Libya: Migrants and Refugees Suffering from Disease and Malnutrition in Detention Centers

Field newsLibya: Migrants and Refugees Suffering from Disease and Malnutrition in Detention CentersMay 19, 2017In Libya, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to provide lifesaving and primary health care to refugees and migrants detained in the capital Tripoli.During the first quarter of 2017, more than 4,000 medical consultations took place in seven different detention centers nominally under the control of the Directorate for Combating Illegal Migration (DCIM). Around 1,300 people in detention were treated every month via mobile clinics for conditions including skin disease, diarrheal disease, respiratory tract infections, and urinary tract infections.
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Publication date: Available online 22 September 2018Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Carlos Jiménez-Rámila, Lorena López-Cerero, Ma Valle Aguilar Martín, Consuelo Vera Martín, Lara Serrano, Álvaro Pascual, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño.AbstractWe studied the prevalence and risk factors for colonization with ESBL-and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E, CPE) in 815 mothers and 800 newborns using a cross-sectional design; 59 women and 13 neonates were colonized by ESBL-E (prevalence [95% confidence interval], 6.7% [5.2-8.7] and 1.6 [0.7-2.5],...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
AbstractAs urinary tract infection (UTI) pathogens originate from the gut, we hypothesized that the gut environment reflected by intestinal microbiome influences the risk of UTI. Our prospective case-control study compared the intestinal microbiomes of 37 children with a febrile UTI with those of 69 healthy children. We sequenced the regions of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene and used the LefSe algorithm to calculate the size of the linear discriminant analysis (LDA) effect. We measured fecal lactoferrin and iron concentrations and quantitative PCR forEscherichia coli. At the phylum level, there were no significant differences...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
In conclusion, this study (i) establishes the direct gene regulon and an MrpJ consensus binding site and (ii) led to the discovery of new virulence genes in P. mirabilis UTI, which could be targeted for therapeutic intervention of CAUTI.
Source: Infection and Immunity - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Bacterial Infections Source Type: research
A cell phone app and lab kit has been developed that enable a smartphone to ID bacteria from patients anywhere in the world in about an hour.
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Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most prevalent infections in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). Numerous studies have described the problem of inadequate UTI diagnosis and treatment. We assessed the ro...
Source: BMC Geriatrics - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conclusions: BNO 1045 has the potential to reduce outpatient use of ABs for uUTIs and thus may have a significant impact on antimicrobial stewardship strategies. Trial registration: NCT02639520, EudraCT number 2013-004529-99.Urol Int
Source: Urologia Internationalis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The presence of co-morbidities or complication related to BPH leads to specifics of care that should not be ignored urologists. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 5 consensus d'experts. PMID: 30220535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research
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Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism and Toxicology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
This rapid review with practice recommendations on the treatment and prevention of recurrent lower urinary tract infections in women is timely as the number of women affected by this condition, especially the older group, is rapidly growing in all of our practices. The authors should be congratulated for their large and detailed search of the best available literature on this topic and for offering a succinct algorithm of the favored alternatives for rUTI prevention and treatment. Notably, a quick glance at reference 3 pointing out the lack of consensus in the definition of rUTIs, and at the quality rating (AMSTAR 2) colum...
Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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