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Wound sepsis

A Torri, S Bertini, P Schiavone, F Congestrì, M Matteucci, M Sparacino, G Testa, M F Pedna, V Sambri
Shewanella algae are Gram-negative, nonfermentative, motile bacilli, classified in the genus Shewanella in 1985. These environmental bacteria are occasionally identified in human infections, with a relatively strong association with exposure to seawater during warm seasons. This report describes a case series of 17 patients with infection correlated to S. algae in the coastal area of Romagna, Italy, from 2013 to 2016. The types of infection included otitis, pneumonia, sepsis and soft tissue (wound). Exposure to the marine environment during hot months was confirmed in 12 of 17 patients...
May 2018: New Microbes and New Infections
Daniel D Bohl, Nathaniel T Ondeck, Brian Darrith, Charles P Hannon, Yale A Fillingham, Craig J Della Valle
BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding the impact of operative time on adverse events following arthroplasty. The present study tests for associations between a 15-minute increase in operative time and the occurrence of adverse events following primary total joint arthroplasty. METHODS: Patients undergoing primary total hip or knee arthroplasty during 2006-2013 were identified in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Operative time (as a continuous variable) was tested for association with perioperative outcomes using multivariate regression...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
G van Niekerk, S Adams, H Rode
BACKGROUND: Since 2003 we have used the scalp as a donor site for split skin grafts (SSGs) in major burns when there was a shortage of conventional donor areas. However, we seen a high incidence of complications, contrary to international experience. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the results and complications related to the scalp as a donor site and to determine whether there is an association between our specific patient population and the complications encountered...
March 13, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Dimitrios K Matthaiou, Stijn Blot, Despoina Koulenti
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March 13, 2018: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
Laura Miller, Gerardo J Pacheco, Jud C Janak, Rose C Grimm, Nicole A Dierschke, Janice Baker, Jean A Orman
Background: Military working dogs (MWDs) are a major asset in the theater of operations. Their unique abilities make them ideal for tasks such as tracking, patrol, and scent detection. MWDs deployed to a war zone are exposed to harsh environments and battlefield dangers that increase their risk of disease, injuries, and death. Although canines have been used extensively in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), no published studies have reported detailed causes of death among MWDs deployed to these conflicts...
March 14, 2018: Military Medicine
Anita Lwanga, Michael Anis, Mohamed Ayoubi, Jaya Sharma, Pam Khosla
Myiasis is the infestation of humans with dipterous larvae. Traditionally, myiasis was thought to affect individuals living in tropical regions, however, several cases in temperate zones have been reported. We encountered two patients with histories of malignancies that presented with complaints of myiasis, in Chicago, in the spring and summer of 2016. The first patient, a 54-year-old female with a history of breast cancer, presented with complaints of maggots infesting her postsurgical chest wounds. She was diagnosed with sepsis, cellulitis, and wound myiasis...
January 10, 2018: Curēus
Nicholas Agyepong, Usha Govinden, Alex Owusu-Ofori, Sabiha Yusuf Essack
Background: Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria have emerged as major clinical and therapeutic dilemma in hospitals in Ghana.To describe the prevalence and profile of infections attributable to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria among patients at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Methods: Bacterial cultures were randomly selected from the microbiology laboratory from February to August, 2015. Bacterial identification and minimum inhibitory concentrations were conducted using standard microbiological techniques and the Vitek-2 automated system...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
D M Jacobs, W-Y Leung, D Essi, W Park, A Shaver, J Claus, C Ruh, G G Rao
Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) programmes facilitate hospital discharge, but patients remain at risk of complications and consequent healthcare utilisation (HCU). Here we elucidated the incidence of and risk factors associated with HCU in OPAT patients. This was a retrospective, single-centre, case-control study of adult patients discharged on OPAT. Cases (n = 63) and controls (n = 126) were patients that did or did not utilise the healthcare system within 60 days. Characteristics associated with HCU in bivariate analysis (P ≤ 0...
March 14, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
Annika Mutanen, Agostino Pierro, Augusto Zani
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating condition that mainly affects premature infants. Advanced cases of NEC require surgical treatment, which in up to 70% of infants is associated with significant perioperative morbidity including anastomosis- or enterostomy-related complications, sepsis, peritonitis, and wound infections. Moreover, the perioperative complications may compromise the long-term gastrointestinal and neurodevelopmental outcome of patients requiring surgery for NEC.
March 13, 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Marc R Matthews, Asia N Quan, Alexandra S Weir, Kevin N Foster, Daniel M Caruso
Introduction: Leaving the abdominal cavity open is a well-described and frequently utilized technique in the treatment of severe intra-abdominal sepsis. Irrigation through a negative pressure wound therapy device is a technique employed to assist in the closure of wounds as well as the reduction of bacterial contamination. Furthermore, hypochlorous acid has been found to be safe and effective in microorganismal elimination from extremity wounds. There is no literature regarding the infusion of hypochlorous solution into the abdominal cavity for intra-abdominal sepsis or mucopurulent abscesses or biofilm...
2018: Eplasty
H Hande Aydinli, Colin Peirce, Erman Aytac, Feza H Remzi
INTRODUCTION: Abdominal wound closure is a challenge in patients undergoing colorectal surgery with a complex history of multiple abdominopelvic operations. Loss of domain of the abdominal fascia because of prior laparotomies precludes the use of simple, everyday abdominal wound closure techniques. Furthermore, ongoing intra-abdominal sepsis, with or without a concurrent entero- or colocutaneous fistula, increases the risk of postoperative morbidity and mortality in this patient population...
April 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Michal Hulman, Panagiotis Artemiou, Matej Ondrusek, Vladan Hudec, Ivo Gasparovic, Martin Bena, Ivan Glonek
OBJECTIVES: Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is a devastating complication and the most common cause of early death following a heart transplant. The goal of this study was to report our experience of using mechanical circulatory support to manage severe PGD. METHODS: Following 208 heart transplants performed between January 2007 and May 2017, 14 (6.7%) patients presented with severe PGD. We provided haemodynamic support using the following approaches: a venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation device, left ventricular assist device, right ventricular assist device and biventricular assist device...
March 5, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Azra Bihorac, Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, Ashkan Ebadi, Amir Motaei, Mohcine Madkour, Panagote M Pardalos, Gloria Lipori, William R Hogan, Philip A Efron, Frederick Moore, Lyle L Moldawer, Daisy Zhe Wang, Charles E Hobson, Parisa Rashidi, Xiaolin Li, Petar Momcilovic
MINI: In a single-center cohort of 51,457 adult surgical patients, we have developed and validated an automated machine-learning algorithm that uses existing clinical data in electronic health records to forecast the risk for major complications and death after any type of surgery with high sensitivity and high specificity. OBJECTIVE: To accurately calculate the risk for postoperative complications and death after surgery in the preoperative period using machine-learning modeling of clinical data...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Chul-Gyu Kim, Kyun-Seop Bae
BACKGROUND: Nurse staffing level is an important factor on nursing sensitive outcome. The relationships of nurse staffing level with nursing sensitive outcomes such as mortality, upper gastrointestinal bleeding and pressure ulcer have been explored in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Lower level of hospital nurse staffing seems associated with more adverse outcomes, especially mortality. However, there is insufficient evidence of the nurse staffing level-outcome relationship in other indicators...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Eijiro Echizen, Kei Miyata, Ken Yamashita, Takeshi Mikami, Eichi Narimatsu, Nobuhiro Mikuni
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical intervention for a patient with an extensive scalp burn is rare, but it might be associated with the high risk of surgical site infection. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 80-year-old man had a severe and extensive scalp burn. A chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) was observed on a head CT for the assessment of bacteremia during treatment in the intensive care unit. To evaluate whether the CSDH might underlie his prolonged fever and sepsis pathology, we urgently evacuated the hematoma using one burr hole...
February 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Zhengwen Li, Menno Knetsch
Wound management is an important and increasing global issue. Infection of a wound can cause a delay in wound healing and pain, but also more serious complications like tissue necrosis or even sepsis, which can lead to loss of tissue, limbs or life. Antibacterial agents have been introduced into wound infection care. In this review, we provide an insight into the current antibacterial strategies of wound dressings, including wound infection process, antibacterial agents, and controlled drug release systems...
February 13, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Ivy N Haskins, Jihad Kudsi, Kathleen Hayes, Richard L Amdur, Paul P Lin, Khashayar Vaziri
BACKGROUND: Surgical residency training programs in the United States are modeled on the principle of graduated responsibility. Residents are given greater responsibility and autonomy in the operating room and during perioperative care as they gain surgical skills and progress through their training. The impact of this method of surgical training on patient outcomes remains unknown. The purpose of this study is to compare early patient morbidity and mortality after bariatric surgery in cases with and without resident participation using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database...
March 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Sarah Jamali, Michael Dagher, Nadeem Bilani, Aurelie Mailhac, Mohamad Habbal, Salah Zeineldine, Hani Tamim
BACKGROUND: Currently, only indirect evidence suggests that preoperative pneumonia is a significant risk factor for poor postsurgical outcomes. Although this relationship is clinically intuitive, this is the first study that aims to quantify the extent to which pneumonia impacts morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of preoperative pneumonia on 30-day mortality and morbidity among both elective and emergency surgical patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using 2008-2012 data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database...
February 8, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Lara H Spence, Huan Yan, Ashkan Moazzez, Alexander Schwed, Jessica Keeley, Mohammad Karimzada, Mari Allison, Angela Neville, David Plurad, Brant Putnam, Christian de Virgilio, Dennis Kim
Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are aggressive infections requiring prompt diagnosis and extensive surgical debridement. Traditionally, patients undergo mandatory re-exploration to ensure adequacy of source control. The purpose of this study is to determine if re-exploration in the operating room is mandatory for all patients with NSTIs. An eight-year retrospective analysis of adult patients with NSTIs was performed comparing two groups: mandatory operative re-exploration versus operative re-exploration based on clinical examination findings...
October 1, 2017: American Surgeon
Xiaofang Sun, Shaohan Wu, Ting Xie, Jianping Zhang
RATIONALE: An open abdomen complicated with small-bowel fistulae becomes a complex wound for local infection, systemic sepsis and persistent soiling irritation by intestinal content. While controlling the fistulae drainage, protecting surrounding skin, healing the wound maybe a challenge. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this paper we described a 68-year-old female was admitted to emergency surgery in general surgery department with severe abdomen pain. Resection part of the injured small bowel, drainage of the intra-abdominal abscess, and fashioning of a colostomy were performed...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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