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Nine germs that can have disastrous outcomes, including septicaemia, meningitis and pneumonia, were identified in a study by the University of North Georgia.
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yar T Abstract Anatipestifer disease is a contagious disease caused by Riemerella anatipestifer, affecting primarily ducks, geese and turkeys, and characterised by listlessness, diarrhoea, sneezing, nasal discharge, and nervous signs. Sporadically, it occurs in a wide range of other domesticated and wild birds as well. The incidence and characteristics of the disease seen in the three main host species are summarised based on birds submitted for routine laboratory investigation in Hungary over the period 2010-2014. The infection was diagnosed in a higher percentage in geese (9.9%) and ducks (7.5%). It occurred in ...
Source: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Acta Vet Hung Source Type: research
ConclusionSerotype data from this study helped in accurate estimation of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine-13 and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine-23 protective coverage against serotypes causing IPD in India as 58.7% (95% CI: 53.8, 63.4) and 67.4% (95% CI: 62.7, 71.8) respectively. Penicillin non-susceptibility in meningeal IPD cases is 27.4%. Empirical therapy for meningeal IPD must be cephalosporin in combination with vancomycin since cefotaxime non-susceptibility in meningeal IPD is 9.9%
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusion Serotype data from this study helped in accurate estimation of PCV-13 and PPV-23 protective coverage against serotypes causing IPD in India as 58.7% (95% CI: 53.8, 63.4) and 67.4% (95% CI: 62.7, 71.8) respectively. Penicillin non-susceptibility in meningeal IPD cases is 27.4%. Empirical therapy for meningeal IPD must be cephalosporin in combination with vancomycin since cefotaxime non-susceptibility in meningeal IPD is 9.9%.
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Serotype data from this study helped in accurate estimation of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine-13 and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine-23 protective coverage against serotypes causing IPD in India as 58.7% (95% CI: 53.8, 63.4) and 67.4% (95% CI: 62.7, 71.8) respectively. Penicillin non-susceptibility in meningeal IPD cases is 27.4%. Empirical therapy for meningeal IPD must be cephalosporin in combination with vancomycin since cefotaxime non-susceptibility in meningeal IPD is 9.9. PMID: 29884448 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results of our study implies a possible capsular variations among the isolates and this may have an impact on capsular typing.
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
BACTERIAL infections can vary in severity, with septicaemia, pneumonia and meningitis causing serious symptoms.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Although invasive Hia disease can be found globally, the current epidemiological data suggest that this infection predominantly affects Indigenous communities in North America. The clinical disease of Hia and the clonal nature of the bacteria resemble that of Hib. The high incidence of invasive Hia disease in Indigenous communities, along with potential fatality and severe sequelae causing long-term disability in survivors, may support the development of a new Hia conjugate vaccine for protection against this infection similar in design to the one introduced in the 1990s to control invasive Hib disease. PM...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
This study examined the heart rate variability characteristics associated with early‐onset neonatal sepsis in a prospective, observational controlled study. MethodsEligible patients were full‐term neonates hospitalised with clinical signs that suggested early‐onset sepsis and a C‐reactive protein of>10 mg/L. Sepsis was considered proven in cases of symptomatic septicaemia, meningitis, pneumonia or enterocolitis. Heart rate variability parameters (n = 16) were assessed from five‐, 15‐ and 30‐minute stationary sequences automatically selected from electrocardiographic recordings performed at admission and co...
Source: Acta Paediatrica - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research
This study examined the heart rate variability characteristics associated with early onset neonatal sepsis in a prospective, observational controlled study. MethodsEligible patients were full‐term neonates hospitalised with clinical signs that suggested early onset sepsis and a C reactive protein of> 10 mg/L. Sepsis was considered proven in cases of symptomatic septicaemia, meningitis, pneumonia or enterocolitis. Heart rate variability parameters (n=16) were assessed from five, 15 and 30 minutes stationary sequences automatically selected from electrocardiographic recordings performed at admission and compared with a ...
Source: Acta Paediatrica - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is low quality evidence to suggest that planned early birth (with induction methods such as oxytocin or prostaglandins) reduces the risk of maternal infectious morbidity compared with expectant management for PROM at 37 weeks' gestation or later, without an apparent increased risk of caesarean section. Evidence was mainly downgraded due to the majority of studies contributing data having some serious design limitations, and for most outcomes estimates were imprecise.Although the 23 included trials in this review involved a large number of women and babies, the quality of the trials and evidence was not h...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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