Posts filed under ‘Infecciones en piel y tej blandos’

Prospective multicenter study of community-associated skin and skin structure infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

PLoS One. NOV. 20, 2013 V.8 N.11 P.e78303.    

López Furst MJ1, de Vedia L, Fernández S, Gardella N, Ganaha MC, Prieto S, Carbone E, Lista N, Rotryng F, Morera GI, Mollerach M, Stryjewski ME; Grupo de Estudio de Infecciones de Piel y Estructuras Relacionadas por Staphylococcus aureus meticilino-resistente de la Comunidad, Sociedad Argentina de Infectología.

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1 Unidad de Infectología, Sanatorio Municipal Dr. Julio Méndez, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is now the most common cause of skin and skin structure infections (SSSI) in several world regions. In Argentina prospective, multicenter clinical studies have only been conducted in pediatric populations.

OBJECTIVE:

PRIMARY: describe the prevalence, clinical and demographic characteristics of adult patients with community acquired SSSI due to MRSA; secondary: molecular evaluation of CA-MRSA strains. Patients with MRSA were compared to those without MRSA.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Prospective, observational, multicenter, epidemiologic study, with molecular analysis, conducted at 19 sites in Argentina (18 in Buenos Aires) between March 2010 and October 2011. Patients were included if they were ≥ 14 years, were diagnosed with SSSI, a culture was obtained, and there had no significant healthcare contact identified. A logistic regression model was used to identify factors associated with CA-MRSA. Pulse field types, SCCmec, and PVL status were also determined.

RESULTS:

A total of 311 patients were included. CA-MRSA was isolated in 70% (218/311) of patients. Clinical variables independently associated with CA-MRSA were: presence of purulent lesion (OR 3.29; 95%CI 1.67, 6.49) and age <50 years (OR 2.39; 95%CI 1.22, 4.70). The vast majority of CA-MRSA strains causing SSSI carried PVL genes (95%) and were SCCmec type IV. The sequence type CA-MRSA ST30 spa t019 was the predominant clone.

CONCLUSIONS:

CA-MRSA is now the most common cause of SSSI in our adult patients without healthcare contact. ST30, SCCmec IV, PVL+, spa t019 is the predominant clone in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3855813/pdf/pone.0078303.pdf

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August 19, 2017 at 10:21 am

Distribution of Fatal Vibrio Vulnificus Necrotizing Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(5):e2627.

Huang KC1, Weng HH, Yang TY, Chang TS, Huang TW, Lee MS.

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1 From the College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan (K-CH, H-HW, T-SC, T-WH, MSL); Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (K-CH, T-YY, T-WH); Department of Diagnostic Radiology (H-HW); Department of Gastroenterology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chaiyi (T-SC); and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (MSL).

Abstract

Vibrio vulnificus necrotizing skin and soft tissue infections (VNSSTIs), which have increased significantly over the past few decades, are still highly lethal and disabling diseases despite advancing antibiotic and infection control practices. We, therefore, examined the spatiotemporal distribution of worldwide reported episodes and associated mortality rates of VNSSTIs between 1966 and 2014. The PubMed and Cochrane Library databases were systematically searched for observational studies on patients with VNSSTIs. The primary outcome was all-cause mortality. We did random-effects meta-analysis to obtain estimates for primary outcomes; the estimates are presented as means plus a 95% confidence interval (CI). Data from the selected studies were also extracted and pooled for correlation analyses.Nineteen studies of 2227 total patients with VNSSTIs were analyzed. More than 95% of the episodes occurred in the subtropical western Pacific and Atlantic coastal regions of the northern hemisphere. While the number of cases and the number of deaths were not correlated with the study period (rs = 0.476 and 0.310, P = 0.233 and 0.456, respectively), the 5-year mortality rate was significantly negatively correlated with them (rs = -0.905, P = 0.002). Even so, the pooled estimate of total mortality rates from the random-effects meta-analysis was as high as 37.2% (95% CI: 0.265-0.479).These data suggest that VNSSTIs are always an important public health problem and will become more critical and urgent because of global warming. Knowing the current distribution of VNSSTIs will help focus education, policy measures, early clinical diagnosis, and appropriate medical and surgical treatment for them.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4748892/pdf/medi-95-e2627.pdf

August 18, 2017 at 3:51 pm

Vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections: epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and optimal management.

Infect Drug Resist. 2015 Jul 24;8:217-30.

O’Driscoll T1, Crank CW2.

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1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, Chicago College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, IL, USA.

2 Pharmacy Services, Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora, IL, USA.

Abstract

Since its discovery in England and France in 1986, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus has increasingly become a major nosocomial pathogen worldwide.

Enterococci are prolific colonizers, with tremendous genome plasticity and a propensity for persistence in hospital environments, allowing for increased transmission and the dissemination of resistance elements.

Infections typically present in immunosuppressed patients who have received multiple courses of antibiotics in the past.

Virulence is variable, and typical clinical manifestations include bacteremia, endocarditis, intra-abdominal and pelvic infections, urinary tract infections, skin and skin structure infections, and, rarely, central nervous system infections.

As enterococci are common colonizers, careful consideration is needed before initiating targeted therapy, and source control is first priority.

Current treatment options including linezolid, daptomycin, quinupristin/dalfopristin, and tigecycline have shown favorable activity against various vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infections, but there is a lack of randomized controlled trials assessing their efficacy.

Clearer distinctions in preferred therapies can be made based on adverse effects, drug interactions, and pharmacokinetic profiles.

Although combination therapies and newer agents such as tedizolid, telavancin, dalbavancin, and oritavancin hold promise for the future treatment of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infections, further studies are needed to assess their possible clinical impact, especially in the treatment of serious infections.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4521680/pdf/idr-8-217.pdf

August 1, 2017 at 9:06 pm

Staphylococcus aureus soft tissue infection may increase the risk of subsequent staphylococcal soft tissue infections

International Journal of Infectious Diseases July 2017 V.60 N.7 P.44-48

Cindy Bouvet, Shpresa Gjoni, Besa Zenelaj, Benjamin A. Lipsky, Elif Hakko, Ilker Uçkay

Background

Staphylococcus aureus is the most common cause of soft tissue infections. It is unknown, however, if a patient who has had such an infection is at greater risk for future soft tissue infections with S. aureus.

Methods

We conducted an epidemiological survey of adult patients hospitalized in the only public hospital in Geneva for treatment (usually combined surgical and medical) of a soft tissue infection caused by S. aureus. By reviewing nursing and medical records from the emergency department and hospital wards, we assessed whether or not they developed any other soft tissue infections (excluding a recurrence) after or before the index one.

Results

Among 1023 index episodes of soft tissue infections, 670 (65%) were caused by S. aureus, of which 47 were caused by methicillin-resistant strains (30 healthcare-associated and 17 community-acquired). The patients’ median age was 51 years and 334 (34%) were immune-compromised. The median time span between the patient’s first and last consultation (for any reason) in our hospital was 21.4 years (interquartile range, 10-30 years). In addition to their index infection, 124 patients (12%) developed a new nosocomial or community-acquired soft tissue infection. Among the index cases with an S. aureus infection, 92 (14%) had another soft tissue infection, compared to 32 (9%) who had a non-staphylococcal index infection (Pearson-χ2-test; p = 0.03). Similarly, patients with an index S. aureus infection, compared to those with a non-S. aureus infection, had a higher rate of another soft tissue infection caused by S. aureus (χ2-test; p < 0.01). In multivariate analysis, an index infection due to S. aureus shows a high association to further S. aureus soft tissue infections (logistic regression; odds ratio 2.5, 95% confidence interval 1.4-4.6).

Conclusion

Among adult patients hospitalised for a soft tissue infection, those infected with S. aureus (compared with other pathogens) may be at higher risk of a subsequent soft tissue infection, particularly with S. aureus.

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http://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(17)30138-8/pdf

July 30, 2017 at 12:52 pm

Telavancin: a novel semisynthetic lipoglycopeptide agent to counter the challenge of resistant Gram-positive pathogens.

Ther Adv Infect Dis. March 2017 V.4 N.2 P.49-73.    

Das B1, Sarkar C2, Das D3, Gupta A4, Kalra A1, Sahni S1.

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1 Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh, Rishikesh, India.

2 Department of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) Shillong, Shillong, India.

3 Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Manipal University Jaipur, Dehmi Kalan, Jaipur Ajmer Expressway, Rajasthan, India.

4 Department of Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh, Rishikesh, India.

Abstract

Telavancin (TD-6424), a semisynthetic lipoglycopeptide vancomycin-derivative, is a novel antimicrobial agent developed by Theravance for overcoming resistant Gram-positive bacterial infections, specifically methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) had approved telavancin in 2009 for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs) caused by Gram-positive bacteria, including MRSA (S. aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus anginosus group, or Enterococcus faecalis).

Telavancin has two proposed mechanisms of action. In vitro, telavancin has a rapid, concentration-dependent bactericidal effect, due to disruption of cell membrane integrity. Telavancin has demonstrable in vitro activity against aerobic and anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria. Telavancin and vancomycin have similar spectra of activity. Gram-negative bacteria are usually non-susceptible to telavancin.

Telavancin has been successfully tested in various animal models of bacteremia, endocarditis, meningitis, and pneumonia. Phase II Telavancin versus Standard Therapy for Treatment of Complicated Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections due to Gram-Positive Bacteria (FAST 1 and FAST 2) and phase III [Assessment of Telavancin in Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections 1 (ATLAS 1 and ATLAS 2)] clinical trials have been conducted for evaluating telavancin’s efficacy and safety in cSSSIs.

Phase III clinical trials have been carried out for evaluating telavancin’s safety and efficacy in nosocomial pneumonia [Assessment of Telavancin for Treatment of Hospital acquired Pneumonia 1 and 2 (ATTAIN 1 and ATTAIN 2)].

A phase II randomized, double-blind, clinical trial has been carried out for evaluating telavancin’s safety and efficacy in uncomplicated S. aureus bacteremia [Telavancin for Treatment of Uncomplicated S. aureus Bacteremia (ASSURE)]. Pacemaker lead-related infective endocarditis due to a vancomycin intermediate S. aureus (VISA) strain (non-daptomycin susceptible) was successfully treated with parenteral telavancin for 8 weeks.

Telavancin extensively binds to serum albumin (~93%) and has a relatively small volume of distribution. Telavancin is not biotransformed by any cytochrome P450 microsomal enzymes and excreted mainly in the urine. Though well-tolerated, worrisome adverse effects, including renal dysfunction and QTc prolongation are of potential concern.

Given its extensive binding to plasma proteins, long half-life, and a long post-antibiotic effect, it represents a promising addition to the therapeutic armamentarium in combating infections caused by resistant Gram-positive pathogens, namely, MRSA.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5467880/pdf/10.1177_2049936117690501.pdf

July 11, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Daptomicina: características farmacológicas y aporte en el tratamiento de infecciones por cocos gram positivos

Revista Chilena de Infectología Abril 2012 V.29 N.2

Daptomycin: pharmacological characteristics and its role in the treatment of gram positive infections

Rafael Araos, Patricia García, Leonardo Chanqueo y Jaime Labarca

Facultad de Medicina Clínica Alemana/Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile. Departamento de Medicina Interna (RA).

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Departamento de Laboratorios Clínicos (PG).

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Departamento de Medicina Interna (JL).

Hospital San Juan de Dios de Santiago. Laboratorio de Microbiología (LCh).

Daptomicina es un anti-infeccioso de reciente introducción en Chile, miembro exclusivo de una nueva familia de antimicrobianos conocida como lipopéptidos cíclicos. Tiene un mecanismo de acción único que le confiere un potente efecto bactericida sobre los microorganismos susceptibles. Su especto antimicrobiano comprende cocáceas grampositivas de importancia clínica como Staphylococcus aureus y Enterococcus spp., incluyendo cepas resistentes a antimicrobianos habituales. Está aprobada para el uso clínico en infecciones de piel y tejidos blandos y bacteriemia complicada y no complicada por S. aureus, en adultos. Estudios en curso sugieren que será una alternativa útil en otras infecciones frecuentes como osteomielitis, infecciones asociadas a dispositivos ortopédicos, infecciones asociadas a biopelículas e infecciones en hospederos inmunosuprimidos, en particular en pacientes onco-hematológicos. El principal efecto adverso asociado al uso de daptomicina es la toxicidad muscular, observándose miopatía reversible, la mayoría de las veces asintomática, en aproximadamente 3% de los pacientes que utilizan el fármaco.

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http://www.scielo.cl/pdf/rci/v29n2/art01.pdf

May 6, 2017 at 7:10 pm

Current and future trends in antibiotic therapy of acute bacterial skin and skin-structure infections

Clinical Microbiology & Infection April 2016 V.22 Suppl.2 S27-36

Russo, E. Concia, F. Cristini, F.G. De Rosa, S. Esposito, F. Menichetti, N. Petrosillo, M. Tumbarello, M. Venditti, P. Viale, C. Viscoli, M. Bassetti

In 2013 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued recommendations and guidance on developing drugs for treatment of skin infection using a new definition of acute bacterial skin and skin-structure infection (ABSSSI). The new classification includes cellulitis, erysipelas, major skin abscesses and wound infection with a considerable extension of skin involvement, clearly referring to a severe subset of skin infections. The main goal of the FDA was to better identify specific infections where the advantages of a new antibiotic could be precisely estimated through quantifiable parameters, such as improvement of the lesion size and of systemic signs of infection. Before the spread and diffusion of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in skin infections, antibiotic therapy was relatively straightforward. Using an empiric approach, a β-lactam was the preferred therapy and cultures from patients were rarely obtained. With the emergence of MRSA in the community setting, initial ABSSSI management has been changed and readdressed. Dalbavancin, oritavancin and tedizolid are new drugs, approved or in development for ABSSSI treatment, that also proved to be efficient against MRSA. Dalbavancin and oritavancin have a long half-life and can be dosed less frequently. This in turn makes it possible to treat patients with ABSSSI in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalization or potentially allowing earlier discharge, without compromising efficacy. In conclusion, characteristics of long-acting antibiotics could represent an opportunity for the management of ABSSSI and could profoundly modify the management of these infections by reducing or in some cases eliminating both costs and risks of hospitalization.

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http://www.clinicalmicrobiologyandinfection.com/article/S1198-743X(16)30095-7/pdf

April 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm

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