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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424831/-recurrent-and-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-prophylaxis-and-prevention
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H Piechota
Urinay tract infection (UTI) as one of the most frequent bacterial infections in humans is of utmost relevance. Because of the rising prevalence of antimicrobial resistance, urinalysis should always include urine culture and a resistogram in order to avoid an unspecific selection and overuse of antibiotics. Prevention of recurrent UTI must first of all rule out predisposing uropathogenic conditions. Nowadays, a great variety of drugs, behavioral, and supportive treatment options can effectively minimize UTI recurrence...
April 19, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413207/rate-of-active-helicobacter-pylori-infection-among-symptomatic-patients-of-pakistan
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F Rasheed, A Yameen, T Ahmad, R Bilal
Only few epidemiological studies have examined the rate of active H. pylori infection in the symptomatic population in Pakistan. This retrospective study presents the laboratory data collected during the past 13 years (2002 to 2015) from 2315 symptomatic patients referred to the BreathMAT Lab, Nuclear Medicine, Oncology and Radiotherapy Institute, Islamabad for the diagnosis of active H. pylori infection using the (13)C Urea Breath Test. Rate of infection and its association with gender and age were evaluated...
April 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410572/incidence-of-infection-following-internal-fixation-of-open-and-closed-tibia-fractures-in-india-infiniti-a-multi-centre-observational-cohort-study
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Prakash Doshi, Hitesh Gopalan, Sheila Sprague, Chetan Pradhan, Sunil Kulkarni, Mohit Bhandari
BACKGROUND: Trauma is a major public health problem, particularly in India due to the country's rapid urbanization. Tibia fractures are a common and often complicated injury that is at risk of infection following surgical fixation. The primary objectives of this cohort study were to determine the incidence of infection within one year of surgery and to describe the distribution of infections by location and time of diagnosis for tibia fractures in India. METHODS: We conducted a multi-center, prospective cohort study...
April 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405868/droplet-based-non-faradaic-impedance-sensors-for-assessment-of-susceptibility-of-escherichia-coli-to-ampicillin-in-60-min
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Aida Ebrahimi, Muhammad A Alam
Direct antibiotic susceptibility tests (AST) are essential for rapid detection of bacterial infection and administration of appropriate antibiotics. Conventional AST systems are usually slow as they rely on cell growth for an indirect assessment of antibiotics' effectiveness. Therefore, a faster method is desirable, especially for emergency cases. In this work, we studied the performance of label-free, droplet-based impedance sensors for rapid characterization of the effects of ampicillin (Amp) on Escherichia coli...
June 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403766/controversies-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-community-acquired-pneumonia
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REVIEW
Sarah Sparham, Patrick Gp Charles
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common condition; however, it appears to be overdiagnosed. Diagnosing CAP too frequently may be adding to the problems of overuse of antibiotics, such as bacterial resistance in the community and greater costs and complications in individuals. Data support that most patients with non-severe CAP can be treated for 3-5 days; however, most patients with CAP are receiving much longer courses of therapy. Macrolides such as azithromycin have the potential to prolong the QT interval, although large population studies show that this does not appear to result in excess cardiac mortality...
April 17, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399946/impact-of-a-multifaceted-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-a-front-line-ownership-driven-quality-improvement-project-in-a-large-urban-emergency-department
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Adam Jonathan Kaufman, Janine McCready, Jeff Powis
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic overuse has promoted growing rates of antimicrobial resistance and secondary antibiotic-associated infections such as Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) are effective in reducing antimicrobial use in the inpatient setting; however, the unique environment of the emergency department (ED) lends itself to challenges for successful implementation. Front-line ownership (FLO) methodology has been shown to be a potentially effective strategy for the implementation of inpatient ASPs through an iterative multi-pronged approach driven by front-line providers...
April 12, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388301/procalcitonin-biomarker-algorithm-reduces-antibiotic-prescriptions-duration-of-therapy-and-costs-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-comparison-in-the-netherlands-germany-and-the-united-kingdom
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Marloes E van der Maas, Gertjan Mantjes, Lotte M G Steuten
Antibiotics are often recommended as treatment for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations. However, not all COPD exacerbations are caused by bacterial infections and there is consequently considerable misuse and overuse of antibiotics among patients with COPD. This poses a severe burden on healthcare resources such as increased risk of developing antibiotic resistance. The biomarker procalcitonin (PCT) displays specificity to distinguish bacterial inflammations from nonbacterial inflammations and may therefore help to rationalize antibiotic prescriptions...
April 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386253/current-and-potential-treatments-for-reducing-campylobacter-colonization-in-animal-hosts-and-disease-in-humans
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REVIEW
Tylor J Johnson, Janette M Shank, Jeremiah G Johnson
Campylobacter jejuni is the leading cause of bacteria-derived gastroenteritis worldwide. In the developed world, Campylobacter is usually acquired by consuming under-cooked poultry, while in the developing world it is often obtained through drinking contaminated water. Once consumed, the bacteria adhere to the intestinal epithelium or mucus layer, causing toxin-mediated inhibition of fluid reabsorption from the intestine and invasion-induced inflammation and diarrhea. Traditionally, severe or prolonged cases of campylobacteriosis have been treated with antibiotics; however, overuse of these antibiotics has led to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378802/histones-from-avian-erythrocytes-exhibit-antibiofilm-activity-against-methicillin-sensitive-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Megan Rose-Martel, Garima Kulshreshtha, Nahom Ahferom Berhane, Joelle Jodoin, Maxwell T Hincke
Staphylococcus aureus, a human pathogen associated with many illnesses and post-surgical infections, can resist treatment due to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains and through biofilm formation. The current treatments for chronic biofilm infections are antibiotics and/or surgical removal of the contaminated medical device. Due to higher morbidity and mortality rates associated with overuse/misuse of antibiotics, alternate treatments are essential. This study reports the antibiofilm activity of avian erythrocyte histones against methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377653/clinical-and-radiological-evaluation-of-turmeric-powder-as-a-pulpotomy-medicament-in-primary-teeth-an-in-vivo-study
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Rajiv N Purohit, Manohar Bhatt, Kanchan Purohit, Jitendra Acharya, Rajesh Kumar, Rakesh Garg
Many plants with biological and antimicrobiological properties have been studied since there has been a relevant increase in the incidence of antibiotic overuse and misuse. In dentistry, phytomedicines have been used as anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, analgesic, and sedative agents. Turmeric is used extensively in foods for its flavor and color, as well as having a long tradition of use in the Chinese and Ayurvedic systems of medicine, particularly as an anti-inflammatory and for the treatment of flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, hematuria, hemorrhage, and colic...
January 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369756/the-antibiotic-prescribing-pathway-for-presumed-urinary-tract-infections-in-nursing-home-residents
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Christine E Kistler, Sheryl Zimmerman, Kezia Scales, Kimberly Ward, David Weber, David Reed, Mallory McClester, Philip D Sloane
OBJECTIVES: Due to the high rates of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for presumed urinary tract infections (UTIs) in nursing home (NH) residents, we sought to examine the antibiotic prescribing pathway and the extent to which it agrees with the Loeb criteria; findings can suggest strategies for antibiotic stewardship. METHODS: Chart review of 260 randomly-selected cases from 247 NH residents treated with an antibiotic for a presumed UTI in 31 NHs in North Carolina...
March 28, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362938/the-use-of-noncarbapenem-%C3%AE-lactams-for-the-treatment-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-infections
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Pranita D Tamma, Jesus Rodriguez-Bano
The continued rise in infections caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing pathogens is recognized globally as one of the most pressing concerns facing the healthcare community. Carbapenems are widely regarded as the antibiotics of choice for the treatment of ESBL-producing infections, even when in vitro activity to other β-lactams has been demonstrated. However, indiscriminant carbapenem use is not without consequence, and carbapenem overuse has contributed to the emergence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356302/impact-of-introduction-of-rapid-diagnostic-tests-for-malaria-on-antibiotic-prescribing-analysis-of-observational-and-randomised-studies-in-public-and-private-healthcare-settings
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Heidi Hopkins, Katia J Bruxvoort, Matthew E Cairns, Clare I R Chandler, Baptiste Leurent, Evelyn K Ansah, Frank Baiden, Kimberly A Baltzell, Anders Björkman, Helen E D Burchett, Siân E Clarke, Deborah D DiLiberto, Kristina Elfving, Catherine Goodman, Kristian S Hansen, S Patrick Kachur, Sham Lal, David G Lalloo, Toby Leslie, Pascal Magnussen, Lindsay Mangham Jefferies, Andreas Mårtensson, Ismail Mayan, Anthony K Mbonye, Mwinyi I Msellem, Obinna E Onwujekwe, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Hugh Reyburn, Mark W Rowland, Delér Shakely, Lasse S Vestergaard, Jayne Webster, Virginia L Wiseman, Shunmay Yeung, David Schellenberg, Sarah G Staedke, Christopher J M Whitty
Objectives To examine the impact of use of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria on prescribing of antimicrobials, specifically antibiotics, for acute febrile illness in Africa and Asia.Design Analysisof nine preselected linked and codesigned observational and randomised studies (eight cluster or individually randomised trials and one observational study).Setting Public and private healthcare settings, 2007-13, in Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda.Participants 522 480 children and adults with acute febrile illness...
March 29, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353075/oral-microbiome-and-nitric-oxide-the-missing-link-in-the-management-of-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
Nathan S Bryan, Gena Tribble, Nikola Angelov
Having high blood pressure puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the USA and worldwide. One out of every three Americans has hypertension, and it is estimated that despite aggressive treatment with medications, only about half of those medicated have managed blood pressure. Recent discoveries of the oral microbiome that reduces inorganic nitrate to nitrite and nitric oxide provide a new therapeutic target for the management of hypertension. The presence or absence of select and specific bacteria may determine steady-state blood pressure levels...
April 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352160/prospective-study-on-the-overuse-of-blood-test-guided-antibiotics-on-patients-with-acute-diarrhea-in-primary-hospitals-of-china
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Xinghui Liu, Xueke Tong, Liyin Jin, Minghao Ha, Feng Cao, Fengxia Xu, Yongbin Chi, Denghai Zhang, Limin Xu
BACKGROUND: Overuse with antibiotics in the treatment of infectious diseases has become a central focus of public health over the years. The aim of this study was to provide an up-to-date evaluation of the blood test-guided antibiotic use on patients with acute diarrhea in primary hospitals of China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 330 patients with acute diarrhea in Shanghai, People's Republic of China, from March 2013 to February 2016...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350870/bacterial-clonal-diagnostics-as-a-tool-for-evidence-based-empiric-antibiotic-selection
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Veronika Tchesnokova, Hovhannes Avagyan, Elena Rechkina, Diana Chan, Mariya Muradova, Helen Ghirmai Haile, Matthew Radey, Scott Weissman, Kim Riddell, Delia Scholes, James R Johnson, Evgeni V Sokurenko
Despite the known clonal distribution of antibiotic resistance in many bacteria, empiric (pre-culture) antibiotic selection still relies heavily on species-level cumulative antibiograms, resulting in overuse of broad-spectrum agents and excessive antibiotic/pathogen mismatch. Urinary tract infections (UTIs), which account for a large share of antibiotic use, are caused predominantly by Escherichia coli, a highly clonal pathogen. In an observational clinical cohort study of urgent care patients with suspected UTI, we assessed the potential for E...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344486/antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-organophosphorus-poisoning-a-study-of-health-and-economic-outcomes
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Asim Priyendu, K E Vandana, Nilima, Muralidhar Varma, Nishitha Prabhu, Alsha Abdul Rahim, Anantha Naik Nagappa
Objective: Organophosphorus poisoning (OPP) is a major concern for developing countries. There are no guidelines for the prophylactic use of antibiotics in the management of OPP which in such critical cases might add to the economic burden of the patients as well as antibiotic resistance. We compared the health and economic outcomes in patients prescribed with prophylactic antibiotics with respect to the patients not prescribed with any antibiotics. Methods: A retrospective observational study was carried out for two years for patients admitted to ICU with OPP...
March 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335438/the-food-production-environment-and-the-development-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-human-pathogens-of-animal-origin
#18
REVIEW
Manjusha Lekshmi, Parvathi Ammini, Sanath Kumar, Manuel F Varela
Food-borne pathogens are a serious human health concern worldwide, and the emergence of antibiotic-resistant food pathogens has further confounded this problem. Once-highly-efficacious antibiotics are gradually becoming ineffective against many important pathogens, resulting in severe treatment crises. Among several reasons for the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance, their overuse in animal food production systems for purposes other than treatment of infections is prominent. Many pathogens of animals are zoonotic, and therefore any development of resistance in pathogens associated with food animals can spread to humans through the food chain...
March 14, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302056/antibiotic-overuse-for-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-in-sri-lanka-a-qualitative-study-of-outpatients-and-their-physicians
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L Gayani Tillekeratne, Champica K Bodinayake, Thushani Dabrera, Ajith Nagahawatte, Wasantha Kodikara Arachchi, Anoji Sooriyaarachchi, Kearsley Stewart, Melissa Watt, Truls Østbye, Christopher W Woods
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) are a common reason for antibiotic overuse worldwide. We previously showed that over 80% of outpatients presenting to a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka with influenza-like illness received antibiotic prescriptions, although almost half were later confirmed to have influenza. The purpose of this qualitative study was to assess Sri Lankan patients' and physicians' attitudes towards ARTI diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 50 outpatients with ARTIs and five physicians in the Outpatient Department (OPD) at a large, public tertiary care hospital in southern Sri Lanka...
March 16, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301615/topical-approaches-to-improve-surgical-outcomes-and-wound-healing-a-review-of-efficacy-and-safety
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Kristin Totoraitis, Joel L Cohen, Adam Friedman
<p>Surgical procedures are an important piece of a dermatologist's daily practice. Therefore, the optimization of post-surgical wound healing is an area of utmost importance and interest. Although low risk, one notable barrier to proper wound healing is surgical site infection.</p> <p>In an attempt to mitigate this risk and improve surgical outcomes, multiple topical products continue to be used both pre- and postprocedure. Traditionally, this includes both topical antibiotics and antiseptics...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
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