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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781594/-monoclonal-spread-of-multi-drug-resistant-ctx-m-15-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-impact-of-measures-to-control-the-outbreak
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M A Asencio Egea, M Huertas Vaquero, C Muñoz-Cuevas, J Gaitán Pitera, O Herráez Carrera, P Alcázar Carmona, H D Patiño Ortega, M Franco Huerta, C Román Ortiz, M C Conde García, R Carranza González, J R Barberá, V Bautista Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: To describe an outbreak of multi-drug resistant extended-spectrum β-lactamases-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (MDR-ESBL-KPN) and the impact of measures for its control. METHODS: We reviewed the patients´ clinical records with MDR-ESBL-KPN isolation during 2013-2016 with resistance to fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides, fosfomycin, and nitrofurantoin; susceptible to imipenem, meropenem, colistin, and tigecycline and variable to ertapenem and cotrimoxazole (Vitek-2)...
May 18, 2018: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776398/primary-bacterial-ventriculitis-in-adults-an-emergent-diagnosis-challenge-report-of-a-meningoccal-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Anaïs Lesourd, Nicolas Magne, Anaïs Soares, Caroline Lemaitre, Muhamed-Kheir Taha, Isabelle Gueit, Michel Wolff, François Caron
BACKGROUND: Defined by an infection of the ventricular system of the brain, ventriculitis is usually known as a health-care associated infection. In contrast, primary pyogenic ventriculitis complicating community-acquired meningitis is uncommon, and mainly described in infants. Only seven cases that have occured in adults have been found in the international literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We report here a new case due to Neisseria meningitidis occurring in an 85 year-old-man...
May 18, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739652/prolonged-length-of-stay-for-acute-hospital-admissions-as-the-increasing-of-age-a-nationwide-population-study-for-taiwan-s-patients-with-cerebral-palsy
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Kuo-Liang Chiang, Chin-Yin Huang, Hueng-Chuen Fan, Fang-Chuan Kuo
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating reasons for the admission and the associated lengths of stay (LOSs) among cerebral palsy (CP) patients are limited. This study determined common reasons for acute hospitalizations and the LOSs among children, adolescents, and young adults with CP. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data. CP patients aged 4-32.9 years were identified by CP registry in the catastrophic illness patient registry of the 2010 Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
April 12, 2018: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729505/impact-of-air-pollution-on-cause-specific-mortality-in-korea-results-from-bayesian-model-averaging-and-principle-component-regression-approaches
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Hien Tran, Jeongyeong Kim, Daeun Kim, Minyoung Choi, Minha Choi
Health effects related to air pollution are a major global concern. Related studies based on reliable exposure assessment methods would potentially enable policy makers to propose appropriate environmental management policies. In this study, integrated Bayesian Model Averaging (BMA) and Principle Component Regression (PCR) were adopted to assess the severity of air pollution impacts on mortality related to circulatory, respiratory and skin diseases in 25 districts of Seoul, South Korea for the years 2005-2015...
May 2, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728122/trends-in-mortality-from-pneumonia-in-the-europe-union-a-temporal-analysis-of-the-european-detailed-mortality-database-between-2001-and-2014
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Dominic C Marshall, Ross J Goodson, Yiwang Xu, Matthieu Komorowski, Joseph Shalhoub, Mahiben Maruthappu, Justin D Salciccioli
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is responsible for approximately 230,000 deaths in Europe, annually. Comprehensive and comparable reports on pneumonia mortality trends across the European Union (EU) are lacking. METHODS: A temporal analysis of national mortality statistics to compare trends in pneumonia age-standardised death rates (ASDR) of EU countries between 2001 and 2014 was performed. International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD-10) codes were used to extract data from the World Health Organisation European Detailed Mortality Database and trends were analysed using Joinpoint regression...
May 4, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673810/a-systematic-review-of-emerging-respiratory-viruses-at-the-hajj-and-possible-coinfection-with-streptococcus-pneumoniae
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Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq, Samir Benkouiten, Ziad A Memish
BACKGROUND: The annual Hajj to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attracts millions of pilgrims from around the world. International health community's attention goes towards this mass gathering and the possibility of the development of any respiratory tract infections due to the high risk of acquisition of respiratory viruses. METHOD: We searched MEDLINE/PubMed and Scopus databases for relevant papers describing the prevalence of respiratory viruses among Hajj pilgrims...
April 16, 2018: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672169/functional-bla-kpc-2-sequences-are-present-in-u-s-beef-cattle-feces-regardless-of-antibiotic-use
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Amit Vikram, John W Schmidt
Carbapenems are classified as critically important antibiotics since they are employed when resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections fail to respond to other antibiotic therapies. Carbapenem-resistant bacteria (CRB) were traditionally understood to be rare in the U.S. food-producing animals. Recently, using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), our group detected blaKPC-2 in all 72 metagenomic DNA (mgDNA) samples prepared from the feces of 36 lots of beef cattle "raised without antibiotics" (RWA) and 36 lots raised "conventionally" (CONV)...
April 19, 2018: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607301/contemporary-situation-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-china-a-systematic-review
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Ying-Gang Zhu, Xiao-Dan Tang, Yun-Tao Lu, Jing Zhang, Jie-Ming Qu
The prevalence and microbial pattern reported for Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) differ considerably and contemporary situation remains changing over time. We therefore searched both international and domestic databases for relevant references and pooled incidence of CAP and etiological distribution were estimated separately between children and adults groups. The results showed that CAP remained a major public health issue in China, with a relatively higher incidence than that reported in Western countries...
March 2018: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578865/evaluating-physician-attitudes-and-practices-regarding-herpes-zoster-vaccination
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Edmund Tsui, Colleen Gillespie, Michael Perskin, Sondra Zabar, Mengfei Wu, Elisabeth J Cohen
PURPOSE: To investigate the knowledge, attitudes, and practice patterns of primary care physicians regarding administration of the herpes zoster (HZ) vaccine at NYU Langone Health (NYULH). METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey was distributed from January to March 2017 to all physicians in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation at NYULH across 5 different practice settings. RESULTS: The response rate was 26% (138 of 530)...
March 23, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571580/-influenzae-and-pneumococcal-vaccination-rate-in-an-internal-medicine-ward
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T Goulenok, D Chopin, V De Lastours, V Zarrouk, R Lepeule, B Fantin, A Lefort
INTRODUCTION: Vaccination against influenza virus and Streptococcus pneumoniae is a global health priority and authorities, on the basis of recent publications, have recently updated French recommendations. The aim of this study was to describe the influenzae and pneumococcal vaccination's rate in an internal medicine ward. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All patients consecutively hospitalized during a 10 week-period in an internal medicine ward were included. The reasons for non-vaccination and the impact of an educational program for corrective measures were reported...
March 20, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560358/connecting-different-data-sources-to-assess-the-interconnections-between-biosecurity-health-welfare-and-performance-in-commercial-pig-farms-in-great-britain
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Fanny Pandolfi, Sandra A Edwards, Dominiek Maes, Ilias Kyriazakis
This study aimed to provide an overview of the interconnections between biosecurity, health, welfare, and performance in commercial pig farms in Great Britain. We collected on-farm data about the level of biosecurity and animal performance in 40 fattening pig farms and 28 breeding pig farms between 2015 and 2016. We identified interconnections between these data, slaughterhouse health indicators, and welfare indicator records in fattening pig farms. After achieving the connections between databases, a secondary data analysis was performed to assess the interconnections between biosecurity, health, welfare, and performance using correlation analysis, principal component analysis, and hierarchical clustering...
2018: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551728/complete-and-assembled-genome-sequence-of-an-ndm-9-and-ctx-m-15-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-sequence-type-147-wastewater-isolate-from-switzerland
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Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen, Katrin Zurfluh, Marc J A Stevens, Roger Stephan
OBJECTIVES: Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) have emerged worldwide and represent a major threat to human health. Here, we report the genome sequence of K. pneumoniae 002SK2, an NDM-9 and CTX-M-15 producing strain isolated from wastewater in Switzerland and belonging to the international high-risk clone ST147. METHODS: Whole genome sequencing of K. pneumoniae 002SK2 was performed using Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) single-molecule real-time (SMRT) technology RS2 reads (C4/P6 chemistry)...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540263/emergence-of-multidrug-resistant-clones-in-levofloxacin-nonsusceptible-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolates-in-korea
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Jin Yang Baek, Cheol-In Kang, So Hyun Kim, Kwan Soo Ko, Doo Ryeon Chung, Kyong Ran Peck, Nam Yong Lee, Jae-Hoon Song
The use of fluoroquinolones to treat respiratory tract infections and pneumonia due to Streptococcus pneumoniae has affected the emergence of resistance to this class of drugs. Increasing pneumococcal resistance to levofloxacin has become a major public health concern. We investigated the prevalence and genetic characteristics of levofloxacin-nonsusceptible S. pneumoniae (LNSP) clinical isolates in Korea. A total of 43 LNSP isolates collected from a national surveillance study at 13 tertiary hospitals between 2008 and 2014 were analyzed for serotype and antimicrobial susceptibilities to 19 antimicrobial agents as well as the quinolone resistance-determining region mutation...
February 16, 2018: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536101/health-care-spending-in-the-united-states-and-other-high-income-countries
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Irene Papanicolas, Liana R Woskie, Ashish K Jha
Importance: Health care spending in the United States is a major concern and is higher than in other high-income countries, but there is little evidence that efforts to reform US health care delivery have had a meaningful influence on controlling health care spending and costs. Objective: To compare potential drivers of spending, such as structural capacity and utilization, in the United States with those of 10 of the highest-income countries (United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Denmark) to gain insight into what the United States can learn from these nations...
March 13, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533544/severe-infections-caused-by-multidrug-resistant-non-fermentative-bacilli-in-southern-poland
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Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Monika Pobiega, Grzegorz Ziółkowski, Monika Pomorska-Wesołowska, Dorota Romaniszyn, Lech Krawczyk, Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach
BACKGROUND: The impact of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), including non-fermentative bacilli (NFBs), is rising and underestimated, especially in intensive care units (ICUs). The growing prevalence of multidrug resistance (MDR) and extensive drug resistance (XDR) is challenging for clinicians, as the treatment options are limited. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to analyze the extent of the epidemiological problem of multidrugresistant, extensively drug-resistant and pandrug-resistant (PDR) non-fermentative bacilli isolated from pneumonia and bloodstream infections (BSIs) in patients hospitalized in southern Poland...
March 13, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500201/risk-of-pneumococcal-diseases-in-adults-with-underlying-medical-conditions-a-retrospective-cohort-study-using-two-japanese-healthcare-databases
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Kentaro Imai, Tanaz Petigara, Melvin A Kohn, Kei Nakashima, Masahiro Aoshima, Akihito Shito, Shinichi Kanazu
OBJECTIVES: To quantify the risk of pneumococcal pneumonia (PP) and invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in adults aged ≥19 years with underlying medical conditions compared with healthy adults of the same age in Japan. DESIGN: An observational, retrospective, cohort study using two healthcare claims databases in Japan: Japan Medical Data Center (JMDC) and Medical Data Vision (MDV) databases. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 10.4 million individuals, representing 9...
March 2, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462444/business-travel-associated-illness-a-geosentinel-analysis
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Lin H Chen, Karin Leder, Kira A Barbre, Patricia Schlagenhauf, Michael Libman, Jay Keystone, Marc Mendelson, Philippe Gautret, Eli Schwartz, Marc Shaw, Sue MacDonald, Anne McCarthy, Bradley A Connor, Douglas H Esposito, Davidson Hamer, Mary E Wilson
Background: Analysis of a large cohort of business travelers will help clinicians focus on frequent and serious illnesses. We aimed to describe travel-related health problems in business travelers. Methods: GeoSentinel Surveillance Network consists of 64 travel and tropical medicine clinics in 29 countries; descriptive analysis was performed on ill business travelers, defined as persons traveling for work, evaluated after international travel 1 January 1997 through 31 December 2014...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442395/paediatric-thoracic-empyema-in-the-tropical-north-queensland-region-of-australia-epidemiological-trends-over-a-decade
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Anil Gautam, Gregory G Wiseman, Marika L Goodman, Simon Ahmedpour, Daniel Lindsay, Adele Heyer, Harry Stalewski, Robert E Norton, Andrew V White
AIM: The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the regional referral centre for children in the north of Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people make up 7-10% of the population. Increasing numbers of children with paediatric thoracic empyema (pTE) are being referred to Townsville Hospital and Health Service for management. This study aims to describe the incidence rates, epidemiology, microbiology and trends of this disease in North Queensland over a 10-year period...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433440/whole-genome-analysis-of-hypervirulent-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-from-community-and-hospital-acquired-bloodstream-infection
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Chaitra Shankar, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Laura Eve Buchnan Nabarro, Raji Ravi, Naveen Kumar Devanga Ragupathi, Priscilla Rupali
BACKGROUND: Hypervirulent K. pneumoniae (hvKp) causes severe community acquired infections, predominantly in Asia. Though initially isolated from liver abscesses, they are now prevalent among invasive infections such as bacteraemia. There have been no studies reported till date on the prevalence and characterisation of hvKp in India. The objective of this study is to characterise the hypervirulent strains isolated from bacteraemic patients for determination of various virulence genes and resistance genes and also to investigate the difference between healthcare associated and community acquired hvKp with respect to clinical profile, antibiogram, clinical outcome and molecular epidemiology...
January 8, 2018: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426699/perioperative-lipid-enriched-enteral-nutrition-versus-standard-care-in-patients-undergoing-elective-colorectal-surgery-sanics-ii-a-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Emmeline G Peters, Boudewijn J J Smeets, Jesper Nors, Christian M Back, Jonas A Funder, Thorbjørn Sommer, Søren Laurberg, Uffe S Løve, Wouter K G Leclercq, Gerrit D Slooter, Tammo S de Vries Reilingh, Johannes A Wegdam, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen, Mickaël Hiligsmann, Marc P Buise, Willem A Buurman, Wouter J de Jonge, Harm J T Rutten, Misha D P Luyer
BACKGROUND: Postoperative ileus and anastomotic leakage severely impair recovery after colorectal resection. We investigated the effect of perioperative lipid-enriched enteral nutrition versus standard care on the risk of postoperative ileus, anastomotic leakage, and other clinical outcomes. METHODS: We did an international, multicentre, double-blind, randomised, controlled trial of patients (≥18 years) undergoing elective colorectal surgery with primary anastomosis at six clinical centres in the Netherlands and Denmark...
April 2018: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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