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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522577/shorter-leukocyte-telomere-length-is-associated-with-higher-risk-of-infections-a-prospective-study-of-75-309-individuals-from-the-general-population
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Jens Helby, Børge G Nordestgaard, Thomas Benfield, Stig E Bojesen
In the general population, older age is associated with short leukocyte telomere length and with high risk of infections. In a recent study of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for severe aplastic anemia, long donor leukocyte telomere length was associated with improved survival in the recipients. These findings suggest that leukocyte telomere length could possibly be a marker of immune competence. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that shorter leukocyte telomere length is associated with higher risk of infectious disease hospitalization and infection related death...
May 18, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507449/perirenal-fat-stranding-is-not-a-powerful-diagnostic-tool-for-acute-pyelonephritis
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Hirotaka Fukami, Yoichi Takeuchi, Saeko Kagaya, Yoshie Ojima, Ayako Saito, Hiroyuki Sato, Ken Matsuda, Tasuku Nagasawa
PURPOSE: Pyelonephritis, an upper urinary tract infection, is a serious infection that often requires hospitalization. However, the accurate diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis can be difficult, especially among older individuals who can present with unusual symptoms. Imaging with computed tomography (CT) is not unusual in the diagnosis of pyelonephritis, with some clinicians regarding perirenal fat stranding (PFS) as a characteristic finding. However, the sensitivity and specificity of PFS in diagnosing pyelonephritis are currently unknown...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480273/the-increase-in-hospitalizations-for-urinary-tract-infections-and-the-associated-costs-in-the-united-states-1998-2011
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Jacob E Simmering, Fan Tang, Joseph E Cavanaugh, Linnea A Polgreen, Philip M Polgreen
BACKGROUND: Outpatient therapies for urinary tract infections (UTIs) are becoming limited due to antimicrobial resistance. The purpose of this paper is to report how the incidence of hospitalizations for UTIs have varied over time in both men and women and across age groups. We also explore how the severity for UTI hospitalizations has changed and describe the seasonality of UTI hospitalizations. METHODS: Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, we compute a time-series of UTI incidence and subdivide the series by age and sex...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479203/updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-comparative-data-on-colposuspensions-pubovaginal-slings-and-midurethral-tapes-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-female-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Ferdinando Fusco, Mohamed Abdel-Fattah, Christopher R Chapple, Massimiliano Creta, Sabrina La Falce, David Waltregny, Giacomo Novara
CONTEXT: Retropubic (RP-TVT) and transobturator miurethral (TO-TVT) midurethral sling (MUS) are popular surgical treatments for female stress urinary incontinence. The long-term efficacy and safety of the procedures is still a topic of intense clinical research and several randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have been published in the last years OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of MUS compared with other surgical treatments for female stress urinary incontinence. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature was performed using the Medline, Scopus, and Web of Science databases to update our previously published analyses...
May 4, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473093/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-urinary-tract%C3%A2-infection-child
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Boaz K Karmazyn, Adina L Alazraki, Sudha A Anupindi, Molly E Dempsey, Jonathan R Dillman, Scott R Dorfman, Matthew D Garber, Sheila G Moore, Craig A Peters, Henry E Rice, Cynthia K Rigsby, Nabile M Safdar, Stephen F Simoneaux, Andrew T Trout, Sjirk J Westra, Sandra L Wootton-Gorges, Brian D Coley
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common in young children and may cause pyelonephritis and renal scarring. Long-term complications from renal scarring are low. The role of imaging is to evaluate for underlying urologic abnormalities and guide treatment. In neonates there is increased risk for underlying urologic abnormalities. Evaluation for vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) may be appropriate especially in boys because of higher prevalence of VUR and to exclude posterior urethral valve. In children older than 2 months with first episode of uncomplicated UTI, there is no clear benefit of prophylactic antibiotic...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466246/pathogenic-endoparasites-of-the-spotted-seatrout-cynoscion-nebulosus-patterns-of-infection-in-estuaries-of-south-carolina-usa
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Stephen A Arnott, Iva Dyková, William A Roumillat, Isaure de Buron
Six types of pathogenic endoparasites in an economically important fish, spotted seatrout Cynoscion nebulosus, were studied in order to test whether prevalence of infection and assemblage richness varied with season, host sex, host size, or host age. Fish were collected from South Carolina estuaries, USA, over 12 months (n = 216; total lengths 15-663 mm). They were screened histologically for presence of Henneguya cynoscioni (Myxozoa) and Cardicola spp. (Digenea) in the heart, Kudoa inornata (Myxozoa) in the skeletal muscle, Sinuolinea dimorpha (Myxozoa) in the urinary system, Ichthyophonus sp...
May 2, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465007/a-comparison-of-treatment-setting-for-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture-is-the-geriatric-ward-superior-to-conventional-orthopedic-hospitalization
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Tal Frenkel Rutenberg, Efrat Daglan, Snir Heller, Steven Velkes
INTRODUCTION: Hip fractures in the elderly are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The treatment settings of these patients may change their outcomes. The aim of this study is to compare the outcomes of patients with displaced femoral neck fractures who were admitted to the orthopedic vs. geriatric wards. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on 217 consecutive older patients with 219 displaced femoral neck fractures admitted either to the orthopedic or the geriatric ward between Jan...
April 25, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464828/analysis-of-patients-with-diabetes-and-complicated-intra-abdominal-infection-or-complicated-urinary-tract-infection-in-phase-3-trials-of-ceftolozane-tazobactam
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Myra W Popejoy, Jianmin Long, Jennifer A Huntington
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus and hyperglycemia are associated with increased susceptibility to bacterial infections and poor treatment outcomes. This post hoc evaluation of the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) and complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) aimed to evaluate baseline characteristics, efficacy, and safety in patients with and without diabetes treated with ceftolozane/tazobactam and comparators. Ceftolozane/tazobactam is an antibacterial with potent activity against Gram-negative pathogens and is approved for the treatment of cIAI (with metronidazole) and cUTI (including pyelonephritis)...
May 2, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457394/early-rehospitalization-post-kidney-transplant-due-to-infectious-complications-can-we-predict-the-patients-at-risk
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R Leal, H Pinto, A Galvão, L Rodrigues, L Santos, C Romãozinho, F Macário, R Alves, M Campos, A Mota, A Figueiredo
INTRODUCTION: Rehospitalization early post-kidney transplant is common and has a negative impact in morbidity, graft survival, and health costs. Infection is one the most common causes, and identifying the risk factors for early readmission due to infectious complications may guide a preventive program and improve outcome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence, characterize the population, and identify the risk factors associated with early readmission for infectious complications post-kidney transplantation...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452274/an-innovative-approach-to-hydration-for-a-patient-with-dementia
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Adam Beales
Nursing older people in acute settings involves the provision of complex care, including the maintenance of good hydration. Dehydration is a serious condition that may contribute to the development of pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, acute kidney injury and venous thromboembolism. If oral hydration methods are not successful, the alternatives are intravenous (IV) or subcutaneous fluid hydration therapy. These are invasive methods and may not be tolerated by all patients. This article uses a case study to explore an innovative approach to oral hydration...
April 28, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446177/the-susceptibility-to-fosfomycin-of-gram-negative-bacteria-isolates-from-urinary-tract-infection-in-the-czech-republic-data-from-a-unicentric-study
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Miroslav Fajfr, Miroslav Louda, Pavla Paterová, Lenka Ryšková, Jaroslav Pacovský, Josef Košina, Helena Žemličková, Miloš Broďák
BACKGROUND: Against a background of rapid increase of β-lactamase-producing or multi-resistant pathogenic bacteria and the resulting lack of effective antibiotic treatment, some older antibiotics have been tested for new therapeutic uses. One of these is fosfomycin, to which according to studies these resistant bacteria are very sensitive. Our study was designed because there is no data on the fosfomycin susceptibility rate in the Czech Republic. METHOD: In this study from January 2013 to June 2014 3295 unique isolates of Gram-negative bacteria which had caused urinary tract infections were examined...
April 26, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440855/accuracy-of-current-diagnostic-criteria-for-acute-bacterial-infection-in-older-adults-in-the-emergency-department
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Jeffrey M Caterino, Robert Leininger, David M Kline, Lauren T Southerland, Salman Khaliqdina, Christopher W Baugh, Daniel J Pallin, Kurt B Stevenson
OBJECTIVES: To compare the accuracy of the Loeb criteria, emergency department (ED) physicians' diagnoses, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for acute bacterial infection in older adults with a criterion standard expert review. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: Urban, tertiary-care ED. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 65 and older in the ED, excluding those who were incarcerated, underwent a trauma, did not speak English, or were unable to consent...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439032/inactivation-of-transcriptional-regulators-during-within-household-evolution-of-escherichia-coli
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Dagmara I Kisiela, Matthew Radey, Sandip Paul, Stephen Porter, Kseniya Polukhina, Veronika Tchesnokova, Sofiya Shevchenko, Diana Chan, Maliha Aziz, Timothy J Johnson, Lance B Price, James R Johnson, Evgeni V Sokurenko
We analyzed the within-household evolution of two household-associated Escherichia coli strains from pandemic clonal group ST131-H30, using isolates recovered from five individuals within two families, each of which had a distinct strain. Family 1's strain was represented by a urine isolate from the index patient (older sister) with recurrent cystitis, and a blood isolate from her younger sister with fatal urosepsis. Family 2's strain was represented by a urine isolate from the index patient (father) with pyelonephritis and renal abscesses, blood and kidney drainage isolates from the daughter with emphysematous pyelonephritis, and urine and fecal isolates from the mother with cystitis...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435789/aerococcus-urinae-an-emerging-cause-of-urinary-tract-infection-in-older-adults-with-multimorbidity-and-urologic-cancer
#14
Andrew Higgins, Tullika Garg
Aerococcus urinae is a rare organism isolated from urine cultures. We present a case of an 80 year-old male with bladder cancer and multimorbidity who developed A. urinae infection. A. urinae may cause simple and complicated UTIs, bacteremia, and endocarditis in older adults with multimorbidity, chronic urinary retention, or indwelling catheters. A. urinae treatment should employ penicillin, amoxicillin, and nitrofurantoin. Due to increasing antibiotic resistance, urine culture should include antibiotic susceptibility testing...
July 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425246/repeated-prevalence-studies-of-nosocomial-infections-in-one-university-hospital-in-serbia
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Milena Ilic, Ljiljana Markovic-Denic
BACKGROUND/AIM: Nosocomial infections occur worldwide and affect both developed and resource-poor countries. The aim of this paper was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for nosocomial infections in one Serbian hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three-point prevalence surveys were conducted in the Clinical Center of Kragujevac (1240 beds). The standard definitions for nosocomial infections of the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention were used. The authors conducted surveys according to the same protocol...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423388/a-national-study-of-the-effect-of-race-socioeconomic-status-and-gender-on-burn-outcomes
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Hala Bedri, Kathleen S Romanowski, Junlin Liao, Ghassan Al-Ramahi, Jason Heard, Thomas Granchi, Lucy Wibbenmeyer
Age, burn size, and inhalation injury are the major contributing variables related to burn mortality. While the female gender has been linked to higher mortality, the impact of socioeconomic status has not been well studied. The interplay between these three factors is also unknown. This study sought to clarify the effects of these variables on outcomes in a national sample of patients with burns. A retrospective review of 172,640 patient records of the National Burn Repository (version 8, 2002-2011) data was conducted...
May 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420014/-febrile-urinary-tract-infections-when-are-they-an-emergency
#17
Evi Comploj, Armin Pycha
Urinary tract infections should be suspected in every febrile infant until proven otherwise. While older children and adolescents mostly present with classical features such as dysuria, flank pain and/or abdominal pain, secondary enuresis or pollakiuria, diagnosing infants or newborns, who are incapable of describing or pinpointing pain, can be much more challenging. As such, an infection with gradual and subtle onset may result in fulminant disease and emergency situations. In children with urinary tract infections and known mechanical or functional obstructions of the urinary tract, adequate drainage of the infected urinary tract may be necessary (e...
February 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413649/hazardous-factors-besides-infection-in-hypoglycemia
#18
Yu-Jang Su, Yen-Chun Lai, Chia-Jung Liao
Hypoglycemia is one of the most common issues encountered in daily emergency practice. In addition to the treatment of hypoglycemia, certain other situations concomitant with hypoglycemia require further treatment. The aim of the present study was to compare demographic and clinical characteristics of infected [urinary tract infection (UTI), pneumonia or biliary tract infection (BTI)] vs. non-infected hypoglycemic patients to establish which hypoglycemic patients required further observation or hospitalization...
April 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398936/endogenous-glucocorticoid-response-to-single-dose-dexamethasone-for-croup-in-children-a-pharmacodynamic-study
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Natasha Gill, Natalie Sirizzotti, David Johnson, Gary Joubert, Andrew S Kucey, Alvin Tieu, Brad L Urquhart, Melanie Columbus, Rodrick Lim, Michael Rieder, Shruti Mehrotra, Emily D Hartjes, Naveen Poonai
OBJECTIVES: Dexamethasone is associated with adrenal insufficiency in adults and children with chronic disease. This association has not been studied after single-dose oral dexamethasone, the standard of care for children with croup. We hypothesized that single-dose oral dexamethasone in children with croup is associated with a transient decrease in endogenous glucocorticoids. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, 2-arm, pharmacodynamic study of single-dose oral dexamethasone 0...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396182/safety-of-mesh-use-in-vaginal-cystocele-repair-analysis-of-national-patient-characteristics-and-complications
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Marissa C Theofanides, Ifeanyi Onyeji, Justin Matulay, Wilson Sui, Maxwell James, Doreen E Chung
PURPOSE: The use of mesh in vaginal cystocele repair has declined. We analyzed the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) database to compare outcomes of repairs with and without mesh. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Current Procedural Terminology was used to identify patients undergoing cystocele repair with and without mesh from 2006-2013. Patient characteristics and complications were analyzed. RESULTS: 6,849 patients were identified...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Urology
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