: Integrative literature review using database Pubmed and B-on and webpages of organisations dedicated to this area of study. SETTING: The research took place between May and July 2015. After selection of the articles, according to established criteria, their quality was assessed and 17 documents were included...
August 28, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866263/use-of-multiplex-pcr-based-molecular-diagnostics-in-diagnosis-of-suspected-cns-infections-in-tertiary-care-setting-a-retrospective-study
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Mahendra Javali, Purushottam Acharya, Aneesh Mehta, Aju Abraham John, Rohan Mahale, R Srinivasa
OBJECTIVES: CNS infections like meningitis and encephalitis pose enormous healthcare challenges due to mortality, sequelae and socioeconomic burden. In tertiary setting, clinical, microbiological, cytological and radiological investigations are not distinctive enough for diagnosing microbial etiology. Molecular diagnostics is filling this gap. We evaluated the clinical impact of a commercially available multiplex molecular diagnostic system - SES for diagnosing suspected CNS infections...
August 30, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865741/long-term-outcomes-of-inappropriate-antibiotic-therapy-for-upper-urinary-tract-infections-caused-by-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Inbal Greenhouse, Frida Babushkin, Talya Finn, Zvi Shimoni, Moran Aliman, Ronen Ben-Ami, Regev Cohen
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the short- and long-term outcomes of different antimicrobial treatment options for upper urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients with a first episode of febrile UTI and positive urine culture with ESBL-producing E. coli or K. pneumoniae during 2012-2015. We compared outcomes among patients who received: (1) definitive treatment with a carbapenem (CP), (2) a microbiologically appropriate intravenous non-carbapenem agent (NCA), (3) a non-appropriate antimicrobial (NAA), and (4) an intravenous NAA followed by an oral NCA (NAA-PO)...
July 28, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859703/sinus-bacteriology-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-or-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-a-systematic-review
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Maria E Møller, Mikkel C Alanin, Christian Grønhøj, Kasper Aanæs, Niels Høiby, Christian von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: A correlation exists between the microbial flora of the upper and lower airways in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) or with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). The sinuses can function as a bacterial reservoir where gram-negative bacteria adapt to the airways and repeatedly are aspirated to and colonize the lungs according to the theory of the united (unified) airways. Whereas the pattern of bacterial flora in the lower airways has been extensively studied, the upper airways have drawn limited attention...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
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