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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899093/microbiological-profile-of-corneal-ulcer-cases-diagnosed-in-a-tertiary-care-ophthalmological-institute-in-nepal
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Sharmila Suwal, Dinesh Bhandari, Pratigya Thapa, Mohan Krishna Shrestha, Jyoti Amatya
BACKGROUND: Corneal ulcer, a major cause of monocular blindness in developing countries has consistently been listed as the major cause of blindness and visual disability in many of the developing nations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, ranking second only to cataract. This study was carried out to determine the microbiological profile of corneal ulcer cases diagnosed among patients visiting Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO), Nepal. METHODS: A total of 101 corneal scrapping samples were tested for routine culture and antibiotic susceptibility at the pathology department of TIO Nepal from April to October 2014...
November 29, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897435/-evaluation-of-an-immunochromatographic-test-for-the-detection-of-oxa-48-carbapenemase
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C Mediavilla-Gradolph, R Sáinz-Rodriguez, M Valverde-Troya, I de Toro-Peinado, M P Bermudez-Ruíz, B Palop-Borrás
OBJECTIVE: Detection and differentiation of various types of carbapenemases is crucial to their control and dissemination. OXA-48 is the most common carbapenemase in Spain and in our environment. The aim of this study is the evaluation of a new immunochromatographic test OXA-48 Card letitest (Coris, BioConcept Belgium) to detect this carbapenemase from solid media. METHODS: During the last year 151 strains of carbapenemase producing bacteria have been isolated, of which 136 were OXA-48 (126 Klebsiella pneumoniae, 1 Klebsiella oxytoca, 5 Escherichia coli, 4 Enterobacter cloacae), and 15 producing other carbapenemases ...
November 25, 2016: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895000/severe-acute-otitis-media-and-acute-mastoiditis-in-adults
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Anu Laulajainen Hongisto, Jussi Jero, Antti Markkola, Riste Saat, Antti A Aarnisalo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare clinical and microbiological findings in adults hospitalized for acute otitis media (AOM) or mastoid infections (acute or latent). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all adults (≥17 years old) hospitalized (between 2003 and 2012) at a tertiary referral center for acute mastoid infections or AOM not responding to outpatient medical treatment. RESULTS: Of the 160 patients in the study sample, 19% had an infection caused by S...
November 28, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892875/the-zoonotic-potential-of-lactococcus-garvieae-an-overview-on-microbiology-epidemiology-virulence-factors-and-relationship-with-its-presence-in-foods
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Alicia Gibello, Fátima Galán-Sánchez, M Mar Blanco, Manuel Rodríguez-Iglesias, Lucas Domínguez, José F Fernández-Garayzábal
Lactococcus garvieae is a relevant worldwide fish pathogen affecting various farmed and wild marine and freshwater species. It has also been isolated from other animals, such as ruminants with subclinical mastitis and pigs with pneumonia. From the early 90s, L. garvieae has been associated with different human infections, mainly endocarditis. During the last five years, human infections by this bacterium appear to be increasing, likely due to the improvement in microbiological methods for bacterial identification and the alertness of this bacterium by physicians...
September 17, 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891222/epidemiology-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bloodstream-infections-in-a-teaching-hospital-factors-related-to-the-carbapenem-resistance-and-patient-mortality
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Lijun Tian, Ruoming Tan, Yang Chen, Jingyong Sun, Jialin Liu, Hongping Qu, Xiaoli Wang
BACKGROUND: Although Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infections (KP-BSIs) have recently attracted attention due to an alarming raise in morbidity and mortality, there have been few reports on the epidemiology of KP-BSIs in mainland China. We sought to describe the epidemiological, microbiological, and clinical characteristics of KP-BSIs, focusing on the risk factors of carbapenem resistance and patient mortality. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of WHONET data of KP-BSI patients admitted to a teaching hospital in Shanghai, China, between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2015 was performed, and the annual percentage of patients with carbapenem-resistant K...
2016: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891118/colistin-in-pig-production-chemistry-mechanism-of-antibacterial-action-microbial-resistance-emergence-and-one-health-perspectives
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Mohamed Rhouma, Francis Beaudry, William Thériault, Ann Letellier
Colistin (Polymyxin E) is one of the few cationic antimicrobial peptides commercialized in both human and veterinary medicine. For several years now, colistin has been considered the last line of defense against infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative such as Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Colistin has been extensively used orally since the 1960s in food animals and particularly in swine for the control of Enterobacteriaceae infections. However, with the recent discovery of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance encoded by the mcr-1 gene and the higher prevalence of samples harboring this gene in animal isolates compared to other origins, livestock has been singled out as the principal reservoir for colistin resistance amplification and spread...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890714/a-randomized-trial-of-the-amikacin-fosfomycin-inhalation-system-for-the-adjunctive-therapy-of-gram-negative-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-iasis-trial
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Marin H Kollef, Jean-Damien Ricard, Damien Roux, Bruno Francois, Eleni Ischaki, Zsolt Rozgonyi, Thierry Boulain, Zsolt Ivanyi, Gál János, Denis Garot, Firas Koura, Epaminondas Zakynthinos, George Dimopoulos, Antonio Torres, Wayne Danker, A Bruce Montgomery
BACKGROUND: Clinical failures in ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by Gram-negative bacteria are common and associated with substantial morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization. METHODS: We assessed the safety and efficacy of the amikacin fosfomycin inhalation system (AFIS) for the treatment of Gram-negative bacterial VAP in a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group, phase 2 study between May 2013 and March 2016. We compared standard of care in each arm plus 300 mg amikacin/120 mg fosfomycin or placebo (saline), delivered by aerosol twice daily for 10 days (or to extubation if <10 days) via the investigational eFlow Inline System (PARI GmbH, Germany)...
November 24, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885293/prevalence-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolated-from-urinary-tract-infected-patients
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P Chaudhary, D Bhandari, K Thapa, P Thapa, D Shrestha, H K Chaudhary, A Shrestha, H Parajuli, B P Gupta
BACKGROUND: Klebsiella pneumoniae, one of the bacterial agents associated with urinary tract infection has been often implicated as a major extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producer in last few decades. This study was designed to assess the prevalence of ESBL producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in urinary isolates at a tertiary care hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, from July to December 2014. METHODS: One thousand nine hundred eighty six mid-stream urine specimens were collected aseptically from the clinically suspected patients of urinary tract infections attending Capital Hospital and Research Center, Kathmandu...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878781/successful-elimination-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-esbl-producing-nosocomial-bacteria-at-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Borbála Szél, Zsolt Reiger, Edit Urbán, Andrea Lázár, Krisztina Mader, Ivelina Damjanova, Kamilla Nagy, Gyula Tálosi
BACKGROUND: Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Gram-negative bacteria are highly dangerous to neonates. At our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the presence of these bacteria became so threatening in 2011 that immediate intervention was required. METHODS: This study was conducted during a nearly two-year period consisting of three phases: retrospective (9 months), educational (3 months) and prospective (9 months). Based on retrospective data analysis, a complex management plan was devised involving the introduction of the INSURE protocol, changes to the antibiotic regimen, microbiological screening at short intervals, progressive feeding, a safer bathing protocol, staff hand hygiene training and continuous monitoring of the number of newly infected and newly colonized patients...
November 23, 2016: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867558/effectiveness-of-lung-ultrasonography-for-diagnosis-of-pneumonia-in-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yang Xia, Yinghua Ying, Shaobin Wang, Wen Li, Huahao Shen
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is usually presented as a forgotten killer, and an early diagnosis could largely improve the prognostic outcomes. Lung ultrasound (LUS) has been universally applied in evaluating multiple pulmonary diseases including pneumonia. However, the diagnosis accuracy of LUS for pneumonia in adults is still uncertain. Hence, we performed a systematic review of the current literature to assess the diagnosis accuracy of LUS for pneumonia in adults. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were searched for clinical trials that assessed the detection accuracy of LUS for pneumonia in adult patients...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867554/tigecycline-combination-for-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-caused-by-extensive-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Hangyong He, Yali Zheng, Bing Sun, Xiao Tang, Rui Wang, Zhaohui Tong
BACKGROUND: Extensive drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (XDR A. baumannii) has emerged as an important pathogen in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) worldwide. This study determined whether or not combination tigecycline (TGC) treatment improved the short-term outcome of patients with XDR A. baumannii-induced VAP. Methods: Fifty-eight patients admitted to our intensive care unit (ICU) with confirmed XDR A. baumannii VAP between January 2011 and June 2013 were retrospectively studied...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866488/disposable-bronchoscope-model-for-simulating-endoscopic-reprocessing-and-surveillance-cultures
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Mohamed H Yassin, Rahman Hariri, Yasir Hamad, Juliet Ferrelli, Leeanna McKibben, Yohei Doi
BACKGROUND Endoscope-associated infections are reported despite following proper reprocessing methods. Microbiological testing can confirm the adequacy of endoscope reprocessing. Multiple controversies related to the method and interpretation of microbiological testing cultures have arisen that make their routine performance a complex target. OBJECTIVE We conducted a pilot study using disposable bronchoscopes (DBs) to simulate different reprocessing times and soaking times and to compare high-level disinfection versus ethylene oxide sterilization...
November 21, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865895/intensive-care-unit-acquired-pneumonia-due-to-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-with-and-without-multidrug-resistance
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Laia Fernández-Barat, Miquel Ferrer, Francesca De Rosa, Albert Gabarrús, Mariano Esperatti, Silvia Terraneo, Mariano Rinaudo, Gianluigi Li Bassi, Antoni Torres
OBJECTIVE: Pseudomonas aeruginosa often presents multi-drug resistance (MDR) in intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired pneumonia (ICUAP), possibly resulting in inappropriate empiric treatment and worse outcomes. We aimed to identify patients with ICUAP at risk for these pathogens in order to improve treatment selection and outcomes. METHODS: We prospectively assessed 222 consecutive immunocompetent ICUAP patients confirmed microbiologically. We determined the characteristics, risk factors, systemic inflammatory response and outcomes of P...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835839/characterisation-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-from-the-southwestern-ohio-northern-kentucky-and-southeastern-indiana-region
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Joel E Mortensen, Barbara DeBurger, Eleanor A Powell, Jeanna DiFranco-Fisher, Laura Koeth, Scott J Weissman
Although carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have been recognised worldwide, there are important gaps in regional prevalence data. This study sought to determine the occurrence and type of CRE in the Cincinnati tri-state region. Clinical microbiology laboratories in the region screened patient stool and rectal swab samples using chromogenic screening agar. Isolates of Enterobacteriaceae resistant to carbapenems were characterised using molecular methods. Area institutions screened 1939 patient samples...
December 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829495/clinical-and-microbiological-features-of-bacteremia-with-streptococcus-equi
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Kristina Trell, Bo Nilson, Ann-Cathrine Petersson, Magnus Rasmussen
Streptococcus equi (SE) rarely causes human infections. We identified 18 SE isolates from blood cultures. The focus of infection was unknown (n = 5), arthritis (n = 3), catheter-related (n = 2), pneumonia (n = 2), or other (n = 6). There were no fatalities. Several patients had animal contacts but there were no indications of clonal outbreaks.
October 18, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812488/identification-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-oxytoca-in-clinical-isolates-in-tehran-hospitals-iran-by-chromogenic-medium-and-molecular-methods
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Majid Validi, Mohammad Mehdi Soltan Dallal, Masoumeh Douraghi, Jalil Fallah Mehrabadi, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani
OBJECTIVES: Production of carbapenemase, especially Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPC), is one of the antibiotic resistance mechanisms of Enterobacteriaceae such as Klebsiella oxytoca. This study aimed to investigate and identify KPC-producing K. oxytoca isolates using molecular and phenotypic methods. METHODS: A total of 75 isolates of K. oxytoca were isolated from various clinical samples, and were verified as K. oxytoca after performing standard microbiological tests and using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method...
October 2016: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811073/laboratory-diagnosis-of-pneumonia-in-the-molecular-age
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REVIEW
Antoni Torres, Nelson Lee, Catia Cilloniz, Jordi Vila, Menno Van der Eerden
Pneumonia remains a worldwide health problem with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Identification of microbial pathogens which cause pneumonia is an important area for optimum clinical management of pneumonia patients and is a big challenge for conventional microbiological methods. The development and implementation of molecular diagnostic tests for pneumonia has been a major advance in the microbiological diagnosis of respiratory pathogens in recent years. However, with new knowledge regarding the microbiome, together with the recognition that the lungs are a dynamic microbiological ecosystem, our current concept of pneumonia is not totally realistic as this new concept of pneumonia involves a dysbiosis or alteration of the lung microbiome...
December 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809803/a-prospective-study-of-treatment-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-infections-and-risk-factors-associated-with-outcome
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Claudia M D de Maio Carrilho, Larissa Marques de Oliveira, Juliana Gaudereto, Jamile S Perozin, Mariana Ragassi Urbano, Carlos H Camargo, Cintia M C Grion, Anna Sara S Levin, Silvia F Costa
BACKGROUND: To describe the clinical and microbiological data of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections, the treatment used, hospital- and infection-related mortality, and risk factors for death. METHODS: A prospective cohort conducted from March 2011 to December 2012. Clinical, demographic, and microbiological data such as in vitro sensitivity, clonality, carbapenemase gene mortality related to infection, and overall mortality were evaluated. Data were analyzed using Epi Info version 7...
November 3, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806498/incidence-of-hospital-acquired-bacterial-pneumonia-and-its-resistance-profiles-in-patients-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit
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Vahid Boostani, Farzaneh Dehghan, Afsaneh Karmostaji, Nader Zolghadri, Afsaneh Shafii
Hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia (HABP) is one of the most important causes of morbidity, mortality and economic problems especially for patients admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) ward. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of nosocomial pneumonia in ICU, identify the causative bacteria and their resistance profiles. This cross sectional study was performed on 214 patients who were admitted in the ICU ward of a general hospital requiring mechanical ventilation for at least 48 h. Identification of HABP was based on the clinical signs manifested 48 h or more after admission, new chest X-ray infiltrates and microbiologic examination of endo tracheal secretion...
July 12, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805529/role-of-serum-procalcitonin-levels-in-solid-organ-transplant-patients
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Şerife Savaş Bozbaş, Balam Er Dedekargınoğlu, Gaye Ulubay, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Systemic infection is among the common complications after solid-organ transplant and is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Because it has prognostic significance, timely diagnosis and treatment are crucial. Procalcitonin is a propeptide of calcitonin and has been increasingly used as a biomarker of bacterial infection. Here, we investigated procalcitonin's role in identifying infectious complications in solid-organ transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the records of 86 adult patients who underwent solid-organ transplant (between 2011 and 2015) with procalcitonin levels determined at our center...
November 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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