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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730858/management-of-children-with-persistent-group-a-streptococcal-carriage
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Maria E Zacharioudaki, Emmanouil Galanakis
Chronic GAS carrier state is best defined as the prolonged presence of group A β-haemolytic Streptococcus (GAS) in the pharynx without evidence of infection or inflammation. Chronic GAS carriers have a low risk of immune mediated complications. Persistent pharyngeal carriage often raises management issues. In this study, we review the evidence on the management of persistent GAS carriage in children and propose a management algorithm. Areas covered: Chronic GAS pharyngeal carriage is quite common affecting 10-20% of school-aged children...
July 21, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729240/empiric-antibiotic-use-and-susceptibility-in-infants-with-bacterial-infections-a-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
#2
Elana A Feldman, Russell J McCulloh, Angela L Myers, Paul L Aronson, Mark I Neuman, Miranda C Bradford, Elizabeth R Alpern, Frances Balamuth, Mercedes M Blackstone, Whitney L Browning, Katie Hayes, Rosalynne Korman, Rianna C Leazer, Lise E Nigrovic, Richard Marble, Emily Roben, Derek J Williams, Joel S Tieder
OBJECTIVES: To assess hospital differences in empirical antibiotic use, bacterial epidemiology, and antimicrobial susceptibility for common antibiotic regimens among young infants with urinary tract infection (UTI), bacteremia, or bacterial meningitis. METHODS: We reviewed medical records from infants <90 days old presenting to 8 US children's hospitals with UTI, bacteremia, or meningitis. We used the Pediatric Health Information System database to identify cases and empirical antibiotic use and medical record review to determine infection, pathogen, and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns...
July 20, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729206/antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-of-gram-negative-bacteria-isolated-from-bloodstream-infections-in-an-iranian-referral-pediatric-hospital-a-six-year-study
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Shima Mahmoudi, Masoumeh Mahzari, Maryam Banar, Babak Pourakbari, Mohammad Taghi Haghi Ashtiani, Mohsen Mohammadi, Sepideh Keshavarz Valian, Setareh Mamishi
INTRODUCTION: Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are considered as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children all over the world. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) isolated from bloodstream infections (BSIs) in children admitted to the Children Medical Center Hospital (CMC), Tehran, Iran. METHODS: Clinical and microbiological data of the patients with positive blood cultures was collected from March 2011 to September 2016...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728202/-pyogenic-liver-abscess-changes-of-organisms-and-consequences-for-diagnosis-and-therapy
#4
Alexander Mischnik, Winfried Vincenz Kern, Robert Thimme
Liver abscess is a rare but potentially fatal disease with mortality rates of 2 - 12 %. The spectrum of causative microorganisms varies across the world and is changing due to increasing worldwide travel activity. As a result, previously less frequent pathogens must increasingly be considered in the differential diagnosis. The most common pathogens of liver abscess are so-called abscess streptococci, anaerobes and Gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Certain clones among the Gram-negatives, typically among Klebsiella spp...
July 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724662/the-role-of-antibiotics-in-modulating-virulence-in-staphylococcus-aureus
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REVIEW
Elisabeth Hodille, Warren Rose, Binh An Diep, Sylvain Goutelle, Gerard Lina, Oana Dumitrescu
Staphylococcus aureus is often involved in severe infections, in which the effects of bacterial virulence factors have great importance. Antistaphylococcal regimens should take into account the different effects of antibacterial agents on the expression of virulence factors and on the host's immune response. A PubMed literature search was performed to select relevant articles on the effects of antibiotics on staphylococcal toxin production and on the host immune response. Information was sorted according to the methods used for data acquisition (bacterial strains, growth models, and antibiotic concentrations) and the assays used for readout generation...
October 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720314/antibiotic-susceptibility-of-helicobacter-pylori-strains-isolated-from-iranian-children-high-frequency-of-a2143g-point-mutation-associated-with-clarithromycin-resistance
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Shima Mahmoudi, Setareh Mamishi, Maryam Banar, Sepideh Keshavarz Valian, Abbas Bahador, Mehri Najafi, Fatemeh Farahmand, Babak Pourakbari
OBJECTIVE: Increasing antibiotic resistance in Helicobacter pylori is a global concern and is associated with treatment failure. The aim of this study was to evaluate antibiotic resistance of H. pylori to different antibiotics including amoxicillin, erythromycin, ciprofloxacin, furazolidone, tetracycline, metronidazole and clarithromycin and to detection of A2143G mutation in clarithromycin resistant isolates by real-time PCR technique. METHODS: Ninety patients with upper gastrointestinal symptoms were enrolled in this study...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718933/treatment-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa-with-rifampicin-have-we-forgotten-tuberculosis
#7
P Mendes-Bastos, R Macedo, R Duarte
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, recurrent and debilitating skin disease of the hair follicle that is accompanied by systemic inflammation. Treating HS is challenging, and therapeutic tools as diverse as topical and systemic antibiotics, biologics, intralesional steroids, surgical procedures or light and laser therapies are frequently needed. The combination of oral clindamycin and rifampicin (R+C) has been suggested as a possible treatment regimen (level of evidence III, strength of recommendation C)...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714461/predicting-the-dynamics-of-bacterial-growth-inhibition-by-ribosome-targeting-antibiotics
#8
Philip Greulich, Jakub Dolezal, Matthew Scott, Martin R Evans, Rosalind J Allen
Understanding how antibiotics inhibit bacteria can help to reduce antibiotic use and hence avoid antimicrobial resistance - yet few theoretical models exist for bacterial growth inhibition by a clinically relevant antibiotic treatment regimen. In particular, in the clinic, antibiotic treatment is time-dependent. Here, we use a theoretical model, previously applied to steady-state bacterial growth, to predict the dynamical response of a bacterial cell to a time-dependent dose of ribosome-targeting antibiotic...
July 17, 2017: Physical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713108/current-prescribing-practices-for-antibiotic-prophylaxis-a-survey-of-dental-practitioners
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Leah S Spittle, Kathleen B Muzzin, Patricia R Campbell, Janice P DeWald, Francisco Rivera-Hidalgo
AIM: Antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines have been developed for health care and dentistry. The authors examined whether dentists were following the 2007 American Heart Association (AHA) and the 2012 American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A survey was sent to 600 dentists in the south-central region of the United States. The survey examined dentists' prescribing practices for patients with cardiac and prosthetic joint replacements, antibiotic regimen prescribed, confidence in their prescription decisions, and dentistry's contribution to antibiotic resistance...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710743/prevalence-of-tem-shv-and-ctx-m-genes-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-strains-isolated-from-urinary-tract-infections-in-adults
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Jayanti Jena, Rajesh Kumar Sahoo, Nagen Kumar Debata, Enketeswara Subudhi
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the major sources of widespread infectious diseases in the community as well as in the hospitals which increase the cause of morbidity and mortality. Prevalence of extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing uropathogenic E. coli isolates has been found to be increased rapidly across the world. The present study was undertaken to find out the frequency of bla TEM, bla CTX-M, and bla SHV genes among E. coli isolates from UTI and detect their sensitivity pattern...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708458/effectiveness-of-a-double-carbapenem-regimen-in-a-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infection-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
#11
Nuria Piedra-Carrasco, Lucia Miguel, Anna Fàbrega, Belén Viñado, David Campany, Alba Mir, María Laura Fox, Benito Almirante, Nieves Larrosa, Isabel Ruiz-Camps, Juan José González-López
The progressive increase of infections produced by extensively drug-resistant carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (XDR-CPKP) represents an important threat to public health. Unfortunately, optimal therapeutic options are scarce. Retrospective studies have recommended combined therapy with more than one antibiotic and, more recently, a double-carbapenem regimen has been reported to be an effective alternative therapy. Here, we describe an episode of sepsis in an immunocompromised patient after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, caused by an XDR-CPKP...
July 14, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707584/a-review-of-recent-advancements-in-anti-tubercular-molecular-hybrids
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Parvesh Singh, Bukola Jaiyeola, Nagaraju Kerru, Oluwakemi Ebenezer, Ajay Bissessur
Tuberculosis (TB) accounts for millions of deaths worldwide every year. Diverse survival strategies adopted by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) has substantially hindered the existing anti-TB regimen thereby leading to multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extremely drug-resistant (XDR) strains of TB. The steady decrease in current antibiotics' efficacy against these adversities is an indicator that their adequate replenishment in future is almost impossible, placing society on the precipice of a catastrophe. Over the past many years, researchers have been continuously generating new armamentarium of anti-TB drugs by tailoring the properties of available drugs or designing completely new agents...
July 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706447/treatment-patterns-resource-utilization-and-outcomes-among-hospitalized-patients-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-complicated-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-lebanon-and-saudi-arabia
#13
Madonna J Matar, Rima Moghnieh, Adel F Alothman, Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayssal M Farahat, Shelby Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Seema Haider, Jennifer M Stephens
OBJECTIVES: To describe treatment patterns and medical resource use for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) complicated skin and soft tissue infections (cSSTI) in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon in terms of drug selection against the infecting pathogen as well as hospital resource utilization and clinical outcomes among patients with these infections. METHODS: This retrospective chart review study evaluated 2011-2012 data from five hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705670/empiric-antibiotic-protocols-for-cancer-patients-with-neutropenia-a-single-center-study-of-treatment-efficacy-and-mortality-in-patients-with-bacteremia
#14
Eyal Kleinhendler, Matan J Cohen, Allon E Moses, Ora Paltiel, Jacob Strahilevitz, Amos Cahan
BACKGROUND: A number of empiric antibiotic treatment options for febrile neutropenia exist, yet there is no universally-accepted initial protocol. We aimed to assess the performance of a protocol (piperacillin, gentamicin and cefazolin) introduced over 40 years ago and compare its coverage against bacteria isolated from blood of neutropenic patients to that of various commonly used antibiotic treatment protocols. METHODS: Adults with neutropenia admitted between 2003 and 2012 to the hemato-oncologic departments, in whom blood cultures were taken on admission were included...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705450/clinical-outcome-and-antimicrobial-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-for-the-treatment-of-infections-in-acute-burn-patients
#15
Anna Silva Machado, Maura S Oliveira, Cristina Sanches, Carlindo Vieira da Silva Junior, David S Gomez, Rolf Gemperli, Silvia Regina Cavani Jorge Santos, Anna S Levin
PURPOSE: In critical burn patients, the pharmacokinetic parameters (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) of many classes of drugs, including antibiotics, are altered. The aim of this study was to compare 2 groups of burn patients undergoing treatment for health care-associated infections with and without therapeutic drug monitoring. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a clinical intervention (ie, a before/after study) was conducted with patients with health care-associated pneumonia, burn infection, bloodstream infection, and urinary tract infection in the burn intensive care unit of a tertiary care hospital...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702193/update-on-the-first-line-treatment-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-a-continuing-challenge-from-an-old-enemy
#16
REVIEW
Chih-Chieh Huang, Kuo-Wang Tsai, Tzung-Jiun Tsai, Ping-I Hsu
Because the prevalence of antibiotic resistance markedly increases with time worldwide, anti-H. pylori treatment is continuing to be a great challenge forsphysicians in clinical practice. The Real-world Practice & Expectation of Asia-Pacific Physicians and Patients in Helicobacter Pylori Eradication (REAP-HP) Survey demonstrated that the accepted minimal eradication rate of anti-H. pylori regimen in H. pylori-infected patients was 91%. The Kyoto Consensus Report on Helicobacter Pylori Gastritis also recommended that, within any region, only regimens which reliably produce eradication rates of ≥90% in that population should be used for empirical treatment...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702150/adding-ofloxacin-to-standard-triple-drug-regimens-increased-the-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-rate-data-from-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Mahmoud Sadeghi-Hadad-Zavareh, Seyyedsaeid Mohammadi, Mahmoud Hajiahmadi, Mostafa Javanian, Masoomeh Habibian
BACKGROUND: The rate of Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) eradication in dyspeptic patients using bismuth- based triple therapy is low due to bacterial that are resistant to antibiotics. The results of recent studies regarding levofloxacin have been encouraging, but the high cost of treatment prevents its routine administration. We, therefore, performed the present double-blind clinical trial to compare the efficiency of quadruple-drug regimen containing ofloxacin, clarithromycin, amoxicillin, and omeprazole and the same standard triple-therapy regimen minus ofloxacin in H...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702149/postoperative-antibiotic-therapy-after-appendectomy-in-patients-with-non-perforated-appendicitis
#18
Seyed-Mohammadreza Sadraei-Moosavi, Novin Nikhbakhsh, Ali-Asghar Darzi
BACKGROUND: Appendectomy intra-abdominal is the most frequently performed emergency surgery. This study was conducted to determine the role of postoperative antibiotics in reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) and abscess formation after open appendectomy. METHODS: In the Department of Surgery, Shahid Beheshti Hospital, Babol, Iran, from October 2013 to October 2014 one hundred and fifty two patients, who underwent appendectomy for nonperforated appendicitis (NPA) and fulfilled the selection criteria, were randomized into two groups...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701951/pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-modeling-of-tulathromycin-against-pasteurella-multocida-in-a-porcine-tissue-cage-model
#19
Qiaoyi Zhou, Guijun Zhang, Qin Wang, Wenguang Liu, Yan Huang, Pengling Yu, Yanqin Li, Huanzhong Ding, Binghu Fang
Tulathromycin, a macrolide antibiotic, is used for the treatment of respiratory disease in cattle and swine. The aim of our study was to investigate the in vitro and ex vivo activities of tulathromycin in serum, (non-inflamed) transudate, and (inflamed) exudate against Pasteurella multocida in piglets. The pharmacokinetics properties of tulathromycin were studied for serum, transudate, and exudate using a tissue cage model. In vitro antibiotic susceptibility of P. multocida and dynamic time-kill curve experiments over eight tulathromycin concentrations were determined...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698980/the-combined-effects-of-the-provision-of-feed-and-healthcare-on-nutrient-utilization-and-growth-performance-of-sheep-during-the-early-or-late-dry-season
#20
Solomon P Konlan, Augustine Ayantunde, Weseh Addah, Herbert H K Dei
An on-farm study was conducted to determine the combined effects of the provision of feed and healthcare on nutrient use and growth performance of sheep during the early or late dry season. A total of 36 smallholder sheep farmers with a flock size of ≤7 was randomly selected within each of the three administrative regions in Northern Ghana. The sheep grazed on a heterogeneous natural pasture and offered crop residues as basal diet (control) or were additionally provided with a concentrate feed plus orthodox healthcare to control diseases and pests (CH) in a completely randomized block design...
July 11, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
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