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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447024/microbiology-and-clinical-outcomes-of-puerperal-sepsis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Rumbidzai Majangara, Muchabayiwa Francis Gidiri, Zvavahera Mike Chirenje
The objectives of this study were to determine the identity and antibacterial susceptibility profiles of bacteria colonising the female genital tract and blood stream and their association with clinical outcomes in women with puerperal sepsis. A prospective descriptive cohort study was conducted at two tertiary hospitals in Zimbabwe. Endocervical swabs and blood were collected for culture and susceptibility testing from 151 consecutive women who met the World Health Organisation criteria for puerperal sepsis...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416463/effect-of-extended-infusion-of-meropenem-and-nebulized-amikacin-on-gram-negative-multidrug-resistant-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Mona Ahmed Ammar, Waleed Abdalla
Background: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) due to multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) is associated with a significant mortality in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of extended infusion of meropenem and nebulized amikacin on VAP caused by Gram-negative MDRO versus intravenous (IV) meropenem and amikacin alone. Methodology: A randomized nonblinded controlled trial was performed on ninety patients with VAP...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340898/epidemiological-aspects-of-healthcare-associated-infections-and-microbial-genomics
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C Mirande, I Bizine, A Giannetti, N Picot, A van Belkum
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a cause of continuously increasing morbidity and mortality. Most of these infections are caused by a limited set of bacterial species, which share the capability to efficiently spread from patient to patient and to easily acquire antibiotic resistance determinants. This renders correct and rapid species identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) important and underscores the relevance of bacterial epidemiological typing. The latter is needed for the sensitive detection and exact tracing of nosocomial spread of these potentially multidrug-resistant microorganisms (MDRO)...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298133/epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-isolation-of-multi-drug-resistant-organisms-in-patients-with-complicated-intra-abdominal-infections
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Francesco M Labricciosa, Massimo Sartelli, Lilian M Abbo, Pamela Barbadoro, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena
BACKGROUND: Patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) caused by multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDROs) have been identified as being at increased risk for adverse outcomes. Prompt identification and stratification of these patients is essential in the clinical management, allowing the physician timely optimization of empiric antimicrobial therapy while awaiting results of intra-operative cultures to streamline antibiotic treatment. METHODS: The study is a secondary analysis from two prospective multi-center color surveillance studies...
January 3, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277528/determinants-of-inappropriate-empirical-antibiotic-treatment-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Elena Carrara, Iris Pfeffer, Oren Zusman, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
OBJECTIVES: To assess study-level determinants of non-covering (inappropriate) empirical antibiotic treatment (IEAT), focusing on the influence of study years and the prevalence of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in the study. METHODS: Systematic review of prospective or retrospective observational studies reporting on the association between IEAT and mortality in adult patients with microbiologically documented infections published between 2008-2016. Meta-analysis of IEAT rates was conducted using a random-effects model...
December 22, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248023/readmissions-with-multidrug-resistant-infection-in-patients-with-prior-multidrug-resistant-infection
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Jason P Burnham, Jennie H Kwon, Margaret A Olsen, Hilary M Babcock, Marin H Kollef
OBJECTIVE To determine incidence of and risk factors for readmissions with multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) infections among patients with previous MDRO infection. DESIGN Retrospective cohort of patients admitted between January 1, 2006, and October 1, 2015. SETTING Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a 1,250-bed academic tertiary referral center in St Louis, Missouri. METHODS We identified patients with MDROs obtained from the bloodstream, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)/bronchial wash, or other sterile sites. Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) and European CDC definitions of MDROs were utilized...
January 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176351/bacteremia-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-prevalence-and-predictors-of-multidrug-resistant-organisms
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Jennifer N Addo Smith, Raymond Yau, Hannah P Russo, Kimberly Putney, Alejandro Restrepo, Kevin W Garey, Amelia K Sofjan
GOALS: The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and predictors of multidrug resistant organisms (MDRO) in cirrhotic patients with bacteremia at a large tertiary center in the United States. BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of bacteremia in patients with liver cirrhosis has not been well studied in the United States. STUDY: This case-case control study included 180 adults with liver cirrhosis hospitalized from 2011 to 2015. Case group 1 were patients with bacteremia due to a MDRO (n=30)...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162494/prevalence-of-multidrug-resistant-organisms-in-migrant-children-admitted-to-an-italian-cardiac-surgery-department-2015-2016
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E Costa, M Tejada, P Gaia, M Cornetta, A Moroni, E Carfora, R Valaperta, C De Siena, N Moussaidi, G Isgrò, A Frigiola
Screening on hospital admission to identify multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) colonization is a frequently discussed topic. We report the results of microbiological screening in 141 Italian and 354 migrant children candidates for cardiac surgery conducted in 2015-2016. In all, 25% of Italian children and more than 65.4% of African and Romanian children carried at least one MDRO (meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; extended-spectrum β-lactamase enzymes; carbapenemase producers; and vancomycin-resistant enterococci)...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144223/no-touch-disinfection-methods-to-decrease-multidrug-resistant-organism-infections-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexandre R Marra, Marin L Schweizer, Michael B Edmond
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that using no-touch disinfection technologies (ie, ultraviolet light [UVL] or hydrogen peroxide vapor [HPV] systems) can limit the transmission of nosocomial pathogens and prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). To investigate these findings further, we performed a systematic literature review and meta-analysis on the impact of no-touch disinfection methods to decrease HAIs. METHODS We searched PubMed, CINAHL, CDSR, DARE and EMBASE through April 2017 for studies evaluating no-touch disinfection technology and the nosocomial infection rates for Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), and other multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs)...
November 16, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132307/involvement-of-lemdr-an-atp-binding-cassette-protein-gene-in-shikonin-transport-and-biosynthesis-in-lithospermum-erythrorhizon
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Yu Zhu, Gui-Hua Lu, Zhuo-Wu Bian, Feng-Yao Wu, Yan-Jun Pang, Xiao-Ming Wang, Rong-Wu Yang, Cheng-Yi Tang, Jin-Liang Qi, Yong-Hua Yang
BACKGROUND: Shikonin is a naphthoquinone secondary metabolite with important medicinal value and is found in Lithospermum erythrorhizon. Considering the limited knowledge on the membrane transport mechanism of shikonin, this study investigated such molecular mechanism. RESULTS: We successfully isolated an ATP-binding cassette protein gene, LeMDR, from L. erythrorhizon. LeMDR is predominantly expressed in L. erythrorhizon roots, where shikonin accumulated. Functional analysis of LeMDR by using the yeast cell expression system revealed that LeMDR is possibly involved in the shikonin efflux transport...
November 13, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122787/effect-of-daily-antiseptic-body-wash-with-octenidine-on-nosocomial-primary-bacteraemia-and-nosocomial-multidrug-resistant-organisms-in-intensive-care-units-design-of-a-multicentre-cluster-randomised-double-blind-cross-over-study
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Anne Meißner, Dirk Hasenclever, Oana Brosteanu, Iris Freya Chaberny
INTRODUCTION: Nosocomial infections are serious complications that increase morbidity, mortality and costs and could potentially be avoidable. Antiseptic body wash is an approach to reduce dermal micro-organisms as potential pathogens on the skin. Large-scale trials with chlorhexidine as the antiseptic agent suggest a reduction of nosocomial infection rates. Octenidine is a promising alternative agent which could be more effective against Gram-negative organisms. We hypothesise that daily antiseptic body wash with octenidine reduces the risk of intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired primary bacteraemia and ICU-acquired multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) in a standard care setting...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102426/risk-factors-for-infection-with-multidrug-resistant-organisms-in-haryana-india
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Shilpa Kalluru, Shoshannah Eggers, Anna Barker, Daniel Shirley, Ajay K Sethi, Sharmila Sengupta, Kajal Yeptho, Nasia Safdar
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to investigate risk factors for multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) infection within patients from a tertiary care hospital in Northern India. This case-control study examined MDRO infection risk factors, including diet, health history, and medical device use. We administered a diet questionnaire to collect data on usual diet and collected data on other risk factors from chart review. All participants were inpatients identified through hospital microbiology reports...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097104/characterization-of-microbial-community-composition-antimicrobial-resistance-and-biofilm-on-intensive-care-surfaces
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K Johani, D Abualsaud, D M Costa, H Hu, G Whiteley, A Deva, K Vickery
BACKGROUND: Organisms causing healthcare associated infections can be sourced from the inanimate environment around patients. Residing in a biofilm increases the chances of these organisms persisting in the environment. We aimed to characterise bacterial environmental contamination, genetically and physiologically, and relate this to general intensive care unit (ICU) cleanliness. METHODS: Cleanliness was determined by adenosine triphosphate (ATP) measurements of 95 high-touch objects...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039717/high-prevalence-of-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-in-libyan-war-casualties-admitted-to-a-tertiary-care-hospital-germany
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Benedikt Lohr, Yvonne Pfeifer, Ursel Heudorf, Christoph Rangger, Douglas E Norris, Klaus-Peter Hunfeld
The ongoing Libyan conflict constantly causes victims among the military and civilian population. Cross-border transfer of patients represents a high risk of introducing multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), for example, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and carbapenem-resistant gram-negative organisms (CROs), into the country of destination. This study assessed the MDRO status in Libyan war casualties (n = 67) admitted to Northwest Medical Centre in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, from August 2016 till January 2017...
October 17, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036747/prevention-of-multidrug-resistant-infections-from-contaminated-duodenoscopes-position-statement-of-the-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-and-european-society-of-gastroenterology-nurses-and-associates-esgena
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Ulrike Beilenhoff, Holger Biering, Reinhard Blum, Jadranka Brljak, Monica Cimbro, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Cesare Hassan, Michael Jung, Christiane Neumann, Michael Pietsch, Lionel Pineau, Thierry Ponchon, Stanislav Rejchrt, Jean-François Rey, Verona Schmidt, Jayne Tillett, Jeanin van Hooft
Patients should be informed about the benefits and risks of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)Only specially trained and competent personnel should carry out endoscope reprocessing.Manufacturers of duodenoscopes should provide detailed instructions on how to use and reprocess their equipment.In the case of modifications to their equipment, manufacturers should provide updated instructions for use.Detailed reprocessing protocols based on the manufacturer's instructions for use should clearly lay out the different reprocessing steps necessary for each endoscope model...
November 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033075/multi-drug-resistant-organism-infections-in-a-medical-icu-association-to-clinical-features-and-impact-upon-outcome
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E E Magira, S Islam, M S Niederman
OBJECTIVE: To define clinical features associated with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) infections caused by multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) and their impact on patient outcome. DESIGN: A single-center, retrospective case-control study was carried out between January 2010 and May 2010. SETTING: A medical ICU (MICU) in the United States. PATIENTS: The study included a total of 127 MDRO-positive patients and 186 MDRO-negative patients...
October 12, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962969/emergence-of-multi-drug-resistant-organisms-mdros-causing-fournier-s-gangrene
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Laura Chia, Nancy F Crum-Cianflone
BACKGROUND: Fournier's gangrene is an uncommon but often devastating infection. There are few contemporary data on the risk factors and evolving microbiologic trends including drug-resistant organisms implicated in these life-threatening infections. METHODS: A retrospective study of Fournier's gangrene from 2006 to 2015 at a large academic hospital was conducted. Cases were identified using ICD codes (ICD-9: 608.83, V13.89; ICD-10: N49.3, Z87.438), and a review of medical, radiographic, and pathology records was performed to confirm each case...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960264/clinical-impact-of-colonization-with-multidrug-resistant-organisms-on-outcome-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Sebastian Scheich, Sarah Lindner, Rosalie Koenig, Claudia Reinheimer, Thomas A Wichelhaus, Michael Hogardt, Silke Besier, Volkhard A J Kempf, Johanna Kessel, Hans Martin, Anne C Wilke, Hubert Serve, Gesine Bug, Björn Steffen
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is a curative treatment option for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). During transplantation, patients undergo a period of severe neutropenia, which puts them at high risk for infectious complications. However, the impact of patient colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) on overall survival remains unclear. METHODS: In this retrospective, single-center study, the authors analyzed data from 264 patients with AML who underwent a first allo-HSCT between January 2006 and March 2016 at their institution...
September 28, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900004/network-of-microbial-and-antibiotic-interactions-drive-colonization-and-infection-with-multidrug-resistant-organisms
#19
Joyce Wang, Betsy Foxman, Lona Mody, Evan S Snitkin
The emergence and spread of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) across global healthcare networks poses a serious threat to hospitalized individuals. Strategies to limit the emergence and spread of MDROs include oversight to decrease selective pressure for MDROs by promoting appropriate antibiotic use via antibiotic stewardship programs. However, restricting the use of one antibiotic often requires a compensatory increase in the use of other antibiotics, which in turn selects for the emergence of different MDRO species...
September 26, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899445/microbial-disruption-indices-to-detect-colonization-with-multidrug-resistant-organisms
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Rafael Araos, Veronica Montgomery, Juan A Ugalde, Graham M Snyder, Erika M C D'Agata
OBJECTIVE To characterize the microbial disruption indices of hospitalized patients to predict colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). DESIGN A cross-sectional survey of the fecal microbiome was conducted in a tertiary referral, acute-care hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. PARTICIPANTS The study population consisted of adult patients hospitalized in general medical/surgical wards. METHODS Rectal swabs were obtained from patients within 48 hours of hospital admission and screened for MDRO colonization using conventional culture techniques...
September 13, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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