Microbial diversity of bioaerosol inside sports facilities and antibiotic resistance of isolated Staphylococcus spp.
AbstractIn the modern world, healthy habits and physical and mental fitness are more important than ever. A growing number of people participate in sports to improve their overall health. However, the conditions in which people exercise are seldom examined. It is obvious that the air in buildings, including sports facilities, can be contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms, causing infections and allergies. Our study was aimed at assessing microbial air quality inside several sports facilities (fitness room, martial arts room, swimming pool, sports hall, gym) and at a sports field. Another objective was to evaluate the antibiotic resistance of isolatedStaphylococcus strains. Air samples were collected with MAS-100 sampler, using selective substrates. Antibiotic resistance of mannitol-positive staphylococci was assessed using a disk diffusion method in accordance with EUCAST recommendations. The results indicated large fluctuations in average concentrations of heterotrophic bacteria, ranging from 38 CFU m−3 (swimming pool) to 1036 CFU m−3 (sports hall). Generally, bacteria were more abundant inside the buildings, while fungi in the sports field (658 CFU m−3 on average). In all facilities, airborne fungal communities were dominated by the genusCladosporium, followed byPenicillium,Fusarium andAcremonium.Alternaria andAureobasidium constituted only a small percentage of isolated molds. We recorded only low concentrations of ma...
Hello all, I have a question I'm not sure about the answer or where to post on the forum. Patient is going to have knee replacement and has penicillin allergy, although he is stable on cephalexin. What would be the best antibiotic to use peri-operatively? Choice of antibiotics: cefazolin, vancomycin, clindamycin. I was thinking cefazolin because it's a 1st gen like cephalexin, but a friend argued for vancomycin. What do you guys think?
CONCLUSIONS: A positive medical history, especially of mothers and cEo, seem to be predictive in screening for the onset of allergic diseases. PMID: 31951684 [PubMed - in process]
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Hey guys, had a patient with sulfa/sulfonamides allergy who I dispensed Meloxicam. Pt states that sulfa is in meloxicam structure so she is having anaphylactic reaction due to taking Meloxicam 8 hours earlier I checked Lexicom/Clinical pharmacology, and I just cant find it being as contraindication... Of course, pt is threatening to go to a hospital/sue/etc... Am I overlooking it as a contraindication? Can you guys double check me?
This study aimed to identify the phenotype and immunologic findings in Korean children with barley allergy. METHODS: Forty-two participants with a history of ingesting barley who underwent serum specific immunoglobulin E to barley (barley-sIgE) assay at the Department of Pediatrics in Ajou Medical Center were enrolled through a retrospective analysis of medical records from March 2008 to February 2018. The demographic characteristics, symptoms, and immunologic parameters of the patients were assessed. RESULTS: Twenty subjects presented with clinical barley allergy (B-allergic group), and 22 were atopic controls w...
CONCLUSIONS: All patients with a suspected contact allergy should receive a guideline-based patch test at an early stage. Targeted patch testing identifies clinically relevant allergens and provides suggestions for further systematic investigations. PMID: 31950209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This article reviews the clinical applications for macrolide and doxycycline use in CRS, considerations for dosing and duration of treatment, and important side effects and drug interactions ass ociated with these medications.
This article reviews primary immunodeficiencies contributing to chronic rhinosinusitis, including a proposed diagnostic work-up and the evidence for treatment in this unique population.
Establishment of the gastrointestinal microbiota during infancy affects immune system development and oral tolerance induction. Perturbations in the microbiome during this period can contribute to development of immune-mediated diseases. We monitored microbiota maturation and associations with subsequent development of allergies in infants and children.