Archive for January, 2019

Human Rabies — Virginia, 2017

MMWR January 4, 2019  V.67 N.5152 P.1410–1414

Julia Murphy, DVM1; Costi D. Sifri, MD2; Rhonda Pruitt3; Marcia Hornberger4; Denise Bonds4; Jesse Blanton, DrPH5; James Ellison, PhD5; R. Elaine Cagnina2; Kyle B. Enfield2; Miriam Shiferaw, MD5; Crystal Gigante, PhD5; Edgar Condori5; Karen Gruszynski, PhD1,6; Ryan M. Wallace, DVM5

On May 9, 2017, the Virginia Department of Health was notified regarding a patient with suspected rabies. The patient had sustained a dog bite 6 weeks before symptom onset while traveling in India.

On May 11, CDC confirmed that the patient was infected with a rabies virus that circulates in dogs in India.

Despite aggressive treatment, the patient died, becoming the ninth person exposed to rabies abroad who has died from rabies in the United States since 2008.

A total of 250 health care workers were assessed for exposure to the patient, 72 (29%) of whom were advised to initiate postexposure prophylaxis (PEP). The total pharmaceutical cost for PEP (rabies immunoglobulin and rabies vaccine) was approximately $235,000.

International travelers should consider a pretravel consultation with travel health specialists; rabies preexposure prophylaxis is warranted for travelers who will be in rabies endemic countries for long durations, in remote areas, or who plan activities that might put them at risk for a rabies exposures.

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https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/pdfs/mm675152a2-H.pdf

More information for international travelers about rabies considerations can be found on the CDC’s rabies webpage.

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https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/index.html

January 26, 2019 at 12:41 pm

Correlación entre criterios clínicos y de laboratorio de casos notificados por sospecha de hantavirosis y el resultado de la técnica de referencia.

Rev. Chil. Infectol. Junio 2016 V.33 N.3 P.275-281

Actualmente en Chile, debido a la elevada sospecha clínica de enfermedad por hantavirus y el alto impacto en salud pública que esto provoca, se hace necesario reforzar al equipo de salud, los criterios de sospecha clínica y epidemiológica de hantavirosis.

Objetivo:

Analizar la información contenida en las notificaciones de sospecha de infección por hantavirus versus la técnica de referencia para el diagnóstico confirmatorio de casos sospechosos, ELISA IgM de captura anti-hantavirus.

Material y Método:

Mediante cálculo de precisión diagnóstica se analizó la correlación que existe entre la información entregada en las notificaciones versus el resultado de la confirmación mediante la técnica de referencia.

Resultados:

De 1.566 pacientes estudiados 3,4% (53 casos) fue confirmado para SCPH. De las notificaciones analizadas 58,6% estaban con datos incompletos. Los porcentajes de positividad de la técnica de referencia asociada a fiebre, mialgia y cefalea, fueron de 80-85%. Destaca que la presencia de inmunoblastos (> 10%), presenta: S: 25%, E: 98%, VPP: 37%, VPN: 97%. Paratrombocitopenia se obtuvo: S: 98%, E: 74%, VPP: 16%, VPN: 100%.

Conclusión:

Se hace necesario reiterar a nivel del sistema sanitario chileno la importancia de contar con datos completos en los formularios de notificación. La presencia de trombocitopenia e inmunoblastos (> 10%) fue altamente sensible y especifica, respectivamente, en la detección de pacientes con SCPH. Con el fin de optimizar la sospecha de infección por hantavirus, según la definición de caso sospechoso, se plantea la necesidad de desarrollar programas de capacitación para la sospecha clínica y lectura de parámetros de laboratorio, tales como presencia de inmunoblastos en el hemograma, así como incluir un algoritmo con el fin de optimizar la sospecha y el uso adecuado de los recursos sanitarios.

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https://scielo.conicyt.cl/pdf/rci/v33n3/art04.pdf

 

January 20, 2019 at 8:05 pm

1er caso de SCPH diagnosticado en la Región de Antofagasta, Chile. 

Rev. Chil. Infectol. Agosto 2012 V.29 N.4 P.477-477

En Chile, desde 1995 se han confirmado casos del SCPH desde Valparaíso hasta Aysén, correspondiendo la mayor incidencia a las regiones de Aysén, Los Lagos, Araucanía y Bío Bío. El agente etiológico del SCPH es un virus ARN del género hantavirus, familia Bunyaviridae, variedad Andes.

El reservorio es el “ratón de cola larga” (Oligoryzomis longicaudatus) el cual se distribuye desde la Región de Atacama hasta la Región de Magallanes (XII°). El virus es eliminado por el ratón a través de sus secreciones (saliva, orina y heces) e ingresa al hombre por vía digestiva, cutánea o aérea, siendo esta última la más frecuente1. La transmisión de persona a persona está documentada, pero se considera excepcional.

El SCPH es un cuadro agudo grave con alta letalidad (30-55%) y sin tratamiento específico. El período de incubación puede durar hasta 45 días. Los primeros síntomas son fiebre, mialgias, cefalea y ocasionalmente diarrea; días después aparece la fase de compromiso respiratorio, con disnea progresiva e insuficiencia respiratoria grave. Es indispensable la terapia de soporte hemodinámico y manejo de la falla respiratoria en una UCI.

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https://scielo.conicyt.cl/pdf/rci/v29n4/art22.pdf

January 20, 2019 at 8:02 pm

EDITORIAL – A new reason to reconsider that antibiotic prescription – The microbiome

Cleveland Journal of Internal Medicine December 2018 V.85 N.12

EDITORIAL – A new reason to reconsider that antibiotic prescription – The microbiome

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https://www.mdedge.com/ccjm/article/189659/infectious-diseases/new-reason-reconsider-antibiotic-prescription-microbiome

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January 20, 2019 at 7:59 pm

Our missing microbes: Short-term antibiotic courses have long-term consequences

Cleveland Journal of Internal Medicine December 2018 V.85 N.12

Our missing microbes: Short-term antibiotic courses have long-term consequences

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https://www.mdedge.com/ccjm/article/189671/infectious-diseases/our-missing-microbes-short-term-antibiotic-courses-have-long

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January 20, 2019 at 7:58 pm

The Role of Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole in the Treatment of Infections Caused by Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

OPEN FORUM INFECTIOUS DISEASES January 2019 V.6 N.1

Courtney L Luterbach; Ashley Boshe; Heather I Henderson; Eric Cober; Sandra S Richter

In the Consortium on Resistance Against Carbapenems in Klebsiella and other Enterobacteriaceae (CRACKLE), trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) had a limited role in the treatment of less severe carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections, especially urinary tract infections. Of tested CRE, only 29% were susceptible to TMP-SMX. Development of resistance further limits the use of TMP-SMX in CRE infections.

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https://academic.oup.com/ofid/article/6/1/ofy351/5250079

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January 20, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Toxoplasmosis: The Heart of the Diagnosis

OPEN FORUM INFECTIOUS DISEASES January 2019 V.6 N.1

James H England; Samuel S Bailin; Jeffrey R Gehlhausen; Donald H Rubin

Toxoplasma gondii is a common parasite that infects warm-blooded animals, including humans, and is a foodborne pathogen. We report a case of acute toxoplasmosis in a 76-year-old man after ingestion of the undercooked heart of a white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Tennessee. The patient’s adult grandson, who also consumed part of the heart, became ill with nearly identical symptoms, though he did not seek medical care. This case highlights important public health concerns about deer-to-human transmission of Toxoplasma.

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https://academic.oup.com/ofid/article/6/1/ofy338/5250666

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January 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Drug Resistance: 2018 Recommendations of the International Antiviral Society–USA Panel

Clinical Infectious Diseases January 15, 2019 V.68 N.2 P.177–187

Huldrych F Günthard; Vincent Calvez; Roger Paredes; Deenan Pillay; Robert W Shafer …

Background

Contemporary antiretroviral therapies (ART) and management strategies have diminished both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment failure and the acquired resistance to drugs in resource-rich regions, but transmission of drug-resistant viruses has not similarly decreased. In low- and middle-income regions, ART roll-out has improved outcomes, but has resulted in increasing acquired and transmitted resistances. Our objective was to review resistance to ART drugs and methods to detect it, and to provide updated recommendations for testing and monitoring for drug resistance in HIV-infected individuals.

Methods

A volunteer panel of experts appointed by the International Antiviral (formerly AIDS) Society–USA reviewed relevant peer-reviewed data that were published or presented at scientific conferences. Recommendations were rated according to the strength of the recommendation and quality of the evidence, and reached by full panel consensus.

Results

Resistance testing remains a cornerstone of ART. It is recommended in newly-diagnosed individuals and in patients in whom ART has failed. Testing for transmitted integrase strand-transfer inhibitor resistance is currently not recommended, but this may change as more resistance emerges with widespread use. Sanger-based and next-generation sequencing approaches are each suited for genotypic testing. Testing for minority variants harboring drug resistance may only be considered if treatments depend on a first-generation nonnucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitor. Different HIV-1 subtypes do not need special considerations regarding resistance testing.

Conclusions

Testing for HIV drug resistance in drug-naive individuals and in patients in whom antiretroviral drugs are failing, and the appreciation of the role of testing, are crucial to the prevention and management of failure of ART.

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https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/68/2/177/5055715

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January 20, 2019 at 11:08 am

The prevention of Prosthetic Joint Infection (PJI)- 12 modifiable risk factors

The Bone & Joint Journal January 2019 V.101-B N.1 Suppl.A P.3-9

K. Alamanda, B. D. Springer

Aims

Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains a serious complication that is associated with high morbidity and costs. The aim of this study was to prepare a systematic review to examine patient-related and perioperative risk factors that can be modified in an attempt to reduce the rate of PJI.

Materials and Methods

A search of PubMed and MEDLINE was conducted for articles published between January 1990 and February 2018 with a combination of search terms to identify studies that dealt with modifiable risk factors for reducing the rate of PJI. An evidence-based review was performed on 12 specific risk factors: glycaemic control, obesity, malnutrition, smoking, vitamin D levels, preoperative Staphylococcus aureus screening, the management of anti-rheumatic medication, perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis, presurgical skin preparation, the operating room environment, irrigant options, and anticoagulation.

Results

Poor glycaemic control, obesity, malnutrition, and smoking are all associated with increased rates of PJI. Vitamin D replacement has been shown in preliminary animal studies to decrease rates of PJI. Preoperative Staphylococcus aureus screening and appropriate treatment results in decreased rates of PJI. Perioperative variables, such as timely and appropriate dosage of prophylactic antibiotics, skin preparation with chlorohexidine-based solution, and irrigation with dilute betadine at the conclusion of the operation, have all been associated with reduced rates of PJI. Similarly, aggressive anticoagulation and increased operating room traffic should be avoided to help minimize risk of PJI.

Conclusion

PJI remains a serious complication of arthroplasty. Surgeons should be vigilant of the modifiable risk factors that can be addressed in an attempt to reduce the risk of PJI.

FULL TEXT

https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/doi/full/10.1302/0301-620X.101B1.BJJ-2018-0233.R1

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https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/doi/pdf/10.1302/0301-620X.101B1.BJJ-2018-0233.R1

 

January 20, 2019 at 11:06 am

Osteomyelitis Complicating Sacral Pressure Ulcers: Whether or Not to Treat With Antibiotic Therapy

Clinical Infectious Diseases January 15, 2019 V.68 N.2 P.338–342

EDITOR’S CHOICE

Darren Wong; Paul Holtom; Brad Spellberg

The treatment of osteomyelitis in patients with stage IV sacral pressure ulcers is controversial. We conducted a systematic literature review and did not find evidence of benefit of antibacterial therapy in this setting without concomitant surgical debridement and wound coverage. Furthermore, many patients with chronically exposed bone do not have evidence of osteomyelitis when biopsied, and magnetic resonance imaging may not accurately distinguish osteomyelitis from bone remodeling. The goal of therapy should be local wound care and assessment for the potential of wound closure. If the wound can be closed and osteomyelitis is present on bone biopsy, appropriate antibiotic therapy is reasonable. We find no data to support antibiotic durations of >6 weeks in this setting, and some authors recommend 2 weeks of therapy if the osteomyelitis is limited to cortical bone. If the wound will not be closed, we find no clear evidence supporting a role for antibiotic therapy.

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https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/68/2/338/5050260

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January 20, 2019 at 11:03 am

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