2010 Mar - Short course antibiotic therapy for Gram-negative hospital-acquired pneumonia in the critically ill
Pugh RJ, Cooke RP, Dempsey G.; J Hosp Infect. 2010 Mar 2.
Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in the critically ill, yet the optimal duration of antibiotic therapy is unknown. Too short a course may lead to treatment failure, whereas too long a course may lead to increased antibiotic resistance, antibiotic-related morbidity and increased costs.
This article report an adult patient with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 infection who had neurologic complications.
Background. Infections caused by the pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza virus range from mild upper respiratory tract syndromes to fatal diseases. However, studies comparing virological and immunological profile of different clinical severity are lacking.
2009 - Research articles: High frequency of cross-reacting antibodies against 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) virus among the elderly in Finland
Since May 2009, the pandemic influenza A(H1N1) virus has been spreading throughout the world. Epidemiological data indicate that the elderly are underrepresented among the ill individuals.
2009 Sep - Adult community-acquired bacterial meningitis requiring ICU admission: epidemiological data, prognosis factors and adherence to IDSA guidelines
2009 Aug - Time for first antibiotic dose is not predictive for the early clinical failure of moderate–severe community-acquired pneumonia
2009 Aug - Salvage treatment for persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: efficacy of linezolid with or without carbapenem
Summary: The article describes the characteristics of 574 reported deaths associated with pandemic H1N1 influenza up to 16 July 2009. Pregnancy and metabolic condition (including diabetes and obesity) are two important risk factors for death.
Summary: CDC has evaluated 65 clinical respiratory specimens collected during April--May 2009 that had previously tested positive either for novel influenza A (H1N1) or for seasonal influenza A (H1N1) or A (H3N2) viruses by real-time reverse transcription--polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) assay.
2009 Antimicrobial use: risk driver of multidrug resistant microorganisms in healthcare settings [Review]
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review explores recent evidence on the association between antibiotics usage and resistance.