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Nocardia is a rare opportunistic agent, which may affect immunocompromised individuals causing lung infections and exceptionally infective endocarditis (IE). There are few reports of IE caused by Nocardia sp., usually involving biological prostheses but rarely in natural valves. Its accurate microbiological identification may be hampered by the similarity with Rhodococcus equi and Corynebacterium spp. Here we report a case of native mitral valve IE caused by this agent in which the clinical absence of response to vancomycin and the suggestion of Nocardia sp. by histology pointed to the misdiagnosis of Corynebacterium spp. in blood cultures. The histological morphology can advise on the need for expansion of cultivation time and use of extra microbiological procedures that lead to the differential diagnosis with Corynebacterium spp. and other agents, which is essential to establish timely specific treatment, especially in immunocompromised patients.
Data from two consecutive prevention of HIV mother-to-child transmission programs were compared: the ANRS 1201/1202 Ditrame-Plus cohort (2001-2005) and the pooled data of the ANRS 049a Ditrame randomized trial and its following open-labeled cohort (1995-2000), used as a reference group. HIV-infected pregnant women > or = 32-36 weeks of gestation were offered a short-course peri-partum antiretroviral prophylaxis (ZDV in Ditrame, and ZDV +/- 3TC+single-dose (sd) NVP in Ditrame-Plus). Neonatal prophylaxis was provided in Ditrame-Plus only: 7-day ZDV and sdNVP 48-72 h after birth. A 6-week pediatric HIV-RNA diagnosis was provided on-line in the Ditrame-Plus while it was only oriented on clinical symptoms in Ditrame. Six-week HIV-infected children received a daily cotrimoxazole prophylaxis in Ditrame-Plus while no prophylaxis was provided in Ditrame. The determinants of severe events (death or hospitalization > 1 day) were assessed in a Cox regression model.
For diagnosis of PCP, use of PCR technologies, when combined with less-invasive patient specimens such as expectorated or induced sputum, represent more cost-effective options than any diagnostic procedure using BAL, or chest x-ray alone.
The authors describe the case of a fifty-nine-year-old white man, previously in good health, who initiated his present illness with acute episode of enterocolitis characterized by mild fever and, in the next eight hours, twenty-four episodes of watery diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, as well as generalized sweating and severe weakness secondary to hypovolemia and electrolyte disorder. These complications were corrected in seventy-two hours in the intensive care unit. Two days later, when the patient was stable hemodynamically, under cardiac monitoring and with normal laboratory studies including serum electrolytes, he developed electrocardiographic changes characterized by trifascicular block (prolonged P-R interval, complete right bundle branch block [CRBBB] and left posterior hemiblock [LPH]) with a cardiac rate of thirty beats per minute, for which a temporary pacemaker was inserted. Endomyocardial biopsy showed histopathologic signs of myocarditis and the immunologic study of the cardiac tissue revealed positive polymerize chain reaction (PCR+) with the presence of antitoxine choleric antibodies (AcTCA). After three weeks, the same conduction disturbances remained, for which a permanent pacemaker was inserted. On top of intravenous fluid replacement and electrolyte supplements, the patient was managed with tetracycline 2 g a day for one week and sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim 800/160 mg a day for two weeks. The purpose of this study is to present a rare and very well-documented myocarditis by cholera in a patient with enteric disease, in whom several cardiac complications occurred.
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There are few data on antibiotic-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Uganda. A total of 191 healthy children in Kampala, Uganda were screened for nasopharyngeal carriage of S. pneumoniae; 118 (62%) of the children were carriers. Antimicrobial susceptibility and serotype of 115 strains was determined. Ninety-six (83.5%) of the isolates were of intermediate resistance to penicillin and 19 (16.5%) were susceptible. All strains were susceptible to cefotaxime. The rates of resistance to other drugs were trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole (83.5%), tetracycline (28.7%) and chloramphenicol (10.4%). All strains were susceptible to rifampicin, erythromycin and clindamycin. Serogroups 6, 9, 14, 19 and 23 accounted for 80% of the isolates. These data show that the rate of carriage of antibiotic-resistant pneumococci by children is high in Kampala, Uganda.
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To report a retrospective, 11-year study of cases of actinomycetomas caused by Nocardia spp., treated with amoxicillin-clavulanate (co-amoxiclav).
OBJECTIVE To identify the common serotypes and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Salmonella spp. associated with diarrhoea in Australian dairy calves under the age of 6 weeks. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS Faecal samples were collected from outbreaks of diarrhoea in dairy and dairy beef calves less than 6 weeks old. Samples were screened for Salmonella using standard enrichment culture techniques. The antimicrobial susceptibility to 12 commonly used veterinary and human antimicrobials was assessed using the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method and the susceptibility profiles of dairy and dairy beef properties were compared using Fisher's exact test. RESULTS Salmonella ser. Dublin, S. ser. Typhimurium and S. ser. Bovismorbificans were the three most common salmonella serotypes isolated. The majority of properties had one serotype. Most of the Salmonella isolates were not resistant to any of the antimicrobials tested. No resistance was seen to amikacin and nalidixic acid, and only one isolate was resistant to ceftiofur or amoxicillin-clavulanic acid. The most common antimicrobial resistance was to streptomycin, ampicillin or combination sulfonamides. Multi-drug resistance was detected in S. ser. Anatum, S. ser. Bovismorbificans, S. ser. Muenster, S. ser. Newport and S. ser. Typhimurium. Isolates from dairy beef properties were more likely to be resistant to ampicillin, kanamycin, neomycin, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim and tetracycline (P < 0.05) and were more likely to exhibit multi-drug resistance. CONCLUSION The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella isolates from dairy calves in Australia is low compared with that reported overseas. From a human health perspective, resistance to antimicrobials used in the treatment of human salmonellosis was infrequent.
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Acanthamoeba-related cerebral abscess and encephalitis are rare but usually fatal, being caused by free-living amoebic infections usually occurring in immunocompromised patients. In patients receiving transplants, a literature review showed that the infection is universally fatal. The diagnosis is often missed despite appropriate investigations including lumbar puncture, computerized tomography, and brain biopsy. We present the first reported liver transplant patient with Acanthamoeba cerebral abscess. The diagnosis was made in brain tissue removed at decompressive frontal lobectomy. He was successfully treated with a 3-month course of co-trimoxazole and rifampicin. There was no recurrence of the disease after 11 years of follow-up.
A retrospective cohort study using TB registers in 4 TB/HIV treatment centres (1 public and 3 faith-based) for patients diagnosed with TB between January 2006 and December 2007 to identify predictors of the outcomes; HIV testing/serostatus, ART and CPT enrollment and factors that influenced their enrollment between public and faith-based hospitals.
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Mycoplasma have been suggested as co-factors in the pathogenesis of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The prevalence of urethral infection by Mycoplasma genitalium was determined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with urethral swabs from 35 HIV-infected patients at different stages of the disease (all of them were heterosexual men). M genitalium was detected in 2 out of 19 non-AIDS (stage A and B) patients and in a similar proportion (1 out of 14; 7.1%) of samples from healthy individuals. A dramatic increase in the frequency of M. genitalium detection was observed in samples of AIDS (stage C) patients. In fact, 9 out of 16 (56.2%) specimens tested positive by PCR. We found no association in AIDS patients between M. genitalium infection and CD4 count, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) p24 antigenemia or opportunistic infection.
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Kinesin-like calmodulin-binding protein, KCBP, is a novel member of the C-kinesin superfamily first discovered in flowering plants. This minus-end-directed kinesin exhibits Ca(2+)-calmodulin-sensitive motor activity in vitro and has been implicated in trichome morphogenesis and cell division. A homologue of KCBP is also found in the unicellular, biflagellate green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (CrKCBP). Unlike plant cells, Chlamydomonas cells do not form trichomes and do not assemble a phragmoplast before cell division. To test whether CrKCBP is involved in additional microtubule-based processes not observed in plants, we generated antibodies against the putative calmodulin-binding domain and used these antibodies in biochemical and localization studies. In interphase cells CrKCBP primarily localizes near the base of the flagella, although surprisingly, a small fraction also localizes along the length of the flagella. CrKCBP is bound to isolated axonemes in an ATP-dependent fashion and is not a component of the dynein arms, radial spokes or central apparatus. During mitosis, CrKCBP appears concentrated at the centrosomes during prophase and metaphase. However, during telophase and cytokinesis CrKCBP co-localizes with the microtubules associated with the phycoplast. These studies implicate CrKCBP in flagellar functions as well as cell division.
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We describe a case of nosocomial maternal transmission of Bordetella pertussis to a very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) neonate in whom treatment was unsuccessful. This case underscores the need for rapid and sensitive PCR diagnosis in VLBW neonates and in parents with clinical signs of pertussis and suggests that standard treatment may not be appropriate for VLBW neonates.
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Antibiotics are drugs used for treatment of infections caused by bacteria. Misuse and overuse of these drugs have contributed to phenomena known as antibiotic resistance. In this research, the antimicrobial resistance of the Shigella has been determined. This descriptive research analyzed registered laboratory data of patients referred to Fatemeh Zahra Hospital of the Bushehr, Iran. Shigella was isolated from their cultured sample from the year 2002-2008. In this study, the total of 121 registered Shigella collected from 2002-2008 were analyzed. There were 62 cases of S. sonnei, 46 cases of S. flexneri, eight cases of S. boydii and five cases of S. dysenteriae among them. Furthermore, two cases of Shigella sonnei were collected from the blood and the rest from the watery stools of the infected patients. The following is the resistance pattern of these organisms; to ciprofloxacin, 4.25%; ceftizoxime, 8.62%; nalidixic acid, 12.12%; co-trimoxazole, 86.13% and to tetracycline, 93.02%. Results ofantibiogram showed that highest rate of drug resistance belongs to tetracycline and co-trimoxazole and the lowest belongs to ciprofloxacin and ceftizoxime. One of the important issue for clinicians, now a day is drug resistance of microorganisms. This phenomenon is increasing due to some factors such as improper use of antibiotics and irrational prescribing. These factors lead to development of new drug resistant species.
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20 ml of co-trimoxazole solution deposited in a newly inserted PEG catheter is at least as effective as cefuroxime prophylaxis given intravenously before PEG at preventing wound infections in patients undergoing PEG. Trial registration Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN18677736.
In this pilot trial, 18 patients participated in an investigation in which the combined therapy of co-trimoxazole and roxithromycin in late Lyme borreliosis was tested. The study has been performed as a result of earlier case reports in "The Lancet" where this combination has been used successfully in order to thwart late Lyme disease. The authors show that 76% of the patients recovered completely. In 2 patients, symptoms could be resolved with i.v. penicillin and 2 did not respond to any antibiotic therapy. These results show that oral therapy of co-trimoxazole and roxithromycin in combination provides similar results as i.v. antibiotics in earlier studies.
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In patients with chronic obstructive airway disease, the elimination half-lives of tetroxoprim (TXP) and sulfadiazine (SDZ) were found to be 8.6-9.0 h and 7.9-8.5 h, respectively, after administration of a single dose. The corresponding values for trimethoprim (TMP) and sulfamethoxazole (SMZ) were found to be 13.7 and 15.7 h, respectively. In the case of therapeutic multiple dosing, TMP and SMZ accumulate in patients' serum (tau = 12 h). Over a 10-day period of investigation, the serum levels measured were used to calculate half-life values of 12.9 h for TMP and 10.7 h for SMZ. Under the conditions of steady state, half-lives of 5.0 and 5.6 h were calculated for TXP and SDZ, respectively, which in the case of TXP might be explained kinetically. Due to the parallel change in the elimination-rate constants, no accumulation of TXP and SDZ in patients' serum (tau = 12 h) can occur.
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The proportion of desired responses (ie, not reordering the alert-triggering drug within 10 minutes of firing) was 57.2% (111 of 194 hard stop alerts) in the intervention group and 13.5% (20 of 148) in the control group (adjusted odds ratio, 0.12; 95% confidence interval, 0.045-0.33). However, the study was terminated early because of 4 unintended consequences identified among patients in the intervention group: a delay of treatment with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in 2 patients and a delay of treatment with warfarin in another 2 patients.
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Co-trimoxazole or norfloxacin were randomly administered to 44 granulocytopenic children with malignancies in order to prevent bacterial infections. Although more patients in the co-trimoxazole group had febrile episodes (p less than 0.01), the mean of febrile days and the mean of days with systemic antibiotics did not differ significantly in the two groups. Five patients in the co-trimoxazole group had a microbiologically documented infection (four with septicemia) due to Escherichia coli (n = 2), Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus sp. There were four septicemic episodes in the norfloxacin group due to P. aeruginosa, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus mitis and Streptococcus faecalis. Compliance was good during administration of both drugs. No signs or symptoms of arthropathy were seen in the norfloxacin group. The number of gram-negative bacilli resistant to co-trimoxazole isolated from stools significantly increased during prophylaxis with co-trimoxazole (p less than 0.001). Norfloxacin did not select resistant strains and was very active in eradicating gram-negative bacilli from stools (27.5% of positive cultures).
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To evaluate the current prevalence of the three clonal groups O25b:H4-B2-ST131, O15:H1-D-ST393 and CGA-D-ST69 (where ST stands for sequence type) among Escherichia coli isolates causing extraintestinal infections in Spain and to characterize their virulence background, 500 consecutive non-duplicate E. coli isolates causing extraintestinal infections were analysed.
The authors a case with uveoretinal toxoplasmosis, in a immunocompetent patient. There are some discussions about treatment and evolution in such cases.
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Nine percent (73/810) of medical admissions were found to have renal impairment (CrCl ≤ 59 ml/min). There were 372 prescription entries for 73 patients with renal impairment. Dose adjustment was required in 31 % (115/372) of prescription entries and fifty eight (51 %) prescription entries requiring dose adjustment were found to be inappropriate. Of 73 patients, 54 patient received ≥ 1 drug that required dose adjustment (median 2; range 1-6). Fifteen (28 %) patients had all of their drugs appropriately adjusted while twenty two (41 %) patients had some drugs appropriately adjusted, and seventeen (31 %) of patients had no drugs appropriately adjusted. No patients were documented to have received dialysis.
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In the last decade, the Streptococcus pneumoniae population has changed, mainly due to the abuse of antibiotics. The aim of this study was to determine the genetic structure of 144 S. pneumonia serotype 14 isolates collected from children with acute respiratory infections during 1997-2012 in China.
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Human brucellosis can be managed with different therapeutic measures. The present study compares the therapeutic efficacy of the classical treatment with streptomycin, doxicyclin and cotrimoxazole, every one of the treatment regimes being applied to 19 patients with acute brucellosis. The results do not demonstrate an advantage of the new association over the classical treatment. Relapses, time elapsed until the patient was afebrile and drug tolerance were similar for both treatments. The classical treatment has a lower cost but the new association implies more patient comfort because the number of pills to be ingested daily is reduced to less than half, a fact that could make it the treatment of choice.
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In this prospective, single-institution, randomized clinical trial, 107 children with hydrocephalus and an indication for shunting were randomly assigned to prophylaxis with ceftriaxone (n = 50) or SXT (55), each administered as a single dose during anesthesia and two divided doses postoperatively. Patients were followed up for at least one year.
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Members of the Colorado chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Colorado Academy of Family Medicine were surveyed with the use of two hypothetical case management scenarios for which they were asked to indicate which International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Medicaid codes they would use. Physicians were presented with two case scenarios (one involving a persistent asymptomatic middle ear effusion and the second involving recurrent otitis media) and were asked to choose from a variety of management options, including observation, antibiotic therapy, decongestants, corticosteroids, antibiotic prophylaxis, and referral for ventilation tube surgery.
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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an emerging nosocomial pathogen in HSCT recipients, both in the early neutropenic phase and in the non-neutropenic phase. It is commonly associated with the presence and manipulation of an indwelling CVC. Removal of the CVC in addition to appropriate antibiotic therapy (TMP-SMX) is crucial for infection control.
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Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is a rare disease among paediatric patients. Chronic otitis media with or without facial nerve dysfunction is a known manifestation of the disease among adults. A case of a 15-year-old boy with WG, whose initial symptoms were acute otitis media and facial nerve paralysis, is presented. The otorhinolaryngological manifestations, as well as diagnostic and current treatment modalities in paediatric patients with WG, are discussed.
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A 47-year-old man presented with a history of fever, chills and weight loss for 3 months. He had been treated for diabetes mellitus during the past 3 years. He developed high fever with abnormal liver function tests. Both Widal and Weil-Felix reactions were negative with normal roentgenogram of the chest. His anti-HIV tests were positive. The cultures from the blood and sputum yielded pure Sphingobacterium multivorum sensitive to sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim, chloramphenicol, tetracycline, cefotaxime, ceftazidine and ceftriaxone. On the next day, the patient developed signs and symptoms of meningitis with the CSF containing chronic and acute inflammatory cells but revealed no growth on culture. The patient was treated with a combination of ceftriazone and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole but he died on the 6th day after admission. This patient was the fifth reported case infected with S.multivorum. It illustrates that this potentially pathogenic organism can cause septicemia in an immunodeficient patient.
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A retrospective review was performed of the charts and radiographs of patients with a granulomatous reaction to P carinii identified from computerised pathology records at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a university affiliated tertiary care hospital.
A 21-year-old European male patient presented with a penile sore of two months' duration. Donovan bodies were detected in a tissue smear from the lesion, which healed after treatment with co-trimoxazole. Sclerosing granuloma inguinale was diagnosed.
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HIV-infected adults - who are stable on ART and stop prophylactic CTX - experience more malaria than those that continue, but this difference is less than has been reported in previous trials. Few participants had severe malaria. Further research might be useful in identifying groups that can safely stop CTX prophylaxis.
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The baseline characteristics in the 2 study groups were similar. There were no differences in the risk for having at least 1 pyelonephritis episode between the intervention and control groups. At the end of follow-up, the presence of renal scars was the same in children with and without antibiotic prophylaxis.