Posts filed under ‘Infecciones asociadas a catater IV’

Bloodstream infections in cancer patients. Risk factors associated with mortality

International Journal of Infectious Diseases June 2018 V.71 P.59-64

Beda Islas-Muñoz, Patricia Volkow-Fernández, Cynthia Ibanes-Gutiérrez, Alberto Villamar-Ramírez, Diana Vilar-Compte, Patricia Cornejo-Juárez

Highlights

  • Bloodstream infections (BSI) cause severe complications in cancer patients.
  • Secondary BSI and central-related BSI were the most common in solid tumors.
  • Primary BSI and mucosal barrier injury BSI were described in hematological patients.
  • Mortality at 30-days was increased with multidrug resistant Gram-negative bacteria.
  • Inappropriate antimicrobial treatment in the first 24 h was related with mortality.

Objective

The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and risk factors associated with mortality in cancer patients with bloodstream infections (BSI), analyzing multidrug resistant bacteria (MDR).

Methods

We conducted a prospective observational study at a cancer referral center from August 2016 to July 2017, which included all BSI.

Results

4220 patients were tested with blood cultures; 496 were included. Mean age was 48 years. In 299 patients with solid tumors, secondary BSI and Central Line-Associated BSI (CLABSI) were the most common (55.9% and 31.8%, respectively). In 197 hematologic patients, primary and mucosal barrier injury (MBI) BSI were the main type (38.6%). Gram-negative were the most frequent bacteria (72.8%), with Escherichia coli occupying the first place (n = 210, 42.3%), 48% were Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) producers, and 1.8% were resistant to carbapenems. Mortality at day 30, was 22%, but reached 70% when patients did not receive an appropriate antimicrobial treatment. Multivariate analysis showed that progression or relapse of the oncologic disease, inappropriate antimicrobial treatment, and having resistant bacteria were independently associated with 30-day mortality.

Conclusions

Emergence of MDR bacteria is an important healthcare problem worldwide. Patients with BSI, particularly those patients with MDR bacteria have a higher mortality risk.

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https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(18)30081-X/pdf

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July 14, 2018 at 7:25 pm

Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Control and Prevention Toolkit, April 2014

2014-04 Enterobacterias Productoras de Carbaenemasas (EPC) – Herramientas para su Control y prevención 56 pags

Los expertos en control de infecciones y enfermedades infecciosas, así como aquellos preocupados por la seguridad del paciente y la mejora del rendimiento, pueden usar este conjunto de herramientas y desarrollar intervenciones para controlar Enterobacteriaceae resistentes a carbapenémicos (ERC). Las ERC son el resultado de una familia compleja de factores de resistencia transmitidos por plásmidos que circulan entre Enterobacteriaceae.

En los EEUU, la abrumadora mayoría de los casos de ERC son causados por el gen Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) transportado por el plásmido que circula entre las Enterobacteriaceae, principalmente entre esta familia de Klebsiella pneumoniae. Los organismos productores de KPC se han propagado de forma epidémica en los EEUU y en todo el mundo entre los pacientes hospitalizados.

FULL TEXT

https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/cretoolkit/index.html

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https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/publications/files/cretoolkit.pdf

 

May 6, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Long-term acute care hospitals.

Clinical Infectious Diseases August 1, 2009  V.49 N.3 P.438-43.     

Munoz-Price LS1.

Author information

1 simunozprice@gmail.com

Abstract

Long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) are health care facilities that admit complex patients with acute care needs (eg, mechanical ventilator weaning, administration of intravenous antibiotics, and complex wound care) for a mean duration of stay of 25 days. LTACHs are different than nursing homes and were initially created in the 1990s in an effort to decrease Medicare costs by facilitating prompt discharge from intensive care units of patients with difficulty weaning mechanical ventilation; however, current admission diagnoses are quite broad. Patients admitted to these facilities have multiple comorbidities and are at risk for colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms. LTACH patients have been shown to have high rates of hospital-acquired infections, including central vascular catheter-associated bloodstream infection and ventilator-associated pneumonia. In addition, LTACHs have been implicated in various regional outbreaks of multidrug-resistant organisms. This review summarizes the limited amount of scientific literature on LTACHs while highlighting their infection control problems, as well as the role LTACHs play on regional outbreaks.

abstract

https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/49/3/438/499066

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January 30, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Risk Factors for 30-Day Mortality in Patients with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections

International Journal of Infectious Diseases August 2017 V.60 N.8 P.3-6

Pedro Ayau, Ana C. Bardossy, Guillermo Sanchez, Ricardo Ortiz, Daniela Moreno, Pamela Hartman, Khulood Rizvi, Tyler C. Prentiss, Mary B. Perri, Meredith Mahan, Vanthida Huang, Katherine Reyes, Marcus J. Zervos

Highlights

  • The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with 30-day mortality in patients with MRSA BSI.
  • 1,168 patients with confirmed MRSA BSI were identified over a 9-year period in which 30-day all-cause mortality was 16%.
  • There was no significant variability in 30-day mortality over our 9-year study period.
  • Our study showed that age, cancer, heart disease, neurologic disease, nursing home residence and Charlson score >3 are risk factors for 30-day mortality in patients with MRSA BSI.
  • Diabetes, PVD and readmission because of infection have statistically significant protective effects on 30-day mortality

Objectives

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood stream infections (BSI) are a major health care problem accounting for a large percentage of nosocomial infections. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with 30-day mortality in patients with MRSA BSI.

Methods

This was a retrospective study performed in Southeast Michigan. Over a 9- year period, a total of 1,168 patients were identified with MRSA BSI. Patient demographics and clinical data were retrieved and evaluated using electronic medical health records.

Results

30-day mortality during the 9-year study period was 16%. Significant risk factors for 30-day mortality were age, cancer, heart disease, neurologic disease, nursing home residence and Charlson score >3 with Odds Ratio (OR) of 1.03 (CI 1.02–1.04), 2.29 (CI 1.40–3.75), 1.78 (CI 1.20–2.63), 1.65 (CI 1.08–2.25), 1.66 (CI 1.02 − 2.70) and 1.86 (CI 1.18 − 2.95) correspondingly. Diabetes mellitus, peripheral vascular disease (PVD), and readmission were protective factors for 30-day mortality with OR of 0.53 (CI 0.36–0.78), 0.46 (CI 0.26–0.84) and 0.13 (CI0.05 − 0.32) respectively.

Conclusions

Our study identified significant risk factors for 30-day mortality in patients with MRSA BSI. Interestingly, diabetes mellitus, PVD and readmission were protective effects on 30-day mortality. There was no statistically significant variability in 30-day mortality over the 9-year study period.

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http://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(17)30146-7/pdf

July 30, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Gordonia species: emerging pathogens in pediatric patients that are identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing.

Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Aug 15;45(4):483-6. Epub 2007 Jul 5.

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Blaschke AJ1, Bender J, Byington CL, Korgenski K, Daly J, Petti CA, Pavia AT, Ampofo K.

Author information

1Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. anne.blaschke@hsc.utah.edu

Abstract

Gordonia species are emerging pathogens that are often misidentified as Rhodococcus or Nocardia species but are reliably distinguished by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing.

We present a case series of 6 episodes of catheter-associated infection caused by Gordonia species in 5 patients seen at a tertiary care pediatric hospital and describe the management and outcomes of this infection in adults and children.

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http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/4/483.full.pdf+html

January 20, 2017 at 8:12 am

REVISION – Bacteriemia en el paciente crıtico

Med Intensiva. 2009;33(7):336–345

Sabatier, R. Peredo y J. Valles

Centro de Críticos, Hospital de Sabadell, Institut Universitari Parc Taul´ı, UAB, CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias, España

La bacteriemia es, junto con la neumoníıa asociada a la ventilación mecánica, la infeccion nosocomial mas frecuente en los pacientes crıticos y se asocia a una importante morbimortalidad. La principal causa de bacteriemia en estos pacientes son los cateteres intravasculares y,  por consiguiente, los microorganismos grampositivos se equiparan en frecuencia a los microorganismos gramnegativos como causantes de estas infecciones. Ademas, y con una frecuencia cada vez mas elevada, en muchas ocasiones estos microorganismos son multirresistentes, lo que dificulta la eleccion del tratamiento antibiotico empırico.

Tambien las infecciones graves adquiridas en la comunidad representan una parte importante de los pacientes que por inestabilidad hemodinamica o disfuncion organica requieren ingreso en la unidad de cuidados intensivos. Una parte importante presenta tambien bacteriemia, y representa aproximadamente un 30% del global de las bacteriemias de los pacientes crıticos. En estos casos mas de un 70% se manifiesta como sepsis grave o shock septico, y se acompañan tambien de una significativa mortalidad.

Ademas, recientemente se ha diferenciado a una poblacion de pacientes con infecciones adquiridas en la comunidad, pero que tienen algun contacto reciente o intermitente con algun tipo de asistencia sanitaria que presentan unas caracterısticas especıficas y equiparables en muchas ocasiones a las infecciones nosocomiales que deberıan tenerse en cuenta en el momento de la eleccion del tratamiento antibiotico empırico.

El objetivo de esta revision es conocer las caracterısticas, los orıgenes, las etiologıas y las complicaciones mas frecuentes de los pacientes crıticos con bacteriemia nosocomial, bacteriemia comunitaria o bacteriemia asociada a cuidados sanitarios con el fin de reconocerlas precozmente e iniciar un tratamiento de soporte y antibiotico empırico eficaz que pueda mejorar el pronostico de estos pacientes.

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http://scielo.isciii.es/pdf/medinte/v33n7/revision.pdf

December 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm

Combination Therapy for Treatment of Infections with Gram-Negative Bacteria

Clin. Microbiol. Rev. July 2012 25(3): 450-470

Pranita D. Tamma, Sara E. Cosgrove, and Lisa L. Maragakis

aThe Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

bThe Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Combination antibiotic therapy for invasive infections with Gram-negative bacteria is employed in many health care facilities, especially for certain subgroups of patients, including those with neutropenia, those with infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, those with ventilator-associated pneumonia, and the severely ill. An argument can be made for empiric combination therapy, as we are witnessing a rise in infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms. The wisdom of continued combination therapy after an organism is isolated and antimicrobial susceptibility data are known, however, is more controversial. The available evidence suggests that the greatest benefit of combination antibiotic therapy stems from the increased likelihood of choosing an effective agent during empiric therapy, rather than exploitation of in vitro synergy or the prevention of resistance during definitive treatment. In this review, we summarize the available data comparing monotherapy versus combination antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of infections with Gram-negative bacteria.

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http://cmr.asm.org/content/25/3/450.full.pdf+html

July 25, 2016 at 6:19 pm

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