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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533930/early-onset-lyme-carditis-with-concurrent-disseminated-erythema-migrans
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Kinjan P Patel, Peter D Farjo, Joy J Juskowich, Ali Hama Amin, James D Mills
BACKGROUND: Lyme disease is an infection that is estimated to affect over 300,000 people in the United States annually. Typically, it presents with erythema migrans (EM), an annular rash at the site of tick attachment, within 3 to 30 days of inoculation. Untreated patients may progress to early disseminated disease. A further complication, Lyme carditis is rare but may occur several weeks later. It commonly manifests as a variable atrioventricular (AV) conduction block, with a high-grade AV block occurring in only 1% of untreated patients...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532467/antimicrobial-consumption-costs-and-resistance-patterns-a-two-year-prospective-study-in-a-romanian-intensive-care-unit
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Carmen Axente, Monica Licker, Roxana Moldovan, Elena Hogea, Delia Muntean, Florin Horhat, Ovidiu Bedreag, Dorel Sandesc, Marius Papurica, Dorina Dugaesescu, Mirela Voicu, Luminita Baditoiu
BACKGROUND: Due to the vulnerable nature of its patients, the wide use of invasive devices and broad-spectrum antimicrobials used, the intensive care unit (ICU) is often called the epicentre of infections. In the present study, we quantified the burden of hospital acquired pathology in a Romanian university hospital ICU, represented by antimicrobial agents consumption, costs and local resistance patterns, in order to identify multimodal interventional strategies. METHODS: Between 1(st) January 2012 and 31(st) December 2013, a prospective study was conducted in the largest ICU of Western Romania...
May 22, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529812/diabetic-muscle-infarction-masquerading-as-necrotizing-fasciitis
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Kalyana C Janga, Ankur Sinha, Perry Wengrofsky, Phone Oo, Sheldon Greenberg, Regina Tarkovsky, Kavita Sharma
A 43-year-old male patient with past medical history of diabetes mellitus (DM), end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD), congestive heart failure (CHF), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and chronic anemia presented with complaints of left thigh pain. A computerized tomogram (CT) of the thigh revealed evidence of edema with no evidence of a focal collection or gas formation noted. The patient's clinical symptoms persisted and he underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of his thigh which was reported to show small areas of muscle necrosis with fluid collection...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529027/management-of-postneurosurgical-meningitis-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Khetam Hussein, Roni Bitterman, Ben Shofty, Mical Paul, Ami Neuberger
BACKGROUND: Infections complicating neurosurgery pose unacceptable mortality and morbidity. AIMS: To summarize what is known about the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of post-neurosurgical meningitis (PNM). SOURCES: PubMed, references of identified studies and reviews, and personal experience when evidence was lacking. CONTENT: The incidence and pathogen distribution of PNM is highly variable. A shift towards Gram-negative bacteria has been observed with use of antibiotic prophylaxis and antibiotic-coated devices directed mainly against Gram-positive bacteria...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526906/mycobacterium-chelonae-infection-of-the-buttocks-secondary-to-lipofilling-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sarah E Hammond, Ahmed Al-Bayati, Natalie Joumblat, Christopher J Salgado
Mycobacterium chelonae is a nontuberculous mycobacterium, classified as a Runyon type IV mycobacterium. In relation to humans, it is most commonly associated with tissue trauma or pulmonary infections. The majority of medical reports describe finding M. chelonae in the surgical setting, attributing infection to inadequate sterilization of surgical equipment. Symptoms are often nonspecific and include pain, erythema, and draining subcutaneous nodules and skin lesions. Therefore, the diagnosis of M. chelonae is often difficult to establish without prior suspicion of the disease, but can be confirmed with culture...
May 19, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516809/real-time-mri-guided-percutaneous-sclerotherapy-treatment-of-venous-low-flow-malformations-in-the-head-and-neck
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Sasan Partovi, Ziang Lu, Lorenna Vidal, Dean A Nakamoto, Ji Buethe, Michael Coffey, Indravadan J Patel
Purpose This manuscript describes the technique of real-time MRI-guided sclerotherapy for low-flow venous malformations in the head and neck based on our institutional experience. Materials and methods Ethanolamine oleate is used as the sclerosant and is mixed with gadolinium for visualization during the procedure. The five procedural steps include: (I) an initial tri-plane T2-weighted sequence to visualize the lesion; (II) a T1 FSE or trueFISP sequence to assess needle placement and advancement within the lesion; (III) a tri-plane T1 FLASH sequence to monitor sclerosant injection; (IV) a T1 FSE or VIBE sequence to assess sclerosant coverage of the malformation before needle removal; (V) a post-procedural tri-plane T1 fat-saturated sequence to confirm sclerosant coverage of the lesion...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514399/-disaccharidase-deficiency-and-functional-bowel-diseases
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A I Parfenov, O V Akhmadullina, E A Sabelnikova, N I Belostotsky, M V Kirova, S G Khomeriki, S V Bykova
AIM: To elucidate the role of intestinal carbohydrases (glucoamylase, maltase, sucrose, and lactase) in the etiology and pathogenesis of functional bowel diseases (FBD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 74 patients (36 men and 38 women) aged 18 to 50 years with FBD were examined. According to Rome IV criteria (2016), there was diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in 21 patients, functional diarrhea (FD) in 33, constipation-predominant IBS in 6, functional constipation (FC) in 4, and mixed IBS in 10...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512085/self-reported-outcomes-and-adverse-events-after-medical-abortion-through-online-telemedicine-population-based-study-in-the-republic-of-ireland-and-northern-ireland
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Abigail R A Aiken, Irena Digol, James Trussell, Rebecca Gomperts
Objectives To assess self reported outcomes and adverse events after self sourced medical abortion through online telemedicine.Design Population based study.Setting Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, where abortion is unavailable through the formal healthcare system except in a few restricted circumstances.Population 1000 women who underwent self sourced medical abortion through Women on Web (WoW), an online telemedicine service, between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2012.Main outcome measures Successful medical abortion: the proportion of women who reported ending their pregnancy without surgical intervention...
May 16, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507831/streptococcus%C3%A2-gordonii%C3%A2-empyema-a-case-report-and-review-of-empyema
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Amanda M Krantz, Felicia Ratnaraj, Manasa Velagapudi, Mridula Krishnan, Nagarjuna R Gujjula, Pamela A Foral, Laurel Preheim
Streptococcus gordonii (S. gordonii) is a pioneer oral bacteria that is recognized as an agent of bacterial endocarditis. However, an extensive review of the literature revealed no reported case of S. gordonii causing empyema. We present a case of a 65-year-old male who presented with respiratory distress. Physical examination revealed several dental caries with decreased breath sounds in the bibasilar regions. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest and abdomen demonstrated left-sided pleural effusion and a 4...
April 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506885/high-proportions-of-staphylococcus-epidermidis-in-dental-caries-harbor-multiple-classes-of-antibiotics-resistance-significantly-increase-inflammatory-interleukins-in-dental-pulps
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Darshan Devang Divakar, Muzaheed, Sultan Salem Aldeyab, Sara A Alfawaz, Abdulaziz Abdullah AlKheraif, Aftab Ahmed Khan
Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of most prevalent in dental caries or dental pulp which has the capability of horizontal genetic transfer between different bacterial species in the oropharynx, suggesting that it may evolve with the dissemination of resistant determinants, This study was performed to molecularly characterize and differentiate S. epidermidis isolated from dental caries and healthy individual. Also, two important cytokines in inflammation were assayed caused due to S. epidermidis of health and dental caries sources...
May 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506082/novel-use-of-active-leptospermum-honey-for-ringed-fixator-pin-site-care-in-diabetic-charcot-deformity-patients
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Alexander L Lazarides, Kamran S Hamid, Michael S Kerzner
INTRODUCTION: Open reduction with external fixation (OREF) utilizing fine wire ringed fixators for correction of Charcot deformity has gained popularity over the past decade. Pin site infections are a well-documented complication of external fixation as well as a driver of escalating health care costs. We aimed to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of a novel method of pin site care utilizing active Leptospermum honey-impregnated dressings (MediHoney) in diabetic patients undergoing deformity correction with OREF...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505637/in-c-difficile-infection-adding-iv-bezlotoxumab-to-standard-antibiotics-reduced-recurrence-at-12-weeks
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Fred Arthur Zar
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May 16, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505618/use-of-epinephrine-in-patients-with-drug-induced-anaphylaxis-an-analysis-of-the-beijing-pharmacovigilance-database
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Tiansheng Wang, Xiang Ma, Yan Xing, Shusen Sun, Hua Zhang, Til Stürmer, Bin Wang, Xiaotong Li, Huilin Tang, Ligong Jiao, Suodi Zhai
BACKGROUND: Few studies assessing the use of epinephrine in drug-induced anaphylaxis (DIA) in the hospital setting are available. We utilized the Beijing Pharmacovigilance Database (BPD) to evaluate the appropriateness of epinephrine for DIA management. METHODS: DIA cases collected in the BPD from January 2004 to December 2014 were adjudicated and analyzed for demographics, causative drugs, clinical signs, outcomes, initial treatment, route, dosing, and cardiovascular adverse events (CAE) of epinephrine...
May 16, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504927/mechanisms-of-quinolone-action-and-resistance-where-do-we-stand
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Susana Correia, Patrícia Poeta, Michel Hébraud, José Luis Capelo, Gilberto Igrejas
Quinolone antibiotics represent one of the most important classes of anti-infective agents and, although still clinically valuable, their use has been compromised by the increasing emergence of resistant strains, which has become a prevalent clinical problem. Quinolones act by inhibiting the activity of DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV - two essential bacterial enzymes that modulate the chromosomal supercoiling required for critical nucleic acid processes. The acquisition of quinolone resistance is recognized to be multifactorial and complex...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501179/determination-of-veterinary-penicillin-antibiotics-by-fast-high-resolution-liquid-chromatography-and-luminescence-detection
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M L Castillo-García, M P Aguilar-Caballos, A Gómez-Hens
A chromatographic method based on the use of a fused-core column and luminescence detection is described for the determination of six penicillin antibiotics used in veterinary practice, namely amoxicillin, ampicillin, penicillin G, oxacillin, cloxacillin and nafcillin. The use of this column provides the separation of these antibiotics with retention times lower than 4.5min. The tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) [Ru(bpy)3(2+)] - Ce(IV) system has been used as post-column derivatization reagent, obtaining a luminescence signal (λem 610nm) proportional to the analyte concentration when the system is excited at 450nm...
August 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499421/patterns-of-use-and-appropriateness-of-antibiotics-prescribed-to-patients-receiving-haemodialysis-an-observational-study
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Katrina Hui, Michelle Nalder, Kirsty Buising, Aspasia Pefanis, Khai Y Ooi, Eugenie Pedagogos, Craig Nelson, Carl M J Kirkpatrick, David C M Kong
BACKGROUND: There are limited published data on the types and appropriateness of oral and intravenous (IV) antibiotics prescribed to patients receiving haemodialysis. This information is critical to optimise antibiotic prescribing. Therefore this study aims to describe the patterns of use and the appropriateness of oral and IV antibiotics prescribed to patients receiving haemodialysis. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational study across four community and two hospital inpatient haemodialysis units in Melbourne, Australia...
May 12, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499353/transposon-insertion-sequencing-reveals-t4ss-as-the-major-genetic-trait-for-conjugation-transfer-of-multi-drug-resistance-peib202-from-edwardsiella
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Yang Liu, Yanan Gao, Xiaohong Liu, Qin Liu, Yuanxing Zhang, Qiyao Wang, Jingfan Xiao
BACKGROUND: Conjugation is a major type of horizontal transmission of genes that involves transfer of a plasmid into a recipient using specific conjugation machinery, which results in an extended spectrum of bacterial antibiotics resistance. However, there is inadequate knowledge about the regulator and mechanisms that control the conjugation processes, especially in an aquaculture environment where a cocktail of antibiotics may be present. Here, we investigated these with pEIB202, a typical multi-drug resistant IncP plasmid encoding tetracycline, streptomycin, sulfonamide and chloramphenicol resistance in fish pathogen Edwardsiella piscicida strain EIB202...
May 12, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493774/urinary-catheter-related-visits-to-the-emergency-department-and-implications-for-community-services
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Tiziana Ansell, Danielle Harari
Thousands of patients live with urinary catheters and the potential complications deriving from long-term use. Disjointed community services may result in patients attending the emergency department (ED) to manage catheter complications. AIM: to conduct a service review of catheterised patients attending the ED of a large London hospital; to describe incidence, reasons for attendance and cost to inform future planning for out-of-hospital care. METHOD: a catheter collaborative, consisting of multidisciplinary health professionals and patients, formulated survey questions...
May 11, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488849/solution-conformations-and-dynamics-of-substrate-bound-cytochrome-p450-mycg
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Drew R Tietz, Larissa M Podust, David H Sherman, Thomas C Pochapsky
MycG is a P450 monooxygenase that catalyzes the sequential hydroxylation and epoxidation of mycinamicin IV (M-IV), the last two steps in the biosynthesis of mycinamicin II, a macrolide antibiotic isolated from Micromonospora griseorubida. The crystal structure of MycG with M-IV bound was previously determined but showed the bound substrate in an orientation that did not rationalize the observed regiochemistry of M-IV hydroxylation. Nuclear magnetic resonance paramagnetic relaxation enhancements provided evidence of an orientation of M-IV in the MycG active site more compatible with the observed chemistry, but substrate-induced changes in the enzyme structure were not characterized...
May 16, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480266/efficacy-and-safety-of-oritavancin-relative-to-vancomycin-for-patients-with-acute-bacterial-skin-and-skin-structure-infections-absssi-in-the-outpatient-setting-results-from-the-solo-clinical-trials
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Thomas P Lodise, Mark Redell, Shannon O Armstrong, Katherine A Sulham, G Ralph Corey
BACKGROUND: The objective of this analysis was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of oritavancin compared with vancomycin for patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs) who received treatment in the outpatient setting in the Phase 3 SOLO clinical trials. METHODS: SOLO I and SOLO II were 2 identically designed comparative, multicenter, double-blind, randomized studies to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a single 1200-mg dose of intravenous (IV) oritavancin versus 7-10 days of twice-daily IV vancomycin for the treatment of ABSSSI...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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