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Vancomycin Linked to Immune Thrombocytopenia
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/generalinfectiousdisease/5162

Feb 28th, 2007 - Action Points Explain to interested patients that severe bleeding is rare in patients treated with vancomycin for a serious infection. Explain to patients who ask that bleeding stopped after vancomycin was stopped and platelet levels returned to baseline. MILWAUKEE, Feb. 28 -- Treatment with vancomycin for bacterial sepsis can lead to life-threatening immune thrombocytopenia, researchers here r...

Watch for Sepsis From Contaminated Platelets
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/13299/infectious-diseases/watch-sepsis-contaminated-platelets
Miriam E. Tucker

Always consider the possibility of bacterial contamination of blood products—particularly plate-lets—in patients who experience a febrile reaction to a transfusion, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised. Transfusion-associated bacterial sepsis is the second most frequently reported cause of transfusion-related mortality in the United States, accounting for 17% of 277 reported t.

Bacterial Contamination Prompts Recall of Perineal Washcloths
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/14720/infectious-diseases/bacterial-contamination-prompts-recall-perineal
Kerri Wachter

Certain lots of Comfort Shield Perineal Care Washcloths have been recalled because of contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. The bacteria can cause serious infections including pneumonia and bacterial sepsis in immunocompromised individuals, those with cystic fibrosis, and hospitalized patients in general, as well as certain other patient groups.

Bacterial Contamination of Platelets Poses Unrecognized Transfusion Risk
https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/25755/infectious-diseases/bacterial-contamination-platelets-poses
Family Practice News; Miriam E. Tucker

Always consider the possibility of bacterial contamination of blood products—particularly platelets—in patients who experience a febrile reaction to a transfusion, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised. Transfusion-associated bacterial sepsis is the second most frequently reported cause of transfusion-related mortality in the United States, accounting for 17% of 277 reported tr.

Assay Could Speed Diagnosis of Bacterial Sepsis
https://www.mdedge.com/authors/jeff-evans?page=28
Jeff Evans

Jan 1st, 2010 - A testing method that uses positive blood cultures and an automated DNA-based polymerase chain reaction and microarray system accurately identified bacteria in sepsis much faster than a standard culture-based process. The test identified bacterial species in patients with suspected sepsis with 95% sensitivity and 99% specificity, with a mean turnaround time of 23 hours—compared with 41.

FDA Issues Boxed Warning for Efalizumab
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/publichealth/11358

Oct 16th, 2008 - ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 16 -- The FDA today announced that efalizumab (Raptiva) must carry a boxed warning to highlight the risk of life-threatening infections, including progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). The warning will also include an increased risk of bacterial sepsis, viral meningitis, and invasive fungal disease. The demand for updated labeling comes after reports to the FDA'...

Low UTI rates after foregoing prophylactic antibiotics for cystoscopy
https://www.mdedge.com/hematology-oncology/article/81272/genitourinary-cancer/low-uti-rates-after-foregoing-prophylactic
Amy Karon

Mar 27th, 2014 - Only 1. 9% of tumor patients who did not have prophylactic antibiotics developed febrile urinary tract infections after flexible cystoscopy, according to research published in the April issue of European Urology.

Whole blood PCR improves diagnosis of pediatric bacterial sepsis
https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/140453/infectious-diseases/whole-blood-pcr-improves-diagnosis-pediatric
Pediatric News; Bruce Jancin

Jun 14th, 2017 - MADRID – Whole blood multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) holds considerable promise as a rapid noninvasive test to improve diagnosis of life-threatening bacterial infections in children with suspected sepsis yet negative blood cultures, Clare Thakker, MD, reported at the annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. There are several disadvantages with blood c.

Platelet Contamination Leads to 3 Deaths
https://www.mdedge.com/fedprac/article/171390/mixed-topics/platelet-contamination-leads-3-deaths
Jan Dyer

Aug 15th, 2018 - Platelet-transmitted bacterial infections persist as a cause of transfusion-associated morbidity and mortality, according to researchers writing in Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report. They describe 2 separate clusters of platelet transfusion-associated bacterial sepsis reported in Utah and California, in which 3 patients died.

Rest Energy Expenditure is Decreased during the Acute as Compared to the Recovery Phase of Sepsis in Newborns
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/727106_2

Materials and Methods Study Population This study protocol was approved by the University of Sao Paulo Research Ethics Board and subjects were only enrolled following parental consent. We studied 19 children admitted in the University of Sao Paulo Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with the diagnosis of a bacterial sepsis. The subjects' were 20 ± 17 days old, birth weight of 2966 ± 502 grams and a ma...

Rest Energy Expenditure is Decreased during the Acute as Compared to the Recovery Phase of Sepsis in Newborns
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/727106

Abstract and Introduction Abstract Background: Little is known with respect to the metabolic response and the requirements of infected newborns. Moreover, the nutritional needs and particularly the energy metabolism of newborns with sepsis are controversial matter. In this investigation we aimed to evaluate the rest energy expenditure (REE) of newborns with bacterial sepsis during the acute and...