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Basoli Antonio - - 2008
Severe secondary peritonitis is diagnosed in only 20-30% of all patients, but studies to date have persisted in using a standard fixed duration of antibiotic therapy. This prospective, double-blind, multicenter, randomized clinical study compared the clinical and bacteriological efficacy and tolerability of ertapenem (1 g/day) 3 days (group I) vs ...
Onlen Yusuf - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to investigate the activity of the propolis and its combinations with mupirocin against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in nasal carriage. METHODS: This study was carried out between June and August 2005. To infect nares of the rabbits, MRSA (ATCC 33591) strain was ...
Rahman Ateequr - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the clinical outcome of patients receiving topical ciprofloxacin 0.3%/dexamethasone 0.1% (CD) otic suspension with that of those receiving polymyxin B/neomycin/ hydrocortisone (PNH) otic suspension for the treatment of acute otitis externa (AOE). METHODS: Data from 2 institutional review board-approved, multicenter, observer-masked, parallel-group, randomized, noninferiority ...
Kallweit Ulf - - 2007
Infection of an intrathecal pump system is a rare but serious complication and usually leads to the removal of the pump. The authors report the first case of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) meningitis in a patient with such a pump successfully treated with linezolid without the need for removal of ...
Yellin Albert E - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Ertapenem, a group I carbapenem antibiotic, has been shown to be safe and effective in treating adults with complicated intra-abdominal (cIAI) or acute pelvic infection (API). This study evaluated ertapenem for treating these infections in children. METHODS: In an open-label study, children aged 2 to 17 years with cIAI ...
Trottier Vincent - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Multi-drug resistant (MDR) organisms in intensive care units (ICUs) are a growing concern. The emergence of several infections with MDR Acinetobacter baumannii prompted a review of cases and evaluation of the efficacy of intervention. OBJECTIVE: To determine the rate of clinical cure, the incidence of drug resistance, and the ...
Mergenhagen Kari A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To report a positive outcome in a patient treated with daptomycin for left-sided endocarditis associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) subsequent to vancomycin-induced neutropenia. CASE SUMMARY: A 55-year-old African American male was diagnosed with left-sided endocarditis, brain abscesses, and septic arthritis due to community-acquired MRSA. He began treatment with ...
Yilmaz Aygen - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present paper was to investigate the effects of vitamin A supplementation on recurrent lower urinary tract infections (RUTI). METHODS: Twenty-four patients with non-complicated RUTI were included in a placebo-controlled, double-blinded study. Twelve patients received a single dose of 200,000 IU vitamin A in addition to ...
Olesevich Max - - 2007
PURPOSE: Our objective is to describe the changing incidence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) and its treatment within East Tennessee. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 245 patients treated with incision and drainage of soft tissue infections from March 2000 to September 2005 was completed. Consent was obtained from ...
Azamfirei Leonard - - 2007
We present a case of severe optic neuropathy following linezolid treatment, which led to complete irreversible blindness, in a patient with progressive muscular dystrophy, treated with linezolid for 16 days for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia. Interruption of antibiotic therapy did not lead to remission of ocular symptoms. Administration of ...
Malla T - - 2007
To evaluate the clinical and laboratory properties, to see the response to therapy, incidence of antimicrobial resistance and complications of Enteric Fever in children. This is a retrospective study of 82 cases of enteric fever admitted in department of pediatrics, Manipal Teaching hospital, Pokhara, Nepal. Study period was six years ...
Shen Bo - - 2007
PURPOSE: Management of chronic refractory pouchitis, a common cause for pouch failure with pouch resection or diversion, is often challenging. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of a combination therapy of ciprofloxacin and tinidazole in patients with chronic refractory pouchitis compared with mesalamine therapy. ...
Haq A I - - 2007
Nosocomial MRSA infection has become an important healthcare issue. We present 6 cases of MRSA enteritis, acquired following bowel surgery and ileostomy formation. The data set was obtained from the experience of one consultant surgeon over 6 years in one medical centre. The clinical features and course of six patients ...
Falagas Matthew E - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Rifampin has been used for the eradication of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) colonization in various populations of healthy and sick people. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the evidence from randomized and nonrandomized controlled trials that compared the effectiveness and safety of a rifampin-based regimen with another regimen ...
Hassoun Ali - - 2007
Clostridium difficile is a gram-positive, anaerobic, spore-forming, rod-shaped bacterium responsible for most of the hospital-acquired diarrhea in developed countries. The organism received its name because it was difficult to isolate and grow in culture. Infections in the elderly have been associated with significant morbidity and mortality as well as prolonged ...
Grados Franck - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To develop recommendations about identifying the causative organism, obtaining imaging studies, and selecting pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments in adults with pyogenic discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis (PDVO). METHODS: A rheumatologist and an infectiologist drafted recommendations based on their personal experience and a review of studies in English or French retrieved ...
Al-Nammari Shafic S - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Septic arthritis is an orthopaedic emergency and Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is the number one cause. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is increasing in incidence but how it differs from methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) septic arthritis is unclear. Our aim was to delineate the differences in clinical features and ...
Kwon Ki Tae - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of imipenem resistance on the mortality rate among patients with Acinetobacter bacteraemia. METHODS: A retrospective, pairwise-matched (1:1), risk-adjusted (age, Pitt bacteraemia score) cohort study was performed at three tertiary care hospitals in Korea from January 2000 to June 2005. RESULTS: Forty patients with imipenem non-susceptible ...
Daver Naval G - - 2007
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that regimens with an early switch to oral antibiotics are as effective as prolonged parenteral regimens for staphylococcal osteomyelitis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of adult patients with osteomyelitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus as determined by sterile site cultures, who had at least 6 months of follow-up ...
Kassar Mohamad - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The brief period of neutropenia and limited nonmarrow toxicity after high-dose melphalan (HDM) provide a rationale for outpatient treatment. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Our experience with HDM (140-200 mg/m(2)) in 90 consecutive transplant episodes was retrospectively reviewed. Most patients were treated in an outpatient setting. Patients without a primary ...
Pullukcu Husnu - - 2007
Fosfomycin tromethamine (FT) is effective in vitro in extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli strains. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of FT in the treatment of ESBL-producing E. coli-related lower urinary tract infection. All patients were aged >18; had dysuria or problems with frequency or ...
Chuchalin Alexander - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Chronic infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) causes progressive deterioration in lung function. The purpose of this trial was to assess the efficacy and tolerability of a tobramycin highly concentrated solution for inhalation (TSI) [300mg/4mL; Bramitob when added to other antipseudomonal therapies in ...
Simor Andrew E - - 2007
Eradication of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage may reduce the risk of MRSA infection and prevent transmission of the organism to other patients. To determine the efficacy of decolonization therapy, patients colonized with MRSA were randomized (3:1 allocation) to receive treatment (2% chlorhexidine gluconate washes and 2% mupirocin ointment intranasally, ...
Stryjewski Martin E - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Because of its ease of dosing, vancomycin is commonly used to treat methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia in patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis. Clinical outcomes resulting from such a therapeutic strategy have not been well defined. METHODS: We prospectively identified patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis who received a diagnosis of MSSA ...
Das I - - 2007
There has been a persistent increase in the number of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and meticillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteraemia in the UK. This prospective study included 147 episodes of S. aureus bacteraemia in 139 patients over a 14 month period, from 1 November 2001 to 31 December 2002. Eighty-seven ...
Fish Douglas N - - 2006
Meropenem is a broad-spectrum carbapenem antibiotic with excellent activity against many pathogens associated with complicated skin and soft tissue infections (cSSTIs). At least three studies have shown meropenem to have good clinical efficacy and to be well tolerated in the treatment of cSSTIs. Two open-label studies compared meropenem 500 mg ...
Ariffin Hany - - 2006
AIM: Empirical therapy for children with febrile neutropenia has traditionally consisted of combination antibiotics, usually a beta-lactam and an aminoglycoside. However, recent trends and international guidelines have now made monotherapy a feasible option in the management of this group of patients. We prospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety of cefepime ...
Canete Roberto R Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology Centre, Matanzas City, - - 2006
To compare the efficacy and safety of five days apostrophe therapy of mebendazole (MBZ) versus quinacrine (QC) on human giardiasis in children. A clinical trial was carried out in paediatric patients (aged 5-15 years) with confirmed symptomatic G. duodenalis mono-infection. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either MBZ [200 mg ...
Stanford Edward - - 2007
The objective of this paper was to establish whether patients with confirmed painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis (PBS/IC) presenting with symptoms of UTI have actual bacteriuria vs a flare of their PBS/IC symptoms. One hundred and six (n = 106) consecutive female patients (mean age 39.8 +/- 14 years) with newly ...
Rao Nalini - - 2006
Daptomycin is an option for prosthetic joint infection (PJI) because it is bactericidal against gram-positive bacteria, including multiple-resistant isolates, and active against stationary-phase bacteria in biofilm present on implants. To evaluate its possible utility, we prospectively monitored 12 adults with gram-positive PJI who were not candidates for vancomycin. Pathogens included ...
Macchi A - - 2006
A total of 102 patients with recurrent upper respiratory tract infections underwent microbiological exploration with appropriate sampling and direct biopsies of the infected sites. Therapy was then started and on day 1 each patient received two intramuscular injections of thiamphenicol glycinate acetylcysteinate (TGA). From day 2 to 10 sequential therapy ...
Embil John M JM Department of Medcicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. - - 2006
Osteomyelitis in the foot of a diabetic individual is a common complication of peripheral neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, and infection. Operative facilities and home intravenous antibiotic therapy programs may not be available in remote or rural communities. Limited data are available regarding the treatment results of oral antimicrobial therapy, with ...
Ikeuchi Hiroki H Second Department of Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663-8501, Japan. - - 2006
We experienced a very rare case of ulcerative colitis (UC) accompanied with analogous lesions in the stomach, duodenum, and ileal J-pouch. Ileal J-pouch anal anastomosis was performed on a 29-year old woman in 1996. Six years later, she was admitted again to our hospital because of epigastralgia, nausea, watery diarrhea ...
McNulty C A M - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether patients with an uncomplicated community-acquired urinary tract infection (UTI) and an isolate resistant to trimethoprim had worse clinical outcomes following empirical treatment with trimethoprim 200 mg twice daily for 3 days than did those with a susceptible isolate. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort ...
Morimoto Yoshinari - - 2006
This study investigated factors associated with the onset of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection among patients with head and neck cancer who underwent radical reconstructive surgery. The study group consisted of 103 patients who underwent radical reconstructive surgery between January 1994 to December 2002. They were divided into two groups ...
Linden Peter K - - 2006
The spectrum of available therapeutic options has become drastically narrowed in recent years, particularly for nosocomial multidrug-resistant gram-negative pathogens. This therapeutic void has created a resurgence of interest in colistin. In 5 published series since 1999, clinical response rates for pneumonia due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Acinetobacter baumannii treated with ...
Lau William K - - 2006
The purpose of this randomized, multicenter, open-label study was to compare the continuous infusion of piperacillin-tazobactam with the standard intermittent infusion in 262 hospitalized patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections. Within 1 day of surgical intervention, eligible patients were randomized (1:1) to piperacillin-tazobactam 12 g/1.5 g administered continuously over 24 h ...
Fowler Vance G VG - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Alternative therapies for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditis are needed. METHODS: We randomly assigned 124 patients with S. aureus bacteremia with or without endocarditis to receive 6 mg of daptomycin intravenously per kilogram of body weight daily and 122 to receive initial low-dose gentamicin plus either an antistaphylococcal penicillin ...
Senneville Eric - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Linezolid is an oxazolidinone agent which is apparently well designed for treating chronic osteomyelitis, but data on effectiveness and tolerability as prolonged therapy is currently lacking. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness and tolerability of linezolid in the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis. METHODS: The ...
Bow E J - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The empirical treatment of febrile, neutropenic patients with cancer requires antibacterial regimens active against both gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens. This study was performed to demonstrate the noninferiority of monotherapy with piperacillin-tazobactam, compared with cefepime. METHODS: We conducted a randomized-controlled, open-label, multicenter clinical trial among high-risk patients from 34 university-affiliated ...
Blairon L - - 2006
The incidence of anaerobic bacteraemia was studied retrospectively over 62 months at Mont-Godinne University Hospital, Yvoir, Belgium. The distribution of organisms, clinical presentations, choice of antimicrobial therapy and clinical outcome were analysed. The proportion of positive blood cultures yielding obligate anaerobes was 3.3%. The overall incidence of clinically significant anaerobic ...
Nabhan Zeina M - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), and to determine whether there was a correlation between UTIs and the timing and type of genital surgery in girls. STUDY DESIGN: Medical records of patients with CAH < or = 15 years ...
Ta C N - - 2006
PURPOSE: To determine whether a 3-day application of ofloxacin results in the selection of fluoroquinolone-resistant conjunctival coagulase-negative Staphylococcus. DESIGN: Prospective randomized trial. METHODS: Patients scheduled for ocular surgery were randomized to a control (89 eyes) or study group (70 eyes). The study group received topical ofloxacin (0.3%) four times a ...
Dela Pena Arturo S - - 2006
Complicated intra-abdominal infections usually mandate prompt surgical intervention supplemented by appropriate antimicrobial therapy. The aim of this study was to demonstrate that ertapenem was not inferior to piperacillin-tazobactam for the treatment of community-acquired intra-abdominal infections. A randomized open-label active-comparator clinical trial was conducted at 48 medical centers on four continents ...
Wilson J - - 2006
National guidelines state that in patients undergoing operations the site of the procedure should be marked. In clinical practice the same marker is used repeatedly. We are not aware of any investigation regarding the theoretical risk of transferring organisms such as methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA) between patients by a skin ...
Bishop Emma - - 2006
We assessed the toxicity and clinical outcomes associated with linezolid therapy (mean duration, 29+/-28 days; range, 8 to 185 days) in 44 patients with serious gram-positive infections. Although a clinical cure was achieved in 73% of the cases, 28/44 (64%) had adverse reactions (thrombocytopenia, n=13; anemia, n=7; gastrointestinal, n=12; peripheral ...
Loinaz C - - 2006
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Bacterial infections (BI) are frequent after intestinal transplantation (ITx). Bacteremia, intraabdominal and respiratory infections are the leading forms. The objective of this study is to analyze the occurrence, determinants and outcome of BI. METHODOLOGY: One hundred and twenty-four patients with ITx (39 isolated, 33 liver-intestine, 63 multivisceral). Only major ...
Viscoli C - - 2006
Combination therapy with a beta-lactam plus an aminoglycoside has been the standard approach for treating febrile neutropenia for many years. More recently, beta-lactam monotherapy has also been shown to be a reliable and safe approach. In the present study, 763 eligible patients with fever and neutropenia received piperacillin-tazobactam monotherapy. On ...
de Pauw B E - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Sensitivity analyses were incorporated in a Phase III study of caspofungin vs. liposomal amphotericin B as empirical antifungal therapy for febrile neutropenic patients to determine the impact of varying definitions of fever resolution on response rates. METHODS: The primary analysis used a 5-part composite endpoint: resolution of any baseline ...
Joshi Manjari - - 2006
This randomized, double-blind, multicenter study compared the efficacy and safety of piperacillin/tazobactam (P/T) and imipenem/cilastatin (IMP), both in combination with an aminoglycoside, in hospitalized patients with acute nosocomial pneumonia (NP). Patients with acute NP, defined as pneumonia with symptoms > or = 48 h after admission or < or =7 ...
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