Safety Practice Violations ID'd in Septic Arthritis Outbreak

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 -- Breaches of recommended infection prevention practices have been identified in an outbreak of septic arthritis cases after intra-articular injections performed in a private outpatient facility, according to a report...
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In conclusion, using a simple, fast, and inexpensive detection method, such as LAMP, especially in endemic regions or in an outbreak to control spreading of pathogens, is very important for public health.
Source: Journal of Microbiological Methods - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Body mass index, LTS, and MTS angles were associated with ACL injury risk and BMI + MTS + LTS together revealed the greatest effect on ACL injury. PMID: 31427857 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord Source Type: research
ConclusionsGBS ST283 is widespread in Southeast Asia, where it accounts for a large proportion of bacteraemic GBS, and causes disease and economic loss in aquaculture. If human ST283 is fishborne, as in the Singapore outbreak, then GBS sepsis in Thailand and Lao PDR is predominantly a foodborne disease. However, whether transmission is from aquaculture to humans, orvice versa, or involves an unidentified reservoir remains unknown. Creation of cross-border collaborations in human and animal health are needed to complete the epidemiological picture.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2018Source: Journal of Comparative Pathology, Volume 164Author(s): D. Walker, J. Gibbons, J.D. Harris, C.S. Taylor, C. Scott, G.K. Paterson, L.R. MorrisonSummaryYersinia pseudotuberculosis and Yersiniaenterocolitica are ubiquitous pathogens with wildlife and domestic animal reservoirs. Outbreaks of ‘non-plague’ yersiniosis in man and non-human primates are reported frequently (including zoological specimens and research breeding colonies) and are usually characterized by enteritis, mesenteric lymphadenitis and occasionally organ abscessation. In people, non-septic reactive arthrit...
Source: Journal of Comparative Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
We report a case of a successful dual kidney transplant from a deceased donor with infective endocarditis and disseminated infection with the same strain of S agalactiae and we review the current literature.
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Works: Case Reports Source Type: research
Abstract On March 6, 2017, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) was notified of three cases of septic arthritis in patients who had received intra-articular injections for osteoarthritic knee pain at a private outpatient practice. The practice voluntarily closed the next day. NJDOH, in conjunction with the local health department and the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, conducted an investigation and identified 41 cases of septic arthritis associated with intra-articular injections administered during 250 patient visits at the same practice, including 30 (73%) patients who required surgery. Bacterial ...
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WE would like to report an outbreak of lameness in a herd of beef cattle which appears identical to the syndrome known in North American feedlot yards as toe-tip necrosis syndrome (TTNS) (Greenough 2007, Gyan and others 2015). Gyan and others (2015) describe the syndrome as typically affecting the hindfeet of weaned beef calves within days/weeks of processing and arrival on feedlots. The condition has a low incidence of between 0.01 per cent to 1.3 per cent, but affected calves are severely lame due to infection of the apical corium, distal tip of the pedal bone (toe-tip necrosis [TTN]) and associated complications, includ...
Source: Veterinary Record - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
Abstract Diphtheria is a debilitating disease caused by toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae strains and has been effectively controlled by the toxoid vaccine, yet several recent outbreaks have been reported across the globe. Moreover, non-toxigenic C. diphtheriae strains are emerging as a major global health concern by causing severe pharyngitis and tonsillitis, endocarditis, septic arthritis and osteomyelitis. Molecular epidemiological investigations suggest the existence of outbreak-associated clones with multiple genotypes circulating around the world. Evolution and pathogenesis appears to be driven by recomb...
Source: Infection, Genetics and Evolution - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Infect Genet Evol Source Type: research
This study also identified risk factors indicative of transmission and provides a record of patients views on sexual-health messaging. Bacteremia due to Pasteurella dagmatis acquired from a dog bite, with a review of systemic infections and challenges in laboratory identificationPasteurella dagmatis, a Gram-negative coccobacillus, has been isolated from both dogs and cats as normal flora. It is also a fairly new species for many clinicians because it is a pathogen in human infections. The authors present a case of bacteremia in a 74-year-old man that was caused by P dagmatis. A comparison of other reported cases of bactere...
Source: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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