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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085576/contact-isolation-precautions-in-trauma-patients-an-analysis-of-infectious-complications
#1
Mark E Hamill, Christopher R Reed, Sandy L Fogel, Eric H Bradburn, Kinga A Powers, Katie M Love, Christopher C Baker, Bryan R Collier
BACKGROUND: Victims of traumatic injuries represent a population at risk for a wide variety of complications. Contact isolation (CI) is a set of restrictions designed to help prevent the transmission of medically significant organisms in the healthcare setting. A growing body of literature demonstrates that CI can have significant implications for the individual isolated patient. Our goal was to characterize the use of contact isolation at our Level I trauma center and investigate the association of CI with infectious complications...
January 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080292/effect-of-the-endoclear-%C3%A2-device-on-biofilm-in-endotracheal-tubes
#2
James M Bardes, Dana Gray, Alison Wilson
BACKGROUND: Organisms trapped in biofilms cause more than 80% of medical infections. Significant investments are being made to develop methods of removing these biofilms. The endOclear(®) device is reported to remove biofilm from endotracheal tubes (ETTs) and to decrease pneumonia rates and ventilator time. METHODS: This was an observational study performed at a university Level 1 trauma center intensive care unit. A series of 40 ETTs were collected at extubation, with half of the patients having been treated daily with the endOclear(®) device...
January 12, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061321/effect-of-subcutaneous-sterile-vitamin-e-ointment-on-incisional-surgical-site-infection-after-elective-laparoscopic-colorectal-cancer-surgery
#3
David Alias, Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, Ana Moreno, Belen Manso, Gustavo Diaz, Manuel Duran, Damian Garcia-Olmo
BACKGROUND: Despite several interventions having been adopted to reduce the incidence of incisional surgical site infection (SSI), it still remains a challenge for surgeons, because incisional SSI is a common cause of health-care-associated infection, leading to increased morbidity, prolonged hospital stay, patient discomfort, and increased sanitary costs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect on incisional SSI of vitamin E ointment in the subcutaneous tissue of patients undergoing a laparoscopic colorectal surgical procedure...
January 6, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048964/variability-in-antibiotic-regimens-for-surgical-necrotizing-enterocolitis-highlights-the-need-for-new-guidelines
#4
Brian P Blackwood, Catherine J Hunter, Julia Grabowski
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis or NEC is the most common gastrointestinal emergency in the newborn. The etiology of NEC remains unknown, and treatment consists of antibiotic therapy and supportive care with the addition of surgical intervention as necessary. Unlike most surgical diseases, clear guidelines for the type and duration of peri-operative antibiotic therapy have not been established. Our aim was to review the antibiotic regimen(s) applied to surgical patients with NEC within a single neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to evaluate outcomes and help develop guidelines for antibiotic administration in this patient population...
January 3, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048948/mechanism-of-injury-may-influence-infection-risk-from-early-blood-transfusion
#5
Charles A Karcutskie, Jonathan P Meizoso, Juliet J Ray, Davis B Horkan, Xiomara D Ruiz, Carl I Schulman, Nicholas Namias, Kenneth G Proctor
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusion is a known risk factor for infection in trauma patients. Differences based on mechanism of injury have not been well described. We hypothesize that infection risk in trauma patients with early blood transfusion is different based on blunt or penetrating mechanism of injury. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Adults admitted to the trauma intensive care unit from January 2010 through January 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. Those receiving transfusion after 24 h were excluded...
January 3, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009537/overweight-and-obese-pediatric-patients-have-an-increased-risk-of-developing-a-surgical-site-infection
#6
Brian P Blackwood, Colin D Gause, Jamie C Harris, Christina M Theodorou, Irene Helenowski, Timothy B Lautz, Julia Grabowski, Catherine J Hunter
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a known risk factor in adult surgical site infections (SSIs), but its significance in pediatrics is unclear. We hypothesized that overweight and obese children have increased risk for SSI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (NSQIP-P) file and single-center reviews identified surgical patients (2-18 years) who developed SSIs. Patients were classified as underweight, normal, overweight, or obese based on body mass index (BMI)...
December 23, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009535/optimizing-vancomycin-release-from-calcium-phosphate-based-cement-by-carboxymethyl-cellulose-for-prevention-of-osteomyelitis
#7
Boren Lin, Ciara Caldwell, Sarit Bhaduri, Vijay Goel, Anand Agarwal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005468/age-and-its-impact-on-outcomes-with-intra-abdominal-infection
#8
Drew Farmer, Jeffrey M Tessier, James M Sanders, Robert G Sawyer, Ori D Rotstein, E P Dellinger, Pamela A Lipsett, Joseph Cuschieri, Preston Miller, Charles H Cook, Christopher A Guidry, Reza Askari, Billy J Moore, Therese M Duane
BACKGROUND: Age has been shown to play a significant role in the etiology of complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs), but the correlation between age and outcomes after therapy was not investigated in the Study to Optimize Peritoneal Infection Therapy (STOP-IT) trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were obtained by post hoc analysis of the STOP-IT trial database. Patients were stratified by age <65 or ≥65 years. Primary outcomes were surgical site infection (SSI), recurrent IAI (recIAI), and death...
December 22, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004989/how-long-is-long-enough-to-identify-a-surgical-site-infection
#9
Julie L Holihan, Juan R Flores-Gonzalez, Jiandi Mo, Tien C Ko, Lillian S Kao, Mike K Liang
BACKGROUND: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control requires 90 days after surgery using an implant to diagnose or show the absence of a surgical site infection (SSI). However, many databases only track outcomes up to 30 days. The cost and effort to increase follow-up to 90 days after surgery is high and the benefit is unclear. We hypothesize that the majority of SSIs after ventral hernia repair occur within 30 days of surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients who underwent ventral hernia repair (with or without mesh) from 2010-2015 at a single institution were evaluated for evidence of SSI...
December 22, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004988/biosynthetic-grafts-to-replace-infected-prosthetic-vascular-bypasses-a-single-center-experience
#10
Ingolf Töpel, Theresa Stigler, Isabelle Ayx, Thomas Betz, Christian Uhl, Markus Steinbauer
BACKGROUND: There are only a few options to replace infected infrainguinal synthetic vascular grafts in the absence of suitable autologous veins. To use a biosynthetic vascular graft (Omniflow(®)II) might be a valuable alternative. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical course of 29 patients who underwent replacement of an infected infrainguinal vascular prosthesis (Szilagyi 3) by an Omniflow(®)II graft. RESULTS: Because of the lack of suitable autologous veins, 15 above-knee femoro-popliteal, 5 below-knee femoro-popliteal, and 9 femoro-tibial bypasses were replaced with biosynthetic grafts...
December 22, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004986/smoking-and-risk-of-surgical-site-infection-after-spinal-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Lingde Kong, Zhao Liu, Fei Meng, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND: The effect of smoking on the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) after spinal surgery remains controversial. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to determine whether there is an association between smoking and the risk of SSI and to calculate the relative risk of infections attributable to smoking. METHODS: We performed a literature search of cohort and case-control studies in the MEDLINE, Embase, and ISI Web of Science databases. Sensitivity and subgroup analyses were performed to test the robustness of overall estimates of risk and to investigate potential sources of heterogeneity...
December 22, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004983/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-pneumonia-in-critically-ill-trauma-and-burn-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#12
Kristen L Bunnell, Andrew R Zullo, Christine Collins, Charles A Adams
BACKGROUND: The timing and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia in trauma patients are not well characterized. This information is critical for the selection of appropriate empiric antibiotics. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of MRSA pneumonia in early-onset and late-onset pneumonia and to identify risk factors for MRSA in the trauma-burn intensive care unit (ICU). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study from January 2012 to March 2015 of patients in the trauma and burn ICU with clinical and microbiologic evidence of pneumonia...
December 22, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991844/external-validation-of-a-decision-tool-to-guide-post-operative-management-of-patients-with-secondary-peritonitis
#13
Jasper J Atema, Kim Ram, Marcus J Schultz, Marja A Boermeester
BACKGROUND: Timely identification of patients in need of an intervention for abdominal sepsis after initial surgical management of secondary peritonitis is vital but complex. The aim of this study was to validate a decision tool for this purpose and to evaluate its potential to guide post-operative management. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted on consecutive adult patients undergoing surgery for secondary peritonitis in a single hospital. Assessments using the decision tool, based on one intra-operative and five post-operative variables, were performed on the second and third post-operative days and when the patients' clinical status deteriorated...
December 19, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929930/validation-of-a-predictive-scoring-system-for-deep-sternal-wound-infection-after-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-in-a-cohort-of-french-patients
#14
Andrea Perrotti, Giuseppe Gatti, Enrica Dorigo, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo, Sidney Chocron
BACKGROUND: The Gatti score is a weighted scoring system based on risk factors for deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) that was created in an Italian center to predict DSWI risk after bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting. No external evaluation based on validation samples derived from other surgical centers has been performed. The aim of this study is to perform this validation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During 2015, BITA grafts were used as skeletonized conduits in all 255 consecutive patients with multi-vessel coronary disease who underwent isolated coronary bypass surgery at the Department of Thoracic and Cardio-Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Jean Minjoz, Besançon, France...
December 8, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929925/evaluation-of-factors-associated-with-death-in-patients-with-necrotizing-fasciitis-of-the-abdominal-wall
#15
Christian W Ertl, Nicole C Carpp, Jeffrey Johnson, Leandra Burke
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rapidly progressing, life-threatening soft tissue infection. The prognostic factors associated with death from abdominal wall NF are not well understood. METHODS: The medical records of 61 patients with abdominal wall NF were reviewed retrospectively. Demographic, co-morbidity, laboratory, and clinical data were collected and compared for patients who survived and who did not. RESULTS: Sixty-one patients met the inclusion criteria, with eight deaths (13...
December 8, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929923/impact-of-pre-transplant-bacterial-infections-on-post-operative-outcomes-in-patients-after-liver-transplantation
#16
Im-Kyung Kim, Joon Seong Park, Man Ki Ju
BACKGROUND: In contrast to studies evaluating the negative effect of bacterial infections on clinical outcomes after liver transplantation, there is little evidence with regard to pre-transplant bacterial infections. We aimed to investigate the impact of pre-transplant bacterial infections on post-transplant outcomes in patients after liver transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed clinical data from 33 consecutive patients who underwent primary liver transplantations...
December 8, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925502/implementation-of-an-algorithm-for-prosthetic-joint-infection-deviations-and-problems
#17
Heinrich M L Mühlhofer, Karl-Georg Kanz, Florian Pohlig, Ulrich Lenze, Florian Lenze, Andreas Toepfer, Ruediger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Johannes Schauwecker
BACKGROUND: The outcome of revision surgery in arthroplasty is based on a precise diagnosis. In addition, the treatment varies based on whether the prosthetic failure is caused by aseptic or septic loosening. Algorithms can help to identify periprosthetic joint infections (PJI) and standardize diagnostic steps, however, algorithms tend to oversimplify the treatment of complex cases. We conducted a process analysis during the implementation of a PJI algorithm to determine problems and deviations associated with the implementation of this algorithm...
December 7, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912036/failure-to-redose-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-long-surgery-increases-risk-of-surgical-site-infection
#18
Nongyao Kasatpibal, Joanne D Whitney, E Patchen Dellinger, Bala G Nair, Kenneth C Pike
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic prophylaxis is a key component of the prevention of surgical site infection (SSI). Failure to manage antibiotic prophylaxis effectively may increase the risk of SSI. This study aimed to examine the effects of antibiotic prophylaxis on SSI risk. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted among patients having general surgery between May 2012 and June 2015 at the University of Washington Medical Center. Peri-operative data extracted from hospital databases included patient and operation characteristics, intra-operative medication and fluid administration, and survival outcome...
December 2, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912035/failure-to-rescue-after-infectious-complications-in-a-statewide-trauma-system
#19
Elinore J Kaufman, Emily Earl-Royal, Philip S Barie, Daniel N Holena
BACKGROUND: The failure to rescue (FTR) rate, the rate of death after a complication, measures a center's ability to identify and manage complications by "rescuing" vulnerable patients. Infectious complications are common after trauma, but risk factors for death after infection are not established. We hypothesized that risk factors would differ for FTR after infectious complications, development of infections, and for development of and death after non-infectious complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed trauma registry data for adult patients admitted to all 30 level I and II Pennsylvania trauma centers, 2011-2014...
December 2, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906610/infectious-complications-after-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intra-peritoneal-chemotherapy
#20
Naciye Cigdem Arslan, Selman Sokmen, Vildan Avkan-Oguz, Funda Obuz, Aras Emre Canda, Cem Terzi, Mehmet Fuzun
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to review the post-operative and infectious complications and determine the risk factors associated with infections in cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between October 2007 and December 2013, patients who underwent CRS and HIPEC with a curative intent were included in the study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System definitions were used to identify post-operative nosocomial infections...
December 1, 2016: Surgical Infections
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