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Braz. j. infect. dis ; 23(6): 451-461, Nov.-Dec. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1089312


ABSTRACT Background: Papiliotrema laurentii is one of several non-neoformans cryptococci that have rarely been associated with human infection, since it was previously considered saprophyte and thought to be non-pathogenic to humans. Nevertheless, increasing number of reports of human infection have emerged in recent years, mostly in oncologic patients. Aim: To report a case of a female patient with pyloric obstructive cancer with a catheter-related Papiliotrema laurentii blood stream infection and systematically review the available evidence on P. laurentii infection in humans. Methods: Retrieval of studies was based on Medical Subject Headings and Health Sciences Descriptors, which were combined using Boolean operators. Searches were run on the electronic databases Scopus, Web of Science, MEDLINE (PubMed), BIREME (Biblioteca Regional de Medicina), LILACS (Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature), Cochrane Library for Systematic Reviews and There was no language or date of publication restrictions. The reference lists of the studies retrieved were searched manually. Results: The search strategy retrieved 1703 references. In the final analysis, 31 references were included, with the description of 35 cases. Every patient but one had a previous co-morbidity - 48.4 % of patients had a neoplasm. Amphotericin B was the most used treatment and only a single case of resistance to it was reported. Most patients were cured of the infection. Conclusion: P. laurentii infection in humans is usually associated to neoplasia and multiple co-morbidities, and amphotericin B seems to be a reliable agent for treatment.

Humans , Female , Aged , Stomach Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Catheter-Related Infections/diagnostic imaging , Stomach Neoplasms/microbiology , Stomach Neoplasms/therapy , Biopsy , Vancomycin/therapeutic use , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Fluconazole/therapeutic use , Amphotericin B/therapeutic use , Bacteremia/microbiology , Cryptococcus/isolation & purification , Catheter-Related Infections/etiology , Catheter-Related Infections/microbiology , Catheter-Related Infections/drug therapy , Piperacillin, Tazobactam Drug Combination/therapeutic use , Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
Rev. chil. infectol ; 35(4): 343-350, ago. 2018. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-978043


Resumen Introducción: En las infecciones por enterobacterias productoras de β-lactamasas de espectro extendido (BLEE), los β-lactámicos preferidos para tratamiento son los carbapenémicos. Sin embargo, estudios clínicos muestran eficacia de piperacilina/tazobactam en ciertas infecciones por Escherichia coli productoras de BLEE. Objetivo: Determinar la cura clínica y microbiológica con piperacilina/tazobactam en pacientes con infecciones por E. coli productoras de BLEE, tipo CTX-M. Materiales/Métodos: Estudio descriptivo, retrospectivo, con adultos internados en un hospital universitario. Incluimos infecciones del tracto urinario (ITU), intra-abdominales (IIA) e infecciones de tejidos blandos (ITB). Resultados: Estudiamos 40 pacientes, donde 65% correspondían a ITU, 25% IIA y 10 % ITB. La cura clínica global se logró en 89,4%, con mejores resultados en las ITU (100%), seguidas de ITB (80%) e IIA (70%). El 85% de las cepas tenía concentraciones inhibitorias mínimas (CIM) ≤ 8 μg/mL y 70% con CIM ≤ 4 μg/mL. La tasa de fracaso fue mayor en las infecciones con inóculos altos intraabdominales. La BLEE del tipo CTX-M-15 se encontró en 62,5%. Conclusiones: Piperacilina/tazobactam logró cura clínica y microbiológica, en pacientes con infecciones por E. coli productoras de BLEE susceptibles, especialmente en ITU e IPB y en menor medida en IIA.

Background: Carbapenems are the preferred β-lactamics for treatment for infections caused by enterobacteria producing extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL); however, clinical studies show effectiveness of piperacillin/tazobactam in certain infections by Escherichia coli ESBL producers. Aim: To determine the clinical and micro-biological cure with piperacillin/tazobactam in patients with infections caused by E. coli ESBL producers, CTXM type. Methods: Retrospective descriptive study with adults hospitalized in a university hospital. We included urinary tract infections (UTI), intra-abdominal infections (IAI), soft tissue infections (STI) and/or bacteremia. Results: We studied 40 patients, where 65% corresponded to UTI, 25% to IAI and 10% were STI. The overall clinical cure was achieved in 89.4%, with the best results in the ITU (100%), followed by STI (80%) and 70% in IAI. The 85% of the strains had minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) ≤8 μg/ml and 70% with MIC ≤4 μg/mL, however the rate of failure were high in intra-abdominal infections with high inocula or not controlled; CTX-M-15 was found in the 62.5%. Conclusions: Piperacillin/tazobactam was efficient to obtain clinical and microbiological cure in patients with infections caused by ESBL producers but susceptible E. coli, especially in UTI and STI and to a lesser extent in IAI.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Aged , beta-Lactamases/drug effects , Escherichia coli Proteins/drug effects , Escherichia coli Infections/drug therapy , Piperacillin, Tazobactam Drug Combination/therapeutic use , Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use , Retrospective Studies , Treatment Outcome , Escherichia coli/isolation & purification , Escherichia coli/drug effects , Escherichia coli Infections/enzymology , Escherichia coli Infections/microbiology