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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913735/efficacy-and-safety-of-tazarotene-0-1-plus-clindamycin-1-gel-versus-adapalene-0-1-plus-clindamycin-1-gel-in-facial-acne-vulgaris-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Rituparna Maiti, Chandra Sekhar Sirka, M A Ashique Rahman, Anand Srinivasan, Sansita Parida, Debasish Hota
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a multifactorial disorder which is ideally treated with combination therapy with topical retinoids and antibiotics. OBJECTIVES: The present study was conducted to compare the efficacy and safety of tazarotene plus clindamycin against adapalene plus clindamycin in facial acne vulgaris. METHODS: This study is a randomized, open-label, parallel design clinical trial conducted on 60 patients with facial acne at the outpatient dermatology department in a tertiary healthcare center...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890902/pasteurella-multocida-bacteremia-and-peritonitis-in-a-patient-with-cirrhosis-a-life-threatening-case-from-a-prick-of-a-cactus
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Jodi-Anne Wallace, Jonathan Hussain, Alberto Unzueta, Giuseppe Morelli
A 58-year-old male with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis presents with right lower extremity cellulitis, abdominal tenderness, and severe sepsis after sustaining puncture injury from a cactus on a property with feral cats. Blood cultures and diagnostic paracentesis were consistent with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis due to Pasteurella multocida, a gram-negative coccobacillus found in the respiratory tract of domestic animals. The patient received timely antibiotic coverage with resolution of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and sepsis after 14-day treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836993/the-penicillin-for-the-emergency-department-outpatient-treatment-of-cellulitis-pedocell-trial-update-to-the-study-protocol-and-detailed-statistical-analysis-plan-sap
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Fiona Boland, Michael Quirke, Brenda Gannon, Sinead Plunkett, John Hayden, John McCourt, Ronan O'Sullivan, Joseph Eustace, Conor Deasy, Abel Wakai
BACKGROUND: Cellulitis is a painful, potentially serious, infectious process of the dermal and subdermal tissues and represents a significant disease burden. The statistical analysis plan (SAP) for the Penicillin for the Emergency Department Outpatient treatment of CELLulitis (PEDOCELL) trial is described here. The PEDOCELL trial is a multicentre, randomised, parallel-arm, double-blinded, non-inferiority clinical trial comparing the efficacy of flucloxacillin (monotherapy) with combination flucloxacillin/phenoxymethylpenicillin (dual therapy) for the outpatient treatment of cellulitis in the emergency department (ED) setting...
August 24, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829381/american-citizens-views-of-an-ideal-pig-farm
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Patrycia Sato, Maria J Hötzel, Marina A G von Keyserlingk
Food animal production practices are often cited as having negative animal welfare consequences. The U.S. swine industry has not been exempt from such criticisms. Little is known, however, about how lay citizens who are not actively engaged in agricultural discussions, think about swine production. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore the views of people not affiliated with the swine industry on what they perceived to be the ideal pig/pork farm, and their associated reasons. Through an online survey, participants were invited to respond to the following open-ended question: "What do you consider to be an ideal pig/pork farm and why are these characteristics important to you?"...
August 22, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817780/us-internists-awareness-and-use-of-overtreatment-guidelines-a-national-survey
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Kira L Ryskina, Eric S Holmboe, Elizabeth Bernabeo, Rachel M Werner, Judy A Shea, Judith A Long
OBJECTIVES: To assess physician views and perceived adoption of overtreatment guidelines and measure whether adoption of these guidelines influenced the recommendation of a targeted service. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey mailed from July 2014 to January 2015 to 902 internists who completed residency between 2003 and 2013, randomly selected from the American Medical Association Masterfile. METHODS: Poisson regression was used to model the rate of recommending a targeted service included in the guidelines, based on the level of guideline adoption...
July 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783107/the-role-of-sphingolipids-on-innate-immunity-to-intestinal-salmonella-infection
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REVIEW
Fu-Chen Huang
Salmonella spp. remains a major public health problem for the whole world. To reduce the use of antimicrobial agents and drug-resistant Salmonella, a better strategy is to explore alternative therapy rather than to discover another antibiotic. Sphingolipid- and cholesterol-enriched lipid microdomains attract signaling proteins and orchestrate them toward cell signaling and membrane trafficking pathways. Recent studies have highlighted the crucial role of sphingolipids in the innate immunity against infecting pathogens...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767285/listeria-monocytogenes-in-food-processing-facilities-food-contamination-and-human-listeriosis-the-brazilian-scenario
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Anderson Carlos Camargo, Joshua John Woodward, Douglas Ruben Call, Luís Augusto Nero
Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that contaminates food-processing environments and persists within biofilms on equipment, utensils, floors, and drains, ultimately reaching final products by cross-contamination. This pathogen grows even under high salt conditions or refrigeration temperatures, remaining viable in various food products until the end of their shelf life. While the estimated incidence of listeriosis is lower than other enteric illnesses, infections caused by L. monocytogenes are more likely to lead to hospitalizations and fatalities...
August 2, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687504/infected-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-treated-with-extra-anatomic-prosthesis-bypass-in-the-retroperitoneum
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You-Fei Qi, Zhan-Xiang Xiao, Chang Shu, Jie Yue, Sa-Hua Liu, Hao Chen, Zhao-Fan Zeng, Wen-Bo Zhang
BACKGROUND: Infected abdominal aortic aneurysms (iAAAs) are rare but life-threatening diseases. The purpose of the present study was to report our experience of extra-anatomic prosthesis bypass in the retroperitoneum as a treatment for iAAAs. METHODS: Data of 8 consecutive patients diagnosed with iAAAs and treated by an extra-anatomic prosthesis bypass in the retroperitoneum were retrospectively collected. Operative details were as follows: one side of the retroperitoneal space was selected to build a track and a bifurcated ePTFE prosthesis was placed through the track...
July 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666886/comparison-of-methods-to-evaluate-bacterial-contact-killing-materials
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Marieke van de Lagemaat, Arjen Grotenhuis, Betsy van de Belt-Gritter, Steven Roest, Ton J A Loontjens, Henk J Busscher, Henny C van der Mei, Yijin Ren
Cationic surfaces with alkylated quaternary-ammonium groups kill adhering bacteria upon contact by membrane disruption and are considered increasingly promising as a non-antibiotic based way to eradicate bacteria adhering to surfaces. However, reliable in vitro evaluation methods for bacterial contact-killing surfaces do not yet exist. More importantly, results of different evaluation methods are often conflicting. Therefore, we compared five methods to evaluate contact-killing surfaces. To this end, we have copolymerized quaternary-ammonium groups into diurethane dimethacrylate/glycerol dimethacrylate (UDMA/GDMA) and determined contact-killing efficacies against five different Gram-positive and Gram-negative strains...
September 1, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631809/anabolic-steroids-for-treating-pressure-ulcers
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Cho Naing, Maxine A Whittaker
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, pressure sores or decubitus ulcers develop as a result of a localised injury to the skin or underlying tissue, or both. The ulcers usually arise over a bony prominence, and are recognised as a common medical problem affecting people confined to a bed or wheelchair for long periods of time. Anabolic steroids are used as off-label drugs (drugs which are used without regulatory approval) and have been used as adjuvants to usual treatment with dressings, debridement, nutritional supplements, systemic antibiotics and antiseptics, which are considered to be supportive in healing of pressure ulcers...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631307/interventions-for-the-prevention-of-recurrent-erysipelas-and-cellulitis
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Adam Dalal, Marina Eskin-Schwartz, Daniel Mimouni, Sujoy Ray, Walford Days, Emmilia Hodak, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
BACKGROUND: Erysipelas and cellulitis (hereafter referred to as 'cellulitis') are common bacterial skin infections usually affecting the lower extremities. Despite their burden of morbidity, the evidence for different prevention strategies is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To assess the beneficial and adverse effects of antibiotic prophylaxis or other prophylactic interventions for the prevention of recurrent episodes of cellulitis in adults aged over 16. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases up to June 2016: the Cochrane Skin Group Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600919/group-a-streptococci-infection-a-systematic-clinical-review-exemplified-by-cases-from-an-obstetric-department
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Line Winther Gustafson, Jan Blaakær, Rikke Bek Helmig
Group A streptococci infection has re-emerged since the 1980s and onward, despite the awareness of the etiology and the use of penicillin. It now accounts for more than 75,000 deaths worldwide every year. Postpartum women have a 20-fold increased incidence of group A streptococci disease compared to non-pregnant women. This review focuses on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, prevention and treatment of group A streptococcal infection in pregnancy. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the following electronic databases from 1980-March 2016: PubMed-Medline, Embase, SveMed+, Bibliotek...
August 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532225/pneumonia-in-nursing-home-patients-with-advanced-dementia-decisions-intravenous-rehydration-therapy-and-discomfort
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Jenny T van der Steen, Paola Di Giulio, Fabrizio Giunco, Massimo Monti, Simona Gentile, Daniele Villani, Silvia Finetti, Francesca Pettenati, Lorena Charrier, Franco Toscani
BACKGROUND: Comfort may be an appropriate goal in advanced dementia. Longitudinal studies on physician decision-making and discomfort assessed by direct observation are rare, and intravenous rehydration therapy is controversial. METHODS: To assess treatment decisions and discomfort in patients with advanced dementia and pneumonia and to compare by intravenous rehydration therapy, we used data from the observational multicenter Italian End of Life Observatory-Prospective Study On DEmentia patients Care...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515075/pigr-and-pecam-1-bind-to-pneumococcal-adhesins-rrga-and-pspc-mediating-bacterial-brain-invasion
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Federico Iovino, Joo-Yeon Engelen-Lee, Matthijs Brouwer, Diederik van de Beek, Arie van der Ende, Merche Valls Seron, Peter Mellroth, Sandra Muschiol, Jan Bergstrand, Jerker Widengren, Birgitta Henriques-Normark
Streptococcus pneumoniae is the main cause of bacterial meningitis, a life-threating disease with a high case fatality rate despite treatment with antibiotics. Pneumococci cause meningitis by invading the blood and penetrating the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Using stimulated emission depletion (STED) super-resolution microscopy of brain biopsies from patients who died of pneumococcal meningitis, we observe that pneumococci colocalize with the two BBB endothelial receptors: polymeric immunoglobulin receptor (pIgR) and platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule (PECAM-1)...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508516/fell-muir-lecture-collagen-fibril-formation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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REVIEW
Karl E Kadler
It is a great honour to be awarded the Fell Muir Prize for 2016 by the British Society of Matrix Biology. As recipient of the prize, I am taking the opportunity to write a minireview on collagen fibrillogenesis, which has been the focus of my research for 33 years. This is the process by which triple helical collagen molecules assemble into centimetre-long fibrils in the extracellular matrix of animals. The fibrils appeared a billion years ago at the dawn of multicellular animal life as the primary scaffold for tissue morphogenesis...
February 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484512/developing-new-pharmacotherapeutic-approaches-to-treating-sickle-cell-disease
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Marilyn J Telen
Survival for patients with SCD has been prolonged by improvements in supportive care, including vaccinations, antibiotic prophylaxis, and overall medical management, including tra nsfusion. However, there remains only one approved, partially effective drug for sickle cell disease-hydroxyurea (hydroxycarbamide). The world desperately needs better ways of both treating and preventing the recurrent painful vaso-occlusive episodes pathognomonic of sickle cell disease as well as the end-organ damage that still leads inexorably to severely shortened life expectancies throughout the world...
February 2017: ISBT Science Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472599/peri-prosthetic-knee-infection-management-spacers-loaded-with-two-or-three-antibiotic-agents
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David Joaquin Ortola, Domenico Fenga, Sandra Marcellino, Massimiliano Rosi, Francesco Centofanti, Michele Attilio Rosa
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this work was to compare pre-made antibiotic-loaded spacers with two commercially available antibiotic agents and custom-made cements with three antibiotic agents added. We evaluated: (a) the validity of our procedures, (b) the control of the rate of infection in the long term, (c) complications, and (d) quality of life and patient satisfaction. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on 112 consecutively treated patients between January 2010 and December 2013; 56 patients were treated with a pre-formed cement spacer (clindamycin + gentamicin), and 56 patients were treated with a spacer loaded with three antibiotic agents (clindamycin + gentamicin + vancomycin)...
July 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456484/hypersensitivity-reactions-in-patients-receiving-hemodialysis
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REVIEW
Lavjay Butani, Gianfranco Calogiuri
OBJECTIVE: To describe hypersensitivity reactions in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis. DATA SOURCES: PubMed search of articles published during the past 30 years with an emphasis on publications in the past decade. STUDY SELECTIONS: Case reports and review articles describing hypersensitivity reactions in the context of hemodialysis. RESULTS: Pharmacologic agents are the most common identifiable cause of hypersensitivity reactions in patients receiving hemodialysis...
June 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444845/preoperative-sepsis-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-major-complications-after-lower-extremity-amputation-in-patients-with-diabetic-end-stage-renal-disease
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Young Hwan Park, Jong Hyub Song, Gi Won Choi, Hak Jun Kim
AIM: Patients with diabetic end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are at increased risk of lower extremity amputation (LEA) and postoperative complications compared to those without diabetic ESRD. This study sought to determine the factors that influence complications following LEA in patients with diabetic ESRD. METHODS: A total of 41 patients with diabetic ESRD (total of 46 amputations) who underwent LEA were enrolled in this study. The electronic medical records were retrospectively reviewed to identify the predictors of postoperative complications...
April 26, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321211/first-foods-and-gut-microbes
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Martin F Laursen, Martin I Bahl, Kim F Michaelsen, Tine R Licht
The establishment of the human gut microbiota in early life has been associated with later health and disease. During the 1st months after birth, the microbial composition in the gut is known to be affected by the mode of delivery, use of antibiotics, geographical location and type of feeding (breast/formula). Consequently, the neonatal period and early infancy has attracted much attention. However, after this first period the gut microbial composition continues to develop until the age of 3 years, and these 1st years have been designated "a window of opportunity" for microbial modulation...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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