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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526303/the-use-of-biobrane-%C3%A2-for-wound-coverage-in-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
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Alan D Rogers, Erin Blackport, Robert Cartotto
INTRODUCTION: Published experience describing the use of Biobrane(®) for wound management in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (SJS-TEN) is limited to case reports and case series involving ten or fewer patients. We have used Biobrane(®) in the care of SJS-TEN since 2000, and the purpose of this study was to review our experience with the application of Biobrane(®) for wound coverage in SJS-TEN. METHODS: A retrospective review of all cases of SJS-TEN admitted to an adult regional ABA-verified burn center between January 1, 2000 and June 1, 2015 was conducted...
May 16, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522783/splenic-abcesses-as-infectious-complication-following-127-implantation-of-left-ventricular-asssist-device-case-report
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Sławomir Gajda, Anna M Szczepanik, Grzegorz Religa, Andrzej Misiak, Andrzej B Szczepanik
Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is one of the modern management therapies in patients with advanced heart failure, and it serves as a bridge to heart transplantation or even as destination therapy. However, it is burdened with a high risk of thromboembolic, hemorrhagic, and infectious complications despite prophylactic management. Splenic abscesses, as septic complications following implantation of mechanical ventricular support, have not yet been described in the literature. We report of a patient with severe left ventricular insufficiency (NYHA II/III), pulmonary hypertension, and arrhythmia who underwent implantation of the Heart Ware® pump for left ventricular support with simultaneous tricuspidvalvoplasty, as a bridge therapy to heart transplantation...
February 28, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507884/a-retrospective-analysis-of-complications-associated-with-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-in-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Kevork Hindoyan, Justin Tilan, Zorica Buser, Jeremiah R Cohen, Darrel S Brodke, Jim A Youssef, Jong-Beom Park, S Tim Yoon, Hans-Joerg Meisel, Jeffrey C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to quantify the frequency of complications associated with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2) use in anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF). METHODS: The orthopedic subset of the Medicare database (PearlDiver) was queried for this retrospective cohort study using International Statistical Classification of Diseases 9 (ICD-9) and Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes for ALIF procedures with and without rhBMP-2 between 2005 and 2010...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501899/is-there-a-july-effect-in-pediatric-neurosurgery
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Yimo Lin, Rory R Mayer, Terence Verla, Jeffrey S Raskin, Sandi Lam
PURPOSE: The belief that July, when resident physicians' training year begins, may be associated with increased risk of patient morbidity and mortality is known as the "July effect." This study aimed to compare complication rates after pediatric neurosurgical procedures in the first versus last academic quarters in two national datasets. METHODS: Data were extracted from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatrics (NSQIP-P) database for year 2012 for 30-day complication events and the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) for year 2012 for in-hospital complication events after pediatric neurosurgical procedures...
May 13, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487456/deriving-literature-based-benchmarks-for-surgical-complications-in-high-income-countries-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mary E Brindle, Derek J Roberts, Oluwatomilayo Daodu, Alex Bernard Haynes, Christy Cauley, Elijah Dixon, Claude La Flamme, Paul Bain, William Berry
INTRODUCTION: To improve surgical safety, health systems must identify preventable adverse outcomes and measure changes in these outcomes in response to quality improvement initiatives. This requires understanding of the scope and limitations of available population-level data. To derive literature-based summary estimates of benchmarks of care, we will systematically review and meta-analyse rates of postoperative complications associated with several common and/or high-risk operations performed in five high-income countries (HICs)...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470562/outcomes-are-local-patient-disease-and-procedure-specific-risk-factors-for-colorectal-surgical-site-infections-from-a-single-institution
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Robert R Cima, John R Bergquist, Kristine T Hanson, Cornelius A Thiels, Elizabeth B Habermann
BACKGROUND: Colorectal surgical site infections (SSIs) contribute to postoperative morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization. Risk factors associated with colorectal SSI are well-documented. However, quality improvement efforts are informed by national data, which may not identify institution-specific risk factors. METHOD: Retrospective cohort study of colorectal surgery patients uses institutional ACS-NSQIP data from 2006 through 2014. ACS-NSQIP data were enhanced with additional variables from medical records...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457316/emergent-laparotomy-and-temporary-abdominal-closure-for-the-cirrhotic-patient
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Tyler J Loftus, Janeen R Jordan, Chasen A Croft, R Stephen Smith, Philip A Efron, Frederick A Moore, Alicia M Mohr, Scott C Brakenridge
BACKGROUND: Temporary abdominal closure (TAC) may be performed for cirrhotic patients undergoing emergent laparotomy. The effects of cirrhosis on physiologic parameters, resuscitation requirements, and outcomes following TAC are unknown. We hypothesized that cirrhotic TAC patients would have different resuscitation requirements and worse outcomes than noncirrhotic patients. METHODS: We performed a 3-year retrospective cohort analysis of 231 patients managed with TAC following emergent laparotomy for sepsis, trauma, or abdominal compartment syndrome...
April 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452795/association-between-allogeneic-blood-transfusion-and-postoperative-infection-in-major-spine-surgery
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Christian Fisahn, Shiveindra Jeyamohan, Daniel C Norvell, Richard S Tubbs, Marc Moisi, Jens R Chapman, Jeni Page, Rod J Oskouian
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to compare the incidence of infection in patients who do and do not receive blood transfusions in major deformity surgery (>8 levels). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Postoperative infections increase morbidity and mortality rates in spine surgery and generate additional costs for the health care system. It has been proposed that blood transfusions increase the risk of wound infection, urinary tract infection, pneumonia, and sepsis...
April 27, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444845/preoperative-sepsis-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-major-complications-after-lower-extremity-amputation-in-patients-with-diabetic-end-stage-renal-disease
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Young Hwan Park, Jong Hyub Song, Gi Won Choi, Hak Jun Kim
AIM: Patients with diabetic end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are at increased risk of lower extremity amputation (LEA) and postoperative complications compared to those without diabetic ESRD. This study sought to determine the factors that influence complications following LEA in patients with diabetic ESRD. METHODS: A total of 41 patients with diabetic ESRD (total of 46 amputations) who underwent LEA were enrolled in this study. The electronic medical records were retrospectively reviewed to identify the predictors of postoperative complications...
April 26, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437804/-prognostic-factors-of-open-abdomen-treatment-in-visceral-surgery
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Martin W von Websky, Agnes Jedig, Arnulf Willms, Azin Jafari, Hanno Matthaei, Jörg C Kalff, Steffen Manekeller
Introduction In general surgery, open abdomen treatment (OAT) is used to treat abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) and sepsis, often after a primary surgical procedure associated with complications. The results achieved in this patient population may depend on factors that are yet unknown. This study evaluates independent patient-related prognostic factors after OAT. Methods 38 clinical parameters and survival data of 165 consecutive general surgery patients after OAT were entered into a prospective database according to a defined algorithm in order to analyse the underlying surgical pathology, predictors of survival and important aspects of OAT-related morbidity...
April 24, 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436176/does-bowel-preparation-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-surgery-matter
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C Shwaartz, A C Fields, M Sobrero, C M Divino
AIM: The purpose of this study is to determine if bowel preparation influences outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease patients undergoing surgery. METHODS: The American College Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, Procedure Targeted Colectomy databases from 2012-2014 were analyzed. Inflammatory bowel disease patients undergoing colorectal resection with or without bowel preparation were included in the study. RESULTS: There were 3,679 patients with inflammatory bowel disease identified...
April 24, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425162/a-small-lick-will-sink-a-great-ship-fulminant-septicaemia-after-dog-saliva-wound-treatment-in-an-asplenic-patient
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Evi M Morandi, Reinhard Pauzenberger, Christoph Tasch, Ulrich M Rieger, Gerhard Pierer, Gabriel Djedovic
Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a bacterium transmitted through the saliva of dogs. An infection can cause severe sepsis with acral necrosis and is potentially fatal. Here, we report the case of a 41-year-old man who was infected through a wound that was licked by his dog. He went into septic shock with disseminated intravascular coagulation and subsequently lost both lower legs, his nose and all the fingers on both hands.
April 19, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412932/isolation-of-enterococci-their-antimicrobial-susceptibility-patterns-and-associated-factors-among-patients-attending-at-the-university-of-gondar-teaching-hospital
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Amelework Yilema, Feleke Moges, Sisay Tadele, Mengistu Endris, Afework Kassu, Wondwossen Abebe, Getnet Ayalew
BACKGROUND: Enterococci become clinically important especially in immune compromised patients and important causes of nosocomial infections. Data on the prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and associated factors of enterococci are scarce in Ethiopia. METHODS: A hospital based cross-sectional study was conducted at the University of Gondar Teaching Hospital from February 28, 2014 to May 1, 2014. Pretested structured questionnaire was used to collect socio-demographic data and possible associated factors of enterococci infections...
April 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399544/intrawound-tobramycin-powder-eradicates-surgical-wound-contamination-an-in-vivo-rabbit-study
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Joseph L Laratta, Jamal N Shillingford, Nathan Hardy, Joseph M Lombardi, Comron Saifi, Alexander Romanov, Lawrence G Lenke, Ronald A Lehman, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: Therapeutic anti-infective trial in rabbitsOBJECTIVE.: The purpose of the present study was to assess the efficacy of intrawound tobramycin powder in terms of eradicating a known bacterial contamination in an Escherichia coli infected rabbit spinal implantation model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Implant-associated surgical site infections (SSI) remain a dreaded complication of spinal surgery. Currently, over 30% of all spine SSIs are secondary to gram-negative bacteria...
April 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387059/pouch-excision-indications-and-outcomes
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Amy L Lightner, Sheev Dattani, Eric J Dozois, Sara B Moncrief, John H Pemberton, Kellie L Mathis
INTRODUCTION: Resotrative proctolectomy (RPC) with Ileal-pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the procedure of choice for ulcerative colitis. Unfortunately, up to 10% of pouches will fail, requiring either reconstruction or excision. While several series have reported on the aetiology of pouch failure, no study to date has focused on the postoperative complications associated with pouch excision. METHODS: Patients who had excision of ileoanal reservoir with ileostomy (CPT code 45136) were included...
April 7, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379857/postsurgical-pyoderma-gangrenosum-versus-necrotizing-fasciitis-can-we-spot-the-difference
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Leila L Touil, Dilnath A R Gurusinghe, Amir Sadri, Ahmed El-Gawad, Fahmy S Fahmy
BACKGROUND: Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare noninfectious cutaneous disease characterized by expanding areas of skin ulceration around necrotic centers with purulent debris. Exceptionally, it can be precipitated by surgery alone, and this entity has been described as postsurgical pyoderma gangrenosum (PSPG). Cases of PSPG in the literature are rare. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of the current literature on PSPG and highlight some observed differences between these conditions...
May 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368977/cutaneous-burn-injury-promotes-shifts-in-the-bacterial-microbiome-in-autologous-donor-skin-implications-for-skin-grafting-outcomes
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Jennifer K Plichta, Xiang Gao, Huaiying Lin, Qunfeng Dong, Evelyn Toh, David E Nelson, Richard L Gamelli, Elizabeth A Grice, Katherine A Radek
INTRODUCTION: The cutaneous microbiome maintains skin barrier function, regulates inflammation, and stimulates wound healing responses. Burn injury promotes an excessive activation of the cutaneous and systemic immune response directed against commensal and invading pathogens. Skin grafting is the primary method of reconstructing full-thickness burns, and wound infection continues to be a significant complication. METHODS: In this study, the cutaneous bacterial microbiome was evaluated and subsequently compared to patient outcomes...
March 31, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368347/the-role-of-th-17-cells-and-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-in-modulating-the-systemic-inflammatory-response-to-severe-burn-injury
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REVIEW
Albert Kim, Thomas Lang, Meilang Xue, Aruna Wijewardana, Chris Jackson, John Vandervord
Burns are a global public health problem, accounting for an estimated 265,000 deaths annually. Inflammation is essential in supplying the growth factors, cytokines and chemokines needed to recruit T-cells and myeloid cells to the site of a burn injury for wound healing. However, major burns generate a marked pathophysiological inflammatory response through a widespread release of abundant pro-inflammatory mediators that predispose patients to a systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis and multi-organ failure...
April 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365269/does-promoting-resolution-instead-of-inhibiting-inflammation-represent-the-new-paradigm-in-treating-infections
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REVIEW
Jesmond Dalli
Infections arise when the host response is overwhelmed by pathogens leading to organ dysfunction. In some instances patients progress to more severe conditions, including septic shock, that are associated with increased mortality. Current strategies in treating infections aim at either blocking inflammation using inhibitors to pro-inflammatory molecules and/or inhibiting bacterial growth using antibiotics. These approaches find their origins in studies conducted by Joseph Lister who demonstrated that applying carbolic acid to wounds promoted wound healing without suppuration, reducing both the necessity of amputation and mortality...
April 5, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364952/early-complications-after-percutaneous-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-1-843-ablations-in-1-211-patients-in-a-single-centre-experience-over-10-years
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J G Park, S Y Park, W Y Tak, Y O Kweon, S Y Jang, Y R Lee, K Hur, H J Lee, H W Lee
AIM: To evaluate the incidence of adverse events and associated factors after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma within 30 days. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The early complications that occurred within 30 days after RFA at a single institution from January 2000 to July 2010 were reviewed in order to evaluate the morbidity, mortality, and risk factors associated with the complications. In total, 1,211 patients (845 men, 70.5%) with a mean age of 68 years (range, 27-88 years) underwent 1,843 RFA procedures...
March 29, 2017: Clinical Radiology
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