BioMed Research International

Blood Stream Infections


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Lead Editor

1Dr. V.M. Medical College, Solapur, India

2University Hospital Crosshouse, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

3Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, India

4Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

5Center for Clinical Global Health Education, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA


Blood Stream Infections

Description

Advances in medical science have resulted in increased interventions in critically ill patients creating foci from where bacteria can gain access to the blood stream. This has resulted in an increase in blood stream infections (BSIs). Invasion of the blood stream by bacteria presents clinically as sepsis or septic shock. Early diagnosis and appropriate therapy are important for the survival of the patient.

Conventional culture techniques are time consuming. However, newer automated systems have resulted in shortening the time of diagnosis. Excessive use of antibiotics in the hospital and community has resulted in drug resistant organisms causing infections, making it imperative not only to diagnose sepsis but also to identify the causative agent and the antibiotic which would be efficacious against it.

This special issue mainly focuses on the various aspects of blood stream infections, the etiology including causative organisms, and the presence of multidrug resistant infections. The issue would evaluate the various biomarkers available for the rapid diagnosis of sepsis, the comparative results of various automated systems in the diagnosis of sepsis, and the innovations in intravenous catheters and other intravascular devises to prevent such infections. Prospective authors are invited to contribute original research articles as well as critical reviews for this forthcoming special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical presentations of blood stream infections
  • Common foci from where they originate
  • Etiological agents and their resistograms
  • Automated systems used in diagnosis
  • Role of biomarkers in diagnosis
  • Fungal blood stream infections
  • Nucleic acid based detection methods
  • Prevention of blood stream infections
  • Development of novel intravascular devises which prevent formation of biofilms

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/microbiology/bsi/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 515273
  • - Editorial

Blood Stream Infections

Renu Bharadwaj | Abhijit Bal | ... | Amita Gupta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 465054
  • - Research Article

Molecular Screening of Virulence Genes in Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli Isolated from Human Blood Culture in Brazil

Vanessa L. Koga | Geizecler Tomazetto | ... | Renata K. T. Kobayashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 501214
  • - Review Article

Improving the Diagnosis of Bloodstream Infections: PCR Coupled with Mass Spectrometry

Elena Jordana-Lluch | Montserrat Giménez | ... | Elisa Martró
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 153747
  • - Research Article

Bacteriological Profile and Drug Resistance Patterns of Blood Culture Isolates in a Tertiary Care Nephrourology Teaching Institute

Kalpesh Gohel | Amit Jojera | ... | Mahesh Desai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 547818
  • - Review Article

Biomarkers for Sepsis

Cesar Henriquez-Camacho | Juan Losa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 710273
  • - Research Article

Potential Synergy Activity of the Novel Ceragenin, CSA-13, against Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Strains Isolated from Bacteremia Patients

Cagla Bozkurt-Guzel | Paul B. Savage | ... | Berna Ozbek-Celik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 561020
  • - Research Article

Aetiology of Bacteraemia as a Risk Factor for Septic Shock at the Onset of Febrile Neutropaenia in Adult Cancer Patients

Regis Goulart Rosa | Luciano Zubaran Goldani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 264351
  • - Review Article

Biomarkers for Sepsis: A Review with Special Attention to India

George E. Nelson | Vidya Mave | Amita Gupta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 958469
  • - Research Article

Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium Bacteremia in a Tertiary Care Hospital: Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Susceptibility, and Outcome

Regis G. Rosa | Alexandre V. Schwarzbold | ... | Luciano Z. Goldani
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