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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
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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906606/influence-of-a-shorter-duration-of-post-operative-antibiotic-prophylaxis-on-infectious-complications-in-patients-undergoing-elective-liver-resection
#8
Masahiko Sakoda, Satoshi Iino, Yuko Mataki, Yota Kawasaki, Hiroshi Kurahara, Kosei Maemura, Shinichi Ueno, Shoji Natsugoe
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic prophylaxis has been recommended to reduce post-operative infectious complications. Discontinuation of post-operative antibiotic administration within 24 hours of operation is currently recommended. Many surgeons, however, conventionally tend to extend the duration of prophylactic antibiotic use. In this study, we performed a retrospective analysis to assess the efficacy of extended post-operative antibiotic use in patients who underwent elective liver resection...
December 1, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906601/association-between-pre-operative-cefazolin-dose-and-surgical-site-infection-in-obese-patients
#9
William J Peppard, David G Eberle, Nathan W Kugler, Danielle M Mabrey, John A Weigelt
BACKGROUND: A fixed dose of cefazolin results in serum concentrations that decrease as body mass increases. Current national guidelines suggest a pre-operative cefazolin dose of two grams may be insufficient for patients ≥120 kg; thus a three gram dose is recommended. These recommendations, however, are based on pharmacokinetic rather than outcome data. We evaluate the efficacy of pre-operative cefazolin two gram and three gram doses as measured by the rate of surgical site infection (SSI)...
December 1, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901415/burden-of-surgical-site-infections-associated-with-select-spine-operations-and-involvement-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#10
Harshila Patel, Hanane Khoury, Douglas Girgenti, Sharon Welner, Holly Yu
BACKGROUND: Spine operations may be indicated for treatment of diseases including vertebral injuries, degenerative spinal conditions, disk disease, spinal misalignments, or malformations. Surgical site infection (SSI) is a clinically important complication of spine surgery. Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is a leading cause of post-spinal SSIs. METHODS: PubMed and applicable infectious disease conference proceedings were searched to identify relevant published studies...
November 30, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898266/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-foot-osteomyelitis
#11
Chester N Ashong, Shazia A Raheem, Andrew S Hunter, Cezarina Mindru, Neal R Barshes
BACKGROUND: Conflicting studies exist regarding the impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on increased time to wound healing, future need for surgical procedures, and likelihood of treatment failure in patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis. The purpose of this study is to determine the overall significance of MRSA in predicting treatment failure in bone infections of the foot and to determine an appropriate pre-operative and empiric post-operative antibiotic regimen...
November 29, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898253/establishing-equipoise-national-survey-of-the-treatment-of-pediatric-para-pneumonic-effusion-and-empyema
#12
Morgan K Richards, Jarod P Mcateer, Todd C Edwards, Lucas R Hoffman, Matthew P Kronman, Dennis W Shaw, Adam B Goldin
BACKGROUND: Despite six randomized trials of various treatments for pediatric para-pneumonic effusion (PPE), management approaches differ. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into opinions on PPE treatment with the goal of designing a definitive trial to generate consensus intervention guidelines. METHODS: To evaluate physician opinions regarding PPE management, we developed a survey based on input from a nationwide, multi-disciplinary advisory group that established content validity...
November 29, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849440/use-of-cidofovir-for-cytomegalovirus-disease-refractory-to-ganciclovir-in-solid-organ-recipients
#13
Hugo Bonatti, Costi D Sifri, Clara Larcher, Stefan Schneeberger, Camille Kotton, Christian Geltner
BACKGROUND: Solid organ transplantation (SOT) frequently is complicated by cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections. Cidofovir (CDV) is active against CMV, including many ganciclovir (GCV)-resistant mutants, but often is considered to be too nephrotoxic for use after organ transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seven males and two females (median age 50.1 years), including two kidney/pancreas, four lung, one small bowel, and two hand recipients, received CDV for refractory CMV disease...
November 16, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845616/the-unintended-consequences-of-antibiotic-use
#14
Donald E Fry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841954/pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-evaluation-of-doripenem-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients-with-sepsis
#15
Aryan J Rahbar, Thomas P Lodise, Prasad Abraham, Alissa Lockwood, Manjunath P Pai, John Patka, Marina Rabinovich, Karen Curzio, Katleen Chester, Brian Williams, Bryan Morse, Mitchell Chaar, Vanthida Huang, Jeffrey Salomone
BACKGROUND: Doripenem is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections. While studies have described the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) of doripenem in the critically ill, no study has described the probability of target attainment profile among trauma patients with sepsis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was a prospective, open-label, pharmacokinetic study in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) at Grady Health System...
November 14, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830994/-unknown-title
#16
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November 10, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802106/a-simple-innovative-alternative-for-irrigation-aspiration-in-orthopedic-infections-using-a-foley-catheter
#17
Jagannath Kamath, Nikil Jayasheelan, Ankush Bansal, Rajashekar Danda, Girish Muppala
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of the Foley catheter in maximizing surgical debridement in patients with chronic osteomyelitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During surgical debridement in patients with chronic osteomyelitis, the medullary cavity is reamed thoroughly. The bulb of the Foley catheter is inflated with saline to facilitate the removal of the outer wall of the bulb using scissors. A guide wire is fed into the larger lumen of the Foley catheter up to its tip...
November 1, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788042/local-probiotic-therapy-with-lactobacillus-plantarum-mitigates-scar-formation-in-rabbits-after-burn-injury-and-infection
#18
Latha Satish, Phillip H Gallo, Sandra Johnson, Cecelia C Yates, Sandeep Kathju
BACKGROUND: Infection is the most common complication in burn-injured patients and is believed to contribute to the hypertrophic scarring frequently observed in such injury. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common pathogen in burn wound infection. We examined the effect of local probiotic therapy with Lactobacillus plantarum on the severity of the scarring following burn wounding and infection with P. aeruginosa in a rabbit model. METHODS: Full-thickness burn wounds were inoculated with control vehicle or L...
October 27, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754767/synthetic-versus-biologic-mesh-in-single-stage-repair-of-complex-abdominal-wall-defects-in-a-contaminated-field
#19
Jad Chamieh, Wen Hui Tan, Ricardo Ramirez, Eden Nohra, Chukwuma Apakama, William Symons
BACKGROUND: Synthetic meshes have been used with varying rates of success in a contaminated setting, although their use is not widely accepted because of concerns for infection. A biologic mesh (BM) is assumed to be more resistant to infection than a synthetic mesh; however, sparse clinical data support this theory. The hypothesis for this study: Uncoated polypropylene synthetic mesh (USM) can be used to obtain a durable repair in the setting of a contaminated abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) in a single-stage procedure with comparable infectious outcomes to a biologic mesh repair...
October 18, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740892/contemporary-insertion-of-central-venous-access-catheters-in-pediatric-patients-a-retrospective-record-review-study-of-538-catheters-in-a-single-center
#20
Max B van Gent, Wendeline J van der Made, Perla J Marang-van de Mheen, Koen E van der Bogt
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the rate of infections and complications after surgeon-performed, largely ultrasound-guided, central venous catheter (CVC) placement in a pediatric population and to identify patients at high risk of complications. METHODS: All children aged between 4 months and 19 years with a percutaneous CVC inserted between January 1, 2000, and July 31, 2013, were included. Patient records were reviewed retrospectively for the occurrence of infection and other complications until CVC removal or the last outpatient clinic visit and compared between patient groups and with the recent literature...
October 14, 2016: Surgical Infections
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