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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148955/experience-of-tubo-ovarian-abscess-a-retrospective-clinical-analysis-of-318-patients-in-a-single-tertiary-center-in-middle-turkey
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Zeynep Ozturk Inal, Hasan Ali Inal, Umit Gorkem
BACKGROUND: The objective was to identify the clinical and laboratory parameters, ultrasonographic (USG) morphology, and to predict surgical treatment for patients with tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data for a total of 318 patients with a diagnosis of TOA between January 2005 and December 2016 were analyzed retrospectively at a referral center in Turkey. Patients requiring surgical treatment were compared with those who did not with respect to demographic characteristics and clinical, USG, and laboratory findings...
November 17, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135348/development-of-a-surgical-infection-surveillance-program-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ethiopia-lessons-learned-from-two-surveillance-strategies
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Jared A Forrester, Luca Koritsanszky, Benjamin D Parsons, Menbere Hailu, Demisew Amenu, Seifu Alemu, Fekadu Jiru, Thomas G Weiser
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a leading cause of post-operative morbidity and mortality. We developed Clean Cut, a surgical infection prevention program, with two goals: (1) Increase adherence to evidence-based peri-operative infection prevention standards and (2) establish sustainable surgical infection surveillance. Here we describe our infection surveillance strategy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clean Cut was piloted and evaluated at a 523 bed tertiary hospital in Ethiopia...
November 14, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099342/synovial-fluid-leukocyte-esterase-in-the-diagnosis-of-peri-prosthetic-joint-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Chi Wang, Rui Li, Qi Wang, Chengbin Wang
BACKGROUND: Peri-prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a serious and frequent complication of total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Recently, synovial fluid leukocyte esterase (LE), measurement of which is convenient and fast, has been examined as a marker of PJI. We summarized the articles describing synovial fluid LE as a biomarker for the diagnosis of PJI and assessed its diagnostic value in patients suspected of having PJI. METHODS: We searched with appropriate key words in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, the Cochrane database, and Science Direct...
November 3, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064344/low-infection-related-re-admission-rates-in-a-retrospective-of-4725-children-with-appendicitis-using-a-clinical-pathway-in-a-tertiary-care-pediatric-center
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Nikolas E Marino, Kate Davenport, Mary Hilfiker, Simone Langness, Timothy Fairbanks, Erin Stucky Fisher, Robert Newbury, Allyson Andrews, Alan Wells, Juan D Chaparro, John S Bradley
BACKGROUND: Standardization of antibiotic management of appendicitis in tertiary care pediatric centers has been associated with improved outcomes. Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego implemented an appendicitis clinical pathway in 2005. We evaluated infection-related re-admission risk factors since 2010, when an electronic medical record was established, with the aim to optimize the clinical pathway. METHODS: Between January 2010 and August 2015, 4725 children with a diagnosis of appendicitis were evaluated for demographic data, pathology diagnoses, culture results, and inpatient and oral step-down antibiotic therapy regimens...
October 24, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058569/surgical-site-infections-after-appendectomy-performed-in-low-and-middle-human-development-index-countries-a-systematic-review
#5
Deshka Foster, Will Kethman, Lawrence Z Cai, Thomas G Weiser, Joseph D Forrester
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is a common surgical emergency worldwide. Early intervention is associated with better outcomes. In low and middle Human Development-Index Countries (LMHDICs), late presentation and poor access to healthcare facilities can contribute to greater illness severity and higher complication rates, such as post-operative surgical site infections (SSIs). The current rate of SSIs post-appendectomy in low- and middle-index settings has yet to be described. METHODS: We performed a systemic review of the literature describing the incidence and management of SSIs after appendectomy in LMHDICs...
October 23, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053438/tailored-approach-to-surgical-exposure-reduces-surgical-site-complications-after-bilateral-lung-transplantation
#6
Stefan Elde, Stephen Huddleston, Scott Jackson, Rosemary Kelly, Sara Shumway, Gabriel Loor
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effects of tailoring the operative approach on major surgical site complications and outcomes in lung transplant recipients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Beginning in July 2013, bilateral lung transplants at a single institution were performed either through sternotomy or clamshell depending on proximity of hilar structures by computed tomography (CT), anticipated complexity, past surgical history, and surgeon experience. Patient demographics and outcomes were collected in the institution's Transplant Information Services (TIS)...
October 20, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049000/oral-nutrition-as-a-form-of-pre-operative-enhancement-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
#7
Emma R J Bruns, Tanja E Argillander, Baukje Van Den Heuvel, Christianne J Buskens, Peter Van Duijvendijk, Renate M Winkels, Annette Kalf, Edwin S Van Der Zaag, Eelco B Wassenaar, Willem A Bemelman, Barbara C Van Munster
BACKGROUND: Nutritional status has major impacts on the outcome of surgery, in particular in patients with cancer. The aim of this review was to assess the merit of oral pre-operative nutritional support as a part of prehabilitation in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer. METHODS: A systematic literature search and meta-analysis was performed according to the Preferred Reporting of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) recommendations in order to review all trials investigating the effect of oral pre-operative nutritional support in patients undergoing colorectal surgery...
October 19, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048997/surgical-site-infections-after-inguinal-hernia-repairs-performed-in-low-and-middle-human-development-index-countries-a-systematic-review
#8
Lawrence Z Cai, Deshka Foster, William C Kethman, Thomas G Weiser, Joseph D Forrester
BACKGROUND: Inguinal hernias are a common disorder in low- and middle-human development index countries (LMHDICs). Poor access to surgical care and lack of patient awareness often lead to delayed presentations of incarcerated or strangulated hernias and their associated morbidities. There is a scarcity of data on the baseline incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) after hernia repair procedures in LMHDICs. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature describing the incidence and management of SSIs after inguinal hernia repair in LMHDICs...
October 19, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040018/primary-abdominal-wall-abscess-by-actinomyces-and-eikenella-corrodens-a-first-report
#9
Ismael Mora-Guzmán, Elena Martín-Pérez
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October 17, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028461/antibiotic-impregnated-central-venous-catheters-do-not-change-antibiotic-resistance-patterns
#10
Isaiah R Turnbull, Sara A Buckman, Christopher B Horn, Grant V Bochicchio, John E Mazuski
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic-impregnated central venous catheters (CVCs) decrease the incidence of infection in high-risk patients. However, use of these catheters carries the hypothetical risk of inducing antibiotic resistance. We hypothesized that routine use of minocycline and rifampin-impregnated catheters (MR-CVC) in a single intensive care unit (ICU) would change the resistance profile for Staphylococcus aureus. METHODS: We reviewed antibiotic susceptibilities of S...
October 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027898/surgery-versus-antibiotics-for-uncomplicated-appendicitis-which-would-a-medical-student-want
#11
Alison R Althans, Pierre Tamer, Justin T Brady, Emily Steinhagen, Vanessa P Ho
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that treatment of acute, uncomplicated appendicitis (AUA) with antibiotics is as effective as surgery. A 2015 study indicated that more than 50% of patients would choose antibiotic therapy. Medical students represent a unique population of potential patients with greater medical knowledge than the general public and possibly less bias than practicing physicians. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate what the MEDICAL STUDENT'S treatment choice for AUA would be and what factors influence these decisions...
October 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027888/same-hospital-re-admission-rate-is-not-reliable-for-measuring-post-operative-infection-related-re-admission
#12
Rishi Rattan, Joshua Parreco, Tanya L Zakrison, D Dante Yeh, Howard M Lieberman, Nicholas Namias
BACKGROUND: Post-operative infections cause morbidity, consume resources, and are an important quality measure in assessing and comparing hospitals. Commonly used metrics do not account for re-admission to a different hospital. The Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD) tracks re-admissions across United States (US) hospitals. Infection-related re-admission across US hospitals has not been studied previously. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The 2013 NRD was queried for admissions with a primary International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 9th revision, Clinical Modification code for the most frequently performed operations...
October 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027878/are-prophylactic-antibiotic-agents-indicated-in-anorectal-surgery-for-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus
#13
Shaivi A Patel, Robert J Kucejko, Edward A Fazendin, Juan L Poggio
BACKGROUND: With increased survival among patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), surgeons have been seeing more cases of anal dysplasia and cancer. There is, however, no data on the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) in HIV-positive patients undergoing elective anorectal procedures, nor on the administration of prophylactic antibiotic agents. We reviewed a HIV-positive population that has undergone elective anorectal biopsy of areas of dysplasia observed on office anoscopy to assess the need for antibiotic prophylaxis...
October 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024614/staphylococcus-aureus-infections-in-german-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-after-orthopedic-surgery-incidence-risk-factors-and-clinical-and-health-economic-outcomes
#14
Fraence Gottschalk, Thomas Wilke, Sabrina Mueller, Kirstin Heinrich, Ulf Maywald, Andreas Fuchs, Holly Yu
BACKGROUND: This study assessed Staphylococcus aureus infection risk in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) undergoing an orthopedic knee, hip, or spine surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with a diagnosis of T2DM in the period from 2010 to 2012 were identified from a German claims database. First inpatient knee, hip, or spine surgery was used as index date. Cumulative incidence of S. aureus infections was calculated for several time intervals...
October 12, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016243/safety-and-tolerability-of-laser-hair-depilation-in-pilonidal-disease-a-pilot-study
#15
Joseph J Lopez, Jennifer N Cooper, Beth A Fischer, Dani O Gonzalez, Katherine J Deans, Peter C Minneci
BACKGROUND: Pilonidal disease is a common and painful disorder that can be challenging to manage. Recurrent surgical treatment is often warranted and may result in significant morbidity, with reported wound complication rates as high as 30%. Laser hair depilation of the natal cleft may decrease the incidence of recurrence. The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and tolerability of laser hair depilation in adolescents with pilonidal disease. METHODS: We performed a prospective, single arm, pilot trial of laser hair depilation to the natal cleft in 13 patients with pilonidal disease...
October 10, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016242/early-predictors-of-abscess-development-after-perforated-pediatric-appendicitis
#16
Catherine M Dickinson, Nathan A Coppersmith, Francois I Luks
BACKGROUND: Approximately one-third of children with appendicitis present with advanced disease or perforation. Whereas this increases the risk for post-operative complications and re-admission, it is not yet possible to predict early on who will develop an abdominal abscess. We sought to identify specific risk factors for this complication, in an attempt to streamline post-operative care. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed the records of all cases of perforated appendicitis over a 12-month period at a tertiary children's hospital...
October 10, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994635/does-isolation-of-enterococcus-affect-outcomes-in-intra-abdominal-infections
#17
James M Sanders, Jeffrey M Tessier, Robert Sawyer, E P Dellinger, Preston R Miller, Nicholas Namias, Michaela West, Charles H Cook, P J O'Neill, Lena Napolitano, Rishi Rattan, Joseph Cuschieri, Jeffrey A Claridge, Chris A Guidry, Reza Askari, Kaysie Banton, Ori Rotstein, Billy J Moore, Therese M Duane
BACKGROUND: Enterococci are isolated frequently as pathogens in patients with intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) and may predict poor clinical outcomes. It remains controversial whether enterococci warrant an altered treatment approach with regard to antimicrobial treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study population was derived from the Study to Optimize Peritoneal Infection Therapy (STOP-IT) trial database. Through post hoc analysis subjects were stratified into two groups based on isolation of Enterococcus...
October 10, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976816/extraction-strings-for-ureteric-stents-is-there-an-increased-risk-for-urinary-tract-infections
#18
Maryna Fröhlich, Jan Fehr, Tullio Sulser, Daniel Eberli, Ashkan Mortezavi
BACKGROUND: To evaluate urinary tract infections associated with placement of ureteric stents, we performed a retrospective study and compared rates between patients with and patients without an extraction string attached to the ureteric stent. Indwelling ureteric stents are routinely removed by cystoscopy. If an extraction string has been connected to the stent at the time of placement, however, the removal can be performed without an invasive procedure. Concerns exist regarding the risk for an unintentional dislocation, increased stent-related discomfort, or an increase of the post-operative urinary tract infection rate...
October 4, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972874/impact-of-sequential-culture-results-on-diagnosis-and-de-escalation-of-the-antibiotic-regimen-in-joint-and-bone-infections
#19
Solen Kernéis, Cécile Leprince, Denis Archambeau, Luc Eyrolle, Philippe Leclerc, Hélène Poupet, Julien Loubinoux, Rémy Gauzit, Dominique Salmon, Odile Launay, Claire Poyart, Philippe Anract, Philippe C Morand
BACKGROUND: According to existing guidelines, orthopedic specimens collected in joint and bone infections (JBI) in our institution are cultured on several media sets and incubated for two, seven, and 14 days. The optimal timing for de-escalation of the first-line antibiotic combination according to the culture results needs to be defined. METHODS: Single-center, retrospective analysis of all adult patients with a first documented episode of JBI between May 2012 and April 2013...
October 3, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956724/duration-of-administration-of-antibiotic-agents-for-open-fractures-meta-analysis-of-the-existing-evidence
#20
Juergen Messner, Costas Papakostidis, Peter V Giannoudis, Nikolaos K Kanakaris
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection remains a significant concern in treating patients with open fractures. In prevention of such, current guidelines support the immediate administration of antibiotic agents. The duration of antibiotic treatment is still controversial. A maximum of 72 hours, even in the absence of definitive soft tissue coverage, is recommended in a number of recent guidelines and consensus reports. The aim of this meta-analysis was to review and analyze all published literature evidence with regard to antibiotic duration in open fracture treatment...
September 28, 2017: Surgical Infections
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