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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785991/all-india-ophthalmological-society-members-survey-results-cataract-surgery-antibiotic-prophylaxis-current-practice-pattern-2017
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Prafulla Kumar Maharana, Jay K Chhablani, Tara Prasad Das, Atul Kumar, Namrata Sharma
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to document the current practice pattern of Indian ophthalmologists for antibiotic prophylaxis in cataract surgery to prevent endophthalmitis. Methods: Fifteen structured questions were sent online to all ophthalmologists registered with the All India Ophthalmological Society. The questionnaire was divided into three main categories of prophylaxis - preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative. A web-based anonymous survey was conducted, and a unique response link allowed completing the survey only once...
June 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785265/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-topical-gentamicin-collagen-sponge-in-diabetic-patients-with-a-mild-foot-ulcer-infection
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Ilker Uçkay, Benjamin Kressmann, Sébastien Di Tommaso, Marina Portela, Heba Alwan, Hubert Vuagnat, Sophie Maître, Christophe Paoli, Benjamin A Lipsky
Objectives: The initial phase of infection of a foot ulcer in a person with diabetes is often categorized as mild. Clinicians usually treat these infections with antimicrobial therapy, often applied topically. Some experts, however, believe that mild diabetic foot ulcer infections will usually heal with local wound care alone, without antimicrobial therapy or dressings. Methods: To evaluate the potential benefit of treatment with a topical antibiotic, we performed a single-center, investigator-blinded pilot study, randomizing (1:1) adult patients with a mild diabetic foot ulcer infection to treatment with a gentamicin-collagen sponge with local care versus local care alone...
2018: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784844/incidences-of-pseudomonas-associated-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-within-studies-of-respiratory-tract-applications-of-polymyxin-testing-the-stoutenbeek-concurrency-postulates
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James C Hurley
Regimens containing topical polymyxin appear highly effective at preventing Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) overall and more-so, gram negative VAP. However, Soutenbeek's postulates, that VAP incidences within studies of topical antibiotics would depend on the context of whether the component (control and intervention) groups of each study were concurrent versus non-concurrent, remain untested.The literature was searched for concurrent control (CC) versus non-concurrent control (NCC) designed studies of respiratory tract applications of topical polymyxin to mechanically ventilated (MV) patients that reported Pseudomonas associated Ventilator-associated pneumonia (PsVAP) incidences...
May 21, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784074/effects-of-fenbendazole-impregnated-feed-and-topical-moxidectin-during-quarantine-on-the-gut-microbiota-of-c57bl-6-mice
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Scott W Korte, Craig L Franklin, Rebecca A Dorfmeyer, Aaron C Ericsson
To protect the biosecurity of research rodent colonies, research institutions frequently require a quarantine period for live animals transferred into their facilities. Quarantine practices often include antibiotic and antiparasitic treatment with drugs such as fenbendazole and macrolide lactones. The influence of these compounds on the resident gut microbiota of mice is unknown, and any effects might subsequently affect model reproducibility. To test the influence of standard quarantine procedures on the composition of the microbiota, C57BL/6 mice, purchased from 2 different commercial suppliers, were randomly assigned to treatment groups (n = 12) by vendor and treated with fenbendazole-supplemented feed, topical moxidectin, both treatments, or no treatment (control), according to our institution's standard treatment regimen and duration...
May 1, 2018: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782305/tatami-mats-a-source-of-pitted-keratolysis-in-a-martial-arts-athlete
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Anamaria Balić, Zrinka Bukvić Mokos, Branka Marinović, Daniela Ledić Drvar
Dear Editor, Pitted keratolysis (PK), also known as keratosis plantaris sulcatum, is a non-inflammatory, bacterial, superficial cutaneous infection, characterized by many discrete superficial crateriform ''pits'' and erosions in the thickly keratinized skin of the weight-bearing regions of the soles of the feet (1). The disease often goes unnoticed by the patient, but when it is noticed it is because of the unbearable malodor and hyperhidrosis of the feet, which are socially unacceptable and cause great anxiety to many of the patients...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781552/topical-rifampin-powder-for-orthopaedic-trauma-part-i-rifampin-powder-reduces-recalcitrant-infection-in-a-delayed-treatment-musculoskeletal-trauma-model
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Stefanie M Shiels, David J Tennent, Joseph C Wenke
Open fractures become infected despite meticulous debridement and care. Locally applied antibiotics, commonly embedded in polymethylmethacrylate, deliver high doses of drug directly to the fracture site. Direct application of antibiotic powder, which is being applied prophylactically in spine surgery, is a recent interest in the trauma sector, where bacterial biofilms are more prevalent. Traditional antibiotics, such as vancomycin, are poor performers against bacterial biofilms thus are ineffective in delayed treatment...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781315/detection-and-treatment-of-staphylococcus-aureus-colonization-in-chronic-hand-eczema-a-multicenter-study
#7
Yue Chen, Xin Wang, Chengzhong Zhang, Weimin Shi
BACKGROUND: Chronic hand eczema (CHE) is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease of the hands that influenses public health. Staphylococcus aureus (SA) colonization play an important role in CHE morbidity and progression, which also correlated to chronicity and severity of the disease. METHODS: From October 1 to November 31, eighty patient volunteers with chronic hand eczema and ten healthy volunteers were chosen from the four cities. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) as a new diagnostic method for SA and methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), was superior to the traditional method of germiculture...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775296/incorporation-of-a-theranostic-two-tone-luminescent-silver-complex-into-biocompatible-agar-hydrogel-composite-for-the-eradication-of-eskape-pathogens-in-a-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection-model
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Miguel N Pinto, Jorge Martinez-Gonzalez, Indranil Chakraborty, Pradip K Mascharak
Microbial invasion and colonization of the skin and underlying soft tissues are among the most common types of infections, becoming increasingly prevalent in hospital settings. Systemic antibiotic chemotherapies are now extremely limited due to emergence of drug-resistant Gram-positive and multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial strains. Topical administration of antimicrobials provides an effective route for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). Therefore, the development of new and effective materials for the delivery of these agents is of paramount importance...
May 18, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772041/endophthalmitis-associated-with-intravitreal-injections-of-anti-vegf-agents-at-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-house-and-referred-cases
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Nicolas A Yannuzzi, Ninel Z Gregori, Philip J Rosenfeld, Nidhi Relhan, Nimesh A Patel, Nancy Si, Darlene Miller, Sander R Dubovy, William E Smiddy, Stephen G Schwartz, Harry W Flynn
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To report the incidence rates, causative organisms, and visual acuity (VA) outcomes in patients with endophthalmitis associated with intravitreal injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective case series between 2005 and 2017. RESULTS: The study included 39 eyes of 39 patients, including 27 (69%) referred and 12 (31%) institutional patients. The use of topical antibiotics after an injection was gradually phased out at the authors' institution, where the preinjection rate of all clinically suspected endophthalmitis was 0...
May 1, 2018: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767565/medical-management-of-deep-ulcerative-keratitis-in-cats-13-cases
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Michelle G Martin de Bustamante, Kathryn L Good, Brian C Leonard, Steven R Hollingsworth, Sydney G Edwards, Kelly E Knickelbein, Ann E Cooper, Sara M Thomasy, David J Maggs
Case series summary Described are 13 cats diagnosed with deep ulcerative keratitis and successfully managed medically without grafting procedures. Typical treatment involved frequent topical application of serum and antibiotics (usually a fluoroquinolone and a cephalosporin). Seven cats also received systemic antibiotics. Analgesia was achieved using various combinations of topical atropine and systemic buprenorphine, robenacoxib or corticosteroids. Six cats were hospitalized for a median (range) period of 2...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762617/anticancer-potential-against-cervix-cancer-hela-cell-line-of-probiotic-lactobacillus-casei-and-lactobacillus-paracasei-strains-isolated-from-human-breast-milk
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Muhammad Shahid Riaz Rajoka, Haobin Zhao, Yao Lu, Ziyang Lian, Na Li, Nazim Hussain, Dongyan Shao, Mingliang Jin, Qi Li, Junling Shi
Lactic acid bacteria have been categorized as probiotics and play a crucial role in human health by stimulating the supply of nutrients, shaping the immune system, and preventing the colonization of pathogenic microbes. This study investigated the mechanisms for the action of three potential probiotic Lactobacillus strains: Lactobacillus casei SR1, Lactobacillus casei SR2, and Lactobacillus paracasei SR4 isolated from human breast milk. These Lactobacillus strains were identified via 16S DNA sequencing and characterized via biochemical assays including acid resistance, bile resistance, antioxidant activity, and antibiotic susceptibility...
May 15, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762205/bleach-for-atopic-dermatitis
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Melody Maarouf, Vivian Y Shi
Individuals with atopic dermatitis (AD) have used bleach baths to treat superinfections, although their mechanism of action is not well understood. The ClinicalTrials.gov, National Eczema Association, and PubMed databases were searched for studies that investigate the role bleach plays in modulating AD. Fifteen studies were included in this review. Bleach bath improves clinical symptoms of AD and restores surface microbiome by eradicating bacteria, most notably Staphylococcus aureus. Many studies have noted that this antimicrobial effect has reduced the need for topical corticosteroids or topical antibiotics...
May 2018: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758553/a-retrospective-cohort-study-on-patients-with-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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S Morteza Seyed Jafari, Evelyne Knüsel, Simone Cazzaniga, Robert E Hunger
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is one of the most distressing conditions observed in dermatology and has a substantial negative effect on the quality of life of affected persons. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate different treatment strategies in patients with HS. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort, all patients with HS (July 2015 to March 2017) were reviewed. Collected data consisted of patients' demographics, clinical characteristics, psychosocial situation, and previous and current treatments...
May 14, 2018: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755606/chronic-osteomyelitis-bacterial-flora-antibiotic-sensitivity-and-treatment-challenges
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Kuzma Jerzy, Hombhanje Francis
Background: Chronic osteomyelitis is a catastrophic sequel of delayed diagnosis of acute osteomyelitis. Objectives: The objectives of the study were to determine bacterial flora and antibiotic sensitivity, and to evaluate the outcome of an aggressive surgical approach to chronic osteomyelitis. Methods: This is a single surgeon, prospective cohort study on 30 consecutive patients with clinically and radiologically diagnosed chronic osteomyelitis presented to a hospital...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750825/cyclamen-europaeum-extract-for-acute-sinusitis
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REVIEW
Anca Zalmanovici Trestioreanu, Ankur Barua, Barak Pertzov
BACKGROUND: Acute sinusitis is a common reason for primary care encounters. It causes significant symptoms including facial pain, congested nose, headache, thick nasal mucus, fever, and cough and often results in time off work or school. Sinusitis treatment focuses on eliminating causative factors and controlling the inflammatory and infectious components. The frozen, dried, natural fluid extract of the Cyclamen europaeum plant delivered intranasally is thought to have beneficial effects in relieving congestion by facilitating nasal drainage, and has an anti-inflammatory effect...
May 11, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746647/do-medical-students-feel-prepared-to-prescribe-antibiotics-responsibly-results-from-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-29-european-countries
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Oliver J Dyar, Dilip Nathwani, Dominique L Monnet, Inge C Gyssens, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Céline Pulcini
Background: In an era of antibiotic resistance, medical students must be prepared to prescribe antibiotics responsibly. Objectives: To assess self-reported preparedness among final-year medical students at European universities, using a comprehensive set of topics related to prudent antibiotic use. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional, multicentre, web-based survey. All medical-degree students in their final year of studies at European universities were eligible to participate...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744436/lipid-polymer-hybrid-nanoparticles-development-statistical-optimization-of-norfloxacin-for-topical-drug-delivery-system
#17
Vivek Dave, Renu Bala Yadav, Kriti Kushwaha, Sachdev Yadav, Swapnil Sharma, Udita Agrawal
Poly lactic acid is a biodegradable, biocompatible, and non-toxic polymer, widely used in many pharmaceutical preparations such as controlled release formulations, parenteral preparations, surgical treatment applications, and tissue engineering. In this study, we prepared lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticles for topical and site targeting delivery of Norfloxacin by emulsification solvent evaporation method (ESE). The design of experiment (DOE) was done by using software to optimize the result, and then a surface plot was generated to compare with the practical results...
December 2017: Bioactive Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743458/combination-effect-of-allyl-isothiocyanate-and-hoof-trimming-on-bovine-digital-dermatitis
#18
Takumi Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Manabe, Naoaki Misawa, Wataru Yamazaki, Masahiro Takahashi, Keiji Okada
Digital Dermatitis is a localized infectious dermatitis caused by Treponema-like spirochetes. Antibiotics, such as lincomycin, are currently used for treatment, but their use imposes a withdrawal period. This study investigated the therapeutic effect of topical application of the natural component allyl isothiocyanate, in combination with maintenance hoof trimming, on bovine Digital Dermatitis. Study cows were divided into two groups, the Trimming Group and Non-Trimming Group. The day when allyl isothiocyanate was applied, along with hoof trimming, was set as Day 0...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741289/grommets-ventilation-tubes-for-recurrent-acute-otitis-media-in-children
#19
REVIEW
Roderick P Venekamp, Paul Mick, Anne Gm Schilder, Desmond A Nunez
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common childhood illnesses. While many children experience sporadic AOM episodes, an important group suffer from recurrent AOM (rAOM), defined as three or more episodes in six months, or four or more in one year. In this subset of children AOM poses a true burden through frequent episodes of ear pain, general illness, sleepless nights and time lost from nursery or school. Grommets, also called ventilation or tympanostomy tubes, can be offered for rAOM...
May 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738295/antibiotic-resistance-and-biofilm-tolerance-a-combined-threat-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-infections
#20
Philip G Bowler
Since the introduction of antibiotics into human medicine in the 1940's, antibiotic resistance has emerged at an alarming rate and is now a major threat to public health. This problem is amplified by pathogenic bacteria existing most commonly in biofilm form, creating additional bacterial tolerance to antimicrobial agents. Biofilm is now considered to be a primary cause of chronic infection, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria are prevalent in biofilm form. In particular, chronic non-healing wounds commonly harbour complex polymicrobial, pathogenic biofilm that is tolerant to systemic and topical antimicrobial therapy...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
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