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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131641/retrospective-comparative-analysis-of-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device-infections-with-and-without-the-use-of-antibacterial-envelopes
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A Hassoun, E D Thottacherry, M Raja, M Scully, A Azarbal
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infections are associated with morbidity and mortality. Peri-operative systemic intravenous antibiotic prophylaxis reduces the rate of CIED infections. AIGISRx, a polymer envelope implanted with the CIED, releases minocycline and rifampin, and has been introduced to reduce infections. METHODS: Retrospective review of 184 patients who underwent CIED implantation was conducted. Ninety-two patients were implanted with an AIGISRx envelope (AIGISRx group) and 92 patients were not implanted with an AIGISRx envelope (control group)...
March 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114348/polymicrobial-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-fighting-in-vitro-candida-albicans-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilms-with-antifungal-antibacterial-combination-therapy
#2
Maria E Rodrigues, Susana P Lopes, Cláudia R Pereira, Nuno F Azevedo, Anália Lourenço, Mariana Henriques, Maria O Pereira
The polymicrobial nature of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is now evident, with mixed bacterial-fungal biofilms colonizing the VAP endotracheal tube (ETT) surface. The microbial interplay within this infection may contribute for enhanced pathogenesis and exert impact towards antimicrobial therapy. Consequently, the high mortality/morbidity rates associated to VAP and the worldwide increase in antibiotic resistance has promoted the search for novel therapeutic strategies to fight VAP polymicrobial infections...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903594/chronic-rhinosinusitis-and-the-evolving-understanding-of-microbial-ecology-in-chronic-inflammatory-mucosal-disease
#3
REVIEW
Michael Hoggard, Brett Wagner Mackenzie, Ravi Jain, Michael W Taylor, Kristi Biswas, Richard G Douglas
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) encompasses a heterogeneous group of debilitating chronic inflammatory sinonasal diseases. Despite considerable research, the etiology of CRS remains poorly understood, and debate on potential roles of microbial communities is unresolved. Modern culture-independent (molecular) techniques have vastly improved our understanding of the microbiology of the human body. Recent studies that better capture the full complexity of the microbial communities associated with CRS reintroduce the possible importance of the microbiota either as a direct driver of disease or as being potentially involved in its exacerbation...
January 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27121755/corticosteroids-for-managing-tuberculous-meningitis
#4
REVIEW
Kameshwar Prasad, Mamta B Singh, Hannah Ryan
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous meningitis is a serious form of tuberculosis (TB) that affects the meninges that cover a person's brain and spinal cord. It is associated with high death rates and with disability in people who survive. Corticosteroids have been used as an adjunct to antituberculous drugs to treat people with tuberculous meningitis, but their role has been controversial. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of corticosteroids as an adjunct to antituberculous treatment on death and severe disability in people with tuberculous meningitis...
April 28, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145060/tropical-medicine-international-health
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EDITORIAL
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February 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001191/purple-urine-bag-syndrome-case-report-for-streptoccocus-agalactiae-and-literature-review
#6
Klaus Nunes Ficher, Amanda Azevedo Neves de Araújo, Sandra Gomes de Barros Houly, Paulo Ricardo Gessolo Lins, Moacyr Silva, Aecio Flavio Teixeira de Góis
We report a case of purple urine bag syndrome, associated to Streptococcus agalactiae urinary tract infection, progressing to septic shock and death. We present a review of the literature on the subject and take the opportunity to attend readers about increasing incidence with population aging and its potential bad outcome.
December 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974412/clinical-and-pathophysiological-overview-of-acinetobacter-infections-a-century-of-challenges
#7
REVIEW
Darren Wong, Travis B Nielsen, Robert A Bonomo, Paul Pantapalangkoor, Brian Luna, Brad Spellberg
SUMMARYAcinetobacter is a complex genus, and historically, there has been confusion about the existence of multiple species. The species commonly cause nosocomial infections, predominantly aspiration pneumonia and catheter-associated bacteremia, but can also cause soft tissue and urinary tract infections. Community-acquired infections by Acinetobacter spp. are increasingly reported. Transmission of Acinetobacter and subsequent disease is facilitated by the organism's environmental tenacity, resistance to desiccation, and evasion of host immunity...
January 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139429/monalisa-a-grim-picture-of-listeriosis
#8
Matthijs C Brouwer, Diederik van de Beek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 27, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115606/teaching-video-neuroimages-candy-sign-the-clue-to-the-diagnosis-of-neurosyphilis
#9
João Pedro Marto, Cláudia Borbinha, Tânia Lampreia, Luísa Alves, Miguel Viana-Baptista
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994377/risk-factors-for-early-invasive-fungal-disease-in-critically-ill-patients
#10
Gurmeet Singh, Ceva Wicaksono Pitoyo, Dita Aditianingsih, Cleopas Martin Rumende
BACKGROUND: The incidence of invasive fungal disease (IFD) is increasing worldwide in the past two to three decades. Critically ill patients in Intensive Care Units are more vulnerable to fungal infection. Early detection and treatment are important to decrease morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to assess factors associated with early IFD in critically ill patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective cohort study was conducted in critically ill patients, from March to September 2015...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101501/classical-presentation-of-acute-pyelonephritis-in-a-case-of-brucellosis
#11
Wadha Alfouzan, Sara Al-Sahali, Hawra'a Sultan, Rita Dhar
Although Brucella species is known to affect almost all organs in humans, renal involvement presenting as acute pyelonephritis remains a rare entity in brucellosis. We report the case of a female patient who presented with symptoms of fever with chills, right loin pain and dysuria in the emergency room. Blood cultures drawn at the time of admission grew Brucella spp., but no organisms were isolated from urine culture although urinalysis data was indicative of urinary tract infection. Empiric therapy with piperacillin/tazobactam plus gentamicin relieved her symptoms...
May 2016: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108678/anti-tb-drug-concentrations-and-drug-associated-toxicities-among-tb-hiv-coinfected-patients
#12
C Sekaggya-Wiltshire, A von Braun, A U Scherrer, Y C Manabe, A Buzibye, D Muller, B Ledergerber, U Gutteck, N Corti, A Kambugu, P Byakika-Kibwika, M Lamorde, B Castelnuovo, J Fehr, M R Kamya
BACKGROUND: Toxicities due to anti-TB treatment frequently occur among TB/HIV-coinfected patients. OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between anti-TB drug concentrations and the occurrence of hepatotoxicity and peripheral neuropathy among TB/HIV-coinfected patients. METHODS: TB/HIV-coinfected patients were started on standard dose anti-TB treatment according to WHO guidelines. Anti-TB drug concentrations were measured using HPLC 1, 2 and 4 h after drug intake at 2, 8 and 24 weeks following initiation of TB treatment...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052781/inpatient-urine-cultures-are-frequently-performed-without-urinalysis-or-microscopy-findings-from-a-large-academic-medical-center
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Abigail L Carlson, Satish Munigala, Anthony J Russo, Kathleen M McMullen, Helen Wood, Ronald Jackups, David K Warren
OBJECTIVE To describe the frequency of urine cultures performed in inpatients without additional testing for pyuria DESIGN Retrospective cohort study SETTING A 1,250-bed academic tertiary referral center PATIENTS Hospitalized adults METHODS This study included urine cultures drawn on 4 medical and 2 surgical wards from 2009 to 2013 and in the medical and surgical intensive care units (ICUs) from 2012 to 2013. Patient and laboratory data were abstracted from the hospital's medical informatics database. We identified catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in the ICUs by routine infection prevention surveillance...
January 5, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038994/cutaneous-loxoscelism-extensive-nonulcerated-livedoid-plaque
#14
Natalie Torres, Monica Rueda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989986/emergence-of-candida-auris-an-international-call-to-arms
#15
EDITORIAL
Cornelius J Clancy, M Hong Nguyen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 20, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114931/procalcitonin-guided-diagnosis-and-antibiotic-stewardship-revisited
#16
REVIEW
Ramon Sager, Alexander Kutz, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
Several controlled clinical studies have evaluated the potential of the infection biomarker procalcitonin (PCT) to improve the diagnostic work-up of patients with bacterial infections and its influence on decisions regarding antibiotic therapy. Most research has focused on lower respiratory tract infections and critically ill sepsis patients. A clinical utility for PCT has also been found for patients with urinary tract infections, postoperative infections, meningitis, and patients with acute heart failure with possible superinfection (i...
January 24, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139432/clinical-features-and-prognostic-factors-of-listeriosis-the-monalisa-national-prospective-cohort-study
#17
Caroline Charlier, Élodie Perrodeau, Alexandre Leclercq, Benoît Cazenave, Benoît Pilmis, Benoît Henry, Amanda Lopes, Mylène M Maury, Alexandra Moura, François Goffinet, Hélène Bracq Dieye, Pierre Thouvenot, Marie-Noëlle Ungeheuer, Mathieu Tourdjman, Véronique Goulet, Henriette de Valk, Olivier Lortholary, Philippe Ravaud, Marc Lecuit
BACKGROUND: Listeriosis is a severe foodborne infection and a notifiable disease in France. We did a nationwide prospective study to characterise its clinical features and prognostic factors. METHODS: MONALISA was a national prospective observational cohort study. We enrolled eligible cases declared to the National Reference Center for Listeria (all microbiologically proven) between Nov 3, 2009, and July 31, 2013, in the context of mandatory reporting. The outcomes were analysis of clinical features, characterisation of Listeria isolates, and determination of predictors of 3-month mortality or persisting impairment using logistic regression...
January 28, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943261/efavirenz-or-nevirapine-in-three-drug-combination-therapy-with-two-nucleoside-or-nucleotide-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitors-for-initial-treatment-of-hiv-infection-in-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-individuals
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REVIEW
Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Sara Mursleen, James H Irlam, Alicen B Spaulding, George W Rutherford, Nandi Siegfried
BACKGROUND: The advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) has reduced the morbidity and mortality due to HIV infection. The World Health Organization (WHO) ART guidelines focus on three classes of antiretroviral drugs, namely nucleoside or nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI), non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTI) and protease inhibitors. Two of the most common medications given as first-line treatment are the NNRTIs, efavirenz (EFV) and nevirapine (NVP)...
10, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077581/redeploying-%C3%AE-lactams-against-staphylococcus-aureus-repurposing-with-a-purpose
#19
EDITORIAL
Arnold S Bayer, Yan Q Xiong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104075/challenges-in-infective-endocarditis
#20
REVIEW
Thomas J Cahill, Larry M Baddour, Gilbert Habib, Bruno Hoen, Erwan Salaun, Gosta B Pettersson, Hans Joachim Schäfers, Bernard D Prendergast
Infective endocarditis is defined by a focus of infection within the heart and is a feared disease across the field of cardiology. It is frequently acquired in the health care setting, and more than one-half of cases now occur in patients without known heart disease. Despite optimal care, mortality approaches 30% at 1 year. The challenges posed by infective endocarditis are significant. It is heterogeneous in etiology, clinical manifestations, and course. Staphylococcus aureus, which has become the predominant causative organism in the developed world, leads to an aggressive form of the disease, often in vulnerable or elderly patient populations...
January 24, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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