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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646924/ciprofloxacin-for-contacts-of-cases-of-meningococcal-meningitis-as-an-epidemic-response-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Matthew E Coldiron, Gabriel Alcoba, Iza Ciglenecki, Matt Hitchings, Ali Djibo, Anne-Laure Page, Celine Langendorf, Rebecca F Grais
BACKGROUND: Epidemics of meningococcal meningitis are common in the "African meningitis belt." Current response strategies include reactive vaccination campaigns, which are often organized too late to have maximal impact. A novel strain of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C has been circulating in recent years, and vaccine supplies are limited. An evaluation of chemoprophylaxis with single-dose ciprofloxacin for household contacts of meningitis cases has therefore been recommended. METHODS/DESIGN: A three-arm cluster-randomized trial has been designed for implementation during a meningococcal meningitis epidemic in a health district in Niger in which at least two Health Zones (HZs) have met the weekly epidemic threshold...
June 24, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644591/a-heart-for-travel-travel-health-considerations-for-patients-with-heart-disease-and-cardiac-devices
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G Flaherty, S De Freitas
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in adult international travellers. Patients living with heart disease should receive specific, individualised pre-travel health advice. The purpose of this article is to provide evidence-based advice to physicians who are consulted by travellers with cardiovascular disease. Fitness-to-travel evaluation will often be conducted by the general practitioner but other medical specialists may also be consulted for advice. Patients with chronic medical conditions should purchase travel health insurance...
December 12, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625024/-post-operative-single-immediate-intravesical-instillation-chemotherapy-as-prophylaxis-for-reccurence-after-transurethral-resection-of-low-risk-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Shimpei Sugiura, Noriaki Noto, Mitsuyuki Koizumi, Daiji Takamoto, Naoya Fujikawa, Ichiro Ikeda
We evaluated the efficacy of single-dose instillation of pirarubicine hydrochloride (THP) in the chemoprophylaxis of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer(NMIBC). In a retrospective study, 135 evaluable patients were assigned to three groups after transurethral resection of bladder tumors (TURBT). In group 1, patients received no adjuvant therapy after TURBT. In group 2, patients received a single-dose of 30 mg THP in 30 ml normal saline immediately after TURBT. In group 3, patients received 30 mg THP in 30 ml normal saline 2 weeks after TURBT , and the instillations were repeated for 4 weeks, then every other week twice and successively monthly for 6 months...
May 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619415/international-travelers-sociodemographic-health-and-travel-characteristics-an-italian-study
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Gianmarco Troiano, Astrid Mercone, Alessandra Bagnoli, Nicola Nante
BACKGROUND: Approximately the 8% of travelers requires medical care, with the diagnosis of a vaccine-preventable disease. The aim of our study was to analyze the socio-demographic, health and travel characteristics of the Italian international travelers. METHODS: We conducted a cross sectional study from January 2015 to June 2016, at the Travel Medicine Clinic of Siena, asking the doctor to interview patients who attended the Clinic, recording socio-demographic and travel information, malaria prophylaxis, vaccinations...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615258/effect-of-a-package-of-health-and-nutrition-services-on-sustained-recovery-in-children-after-moderate-acute-malnutrition-and-factors-related-to-sustaining-recovery-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Heather C Stobaugh, Lucy B Bollinger, Sara E Adams, Audrey H Crocker, Jennifer B Grise, Julie A Kennedy, Chrissie Thakwalakwa, Kenneth M Maleta, Dennis J Dietzen, Mark J Manary, Indi Trehan
Background: Children who recover from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) have high rates of relapse in the year after nutritional recovery. Interventions to decrease these adverse outcomes are needed to maximize the overall effectiveness of supplemental feeding programs (SFPs).Objectives: We evaluated the effectiveness of a package of health and nutrition interventions on improving the proportion of children who sustained recovery for 1 y after MAM treatment. We further explored factors related to sustained recovery...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602386/respiratory-infections-associated-with-anti-tnf%C3%AE-agents
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REVIEW
E Blanchard, M-E Truchetet, I Machelart, J Séneschal, C Raherison-Semjen
Anti-TNFα agents have proved effective in the treatment of various inflammatory, rheumatologic, dermatologic, and gastrointestinal diseases. Severe respiratory tract infections of bacterial or fungal origin have emerged as important complications in patients receiving such treatments. The risk of infection due to anti-TNFα therapy is difficult to assess in these patients who are immunocompromised because of the underlying disease itself and of previous or concomitant immunosuppressive drugs. This excessive infection risk seems real, particularly in the first six months following treatment initiation, and higher for patients receiving anti-TNFα monoclonal antibodies than for those receiving soluble TNFα receptor...
June 8, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594721/analysis-of-postoperative-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-chronic-ulcerative-colitis-is-it-the-disease-or-the-operation
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Nicholas P McKenna, Kevin T Behm, Daniel S Ubl, Amy E Glasgow, Kellie L Mathis, John H Pemberton, Elizabeth B Habermann, Robert R Cima
BACKGROUND: Patients with IBD have a higher baseline risk of venous thromboembolism, which further increases with surgery. Therefore, extended venous thromboembolism chemoprophylaxis has been suggested in certain high-risk cohorts. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the underlying diagnosis, operative procedure, or both influence the incidence of postoperative venous thromboembolism. DESIGN: This was a retrospective review...
July 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593051/the-need-for-preventive-and-curative-services-for-malaria-when-the-military-is-deployed-in-endemic-overseas-territories-a-case-study-and-lessons-learned
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Sumadhya Deepika Fernando, Rahuman Booso, Priyani Dharmawardena, Arunagirinathan Harintheran, Kugapiriyan Raviraj, Chaturaka Rodrigo, Manjula Danansuriya, Rajitha Wickremasinghe
BACKGROUND: Sri Lanka has been free from indigenous malaria since November 2012 and received the WHO certificate for malaria-free status in September 2016. Due to increased global travel, imported malaria cases continue to be reported in the country. Military personnel returning home from international peace-keeping missions in malaria endemic countries represent a key risk group in terms of imported malaria. The present study intended to characterize the potential causes of a malaria outbreak among the Sri Lankan security forces personnel deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR)...
2017: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587195/the-use-of-chemoprophylaxis-after-floods-to-reduce-the-occurrence-and-impact-of-leptospirosis-outbreaks
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Maria Cristina Schneider, Jorge Velasco-Hernandez, Kyung-Duk Min, Deise Galan Leonel, David Baca-Carrasco, Matthew E Gompper, Rudy Hartskeerl, Claudia Munoz-Zanzi
Record-breaking and devastating rainfall events have occurred in the past decade. Rain and floods are considered the main risk factors for leptospirosis and several outbreaks have been reported following extreme weather events. In such situations, one possible intervention to prevent leptospirosis cases in high-risk groups is the use of chemoprophylaxis. However, not enough evidence of its effect is available. The objectives of this study were to review the literature on the current practices of chemoprophylaxis for leptospirosis and to explore, using a mathematical model, how various chemoprophylaxis scenarios may affect the progression of a leptospirosis outbreak...
June 3, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583709/imported-malaria-in-pregnant-women-experienced-in-japan
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Mikio Kimura, Michiko Koga, Chihiro Hasegawa, Yoshikazu Mutoh, Yasuyuki Kato, Haruhiko Maruyama
INTRODUCTION: With ever-growing global exchanges, the number of travelers, including pregnant women, to the tropics is increasing, which poses a risk of contracting malaria. Although there are several reports on imported malaria in pregnancy from Western countries, those focusing on cases experienced in Japan are very limited. METHODS: We searched for cases of malaria in pregnancy in the treatment records submitted to the Research Group on Chemotherapy of Tropical Diseases, Japan, during the period 1993-2016...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572077/assessment-of-adherence-to-malaria-chemoprophylaxis-in-a-french-navy-frigate-deployed-in-southeast-asia
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B Nicolas, L Papillault des Charbonnières, T Vasseur, P Mauclere
During a 2-month mission in Southeast Asia, including numerous stopovers in coastal cities, the crew of a frigate of the French Navy received doxycycline for antimalarial prophylaxis. Adherence to this chemoprophylaxis was evaluated with an anonymous questionnaire distributed at the end of the malaria exposure period. The response rate was 74 % (72 crew members). Among them, 67 sailors felt they had received clear information about the risks of malaria. Overall, 19 (27 %) respondents reported adherence (one forgotten pill, by no more than 15 days), 18 (25 %) irregular adherence (one or more pills forgotten weekly or stopped during the mission), and 35 recognized that they had not taken the treatment...
June 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567279/evolving-treatment-implementation-among-hiv-infected-pregnant-women-and-their-partners-results-from-a-national-surveillance-study-in-italy-2001-2015
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Marco Floridia, Valentina Frisina, Marina Ravizza, Anna Maria Marconi, Carmela Pinnetti, Irene Cetin, Matilde Sansone, Atim Molinari, Francesca Cervi, Alessandra Meloni, Kety Luzi, Giulia Masuelli, Enrica Tamburrini
BACKGROUND: The current global and national indications for antiretroviral treatment (ART, usually triple combination therapy) in adolescent and adults, including pregnant women, recommend early ART before immunologic decline, pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis (PrEP), and treatment of HIV-negative partners in serodiscordant couples. There is limited information on the implementation of these recommendations among pregnant women with HIV and their partners. METHODS: The present analysis was performed in 2016, using data from clinical records of pregnant women with HIV, followed between 2001 and 2015 at hospital or university clinics within a large, nationally representative Italian cohort study...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549105/outbreak-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-infection-among-heart-transplant-recipients-molecular-investigation-and-management-of-an-inter-human-transmission
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William Vindrios, Nicolas Argy, Solène Le Gal, François-Xavier Lescure, Laurent Massias, Minh Patrick Le, Michel Wolff, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Gilles Nevez, Sandrine Houze, Richard Dorent, Jean-Christophe Lucet
Background: An outbreak of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) occurred among heart transplant recipients (HTR) at the outpatient clinic of a university hospital, from March to September 2015. Clinical, therapeutic, biological and molecular data were analyzed to determine its origin and control the outbreak. Methods: Clinical and biological data regarding all HTR followed in the outpatient clinic were collected. PCP diagnosis was based on microscopy and real-time PCR...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542123/malaria-surveillance-united-states-2014
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Kimberly E Mace, Paul M Arguin
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Malaria in humans is caused by intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus Plasmodium. These parasites are transmitted by the bite of an infective female Anopheles mosquito. The majority of malaria infections in the United States occur among persons who have traveled to regions with ongoing malaria transmission. However, malaria is occasionally acquired by persons who have not traveled out of the country through exposure to infected blood products, congenital transmission, laboratory exposure, or local mosquitoborne transmission...
May 26, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533237/antimicrobial-resistance-risks-of-cholera-prophylaxis-for-united-nations-peacekeepers
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Amber Kunkel, Joseph A Lewnard, Virginia E Pitzer, Ted Cohen
More than five years after a United Nations peacekeeping battalion introduced cholera to Haiti, over 150,000 peacekeepers continue to be deployed annually from cholera endemic countries. The United Nations has thus far declined to provide antimicrobial chemoprophylaxis to peacekeepers, a policy based largely on concerns that the risks of drug resistance generation and spread would outweigh the potential benefits of preventing future cholera importations. In this study, we sought to better understand the relative benefits and risks of cholera chemoprophylaxis for peacekeepers in terms of antibiotic resistance...
May 22, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532467/antimicrobial-consumption-costs-and-resistance-patterns-a-two-year-prospective-study-in-a-romanian-intensive-care-unit
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Carmen Axente, Monica Licker, Roxana Moldovan, Elena Hogea, Delia Muntean, Florin Horhat, Ovidiu Bedreag, Dorel Sandesc, Marius Papurica, Dorina Dugaesescu, Mirela Voicu, Luminita Baditoiu
BACKGROUND: Due to the vulnerable nature of its patients, the wide use of invasive devices and broad-spectrum antimicrobials used, the intensive care unit (ICU) is often called the epicentre of infections. In the present study, we quantified the burden of hospital acquired pathology in a Romanian university hospital ICU, represented by antimicrobial agents consumption, costs and local resistance patterns, in order to identify multimodal interventional strategies. METHODS: Between 1(st) January 2012 and 31(st) December 2013, a prospective study was conducted in the largest ICU of Western Romania...
May 22, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528400/influenza-and-the-patient-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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REVIEW
Brendan T Bowman, Mitchell H Rosner
Influenza is a commonly encountered and serious pathogen. Patients with end-stage renal disease are more susceptible to serious morbidity and mortality associated with influenza infection. Proper management of patients includes: vaccination, monitoring for symptoms and isolation of potentially infected patients as well as appropriate antiviral therapies. In some cases of exposure, chemoprophylaxis is warranted. Vaccination and appropriate therapies are associated with improved outcomes.
May 20, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510693/sputum-microscopy-with-fluorescein-diacetate-predicts-tuberculosis-infectiousness
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Sumona Datta, Jonathan M Sherman, Marco A Tovar, Marjory A Bravard, Teresa Valencia, Rosario Montoya, Willi Quino, Nikki D'Arcy, Eric S Ramos, Robert H Gilman, Carlton A Evans
Background.: Sputum from patients with tuberculosis contains subpopulations of metabolically active and inactive Mycobacterium tuberculosis with unknown implications for infectiousness. Methods.: We assessed sputum microscopy with fluorescein diacetate (FDA, evaluating M. tuberculosis metabolic activity) for predicting infectiousness. M. tuberculosis was quantified in pre-treatment sputum of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis using FDA microscopy, culture and acid-fast microscopy...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498921/a-meta-analysis-of-the-use-of-rifaximin-to-prevent-travellers-diarrhoea
#19
Qin Xiang Ng, Collin Yih Xian Ho, Dongju Shin, Nandini Venkatanarayanan, Hwei Wuen Chan
Background: Travellers' diarrhoea affects tens of millions of people travelling to less developed countries or regions annually. There are positive reports of the use of rifaximin, a non-absorbed, gut-selective antibiotic to prevent travellers' diarrhoea. This study will critically review and analyse clinical trials on the subject. Methods: Using the keywords [diarrhoea OR diarrhoea OR travel*] AND [rifaximin OR xifaxan OR xifaxanta OR normix OR rifagut], a preliminary search on the PubMed and Ovid databases yielded 411 papers published in English between 1 January 1988 and 1 July 2016...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487213/long-term-health-outcomes-among-returned-peace-corps-volunteers-after-malaria-prophylaxis-1995-2014
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Kathrine R Tan, Susan J Henderson, John Williamson, Rennie W Ferguson, Thomas M Wilkinson, Paul Jung, Paul M Arguin
BACKGROUND: A primary reason for non-adherence to malaria chemoprophylaxis is fear of latent side effects. We examined latent effects of malaria chemoprophylaxis among Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs). METHODS: During July 18-September 16, 2016, RPCVs who served during 1995-2014 with an e-mail address in Peace Corps' RPCV database were invited to take an internet-based survey on malaria prophylaxis and medical diagnoses. "Good adherence" meant taking prophylaxis "as prescribed" or "most of the time...
May 6, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
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