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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541874/pasteurella-multocida-ecthyma-complicated-by-necrotizing-fasciitis
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Nima Milani-Nejad, Kelly Tyler, Carmine A Grieco, Benjamin H Kaffenberger
Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious infection of the skin and soft tissues. Pasteurella multocida is rarely reported to cause necrotizing fasciitis and is associated with high mortality. We describe a female patient with a past medical history of diabetes mellitus and myeloproliferative disorder presenting with bullae and erythema of the right forearm secondary to P. multocida infection after possible cat bite. Despite adequate antibiotic coverage she developed necrotizing fasciitis diagnosed clinically and on diagnostic imaging...
April 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538644/validation-of-a-clinical-trial-composite-endpoint-for-patients-with-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections
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Eileen M Bulger, Addison May, Wayne Dankner, Greg Maislin, Bryce Robinson, Anat Shirvan
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to develop and validate a composite endpoint for patients with necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI) that incorporates: local tissue injury, systemic organ dysfunction, and mortality. METHODS: The Necrotizing Infection Clinical Composite Endpoint (NICCE) was defined as follows:(i) Alive at day 28 (ii) ≤3 debridements prior to day 14 (iii) No amputation beyond first debridement (iv) Modified SOFA score (mSOFA) at day 14 ≤1. To be considered a success, all individual criteria must be met...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484782/necrotizing-fasciitis-treatment-concepts-and-clinical-results
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M Leiblein, I Marzi, A L Sander, J H Barker, F Ebert, J Frank
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening soft tissue infection characterized by a rapid spreading infection of the subcutaneous tissue and in particular the fascia. The management of infected tissues requires a rapid diagnosis, immediate aggressive surgical management and an extended debridement. In some cases early amputations of the affected tissues and maximum intensive care treatment, in case of sepsis, are required. Due to a rising number of cases we aimed to evaluate our patients in a retrospective review...
May 8, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480101/cervical-necrotizing-fasciitis-a-potentially-fatal-disease-with-varied-etiology
#4
T O Abdurrazaq, A A Ibikunle, R O Braimah
Necrotizing fasciitis was recognized centuries ago by physicians. It is a rapidly progressive and potentially fatal soft-tissue infection that is typified by soft-tissue necrosis, especially affecting the subcutaneous tissues and fascia. Cervico-facial necrotizing fasciitis is said to be uncommon, but when it occurs, it is often of odontogenic origin and has severe consequences if not promptly treated. Possible underlying systemic diseases and the source of infection should be addressed and treated appropriately...
July 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474117/therapeutic-targets-in-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections
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EDITORIAL
Nicolas de Prost, Jeffrey Lipman, Olivier Mimoz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470020/rapid-emergence-of-a-new-clone-impacts-the-population-at-risk-and-increases-the-incidence-of-type-emm89-group-a-streptococcus-invasive-disease
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Sarah Teatero, Brenda L Coleman, Stephen B Beres, Randall J Olsen, Christopher Kandel, Olivia Reynolds, Taryn B T Athey, James M Musser, Allison McGeer, Nahuel Fittipaldi
BACKGROUND: Invasive group A Streptococcus (iGAS) disease caused by type emm89 strains has been increasing worldwide, driven by the emergence of an epidemic clonal variant (clade 3 emm89). The clinical characteristics of patients with emm89 iGAS disease, and in particular with clade 3 emm89 iGAS disease, are poorly described. METHODS: We used population-based iGAS surveillance data collected in metropolitan Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the period 2000-2014. We sequenced the genomes of 105 emm89 isolates representing all emm89 iGAS disease cases in the area during the period and 138 temporally matched emm89 iGAS isolates collected elsewhere in Ontario...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462035/whole-genome-sequencing-of-group-a-streptococcus-development-and-evaluation-of-an-automated-pipeline-for-emmgene-typing
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Georgia Kapatai, Juliana Coelho, Steven Platt, Victoria J Chalker
Streptococcus pyogenes group A Streptococcus (GAS) is the most common cause of bacterial throat infections, and can cause mild to severe skin and soft tissue infections, including impetigo, erysipelas, necrotizing fasciitis, as well as systemic and fatal infections including septicaemia and meningitis. Estimated annual incidence for invasive group A streptococcal infection (iGAS) in industrialised countries is approximately three per 100,000 per year. Typing is currently used in England and Wales to monitor bacterial strains of S...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452064/mortality-of-necrotising-fasciitis-relative-influence-of-individual-and-hospital-level-factors-a-nationwide-multi-level-study-france-2007-2012
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E Audureau, C Hua, N de Prost Nicolas, F Hemery, J W Decousser, R Bosc, R Lepeule, O Chosidow, E Sbidian
BACKGROUND: Necrotising soft-tissue infections (NSTI) are rare, life-threatening conditions. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess whether admitting hospital characteristics were associated with NSTI mortality. METHODS: We studied the French nationwide hospital discharge database (retrospective national cohort). All patients admitted in 2007-2012 with an ICD-10 code of necrotising fasciitis were eligible. We extracted data on the patients (age, sex, ICU admission, co-morbidities) and hospitals (public vs private proprietary; for public hospitals, teaching, yes/no; and number of NSTI admissions, ≥3 NSTI cases/year, yes/no)...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450145/are-anaerobes-a-major-underappreciated-cause-of-necrotizing-infections
#9
Hannah Zhao-Fleming, Sharmila Dissanaike, Kendra Rumbaugh
Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are the most severe and rapidly progressing class of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). They are a surgical emergency and are associated with high mortality and morbidity. While NSTIs remain relatively rare, their incidence is steadily rising. Earlier diagnosis and more focused antibiotic treatments can potentially improve patient outcome, but both of these solutions require a more accurate understanding of the microbial component of these infections. While molecular detection methods, namely 16S sequencing, have not been traditionally used to identify the causative microorganisms in NSTIs, they are becoming more commonplace for other types of SSTIs, especially for chronic wound infections...
April 24, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410938/preservation-of-devitalized-bone-in-necrotic-digits-following-crush-injury-with-free-tissue-transfer
#10
Fei Song, Yongwei Pan, Zhe Zhao, Jiuzheng Deng, Changjiao Sun
Traditional management of necrotic digits has been to allow demarcation between viable and nonviable tissues to occur, and thus to indicate the level of amputation required. In this case report, the phalangeal length of the necrotic thumb was maintained in 2 patients who had sustained crush injury. After nonviable soft tissues were debrided, the devitalized bones were covered with soft tissue flaps. All wounds healed without infection. Both cosmetic and functional results of the reconstructed thumbs were satisfactory...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398176/septic-shock-due-to-nsti-caused-by-actinomyces-turicensis-the-role-of-clinical-pharmacology-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Milo Gatti, Laura Elisa Gasparini, Chiara Maria Grimaldi, Daniela Abbati, Stefano Clemente, Paolo Riccardo Brioschi, Roberto Fumagalli, Francesco Scaglione
Critical septic patients affected by necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI) require an early, aggressive and multidisciplinary treatment. Pharmacokinetic alterations in antibiotic therapy are peculiar in these infections. Clinical pharmacology represents a first step in this setting. We report a case of septic shock due to NSTI in which clinical pharmacology is taken into account.
April 11, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395682/wound-infection-secondary-to-snakebite
#12
M Wagener, M Naidoo, C Aldous
BACKGROUND: Snakebites can produce severe local and systemic septic complications as well as being associated with significant overall morbidity and even mortality. OBJECTIVE: A prospective audit was undertaken to determine the bacterial causation of wound infection secondary to snakebite, and attempt to quantify the burden of disease. METHODS: The audit was undertaken at Ngwelezane Hospital, which provides both regional and tertiary services for north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, over a 4-month period...
March 29, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378613/diagnosis-and-management-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-ssti-a-literature-review-and-consensus-statement-an-update
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S Esposito, M Bassetti, E Concia, G De Simone, F G De Rosa, P Grossi, A Novelli, F Menichetti, N Petrosillo, M Tinelli, M Tumbarello, M Sanguinetti, P Viale, M Venditti, C Viscoli
Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections, posing considerable diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Fourteen members of the Italian Society of Infectious Diseases, after a careful review of the most recent literature using Medline database and their own clinical experience, updated a previous paper published in 2011 by preparing a draught manuscript of the statements. The manuscript was successively reviewed by all members and ultimately re-formulated the present manuscript during a full day consensus meeting...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375805/management-and-novel-adjuncts-of-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections
#14
REVIEW
Christine S Cocanour, Phillip Chang, Jared M Huston, Charles A Adams, Jose J Diaz, Charles B Wessel, Bonnie A Falcione, Graciela M Bauza, Raquel A Forsythe, Matthew R Rosengart
Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI) have been recognized for millennia and continue to impose considerable burden on both patient and society in terms of morbidity, death, and the allocation of resources. With improvements in the delivery of critical care, outcomes have improved, although disease-specific therapies are lacking. The basic principles of early diagnosis, of prompt and broad antimicrobial therapy, and of aggressive debridement have remained unchanged. Clearly novel and new therapeutics are needed to combat this persistently lethal disease...
April 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363377/chronic-infections-of-the-chest-wall
#15
REVIEW
Edward J Bergeron, Robert A Meguid, John D Mitchell
Chronic chest wall infections may occur in soft tissue, cartilage, and bone. They may present as localized chest wall pain, a discrete mass initially mistaken for neoplasm, a superficial infection, or a draining sinus. Chronic chest wall infections are typically non-necrotizing and associated with lower morbidity than their more acute and necrotizing counterparts. Effective management of chest wall infections ranges from antimicrobial administration to wide surgical resection and subsequent reconstruction.
May 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363376/acute-chest-wall-infections-surgical-site-infections-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections-and-sternoclavicular-joint-infection
#16
REVIEW
Paul Schipper, Brandon H Tieu
Acute chest wall infections are uncommon and share similar risk factors for infection at other surgical sites. Smoking cessation has been shown to decrease the risk of surgical site infection. Depending on the depth of infection and/or involvement of the organ space, adequate therapy involves antibiotics and drainage. Early diagnosis and debridement of necrotizing soft tissue infections is essential to reduce mortality. Sternoclavicular joint infections require surgical debridement, en bloc resection, and antibiotic therapy...
May 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355466/invasive-mould-infections-in-the-icu-setting-complexities-and-solutions
#17
Matteo Bassetti, Emilio Bouza
Infections caused by filamentous fungi represent a major burden in the ICU. Invasive aspergillosis is emerging in non-neutropenic individuals with predisposing conditions, e.g. corticosteroid treatment, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, liver cirrhosis, solid organ cancer, HIV infection and transplantation. Diagnosis is challenging because the signs and symptoms are non-specific, and initiation of additional diagnostic examinations is often delayed because clinical suspicion is low. Isolation of an Aspergillus species from the respiratory tract in critically ill patients, and tests such as serum galactomannan, bronchoalveolar lavage 1-3-β-d-glucan and specific PCR should be interpreted with caution...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352482/haemophilus-influenzae-pyomyositis-in-a-patient-with-diabetic-ketoacidosis-a-unique-case-and-review-of-literature
#18
Kamolyut Lapumnuaypol, Sanna Fatima, Pradhum Ram, Gemlyn George, Antoinette Climaco
Haemophilus influenzae is a Gram-negative bacillus commonly known to cause upper respiratory tract infections. Skin and soft tissue infections are very uncommon. Of these, the majority were associated with necrotizing fasciitis requiring emergent debridement. We report a case of pyomyositis caused by Haemophilus influenzae in an adult with diabetes.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326157/partial-calcanectomy-and-ilizarov-external-fixation-may-reduce-amputation-need-in-severe-diabetic-calcaneal-ulcers
#19
Mehmet Orçun Akkurt, Ismail Demirkale, Ali Öznur
Objective: The treatment of diabetic hindfoot ulcers is a challenging problem. In addition to serial surgical debridements, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and local wound care play important roles in the surgeon's armamentarium, for both superficial infection and gangrene of the soft tissue, often complicated by osteomyelitis of the calcaneus. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of an aggressive approach from diagnosis to treatment of calcaneal osteomyelitis in foot-threatening diabetic calcaneal ulcers...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296993/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-cellulitis-requiring-intensive-care
#20
Duncan R Cranendonk, Lonneke A van Vught, Maryse A Wiewel, Olaf L Cremer, Janneke Horn, Marc J Bonten, Marcus J Schultz, Tom van der Poll, W Joost Wiersinga
Importance: Cellulitis is a commonly occurring skin and soft tissue infection and one of the most frequently seen dermatological diseases in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, clinical characteristics of patients with cellulitis requiring intensive care treatment are poorly defined. Necrotizing fasciitis is often confused for cellulitis at initial presentation and is considered to be more severe and thus has previously been described in more detail. Objective: To describe the clinical presentation and outcomes of patients with ICU-necessitating cellulitis and to compare them with patients with necrotizing fasciitis...
March 15, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
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