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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141775/impact-of-interventions-by-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-team-on-appropriate-antimicrobial-therapy-in-patients-with-bacteremic-urinary-tract-infection
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Mitsuru Yanai, Maiko Ogasawara, Yuta Hayashi, Kiyozumi Suzuki, Hiromichi Takahashi, Atsushi Satomura
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate antimicrobial therapy often leads to poor outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) team on appropriate therapy, in patients with bacteremic urinary tract infection (UTI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the interventions by the ASP team in 807 patients with bacteremic UTI. Interventions were divided into 3 groups: group A (conventional report), group B (conventional report and written alert on the chart), and group C (conventional report and oral recommendation with/without written alert)...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141051/molecular-and-epidemiological-characterization-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-norway-2007-to-2014
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Ørjan Samuelsen, Søren Overballe-Petersen, Jørgen Vildershøj Bjørnholt, Sylvain Brisse, Michel Doumith, Neil Woodford, Katie L Hopkins, Bettina Aasnæs, Bjørg Haldorsen, Arnfinn Sundsfjord
The prevalence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is increasing worldwide. Here we present associated patient data and molecular, epidemiological and phenotypic characteristics of all CPE isolates in Norway from 2007 to 2014 confirmed at the Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance. All confirmed CPE isolates were characterized pheno- and genotypically, including by whole genome sequencing (WGS). Patient data were reviewed retrospectively. In total 59 CPE isolates were identified from 53 patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135809/definition-of-recurrent-urinary-tract-infections-in-women-which-one-to-adopt
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Rena D Malik, Yuefeng Rose Wu, Philippe E Zimmern
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to systematically review the various definitions of recurrent urinary tract infection (RUTI) recommended by experts and specialty societies cited in biomedical literature. METHODS: A systematic review of RUTI in women was conducted using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PubMed between 1966 and 2016 according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses Statement. Twenty-five publications were selected for inclusion in this analysis...
November 13, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135160/-the-role-of-urinary-tract-infection-in-the-development-of-recurrent-nephrolithiasis
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K R Khamidullin, A M Pushkarev, A I Tarasenko, V N Pavlov
This is a literature review on the role of microbial flora in the development of recurrent urolithiasis. The authors outline pathogenetic aspects of recurrent stone formation associated bacterial flora. A number of studies reported that standard urine culture has limited sensitivity in detecting urinary tract infection.
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134448/hyperammonemia-associated-with-distal-renal-tubular-acidosis-or-urinary-tract-infection-a-systematic-review
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Caterina M Clericetti, Gregorio P Milani, Sebastiano A G Lava, Mario G Bianchetti, Giacomo D Simonetti, Olivier Giannini
BACKGROUND: Hyperammonemia usually results from an inborn error of metabolism or from an advanced liver disease. Individual case reports suggest that both distal renal tubular acidosis and urinary tract infection may also result in hyperammonemia. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature on hyperammonemia secondary to distal renal tubular acidosis and urinary tract infection was conducted. RESULTS: We identified 39 reports on distal renal tubular acidosis or urinary tract infections in association with hyperammonemia published between 1980 and 2017...
November 13, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132483/glanular-hypospadias-management-with-modified-circumcision-and-firlit-procedure
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Nadeem Iqbal, Ijaz Hussain, Muneeb Ahmad Cheema, Muhammad Taimur Hijazi, Meherunnisa Asif Khan, Omair Ul Haq Lodhi, Saeed Akhter
OBJECTIVE: To document the results of using simple technique of Firlit procedure with modified circumcision for treatment of glanular hypospadias. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Urology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, from January 2011 till May 2017. METHODOLOGY: The subjects included pediatric patients who underwent repair of glanular hypospadias by using modified circumcision and Firlit procedure...
November 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129031/evaluation-and-management-of-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteriuria-an-updated-review
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Stamatis Karakonstantis, Dimitra Kalemaki
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is little guidance regarding the evaluation and management of patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria (SABU). Here, we aimed to provide an up-to-date review of the literature. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Scopus, and clinical trial registries for articles evaluating the epidemiology of SABU, risk factors of SABU, the association of SABU with urinary tract infection, bacteremia and invasive S. aureus infections, and the management of patients with SABU...
November 11, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124347/the-effect-of-onabotulinumtoxina-according-to-site-of-injection-in-patients-with-overactive-bladder-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jung Ki Jo, Kyu Nam Kim, Dong Won Kim, Yong Tae Kim, Ji Yoon Kim, Ji Yeon Kim
PURPOSE: This study assessed the efficacy and safety of onabotulinumtoxinA according to injection site for treatment of overactive bladder. METHODS: A systematic literature review located randomized controlled trials of onabotulinumtoxinA treatment for neurogenic detrusor overactive bladder and idiopathic overactive bladder in adults. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register using the Ovid platform. Meta-analysis was based on Cochrane Review Methods...
November 9, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113768/female-urethra-adenocarcinoma
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Lucio Dell'Atti, Andrea Benedetto Galosi
Female urethra adenocarcinoma (FUA) is a rare aggressive tumor that occurs in Skene ducts and glands. It is associated with a relatively poor prognosis. The aim of this review was to evaluate FUA in terms of epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, natural history of disease, modalities of treatment, and outcomes. These tumors are usually large masses, which typically spread through the lymphatic system. Patients present with vague symptoms similar to urinary tract infections. Cystourethroscopy permits visualization of the urethral tumor and allows biopsies to be performed to remove samples for histologic examination...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111602/scedosporium-apiospermum-infection-of-the-urinary-system-with-a-review-of-treatment-options-and-cases-in-the-literature
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Esther Benamu, Alexander Tin-Han Yu, Lijia Xie, Sebastian Fernandez-Pol, Anna Y Liu, Dora Y Ho
Infection with Scedosporium species is associated with significant morbidity and mortality and is becoming increasingly common, especially in immunocompromised patients. We describe the presentation and successful management of an immunocompromised patient with Scedosporium apiospermum infection of the upper urinary tract system, a rare disease manifestation. The current literature on urinary tract scedosporiosis is further reviewed with emphasis on treatment options and limitations of current antifungal therapy...
November 7, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108476/intermittent-catheterization-the-devil-is-in-the-details
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Kathleen Christison, Matthias Walter, Jean-Jacques J M Wyndaele, Michael Kennelly, Thomas M Kessler, Vanessa K Noonan, Nader Fallah, Andrei V Krassioukov
During the last few years, the international community debated on urinary tract infection and re-use of catheters when managing neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction among individuals with SCI. In this respect, the 2014 Cochrane review by Prieto et al, 'Intermittent Catheterisation for Long-Term Bladder Management', became one of the leading documents that captured mind and attention of clinicians around the world. Although numerous countries switched to single-use catheters as guidelines for management of bladder following SCI, the opinion that was expressed in the 2014 Cochrane review had a strong influence on healthcare providers and agencies to recommend re-use of catheters...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104281/incidental-finding-of-cryptococcus-on-prostate-biopsy-for-prostate-adenocarcinoma-following-cardiac-transplant-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sujal I Shah, Hai Bui, Nelson Velasco, Shilpa Rungta
BACKGROUND Cryptococcus is the third most common invasive fungal organism in immunocompromised patients, including transplant patients, and usually involves the central nervous system and lungs, with a median time to infection of 25 months. We report a case of Cryptococcus of the prostate gland, found as an incidental finding on prostate biopsy for prostate adenocarcinoma, four months following cardiac transplantation. CASE REPORT A 62-year-old male African-American who had a cardiac transplant four months previously, underwent a six-core prostate biopsy for a two-year history of increasing prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, and a recent history of non-specific urinary tract symptoms...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102297/the-efficacy-of-probiotics-in-prevention-of-urinary-tract-infection-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mostafa Hosseini, Mahmoud Yousefifard, Neamatollah Ataei, Alireza Oraii, Jalaledin Mirzay Razaz, Anahita Izadi
BACKGROUND: A consensus has not been reached yet about the efficacy of probiotics in reducing the incidence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children. This systematic review and meta-analysis was designed to assess the efficacy of probiotics in prevention UTI in children. METHODS: The present study was designed based on guidelines for systematic reviews of clinical trials. Two independent reviewers performed an extensive search in the Medline, Embase, Web of Science and Scopus electronic databases up to the end of 2016...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099564/outcomes-of-anterior-exposure-for-spinal-surgery-at-an-independent-academic-medical-center
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Travis J Smith, Amelia T Bauer, Kara J Kallies, Mohammed Al-Hamadani, Sigurd B Gundersen
INTRODUCTION: Anterior exposure for spinal surgery has expanded and is used for common spinal procedures, including anterior lumbar interbody fusion, disc replacement, and vertebral corpectomy. With this approach, vascular injuries have been reported ranging from 1% to 25%. The impact of resident participation on intraoperative and postoperative outcomes within an independent academic medical center has not been widely reported. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of complications during anterior exposure spinal surgery at an independent academic medical center...
February 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098915/neuro-urological-sequelae-of-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Jason Gandhi, Janki Shah, Gargi Joshi, Sohrab Vatsia, Andrew DiMatteo, Gunjan Joshi, Noel L Smith, Sardar Ali Khan
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal, which subsequently induces impingement of neural elements in the lumbar spine. Thus, symptoms of LSS are typically associated with damage to those neural elements. Herewith, we target the genitourinary symptoms of LSS and the importance of differentiating these symptoms from other genitourinary pathologies, namely benign prostatic hyperplasia. Specifically, we review bladder dysfunction, lower urinary tract symptoms (e.g., urinary incontinence, detrusor overactivity and under-activity, as well as frequent urinary tract infections), renal osteodystrophy, and sexual dysfunction (e...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097159/the-epidemiology-and-clinical-associations-of-stroke-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-review-of-10-972-admissions-from-the-2012-national-inpatient-sample
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Christopher Del Prete, Taeha Kim, Frederick Lansigan, Joseph Shatzel, Harley Friedman
BACKGROUND: Acute leukemia is known to confer an elevated risk of both hemorrhagic and thrombotic complications, but the development of stroke in this population is poorly characterized. This study assesses clinical and epidemiologic factors in a population of inpatients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and stroke. METHODS: Using the 2012 National Inpatient Sample, demographic and clinical data including age, gender, race, length of stay, in-hospital procedures, discharge diagnosis, disposition, and mortality incidence were extracted...
September 20, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091043/off-label-usage-of-absorbable-beads-containing-antibiotics-for-prevention-of-surgical-site-infections
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Jeffrey M Trujillo, Mary E Logue, Ryan Kunkel, Christopher P Demas
Surgical site infections account for about 17% of all nosocomial infections, second only to urinary tract infections. Antibiotic beads deliver high local antibiotic concentrations and maintain low systemic levels. The authors assessed the efficacy of calcium sulfate absorbable antibiotic beads (CSAAB) in the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs) for complex wound closures. Patient records from the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH; Albuquerque, NM) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC; Lebanon, NH) were retrospectively analyzed from 2004 to 2015...
October 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090008/automated-flow-cytometry-an-alternative-to-urine-culture-in-a-routine-clinical-microbiology-laboratory
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REVIEW
Patricia Mejuto, Mariam Luengo, Julio Díaz-Gigante
The urine culture is the "gold standard" for the diagnosis of urinary tract infections (UTI) but constitutes a significant workload in the routine clinical laboratory. Due to the high percentage of negative results, there is a need for an efficient screening method, with a high negative predictive value (NPV) that could reduce the number of unnecessary culture tests. With the purpose of improving the efficiency of laboratory work, several methods for screening out the culture-negative samples have been developed, but none of them has shown adequate sensitivity (SE) and high NPV...
2017: International Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079484/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-megaureter-tapering-with-ureteral-reimplantation-tips-and-tricks
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Belinda Li, Bruce W Lindgren, Dennis B Liu, Edward M Gong
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to demonstrate surgical techniques used in pediatric robot-assisted laparoscopic megaureter tapering (RALMT) with ureteral reimplantation. We report on our preliminary experience. METHODS: We reviewed video of patients who underwent RALMT with ureteral reimplantation between August 2012 and November 2015. MT was performed extravesically and ureteral reimplantation was performed by extravesical detrusorrhaphy with ureteral anchoring. All patients had an intraoperatively placed ureteral stent...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079155/urinary-tract-infection-and-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Nicolas W Cortes-Penfield, Barbara W Trautner, Robin L P Jump
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a significant cause of morbidity among older adults. However, antibiotic prescriptions for clinically suspected UTIs are often inappropriate. Health care providers frequently struggle to differentiate UTI from asymptomatic bacteriuria, particularly in patients presenting with nonspecific symptoms. Patients with baseline cognitive impairments that limit history-taking can be particularly challenging. This article reviews the epidemiology and pathogenesis of UTI in older adults...
December 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
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