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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620366/vibrio-vulnificus-an-environmental-and-clinical-burden
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Sing-Peng Heng, Vengadesh Letchumanan, Chuan-Yan Deng, Nurul-Syakima Ab Mutalib, Tahir M Khan, Lay-Hong Chuah, Kok-Gan Chan, Bey-Hing Goh, Priyia Pusparajah, Learn-Han Lee
Vibrio vulnificus is a Gram negative, rod shaped bacterium that belongs to the family Vibrionaceae. It is a deadly, opportunistic human pathogen which is responsible for the majority of seafood-associated deaths worldwide. V. vulnificus infection can be fatal as it may cause severe wound infections potentially requiring amputation or lead to sepsis in susceptible individuals. Treatment is increasingly challenging as V. vulnificus has begun to develop resistance against certain antibiotics due to their indiscriminate use...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616060/early-recognition-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-surgical-site-infections-using-risk-and-protective-factors-identified-by-a-group-of-italian-surgeons-through-delphi-method
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G Sganga, C Tascini, E Sozio, S Colizza
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) constitute a major clinical problem in terms of morbidity, mortality, duration of hospital stay, and overall costs. The bacterial pathogens implicated most frequently are Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). The incidence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) SSIs is increasing significantly. Since these infections have a significant impact on hospital budgets and patients' health, their diagnosis must be anticipated and therapy improved...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601329/predictors-of-readmission-in-nonagenarians-analysis-of-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-project-dataset
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Zachary Hothem, Dustin Baker, Christina S Jenkins, Jason Douglas, Rose E Callahan, Catherine C Shuell, Graham W Long, Robert J Welsh
BACKGROUND: Increased longevity has led to more nonagenarians undergoing elective surgery. Development of predictive models for hospital readmission may identify patients who benefit from preoperative optimization and postoperative transition of care intervention. Our goal was to identify significant predictors of 30-d readmission in nonagenarians undergoing elective surgery. METHODS: Nonagenarians undergoing elective surgery from January 2011 to December 2012 were identified using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project participant use data files...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587576/risk-factors-for-wound-complications-and-30-day-mortality-after-major-lower-limb-amputations-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Koichi Morisaki, Terutoshi Yamaoka, Kazuomi Iwasa
Purpose Risk factors for wound complications or 30-day mortality after major amputation in patients with peripheral arterial disease remain unclear. We investigated the outcomes of major amputation in patients with peripheral arterial disease. Methods Patients who underwent major amputation from 2008 to 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The main outcome measures were risk factors for wound complications and 30-day mortality after major lower limb amputations. Major amputation was defined as above-knee amputation or below-knee amputation...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567574/differences-in-effectiveness-and-use-of-robotic-surgery-in-patients-undergoing-minimally-invasive-colectomy
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M Schootman, S Hendren, T Loux, K Ratnapradipa, J M Eberth, N O Davidson
BACKGROUND: We compared patient outcomes of robot-assisted surgery (RAS) and laparoscopic colectomy without robotic assistance for colon cancer or nonmalignant polyps, comparing all patients, obese versus nonobese patients, and male versus female patients. METHODS: We used the 2013-2015 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data to examine a composite outcome score comprised of mortality, readmission, reoperation, wound infection, bleeding transfusion, and prolonged postoperative ileus...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551896/-review-of-common-pathogens-in-the-bone-and-blood-cultures-and-antibiotic-treatment-in-patients-with-sternal-osteomyelitis
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Michal Benkler, Ori Shulman, Yoav Avrahamy, David Mendes, Yoav Arus, Ron Fishel, Amos Leviav, Dana Egozi
AIMS: This study concentrates on microbiological data collection of deep sternal wounds to delineate early and correct antibiotic therapy. BACKGROUND: Deep sternal wound infection, mediastinitis and sternal osteomyelitis are devastating and life-threatening complications of median-sternotomy incisions after cardiac surgical procedures. The incidence of surgical wound infection in sternotomies should be similar to that in any clean surgical procedure (i.e. approximately 2%)...
February 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549710/complication-rates-observed-in-silicone-and-polyurethane-catheters-of-totally-implanted-central-venous-access-devices-implanted-in-the-upper-arm
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Jasmin D Busch, Maren Vens, Catherine Mahler, Jochen Herrmann, Gerhard Adam, Harald Ittrich
PURPOSE: To present frequency and types of complications related to silicone (SI) versus polyurethane (PUR) catheters of totally implanted venous access devices (TIVADs) placed in the upper arm. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cohort of 2,491 consecutive patients with TIVADs implanted between 2006 and 2015 was retrospectively analyzed. Complications were classified according to SIR guidelines. Pearson χ(2) test was used for categorical variables, and Student t test was used for continuous variables...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549029/a-contemporary-approach-to-reoperative-aortic-valve-surgery-when-is-less-more
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Deane E Smith, Michael S Koeckert, Patrick F Vining, Elias A Zias, Eugene A Grossi, Aubrey C Galloway
OBJECTIVE: Although the benefits of minimally invasive valvular surgery are well established, the applicability of extending these techniques to reoperative aortic valve surgery is unknown. We evaluated our experience with a minimally invasive approach to this patient population. METHODS: From January 2010 to September 2015, 21 patients underwent reoperative isolated aortic valve replacement via a minimally invasive approach by a single surgeon. All patients had preoperative evaluation with computerized tomography and coronary catheterization...
May 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548476/is-cold-blood-cardioplegia-absolutely-superior-to-cold-crystalloid-cardioplegia-in-aortic-valve-surgery
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Daniel A Lerman, Matilde Otero-Losada, Kiddy Ume, Pablo A Salgado, Sai Prasad, Kelvin Lim, Bruno Péault, Nasri Alotti
BACKGROUND: Experimental evidence suggests that blood cardioplegia (BCP) may be superior to cold crystalloid cardioplegia (CCP) for myocardial protection. However, robust clinical data are lacking. We compared post-operative outcome of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) using cold anterograde-retrograde intermittent BCP versus anterograde (CCP). METHODS: Adult consecutive isolated AVR performed between April 2006 and February 2011 at the Royal Infirmary Hospital of Edinburgh were retrospectively analyzed...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545914/epidemiology-and-outcome-analysis-of-sepsis-and-organ-dysfunction-failure-after-burns
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Monika Kristaq Belba, Elizana Ylber Petrela, Amy Gjergji Belba
BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective study in adult population is to give frequency data (prevalence, incidence) of burn wound sepsis and its consequences (organ dysfunction/failure); to analyze the evolution of the SOFA cumulative score during the disease and relationship between the SOFA score in the 3rd, 7th, 14th and 21th day after burn with mortality. METHOD: A prospective cohort study was performed among adult patients (age ≥20 years) admitted in the ICU, with major and moderate burns...
May 22, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536687/abdominal-and-pelvic-actinomycosis-due-to-longstanding-intrauterine-device-a-slow-and-devastating-infection
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Evelyn Sue Nakahira, Linda Ferreira Maximiano, Fabiana Roberto Lima, Edson Yassushi Ussami
Actinomycosis is a chronic or subacute bacterial infection characterized by large abscess formation, caused mainly by the gram-positive non-acid-fast, anaerobic, or microaerophilic/capnophilic, obligate parasites bacteria from the Actinomyces genus. Although pelvic inflammatory disease is an entity associated with the longstanding use of intrauterine devices (IUDs), actinomycosis is not one of the most frequent infections associated with IUDs. We present the case of a 43-year-old female patient who was referred to the emergency facility because of a 20-day history of abdominal pain with signs of peritoneal irritation...
January 2017: Autopsy & case reports
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
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