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By Elvis Amao Internal Medicine , Cardiology and infectious diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510730/trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-versus-vancomycin-in-the-treatment-of-healthcare-ventilator-associated-mrsa-pneumonia-a-case-control-study
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Noa Eliakim-Raz, Moran Hellerman, Dafna Yahav, Jonathan Cohen, Ili Margalit, Sharon Fisher, Oren Zusman, Hila Shaked, Jihad Bishara
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May 16, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318778/stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-healthcare-associated-infections-identification-of-two-main-pathogenic-genetic-backgrounds
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C Corlouer, B Lamy, M Desroches, J Ramos-Vivas, E Mehiri-Zghal, O Lemenand, J-M Delarbre, J-W Decousser
BACKGROUND: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an opportunistic multi-drug-resistant bacterium responsible for healthcare-associated infections. Strategies for in-hospital infection control and management of carriers and environmental reservoirs remain controversial. AIM: To determine the population structure of S. maltophilia strains in hospitalized infected patients and to identify putative highly pathogenic subpopulations that require upgraded infection control measures...
June 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434629/does-appropriate-empiric-antibiotic-therapy-modify-intensive-care-unit-acquired-enterobacteriaceae-bacteraemia-mortality-and-discharge
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K B Pouwels, E Van Kleef, S Vansteelandt, R Batra, J D Edgeworth, T Smieszek, J V Robotham
BACKGROUND: Conflicting results have been found regarding outcomes of intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired Enterobacteriaceae bacteraemia and the potentially modifying effect of appropriate empiric antibiotic therapy. AIM: To evaluate these associations while adjusting for potential time-varying confounding using methods from the causal inference literature. METHODS: Patients who stayed more than two days in two general ICUs in England between 2002 and 2006 were included in this cohort study...
May 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449953/detection-of-colonization-by-carbapenem-resistant-organisms-by-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-from-rectal-swabs-in-patients-with-chronic-renal-disease
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T F T Rezende, A M Doi, M G Quiles, A C C Pignatari, S Manfrendi, C Grothe, M Taminato, D A Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant organism (CRO) colonization is a serious problem that increases the risk of infection and contributes to dissemination of antimicrobial resistance in healthcare-associated environments. The risk of acquisition and dissemination of CRO is high in chronic renal failure patients and the surveillance culture is recommended as a component of infection control programmes. AIM: To assess colonization by CRO, comparing phenotypic and molecular-based methods of diagnostics, in rectal swabs in a large population of chronic renal failure patients...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506711/screening-for-sepsis-in-general-hospitalized-patients-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
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REVIEW
L Alberto, A P Marshall, R Walker, L M Aitken
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a condition widely observed outside critical care areas. AIM: To examine the application of sepsis screening tools for early recognition of sepsis in general hospitalized patients to: (i) identify the accuracy of these tools; (ii) determine the outcomes associated with their implementation; and (iii) describe the implementation process. METHODS: A systematic review method was used. PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane, Scopus, Web of Science, and Embase databases were systematically searched for primary articles, published from January 1990 to June 2016, that investigated screening tools or alert mechanisms for early identification of sepsis in adult general hospitalized patients...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338486/congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-management-update
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Asma Khalil, Chrissie Jones, Yves Ville
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Until recently, management options in congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection have been either conservative or termination of pregnancy. However, medical therapies aimed at reducing the risk of infection and/or its severity have recently been investigated. RECENT FINDINGS: In a phase 2 open label, nonrandomized trial, valaciclovir (ValACV) was given to women carrying a CMV-infected fetus. ValACV was associated with a greater proportion of asymptomatic neonates when compared with a historical cohort (82 vs...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505028/cytomegalovirus-disease-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patients-current-and-future-therapeutic-options
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Shigeo Fuji, Hermann Einsele, Markus Kapp
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) has become one of the standard treatment for hematological diseases. Although the clinical outcome has improved significantly during the last decades, the morbidity and mortality after allo-HSCT are still obstacles to cure. Out of major morbidities, opportunistic virus infections such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection are important complications, in particular in patients who received human leukocyte antigen-mismatched HSCT...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509668/norepinephrine-in-septic-shock-when-and-how-much
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Olfa Hamzaoui, Thomas W L Scheeren, Jean-Louis Teboul
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Norepinephrine is the first-line agent recommended during resuscitation of septic shock to correct hypotension because of depressed vascular tone. Important clinical issues are the best timing to start norepinephrine, the optimal blood pressure target, and the best therapeutic options to face refractory hypotension of when high doses of norepinephrine are required to reach the target. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent literature has reported benefits of early administration of norepinephrine because of the following reasons: profound and durable hypotension is an independent factor of increased mortality, early administration of norepinephrine increases cardiac output, improves microcirculation and avoid fluid overload...
May 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514322/relationship-between-a-sepsis-intervention-bundle-and-in-hospital-mortality-among-hospitalized-patients-a-retrospective-analysis-of-real-world-data
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Priya A Prasad, Erica R Shea, Stephen Shiboski, Mary C Sullivan, Ralph Gonzales, David Shimabukuro
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a systemic response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Efforts have been made to develop evidence-based intervention bundles to identify and manage sepsis early in the course of the disease to decrease sepsis-related morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the relationship between a minimally invasive sepsis intervention bundle and in-hospital mortality using robust methods for observational data. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center among adult patients discharged between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2014, and who received a diagnosis of severe sepsis/septic shock (SS/SS)...
May 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513974/fecal-microbiota-transplantation-outcomes-in-immunocompetent-and-immunocompromised-patients-a-single-center-experience
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Sally Alrabaa, Ripal Jariwala, Kristen Zeitler, Jose Montero
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a major infectious disease focus for which fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been used with success in various patient populations. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of FMT in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients to review outcomes at our center, with a focus on identifying risk factors for FMT failure in solid organ transplant (SOT) patients. FMT was conducted using universal banked frozen stool via naso-duodenal tube in patients with recurrent CDI of 3 or more episodes per our institutional protocol...
May 17, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514703/bacterial-infections-and-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-liver-cirrhosis-prophylaxis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Damian Piotrowski, Anna Boroń-Kaczmarska
Infections are common among patients with liver cirrhosis. They occur more often in cirrhotic patient groups than in the general population and result in higher mortality. One reason for this phenomenon is bacterial translocation from the intestinal lumen that occurs as a consequence of intestinal bacterial overgrowth, increased permeability and decreased motility. The most common infections in cirrhotic patients are spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and urinary tract infections, followed by pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections...
May 14, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503282/skeletal-complications-of-brucellosis-a-study-of-464-cases-in-babol-iran
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Soheil Ebrahimpour, Masomeh Bayani, Zahra Moulana, Mohammad Reza Hasanjani Roushan
BACKGROUND: Skeletal complication of brucellosis is common in endemic region of brucellosis, but its frequency has not been clearly determined. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of skeletal complication in brucellosis patients in Babol, north of Iran. METHODS: From 2005-2015, 1252 cases of brucellosis were diagnosed at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Ayatollah Rouhani Teaching Hospital, in Babol, North of Iran. The diagnosis of brucellosis was established using serum agglutination test (SAT≥1/160), and 2-mercaptoethanol (2ME≥ 1/80) with clinical and epidemiological findings compatible with brucellosis...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503338/infrarenal-infected-aortic-aneurysm-caused-by-streptococcus-pyogenes
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Floryn Cherbanyk, Markus Menth, Bernhard Egger, Véronique Erard
Infectious aneurysm is a rare entity associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Current knowledge on pathogenesis, outcome, diagnosis, management, and follow-up remains debatable. We report the case of a patient with Streptococcus pyogenes aneurysm who was successfully treated with a homograft implant and discuss microbiological characteristics, diagnostic methods, and treatment options currently available for this serious disease.
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490579/bartonella-species-an-emerging-cause-of-blood-culture-negative-endocarditis
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REVIEW
Udoka Okaro, Anteneh Addisu, Beata Casanas, Burt Anderson
Since the reclassification of the genus Bartonella in 1993, the number of species has grown from 1 to 45 currently designated members. Likewise, the association of different Bartonella species with human disease continues to grow, as does the range of clinical presentations associated with these bacteria. Among these, blood-culture-negative endocarditis stands out as a common, often undiagnosed, clinical presentation of infection with several different Bartonella species. The limitations of laboratory tests resulting in this underdiagnosis of Bartonella endocarditis are discussed...
July 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490252/visceral-leishamiosis-in-immunocompromised-host-an-update-and-literature-review
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Pasquale Pagliano, Silvano Esposito
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a chronic infectious disease endemic in tropical and sub-tropical areas including the Mediterranean basin, caused by a group of protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania and transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies. Immunocompromised patients, in particular HIV positive, are considered at risk of VL. They report atypical signs and poor response to treatment due to impairment of T-helper and regulatory cells activity. Laboratory diagnosis is based on microscopy on bone marrow or spleen aspirates...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490724/infection-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-similarities-and-differences-with-lupus-flare
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REVIEW
Ju-Yang Jung, Chang-Hee Suh
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease with diverse manifestations, and its pathogenesis is unclear and complicated. Infection and SLE are similar in that they both cause inf lammatory reactions in the immune system; however, one functions to protect the body, whereas the other is activated to damage the body. Infection is known as one of the common trigger factors for SLE; there are a number of reports on infectious agents that provoke autoimmune response. Several viruses, bacteria, and protozoa were revealed to cause immune dysfunction by molecular mimicry, epitope spreading, and bystander activation...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483949/development-of-high-grade-daptomycin-resistance-in-corynebacterium-striatum-while-on-therapy
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Saira Ajmal, Omar Abu Saleh, Elena Beam
We report of a 62-year-old male with ischemic cardiomyopathy complicated by cardiogenic shock who underwent placement of a left-ventricular assist device (HeartMate II LVAD) in July 2013 as destination therapy.….
May 8, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478188/single-stage-revision-for-chronic-fungal-periprosthetic-joint-infection-an-average-of-5-years-of-follow-up
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Baochao Ji, Xiaogang Zhang, Boyong Xu, Wentao Guo, Wenbo Mu, Li Cao
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic infections caused by fungal pathogens are a rare entity, and there exist no definite guidelines according to which these infections can be successfully managed. In these situations, we wondered whether patients could be treated successfully for their fungal infections with single-stage revision. METHODS: A retrospective analysis between January 2004 and October 2014 included 11 patients (4 hips and 7 knees) with chronic fungal periprosthetic joint infection who underwent single-stage revision, including aggressive soft-tissue debridement, thorough removal of infected components and cement, pouring powdered vancomycin into the medullary cavity and direct intra-articular injection of fungus-sensitive antibiotics, and a reasonable combination of antifungal agents and antibacterial medications...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052623/prevention-and-treatment-of-variceal-haemorrhage-in-2017
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REVIEW
Felix Brunner, Annalisa Berzigotti, Jaime Bosch
Variceal haemorrhage is a major complication of portal hypertension that still causes high mortality in patients with cirrhosis. Improved knowledge of the pathophysiology of portal hypertension has recently led to a more comprehensive approach to prevent all the complications of this condition. Thus, optimal treatment of portal hypertension requires a strategy that takes into account the clinical stage of the disease and all the major variables that affect the risk of progression to the next stage and death...
January 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465825/investigation-of-antimicrobial-use-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-southern-punjab-pakistan-using-who-methodology
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Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Azeem, Anum Saqib, Shane Scahill
BACKGROUND: Globally, between 20 to 50% of antimicrobial consumption is inappropriate, causing significant impact on the quality of care, cost of therapy and incidence of adverse drug reactions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prescribing patterns and utilization of antimicrobials in ten selected wards at Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH), Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was designed using the World Health Organization (WHO) indicators for antimicrobial use...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
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