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Diagnostic Performance of a Molecular Test versus Clinician Assessment of Vaginitis

Clin. Microbiol. June 2018 56:13 e00252-18

Jane R. Schwebke, Charlotte A. Gaydos, Paul Nyirjesy, Sonia Paradis, Salma Kodsi, and Charles K. Cooper

Vaginitis is a common complaint, diagnosed either empirically or using Amsel’s criteria and wet mount microscopy. This study sought to determine characteristics of an investigational test (a molecular test for vaginitis), compared to reference, for detection of bacterial vaginosis, Candida spp., and Trichomonas vaginalis. Vaginal specimens from a cross-sectional study were obtained from 1,740 women (≥18 years old), with vaginitis symptoms, during routine clinic visits (across 10 sites in the United States).

Specimens were analyzed using a commercial PCR/fluorogenic probe-based investigational test that detects bacterial vaginosis, Candida spp., and Trichomonas vaginalis. Clinician diagnosis and in-clinic testing (Amsel’s test, potassium hydroxide preparation, and wet mount) were also employed to detect the three vaginitis causes.

All testing methods were compared to the respective reference methods (Nugent Gram stain for bacterial vaginosis, detection of the Candida gene its2, and Trichomonas vaginalis culture). The investigational test, clinician diagnosis, and in-clinic testing were compared to reference methods for bacterial vaginosis, Candida spp., and Trichomonas vaginalis.

The investigational test resulted in significantly higher sensitivity and negative predictive value than clinician diagnosis or in-clinic testing. In addition, the investigational test showed a statistically higher overall percent agreement with each of the three reference methods than did clinician diagnosis or in-clinic testing.

The investigational test showed significantly higher sensitivity for detecting vaginitis, involving more than one cause, than did clinician diagnosis. Taken together, these results suggest that a molecular investigational test can facilitate accurate detection of vaginitis.

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http://jcm.asm.org/content/56/6/e00252-18.abstract

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June 12, 2018 at 7:34 am

Diagnostic Performance of a Molecular Test versus Clinician Assessment of Vaginitis

Journal of Clinical Microbiology June 2018 V.56 N.6

Jane R. Schwebke, Charlotte A. Gaydos, Paul Nyirjesy, Sonia Paradis, Salma Kodsi and Charles K. Cooper

a University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

b Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

c Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

d Becton, Dickinson and Company, BD Life Sciences—Diagnostic Systems, Quebec, QC, Canada

e Becton, Dickinson and Company, BD Life Sciences—Diagnostic Systems, Sparks, Maryland, USA

Vaginitis is a common complaint, diagnosed either empirically or using Amsel’s criteria and wet mount microscopy. This study sought to determine characteristics of an investigational test (a molecular test for vaginitis), compared to reference, for detection of bacterial vaginosis, Candida spp., and Trichomonas vaginalis. Vaginal specimens from a cross-sectional study were obtained from 1,740 women (≥18 years old), with vaginitis symptoms, during routine clinic visits (across 10 sites in the United States). Specimens were analyzed using a commercial PCR/fluorogenic probe-based investigational test that detects bacterial vaginosis, Candida spp., and Trichomonas vaginalis. Clinician diagnosis and in-clinic testing (Amsel’s test, potassium hydroxide preparation, and wet mount) were also employed to detect the three vaginitis causes. All testing methods were compared to the respective reference methods (Nugent Gram stain for bacterial vaginosis, detection of the Candida gene its2, and Trichomonas vaginalis culture). The investigational test, clinician diagnosis, and in-clinic testing were compared to reference methods for bacterial vaginosis, Candida spp., and Trichomonas vaginalis. The investigational test resulted in significantly higher sensitivity and negative predictive value than clinician diagnosis or in-clinic testing. In addition, the investigational test showed a statistically higher overall percent agreement with each of the three reference methods than did clinician diagnosis or in-clinic testing. The investigational test showed significantly higher sensitivity for detecting vaginitis, involving more than one cause, than did clinician diagnosis. Taken together, these results suggest that a molecular investigational test can facilitate accurate detection of vaginitis.

abstract

http://jcm.asm.org/content/56/6/e00252-18.abstract?etoc

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http://jcm.asm.org/content/56/6/e00252-18.full.pdf+html

May 28, 2018 at 9:29 am

The Brief Case: Disseminated Neisseria gonorrhoeae in an 18-Year-Old Female

Journal of Clinical Microbiology April 2018 V.56  N.4

Julianne E. Burns and Erin H. Graf

CASE

An 18-year-old previously healthy female presented to a Philadelphia, PA, pediatric emergency department in February for further evaluation of polyarticular arthritis. Two weeks prior, she had presented to an outside hospital with body aches and onset of acute pain in the left arm and leg. The etiology was thought to be cervical radiculopathy, and she was discharged on naproxen and prednisone. She returned to the outside hospital 5 days later without improvement and now with pain and swelling in her left knee, right thumb, right wrist, and bilateral ankles. She had a markedly elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) of 80 mm/h (reference range, 0 to 20 mm/h) and C-reactive protein (CRP) of 76.6 mg/dl (reference range, 0 to 0.9 mg/dl). A workup for autoimmune disease included negative results for antinuclear antibody, rheumatoid factor, and anticyclic citrullinated peptide. Serologic testing for Lyme disease was also negative……

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Closing the Brief Case: Disseminated Neisseria gonorrhoeae in an 18-Year-Old Female

SELF ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

Which of the following specimens is recommended and FDA cleared for nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) in suspected cases of disseminated Neisseria gonorrhoeae?

a-Whole blood

b-Urine

c-Synovial fluid

d.Serum

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http://jcm.asm.org/content/56/4/e00933-17.full.pdf+html

March 27, 2018 at 8:21 am

Maternal colonization or infection with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis

International Journal of Infectious Diseases November 2017 V.64 N. P.58–66

Andre N.H. Bulabula, Angela Dramowski, Shaheen Mehtar

Highlights

  • The prevalence of colonization with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) in pregnant and/or post-partum women in Africa is 17% (95% confidence interval 10–23%).
  • The pooled proportions from reviewed studies suggest a greater proportion of ESBL-E colonization in pregnant women compared to post-partum women.
  • The rate of maternal colonization with ESBL-E is greater in community settings than in hospital settings.
  • The most frequently reported ESBL-encoding gene in Africa is CTX-M.

Objective

To summarize published studies on the prevalence of and risk factors for maternal bacterial colonization and/or infection with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) in pregnant and/or post-partum women in Africa.

Methods

A systematic review was conducted using the PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar databases. Bibliographies of included eligible studies were manually searched to identify additional relevant articles. No language restriction was applied. The timeframe of the search included all records from electronic database inception to July 15, 2017. A random-effects meta-analysis was performed to summarize the prevalence and the 95% confidence intervals (CI) of ESBL-E colonization or infection in pregnant or post-partum women in Africa. The meta-analysis was conducted using STATA IC 13.1 software and the metaprop function/plugin.

Results

Ten studies (seven on pregnant women and three on post-partum women) were included, documenting a 17% prevalence of maternal colonization with ESBL-E in Africa (95% CI 10–23%). The prevalence of ESBL-E in community isolates exceeded that in isolates from the hospital setting (22% vs. 14%). The most frequently reported ESBL-encoding gene was CTX-M (cefotaxime hydrolyzing capabilities). Data on risk factors for maternal ESBL-E colonization and infection are very limited.

Conclusions

The prevalence of colonization and/or infection with ESBL-E in pregnant and post-partum women in Africa exceeds that reported from high- and middle-income settings, representing a risk for subsequent neonatal colonization and/or infection with ESBL-E.

abstract

http://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(17)30221-7/fulltext

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http://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(17)30221-7/pdf

February 9, 2018 at 1:21 pm

 Clinical evaluation of early acquisition of Staphylococcus aureus carriage by newborns

International Journal of Infectious Diseases November 2017 V.64 N. P.9–14

Ayala Maayan-Metzger, Tzipora Strauss, Carmit Rubin, Hanaa Jaber, Mordechai Dulitzky,

Aylana Reiss-Mandel, Eyal Leshem, Galia Rahav, Gili Regev-Yochay

Abstract

Background

Little is known about neonatal Staphylococcus aureus carriage. Sites and clinical outcomes of S. aureus colonization during the first month of life were evaluated in this study.

Methods

A cohort of 279 infants born at term to 277 mothers was included. Maternal S. aureus colonization status was examined before labor. Newborns were screened for nasal, auricular, umbilical, and rectal colonization, one to three times within 100 h after birth, and infants of carrier mothers were re-screened at 1 month. Medical data were recorded from the medical charts at discharge and at the 1-month follow-up interview.

Results

Overall 43 out of 279 (15.4%) infants acquired S. aureus within the first days of life. The only two predictors of S. aureus carriage in the postnatal period were maternal S. aureus carriage (odds ratio 7.905, 95% confidence interval 3.182–19.638) and maternal antibiotic treatment during labor (odds ratio 0.121, 95% confidence interval 0.016–0.949). Among colonized children, the nose (56%) and rectum (40%) were more frequently colonized, while ear (26%) and umbilicus (16%) colonization were less common. Co-colonization at two sites was rare (4%), but always predicted carriage at 1 month of age. Maternal and neonatal characteristics, including neonatal outcomes, were similar between S. aureus carrier and non-carrier infants during the first month of life.

Conclusions

Maternal carriage is the major predictor of neonatal S. aureus carriage. The nose and rectum are the main sites of neonatal carriage. S. aureus carriage was not associated with neonatal complications throughout the first month of life. The long-term significance of early S. aureus carriage is yet to be determined.

abstract

http://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(17)30219-9/fulltext

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http://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(17)30219-9/pdf

February 9, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Antimicrobial prophylaxis in caesarean section delivery.

Exp Ther Med. August 2016 V.12 N.2 P.961-964.

Liu R1, Lin L1, Wang D1.

Author information

1 Department of Obstetrics, People’s Hospital of Linyi, Linyi, Shandong 276000, P.R. China.

Abstract

Antimicrobial prophylaxis is used routinely for pre-, intra- and post-operative caesarean section.

One of the most important risk factors for postpartum infection is caesarean delivery.

Caesarean section shows a higher incidence of infection than vaginal delivery.

It is complicated by surgical site infections, endometritis or urinary tract infection.

The aim of the present study was to assess the usage of antimicrobials in women undergoing caesarean section at a Tertiary Care Hospital.

A prospective study was conducted in 100 women during the period of February 2013 to August 2013 in the inpatient Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.

Data collected included the age of the patient, gravidity, and type of caesarean section, which was analyzed for the nature and number of antimicrobials prescribed, duration of treatment, polypharmacy, fixed-dose combinations, generic/brand names used and failure of prophylaxis. Antimicrobial prophylaxis was administered to the patients.

The most commonly prescribed antimicrobial was a combination of ceftriaxone and sulbactam. Of 100 patients, 87% were aged 20-35 years.

The highest proportion of patients were primigravida 72%.

Elective procedure was carried out in 38%, the remaining were emergency C-section in whom intra- and post-operative antimicrobial prophylaxis was given for a duration of 7 days.

In total, 27% patients were reported with infection even after the antimicrobial prophylaxis. In conclusion, pre-operative prophylaxis was given in the early rupture of membranes.

Fixed-dose combinations were preferred. Incidence of infection even after antimicrobial prophylaxis was reported due to pre-existing infection, debilitating disease or prolonged rupture of membranes.

Patients with recurrent infection were shifted to amoxicillin and clavulinic acid combination. Drugs were prescribed only by brand names which is of concern.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4950587/pdf/etm-12-02-0961.pdf

February 9, 2018 at 1:16 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.

Author information

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

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