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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318648/rates-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-in-tertiary-care-hospitals-in-3-arabian-gulf-countries-6-year-surveillance-study
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Hanan H Balkhy, Aiman El-Saed, Seif S Al-Abri, Jameela Alsalman, Huda Alansari, Zaina Al Maskari, Ayman El Gammal, Wafa Al Nasser, Amina AlJardani, Abdulhakeem Althaqafi
The objective of this study was to compare central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states with those of the U.S. National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) using pooled data from 6 hospitals in 3 GCC countries. The overall CLABSI rate was 3.1 per 1,000 central line days. After adjusting for differences in intensive care unit types, the risk of CLABSI in GCC hospitals was 146% higher than NHSN hospitals but 33% lower than INICC hospitals...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317045/fibrolamellar-variant-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-presenting-during-pregnancy-management-dilemmas
#2
Nagalapuram Vishnu, Aditya V Kulkarni, Sreenivasan Vidhyalakshmi, Swaminathan Sambandam, Prerna Garg, Venkatakrishnan LeelaKrishnan, Krishnaveni Janarthan, Gursharan Singh, Maninder Kaur, T V Chitra, Biku Joseph John
The Fibrolamellar variant of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (FLHCC) is a rare form of liver cancer that presents in the 3(rd) decade of life, is rarely associated with cirrhosis or chronic Hepatitis B/C virus infection, and usually presents with normal serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels. FLHCC presenting during pregnancy is extremely rare, with only 4 cases reported. We present a case of FLHCC in pregnancy and discuss the dilemmas in management. A 26 year-old primigravida, 26 weeks of gestation presented with a month's history of obstructive jaundice secondary...
February 2017: Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304355/the-glyoxalase-system-and-methylglyoxal-derived-carbonyl-stress-in-sepsis-glycotoxic-aspects-of-sepsis-pathophysiology
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REVIEW
Thomas Schmoch, Florian Uhle, Benedikt H Siegler, Thomas Fleming, Jakob Morgenstern, Peter P Nawroth, Markus A Weigand, Thorsten Brenner
Sepsis remains one of the leading causes of death in intensive care units. Although sepsis is caused by a viral, fungal or bacterial infection, it is the dysregulated generalized host response that ultimately leads to severe dysfunction of multiple organs and death. The concomitant profound metabolic changes are characterized by hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and profound transformations of the intracellular energy supply in both peripheral and immune cells. A further hallmark of the early phases of sepsis is a massive formation of reactive oxygen (ROS; e...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303847/trends-in-drug-resistance-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-over-a-10-year-period-nationwide-data-from-the-china-surveillance-of-antimicrobial-resistance-program
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Lei Gao, Yuan Lyu, Yun Li
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged as an important pathogen causing a variety of infections. Using data from the China Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance Program conducted biennially, we investigated the secular changes in the resistance of 2917 isolates of A. baumannii from 2004 to 2014 to differ antimicrobial agents. METHODS: Pathogen samples were collected from 17 to 20 hospitals located in the eastern, central, and western regions of China...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303824/matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionisation-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-rapid-detection-of-carbapenamase-activity-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolates
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Noha Abouseada, May Raouf, Eman El-Attar, Pacinte Moez
INTRODUCTION: Carbapenamase-producing Acinetobacter baumannii are an increasing threat in hospitals and Intensive Care Units. Accurate and rapid detection of carbapenamase producers has a great impact on patient improvement and aids in implementation of infection control measures. AIM: In this study, we describe the use of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI TOF MS) to identify carbapenamase-producing A. baumannii isolates in up to 3 h...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302496/community-acquired-pneumococcal-pneumonia-in-virologically-suppressed-hiv-infected-adult-patients-a-matched-case-control-study
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Catia Cillóniz, Antoni Torres, Christian Manzardo, Albert Gabarrús, Juan Ambrosioni, Adriana Salazar, Felipe García, Adrián Ceccato, Josep Mensa, Jorge Puig de la Bella Casa, Asunción Moreno, Jose M Miró
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to investigate whether the clinical presentations and outcomes (length-of-stay (LOS), intensive care unit (ICU) admission and 30-day mortality) of pneumococcal pneumonia in virologically suppressed HIV-infected patients on ART with a CD4+ T cell count >350 cells/mm(3) are comparable to those seen in non-HIV-infected patients, using a case-control design. METHODS: A case-control study was carried out in Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain (2001-2016)...
March 13, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302430/antimicrobial-copper-alloys-decreased-bacteria-on-stethoscope-surfaces
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Michael G Schmidt, Rachel E Tuuri, Arif Dharsee, Hubert H Attaway, Sarah E Fairey, Keith T Borg, Cassandra D Salgado, Bruce E Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Stethoscopes may serve as vehicles for transmission of bacteria among patients. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of antimicrobial copper surfaces to reduce the bacterial concentration associated with stethoscope surfaces. METHODS: A structured prospective trial involving 21 health care providers was conducted at a pediatric emergency division (ED) (n = 14) and an adult medical intensive care unit located in tertiary care facilities (n = 7)...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302347/fungemia-due-to-saprochaete-capitata-in-a-non-neutropenic-patient-hospitalized-in-an-intensive-care-unit-after-cardiac-surgery
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C Cavanna, F Lallitto, F Mangione, F Tamarozzi, P Marone, P Ceriana
The majority of invasive fungal infections observed in non-neutropenic patients hospitalized in an intensive care unit are caused by Candida spp and current guidelines recommend echinocandins as the first-line treatment. Fungemias caused by filamentous or arthrosporic fungi such as Saprochaete capitata (previously named Geotrichum capitatum) are extremely rare. In fact, invasive infections due to S. capitata have been reported almost exclusively in neutropenic oncohematological patients. In this report, we describe a case of fungemia caused by S...
March 14, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301570/human-metapnuemovirus-infections-in-hospitalized-children-and-comparison-with-other-respiratory-viruses-2005-2014-prospective-study
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María Luz García-García, Cristina Calvo, Cristina Rey, Beatriz Díaz, Maria Del Mar Molinero, Francisco Pozo, Inmaculada Casas
BACKGROUND: Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) has an important etiological role in acute lower respiratory infections in children under five years. Our objectives were to estimate the relative contribution of HMPV to hospitalization in children with acute respiratory infection, to define the clinical and epidemiological features of HMPV single and multiple infections, and to compare HMPV infections with respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV), rhinovirus (HRV), adenovirus and human bocavirus infections in the same population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300495/hospital-acquired-infections-in-paediatric-medical-wards-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
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Kevin B Spicer, Jennifer Green, Barnesh Dhada
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) impact care and costs in hospitals across the globe. There are minimal data on HAIs in sub-Saharan Africa and data specific to paediatrics are especially limited. OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence of HAIs in the paediatric medical units at Grey's Hospital, a tertiary government hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. METHODS: The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team collects data on all laboratory-confirmed infections, including from paediatric patients in two medical units (52 beds), the paediatric intensive/high-care unit (PICU, 8 beds) and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU, 23 beds)...
March 16, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299161/healthcare-professionals-awareness-knowledge-attitudes-perceptions-and-beliefs-about-ebola-at-gondar-university-hospital-northwest-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tamrat Befekadu Abebe, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Yonas Getaye Tefera, Akram Ahmad, Muhammad Umair Khan, Sewunet Admasu Belachew, Brandon Brown, Tadesse Melaku Abegaz
A poor understanding of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) among Health Care Professionals (HCPs) may put our lives at risk. We aimed to assess the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, beliefs of HCPs towards Ebola at Gondar University Hospital (GUH) in Northwest Ethiopia. We conducted a hospital based, cross-sectional survey among 245 randomly selected HCPs working at GUH from August-October, 2015. A validated, self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the data. We calculated descriptive statistics with P<0...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Public Health in Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298802/infantile-cystic-hygroma-an-unusual-perioperative-course
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Suman Saini, Madhu Dayal, Amita Gupta
Airway management of an infant with a giant cervical lump may be a difficult task. The anesthesiologist must be prepared to face associated challenges during securing the airway in such patients. We report our experience with One year old infant who presented with huge cystic hygroma in the cervical region leading to recurrent episodes of respiratory tract infection and distress. Surgical removal was needed as sclerotherapy proved ineffective in reducing its size. Proseal laryngeal mask airway was used as a conduit after inhalational induction since airway could not be maintained with bag and mask...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298047/development-of-a-prediction-rule-for-diagnosing-postoperative-meningitis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Olga Helena Hernández Ortiz, Héctor Iván García García, Fabián Muñoz Ramírez, Juan Sebastián Cardona Flórez, Bladimir Alejandro Gil Valencia, Salvador Ernesto Medina Mantilla, María Juliana Moreno Ochoa, Jorge Eliécer Sará Ochoa, Fabián Jaimes
OBJECTIVE Diagnosing nosocomial meningitis (NM) in neurosurgical patients is difficult. The standard CSF test is not optimal and when it is obtained, CSF cultures are negative in as many as 70% of cases. The goal of this study was to develop a diagnostic prediction rule for postoperative meningitis using a combination of clinical, laboratory, and CSF variables, as well as risk factors (RFs) for CNS infection. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed in 4 intensive care units in Medellín, Colombia. Patients with a history of neurosurgical procedures were selected at the onset of febrile symptoms and/or after an increase in acute-phase reactants...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297816/-population-pharmacokinetics-of-vancomycin-from-severe-in-patients-with-lower-respiratory-tract-infection
#14
W Yang, B He, C H Deng
Objective: To develop a population pharmacokinetic (PPK) model of vancomycin in Chinese inpatients with severe lower respiratory tract infection. Methods: We gathered serum concentrations of vancomycin from inpatients who received vancomycin during Nov 2011 to Nov 2012.Vancomycin serum concentrations was measured by high performance liquid chromatography. Vancomycin PPK analysis was performed using nonlinear mixed effects model (NONMEM) program. Results: We gathered the data of 70 inpatients with lower respiratory tract infection at respiratory ward or respiratory intensive care unit(RICU) between Nov 2011 to Nov 2012 [58 males, 12 females; 78(23-91) years old; the mean of APACHⅡ score was 16...
March 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297080/duration-of-platelet-storage-and-outcomes-of-critically-ill-patients
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Andrew Flint, Cécile Aubron, Michael Bailey, Rinaldo Bellomo, David Pilcher, Allen C Cheng, Colin Hegarty, Michael C Reade, Zoe McQuilten
BACKGROUND: The storage duration of platelet (PLT) units is limited to 5 to 7 days. This study investigates whether PLT storage duration is associated with patient outcomes in critically ill patients. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of two hospitals in Australia who received one or more PLT transfusions from 2008 to 2014. Storage duration was approached in several different ways...
March 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296993/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-cellulitis-requiring-intensive-care
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Duncan R Cranendonk, Lonneke A van Vught, Maryse A Wiewel, Olaf L Cremer, Janneke Horn, Marc J Bonten, Marcus J Schultz, Tom van der Poll, W Joost Wiersinga
Importance: Cellulitis is a commonly occurring skin and soft tissue infection and one of the most frequently seen dermatological diseases in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, clinical characteristics of patients with cellulitis requiring intensive care treatment are poorly defined. Necrotizing fasciitis is often confused for cellulitis at initial presentation and is considered to be more severe and thus has previously been described in more detail. Objective: To describe the clinical presentation and outcomes of patients with ICU-necessitating cellulitis and to compare them with patients with necrotizing fasciitis...
March 15, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295658/successful-closure-of-post-tracheostomy-large-chronic-trachea-esophageal-fistula-with-new-over-the-scope-clip
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P Rai, R Bhargava
Acquired tracheo-esophageal fistula mostly occurs secondary to malignancy, infection, ruptured diverticula, and injuries.(1) Among the benign conditions, prolonged mechanical ventilation is the most common (47%), followed by injury (17%), prior laryngectomy (17%), and prior esophagostomy (17%).(2) A 19 y male had a road traffic accident and was managed in an intensive care unit with ventilator support and had tracheostomy for 20 days. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 10, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295179/platelets-and-infections-in-the-resource-limited-countries-with-a-focus-on-malaria-and-viral-haemorrhagic-fevers
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REVIEW
Jecko Thachil
Infections continue to cause a high incidence of mortality and morbidity in resource-poor nations. Although antimicrobial therapy has aided mostly in dealing with the pathogenic micro-organisms themselves, the collateral damage caused by the infections continue to cause many deaths. Intensive care support and manipulation of the hosts' abnormal response to the infection have helped to improve mortality in well-resourced countries. But, in those areas with limited resources, this is not yet the case and simpler methods of diagnosis and interventions are required...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293557/sepsis-and-immunosenescence-in-the-elderly-patient-a-review
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REVIEW
Silvia Martín, Alba Pérez, Cesar Aldecoa
Sepsis is a prevalent, serious medical condition with substantial mortality and a significant consumption of health-care resources. Its incidence has increased around 9% annually in general population over the last years and specially in aged patients group. Several risk factors such as comorbidities, preadmission status, malnutrition, frailty, and an impared function in the immune system called immunosenescence are involved in the higher predisposition to sepsis in the elderly patients. Immunosenescence status consists in a functional impairment in both cell-mediated immunity and humoral immune responses and increases not only the risk for develop sepsis but also lead to more severe presentation of infection and may be is also related with a higher mortality...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292527/enteral-nutrition-volume-is-not-correlated-with-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-in-patients-on-mechanical-ventilation
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A Colomar, B Guardiola, J A Llompart-Pou, I Ayestarán, J Rodríguez-Pilar, M Ferreruela, J M Raurich
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of enteral nutrition volume, gastrointestinal function and the type of acid suppressive drug upon the incidence of lower respiratory tract infections in critically ill patients on mechanical ventilation (MV). DESIGN: A retrospective secondary analysis was carried out. SETTING: The Intensive Care Unit of a University Hospital. PATIENTS OR PARTICIPANTS: Patients≥18-years-old expected to need MV for more than four days, and receiving enteral nutrition by nasogastric tube within 24h of starting MV...
March 11, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
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