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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527868/use-of-parenteral-antimicrobials-in-very-small-hospitals%C3%A2-in-inner-brazil-patterns-determinants-and-opportunities-for-interventions-in-developing-countries
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J L Giacomini, C M Fortaleza
Much of healthcare in developing countries takes place in small hospitals. Little is known about the use of antimicrobials in those settings. We studied the 60-day use of parenteral antimicrobials in 48 hospitals with up to 50 beds in inner Brazil. The overall use was 242.0 defined daily doses per 100 admissions, and broad-spectrum agents accounted for 26.8%. The existence of local guidelines, educational measures and restrictive policies for antimicrobial prescriptions, as well as infection control and microbiology resources, were significantly associated with lesser use...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526271/an-in-vitro-urinary-catheterization-model-that-approximates-clinical-conditions-for-evaluation-of-innovations-to-prevent-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections
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R Y R Chua, K Lim, S S J Leong, P A Tambyah, B Ho
BACKGROUND: Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) account for about 25% of nosocomial infections globally and often result in increased morbidity and healthcare costs. An added concern is the presence of microbial biofilms which are major reservoirs of bacteria, especially antibiotic resistant bacteria, in catheters. Since the practice of the closed drainage system, innovations to combat CAUTI have not produced significant improvements in clinical outcomes. The lack of a robust laboratory platform to test new CAUTI preventive strategies may impede development of novel technologies...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525941/environmental-contamination-with-staphylococcus-aureus-at-a-large-midwestern-university-campus
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Dipendra Thapaliya, Mohammed Taha, Mark R Dalman, Jhalka Kadariya, Tara C Smith
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus can cause minor to severe life-threatening infections. The changing epidemiology of S. aureus is of public health concern due to the emergence of multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains. Environmental surfaces play a crucial role in the transmission of S. aureus. The objective of this study was to examine environmental contamination and molecular characteristics of S. aureus in health professional-associated (HPA) and non-health professional-associated (NHPA) buildings at a large university...
May 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525923/a-national-implementation-project-to-prevent-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-in-nursing-home-residents
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Lona Mody, M Todd Greene, Jennifer Meddings, Sarah L Krein, Sara E McNamara, Barbara W Trautner, David Ratz, Nimalie D Stone, Lillian Min, Steven J Schweon, Andrew J Rolle, Russell N Olmsted, Dale R Burwen, James Battles, Barbara Edson, Sanjay Saint
Importance: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) in nursing home residents is a common cause of sepsis, hospital admission, and antimicrobial use leading to colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms. Objective: To develop, implement, and evaluate an intervention to reduce catheter-associated UTI. Design, Setting, and Participants: A large-scale prospective implementation project was conducted in community-based nursing homes participating in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Long-Term Care...
May 19, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521829/supervised-injection-facilities-in-canada-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Thomas Kerr, Sanjana Mitra, Mary Clare Kennedy, Ryan McNeil
Canada has long contended with harms arising from injection drug use. In response to epidemics of HIV infection and overdose in Vancouver in the mid-1990s, a range of actors advocated for the creation of supervised injection facilities (SIFs), and after several unsanctioned SIFs operated briefly and closed, Canada's first sanctioned SIF opened in 2003. However, while a large body of evidence highlights the successes of this SIF in reducing the health and social harms associated with injection drug use, extraordinary efforts were needed to preserve it, and continued activism by local people who inject drugs (PWID) and healthcare providers was needed to promote further innovation and address gaps in SIF service delivery...
May 18, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520859/the-role-of-patient-care-items-as-a-fomite-in-healthcare-associated-outbreaks-and-infection-prevention
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Hajime Kanamori, William A Rutala, David J Weber
Patient-care items can serve as a source or reservoir for healthcare associated pathogens in hospitals. We reviewed healthcare-associated outbreaks from medical equipment and provided infection prevention recommendations. Multiple healthcare-associated outbreaks via a contaminated patient-care item were identified, including infections with multidrug-resistant organisms. The type of patient-care items implicated as a fomite causing healthcare-associated infections (HAI) has changed over time. Patient populations at risk were most commonly critically ill patients in adult and neonatal ICUs...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516821/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-outbreak-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-attributed-to-hospital-tap-water
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Cara Bicking Kinsey, Samir Koirala, Benjamin Solomon, Jon Rosenberg, Byron F Robinson, Antonio Neri, Alison Laufer Halpin, Matthew J Arduino, Heather Moulton-Meissner, Judith Noble-Wang, Nora Chea, Carolyn V Gould
OBJECTIVE To investigate an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections and colonization in a neonatal intensive care unit. DESIGN Infection control assessment, environmental evaluation, and case-control study. SETTING Newly built community-based hospital, 28-bed neonatal intensive care unit. PATIENTS Neonatal intensive care unit patients receiving care between June 1, 2013, and September 30, 2014. METHODS Case finding was performed through microbiology record review. Infection control observations, interviews, and environmental assessment were performed...
May 18, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515200/impact-of-expedited-partner-therapy-ept-implementation-on-chlamydia-incidence-in-the-usa
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Okeoma Mmeje, Sarah Wallett, Giselle Kolenic, Jason Bell
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis and treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis infection is important in preventing persistent or recurrent infection. Expedited partner therapy (EPT) is the favoured and supported method for STI treatment of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when the provider cannot be assured that all recent sexual partner(s) will seek therapy. EPT is legally permissible in 38 states and is endorsed by healthcare organisations to decrease the rates of chlamydia and gonorrhoea infection...
May 17, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514976/working-despite-having-influenza-like-illness-results-of-an-anonymous-survey-of-healthcare-providers-who-care-for-transplant-recipients
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Sherif B Mossad, Abhishek Deshpande, Sarah Schramm, Xiaobo Liu, Michael B Rothberg
OBJECTIVE To compare the rates of and reasons for presenteeism associated with influenza-like illness (ILI) among healthcare professionals (HCPs) caring for hospitalized inpatient transplant recipients and internal medicine patients. DESIGN We designed a 10-question anonymous survey in which ILI was defined as fever (>37.8°C) and cough and/or sore throat and ILI B was defined as fever (>37.8°C) or cough or sore throat; both definitions were considered in the absence of another known cause. SETTING Tertiary-care center...
May 18, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514962/revisiting-annual-screening-for-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-healthcare-workers-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Guillaume A Mullie, Kevin Schwartzman, Alice Zwerling, Dieynaba S N'Diaye
BACKGROUND: In North America, tuberculosis incidence is now very low and risk to healthcare workers has fallen. Indeed, recent cohort data question routine annual tuberculosis screening in this context. We compared the cost-effectiveness of three potential strategies for ongoing screening of North American healthcare workers at risk of exposure. The analysis did not evaluate the cost-effectiveness of screening at hiring, and considered only workers with negative baseline tests. METHODS: A decision analysis model simulated a hypothetical cohort of 1000 workers following negative baseline tests, considering duties, tuberculosis exposure, testing and treatment...
May 17, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512612/review-of-cranioplasty-after-decompressive-craniectomy
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REVIEW
Yong Jun Cho, Suk Hyung Kang
Cranioplasty is an in evitable operation conducted after decompressive craniectomy (DC). The primary goals of cranioplasty after DC are to protect the brain, achieve a natural appearance and prevent sinking skin flap syndrome (or syndrome of the trephined). Furthermore, restoring patients' functional outcome and supplementing external defects helps patients improve their self-esteem. Although early cranioplasty is preferred in recent year, optimal timing for cranioplasty remains a controversial topic. Autologous bone flaps are the most ideal substitute for cranioplasty...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512474/human-papillomavirus-genotype-distribution-among-cervical-cancer-patients-prior-to-brazilian-national-hpv-immunization-program
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Liz M de Almeida, Luís Felipe L Martins, Valéria B Pontes, Flávia M Corrêa, Raquel C Montenegro, Laine C Pinto, Bruno M Soares, João Paulo C B Vidal, Shayany P Félix, Neilane Bertoni, Moysés Szklo, Miguel Angelo M Moreira
To evaluate the impact of HPV immunization and possible changes in virus type-specific prevalence associated with cervical cancer, it is important to obtain baseline information based on socioeconomic, educational, and environmental characteristics in human populations. We describe these characteristics and the type-specific HPV distribution in 1,183 women diagnosed with cervical cancer in two Brazilian healthcare institutions located at the Southeastern (Rio de Janeiro/RJ) and the Amazonian (Belém/PA) regions...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510725/ifitm3-tlr3-and-cd55-genes-snps-and-cumulative-ge-netic-risks-for-severe-outcomes-in-chinese-patients-with-h7n9-h1n1pdm09-influenza
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Nelson Lee, Bin Cao, Changwen Ke, Hongzhou Lu, Yunwen Hu, Ht Claudia Tam, Cw Ronald Ma, Dawei Guan, Zhaoqin Zhu, Hui Li, Lin Mulei, Rity Yk Wong, Irene Mh Yung, Tin-Nok Hung, Kirsty Kwok, Peter Horby, Sc David Hui, Cw Martin Chan, Ks Paul Chan
Background: We examined associations between SNPs (single-nucleotide-polymorphisms) of IFITM3, TLR3, and CD55 genes and influenza clinical outcomes in Chinese patients. Methods: A multicenter-study was conducted on 275 adult cases of prospectively-diagnosed H7N9 and H1N1pdm09 infections. Host DNA was extracted from diagnostic respiratory samples; IFITM3 rs12252, TLR3 rs5743313, CD55 rs2564978, and TLR4 rs4986790/4986791 were targeted for genotyping by Sanger-sequencing...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510692/disseminated-neonatal-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-after-a-water-birth
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Niazy Al-Assaf, Heather Moore, Kirk Leifso, Nadya Ben Fadel, Emanuela Ferretti
Neonatal herpes simplex virus (NHSV) infections are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Numerous factors influence the transmission of HSV infection to newborns; however, immersion in water during labor has received very little attention as a possible risk factor despite the increasing popularity of water births. We report a case of disseminated NHSV type 1 infection, possibly acquired during a water birth. The purpose of this report is to alert healthcare providers to this potential route of transmission and to highlight the importance of screening guidelines for HSV before a water birth...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508774/arden-syntax-mlm-building-blocks-for-microbiological-concepts-and-their-application-in-infection-surveillance
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Jeroen S de Bruin, Walter Koller, Julia Zeckl, Alexander Blacky, Andrea Rappelsberger, Klaus-Peter Adlassnig
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis - and hence definitions - of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) rely on microbiological laboratory test results in specific constellations. OBJECTIVES: To construct a library that provides interoperable building blocks for the analysis of microbiological laboratory test results. METHODS: We used Java for preprocessing raw microbiological laboratory test results and Arden Syntax for knowledge-based querying of data based on microbiology information elements used in European surveillance criteria for HAIs...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507772/clinically-significant-depressive-symptoms-and-sexual-behaviour-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Ada R Miltz, Alison J Rodger, Janey Sewell, Andrew Speakman, Andrew N Phillips, Lorraine Sherr, Richard J Gilson, David Asboe, Nneka C Nwokolo, Amanda Clarke, Mark M Gompels, Sris Allan, Simon Collins, Fiona C Lampe
BACKGROUND: The relationship between depression and sexual behaviour among men who have sex with men (MSM) is poorly understood. AIMS: To investigate prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms (Patient Health Questionnaire-9 score ≥10) and the relationship between depressive symptoms and sexual behaviour among MSM reporting recent sex. METHOD: The Attitudes to and Understanding of Risk of Acquisition of HIV (AURAH) is a cross-sectional study of UK genitourinary medicine clinic attendees without diagnosed HIV (2013-2014)...
May 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507731/patient-engagement-with-surgical-site-infection-prevention-an-expert-panel-perspective
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REVIEW
E Tartari, V Weterings, P Gastmeier, J Rodríguez Baño, A Widmer, J Kluytmans, A Voss
Despite remarkable developments in the use of surgical techniques, ergonomic advancements in the operating room, and implementation of bundles, surgical site infections (SSIs) remain a substantial burden, associated with increased morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. National and international recommendations to prevent SSIs have been published, including recent guidelines by the World Health Organization, but implementation into clinical practice remains an unresolved issue. SSI improvement programs require an integrative approach with measures taken during the pre-, intra- and postoperative care from the numerous stakeholders involved...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506673/high-frequency-of-silver-resistance-genes-in-invasive-isolates-of-enterobacter-and-klebsiella-species
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S Sütterlin, M Dahlö, C Tellgren-Roth, W Schaal, Å Melhus
BACKGROUND: Silver-based products have been marketed as an alternative to antibiotics, and their consumption has increased. Bacteria may, however, develop resistance to silver. AIM: To study the presence of genes encoding silver resistance (silE, silP, silS) over time in three clinically important Enterobacteriaceae genera. METHODS: Using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), 752 bloodstream isolates from the years 1990-2010 were investigated. Age, gender, and ward of patients were registered, and the susceptibility to antibiotics and silver nitrate was tested...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505027/automated-surveillance-of-healthcare-associated-infections-state-of-the-art
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Meander E Sips, Marc J M Bonten, Maaike S M van Mourik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review describes recent advances in the field of automated surveillance of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), with a focus on data sources and the development of semiautomated or fully automated algorithms. RECENT FINDINGS: The availability of high-quality data in electronic health records and a well-designed information technology (IT) infrastructure to access these data are indispensable for successful implementation of automated HAI surveillance...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502371/decreased-clinic-visits-for-acute-respiratory-infections-following-an-adult-tonsillectomy-a-population-based-study
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Shiu-Dong Chung, Shih-Han Hung, Herng-Ching Lin, Kuan-Chen Chen
PURPOSE: This study attempted to investigate the effects of a tonsillectomy on utilization of medical resources for acute respiratory infections by comparing numbers and costs of clinic visits within 1year before and after a tonsillectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data for this study were retrieved from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005. The study includes 481 patients aged 18-80years who underwent a tonsillectomy and 481 comparison patients. A multivariate regression model employing difference-in-difference was carried out to assess the independent association between a tonsillectomy and the number and costs of clinic visits...
May 5, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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