CONCLUSION: Rare clinical scenarios of adult-onset intestinal volvulus with concomitant multiple infections precludes clinical diagnosis and early treatment, leading to devastating consequences of clinical outcome. The positive clinical and postmortem correlation is a good learning lesson in many disciplines of medicine and science.
CONCLUSION: Compared to non-PWUD, PWUD with invasive S. aureus infections had lower rates of antibiotic completion and twice the risk of infection persistence/recurrence at one year. Among PWUD, both opioid and stimulant use were common. Models for combined treatment of substance use disorders and infections, particularly MRSA, are needed.
The presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in bone infections difficults its treatment and is a sign of concern. The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro activity of dalbavancin on pre-established adhered cells and 24 h old biofilms of MRSA strains isolated from a human bone infection. Thirty-three MRSA were isolated from osteomyelitis episodes. The antimicrobial susceptibility of these strains was assessed by the Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method and the presence…
CONCLUSION: Over the last decade, the hospital clones ST5 and ST239 have been replaced by community genotype ST72. This was associated with decreased CVC-related and persistent SAB. Increased USA300 was observed in community and hospital settings. Further research is required to identify the reasons for the ST72 epidemic and predict the impending epidemic of ST8 strains, including USA300.
In a rabbit model of methicillin-resistant S. aureus prosthetic joint infection, prophylaxis with AZD6389*-a combination of three monoclonal antibodies targeting alpha-hemolysin, bicomponent cytotoxins (LukSF/LukED/HlgAB/HlgCB), and clumping factor A-resulted in significant reductions in joint swelling, erythema, intra-articular pus, and bacterial burden in synovial tissues and biofilm-associated prosthetic implants when compared with isotype-matched control IgG. Targeting specific…
CONCLUSIONS: The S. aureus isolates from food animals in Sichuan province of China have severe antimicrobials resistance with various resistance genes, especially MRSA isolates. Additionally, the genetic pool of MRSA isolates is diverse and complex, and further investigation is necessary.
BACKGROUND: Precise differential diagnosis between acute viral and bacterial infections is important to enable appropriate therapy, avoid unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions and optimize the use of hospital resources. A systems view of host response to infections provides opportunities for discovering sensitive and robust molecular diagnostics.
CONCLUSIONS: Network hospitals increased ASP activities and demonstrated decline in AU over a 42-month period. A collaborative, consultative network is a unique model in which hospitals can access ASP implementation expertise to support long-term program growth.
CONCLUSION: Most respondents have not made the switch to vancomycin AUC dosing, but there is a growing interest with many institutions looking to adopt a program within the next year.
We evaluated the in vitro activities of oxazolidinone antibiotics including linezolid, sutezolid, and delpazolid against clinical nontuberculous mycobacteria isolates. Regardless of macrolide resistance, for M. avium, M. intracellulare, and M. kansasii, sutezolid showed the lowest minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) value among oxazolidinone antibiotics. However, for M. abscessus, M. massiliense, the MIC and MBC values for all oxazolidinone…