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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217253/miliary-tuberculosis-infection-during-hepatitis-c-treatment-with-sofosbuvir-and-ledipasvir-plus-ribavirin
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Maria Pilar Ballester-Ferré, Fernando Martínez, Natalia Garcia-Gimeno, Francisco Mora, Miguel A Serra
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the main causes of chronic liver disease worldwide. In the last 5 years, treatment for HCV infection has experienced a marked development. In 2014, the use of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir with or without concomitant weight-based ribavirin was approved with a very significant increase in the sustained virological response. However, new side effects have been associated. We report the first case of an HCV infected patient treated for 12 wk with the combination of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir plus ribavirin who developed a miliary tuberculosis (TB) infection while on therapy...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216959/prescription-patterns-and-appropriateness-of-antibiotics-in-the-management-of-cough-cold-and-diarrhea-in-a-rural-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital
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Akram Ahmad, Muhammad Umair Khan, Sadiqa Malik, Guru Prasad Mohanta, S Parimalakrishnan, Isha Patel, Sameer Dhingra
BACKGROUND: Acute gastroenteritis and respiratory illnesses are the major causes of morbidity and mortality in children under 5 years of age. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prescription pattern of antibiotic utilization during the treatment of cough/cold and/or diarrhea in pediatric patients. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted for 6 months in pediatric units of a tertiary care hospital in South India. Children under 5 years of age presenting with illness related to diarrhea and/or cough/cold were included in this study...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216060/incidence-of-fever-in-labor-and-risk-of-neonatal-sepsis
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Craig V Towers, Angela Yates, Nikki Zite, Casey Smith, Lindsey Chernicky, Bobby Howard
BACKGROUND: The current recommendation regarding the management of a term newborn delivered of a mother with an intrapartum fever or a diagnosis of clinical chorioamnionitis is that the neonate should have baseline laboratory work drawn along with blood cultures and be universally treated with antibiotics until culture results return. These guidelines report that the rate of intrapartum fever is about 3%; however, a few large studies suggest that the rate is higher at about 7%. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the rate of fever during labor in a large number of deliveries and determine the rate of early onset neonatal sepsis in newborns delivered from mothers with an intrapartum fever compared with the newborns that delivered from mothers that did not have an intrapartum fever...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213738/cytomegalovirus-infection-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis-clinical-and-laboratory-features-and-therapeutic-considerations
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Lei Zhang, Jianling Tao, Yubing Wen, Li Li, Xueyi Wu, Xuewang Li, Xuemei Li
To better clarify the clinical features and therapeutic strategy of CMV infection in lupus nephritis patients, we retrospectively surveyed a total of 40 lupus nephritis patients, who had been hospitalized and underwent renal biopsy and diagnosed as having CMV infection during their hospitalization at our institution within the last 10 years. The percentage of CMV infections in the entire hospitalized lupus nephritis population was 5.3% (40/755). The principal clinical features of the 40 CMV-infected patients were hematological disorders (n = 25), fever (n = 21), liver dysfunction (n = 19), and respiratory symptoms (n = 12)...
February 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193184/survey-of-spanish-general-practitioners-attitudes-toward-management-of-sore-throat-an-internet-based-questionnaire-study
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Carl Llor, Isabel Vilaseca, Eduardo Lehrer-Coriat, Xavier Boleda, José L Cañada, Ana Moragas, Josep M Cots
BACKGROUND: The management of sore throat varies widely in Europe. The objective of this study was to gain insight into clinicians' perceptions on the current management of sore throat in Spain. METHODS: Cross-sectional, internet-based questionnaire study answered from July to September 2013. General practitioners (GPs) affiliated with the two largest scientific societies of primary care were invited to participate in the study. Questions were asked about physician knowledge, the use of current national guidelines for sore throat management, and management in two clinical scenarios, depicting a young adult with sore throat and: 1...
February 14, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193163/prevalence-and-clinical-presentation-of-rickettsia-coxiella-leptospira-bartonella-and-chikungunya-virus-infections-among-hospital-based-febrile-patients-from-december-2008-to-november-2009-in-bangladesh
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Labib Imran Faruque, Rashid Uz Zaman, Emily S Gurley, Robert F Massung, A S M Alamgir, Renee L Galloway, Ann M Powers, Ying Bai, Michael Kosoy, William L Nicholson, Mahmudur Rahman, Stephen P Luby
BACKGROUND: We conducted a study to identify Rickettsia, Coxiella, Leptospira, Bartonella, and Chikungunya virus infections among febrile patients presenting at hospitals in Bangladesh. METHODS: We collected blood samples from patients at six tertiary hospitals from December 2008 to November 2009 and performed laboratory tests at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). RESULTS: Out of 720 enrolled patients, 263 (37%) were infected with Rickettsia; 132 patients had immunofluorescence antibody titer >64 against spotted fever, 63 patients against scrub typhus fever and 10 patients against typhus fever...
February 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192052/preparedness-at-japan-s-hospitals-designated-for-patients-with-highly-infectious-diseases
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Takao Toyokawa, Narumi Hori, Yasuyuki Kato
In 2015, in order to assess the preparedness of Japan's special hospitals that have been designated to admit and treat patients with highly infectious diseases, we conducted a cross-sectional study of all 47 hospitals with this designation, using a self-report questionnaire that addressed 5 issues: (1) hospital characteristics and the occupation of the respondents; (2) the availability and content of the hospital guidelines for managing patients with suspected or confirmed viral hemorrhagic fever; (3) the implementation of preparedness activities in the context of the recent Ebola crisis; (4) characteristics of admission rooms for patients; and (5) human resources and occupational issues...
January 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188950/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-a-neonate-case-report
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Pari Zarrini, Ziba Mosayebi, Asghar Ramyar, Hosein Dalili
 Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a syndrome of pathologic immune activation, occurring as either a familial disorder or a sporadic condition, in association with a variety of triggers. This article will introduce a neonate with HLH in Iran. We report a case of HLH presenting with respiratory distress and fever, hepatosplenomegaly, jaundice and pancytopenia on the second day of life. Typical clinical and laboratory findings were detected in the neonate. HLH was diagnosed according to HLH-2004 guidelines...
January 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169862/quantification-of-acetaminophen-and-its-metabolites-in-plasma-using-uplc-ms-doors-open-to-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-in-special-patient-populations
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Robert B Flint, Paola Mian, Bart van der Nagel, Nuria Slijkhuis, Birgit C P Koch
BACKGROUND: Acetaminophen (APAP, paracetamol) is the most commonly used drug for pain and fever in both the United States and Europe and considered safe when used at registered dosages. Nevertheless, differences between specific populations lead to remarkable changes in exposure to potentially toxic metabolites. Furthermore, extended knowledge is required on metabolite formation following intoxication, to optimize antidote treatment. Therefore, the authors aimed to develop and validate a quick and easy analytical method for simultaneous quantification of APAP, APAP-glucuronide, APAP-sulfate, APAP-cysteine, APAP-glutathione, APAP-mercapturate, and protein-derived APAP-cysteine in human plasma by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS)...
February 6, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166559/should-we-prescribe-antibiotics-to-this-patient-with-persistent-upper-respiratory-symptoms-grand-rounds-discussion-from-beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center
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Howard Libman, Diane M Brockmeyer, Howard S Gold
The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published advice for high-value care on the appropriate use of antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections. They conducted a narrative literature review of evidence for antibiotic use in this setting that included recent clinical guidelines from professional societies supplemented by randomized, controlled trials; meta-analyses; and systematic reviews. They concluded that clinicians should reserve antibiotic treatment for acute rhinosinusitis in patients with persistent symptoms for more than 10 days, high fever and purulent nasal discharge or facial pain lasting for at least 3 consecutive days, or worsening symptoms after a typical viral illness that lasted 5 days and had initially improved ("double-sickening")...
February 7, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152970/factors-associated-with-toxicity-related-service-use-among-community-oncology-patients
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Beth Lavasseur, Philip J Stella, Paul T Adams, Lauren Swafford, JoAnn Lewis, Kari Mendelsohn-Victor, Christopher Ryan Friese
: 133 Background: Chemotherapy-associated toxicities occur often, yet sparse data are available to correlate toxicities with related service use. Toxicities may disrupt treatment, impair quality of life, and induce unplanned service use. We sought to understand the frequency and correlates of unplanned service use among patients receiving first-cycle chemotherapy at 5 community-based ambulatory oncology practices in southeast Michigan. METHODS: A prospective survey examined the dichotomous outcome of toxicity-related unplanned service use...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152727/a-prospective-study-of-an-inpatient-febrile-neutropenia-clinical-practice-guideline-in-oncology-patients
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Tanya Thomas, Joshua Reuss, Gina Degennaro, Elizabeth Daniels, Jin Li, Mark Smolkin, Michael Kenneth Keng
: 114 Background: Febrile neutropenia (FN) is a common complication in oncology patients and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if untreated. Because of this, it is regarded as a medical emergency. FN treatment guidelines universally recommend the prompt initiation ( < 60 minutes) of intravenous antibiotic therapy. We hypothesized that a quality initiative project creating a new FN clinical practice guideline (CPG) would reduce the time to antibiotic administration (TTA) for inpatient oncology patients with FN...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152702/improving-the-treatment-of-patients-with-low-risk-neutropenic-fever-a-quality-improvement-project-at-the-cleveland-clinic-taussig-cancer-institute-tci
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Jessica Lau, Erika M Gallagher, Machelle Moeller, Carolyn Best, James Stevenson
: 101 Background: NF is an oncologic emergency and has historically resulted in inpatient (inpt) management. The Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) score can be used to identify NF pts at LR for complications who can be safely managed in the outpatient (outpt) setting. Despite established guidelines supporting outpt management of LRNF, provider awareness is low and inpt admission for intravenous antibiotics (abx) continues to be standard of care. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team performed a QI project to improve management of LRNF (baseline cohort of LRNF pts treated from Jan - Mar 2014, N = 13)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149935/readmission-rate-and-causes-at-90-day-after-radical-cystectomy-in-patients-on-early-recovery-after-surgery-protocol
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Emanuela Altobelli, Maurizio Buscarini, Harcharan S Gill, Eila C Skinner
Background: Radical cystectomy (RC) is associated with high risk of early and late perioperative complications, and readmissions. The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol has been applied to RC showing decreased hospital stay without increased morbidity. Objective: To evaluate the specific causes of hospital readmissions in RC patients treated before and after adoption of an ERAS protocol at our institution. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated the outcome of 207 RC patients on ERAS protocol at the Stanford University Hospital from January 2012 to December 2014...
January 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141683/fever-in-the-emergency-department-predicts-survival-of-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-admitted-to-the-icu
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Jonas Sundén-Cullberg, Rebecca Rylance, Jesper Svefors, Anna Norrby-Teglund, Jonas Björk, Malin Inghammar
OBJECTIVES: To study the prognostic value of fever in the emergency department in septic patients subsequently admitted to the ICU. DESIGN: Observational cohort study from the Swedish national quality register for sepsis. SETTING: Thirty ICU's in Sweden. PATIENTS: Two thousand two hundred twenty-five adults who were admitted to an ICU within 24 hours of hospital arrival with a diagnosis of severe sepsis or septic shock were included...
January 30, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124965/-bacteremia-caused-by-ciprofloxacin-resistant-salmonella-serotype-kentucky-a-case-report-and-the-review-of-literature
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Tuba Müderris, Fatma Yekta Ürkmez, Şeref Alp Küçüker, Muhammet Fethi Sağlam, Gül Ruhsar Yılmaz, Rahmet Güner, Revasiye Güleşen, Ziya Cibali Açıkgöz
Salmonella infections can be seen in four clinical types, namely gastroenteritis, bacteremia/sepsis, enteric fever and carriage. These infections can result in uncomplicated diarrhea in most cases, but can lead to invasive disease requiring antimicrobial therapy and can be life-threatening in elderly or immunocomprimised patients. Broad-spectrum cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones are crucial options in the treatment of the invasive infections. Ciprofloxacin resistance is rarely seen in non-typhoid Salmonella enterica isolates, and only in S...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122594/development-of-a-theory-and-evidence-based-program-to-promote-community-treatment-of-fevers-in-children-under-five-in-a-rural-district-in-southern-ghana-an-intervention-mapping-approach
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Mercy Abbey, L Kay Bartholomew, Margaret A Chinbuah, Margaret Gyapong, John O Gyapong, Bart van den Borne
BACKGROUND: This paper describes the development and implementation of a program to promote prompt and appropriate care seeking for fever in children under the age of five. Designed as a multicomponent program, the intervention comprises elements to influence the behavior of caregivers of children, Community Health Workers, professional health care providers and the wider community. METHODS: Following the six fundamental steps of the Intervention Mapping protocol, we involved relevant stakeholders from the commencement of planning to program end...
January 25, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122576/response-to-fever-and-utilization-of-standby-emergency-treatment-sbet-for-malaria-in-travellers-to-southeast-asia-a-questionnaire-based-cohort-study
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Christof D Vinnemeier, Camilla Rothe, Benno Kreuels, Marylyn M Addo, Sabine Vygen-Bonnet, Jakob P Cramer, Thierry Rolling
BACKGROUND: Guidelines in several European countries recommend standby emergency treatment (SBET) for travellers to regions with low or medium malaria transmission instead of continuous chemoprophylaxis: travellers are advised to seek medical assistance within 24 h in case of fever and to self-administer SBET only if they are not able to consult a doctor within the time period specified. Data on healthcare-seeking behaviour of febrile travellers and utilization of SBET is however scarce as only two studies were performed in the mid-1990s...
January 25, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122542/universal-versus-conditional-three-day-follow-up-visit-for-children-with-uncomplicated-fever-at-the-community-level-design-of-a-cluster-randomized-community-based-non-inferiority-trial-in-tanganyika-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Elburg van Boetzelaer, Lara S Ho, Julie R Gutman, Laura C Steinhardt, Alison Wittcoff, Yolanda Barbera, Pascal Ngoy, Steven A Harvey, Luke C Mullany
BACKGROUND: The current recommendation within integrated Community Case Management guidelines that all children presenting with uncomplicated fever and no danger signs be followed up after three days may not be necessary. Such fevers often resolve rapidly (usually within 48-96 h), and previous studies suggest that expectant home care for uncomplicated fever can be safely recommended. We aim to determine the non-inferiority of a conditional versus a universal follow-up visit for these children...
January 26, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114942/health-worker-adherence-to-malaria-treatment-guidelines-at-outpatient-health-facilities-in-southern-malawi-following-implementation-of-universal-access-to-diagnostic-testing
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Ruth J Namuyinga, Dyson Mwandama, Dubulao Moyo, Austin Gumbo, Peter Troell, Miwako Kobayashi, Monica Shah, Andrew Bauleni, Jodi Vanden Eng, Alexander K Rowe, Don P Mathanga, Laura C Steinhardt
BACKGROUND: Appropriate diagnosis and treatment are essential for reducing malaria mortality. A cross-sectional outpatient health facility (HF) survey was conducted in southern Malawi from January to March 2015 to determine appropriate malaria testing and treatment practices four years after implementation of a policy requiring diagnostic confirmation before treatment. METHODS: Enrolled patients were interviewed, examined and had their health booklet reviewed. Health workers (HWs) were asked about training, supervision and access to the 2013 national malaria treatment guidelines...
January 23, 2017: Malaria Journal
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