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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597967/anidulafungin-for-the-treatment-of-candidaemia-caused-by-candida-parapsilosis-analysis-of-pooled-data-from-six-prospective-clinical-studies
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Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis, Matteo Bassetti, Marcio Nucci, Maria Rita Capparella, Jean L Yan, Jalal Aram, Patricia A Hogan
Concerns with echinocandin use for infections caused by Candida parapsilosis complex species have driven the need for data to support echinocandin clinical efficacy in such patients. Data from six prospective studies were pooled to assess efficacy and safety of anidulafungin in patients with candidaemia caused by C. parapsilosis. Patient-level data were pooled from patients with microbiologically confirmed candidaemia due to C. parapsilosis treated with anidulafungin. Patients received a 200 mg intravenous (IV) loading dose of anidulafungin (day 1) and 100 mg daily thereafter...
June 9, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582324/sleep-related-movement-disorders-and-disturbances-of-motor-control
#2
Panagiotis Bargiotas, Claudio L Bassetti
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Review of the literature pertaining to clinical presentation, classification, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep-related movement disorders and disturbances of motor control. RECENT FINDINGS: Sleep-related movement disorders and disturbances of motor control are typically characterized by positive motor symptoms and are often associated with sleep disturbances and consequent daytime symptoms (e.g. fatigue, sleepiness)...
June 2, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578554/how-should-we-treat-hap-vap-caused-by-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
#3
Matteo Bassetti, Maddalena Peghin, Alessia Carnelutti, Elda Righi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573191/invasive-candida-infections-in-liver-transplant-recipients-clinical-features-and-risk-factors-for-mortality
#4
Matteo Bassetti, Maddalena Peghin, Alessia Carnelutti, Elda Righi, Maria Merelli, Filippo Ansaldi, Cecilia Trucchi, Cristiano Alicino, Assunta Sartor, Joost Wauters, Katrien Lagrou, Carlo Tascini, Francesco Menichetti, Alessio Mesini, Francesco G De Rosa, Leonel Lagunes, Jordi Rello, Arnaldo L Colombo, Antonio Vena, Patricia Munoz, Mario Tumbarello, Gabriele Sganga, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Claudio Viscoli
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infections remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among liver transplant recipients (LTRs). In this patient population, invasive Candida infections (ICIs) account for the large majority of cases. To date, only small studies and case-series analysing clinical presentation and risk factors for mortality in LTRs with ICIs are available. METHODS: We performed a retrospective multicenter multinational study in 10 centers in Europe and Brazil...
May 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554339/intersectoral-action-for-health-preventing-psittacosis-spread-after-one-reported-case
#5
V L Ferreira, M V Silva, B R Bassetti, A C G Pellini, T F Raso
Zoonotic diseases are a significant health threat for humans and animals. To better understand the epidemiology, etiology, and pathology of infectious agents affecting humans and animals combined approaches are needed. Here we describe an epidemiological investigation conducted by physicians and veterinarians after a reported case of psittacosis. Upon admission suffering from respiratory distress syndrome in a hospital and with a history of bird contact, a female patient was serologically diagnosed with psittacosis...
May 30, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510764/periodic-limb-movements-during-sleep-and-white-matter-mri-hyperintensity-in-minor-stroke-or-tia
#6
Mauro Manconi, Claudio L Bassetti, Raffaele Ferri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504532/orthography-affects-second-language-speech-double-letters-and-geminate-production-in-english
#7
Bene Bassetti
Second languages (L2s) are often learned through spoken and written input, and L2 orthographic forms (spellings) can lead to non-native-like pronunciation. The present study investigated whether orthography can lead experienced learners of EnglishL2 to make a phonological contrast in their speech production that does not exist in English. Double consonants represent geminate (long) consonants in Italian but not in English. In Experiment 1, native English speakers and EnglishL2 speakers (Italians) were asked to read aloud English words spelled with a single or double target consonant letter, and consonant duration was compared...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495526/multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection-successfully-treated-with-ceftolozane-tazobactam
#8
Nadia Castaldo, Filippo Givone, Maddalena Peghin, Elda Righi, Assunta Sartor, Matteo Bassetti
Ceftolozane/tazobactam (C/T) is a novel β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor combination antibiotic approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections due to Gram-negative bacteria, particularly extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains. Here we report a case of MDR P. aeruginosa skin and soft-tissue infection successfully treated with C/T.
June 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492295/elderly-versus-non-elderly-patients-with-intra-abdominal-candidiasis-in-the-icu
#9
George Dimopoulos, Dimitrios K Matthaiou, Elda Righi, Maria Merelli, Matteo Bassetti
BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal candidiasis (IAC) has a considerable cost in terms of mortality and morbidity. We sought to study the epidemiology, characteristics and outcome of elderly (>75 years old) versus non-elderly patients with IAC and risk factors for mortality in elderly patients. METHODS: Post-hoc analysis of a retrospective multinational cohort study over a 3- year period (2011-2013). RESULTS: Of 482 patients, 124 (25.7%) were elderly and 358 (74...
May 11, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466105/-headache-in-the-emergency-department
#10
REVIEW
C J Schankin, A Straube, C L Bassetti, U Fischer
Headache is one of the most frequent symptoms leading to visits at the emergency department. Here, we aim at presenting a pragmatic algorithm for headache patients at the emergency department. The basic principle is taking a detailed history of the current headache with a focus on dynamics, phenotype and trigger factors as well as a possible preexisting headache. "Red flags" should be interrogated specifically. Hypotheses of the etiology of the headache should be generated in combination with the clinical examination (vital signs, neurological exam, otorhinolaryngological and ophthalmological exams) and should be tested appropriately with imaging, laboratory, cerebral spinal fluid studies and ultrasound...
May 2, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443381/pharmacological-management-of-narcolepsy-with-and-without-cataplexy
#11
Ulf Kallweit, Claudio L Bassetti
Narcolepsy is an orphan neurological disease and presents with sleep-wake, motoric, neuropsychiatric and metabolic symptoms. Narcolepsy with cataplexy is most commonly caused by an immune-mediated process including genetic and environmental factors, resulting in the selective loss of hypocretin-producing neurons. Narcolepsy has a major impact on workableness and quality of life. Areas covered: This review provides an overview of the temporal available treatment options for narcolepsy (type 1 and 2) in adults, including authorization status by regulatory agencies...
June 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412382/use-of-nebulized-antimicrobials-for-the-treatment-of-respiratory-infections-in-invasively-mechanically-ventilated-adults-a-position-paper-from-the-european-society-of-clinical-microbiology-and-infectious-diseases
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Jordi Rello, Candela Solé-Lleonart, Jean-Jacques Rouby, Jean Chastre, Stijn Blot, Garyfallia Poulakou, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Jordi Riera, Lucy B Palmer, Jose M Pereira, Tim Felton, Jayesh Dhanani, Matteo Bassetti, Tobias Welte, Jason A Roberts
With an established role in cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis, nebulized antibiotics are increasingly being used to treat respiratory infections in critically ill invasively mechanically ventilated adult patients. Although there is limited evidence describing their efficacy and safety, in an era of need for new strategies to enhance antibiotic effectiveness because of a shortage of new agents and increases in antibiotic resistance, the potential of nebulization of antibiotics to optimize therapy is considered of high interest, particularly in patients infected with multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409203/the-role-of-infection-models-and-pk-pd-modelling-for-optimising-care-of-critically-ill-patients-with-severe-infections
#13
REVIEW
T Tängdén, V Ramos Martín, T W Felton, E I Nielsen, S Marchand, R J Brüggemann, J B Bulitta, M Bassetti, U Theuretzbacher, B T Tsuji, D W Wareham, L E Friberg, J J De Waele, V H Tam, Jason A Roberts
Critically ill patients with severe infections are at high risk of suboptimal antimicrobial dosing. The pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of antimicrobials in these patients differ significantly from the patient groups from whose data the conventional dosing regimens were developed. Use of such regimens often results in inadequate antimicrobial concentrations at the site of infection and is associated with poor patient outcomes. In this article, we describe the potential of in vitro and in vivo infection models, clinical pharmacokinetic data and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic models to guide the design of more effective antimicrobial dosing regimens...
April 13, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378613/diagnosis-and-management-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-ssti-a-literature-review-and-consensus-statement-an-update
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S Esposito, M Bassetti, E Concia, G De Simone, F G De Rosa, P Grossi, A Novelli, F Menichetti, N Petrosillo, M Tinelli, M Tumbarello, M Sanguinetti, P Viale, M Venditti, C Viscoli
Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections, posing considerable diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Fourteen members of the Italian Society of Infectious Diseases, after a careful review of the most recent literature using Medline database and their own clinical experience, updated a previous paper published in 2011 by preparing a draught manuscript of the statements. The manuscript was successively reviewed by all members and ultimately re-formulated the present manuscript during a full day consensus meeting...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355466/invasive-mould-infections-in-the-icu-setting-complexities-and-solutions
#15
Matteo Bassetti, Emilio Bouza
Infections caused by filamentous fungi represent a major burden in the ICU. Invasive aspergillosis is emerging in non-neutropenic individuals with predisposing conditions, e.g. corticosteroid treatment, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, liver cirrhosis, solid organ cancer, HIV infection and transplantation. Diagnosis is challenging because the signs and symptoms are non-specific, and initiation of additional diagnostic examinations is often delayed because clinical suspicion is low. Isolation of an Aspergillus species from the respiratory tract in critically ill patients, and tests such as serum galactomannan, bronchoalveolar lavage 1-3-β-d-glucan and specific PCR should be interpreted with caution...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346533/correction-a-cross-sectional-study-of-colonization-rates-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-and-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-esbl-and-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-four-swiss-refugee-centres
#16
Rein Jan Piso, Roman Käch, Roxana Pop, Daniela Zillig, Urs Schibli, Stefano Bassetti, Dominik M Meinel, Adrian Egli
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170251.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329117/muscle-activity-during-sleep-in-human-subjects-rats-and-mice-towards-translational-models-of-rem-sleep-without-atonia
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Alessandro Silvani, Raffaele Ferri, Viviana Lo Martire, Stefano Bastianini, Chiara Berteotti, Agnese Salvadè, Giuseppe Plazzi, Marco Zucconi, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Claudio L Bassetti, Mauro Manconi, Giovanna Zoccoli
Study Objectives: Rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep without atonia (RSWA) is a marker of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and is common in narcolepsy. Available techniques for electromyogram (EMG) analysis are species-specific, limiting translational research on RSWA. We developed an automated technique based on distributions of normalized EMG values (DNE) to overcome this limitation. With DNE, we tested whether the control of neck and tibialis anterior (TA) muscles during sleep in wild-type rats and mice validly models the control of submentalis (chin) and TA muscles in healthy humans...
April 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299432/higher-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-fdg-pet-uptake-in-tuberculous-compared-to-bacterial-spondylodiscitis
#18
Matteo Bassetti, Maria Merelli, Fernando Di Gregorio, Paola Della Siega, Maria Screm, Claudio Scarparo, Elda Righi
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous spondylodiscitis can be difficult to diagnose because of its nonspecific symptoms and the similarities with non-tubercular forms of spinal infection. Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (FDG PET-CT) is increasingly used for the diagnosis and monitoring of tubercular diseases. METHODS: Retrospective, case-control study comparing tuberculous spondylodiscitis with biopsy-confirmed pyogenic spondylodiscitis in the period 2010-2012...
March 15, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271321/clinical-characteristics-and-predictors-of-mortality-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-candidemia-and-intra-abdominal-candidiasis-a-multicenter-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Matteo Bassetti, Maddalena Peghin, Alessia Carnelutti, Elda Righi, Maria Merelli, Filippo Ansaldi, Cecilia Trucchi, Cristiano Alicino, Assunta Sartor, Pierluigi Toniutto, Joost Wauters, Wim Laleman, Carlo Tascini, Francesco Menichetti, Roberto Luzzati, Pierluigi Brugnaro, Alessio Mesini, Stefania Raviolo, Francesco G De Rosa, Leonel Lagunes, Jordi Rello, George Dimopoulos, Arnaldo L Colombo, Marcio Nucci, Antonio Vena, Emilio Bouza, Patricia Muñoz, Mario Tumbarello, Raffaella Losito, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Claudio Viscoli
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to describe the characteristics of cirrhotic patients with candidemia and intra-abdominal candidiasis (IAC) and to evaluate the risk factors associated with 30-day mortality. METHODS: A multicenter multinational retrospective study including all consecutive episodes of candidemia and IAC in adult patients with liver cirrhosis in 14 European hospitals during the period 2011-2013 was performed. RESULTS: A total of 241 episodes (169 candidemia, 72 IAC) were included...
April 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258660/pure-optic-ataxia-and-visual-hemiagnosia-extending-the-dual-visual-hypothesis
#20
Jurka R Meichtry, Dario Cazzoli, Silvia Chaves, Sebastian von Arx, Tobias Pflugshaupt, Roger Kalla, Claudio L Bassetti, Klemens Gutbrod, René M Müri
Goodale and Milner's two visual system hypothesis is an influential model for the understanding of the primate visual system. Lesions of either the ventral (occipito-temporal) or the dorsal (occipito-parietal) stream produce distinct and dissociated syndromes in humans: visual agnosia is typical for ventral damage, whereas optic ataxia (OA) for dorsal damage. We studied the case of a 59-year-old left-handed woman with a circumscribed lesion around the left posterior occipital sulcus, extending to the underlying white matter...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychology
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