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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334142/severe-ectropion-in-lamellar-ichthyosis-managed-medically-with-oral-acitretin
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Manpreet Singh, Manpreet Kaur, Ripanjeet Kaur, Shakeen Singh
Congenital ectropion is commonly associated with lamellar ichthyosis. Severe eyelid ectropion may cause corneal exposure, keratopathy, and permanent corneal scarring. We report a neonate with severe, bilateral, congenital ectropion and eclabium managed using oral retinoids. Both corneas were protected with topical antibiotics and lubricating eyedrops and eye ointments. At 12-month follow-up, the child was doing well, with no ectropion or corneal opacity.
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334015/efficacy-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-in-bacterial-biofilm-eradication
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Nicholas E Sanford, Jeremy E Wilkinson, Hao Nguyen, Gabe Diaz, Randall Wolcott
OBJECTIVE: Chronic wounds typically require several concurrent therapies, such as debridement, pressure offloading, and systemic and/or topical antibiotics. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) towards reducing or eliminating bacterial biofilms in vitro and in vivo. METHOD: Efficacy was determined using in vitro grown biofilms subjected directly to HBOT for 30, 60 and 90 minutes, followed by cell viability determination using propidium monoazide-polymerase chain reaction (PMA-PCR)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
January 12, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327480/membrane-active-peptide-pv3-efficiently-eradicates-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-a-mouse-model-of-burn-infection
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Hamed Memariani, Delavar Shahbazzadeh, Jean-Marc Sabatier, Kamran Pooshang Bagheri
The aim of this study was to evaluate the topical bactericidal activity of peptide PV3 against a MDR isolate of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a mouse model of burn infection. The structural analysis of PV3 by circular dichroism spectroscopy indicated a low peptide helical content in water, whereas a high helical content was observed in the presence of the more hydrophobic 50% (v/v) trifluoroethanol/water buffer. A confocal microscopy analysis indicated that the main action of PV3 occurred at the membrane of bacteria...
January 12, 2018: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326317/comparative-analysis-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-intracameral-cefuroxime-moxifloxacin-and-vancomycin-at-the-end-of-cataract-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Randy C Bowen, Andrew Xingyu Zhou, Sailaja Bondalapati, Thomas W Lawyer, Karisa B Snow, Patrick R Evans, Tyler Bardsley, Mary McFarland, Matthew Kliethermes, Dallas Shi, Christina A Mamalis, Tom Greene, Christopher J Rudnisky, Balamurali Krishna Ambati
BACKGROUND: Current practice methods are unclear as to the most safe and effective prophylactic pharmacotherapy and method of delivery to reduce postoperative endophthalmitis occurrence. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis using Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines was performed to compare the efficacy of intracameral cefuroxime, moxifloxacin and vancomycin in preventing postphacoemulsification cataract surgery endophthalmitis...
January 11, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324733/antibiotics-dispensed-to-privately-insured-pregnant-women-with-urinary-tract-infections-united-states-2014
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Elizabeth C Ailes, April D Summers, Emmy L Tran, Suzanne M Gilboa, Kathryn E Arnold, Dana Meaney-Delman, Jennita Reefhuis
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur in about 8% of pregnant women, and untreated UTIs can have serious consequences, including pyelonephritis, preterm labor, low birth weight, and sepsis (1). Pregnant women are typically screened for UTIs during early pregnancy, and those with bacteriuria are treated with antibiotics (1,2). Antibiotic stewardship is critical to improving patient safety and to combating antibiotic resistance. Because of the potential risk for birth defects, including anencephaly, heart defects, and orofacial clefts, associated with use of sulfonamides and nitrofurantoin during pregnancy (3), a 2011 committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended that sulfonamides and nitrofurantoin may be prescribed in the first trimester of pregnancy only when other antimicrobial therapies are deemed clinically inappropriate (4)...
January 12, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324037/health-hazards-associated-with-arthropod-infestation-of-stored-products
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Jan Hubert, Vaclav Stejskal, Christos G Athanassiou, James E Throne
Insects and mites are common inhabitants and accidental invaders of food, including durable commodities, and their presence can have both direct and indirect effects on human health. The most common direct effect is contamination of food with arthropod fragments and related contaminants, which may be allergenic or even carcinogenic. The most important indirect effect is that their presence can change the storage microenvironment, making durable products suitable for the rapid development of fungi and other microorganisms...
January 7, 2018: Annual Review of Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319571/topical-antimicrobials-in-burn-care-part-1-topical-antiseptics
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Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Stafanos Boukovalas, Genevieve H Bitz, Ludwik K Branski, David N Herndon, Derek M Culnan
Burn wounds disrupt the body's primary defense against invasion and colonization by microorganisms. Topical antimicrobials are one component in burn wound care. These agents suppress microbial growth to advantage skin cells and wound healing. Topical antimicrobials can be divided into 2 superclasses: antiseptics and antibiotics. We review the 4 main classes of topical antiseptics (emulsifiers, acids, oxidizers, and heavy metals) and antiseptic-impregnated dressings in current clinical use and address the mechanisms, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each antiseptic for burn wound management...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315771/pityriasis-lichenoides-long-term-follow-up-study
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Julie B Zang, Sarah J Coates, Jing Huang, Eric C Vonderheid, Bernard A Cohen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Pityriasis lichenoides is an uncommon papulosquamous disorder of unknown etiology. The objective of this study was to review the clinical features and treatment responses of individuals with pityriasis lichenoides seen at a tertiary referral center. METHODS: Seventy-five patients diagnosed with pityriasis lichenoides between 1997 and 2013 were reviewed, and 46 had long-term follow-up via telephone interviews. RESULTS: Fifty (67%) patients were diagnosed with pityriasis lichenoides chronica, 22 (29%) with pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta, and 3 (4%) with mixed pityriasis lichenoides chronica and pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta features...
January 9, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301167/acute-kidney-injury-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-clinical-review
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Ahmed Siddiqi, Peter B White, Jennifer I Etcheson, Nicole E George, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Jaydev B Mistry, Nirav G Patel, Hephizibah Adam, Ronald E Delanois
INTRODUCTION: Patients who develop acute kidney injury (AKI) have an increased risk for progression to chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, and increased mortality. The outcomes of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients who develop AKI have remained controversial. The purpose of this review was to summarize and identify the current literature focused on 1) major risk factors, 2) short-term outcomes, and 3) costs associated with the development of perioperative AKI after TKA...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300363/unusually-high-incidences-of-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-within-studies-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-prevention-using-topical-antibiotics-benchmarking-the-evidence-base
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James C Hurley
Selective digestive decontamination (SDD, topical antibiotic regimens applied to the respiratory tract) appears effective for preventing ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. However, potential contextual effects of SDD on Staphylococcus aureus infections in the ICU remain unclear. The S. aureus ventilator associated pneumonia (S. aureus VAP), VAP overall and S. aureus bacteremia incidences within component (control and intervention) groups within 27 SDD studies were benchmarked against 115 observational groups...
January 4, 2018: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298961/-actual-guidelines-of-borreliosis-treatment
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EDITORIAL
Tadeusz Płusa
The treatment of patients infected with Borrelia burgdorferi was the subject of studies by numerous experts. The discrepancy of the recommendations is quite significant, especially in the choice of antibiotic, which is most important in the first stage of infection. The recommended doxycycline is in all recommendations although its MIC90 is 2.0 mg/L. Other antibiotics have better parameters, especially azithromycin topically administered in the first stage of infection, can be fully effective. In addition to the morphological and immunological variability of Borrelia burgdorferi, antibiotics that have an ability to enter the cell, such as azithromycin, should be noted...
December 22, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296555/irritant-contact-keratitis-caused-by-the-bodily-fluids-of-a-brown-marmorated-stink-bug
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Yi-Syun Shen, Chao-Chien Hu
PURPOSE: The brown marmorated stink bug is native to Asia (China, Taiwan, Japan, and the Korean peninsula). Its bodily fluids are toxic and irritating to the human skin and eyes. Human case reports are rare. Only one report of irritant contact dermatitis has been published. We report a case of irritant contact keratitis resulting from the chemical components of the bodily fluids of the bug. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case report. RESULTS: A 74-year-old male presented to our emergency department with pain and redness in his right eye, which had been exposed to the bodily fluids of a brown marmorated stink bug...
October 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282404/baerveldt-scleral-patch-graft-abscess-secondary-to-coagulase-negative-staphylococcus
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Van Nguyen, Mason Schmutz, Sarah Farukhi, Sameh Mosaed
We report the case of a 69-year-old female who underwent a Baerveldt implant placement for severe-stage primary open-angle glaucoma and developed a bacterial infection of the conjunctiva and abscess of the scleral patch graft with subsequent tube exposure. The infection was identified 3 weeks postoperatively and a topical antibiotic was immediately initiated. A concurrent systemic staphylococcal infection was discovered by an outside physician and oral cephalexin was initiated. Despite antibiotic treatment, the conjunctival erosion progressed, and tube revision was required...
September 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275324/use-of-clinical-vignette-questionnaires-to-investigate-the-variation-in-management-of-keratoconjunctivitis-sicca-and-acute-glaucoma-in-dogs
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Constance N White, Martin J Downes, Gareth Jones, Corinne Wigfall, Rachel S Dean, Marnie L Brennan
There is little peer-reviewed research assessing therapeutic effectiveness in canine eye disease. Current treatments used in first opinion and ophthalmology referral practices are also somewhat poorly documented. The aim of this study was to investigate the current management of canine keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) and acute primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) by veterinary surgeons. Questionnaires using clinical vignettes were administered to a cross section of general practitioners ('GPs') and veterinarians engaged in or training for postgraduate ophthalmology practice ('PGs')...
December 23, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246891/corneal-perforation-from-peripheral-ulcerative-keratopathy-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-epidemiological-findings-of-the-british-ophthalmological-surveillance-unit
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Hannah Mary Timlin, Hildegard Nikki Hall, Barny Foot, Peter Koay
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study quantifies the threat to vision and the survival in patients presenting with peripheral ulcerative keratopathy (PUK) corneal perforation associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the UK. METHODS: New cases of corneal perforation from PUK in patients with RA were prospectively collected from the UK via the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit from July 2012 to June 2014. An initial questionnaire collected data on presentation and the first 2 weeks' management, and a follow-up questionnaire collected 1-year data on ocular morbidity and mortality...
December 15, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240873/preliminary-results-of-the-use-of-a-stabilized-hypochlorous-acid-solution-in-the-management-of-ralstonia-pickettii-biofilm-on-silicone-breast-implants
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C Tod Brindle, Steve Porter, Kiran Bijlani, Sridhar Arumugam, Rowena Matias, Ron Najafi, Jack Fisher
Background: Ralstonia Pickettii biofilms are associated with pocket infections following breast implant surgeries. Biofilm protects bacteria most topically applied antimicrobial irrigations. Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of four antimicrobial solutions on the planktonic form and established biofilm of Ralstonia Pickettii grown on 3 different types of silicone breast implants. Methods: Time kill assays at clinical concentrations of chlorhexidine gluconate, povidone iodine, triple-antibiotic solution, and a 0...
December 12, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237649/canadian-physicians-knowledge-and-counseling-practices-related-to-antibiotic-use-and-antimicrobial-resistance-two-cycle-national-survey
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Courtney R Smith, Lisa Pogany, Simon Foley, Jun Wu, Karen Timmerman, Margaret Gale-Rowe, Alain Demers
OBJECTIVE: To establish a baseline for physicians' knowledge of and counseling practices on the use of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and to determine potential changes in these measures after the implementation of a national AMR awareness campaign. DESIGN: Cross-sectional design. SETTING: Canada. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1600 physicians. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Physicians' knowledge of and counseling practices on antibiotic use and AMR at baseline and after implementation of the AMR awareness campaign...
December 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236657/psoriasiform-hailey-hailey-disease-presenting-as-erythematous-psoriasiform-plaques-throughout-the-body-a-case-report
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Jonathan Ni, Kathleen E Gilbert, Ivie F Manalo, Jashin J Wu
INTRODUCTION: Hailey-Hailey disease is an adult-onset skin condition characterized by lesions in the intertriginous regions of the body. The lesions can be pruritic, painful, and associated with physical and social impairment. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of psoriasiform Hailey-Hailey disease in a 60-year-old white woman who exhibited erythematous psoriasiform plaques in many areas of her body. The patient's condition was successfully treated with a twice-daily regimen of doxycycline, mometasone, and clindamycin...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236588/topical-glycyrrhizin-is-therapeutic-for-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-keratitis
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Sandamali A Ekanayaka, Sharon A McClellan, Ronald P Barrett, Linda D Hazlett
PURPOSE: Glycyrrhizin (GLY), an inhibitor of high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protects prophylactically against Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis. However, the therapeutic potential of GLY to enhance an antibiotic has not been tested and is our purpose. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice (B6) were infected with a clinical isolate (KEI 1025) of P. aeruginosa and treated topically at 6 h postinfection (p.i.) with GLY or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS). Clinical scores, photography with a slit lamp, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, myeloperoxidase assay, bacterial plate counts, histopathology, reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) assays, and in vitro macrophage (Mφ) stimulation assays were used to assess effects of GLY treatment...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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