Chlorhexidine bathing to prevent healthcare-associated vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infections: A cluster quasi-experimental controlled study at intensive care units.

CONCLUSION: CHG bathing is a highly effective approach to prevent VRE-HAIs at ICUs, in the context of active VRE surveillance with contact isolation. PMID: 32921535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

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Source: Infection and Drug Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infection and Drug Resistance Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The navicular bone may develop primary subacute osteomyelitis in immunocompetent child. Early diagnosis is important for prescribing effective conservative treatment.PMID:34703582 | PMC:PMC8521230 | DOI:10.1016/j.amsu.2021.102911
Source: Annals of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Cancers, Vol. 13, Pages 5375: Interplay between IL-10, IFN-γ, IL-17A and PD-1 Expressing EBNA1-Specific CD4+ and CD8+ T Cell Responses in the Etiologic Pathway to Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma Cancers doi: 10.3390/cancers13215375 Authors: Catherine S. Forconi David H. Mulama Priya Saikumar Lakshmi Joslyn Foley Juliana A. Otieno Jonathan D. Kurtis Leslie J. Berg John M. Ong’echa Christian Münz Ann M. Moormann Children diagnosed with endemic Burkitt lymphoma (eBL) are deficient in interferon-γ (IFN-γ) responses to Epstein–Barr Nuclear Antigen1 (EBNA1), the viral protein...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Colistin represents a last-line treatment option for infections caused by multidrug resistant Gram-negative pathogens, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Colistin resistance generally involves the modification of the lipid A moiety of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) with positively charged molecules, namely phosphoethanolamine (PEtN) or 4-amino-4-deoxy-L-arabinose (Ara4N), that reduce colistin affinity for its target. Several lines of evidence highlighted lipid A aminoarabinosylation as the primary colistin resistance mechanism in P. aeruginosa, while the contribution of phosphoethanolamination remains elusive. PEtN modification c...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: CHG bathing is a highly effective approach to prevent VRE-HAIs at ICUs, in the context of active VRE surveillance with contact isolation.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study presents the decolonization effects of a comprehensive, multisystem, mechanical decolonization protocol for VRE and CRE. Most importantly, our decolonization protocol does not use antibiotics and is thus not harmful. These results suggest an active decolonization trial to be performed as early as possible in patients with VRE or CRE colonization. This simple, easy-to-apply protocol can be used as 1 of the basic treatment options for MDROs infection or colonization, regardless of whether it requires antibiotic treatment.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Abstract Industrial farms are unique, human-created ecosystems that provide the perfect setting for development and dissemination of antibiotic resistance. Agricultural antibiotic use amplifies naturally-occurring resistance mechanisms from soil ecologies, promoting their spread and sharing with other bacteria, including those poised to become endemic within hospital environments. To better understand the role of enterococci in the movement of antibiotic resistance from farm to table to clinic, we characterized over 300 isolates of Enterococcus cultured from raw chicken meat purchased at United States supermarkets...
Source: Applied and Environmental Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Appl Environ Microbiol Source Type: research
Conclusion This study revealed that Enterococcus species with biofilm potentials and extracellular virulence properties extensively occur in retail RTE shrimps. A significant number of isolated strains are resistant to antibiotics and harbor resistant and virulent genes, denoting a significant route of resistance and virulence dissemination to bacteria in humans. There is an inadequate understanding of the intricacies of antibiotic-resistant enterococci of food origin that belong to enterococci aside from E. faecium and E. faecalis. Findings from this study reveal detailed antibiotic resistance of E. durans, E. casselifla...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Background: Contact precautions (CP) are widely recommended to prevent multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) transmission avoiding colonization and infection. However, conflicting data exist regarding their effectiveness. Recent studies suggest that for endemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE), standard measures and decolonization for MRSA could be effective.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: UMP. 431 Source Type: research
Conclusions These results indicate that the surveillance program implemented was effective in preventing the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms in the hospital.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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