Leuconostoc has been accepted as the etiologic agent for bacteremia, sepsis, catheter related blood stream infection
, meningitis, endocarditis, brain and liver abscess, osteomyelitis, pulmonary and nosocomial infections (1,3,5-9).
In summary, this pilot study investigated a modified rapid direct identification protocol for positive blood cultures and confirmed it is a promising approach to reduce laboratory turnaround time and consequently to improve blood stream infection
Similarly a nation-wide surveillance study from USA reported that 75% MRCoNS were responsible for nosocomial blood stream infections
in US hospitals14.
CLABSI is a primary blood stream infection
that develops in a patient with a central line in place within the 48 hour period before the onset of blood stream infection
, which is not related to infection at another site.
For the present study all hospitalized patients greater than 15 years of age, admitted under the nephrology, urology, gastroenterology, oncology and intensive care services found to have laboratory confirmed blood stream infection
with gram negative bacteria, whether in monomicrobial or polymicrobial cultures, either on admission or at any time during the course of their hospital stay were included.
Table-I: Percentage of Nasal colonization among Patients suffering from MRSA blood stream infection
according to Source of bacteraemia.
albicans causes the third most common fungal blood stream infection
in the United States.
auricularis has rarely been implicated in blood stream infection
A child was hospitalized at a Lane County hospital earlier this week with a case of meningococcemia, defined as a blood stream infection
prompted by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis, according to Lane County Public Health.
Outcome measures included the incidence of one or more episodes of blood stream infection
, urinary tract infection, meningitis, and/or necrotizing enterocolitis after 72 hours.
The problem is especially pronounced in intensive care units (ICUs), where an estimated 78,000 patients acquire a central line blood stream infection
each year, according to a 2011 CDC report, a significant burden to patients and the U.
Expected Total Costs Attributable to Healthcare Acquired Infections(1) Surgical Site Infections (SSI) 4% Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP) 5% Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection
(CLABSI) 1% Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 20% C.
The NICU team was awarded for their innovation in patient safety and quality at the local level, specifically the work being done through their multi-year quality improvement project to eliminate catheter-related blood stream infection
CUSP creates a culture that targets system failures and not individual faults, introducing a six-step patient safety program that focuses on surgical site infection, ventilator associated pneumonia, length of stay, blood stream infection
, wrong site surgeries, and other important initiative.
This is because if there is MRSA in the wound, it can then pass into the blood, causing a blood stream infection