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Management of surgical site infection

Ramesh Kumar, Frederic W B Deleyiannis, Corbett Wilkinson, Brent R O'Neill
OBJECTIVE The authors' goals in this study were to describe a series of dog attacks on children that required neurosurgical consultation and to better understand the pattern of injuries inflicted, the circumstances that place children at risk for attack, and the dog breeds involved. In addition, the authors review the surgical and medical management of these patients. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of all children requiring neurosurgical consultation for dog bite at a regional Level 1 pediatric trauma center over a 15-year period...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Marina Pieri, Anna Mara Scandroglio, Marcus Müller, Panagiotis Pergantis, Alexandra Kretzschmar, Friedrich Kaufmann, Volkmar Falk, Thomas Krabatsch, Georg Arlt, Evgenij Potapov, Marian Kukucka
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Driveline infections in patients with implantable left ventricular assist devices (VAD) carry increasing risk for pump infection, thromboembolic events, decreased quality of life, and increased hospitalization. We report our experience with a surgical technique for refractory driveline infections without mediastinitis consisting of translocation and wrapping of the driveline with greater omentum tissue. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data of VAD patients who underwent surgical treatment by translocation and wrapping with omentum for severe chronic driveline infection...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Benedetta Gui, Francesco Maria Danza, Anna Lia Valentini, Maria Elena Laino, Alessandro Caruso, Brigida Carducci, Elena Rodolfino, Ersilia Devicienti, Lorenzo Bonomo
Cesarean section (CS) may have several acute complications that can occur in the early postoperative period. The most common acute complications are hematomas and hemorrhage, infection, ovarian vein thrombosis, uterine dehiscence and rupture. Pelvic hematomas usually occur at specific sites and include bladder flap hematoma (between the lower uterine segment and the bladder) and subfascial or rectus sheath hematoma (rectus sheath or prevescical space). Puerperal hemorrhage can be associated with uterine dehiscence or rupture...
October 19, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
Pankaj Aggarwal, Pravin Saxena, Anil Bhan
Coronary artery stent infection has been reported with both bare metal stent and drug eluting stent and can present as mycotic coronary artery aneurysm, pseudoaneurysm, myocardial abscess, pericarditis or exudative effusion. Infection at the site of coronary stent implantation is rare and is believed to result typically from either direct stent contamination at the time of delivery or transient bacteraemia from access site. Introduction of drug-eluting stent (DES) has led to a marked reduction in the problem of in-stent restenosis across all patient subsets and lesions complexities...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Patrick C Sanger, Vlad V Simianu, Cameron E Gaskill, Cheryl Al Armstrong, Andrea L Hartzler, Ross J Lordon, William B Lober, Heather L Evans
BACKGROUND: Postoperative surgical site infections (SSI) are common and costly. Most occur post-discharge, and may result in potentially preventable readmission and/or unnecessary urgent evaluation. Mobile health approaches incorporating patient-generated wound photos are being implemented in an attempt to optimize triage and management. We assessed how adding wound photos to existing data sources modifies provider decision-making. STUDY DESIGN: Web-based simulation survey using convenience sample of providers with expertise in surgical infections...
October 13, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Michał Ławiński, Karol Forysiński, Agnieszka Bzikowska, Justyna Z Kostro, Aleksandra Gradowska, Marek Pertkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: The ESPEN guidelines on long-term (> 3 months) parenteral nutrition recommend the use of tunnelled central venous catheters (CVCs) to minimise the risk of insertion site infection. A developed symptomatic infection of the soft tissue tunnel surrounding a CVC may rapidly become directly life threatening if the infection progresses along the catheter tunnel towards its end inserted into the venous system. This requires immediate management to eliminate infection and limit its effects...
2016: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
Gianluigi Perri, Sergio Filippelli, Rachele Adorisio, Roberta Iacobelli, Francesca Iodice, Giuseppina Testa, Maria Giovanna Paglietti, Domenico D'Amario, Massimo Massetti, Antonio Amodeo
OBJECTIVE: We report our experience with the use of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as destination therapy (DT) for the management of patients with cardiac end-stage dystrophinopathies. METHODS: From February 2011 to February 2016, 7 patients with dystrophinopathies and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) were treated with LVADs at our institution. Median age at surgery was 16.5 years (range, 14.2-23.4 years). All patients were preoperatively evaluated by a multidisciplinary team approach...
August 28, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
S Singh, S Reddy, Raj Shrivastva
This study compared the National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man (NJR) data for total hip replacements (THRs) and total knee replacements (TKRs) from Hospital A [with laminar airflow (LAF)] and Hospital B (without LAF). These hospitals were originally managed by two different trusts that subsequently merged. Consequently, the theatres in Hospital A have always had LAF and those in Hospital B had only conventional ventilation systems. As this merger happened before the establishment of the NJR, it puts us in a unique position, enabling direct comparison of the revision rates for infected hip and knee replacements between the two hospitals that follow similar infection protocols...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Matthew P Cheng, Marc-Christian Domingo, Simon Lévesque, Cedric P Yansouni
BACKGROUND: There are increasing data regarding Terrisporobacter glycolicus as an emerging anaerobic pathogen. However, the few published cases to date usually report it as part of a polymicrobial infection. Here, we describe the first reported monomicrobial surgical site infection with this bacterium. Identification methods, taxonomy, and clinical management of this rarely identified pathogen are also discussed. CASE PRESENTATION: A previously healthy 66-year-old sustained an open olecranon fracture of his left arm after trauma...
September 29, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Erich M Gauger, Lauren L Casnovsky, Erica J Gauger, Deborah C Bohn, Ann E Van Heest
This study reviewed the clinical history and management of acquired growth arrest in the upper extremity in pediatric patients. The records of all patients presenting from 1996 to 2012 with radiographically proven acquired growth arrest were reviewed. Records were examined to determine the etiology and site of growth arrest, management, and complications. Patients with tumors or hereditary etiology were excluded. A total of 44 patients (24 boys and 20 girls) with 51 physeal arrests who presented at a mean age of 10...
September 29, 2016: Orthopedics
Elliot G Arsoniadis, Yen-Yi Ho, Genevieve B Melton, Robert D Madoff, Chap Le, Mary R Kwaan
BACKGROUND: Previous reports on racial disparities in the treatment of Crohn's Disease (CD) in African American (AA) patients have shown differences in both medical and surgical treatments in this population. No study thus far has examined the effect of AA race on outcomes after surgery for CD. METHODS: Utilizing the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Participant User File (PUF) for years 2005-2013, we examined the effect of AA race on post-operative complications in patients with CD undergoing intestinal surgery...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Naomi Kebba, Tom Mwambu, Michael Oketcho, Jonathan Izudi, Ekwaro A Obuku
BACKGROUND: There is clinical equipoise regarding post-operative management of patients with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) without insertion of a chest drain. This study evaluated post operative outcomes of chest closure with or without a drain following Patent Ductus Arteriosus ligation among childen at Uganda Heart Instritute (UHI). METHODS: This was an open label randomized controlled trial of 62 children 12 years of age and below diagnosed with patent ductus arteriosus at Mulago National Teaching and Referral Hospital, Uganda...
September 29, 2016: BMC Surgery
Mukur Dipi Ray, Pankaj K Garg, Ashish Jakhetiya, Sunil Kumar, Durgatosh Pandey
Ilio-inguinal lymph node dissection (IILD) is a commonly performed surgical procedure for a number of malignant conditions involving mainly the male and female genitalia, and the skin; however the postoperative morbidity of IILD, due to high frequency of flap necrosis, wound infection and seroma formation, has always been a major concern for the surgeons. The aim of the study is to highlight a modified skin bridge technique of IILD using two parallel curvilinear incisions to minimize postoperative skin flap necrosis...
September 26, 2016: World Journal of Methodology
Robert F Murphy, James F Mooney
Complications following spine fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis can be characterized as either intra-operative or post-operative. The most serious and feared complication is neurologic injury, both in the intra- and post-operative period. Other intra-operative complications include dural tears and ophthalmologic or peripheral nerve deficits, which may be related to positioning. Among the most common post-operative complications are surgical site infection, venous thromboembolism, gastrointestinal complications, and implant-related complications...
September 17, 2016: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Daniel Hatz, Afshin A Anoushiravani, Monique C Chambers, Mouhanad M El-Othmani, Khaled J Saleh
Surgical site infection in total joint arthroplasty is a challenging complication that warrants discussion with regard to prevention and management. Limiting postoperative infection rate is a paramount quest in the orthopedic community. Several preoperative risk factors have been identified in orthopedic literature with regards to likelihood of developing postoperative infection. This article evaluates several factors that predispose total joint arthroplasty patients to infection. Methods of patient surgical preparation designed to decrease postoperative infection, decreasing intraoperative traffic during procedural settings, and elaborate intraoperative prophylactic advancements are assessed...
October 2016: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
Jiri Skrivan, Pavel Drevinek
CLINICAL PRESENTATION: Case history of a paediatric patient with a cochlear implant and a surgical site infection that developed as a result of acute otitis media is presented. INTERVENTION: After conservative management including wound debridement it was decided to explant a functioning device. OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: In a number of cases, it is necessary to remove the infected albeit functioning device, especially in the event of formation of the biofilm has occurred...
September 2016: Cochlear Implants International
Nanda Kishore Sahoo, Ajay P Desai, Indranil Deb Roy, Vishal Kulkarni
Breach in the palatal vault leading to an abnormal communication between oral and nasal cavity is known as oro-nasal communication. It is an uncommon presentation in day-to-day clinical practice except in some patients of cleft lip and palate.Etiology may be congenital or acquired. Alveolar and palatal cleft defects are the most common etiological factor. The acquired causes may be trauma, periapical pathology, infections, neoplasms, postsurgical complications, and radio and chemo necrosis.Clinical features like nasal regurgitation of food, defective speech, fetid odor, bad taste, and upper respiratory tract and ear infection are associated with oro-nasal communication...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Alexandra I Stavrakis, Nelson F SooHoo
BACKGROUND: This study provides an updated comparison of the reoperation rates following primary ankle arthrodesis and total ankle replacement on the basis of observational, population-based data from California. We previously reported data from 1995 to 2004, and our current study includes new data from 2005 to 2010. Our hypothesis was that total ankle replacement would demonstrate increasing utilization and lower complication rates given advances in implant design and growth in surgeon experience...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Walelegn Worku Yallew, Abera Kumie, Feleke Moges Yehuala
PURPOSE: Hospital-acquired infection (HAI) is a major safety issue affecting the quality of care of hundreds of millions of patients every year, in both developed and developing countries, including Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, there is no comprehensive research that presents the whole picture of HAIs in hospitals. The objective of this study was to examine the nature and extent of HAIs in Ethiopia. METHODS: A repeated cross-sectional study was conducted in two teaching hospitals...
2016: Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety
Praveer K Banerjee, Abhineet Jain, Bikram Behera
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Airway management in anaesthesia for maxillofacial surgical procedures is tricky at times when the nasal/oral routes are contraindicated or are impossible. Tracheostomy as an alternative inherits its own complications. We present a case series of the submandibular route for tracheal intubation as an alternative. METHODS: The procedure was performed in ten selected adult patients with maxillofacial/mandibular fractures associated with a fracture of skull base or nasal bone...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
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