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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807909/development-and-use-of-personalized-bacteriophage-based-therapeutic-cocktails-to-treat-a-patient-with-a-disseminated-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-infection
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Robert T Schooley, Biswajit Biswas, Jason J Gill, Adriana Hernandez-Morales, Jacob Lancaster, Lauren Lessor, Jeremy J Barr, Sharon L Reed, Forest Rohwer, Sean Benler, Anca M Segall, Randy Taplitz, Davey M Smith, Kim Kerr, Monika Kumaraswamy, Victor Nizet, Leo Lin, Melanie D McCauley, Steffanie A Strathdee, Constance A Benson, Robert K Pope, Brian M Leroux, Andrew C Picel, Alfred J Mateczun, Katherine E Cilwa, James M Regeimbal, Luis A Estrella, David M Wolfe, Matthew S Henry, Javier Quinones, Scott Salka, Kimberly A Bishop-Lilly, Ry Young, Theron Hamilton
Widespread antibiotic use in clinical medicine and the livestock industry has contributed to the global spread of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterial pathogens, including Acinetobacter baumannii We report on a method used to produce a personalized bacteriophage-based therapeutic treatment for a 68-year old diabetic patient with necrotizing pancreatitis complicated by a MDR A. baumannii infection. Despite multiple antibiotic courses and efforts at percutaneous drainage of a pancreatic pseudocyst, the patient deteriorated over a four-month period...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796008/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-cystic-fibrosis-how-should-it-be-managed
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Marianne S Muhlebach
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) remains prevalent in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). As chronic infection with worse pulmonary outcomes develops frequently, the organism is concerning to CF providers and patients. This review describes current epidemiology, our understanding of risk factors for MRSA infection, and relevant aspects of treatment with review of new and ongoing trials. RECENT FINDINGS: Prevalence ranges from a low of 3 to 4% in some European countries to a high of approximately 26% in the United States...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790092/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-the-setting-of-clostridium-perfringens-pancreatitis
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Paul Anthony Karam, Maitham A Moslim, Woosup Michael Park, Gareth Morris-Stiff
We report a case of a 56-year-old woman who presented with worsening abdominal pain located in the left upper quadrant together with abdominal distention, nausea and anorexia. One month prior to this admission, she had presented and had been diagnosed with concurrent acute pancreatitis and rapidly expanding abdominal aortic aneurysm. The aneurysm was prioritised over the pancreatitis and she underwent uncomplicated endovascular repair. Cross-sectional imaging was consistent with infected pancreatic necrosis and also revealed a large collection located in the anterior pararenal space with extensive gas formation...
August 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776164/first-case-of-e-meningoseptica-in-italy-in-a-patient-with-necrotic-hemorrhagic-pancreatitis
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Giorgia Montrucchio, Silvia Corcione, Monica Vaj, Teresa Zaccaria, Cristina Costa, Luca Brazzi, Rossana Cavallo, Giovanni Di Perri, Francesco G De Rosa
INTRODUCTION: Elizabethkingia meningoseptica can frequently colonizes the respiratory tract, but its pathogenetic role and its clinical significance are frequently questioned. However, recent data reported E. meningoseptica outbreaks in particular settings, as hospitalized patients. CASE REPORT: We report here the first case of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica infection in Italy in a patient with necrotic-hemorrhagic pancreatitis. E. meningoseptica was isolated from respiratory tract and treated with combination antibiotic therapy...
August 3, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769592/drug-induced-dyspnea-versus-cystic-fibrosis-exacerbation-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Saqib Walayat, Nooreen Hussain, Jaymon Patel, Faiz Hussain, Preeti Patel, Sonu Dhillon, Bhagat Aulakh, Subramanyam Chittivelu
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease caused by a mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein in the epithelial membrane, and affects at least 30,000 people in the USA. There are between 900 and 1000 new cases diagnosed every year. Traditionally, CF has been treated symptomatically with pancreatic enzymes, bronchodilators, hypertonic saline, and pulmozyme. In July 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor), a combination drug that works on reversing the effects of the defective cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762696/probiotics-for-gastrointestinal-conditions-a-summary-of-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Thad Wilkins, Jacqueline Sequoia
Probiotics contain microorganisms, most of which are bacteria similar to the beneficial bacteria that occur naturally in the human gut. Probiotics have been widely studied in a variety of gastrointestinal diseases. The most-studied species include Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Saccharomyces. However, a lack of clear guidelines on when to use probiotics and the most effective probiotic for different gastrointestinal conditions may be confusing for family physicians and their patients. Probiotics have an important role in the maintenance of immunologic equilibrium in the gastrointestinal tract through the direct interaction with immune cells...
August 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762074/the-oral-microbiota-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-patients-with-ipmns-and-controls-a-pilot-study
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Sara H Olson, Jaya Satagopan, Youming Xu, Lilan Ling, Siok Leong, Irene Orlow, Amethyst Saldia, Peter Li, Pamela Nunes, Vincent Madonia, Peter J Allen, Eileen O'Reilly, Eric Pamer, Robert C Kurtz
PURPOSE: Poor oral health appears to be a risk factor for pancreatic cancer, possibly implicating the oral microbiota. In this pilot study, we evaluated the characteristics of the oral microbiota in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN), and healthy controls. METHODS: Forty newly diagnosed PDAC patients, 39 IPMN patients, and 58 controls, excluding current smokers and users of antibiotics, provided saliva samples...
July 31, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746316/efficacy-of-prophylactic-use-of-ciprofloxacin-and-metronidazole-in-mild-and-moderately-severe-acute-pancreatitis
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A K Mandal, S Chaudhary, B Shrestha, M S Paudel, N S Poudyal, B N Paudel, B Bhattarai, S K Ray, N M Ray
INTRODUCTION: There are new concepts and developments in the diagnosis and management of acute pancreatitis. Current evidence suggests that there is no role of prophylactic antibiotics use in acute pancreatitis. However, it is still a common practice to administer prophylactic antibiotics in a country like Nepal. So, we have conducted a study in mild and moderately severe acute pancreatitis to study the efficacy of prophylactic antibiotics. METHODS: A case control study was conducted among 76 patients comparing efficacy of prophylactic antibiotics versus no antibiotics in patients with mild and moderately severe acute pancreatitis...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723805/acute-pancreatitis-induced-by-etoposide-lobaplatin-combination-chemotherapy-used-for-the-treatment-of-lung-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Cheng-Liang Cao, Peng-Yu Duan, Wang-Jun Zhang, Le Li, Feng-Zhi Qu, Bei Sun, Gang Wang
RATIONALE: Drug-induced pancreatitis (DIP) is a rare type of pancreatitis that is not usually observed in the clinical practice. It is generally difficult to distinguish from acute pancreatitis (AP) induced by other causes. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 62-year-old Chinese female patient with "small cell lung cancer" as the initial presentation. Because the patient could not bear the surgical treatment, the chemotherapy composed of lobaplatin and etoposide was performed...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709465/subclinical-focal-cholangitis-mimicking-liver-metastasis-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-history-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-and-biliary-tree-intervention
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Natally Horvat, Edmund M Godfrey, Timothy J Sadler, Jaclyn F Hechtman, Laura H Tang, Carlie S Sigel, Serena Monti, Lorenzo Mannelli
BACKGROUND: Cholangitis is an inflammatory process of the biliary tract with a wide range of clinical manifestations and it is not always considered in the differential diagnosis in asymptomatic patients. To the best of our knowledge there is no previous report in the English literature of focal cholangitis manifesting exclusively as liver parenchymal changes mimicking liver metastasis in asymptomatic patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and history of manipulation of the biliary tree...
July 14, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703447/chronic-diarrhea-in-dogs-retrospective-study-in-136-cases
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M Volkmann, J M Steiner, G T Fosgate, J Zentek, S Hartmann, B Kohn
BACKGROUND: Chronic diarrhea (CD) is common in dogs, and information on frequency and distribution of primary and secondary causes is lacking. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate underlying causes and predictors of outcome in dogs with CD. ANIMALS: One hundred and thirty-six client-owned dogs with CD (≥3 weeks duration). METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records (Small Animal Clinic, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 09/2009-07/2011)...
July 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700780/distinction-of-risk-factors-for-superficial-vs-organ-space-surgical-site-infections-after-pancreatic-surgery
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Irmina A Elliott, Carmen Chan, Tara A Russell, Amanda M Dann, Jennifer L Williams, Lauren Damato, Hallie Chung, Mark D Girgis, O Joe Hines, Howard A Reber, Timothy R Donahue
Importance: Surgical site infection (SSI) rates are increasingly used as a quality metric. However, risk factors for SSI in pancreatic surgery remain undefined. Objective: To stratify superficial and organ-space SSIs after pancreatectomy and investigate their modifiable risk factors. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective analysis included 201 patients undergoing pancreatic surgery at a university-based tertiary referral center from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2015, and 10 371 patients from National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Hepatopancreaticobiliary (NSQIP-HPB) Collaborative sites from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2015...
July 12, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681215/consequences-of-increases-in-antibiotic-resistance-pattern-on-outcome-of-pancreatic-resection-for-cancer
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Luca Gianotti, Nicolò Tamini, Francesca Gavazzi, Anna Mariani, Marta Sandini, Fabio Ferla, Marco Cereda, Giovanni Capretti, Stefano Di Sandro, Davide Paolo Bernasconi, Luciano De Carlis, Alessandro Zerbi
BACKGROUND: The role of drug-resistance infections on surgical outcomes is controversial. The aim of the study was to determine whether increase antibiotic resistance was an independent risk factor for development of major non-infectious postoperative complications. METHODS: This work included a multicenter cohort study of patients who underwent pancreatic resections for cancer over a 3-year interval. The primary outcome was major non-infectious complication rate developing after the occurrence of multi-drug sensitive (MDS) infection, multi-drug-resistant infection (MDR), and extensive drug-resistant (XDR) infection...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640662/using-probiotics-in-clinical-practice-where-are-we-now-a-review-of-existing-meta-analyses
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Mariangela Rondanelli, Milena Anna Faliva, Simone Perna, Attilio Giacosa, Gabriella Peroni, Anna Maria Castellazzi
The scientific literature has demonstrated that probiotics have a broad spectrum of activity, although often the results are contradictory. This study provides a critical overview of the current meta-analyses that have evaluated the efficacy of probiotics in physiologic and pathological conditions, such as metabolic disease, antibiotic-associated and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, IBS, constipation, IBD, chemotherapy-associated diarrhea, respiratory tract infection, ventilator-associated pneumonia, NAFLD, liver encephalopathy, periodontitis, depression, vaginosis, urinary tract infections, pancreatitis, incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, hospital infection and stay in ICU, mortality of post-trauma patients, necrotising enterocolitis in premature infants...
June 22, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637081/molecular-characterization-of-gluten-hydrolyzing-bacillus-spp-and-their-efficacy-and-biotherapeutic-potential-as-probiotics-using-caco-2-cell-line
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B S Rashmi, Gayathri Devaraja
AIM: To isolate and characterize indigenous gluten hydrolyzing bacteria from wheat sourdough and curd samples and further evaluation of their probiotic potentiality. METHODS AND RESULTS: Indigenous gluten hydrolyzing isolates GS 33, GS 143, GS 181 and GS 188 were identified as Bacillus spp. by molecular-typing methods and studied extensively for their functional and probiotic attributes. All the tested isolates could survive at pH 2 and toxicity of 0.3% bile and also exhibited cell-surface hydrophobicity and autoaggregation phenotype...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630246/ominous-triad-triggered-by-high-dose-glucocorticosteroid-therapy
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Sarah Bär, Fritz Daudel, Thomas Zueger
Glucocorticosteroids (CS) play a key role in the treatment of numerous diseases. Nonetheless, they can be accompanied by several adverse effects. We present the case of a 51-year-old woman who was treated with high-dose CS for a relapse of her multiple sclerosis. After 5 days of treatment, the patient developed severe diabetic ketoacidosis, hypertriglyceridemia and acute pancreatitis-a potentially life-threatening triad which has previously been described, in our case, however, for the first time as a complication of CS therapy...
June 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622948/high-level-of-%C3%AE-1-3-d-glucan-antigenaemia-in-cystic-fibrosis-in-the-absence-of-invasive-fungal-disease
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Vilma Rautemaa, Heather D Green, Andrew M Jones, Riina Rautemaa-Richardson
β-(1,3)-d-glucan (BDG) is used to rule out invasive fungal disease (IFD) but its usefulness in cystic fibrosis (CF) has not been evaluated. We measured serum BDG in CF patients with no clinical suspicion of IFD. Samples from 46 adult CF patients during a stable period and during pulmonary exacerbation were tested. The association of BDG with clinical variables was analyzed. Three hundred and three non-CF patients with suspected IFD were used as comparators. Both samples were negative in 52% of CF patients, whereas 67% of comparators had only negative results (P=0...
May 18, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576740/draft-genome-sequence-of-a-kluyvera-intermedia-isolate-from-a-patient-with-a-pancreatic-abscess
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Roland Thele, Heidi Gumpert, Louise B Christensen, Peder Worning, Kristian Schønning, Henrik Westh, Thomas A Hansen
The genus Kluyvera comprises potential pathogens that can cause many infections. This study reports a Kluyvera intermedia strain (FOSA7093) from a pancreatic cyst specimen from a long-term hospitalised patient. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) of the K. intermedia isolate was performed and the strain was reported as sensitive to Danish-registered antibiotics although it had a fosA-like gene in the genome. There were nine contigs that aligned to a plasmid, and these contigs contained several heavy metal resistance gene homologues...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570251/comparative-clinical-study-of-the-wound-healing-effects-of-a-novel-micropore-particle-technology-effects-on-wounds-venous-leg-ulcers-and-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Olga O Bilyayeva, Viacheslav V Neshta, Alexander A Golub, Frank Sams-Dood
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the wound healing effects of Acapsil, a white, odorless powder based on micropore particle technology (MPPT) (Willingsford Ltd, Southampton, UK) by comparing it to Gentaxane (Gentaksan, Borshchagovsky CCP, Kyiv, Ukraine) (polydimethylsiloxane powder with gentamicin antibiotic) and Ioddicerin (Farmak, Kyiv, Ukraine) (iodine with dimethyl sulfoxide [DMSO]). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 266 patients with primarily trophic ulcers caused by pancreatic diabetes and venous insufficiency of the lower extremities, carbuncles, phlegmons, infected third- or fourth-degree heat burns, and infiltrations of postoperative wounds...
May 25, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540837/enterovesical-fistula-after-enteric-conversion-of-a-bladder-drained-pancreatic-allograft-a-case-report
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Clifford Akateh, Amer Rajab, Mitchell Henry, Ashraf El-Hinnawi
Since the inception of pancreas transplant as a treatment for type 1 diabetes mellitus, there has been considerable debate about the best way to manage exocrine secretions and monitor patients for graft rejection. For patients who undergo bladder exocrine drainage of a pancreatic allograft, a bladder-to-enteric drainage conversion can serve as a rescue procedure in case of anastomotic leaks or other complications. However, this procedure is associated with its own complications, including a rarely described enterovesical fistula...
May 22, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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