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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414569/elevated-levels-of-plasma-mitochondrial-dna-are-associated-with-clinical-outcome-in-intra-abdominal-infections-caused-by-severe-trauma
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Qiongyuan Hu, Jianan Ren, Jie Wu, Guanwei Li, Xiuwen Wu, Song Liu, Gefei Wang, Guosheng Gu, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to determine prospectively relationships between plasma mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid (mtDNA) concentration and clinical outcome in patients with intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) induced by severe abdominal trauma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The DNA was isolated from serum samples taken from patients with IAIs at hospital days zero, one, and two. Plasma mtDNA concentration was assessed by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
April 17, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407472/introduction-to-the-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-and-healthcare-infection-control-practices-advisory-committee-guideline-for-prevention-of-surgical-site-infection-prosthetic-joint-arthroplasty-section
#2
John Segreti, Javad Parvizi, Elie Berbari, Philip Ricks, Sandra I Berríos-Torres
Peri-prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a severe complication of total joint arthroplasty that appears to be increasing as more of these procedures are performed. Numerous risk factors for incisional (superficial and deep) and organ/space (e.g., PJI) surgical site infections (SSIs) have been identified. A better understanding and reversal of modifiable risk factors may lead to a reduction in the incidence of incisional SSI and PJI. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) recently updated the national Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection...
April 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402740/patients-at-high-risk-for-surgical-site-infection
#3
Krislynn M Mueck, Lillian S Kao
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a significant healthcare quality issue, resulting in increased morbidity, disability, length of stay, resource utilization, and costs. Identification of high-risk patients may improve pre-operative counseling, inform resource utilization, and allow modifications in peri-operative management to optimize outcomes. METHODS: Review of the pertinent English-language literature. RESULTS: High-risk surgical patients may be identified on the basis of individual risk factors or combinations of factors...
April 12, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402728/cost-and-consequences-of-surgical-site-infections-a-call-to-arms
#4
Elizabeth Sullivan, Alok Gupta, Charles H Cook
Despite decades of attention and advances in medical treatments, surgical site infections (SSI) remain a significant problem to our patients. Surprisingly, the reported incidence of SSI has not changed appreciably in the past five decades, although not surprisingly the timing to diagnosis (inpatient vs. outpatient) has changed. Although the patient consequences have not escaped our notice, until recently the costs associated with SSI have been difficult to ascertain. In this review, we discuss the relevant history of SSI monitoring, the incidence as well as the costs and consequences associated with this complication...
April 12, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402721/electronic-surveillance-of-surgical-site-infections
#5
Kenrick D Cato, Jianfang Liu, Bevin Cohen, Elaine Larson
BACKGROUND: Electronic health and administrative data are increasingly being used for identifying surgical site infections (SSI). We found an unexpectedly high number of patients who could not be classified definitively as having an infection or not. To further explore this, we present an electronic classification algorithm for conservative case finding and identify alterations that would adapt the method for other purposes. METHODS: Two computer algorithms were created to identify SSI...
April 12, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402706/optimum-operating-room-environment-for-the-prevention-of-surgical-site-infections
#6
Sara Gaines, James N Luo, Jack Gilbert, Olga Zaborina, John C Alverdy
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSI), whether they be incisional or deep, can entail major morbidity and death to patients and additional cost to the healthcare system. A significant amount of effort has gone into optimizing the surgical patient and the operating room environment to reduce SSI. METHODS: Relevant guidelines and literature were reviewed. RESULTS: The modern practice of surgical antisepsis involves the employment of strict sterile techniques inside the operating room...
April 12, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375806/microbiomic-analysis-of-intra-abdominal-infections-by-using-denaturing-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-a-prospective-observational-study
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Christian Koch, Anca L Amati, Andreas Hecker, Marcel Höxter, Marcus Hirschburger, Reginald Matejec, Winfried Padberg, Marcus A Weigand, Christoph Lichtenstern, Eugen Domann
BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal infections represent a subgroup of septic syndromes with high death rates and the need for prompt and appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Conventional culture-based microbial identification has notable shortcomings in the diagnostics of polymicrobial infections. Modern culture-independent molecular methods may represent a new diagnostic approach. The current study aimed to compare the results obtained from the denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography WAVE(®) system as a culture-independent diagnostic tool with those obtained from standard culture-based microbiologic testing in the clinical setting of severe intra-abdominal sepsis...
April 4, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375804/commentary-on-effect-of-the-endoclear-%C3%A2-device-on-biofilm-in-endotracheal-tubes
#8
Brad Vazales
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April 4, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375803/routine-use-of-prophylactic-antibiotics-during-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-does-not-reduce-the-risk-of-surgical-site-infections
#9
Pinar Sarkut, Sadik Kilicturgay, Hikmet Aktas, Yilmaz Ozen, Ekrem Kaya
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the gold standard for the treatment of symptomatic gallbladder stones. As infections are rare in uncomplicated LC, it is widely accepted that prophylactic antibiotics need not be administered, and guidelines do not support routine antibiotic prophylaxis during elective LC. However, routine antibiotic prophylaxis for elective LC is still popular in many clinical settings. We investigated this situation in our department. METHOD: This randomized double-blind controlled study included 570 patients who underwent LC between March 2007 and February 2010...
April 4, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353418/factors-associated-with-the-development-of-tertiary-peritonitis-in-critically-ill-patients
#10
Josep Ballus, Juan C Lopez-Delgado, Joan Sabater-Riera, Xose L Perez-Fernandez, Antoni J Betbese, Joan A Roncal
BACKGROUND: Critically ill surgical patients remain at a high risk of adverse outcomes as a result of secondary peritonitis (SP). The risk is even higher if tertiary peritonitis (TP) develops. Factors related to the development of TP, however, are scarce in the literature. The main aim of our study was to identify factors associated with the development of TP in patients with SP in the intensive care unit (ICU), and also to report differences in microbiologic patterns and antibiotic therapy in patients with the two conditions...
March 29, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353417/do-patients-with-pre-existing-psychiatric-illness-have-an-increased-risk-of-infection-after-injury
#11
Catherine M Dickinson, Daniel R Karlin, Hector R Nunez, Shiliang A Cao, Daithi S Heffernan, Sean F Monaghan, Tareq Kheirbek, Charles A Adams, Andrew H Stephen
BACKGROUND: Trauma remains a leading cause of death and long term-morbidity. We have shown that patients who sustain traumatic injuries are at increased risk for the development of infectious complications. Psychiatric illnesses (PIs) are also noted to occur frequently among the general population. The presence of a PI has been shown to be a risk factor for the development of infections. Despite the prevalence of both traumatic injuries and psychiatric diseases, there are little data relating the impact of PI on the outcome of patients with trauma...
March 29, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339315/identification-of-asymptomatic-prosthetic-joint-infection-microbiologic-and-operative-treatment-outcomes
#12
Przemysław L Bereza, Alicja Ekiel, Aleksandra Auguściak-Duma, Małgorzata Aptekorz, Iwona Wilk, Piotr Wojciechowski, Damian J Kusz, Gayane Martirosian
BACKGROUND: This prospective study investigated the role of mechanical and biological factors in aseptic implant loosening or presumed silent prosthetic joint infection (PJI). METHODS: Thirty-seven patients were investigated. Microbiologic and molecular methods were used to detect bacteria on the surface of the failed implants removed during revision arthroplasty. Histopathologic analysis was performed. The influence of body mass index (BMI) and various co-morbidities on implant failure also was determined...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332921/leaving-the-skin-incision-open-may-not-be-as-beneficial-as-we-have-been-taught
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Jack C He, Brenda M Zosa, David Schechtman, Brian Brajcich, Jonathan C Savakus, Amanda L Wojahn, Derek Z Wang, Jeffrey A Claridge
BACKGROUND: Currently, various methods of skin closures are used in contaminated and dirty abdominal wounds without solid, evidence-based guidance. This study investigates whether closure methods affect surgical site infection (SSI) and other incisional complications. We hypothesize that open management of the skin would have the lowest complications, including SSI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients age ≥18 who underwent trauma laparotomy (TL) or damage control laparotomy (DCL) from 2008-2013 and had class III/IV wounds were included...
March 23, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266902/soluble-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-1-as-a-novel-marker-for-abdominal-sepsis
#14
Xiaofei Song, Yucheng Song, Xuedong Zhang, Huanzhou Xue
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to investigate the concentration and diagnostic significance of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1) in acute abdominal conditions. METHODS: Plasma specimens were obtained from 68 patients with abdominal sepsis, 60 patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), and 60 healthy individuals. The sepsis group was divided into the survival and death groups according to the 28-d outcome...
March 7, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266900/right-colectomy-and-abdominal-perineal-resection-for-cancer-do-urinary-tract-infections-impact-outcomes
#15
John G Armstrong, Chien-Hsun Li, Junlin Liao, John C Byrn
BACKGROUND: We aim to assess the patient factors and concomitant infectious outcomes associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) occurrence and the impact of UTI on length of stay (LOS), re-admission, and death in a colorectal surgical population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program User Data for right colectomy and abdominal perineal resection (APR) procedures for cancer between 2006 and 2012 were analyzed. Concomitant infectious complications and timing of UTI diagnosis, inpatient versus outpatient, were considered...
March 7, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437197/pressure-irrigation-of-surgical-incisions-and-traumatic-wounds
#16
Donald E Fry
BACKGROUND: Pressure irrigation of surgical incisions and traumatic wounds is commonly used to prevent infections. Commercial pressure irrigation devices have proliferated rapidly, but scientific validation of clinical benefit or appropriate use remains uncertain. METHODS: The published experimental and clinical investigations of pressure irrigation have been reviewed since the introduction of the Waterpik device in 1967 to identify the evidence for use to prevent soft tissue infections associated with injury wounds or surgical incisions...
March 1, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437196/surgical-site-infection-and-colorectal-surgical-procedures-a-prospective-analysis-of-risk-factors
#17
E Carter Paulson, Earl Thompson, Najjia Mahmoud
BACKGROUND: Colorectal surgical procedures (CRS) are associated with the highest surgical site infection (SSI) rate among elective operations. A wide range of patient and surgical characteristics have been identified as risk factors for SSI. Most studies are limited by reliance on retrospective data or subset analysis of data that includes CRS. This study reflects analysis of SSI risk factors using prospectively collected data in an elective CRS population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed data prospectively collected as part of a randomized, blinded trial of skin anti-sepsis in elective CRS to identify risk factors associated with SSI, including superficial or deep SSI or cellulitis within 30 days post-discharge...
February 22, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394751/practice-patterns-for-the-use-of-antibiotic-agents-in-damage-control-laparotomy-and-its-impact-on-outcomes
#18
Stephanie R Goldberg, Jennifer Henning, Luke G Wolfe, Therese M Duane
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify practice patterns associated with the use of antimicrobial agents with damage control laparotomy (DCL) and the relationship with post-operative intra-abdominal infection (IAI) rates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was a retrospective review of trauma patients undergoing laparotomy at a Level 1 trauma center in 2010. Patients undergoing DCL versus those primarily closed (PCL) were compared for antimicrobial use (ABX) and its correlation with IAI rates (p < 0...
April 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394750/impact-of-body-mass-index-and-bacterial-resistance-in-osteomyelitis-after-antibiotic-prophylaxis-of-open-lower-extremity-fractures
#19
Derek Bremmer, Brandon Bookstaver, Mark Cairns, Kenneth Lindley, Martin Durkin, David Koon, April Miller Quidley
BACKGROUND: We investigated the clinical effectiveness of antimicrobial prophylaxis in lower-extremity open fractures following the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Guidelines. METHODS: This observational, retrospective, single-center study included adults with lower-extremity open fractures of the ankle, tibia, fibula, or femur. The primary endpoint was the incidence of osteomyelitis within 12 months of the fracture. Secondary endpoint comparisons were the time of antibiotic initiation and drug selection...
April 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394749/predicting-value-of-serum-procalcitonin-c-reactive-protein-drain-fluid-culture-drain-fluid-interleukin-6-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-levels-in-anastomotic-leakage-after-rectal-resection
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ismail Ahmet Bilgin, Engin Hatipoglu, Afag Aghayeva, Akif Enes Arikan, Said Incir, Müzeyyen Mamal Torun, Ahmet Dirican, Sabri Erguney
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leak is the most dreaded septic complication of colorectal surgical procedures. Death is proportional to the time between occurrence and diagnosis of the leakage. Biomarkers, which may help to predict anastomotic leakage before appearance of its clinical features, may be beneficial in preventing adverse outcomes. This study investigates a biomarker that might be useful to predict rectal anastomotic leakage before its clinical presentation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Serum procalcitonin and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, bacterial proliferation, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) levels of drain fluid were evaluated in 50 consecutive patients who underwent low anterior resection without diverting ostomy for rectal carcinoma...
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