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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911391/a-murine-model-of-group-b-streptococcus-vaginal-colonization
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Kathryn A Patras, Kelly S Doran
Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus, GBS), is a Gram-positive, asymptomatic colonizer of the human gastrointestinal tract and vaginal tract of 10 - 30% of adults. In immune-compromised individuals, including neonates, pregnant women, and the elderly, GBS may switch to an invasive pathogen causing sepsis, arthritis, pneumonia, and meningitis. Because GBS is a leading bacterial pathogen of neonates, current prophylaxis is comprised of late gestation screening for GBS vaginal colonization and subsequent peripartum antibiotic treatment of GBS-positive mothers...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908639/animal-models-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Geraldine Taylor
Human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) is a major cause of respiratory disease and hospitalisation of infants, worldwide, and is also responsible for significant morbidity in adults and excess deaths in the elderly. There is no licensed hRSV vaccine or effective therapeutic agent. However, there are a growing number of hRSV vaccine candidates that have been developed targeting different populations at risk of hRSV infection. Animal models of hRSV play an important role in the preclinical testing of hRSV vaccine candidates and although many have shown efficacy in preclinical studies, few have progressed to clinical trials or they have had only limited success...
November 29, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891280/lung-ultrasound-in-early-diagnosis-of-neonatal-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-before-any-radiographic-or-laboratory-changes
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Mohammed Ibrahim, Ahmed Omran, Mostafa Ibrahim, Nouran Bioumy, Sonya El-Sharkawy
Neonatal pneumonia is reported to be the primary cause of neonatal respiratory failure and one of the common causes of neonatal hospitalization and death in developing countries. Chest X-ray was considered the gold standard for diagnosis of neonatal pneumonia. Lung ultrasonography has been described as a valuable noninvasive tool for the diagnosis of many neonatal pulmonary diseases. We report a case of ventilation associated neonatal pneumonia with very early diagnosis using lung ultrasound before any significant radiographic changes in chest X-ray or laboratory findings suggestive of infection...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889252/peripartum-maternal-transmission-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-organism-to-newborn-infants
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Avi Peretz, Alina Skuratovsky, Efrat Khabra, Amos Adler, Pastukh Nina, Shay Barak, Yuri Perlitz, Moshe Ben-Ami, Amir Kushnir
The aim of this study was to determine whether the route of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) transmission to hospitalized newborns was from their mothers during delivery. Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) hospitalized newborns were sampled for ESBL presence by stool cultures on the first and fourth days of life. Mothers of ESBL-positive newborns were sampled for possible correlation detection. Bacteria isolates were molecularly identified and susceptibility tests for antibiotic agents were performed...
November 12, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886039/use-of-personal-digital-assistants-to-detect-healthcare-associated-infections-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-in-egypt
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Elham Am El-Feky, Doa'a A Saleh, Jehan El-Kholy, Ahmed Mahmoud Sayed, Yasmeen Mansi, Mohamed Hashem
INTRODUCTION: Personal digital assistants (PDAs) used in electronic laboratory-based surveillance are a promising alternative to conventional surveillance to detect healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The aim of the study was to monitor, detect, and analyze HAIs using PDAs in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODOLOGY: In this descriptive study, 1,053 neonates admitted to the NICU in the obstetrics and gynecology ward at the Cairo University hospital were included and evaluated for HAIs by collecting data using PDAs programmed by Naval Medical Research Unit 3, Cairo, with the definitions for HAIs provided by the National Healthcare Safety Network of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885286/immediate-outcome-of-hypoxic-ischaemic-encephalopathy-in-hypoxiate-newborns-in-nepal-medical-college
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S Shrestha, G S Shrestha, A Sharma
BACKGROUND: Birth asphyxia is the fifth major cause of under-five child deaths after pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal infections and complications of preterm birth. It is one of the important causes of neonatal mortality and morbidity accounting up to 30% of neonatal death in Nepal. It is also an important cause of long-term neurological disability and impairment. The mortality rate due to birth asphyxia is considered a good guide to the quality of perinatal care. This study was conducted to assess the rate of birth asphyxia, risk factors and outcome of the babies who were asphyxiated at birth...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879557/chryseobacterium-indologenes-associated-pneumonia-in-two-neonates
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Shruti Radera, Shalini Tripathi, Jyotsna Agarwal, Mala Kumar
Chryseobacterium species are widely distributed in nature and can rarely cause human infection. Few cases reported in hospitalized patients are in immunocompromised hosts with indwelling devices and associated co-morbidities. Chryseobacterium species are usually multi-drug resistant. We describe two cases of C. indologenes associated-pneumonia in neonates and review the published infant cases.
November 22, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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/27875769/status-epilepticus-in-pregnant-women-with-epilepsy-after-valproate-adjustment-a-case-series
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Mengqian Wu, Nanya Hao, Bo Yan, Xiaosa Chi, Dong Zhou
PURPOSE: Valproate is an effective wide-spectrum anti-epileptic drug that is also known to be teratogenic. Its administration in epileptic women remains controversial. This report aims to draw more attention to valproate adjustment before and during pregnancy. METHODS: We collected medical records of pregnant women with epilepsy at West China Hospital in Chengdu, China who developed status epilepticus during pregnancy after valproate withdrawal or reduction in dose from January 2013 to July 2015...
November 14, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869441/immunology-update-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases
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S Paul Starr
There are 264 primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs), most of which are rare. They are caused by complement deficiencies, defects in phagocyte function, impaired T-cell function, and/or impaired B-cell function with antibody deficiencies. Most patients with PIDs will present, at varying ages, with frequent infections. These infections can be common respiratory tract infections such as otitis media or pneumonia, or they can be unusual bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections. Neonatal screening for severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, one of the most common and serious PIDs, is now performed in most US states, but many PIDs manifest and are detected after birth...
November 2016: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863161/hla-dr-polymorphisms-influence-in-vivo-responses-to-staphylococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-toxin-1-in-a-transgenic-mouse-model
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A Krogman, A Tilahun, C S David, V R Chowdhary, M P Alexander, G Rajagopalan
Toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) is a potent superantigen produced by Staphylococcus aureus. In addition to menstrual and nonmenstrual toxic shock syndromes, TSST-1 is also implicated in the immunopathogenesis of pneumonia, infective endocarditis, neonatal exanthematous disease, and atopic dermatitis among others. Superantigens first bind to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules and then activate a large proportion of T cells by cross-linking their T cell receptor. As binding to MHC class II molecules is a critical step in the robust activation of the immune system by TSST-1 and other superantigens, polymorphic variations between different HLA-DR alleles could potentially influence the magnitude of immune activation and immunopathology caused by TSST-1...
November 15, 2016: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856076/hospital-wide-comparison-of-health-care-associated-infection-among-8-intensive-care-units-a-retrospective-analysis-for-2010-2015
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DongMei Yue, Caiping Song, Bo Zhang, Zhiyong Liu, Jin Chai, Yang Luo, Hao Wu
BACKGROUND: Exploring the distribution of nosocomial pathogens among different categories of intensive care units (ICUs) is critical to improving the management of health care-associated infection (HAI). Despite both single- and multicenter studies, the nature of the variations of HAIs within various ICUs remains inadequately evaluated. METHODS: Data on HAIs at our hospital during the period January 2010-December 2015 were collected from 8 ICUs, namely, respiratory, cardiovascular, neurology, neonatal, hematology, emergency, cardiothoracic surgery, and neurosurgery ICUs, at a tertiary hospital...
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851405/1770-successful-treatment-of-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-pneumonia-in-a-preterm-neonatal-patient
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Pooja Shah, Sabrina Malik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846254/extended-spectrum-beta-%C3%AE-lactamases-and-antibiogram-in-enterobacteriaceae-from-clinical-and-drinking-water-sources-from-bahir-dar-city-ethiopia
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Bayeh Abera, Mulugeta Kibret, Wondemagegn Mulu
BACKGROUND: The spread of Extended-Spectrum beta (β)-Lactamases (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae has become a serious global problem. ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae vary based on differences in antibiotic use, nature of patients and hospital settings. This study was aimed at determining ESBL and antibiogram in Enterobacteriaceae isolates from clinical and drinking water sources in Bahir Dar City, Northwest Ethiopia. METHODS: Enterobacteriaceae species were isolated from clinical materials and tap water using standard culturing procedures from September 2013 to March 2015...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834742/results-of-the-ictus-2-trial-intravascular-cooling-in-the-treatment-of-stroke-2
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Patrick Lyden, Thomas Hemmen, James Grotta, Karen Rapp, Karin Ernstrom, Teresa Rzesiewicz, Stephanie Parker, Mauricio Concha, Syed Hussain, Sachin Agarwal, Brett Meyer, Julie Jurf, Irfan Altafullah, Rema Raman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Therapeutic hypothermia is a potent neuroprotectant approved for cerebral protection after neonatal hypoxia-ischemia and cardiac arrest. Therapeutic hypothermia for acute ischemic stroke is safe and feasible in pilot trials. We designed a study protocol to provide safer, faster therapeutic hypothermia in stroke patients. METHODS: Safety procedures and 4°C saline infusions for faster cooling were added to the ICTuS trial (Intravascular Cooling in the Treatment of Stroke) protocol...
November 10, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834717/draft-genome-sequence-of-an-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-positive-hypervirulent-klebsiella%C3%A2-pneumoniae-strain-with-novel-sequence-type-2318-isolated-from-a-neonate
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Chaitra Shankar, Sridhar Santhanam, Manish Kumar, Vijay Gupta, Naveen Kumar Devanga Ragupathi, Balaji Veeraraghavan
Antimicrobial resistance among hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae is increasingly reported. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of a hypervirulent K. pneumoniae strain isolated from a neonate with sepsis belonging to novel sequence type 2318 (ST2318).
November 10, 2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833343/distraction-osteogenesis-for-management-of-severe-osa-in-pierre-robin-sequence-an-approach-to-elude-tracheostomy-in-infants
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N K Sahoo, I D Roy, Shamsher Dalal, Amit Bhandari
BACKGROUND: Severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a life threatening condition associated with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) due to mandibular micrognathia and glossoptosis. Often these patients require tracheostomy at an early age which has high morbidity. Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is an accepted method of treatment for patients with hypoplastic mandible to achieve mandibular lengthening without need for a bone graft. It has also been used in respiratory distressed neonates and infants to avoid tracheostomy...
December 2016: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817783/-pancytopenia-and-metabolic-decompensation-in-a-neonate
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Jian-Qiang Tan, Da-Yu Chen, Zhen-Qin Mo, Zhe-Tao Li, Ji-Wei Huang, Ren Cai, Ti-Zhen Yan
A 9-day-old male patient was admitted to the hospital because of cough, anhelation, feeding difficulty and lethargy. The diagnostic examinations indicated pulmonary infection, severe metabolic acidosis, hyperglycemia, hyperammonemia and pancytopenia in the patient. Blood and urine screening and isovaleryl-CoA dehydrogenase (IVD) gene detection for inherited metabolic diseases were performed to clarify the etiology. Tandem mass spectrometric screening for blood showed an elevated isovalerylcarnitine (C5) level...
November 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802107/clonal-spread-of-colistin-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-coproducing-kpc-and-vim-carbapenemases-in-neonates-at-a-tunisian-university-hospital
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Hajer Battikh, Chiraz Harchay, Amal Dekhili, Khaoula Khazar, Fehima Kechrid, Meriem Zribi, Afef Masmoudi, Chedlia Fendri
In this study, we have attempted to report the first clonal spread of colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae coproducing KPC and VIM carbapenemases in the neonatal unit of Rabta Teaching Hospital of Tunis (Tunisia). This retrospective study was performed from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 in the Microbiology Laboratory at the Rabta University Hospital of Tunis. Twenty-one nonreplicate colistin-resistant K. pneumoniae were isolated from 19 patients hospitalized in the neonatal unit and 2 patients in the adult intensive care unit (ICU)...
November 1, 2016: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779696/microfloral-diversity-in-the-lower-respiratory-tracts-of-neonates-with-bacterial-infectious-pneumonia-combined-with-ventilator%C3%A2-associated-pneumonia
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Wei Lu, Jia-Lin Yu, Lu-Quan Li, Qi Lu, Zheng-Li Wang, Yun Pan
Bacterial infectious pneumonia is one of the major causes of mortality in neonates, particularly when the neonates suffer from ventilator‑associated pneumonia (VAP). However, the causes of pneumonia are difficult to define. Thus, the present study focused on understanding the diversity of microflora in the lower respiratory tract to elucidate the causes. The experimental groups comprised newborns who suffered from infectious pneumonia with or without VAP (IVAP and IP groups, respectively), whereas the control group comprised newborns who suffered from respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) without VAP (RDS group)...
October 25, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
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