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Invasive Infections due to Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci

Invasive Infections due to VRE


Presentation

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  • Enteroccocci are bacteria that are normally present in the human intestines and in the female genital tract and are often found in the environment. These bacteria can sometimes cause infections.[cdc.gov]
  • Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci are bacteria that are normally present in the human intestines and in the female genital tract and are often found in the environmental. These bacteria can sometimes cause infections.[riversidehealthcare.ca]
Sepsis
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  • Abstract Favorites PDF Get Content & Permissions Open Predictive accuracy of Sepsis-3 definitions for mortality among adult critically ill patients with suspected infection Chen, Qi-Hong; Shao, Jun; Liu, Wei-Li; More Chinese Medical Journal. 132(10):1147[cmj.org]
  • The patient died in severe sepsis after 2 doses of antibiotics. Death in the other three cases was attributed to the underlying condition.[smw.ch]
  • Two of them were admitted to intensive care units for severe sepsis, however, patients already expired when we informed the positive culture for VRE.[ispub.com]
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections MRSA bacteria is responsible for many illnesses ranging from skin and wound infections to pneumonia and bloodstream infections that could possible result in sepsis and death.[biocidium.com]
Physician
  • Invasive infections caused by these organisms have challenged most physicians because they are resistant to multiple antibiotics.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The results will be reported to your physician. How is MRSA treated? Many bacteria live on and in the body without causing disease/infection. This is colonization.[cornwallhospital.ca]
  • Encourage physicians to limit the use of antibiotics. Double-bag all specimens for transport. Enlist the aid of an infection-control specialist as indicated.[quizlet.com]
  • 2 3, Elad Goldberg, vice-head of department 2 4, Ami Neuberger, senior physician 5 6, Nesrin Ghanem-Zoubi, senior physician 7, Yaakov Dickstein, resident 6 8, William Nseir, head of department 9, Michael Dan, head of unit 2 10, Leonard Leibovici, head[bmj.com]
  • The data provided by this survey will be useful in informing microbiologists, infectious diseases physicians and infection control practitioners about the increasing importance of VRE in Australia.[health.gov.au]
Pain
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  • Decreased cardiac output Deficient fluid volume Hyperthermia Impaired tissue integrity Risk for decreased cardiac perfusion Risk for infection Nursing Considerations-Expected Outcomes report decreased pain levels maintain adequate cardiac output have[quizlet.com]
  • Rabow Search Textbook Autosuggest Results Chapter 1: Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Chapter 2: Common Symptoms Chapter 3: Preoperative Evaluation & Perioperative Management Chapter 4: Geriatric Disorders Chapter 5: Palliative Care & Pain Management[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]
  • If you have a urinary tract infection, you may have back pain, a burning sensation when you urinate, or a need to urinate more often than usual. Some people with VRE infections have diarrhea, feel weak and sick, or have fever and chills.[northshore.org]
Surgical Procedure
  • Healthcare workers routinely wear gowns and gloves during the surgical procedure and work in a sterile field. Circulating personnel should wear gloves as necessary and wash their hands frequently.[infectioncontroltoday.com]
  • To determine factors that might affect tolerability of the probiotic, baseline data included comorbidities, recent antimicrobial use, and admission to a healthcare institution, surgical procedures, and invasive devices.[omicsonline.org]
  • All patients had severe underlying diseases: five had haematological malignancies, two had repeated episodes of cholangiosepsis, two had severe atherosclerosis after multiple vascular surgical procedures, and one had undergone liver transplantation.[smw.ch]
  • In addition, children with MRSA infection more often required surgical procedures (38% vs. 15%), experienced more infection-related complications (24% vs 6%), and were more often admitted to the intensive care unit (16% vs 3%).[emedicine.medscape.com]
Epilepsy
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Respiratory Distress
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  • distress; prominent GI symptoms may also occur Thrombophlebitis: Fever, pain, and occasionally erythema at the insertion site of an intravenous catheter; usually affects hospitalized patients Deep tissue abscess and infection: Muscles [1, 2, 3, 4] and[emedicine.medscape.com]
Pleural Effusion
  • Posteroanterior chest radiograph of a 15-year-old with staphylococcal endocarditis and multiple septic emboli, revealing borderline cardiomegaly, multiple nodular infiltrates, and bilateral pleural effusions.[emedicine.medscape.com]
Heart Disease
  • Disease Chapter 11: Systemic Hypertension Chapter 12: Blood Vessel & Lymphatic Disorders Chapter 13: Blood Disorders Chapter 14: Disorders of Hemostasis, Thrombosis, & Antithrombotic Therapy Chapter 15: Gastrointestinal Disorders Chapter 16: Liver, Biliary[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]
  • disease 7 (18) 7 (13) 0.56 Chronic renal failure 1 (3) 3 (6) 0.64 Chronic liver disease 2 (5) 1 (2) 0.56 Neutrophil count 500 19 (50) 35 (65) 0.19 Previous days with neutropenia ( 500 ) (median, range ) 8 (0-35) 11 (1-60) 0.028 0.99 (0.92-1.07) 0.95[journals.plos.org]
Fear
  • How the exfoliative toxins produce epidermal splitting has not been fully elucidated. [35] The most feared manifestation of S aureus toxin production is toxic shock syndrome (TSS).[emedicine.medscape.com]

Workup

  • […] progress rapidly Pleural effusion, pneumatoceles, and pneumothorax are also common In oncology patients, S aureus may cause pulmonary nodules [7] Thrombophlebitis Obtain a blood culture through the intravenous line and a peripheral blood culture See Workup[emedicine.medscape.com]
Streptococcus Pneumoniae
  • Epidemiology of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae infections in the United States, 1995-1998: opportunities for prevention in the conjugate vaccine era. JAMA 2001 ; 285 : 1729 – 1735. 45. Krop, JS, Coresh, J, Chambless, LE, et al.[cambridge.org]
  • Epidemiology of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae infections in the United States, 1995-1998: opportunities for prevention in the conjugate vaccine era. JAMA 2001 ; 285 : 1729 – 1735. 44. US Renal Data System: 2004 Annual Data Report.[doi.org]
  • In vitro activity of ceftaroline against multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae: a review of published studies and the AWARE Surveillance Program (2008-2010). Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Sep. 55 Suppl 3:S206-14. [Medline].[emedicine.medscape.com]
Pleural Effusion
  • Posteroanterior chest radiograph of a 15-year-old with staphylococcal endocarditis and multiple septic emboli, revealing borderline cardiomegaly, multiple nodular infiltrates, and bilateral pleural effusions.[emedicine.medscape.com]

Treatment

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  • Table 1: Patient characteristics, antibiotic treatment and outcome.[smw.ch]
  • Outcomes The primary efficacy outcome was clinical treatment failure at seven days and was a composite of death, persistence of fever ( Secondary outcomes included failure or modification of treatment, comprising treatment failure (as defined) or antibiotic[bmj.com]
  • Treatment-General With colonization and no infection, possibly no treatment Standard and contact precautions Removal of the invasive device if it is the source Treatment-Activity Rest periods when fatigued Treatment-Medications Antimicrobials (VRE isolates[quizlet.com]
  • Daptomycin and Linezolid in the Treatment of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcal Bacteremia: A Retrospective Analysis of Treatment Outcomes. In: 45th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC: Idsa; 2007. (42.)[aprendeenlinea.udea.edu.co]

Prognosis

  • Microbiological and clinical characteristics of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteraemia in Taiwan: implication of sequence type for prognosis. J Antimicrob Chemother [Internet]. 2012 Sep [cited 2015 Jul 14];67(9):[2243-9].[aprendeenlinea.udea.edu.co]

Etiology

  • Etiology and ecology. Arch Intern Med 1962; 110: 847–855. Google Scholar 6. Meyer E, Schwab F, Schroeren-Boersch B, et al. Surveillance of antibiotic use and bacterial resistance in intensive care units.[link.springer.com]
  • Needle aspiration for the etiologic diagnosis of children with cellulitis in the era of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Jun. 50(6):503-7. [Medline].[emedicine.medscape.com]

Epidemiology

  • Epidemiology and mortality risk of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bloodstream infections. J Infect Dis 1995 ; 172 : 993 – 1000. 21. Zaas, AK, Song, X, Tucker, P, Perl, TM.[cambridge.org]
  • Epidemiology and control of an outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in the intensive care units. Yonsei Med J. 2009; 50 (5): 637-43[ DOI ][ PubMed ] 12.[pedinfect.com]
  • Epidemiology and mechanisms of glycopeptide resistance in enterococci. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2005 Dec;18(6):507-12. (11.) Melo-Cristino J, Resina C, Manuel V, Lito L, Ramirez M.[aprendeenlinea.udea.edu.co]
  • Also, as this was a single-centre study the results may have been influenced by local epidemiological variables, thereby limiting their applicability to other settings.[journals.plos.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • Learn more STUDY Flashcards Learn Write Spell Test PLAY Match Gravity Terms in this set (18) Overview Mutation of a common bacterium Easily spread by direct person-to-person contact Also called VRE Overview-Pathophysiology Genes encode resistance and[quizlet.com]
  • This cytokine release mediates the TSS; the resultant pathophysiology mimics that of endotoxic shock.[emedicine.medscape.com]

Prevention

  • New chapters in this edition focus on the hospitalist's increasing role in providing critical care, managing surgical patients with medical co-morbidities, ensuring patient safety and preventing adverse events, and directing hospital systems areas such[books.google.de]
  • How can patients prevent the spread of VRE? If a patient or someone in their household has VRE, the following are some things they can do to prevent the spread of VRE: Keep their hands clean.[cdc.gov]
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 of every 8 infections occurring in hospitals is caused by enterococci; of these, 30% are VRE.[quizlet.com]
  • What precautions are used to prevent the spread of MRSA in the hospital? If you are found to carry MRSA, you will be placed in a single room and put under special Infection Control precautions.[cornwallhospital.ca]
  • Thus, while enterococci are gut commensals, the adverse consequences of VRE infection means that prevention or eradication of colonization by VRE should be explored for prevention of invasive infection with these multidrug resistant bacteria [ 3 ].[omicsonline.org]

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