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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077671/impact-of-long-term-care-facility-residence-on-the-antibiotic-resistance-of-urinary-tract-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella
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Alicia Rosello, Andrew C Hayward, Susan Hopkins, Carolyne Horner, Dean Ironmonger, Peter M Hawkey, Sarah R Deeny
BACKGROUND: Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are thought to be important reservoirs of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria; however, there is no routine surveillance of resistance in LTCF residents, or large population-based studies comparing AMR in LTCFs with the community, so the relative burden of AMR in LTCFs remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To compare the frequency of antibiotic resistance of urinary tract bacteria from residents of LTCFs for the elderly and adults aged 70 years or older living in the community...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077203/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-older-adults-systematic-review-of-efforts-to-reduce-occurrence-and-improve-outcomes
#2
Leisa L Marshall, Samuel Peasah, Gregg A Stevens
OBJECTIVE: Provide a systematic review of the primary literature on efforts to reduce Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) occurrence and improve outcomes in older adults. DATA SOURCES, STUDY SELECTION, DATA EXTRACTION: PubMed and CINAHL databases were searched for research studies using search terms CDI, CDI prevention, reduction, control, management, geriatric, elderly, adults 65 years of age and older. The MeSH categories Aged and Aged, 80 and older, were used...
January 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075650/pharmacokinetic-evaluation-of-pregabalin-for-the-treatment-of-generalized-anxiety-disorder
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Massimiliano Buoli, Alice Caldiroli, Marta Serati
Pregabalin is an alternative compound to SSRIs and SNRIs for the first-line treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Areas covered: We describe the pharmacokinetic properties of pregabalin and their implications for the treatment of GAD. A search in the main database sources (Medline, ISI, Web of Knowledge and Medscape) was performed in order to obtain a comprehensive and balanced evaluation about the clinical implications of the pharmacokinetic properties of pregabalin in the treatment of GAD. The word "pregabalin" was associated with "pharmacokinetics", "interactions"', "GAD", "anxiety" and "tolerability"...
January 11, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069789/hypotension-induced-by-the-concomitant-use-of-a-calcium-channel-blocker-and-clarithromycin
#4
Sayako Takeuchi, Yuki Kotani, Toshihide Tsujimoto
In the elderly, calcium-channel blockers are the first-line treatment for hypertension, and macrolides are commonly prescribed antibiotics. Here we report a 78-year-old man taking nifedipine, diltiazem and carvedilol who presented with persistent hypotension and bradycardia after clarithromycin was prescribed. He was diagnosed with drug-induced hypotension and treated with fluid resuscitation and vasoactive agents. His symptoms gradually improved. He was transferred out of the intensive care unit 3 days after hospitalisation...
January 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051247/supplementation-with-high-titer-cranberry-extract-anthocran%C3%A2-for-the-prevention-of-recurrent-urinary-tract-infections-in-elderly-men-suffering-from-moderate-prostatic-hyperplasia-a-pilot-study
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A Ledda, G Belcaro, M Dugall, B Feragalli, A Riva, S Togni, L Giacomelli
OBJECTIVE: Recently, cranberry extracts have been tested as a nutritional supplementation in the prevention of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) as well as recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in subjects at risk, with mixed results. However, evidence of efficacy should be considered only for well-characterized and standardized products in a more selected study population. Moreover, the efficacy of these interventions in elderly must be further investigated. The aim of this pilot, registry study was to evaluate the prophylactic effects of an oral supplementation containing a highly concentrated and standardized cranberry extract reproducing the natural total profile of cranberry fruits, in elderly men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), suffering from recurrent UTIs, over a 2-months follow-up...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044184/-outcome-predictors-for-copd-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-exacerbation
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M Spielmanns, F Axer, C Nell, A R Koczulla, T Boeselt, F Magnet, J H Storre, W Windisch
BACKGROUND: Prognostic factors for clinical failure of acute exacerbation in patients with COPD (AECOPD) are of special importance in order to choose an adequate therapy and resources during inpatient treatment. Our database was analyzed to identify predictors for a negative outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective analysis medical records of 616 patients (299 women; 317 men) hospitalized for AECOPD between January 2011 and January 2016 were analyzed in order to evaluate demographic and clinical parameters leading to adverse events...
January 2, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032354/end-of-life-treatment-decisions-in-nursing-home-residents-dying-with-dementia-in-the-netherlands
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Simone A Hendriks, Martin Smalbrugge, Luc Deliens, Raymond T C M Koopmans, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Cees M P M Hertogh, Jenny T van der Steen
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to describe end-of-life treatment decisions for patients dying with dementia in various stages of dementia in long-term care facilities in the Netherlands with elderly care physicians responsible for treatment and care. METHODS: We present data collected in the nationally representative Dutch End of Life in Dementia study (2007-2011). Within 2 weeks after death, 103 physicians completed questionnaires about the last phase of life in 330 residents with dementia who resided in 1 of 34 participating long-term care facilities...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017477/executive-summary-of-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-urinary-tract-infection-guidelines-of-the-spanish-society-of-clinical-microbiology-and-infectious-diseases-seimc
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Marina de Cueto, Luis Aliaga, Juan-Ignacio Alós, Andres Canut, Ibai Los-Arcos, Jose Antonio Martínez, Jose Mensa, Vicente Pintado, Dolors Rodriguez-Pardo, Jose Ramon Yuste, Carles Pigrau
Most urinary tract infections (UTI) are uncomplicated infections occurring in young women. An extensive evaluation is not required in the majority of cases, and they can be safely managed as outpatients with oral antibiotics. Escherichia coli is by far the most common uropathogen, accounting for >80% of all cases. Other major clinical problems associated with UTI include asymptomatic bacteriuria, and patients with complicated UTI. Complicated UTIs are a heterogeneous group associated with conditions that increase the risk of acquiring infection or treatment failure...
December 22, 2016: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008784/therapeutic-interventions-for-gut-dysbiosis-and-related-disorders-in-the-elderly-antibiotics-probiotics-or-faecal-microbiota-transplantation
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R C Vemuri, R Gundamaraju, T Shinde, R Eri
Ageing and physiological functions of the human body are inversely proportional to each other. The gut microbiota and host immune system co-evolve from infants to the elderly. Ageing is accompanied by a decline in gut microbial diversity, immunity and metabolism, which increases susceptibility to infections. Any compositional change in the gut is directly linked to gastrointestinal disorders, obesity and metabolic diseases. Increase in opportunistic pathogen invasion in the gut like Clostridium difficile leading to C...
December 23, 2016: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984683/-etiological-agents-more-common-in-primary-hip-and-knee-joint-replacement-infections-in-older-adults
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O Argüelles-Martínez, A H Rivera-Villa, A Miguel-Pérez, R Torres-González, J M Pérez-Atanasio, A Mata-Hernández, J C De la Fuente-Zuno
BACKGROUND: The most common etiological agents in periprosthetic infections are Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The frequency of these infections are found in knee replacement with 0.68 to 1.60% compared to the hip with 0.67 to 2.4%. OBJECTIVE: To identify what are the most common etiologic agents in periprosthetic infections in elderly patients with primary hip and knee surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational study, transverse and retrospective case series was performed in a period from June 2011 to December 2014, patients over 60 years with a diagnosis of periprosthetic infection by two positive cultures with antibiograma...
May 2016: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965648/surveillance-of-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-strains-isolated-from-diarrhea-cases-from-children-adults-and-elderly-at-northwest-of-mexico
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Adrian Canizalez-Roman, Héctor M Flores-Villaseñor, Edgar Gonzalez-Nuñez, Jorge Velazquez-Roman, Jorge E Vidal, Secundino Muro-Amador, Gerardo Alapizco-Castro, J Alberto Díaz-Quiñonez, Nidia León-Sicairos
Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) strains are a main cause of gastrointestinal disease in developing countries. In this study we report the epidemiologic surveillance in a 4-year period (January 2011 to December 2014) of DEC strains causing acute diarrhea throughout the Sinaloa State, Mexico. DEC strains were isolated from outpatients of all ages with acute diarrhea (N = 1,037). Specific DEC pathotypes were identified by PCR-amplification of genes encoding virulence factors. The adhesion phenotype and antibiotic resistance were also investigated...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957598/clinical-and-microbiological-features-of-actinotignum-bacteremia-a-retrospective-observational-study-of-57-cases
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H Pedersen, E Senneby, M Rasmussen
The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence, clinical presentation, and prognosis of Actinotignum bacteremia in southern Sweden. Actinotignum isolates in blood cultures were identified retrospectively between 1st January 2012 and 31st March 2016 through searches in the clinical microbiology laboratory database. The population covered by this laboratory is approximately 1.3 million. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was used for species determination...
December 12, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938336/regional-variation-in-antibiotic-prescribing-among-medicare-part-d-enrollees-2013
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Andre Arizpe, Kelly R Reveles, Samuel L Aitken
BACKGROUND: Antibiotics are among the most widely prescribed medications. The geographic variation in antibiotic prescribing patterns and associated costs among Medicare Part D recipients have not been described. The purpose of this study was to assess the regional variation in antibiotic prescriptions and costs among Medicare Part D enrollees in 2013. METHODS: Retrospective cohort review of all Medicare Part D enrollees in 2013, using the Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Part D Prescriber Public Use File...
December 9, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935630/appreciable-uncertainty-regarding-benefits-and-risks-in-the-treatment-of-bacterial-vaginosis-to-prevent-preterm-birth
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Thor Haahr, Anne S Ersbøll, Mona A Karlsen, Jens Svare, Kirstine Sneider, Lene Hee, Louise K Weile, Agnes Ziobrowska-Bech, Claus Østergaard, Jørgen S Jensen, Rikke B Helmig, Niels Uldbjerg
As part of his speeches, the Roman senator Cato the Elder frequently uttered "Carthago delenda est" (Carthage must be destroyed). Similarly, Lamont and colleagues frequently utter that the "wrong patients with the wrong diagnosis were given wrong antibiotics at the wrong gestational age". We respect that Lamont and colleagues find it difficult to accept meta-analyses, which "cut a toe and a bit of a heel" to merge evidence from more publications, and we certainly cannot exclude the possibility that future research will change clinical practice...
December 9, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928779/how-antibiotics-should-be-prescribed-to-hospitalized-elderly-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
#15
Forest W Arnold
Elderly patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) should be administered antimicrobials in the emergency department prior to transfer to the ward or intensive care unit (ICU). For ward patients, a β-lactam with a macrolide or a respiratory fluoroquinolone alone should be given to cover typical and atypical pathogens. For ICU patients, a β-lactam with either a macrolide or a fluoroquinolone should be given. Other regimens are indicated if methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a concern...
December 7, 2016: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911458/spondylodiscitis-a-rare-complication-following-percutaneous-nephrostomy
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Francesco Chiancone, Maurizio Fedelini, Clemente Meccariello, Luigi Pucci, Marco Fabiano, Paolo Fedelini
Spondylodiscitis is an inflammation of the intervertebral disc and the adjacent vertebral bodies. The spondylodiscitis can not only be a complication of medical interventions such as an operation near spinal column but also urogenital and vascular interventions and intravenous catheter use. A 71-year-old man was admitted to our emergency department with fever and severe abdominal pain. Antibiotic therapy had been performed with intravenous administration of 2 g of ceftriaxone and the patient underwent the placement of a percutaneous nephrostomy according to Seldinger technique...
November 28, 2016: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911391/a-murine-model-of-group-b-streptococcus-vaginal-colonization
#17
Kathryn A Patras, Kelly S Doran
Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus, GBS), is a Gram-positive, asymptomatic colonizer of the human gastrointestinal tract and vaginal tract of 10 - 30% of adults. In immune-compromised individuals, including neonates, pregnant women, and the elderly, GBS may switch to an invasive pathogen causing sepsis, arthritis, pneumonia, and meningitis. Because GBS is a leading bacterial pathogen of neonates, current prophylaxis is comprised of late gestation screening for GBS vaginal colonization and subsequent peripartum antibiotic treatment of GBS-positive mothers...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898208/-design-and-implementation-of-an-outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy-program-in-primary-care-the-experience-at-a-second-level-hospital
#18
M Ruiz-Campuzano, E García-Vázquez, J J Hernández-Roca, J Gómez-Gómez, M Canteras-Jordana, E Mené-Fenor, A Hernández-Torres, A Peláez-Ballesta
OBJECTIVE: Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) programs are a good assistance option in a wide variety of infectious diseases. Our aim was to design and implement an OPAT program in the area of influence of a second-level hospital, with no Home Hospitalization Service available, being necessary close collaboration between hospitalization and Primary Care teams, describe our cohort, analyse the antimicrobial treatment indicated and evaluate the prognostic and risk factors associated with readmission and mortality...
November 28, 2016: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896654/bowel-preparation-is-associated-with-reduced-morbidity-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-elective-colectomy
#19
Scott C Dolejs, Michael J Guzman, Alyssa D Fajardo, Bruce W Robb, Bryan K Holcomb, Ben L Zarzaur, Joshua A Waters
BACKGROUND: Bowel preparation in elderly patients is associated with physiologic derangements that may result in postoperative complications. The aim of this study is to determine the impact of bowel preparation on postoperative outcomes in elderly patients. METHODS: Patients age 75 years and older who underwent elective colectomy were identified from the 2012-2014 American College of National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP database). Patients were grouped into no bowel preparation, mechanical bowel preparation (MBP), oral antibiotic preparation (OABP), or combined MBP + OABP...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884774/magnetically-responsive-multifunctional-drug-delivery-nanoparticles-for-elastic-matrix-regenerative-repair
#20
Balakrishnan Sivaraman, Ganesh Swaminathan, Lee Moore, Jonathan Fox, Dhruv Seshadri, Shataakshi Dahal, Ivan Stoilov, Maciej Zborowski, Robert Mecham, Anand Ramamurthi
: Arresting or regressing growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), localized expansions of the abdominal aorta are contingent on inhibiting chronically overexpressed matrix metalloproteases (MMPs)-2 and -9 that disrupt elastic matrix within the aortic wall, concurrent with providing a stimulus to augmenting inherently poor auto-regeneration of these matrix structures. In a recent study we demonstrated that localized, controlled and sustained delivery of doxycycline (DOX; a tetracycline-based antibiotic) from poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles (PLGA NPs), enhances elastic matrix deposition and MMP-inhibition at a fraction of the therapeutically effective oral dose...
November 21, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
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