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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929961/-national-antimicrobial-resistance-surveillance-system-namrss-external-quality-assessment-studies-2011-2016
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Serap Süzük Yıldız, Hüsniye Şimşek, Nilay Çöplü, Zeynep Gülay
Establishment of sustainable and evidence-based surveillance systems are recommended for prevention of microbial resistance by the World Health Organization (WHO). As a necessity of these surveillance systems, participants are recommended to implement an external quality assessment (EQA) program. In this scope, National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (NARSS) has been established within the Public Health Institute of Turkey (PHIT) in our country since 2011. In the scope of this surveillance, NARSS EQA program has been implemented in a cycle per year and four isolates were sent to participants per cycle every year since 2011...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885373/age-adjusted-charlson-comorbidity-score-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-empyema-in-patients-with-copd
#2
Chung-Han Ho, Yi-Chen Chen, Chin-Chen Chu, Jhi-Joung Wang, Kuang-Ming Liao
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher risk of pneumonia than the general population due to their impaired lung defense. They also have a higher risk of empyema and more comorbidities than patients without COPD. This study aimed to evaluate the risk of empyema in patients with COPD after adjusting for age and comorbidities using the age-adjusted Charlson comorbidity index (ACCI).Data were retrieved from the National Health Insurance Research Database. COPD patients were defined as inpatients aged >40 years with an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis code for COPD...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877671/surveillance-of-device-associated-infections-and-mortality-in-a-major-intensive-care-unit-in-the-republic-of-cyprus
#3
Stelios Iordanou, Nicos Middleton, Elizabeth Papathanassoglou, Vasilios Raftopoulos
BACKGROUND: Device-associated health care-associated infections (DA-HAI) pose a threat to patient safety, particularly in the intensive care unit. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of DA-HAIs, mortality and crude excess mortality at a General Hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the Republic of Cyprus for 1 year period. METHODS: A prospective cohort, active DA-HAIs surveillance study with the use of Health Acquired Infections (HAIs) ICU Protocol (v1...
September 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869146/intubation-associated-pneumonia-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Ana Sabrina Sousa, Cândida Ferrito, José Artur Paiva
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to characterise intubation-associated pneumonia regarding its diagnosis, causes, risk factors, consequences and incidence. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: Integrative literature review using database Pubmed and B-on and webpages of organisations dedicated to this area of study. SETTING: The research took place between May and July 2015. After selection of the articles, according to established criteria, their quality was assessed and 17 documents were included...
August 28, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866699/a-sudden-paediatric-death-due-to-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-the-importance-of-vigilance
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R Rahimi, E Omar, T S Tuan Soh, S F A Mohd Nawi, S Md Noor
BACKGROUND: Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is caused by enteroviruses such as Coxsackie virus A16 (CVA16) and Enterovirus 71 (EV71). The diagnostic hallmarks are oral ulcers and maculo-papular or vesicular rash on the hands and feet. Severe form of this disease can lead to death due to neurological and cardiopulmonary complications. This case report aims to describe a fatal case of HFMD with minimal oral and skin manifestations. CASE REPORT: A four-year-old girl was brought to a hospital after suddenly becoming unresponsive at home...
August 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851485/recalmin-ii-eight-years-of-hospitalisation-in-internal-medicine-units-2007-2014-what-has-changed
#6
A Zapatero-Gaviria, R Barba-Martín, J Canora Lebrato, C Fernández-Pérez, R Gómez-Huelgas, J L Bernal-Sobrino, J Díaz-Manglano, J Marco-Martínez, F J Elola-Somoza
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the evolution of care provided by the internal medicine units (IMU) of the Spanish National Health System from 2007 to 2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analysed all discharges from the IMU of the Spanish National Health System in 2007 and 2014, using the Minimum Basic Data Set. We compared the risk factors by episode, mortality and readmissions between the two periods. We prepared specific fits for the risk for mortality and readmissions in heart failure, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as the Charlson index for all activity...
August 26, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842971/the-impact-of-pediatric-obesity-on-hospitalized-children-with-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-the-united-states
#7
Yusuke Okubo, Kotaro Nochioka, Marcia A Testa
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is the most common public health problem and is a clinically complicating risk factor among hospitalized children. The impact of pediatric obesity on the severity and morbidity of lower respiratory tract infections remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of bronchitis and pneumonia among children aged 2-20 years using hospital discharge records. The data were obtained from the Kid's Inpatient Database in 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012, and were weighted to estimate the number of hospitalizations in the United States...
August 26, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840828/imported-case-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-infection-from-oman-to-thailand-june-2015
#8
Tanarak Plipat, Rome Buathong, Supaporn Wacharapluesadee, Potjaman Siriarayapon, Chakrarat Pittayawonganon, Chariya Sangsajja, Thongchai Kaewpom, Sininat Petcharat, Teerada Ponpinit, Jaruphan Jumpasri, Yutthana Joyjinda, Apaporn Rodpan, Siriporn Ghai, Akanitt Jittmittraphap, Sarawut Khongwichit, Duncan R Smith, Victor M Corman, Christian Drosten, Thiravat Hemachudha
Thailand reported the first Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) case on 18 June 2015 (day 4) in an Omani patient with heart condition who was diagnosed with pneumonia on hospital admission on 15 June 2015 (day 1). Two false negative RT-PCR on upper respiratory tract samples on days 2 and 3 led to a 48-hour diagnosis delay and a decision to transfer the patient out of the negative pressure unit (NPU). Subsequent examination of sputum later on day 3 confirmed MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. The patient was immediately moved back into the NPU and then transferred to Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute...
August 17, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771457/meningitis-outbreak-caused-by-vaccine-preventable-bacterial-pathogens-northern-ghana-2016
#9
Fortress Y Aku, Fernanda C Lessa, Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe, Phoebe Balagumyetime, Winfred Ofosu, Jennifer Farrar, Mahamoudou Ouattara, Jeni T Vuong, Kofi Issah, Joseph Opare, Sally-Ann Ohene, Charles Okot, Ernest Kenu, Donne K Ameme, David Opare, Abass Abdul-Karim
Bacterial meningitis is a severe, acute infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord that can rapidly lead to death. Even with recommended antibiotic treatment, up to 25% of infected persons in Africa might experience neurologic sequelae (1). Three regions in northern Ghana (Upper East, Northern, and Upper West), located in the sub-Saharan "meningitis belt" that extends from Senegal to Ethiopia, experienced periodic outbreaks of meningitis before introduction of serogroup A meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenAfriVac) in 2012 (2,3)...
August 4, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765128/insurance-status-inhospital-mortality-and-length-of-stay-in-hospitalised-patients-in-shanxi-china-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
Xiaojun Lin, Miao Cai, Hongbing Tao, Echu Liu, Zhaohui Cheng, Chang Xu, Manli Wang, Shuxu Xia, Tianyu Jiang
OBJECTIVES: To determine insurance-related disparities in hospital care for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF) and pneumonia. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A total of 22 392 patients with AMI, 8056 patients with HF and 17 161 patients with pneumonia were selected from 31 tertiary hospitals in Shanxi, China, from 2014 to 2015 using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes. Patients were stratified by health insurance status, namely, urban employee-based basic medical insurance (UEBMI), urban resident-based basic medical insurance (URBMI), new cooperative medical scheme (NCMS) and self-payment...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750921/the-methodology-of-surveillance-for-antimicrobial-resistance-and-healthcare-associated-infections-in-europe-suspire-a-systematic-review-of-publicly-available-information
#11
REVIEW
María Núñez-Núñez, María Dolores Navarro, Virginia Palomo, Nithya Babu Rajendran, María Dolores Del Toro, Andreas Voss, Mike Sharland, Frangiscos Sifakis, Evelina Tacconelli, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
OBJECTIVES: Surveillance is a key component of any control strategy for health-care associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and public availability of methodological aspects is crucial for the interpretation of the data. We sought to systematically review publicly available information for HAIs and/or AMR surveillance systems organised by public institutions or scientific societies in European countries. METHODS: A systematic review of scientific and grey literature following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines was performed...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743340/-ventilator-bundle-guided-by-context-of-jci-settings-can-effectively-reduce-the-morbidity-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Lili Zhao, Lili Liu, Jing Chen, Caili Yang, Jianjian Nie, Minwei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impact of improving the compliance of ventilator bundle on morbidity of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) guided by context of Joint Commission International (JCI) settings, and to study the oral care efficacy of suction tube sponge brush. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. The patients who needed MV admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled...
July 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702308/pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-implementation-in-middle-income-countries
#13
REVIEW
Serena Tricarico, Hannah C McNeil, David W Cleary, Michael G Head, Victor Lim, Ivan Kok Seng Yap, Chong Chun Wie, Cheng Siang Tan, Mohd Nor Norazmi, Ismail Aziah, Eddy Seong Guan Cheah, Saul N Faust, Johanna M C Jefferies, Paul J Roderick, Michael Moore, Ho Ming Yuen, Marie-Louise Newell, Nuala McGrath, C Patrick Doncaster, Alex R Kraaijeveld, Jeremy S Webb, Stuart C Clarke
BACKGROUND: Since 2000, the widespread adoption of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) has had a major impact in the prevention of pneumonia. Limited access to international financial support means some middle-income countries (MICs) are trailing in the widespread use of PCVs. We review the status of PCV implementation, and discuss any needs and gaps related to low levels of PCV implementation in MICs, with analysis of possible solutions to strengthen the PCV implementation process in MICs...
2017: Pneumonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692139/the-health-threats-to-people-with-asthma-through-asthma-associated-infectious-disease-comorbidities-are-largely-under-recognized
#14
Y J Juhn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673835/when-should-parapneumonic-pleural-effusions-be-drained-in-children
#15
REVIEW
Gilberto Bueno Fischer, Helena Teresinha Mocelin, Cistiano Feijó Andrade, Edgar E Sarria
Pneumonia is an important health problem in children, and parapneumonic pleural effusion (PPE) is a frequent complication. There is no standard strategy for treating PPE, reflected in the few international guidelines that have been published on the issue. Compared to adults, there is no consensus on the utility of pleural fluid analysis in paediatric PPE. This is because of the lack of good evidence either in favour or against it and the risks of procedural sedation for acquiring pleural fluid for analysis to guide management...
June 1, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672017/the-association-between-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection-and-speech-and-language-impairment-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-taiwan
#16
Ching-Shu Tsai, Vincent Chin-Hung Chen, Yao-Hsu Yang, Tai-Hsin Hung, Mong-Liang Lu, Kuo-You Huang, Michael Gossop
Manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection can range from self-limiting upper respiratory symptoms to various neurological complications, including speech and language impairment. But an association between Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection and speech and language impairment has not been sufficiently explored. In this study, we aim to investigate the association between Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection and subsequent speech and language impairment in a nationwide population-based sample using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662167/prediction-of-pneumonia-hospitalization-in-adults-using-health-checkup-data
#17
Hironori Uematsu, Kazuto Yamashita, Susumu Kunisawa, Tetsuya Otsubo, Yuichi Imanaka
OBJECTIVES: Community-acquired pneumonia is a common cause of hospitalization, and pneumococcal vaccinations are recommended for high-risk individuals. Although risk factors for pneumonia have been identified, there are currently no pneumonia hospitalization prediction models based on the risk profiles of healthy subjects. This study aimed to develop a predictive model for pneumonia hospitalization in adults to accurately identify high-risk individuals to facilitate the efficient prevention of pneumonia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631310/zinc-supplementation-for-the-treatment-of-measles-in-children
#18
REVIEW
Ajibola A Awotiwon, Olabisi Oduwole, Anju Sinha, Charles I Okwundu
BACKGROUND: Measles is an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality globally, despite increasing vaccine coverage. Zinc plays a significant role in the maintenance of normal immunological functions, therefore supplements given to zinc-deficient children will increase the availability of zinc and could reduce measles-related morbidity and mortality. This is an update of a review first published in 2015. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of zinc supplementation in reducing morbidity and mortality in children with measles...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622786/dairy-cow-disability-weights
#19
Craig S McConnel, Ashleigh A McNeil, Joleen C Hadrich, Jason E Lombard, Franklyn B Garry, Jane Heller
Over the past 175 years, data related to human disease and death have progressed to a summary measure of population health, the Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY). As dairies have intensified there has been no equivalent measure of the impact of disease on the productive life and well-being of animals. The development of a disease-adjusted metric requires a consistent set of disability weights that reflect the relative severity of important diseases. The objective of this study was to use an international survey of dairy authorities to derive disability weights for primary disease categories recorded on dairies...
August 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612844/nlrp3-inflammasome-pathway-has-a-critical-role-in-the-host-immunity-against-clinically-relevant-acinetobacter-baumannii-pulmonary-infection
#20
N Dikshit, S D Kale, H J Khameneh, V Balamuralidhar, C Y Tang, P Kumar, T P Lim, T T Tan, A L Kwa, A Mortellaro, B Sukumaran
The opportunistic Gram-negative bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) is a leading cause of life-threatening nosocomial pneumonia. Outbreaks of multidrug resistant (MDR)-AB belonging to international clones (ICs) I and II with limited treatment options are major global health threats. However, the pathogenesis mechanisms of various AB clonal groups are understudied. Although inflammation-associated interleukin-1β (IL-1β) levels and IL-1 receptor antagonist polymorphisms were previously implicated in MDR-AB-related pneumonia in patients, whether inflammasomes has any role in the host defense and/or pathogenesis of clinically relevant A...
June 14, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
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