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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782913/statewide-collaborative-to-reduce-surgical-site-infection-results-of-the-hawaii-surgical-unit-based-safety-program
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Della M Lin, Kathryn A Carson, Lisa H Lubomski, Elizabeth C Wick, Julius Cuong Pham
BACKGROUND: Surgical Site Infections (SSI) after colorectal surgery are common, lead to patient harm, and are costly to the healthcare system. This study's purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for Surgery in Hawaii. STUDY DESIGN: This pre-post cohort study involved 100% of 15 hospitals in Hawaii from January 2013-June 2015. The intervention was a statewide implementation of the Comprehensive-Unit-based-Safety-Program (CUSP) and individualized bundles of interventions to reduce SSI...
May 3, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775018/-causes-and-management-of-frontal-sinusitis-after-transfrontal-craniotomy
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T C Liu, X F Yu, Z W Gu, W L Bai, Z H Wang, Z W Cao
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the causes and the strategy of frontal sinusitis after transfrontal craniotomy by endoscopic frontal sinus surgery and traditional surgery with facial incision. Method: A total of thirty-four patients with frontal sinusitis after transfrontal craniotomy were admitted, with the symptom of purulence stuff, headache and upper eyelid discharging. The onset time was 2.6 years on average. The frontal sinus CT and MRI images showed frontal sinusitis. Twenty-seven patients were treated with endoscopic frontal sinus surgery, and seven patient was treated with combined endoscopic and traditional frontal sinus surgery...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772863/-eearly-clinical-effects-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-focal-cleaning-and-drainage-in-the-treatment-of-single-level-suppurative-spondylitis
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Qi Zheng, Yang-Hui Jin, Xiao-Zhang Ying, Yi-Fan Wang, Shi-Yuan Shi, Bo Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical value of percutaneous endoscopic focal cleaning and drainage in the treatment of single-level suppurative spondylitis. METHODS: The clinical data of 18 patients with single-level suppurative spondylitis treated by percutaneous endoscopic focal cleaning and drainage from June 2014 to December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 11 males and 7 females, aged from 46 to 75 years old with an average of (58.89±9.46) years...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768730/biofilm-in-voice-prosthesis-a-prospective-cohort-study-and-laboratory-tests-using-sonication-and-sem-analysis
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Jacopo Galli, Lea Calo', Duino Meucci, Monica Giuliani, Daniela Lucidi, Gaetano Paludetti, Riccardo Torelli, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Claudio Parrilla
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to compare the biofilm growing pattern and its morphological extent on silicone and a teflon-like material using a sonication process and a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). DESIGN: A prospective cohort study and a laboratory study. SETTING: Otolaryngology -Head and Neck surgery Department and the Microbiology Institute. PARTICIPANTS: The participants included fifteen laryngectomized patients with phonatory prostheses, which were removed due to device failure, and two different kinds of phonatory prostheses from the laboratory (Provox 2 and ActiValve) that were artificially colonized by Candida albicans...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748054/functional-and-anatomical-outcome-of-inside-out-technique-for-cholesteatoma-surgery
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Priyanka Chamoli, Chandra Veer Singh, Sheetal Radia, Anand K Shah
BACKGROUND: To study the efficacy of inside-out technique in completely eradicating the cholesteatoma from middle ear and mastoid, preservation of hearing & and quality of life post mastoidectomy with regards to recurrent discharge, wax, granulations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Non-randomized, prospective, observational study performed at the Department of ENT in our hospital. In the study we included 100 patients presenting with chronic suppurative otitis media with cholesteatoma, they underwent inside out mastoidectomy and were followed up till the end of the study to evaluate the efficacy of inside out mastoidectomy in eradicating the disease from the middle ear cleft...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747055/multiple-brain-abscess-after-professional-tooth-cleaning-case-report-and-literature-review
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Massimo Viviano, Serena Cocca
Brain abscess (BA) is an encapsulated infection and can be the consequence of head and cranio-maxillo-facial surgery or trauma, or may be secondary to cavernous thrombophlebitis, but is most frequently due to hematogenous septic dissemination from an adjacent site of infection, such as the paranasal sinuses, middle ear or oral cavity. We report a rare and unfortunate case of multiple BA caused by dental procedures in a young man with undiagnosed patent foramen ovale (PFO). Simple routine dental procedures, such as tooth brushing and professional oral hygiene, can predispose to life-threatening conditions...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734459/-application-of-vacuum-wound-therapy-with-split-thickness-skin-grafts-in-the-head-and-neck-area
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Julia Thierauf, Paul Severin Wiggenhauser, Thomas Karl Hoffmann, Jens Greve, Marc Scheithauer, Johannes Adrian Veit
OBJECTIVE: In vacuum wound therapy (VAC) a negative pressure can continuously clean effusions and enhance the formation of granulation tissue significantly. In visceral, trauma and burns surgery this technique is used frequently in critical wounds. In the head and neck area there is limited experience and publications. Especially in the combined use of split-thickness-skin grafts (STSG) and VAC there is no published evidence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective database analysis was done and resulted in 36 single VAC therapies in 13 patients...
May 7, 2018: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727872/postoperative-complications-in-equine-elective-clean-orthopaedic-surgery-with-without-antibiotic-prophylaxis
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Sabita Diana Stöckle, Klaus Failing, Marc Koene, Kerstin Fey
OBJECTIVE: Retrospective analysis of postoperative complications in equines after clean, orthopaedic surgical procedures in order to detect differences between animals treated with antibiotics and horses without receiving these drugs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Details on 652 patients, surgical procedures and surgery-associated complications were compiled from horses being operated between June 2011 and January 2015. Antibiotic-receiving patients (n = 259) were tested for differences in complication rates and characteristics to controls (n = 393)...
April 2018: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724746/a-descriptive-study-of-chlorhexidine-as-a-disinfectant-in-cleft-palate-surgery
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Gieljam Johannes Roode, Kurt-Wilhelm Bütow
OBJECTIVES: Chlorhexidine is seen as the golden standard of disinfectants. It is widely used to clean surgical sites. Many articles indicate resistance of pathogens to chlorhexidine. One study indicated that pathogenic micro-organisms were isolated from the soft palate cleft region in 57% of patients with facial clefts. The objective was to determine if chlorhexidine application is effective in removing pathogens from the surgical site in these patients. Secondly, if any pathogens were isolated, are they resistant to any other antimicrobials...
May 3, 2018: Clinical Medicine & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718837/therapeutic-approach-for-the-cesarean-scar-pregnancy
#10
Li-Ping Fu
The aim of this study was to explore the pros and cons of different treatments of cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP).We retrospectively studied 205 cases of CSP that were treated in our hospital from June 2013 to June 2014, 189 of which had surgical operation.The average age of the patients was (32.98 ± 4.56) years. Data from those 189 cases were analyzed.Two hundred five patients from Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital.One hundred eighty-nine cases who had operative treatment, 111 of which received curettage under hysteroscopy, 70 of which received curettage under ultrasonography, 8 of which received laparoscopic Cesarean scar resection...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688098/mycobacterium-chimaera-in-heater-cooler-units-used-during-cardiac-surgery-growth-and-decontamination
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Daniel Bengtsson, Martin Westerberg, Susanne Nielsen, Malin Ridell, Bodil Jönsson
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have identified patients infected with Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera) subsequent to cardiac surgery. Water tanks in heater-cooler units (HCUs) used cardiac heart surgery was traced as source. The aim was to investigate occurrence of M. chimaera and other microorganisms in HCUs and evaluate the silver-ion cleaning routine. METHOD: Five HCUs were disinfected with silver-ions and examined for mycobacteria directly (15 min) after the disinfection procedures and later on three occasions (3, 6, 10 weeks)...
April 24, 2018: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682224/subcutaneous-emphysema-during-root-canal-therapy-endodontic-accident-by-sodium-hypoclorite
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Gianluca Tenore, Gaspare Palaia, Chiara Ciolfi, Mohamed Mohsen, Andrea Battisti, Umberto Romeo
Introduction: Cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema is defined as the abnormal introduction of air in the subcutaneous tissues of the head and neck. It is mainly caused by trauma, head and neck surgery, general anesthesia, and coughing or habitual performance of Valsalva manoeuvre. The occurrence of subcutaneous emphysema after dental treatment is rare, and diffusion of gas into the mediastinum is much rarer, especially when the procedure is a nonsurgical treatment. Presented here is a case of subcutaneous emphysema that occurred after sodium hypochlorite irrigation during endodontic treatment, and the description of its etiologies and prevention during nonsurgical endodontic treatment...
September 2017: Annali di Stomatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679951/surgical-site-infection-rate-after-hemilaminectomy-and-laminectomy-in-dogs-without-perioperative-antibiotic-therapy
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Barbara A R Dyall, Hugo G Schmökel
OBJECTIVE:  The aim of this study was to retrospectively review the surgical site infection (SSI) rate in dogs undergoing laminectomies without perioperative antibiotics, and compare those data with the expected infection rate for clean surgical wounds in dogs undergoing similar procedures. METHODS:  This was a retrospective single-centre study composed of dogs that underwent hemilaminectomies or laminectomies for thoracolumbar disc herniation or lumbosacral disease during a 2-year period (during 2015 and 2016)...
April 21, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619095/platelet-rich-plasma-in-reconstruction-of-posterior-meatal-wall-after-canal-wall-down-mastoidectomy
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Mohammad El-Sayed Abd Elbary, Wail Fayez Nasr, Samir Sorour Sorour
Introduction  Canal wall down (CWD) mastoidectomy has many drawbacks, including chronic otorrhea not responding to medications, granulations, dizziness on exposure to cold or hot water, and tendency of debris accumulation in the mastoid cavity, demanding periodic cleaning. Many of these problems can be solved by reconstruction of the posterior meatal wall (PMW). Objectives  To assess the results of PMW reconstruction after CWD mastoidectomy for cholesteatoma using titanium mesh and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) mixed with bone pate...
April 2018: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616169/clinical-application-of-foci-contralateral-facial-artery-myomucosal-flap-for-tongue-defect-repair
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Mengxiong Pan, Tao Ma, Junwu Mao, Xiaorong Qin, Bo Li
This study aims to investigate the clinical efficacy of foci contralateral facial artery myomucosal flap (FAMF) in repairing the defect of tongue after tumor resection. There were 10 cases who received the operation to repair tongue tissue defects caused by tumor resection from January 2010 to January 2016. FAMF flap size ranged from 2.5 × 3 cm to 5 × 5 cm. All flaps survived after surgery, and no local necrosis occurred. For the donor and receptor sites of 10 cases, 8 cases got wounds healed at stage I, wound dehiscence of donor site occurred in 2 cases, and the dehisced wounds were healed after local cleaning...
February 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608437/intra-operative-inspired-fraction-of-oxygen-and-the-risk-of-surgical-site-infections-in-patients-with-type-1-surgical-incisions
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Brendan T Wanta, Kristine T Hanson, Joseph A Hyder, Thomas M Stewart, Timothy B Curry, Elie F Berbari, Elizabeth B Habermann, Daryl J Kor, Michael J Brown
BACKGROUND: Whether the fraction of inspired oxygen (FI O2 ) influences the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) is controversial. The World Health Organization and the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists offer conflicting recommendations. In this study, we evaluate simultaneously three different definitions of FI O2 exposure and the risk of SSI in a large surgical population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with clean (type 1) surgical incisions who developed superficial and deep organ/space SSI within 30 days after surgery from January 2003 through December 2012 in five surgical specialties were matched to specialty-specific controls...
April 2, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605775/a-thoracoabdominal-approach-for-gastrobronchial-fistula-repair-post-complicated-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
#17
Abdullah Alshammari, Sreyoshi Fatima Alam, Mohammed Hussein Ahmed, Khaled AlKattan
INTRODUCTION: There has been a recent surge in bariatric surgery. Consequently, identification of new complications is imminent. Gastrobronchial fistula is one of the newly identified severe complications. The medical community is yet to come up with a consensus on management, which is further complicated by the lack of literature on par with its rarity. Therefore, we aim to contribute to a better understanding and add to the managerial approach. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a 36-year-old female...
March 26, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602551/relationship-between-perioperative-blood-transfusion-and-surgical-site-infections-in-pediatric-general-and-thoracic-surgical-patients
#18
Jason Fawley, Thomas H Chelius, Marjorie J Arca
BACKGROUND: Recently, perioperative transfusions were demonstrated to be associated with higher rate of surgical site infections (SSIs) in neonates. We sought to examine whether a similar relationship exists between perioperative blood transfusions and SSI among non-neonatal pediatric general surgical patients. METHODS: We conducted an IRB-approved retrospective study reviewing non-neonatal patients (age greater than 28days and less than 18years) who underwent a general or thoracic surgical procedure in 2012, 2013, 2014, in the American College of Surgeons National Safety and Quality Improvement Project-Pediatric (ACS-NSQIP-P) Participant User Files...
March 4, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588216/bladder-management-and-continence-outcomes-in-adults-with-spina-bifida-results-from-the-national-spina-bifida-patient-registry-2009-to-2015
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John S Wiener, Kristina D Suson, Jonathan Castillo, Jonathan C Routh, Stacy Tanaka, Tiebin Liu, Elisabeth Ward, Judy Thibadeau, David Joseph
PURPOSE: Most children with spina bifida now survive into adulthood, although most have neuropathic bladder with potential complications of incontinence, infection, renal damage and diminished quality of life. In this study we sought to 1) describe contemporary bladder management and continence outcomes of adults with spina bifida, 2) describe differences from younger individuals and 3) assess for association with socioeconomic factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed data on bladder management and outcomes in adults with spina bifida from the National Spina Bifida Patient Registry...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584592/corrigendum
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Vila PM, Zenga J, Fowler S, Jackson RS. Antibiotic prophylaxis in clean-contaminated head and neck surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;157:580-588. (Original DOI: 10.1177/0194599817712215) This article was printed in the October 2017 issue with the third author, Susan Fowler, omitted. The online version of this article has been corrected to accurately reflect Susan Fowler's authorship: Susan Fowler's name was added as the third author in the byline and her affiliation was added to the footnotes (Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA)...
March 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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