Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S. maltophilia) is a type of bacterium that is found in various natural environments (such as soil, water and plants), but also occurs in the hospital environment and may cause infections including those that affect the bloodstream, respiratory tract, urinary tract and surgical-sites. Infections are uncommon and typically only occur in individuals with severely impaired immune systems.  Risk factors in hospitalized individuals may include prior exposure to antimicrobials, mechanical ventilation, and prolonged hospitalization. It typically grows and spreads through medical devices, hospital fluids (such as irrigation solutions or IV fluids) or patient secretions, but does not readily spread between patients. S. maltophilia does not respond to many antibiotics but most strains are susceptible to co-trimoxazole treatment.
 

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The terms "Stenotrophomonas maltophilia" returned 191 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Anti-biofilm and Anti-Virulence Efficacy of Celastrol Against .
 

Author(s): Hye-Rim Kim, Dongsup Lee, Yong-Bin Eom

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is a multi-drug resistant opportunistic pathogen that causes nosocomial infections in immunocompromised patients. This pathogen is difficult to treat owing to its intrinsic multidrug resistance and ability to form antimicrobial-tolerant biofilms. In the present study, we aimed to ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Outbreak Of Extensively Drug Resistant Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia In Burn Unit.
 

Author(s): Usman Ali, Shahid Ahmad Abbasi, Fatima Kaleem, Irum Aftab, Tariq Butt

Journal: J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. ;29(4):686-688.

 

Stenotrophomonas maltophiliais an emerging cause of nosocomial infections. We report an outbreak of XDR-Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infection from burn unit of a tertiary care hospital in July 2016. The strain isolated was resistant to all antimicrobials tested but colistin. Outbreak ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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: An emerging entity for cluster endophthalmitis.
 

Author(s): Sarita Beri, Anurag Shandil, Rajiv Garg

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Nov;65(11):1166-1171.

 

This was a study of acute cluster endophthalmitis along with clinical features, culture results, and visual outcomes of 10 eyes of 10 patients after intravitreal injection of Avastin (bevacizumab) in one sitting from a single vial.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Stenotrophomonas maltophilia" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

: From trivial to grievous.
 

Author(s): Lipika Singhal, Parvinder Kaur, Vikas Gautam

Journal: Indian J Med Microbiol. ;35(4):469-479.

 

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, once regarded as an organism of low virulence, has evolved as a significant opportunistic pathogen causing severe human infections in both hospital and community settings, especially amongst highly debilitated patients. Globally, S. maltophilia ranks ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Infective endocarditis caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: A report of two cases and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Shaik Subhani, Amar N Patnaik, Ramachandra Barik, Lalita Nemani

Journal: Indian Heart J. 2016 Sep;68 Suppl 2():S267-S270.

 

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is known for nosocomial habitat. Infective endocarditis due to this organism is rare and challenging because of resistance to multiple broad-spectrum antibiotic regimens. Early detection and appropriate antibiotic based on culture sensitivity reports are ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome complicated by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia peritonitis: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Abdul Rehman, Noor Ul-Ain Baloch, Muhammad Awais

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(9):1149-52.

 

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an iatrogenic disorder resulting from ovulation induction. Although the occurrence of this disorder is rare, it can be potentially life-threatening in its most severe forms. We herein present the case of a young nulliparous woman who presented ...

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