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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239453/the-sink-as-a-potential-source-of-transmission-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Deborah De Geyter, Lieve Blommaert, Nicole Verbraeken, Mark Sevenois, Luc Huyghens, Helena Martini, Lieve Covens, Denis Piérard, Ingrid Wybo
BACKGROUND: Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are emerging pathogens that represent a major public health threat. In the University Hospital of Brussels, the incidence of new patients with CPE rose from 1 case in 2010 to 35 cases in 2015. Between January and August 2015, five patients became infected/colonized with CPE during their stay in the same room in the intensive care unit (ICU). Since the time period between those patients was relatively short and the strains belonged to different species with different antibiograms and mechanisms of resistance, the hypothesis was that the environment could be a possible source of transmission...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228491/maldi-tof-alone-versus-maldi-tof-combined-with-real-time-antimicrobial-stewardship-interventions-on-time-to-optimal-antimicrobial-therapy-in-patients-with-positive-blood-cultures
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Maya Beganovic, Michael Costello, Sarah M Wieczorkiewicz
Introduction: Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight (MALDI-TOF) decreases time to organism identification and improves clinical and financial outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of MALDI-TOF alone vs MALDI-TOF combined with real-time, pharmacist-driven, antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) intervention on patient outcomes.Methods: This single-center, pre-post quasi-experimental study evaluated hospitalized patients with positive blood cultures identified via MALDI-TOF combined with prospective AMS intervention, compared to a control cohort with MALDI-TOF identification without AMS intervention...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224111/attributable-cost-of-a-nosocomial-infection-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Binila Chacko, Kurien Thomas, Thambu David, Hema Paul, Lakshmanan Jeyaseelan, John Victor Peter
AIM: To study the impact of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) on cost and outcome from intensive care units (ICU) in India. METHODS: Adult patients (> 18 years) admitted over 1-year, to a 24-bed medical critical care unit in India, were enrolled prospectively. Treatment cost and outcome data were collected. This cost data was merged with HAI data collected prospectively by the Hospital Infection Control Committee. Only infections occurring during ICU stay were included...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224108/implementation-of-enteral-feeding-protocol-in-an-intensive-care-unit-before-and-after-study
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Martin Padar, Gerli Uusvel, Liis Starkopf, Joel Starkopf, Annika Reintam Blaser
AIM: To determine the effects of implementing an enteral feeding protocol on the nutritional delivery and outcomes of intensive care patients. METHODS: An uncontrolled, observational before-and-after study was performed in a tertiary mixed medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU). In 2013, a nurse-driven enteral feeding protocol was developed and implemented in the ICU. Nutrition and outcome-related data from patients who were treated in the study unit from 2011-2012 (the Before group) and 2014-2015 (the After group) were obtained from a local electronic database, the national Population Registry and the hospital's Infection Control Service...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219190/-efficacy-and-safety-of-procalcitonin-guidance-in-reducing-the-duration-of-antibiotic-treatment-of-sepsis-patients
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X L Xu, F D Yan, J Q Yu, Q H Chen, H Lin, R Q Zheng
Objective: To assesse the efficacy and safety of procalcitonin-guided antibiotic treatment of sepsis patients in intensive care units (ICU). Methods: A prospective, randomised, controlled trial was gone in ICU of Northern Jiangsu People's Hospital.Between January 2013 and December 2015.One hundred and fifty-six patients assessed for eligibility were randomly assigned to the procalcitonin-guided group (PCT group, 79) or to regular antibiotic group (RAT group, 77). Patients who received antibiotics for presumed infection according to principle of antimicrobial usage...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216701/impact-of-modified-quality-control-checklist-on-protocol-adherence-and-outcomes-in-a-post-surgical-intensive-care-unit
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Lakshmi Kumar, Meenu Dominic, Sunil Rajan, Sanjeev Singh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Quality improvement (QI) is the sum of all activities that create desired changes in the quality. An effective QI system results in a stepwise increase in quality of care. The efficiency of any health-care unit is judged by its quality indicators. We aimed to evaluate the impact of QI initiatives on outcomes in a surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU). METHODS: This was an observational study carried out using a compliance checklist, developed from the combination of the World Health Organization surgery checklist and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America guidelines for the prevention of infections...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215789/a-ten-year-review-of-total-hospital-onset-intensive-care-unit-bloodstream-infections-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Anna M Civitarese, Eric Ruggieri, J Matthias Walz, Deborah Ann Mack, Stephen O Heard, Michael Mitchell, Craig M Lilly, Karen E Landry, Richard T Ellison
OBJECTIVE: The rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in United States intensive care units (ICU) have decreased significantly, and a parallel reduction in the rates of total hospital onset bacteremias in these units should also be expected. We report 10-year trends for total hospital onset ICU-associated bacteremias at a tertiary care academic medical center. DESIGN: This was a retrospective analysis of all positive blood cultures among patients admitted to seven adult ICUs for the period FY2005 through FY2014 according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network definitions...
February 16, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203019/-investigation-of-risk-factors-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-3-years-follow-up
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X H Li, F Xiao, S Y Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence rate and risk factors of acute kidney injury (AKI) after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG),and to compare the effects of AKI on complications after operation and major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) after 3 years' follow-up. METHODS: In the study, 299 consecutive patients who underwent scheduled off-pump CABG from January 2010 to March 2012 were included. The patients were divided into AKI group with AKI and control group without AKI after operation...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178922/risk-factors-for-excessively-prolonged-meropenem-use-in-the-intensive-care-setting-a-case-contol-study
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Juri Katchanov, Benno Kreuels, Florian P Maurer, Kai Wöstmann, Johannes Jochum, Christina König, Kariem Seoudy, Holger Rohde, Ansgar W Lohse, Dominic Wichmann, Michael Baehr, Camilla Rothe, Stefan Kluge
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate use of broad-spectrum antimicrobials affects adversely both the individual patient and the general public. The aim of the study was to identify patients at risk for excessively prolonged carbapenem treatment in the ICU as a target for antimicrobial stewardship interventions. METHODS: Case-control study in a network of 11 ICUs of a university hospital. Patients with uninterrupted meropenem therapy (MT) > 4 weeks were compared to controls...
February 8, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173962/prevalence-of-healthcare-associated-infections-in-polish-adult-intensive-care-units-summary-data-from-the-ecdc-european-point-prevalence-survey-of-hospital-associated-infections-and-antimicrobial-use-in-poland-2012-2014
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A Deptuła, E Trejnowska, G Dubiel, M Żukowski, A Misiewska-Kaczur, T Ozorowski, W Hryniewicz
BACKGROUND: Infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in intensive care units (ICUs) worldwide. Local epidemiological studies need to be conducted to set the priorities for surveillance and prevention programmes. AIM: To investigate the epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) among patients admitted to Polish adult ICUs over a three-year period. METHODS: Data were collected according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) European Union Point Prevalence Survey of Healthcare-associated Infections and Antimicrobial Use in European Acute Care Hospitals (EU-PPS HAI & AU) protocol for 39,318 patients within 160 acute care hospitals...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162098/the-effect-of-universal-decolonization-with-screening-in-critical-care-to-reduce-mrsa-across-an-entire-hospital
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Craig W Bradley, Martyn A C Wilkinson, Mark I Garvey
OBJECTIVE To describe the effect of universal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) decolonization therapy in a large intensive care unit (ICU) on the rates of MRSA cases and acquisitions in a UK hospital. DESIGN Descriptive study. SETTING University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust is a tertiary referral teaching hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom, that provides clinical services to nearly 1 million patients every year. METHODS A break-point time series analysis and kernel regression models were used to detect significant changes in the cumulative monthly numbers of MRSA bacteremia cases and acquisitions from April 2013 to August 2016 across the UHB system...
February 6, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161384/hospitalization-costs-and-clinical-outcomes-in-cabg-patients-treated-with-intensive-insulin-therapy
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Saumeth Cardona, Francisco J Pasquel, Maya Fayfman, Limin Peng, Sol Jacobs, Priyathama Vellanki, Jeff Weaver, Michael Halkos, Robert A Guyton, Vinod H Thourani, Guillermo E Umpierrez
BACKGROUND: The financial impact of intensive (blood glucose [BG] 100-140mg/dl [5.5-7.8mM] vs. conservative (141-180mg/dl (7.9-10.0mM) glucose control in the ICU in patients, with and without diabetes, undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is not known. METHODS: This post-hoc cost analysis determined differences in hospitalization costs, resource utilization and perioperative complications in 288 CABG patients with diabetes (n=143) and without diabetes (n=145), randomized to intensive (n=143) and conservative (n=145) glucose control...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159015/a-randomized-placebo-controlled-phase-ii-study-of-a-pseudomonas-vaccine-in-ventilated-icu-patients
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Jordi Rello, Claus-Georg Krenn, Gottfried Locker, Ernst Pilger, Christian Madl, Laura Balica, Thierry Dugernier, Pierre-Francois Laterre, Herbert Spapen, Pieter Depuydt, Jean-Louis Vincent, Lajos Bogár, Zsuzsanna Szabó, Barbara Völgyes, Rafael Máñez, Nahit Cakar, Atilla Ramazanoglu, Arzu Topeli, Maria A Mastruzzo, Abel Jasovich, Christian G Remolif, Liliana Del Carmen Soria, Max A Andresen Hernandez, Carolina Ruiz Balart, Ildikó Krémer, Zsolt Molnár, Frank von Sonnenburg, Arthur Lyons, Michael Joannidis, Heinz Burgmann, Tobias Welte, Anton Klingler, Romana Hochreiter, Kerstin Westritschnig
BACKGROUND: Currently, no vaccine against Pseudomonas is available. IC43 is a new, recombinant, protein (OprF/I)-based vaccine against the opportunistic pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a major cause of serious hospital-acquired infections. IC43 has proven immunogenicity and tolerability in healthy volunteers, patients with burns, and patients with chronic lung diseases. In order to assess the immunogenicity and safety of IC43 in patients who are most at risk of acquiring Pseudomonas infections, it was evaluated in mechanically ventilated ICU patients...
February 4, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155624/past-recent-progresses-and-future-perspectives-of-nanotechnology-applied-to-antifungals-agents
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Luís Roque, Jesús Molpeceres, Cláudia Reis, Patrícia Rijo, Catarina Pinto Reis
Candida species remain a significant cause of nosocomial bloodstream infections, associated with prolonged hospital stay in the ICU and high healthcare cost. The incidence of Candida is very high in certain risk groups of patients (AIDS, diabetes, cancer, etc.). Recent developments of nanotechnology have strongly contributed to the design of new multifunctional drug carriers that improve drug bioavailability through a controlled and prolonged release profile or even through a more specific targeted delivery of the antifungal agent...
February 1, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155226/propofol-versus-thiopental-sodium-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-status-epilepticus
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Hemanshu Prabhakar, Mani Kalaivani
BACKGROUND: This review is an update of a previously published review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Issue 6, 2015).Failure to respond to antiepileptic drugs in patients with uncontrolled seizure activity such as refractory status epilepticus (RSE) has led to the use of anaesthetic drugs. Coma is induced with anaesthetic drugs to achieve complete control of seizure activity. Thiopental sodium and propofol are popularly used for this purpose. Both agents have been found to be effective...
February 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155020/risks-factors-and-outcomes-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-patients-with-cancer-a-matched-case-control-study
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Andrew I T Hebbard, Monica A Slavin, Caroline Reed, Jason A Trubiano, Benjamin W Teh, Gabrielle M Haeusler, Karin A Thursky, Leon J Worth
PURPOSE: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the leading cause of diarrhoea in hospitalised patients. Cancer populations are at high-risk for infection, but comprehensive evaluation in the current era of cancer care has not been performed. The objective of this study was to describe characteristics, risk factors, and outcomes of CDI in cancer patients. METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients with CDI at a large Australian cancer centre (2013-2015) were identified from the hospital pathology database...
February 2, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153504/effect-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-derived-from-fish-oil-in-major-burn-patients-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
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Serrana Tihista, Estrella Echavarría
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The burn patient is the clearest example of prolonged inflammatory response. Various nutrients, particularly omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs), have been demonstrated as attenuating the inflammatory response, and reduce infectious complications. In absence of definitive evidence in major burns the study aimed at investigating the effect particularly on infectious complications of enteral nutrition enriched with ω-3 PUFAs. METHOD: Prospectively randomized controlled trial...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149487/clinical-response-and-outcome-of-pneumonia-due-to-multi-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-critically-ill-patients
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Lida Shojaei, Mostafa Mohammadi, Mohammad-Taghi Beigmohammadi, Mahsa Doomanlou, Alireza Abdollahi, Mohammad Mehdi Feizabadi, Hossein Khalili
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The frequency of multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter spp. infections is increasing in Iran. Considering availability of limited therapeutic options, clinical response and outcome of ventilator-associated pneumonia due to multi-drug resistant A.baumannii were evaluated in critically ill patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, 29 patients with carbapenem resistance A. baumannii ventilator-associated pneumonia were enrolled...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149146/antifungal-susceptibility-and-risk-factors-in-patients-with-candidemia
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Cigdem Mermutluoglu, Ozcan Deveci, Saim Dayan, Emel Aslan, Fatma Bozkurt, Recep Tekin
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the antifungal susceptibility, typology, and risk factors of candidemia among adult and pediatric inpatients at a university hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control study was designed, and data collected between December 2013 and December 2014 were retrospectively evaluated. The case group consisted of patients with candidemia. The control group was selected from the inpatients that did not develop candidemia but were admitted in the same clinic and during the same period as the candidemia group...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122513/drug-resistance-dynamics-of-staphylococcus-aureus-between-2008-and-2014-at-a-tertiary-teaching-hospital-jiangxi-province-china
#20
Kaisen Chen, Yanfang Huang, Qiuyue Song, Chenhui Wu, Xiaowen Chen, Lingbing Zeng
BACKGROUND: To understand the relationship between the Staphylococcus aureus infection rate and the reasonable usage of antibiotics, which will help in the effective control of MRSA infection. METHODS: All data were obtained by the application of the nosocomial infection surveillance network. Drug resistance, departmental sources, and isolated sites as well as infection rate variations of S. aureus were analyzed in the 7-year period in key departments. RESULTS: Between 2008 and 2014, 2525 strains of S...
January 25, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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