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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053385/outcome-of-distraction-osteogenesis-by-ring-fixator-in-infected-large-bone-defects-of-tibia
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Rajesh Rohilla, Karan Siwach, Ashish Devgan, Roop Singh, Jitendra Wadhwani, Naseem Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Salvage of large, infected bone defects in tibia poses a formidable problem. The present prospective study aimed to evaluate radiologic and functional outcome of ring fixator in infected, large (≥6 cm) bone defects of tibia treated with distraction osteogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 35 patients (30 males and 5 females) who had minimum of 6 cm gap after radical resection of necrotic bone and presence or history of active infection...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050984/evaluation-of-bacteriological-profile-in-the-apical-root-segment-of-the-patients-with-primary-apical-periodontitis
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Aravind Tatikonda, N Sudheep, Krishna P Biswas, K Gowtham, Sudarshan Pujari, Padam Singh
INTRODUCTION: Apical periodontitis usually results from bacterial accumulation and contamination occurring in the root-canal system, and extending beyond the apical foramen to involve the periapical tissues. Literature has a paucity of the studies that stress on the division and analysis of the pulp canal segments. The reason for this disparity might be the technique used for collecting the samples from the pulp canals. Hence, we carried out the present study to evaluate the microbial flora in the apical part of the roots with necrotic pulp canals...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034602/contribution-of-secreted-nadase-and-streptolysin-o-to-the-pathogenesis-of-epidemic-serotype-m1-streptococcus-pyogenes-infections
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Luchang Zhu, Randall J Olsen, Jessica D Lee, Adeline R Porter, Frank R DeLeo, James M Musser
Streptococcus pyogenes secretes many toxins that facilitate human colonization, invasion, and dissemination. NADase (SPN) and streptolysin O (SLO) are two toxins that play important roles in pathogenesis. We previously showed that increased production of SPN and SLO in epidemic serotype M1 and M89 S. pyogenes strains is associated with rapid intercontinental spread and enhanced virulence. The biological functions of SPN and SLO have been extensively studied using eukaryotic cell lines, but the relative contribution of each of these two toxins to pathogenesis of epidemic M1 or M89 strains remains unexplored...
December 27, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026738/-infectious-inflammation-of-pubic-symphysis-symphysitis-pubis-purulenta-five-case-reports-and-literature-view
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F Fridrich, V Báča, V Džupa
Purulent inflammation of the pubic symphysis is a rare condition involving the symphysis and parasymphyseal parts of the pubic bones. It is usually found in immuno-compromised patients and its most frequent cause is Staphylococcus aureus. Conservative treatment is based on long-term administration of antibiotics and has been efficient, as reported, in about 50% of the patients. The authors treated five patients with a late diagnosis of purulent infection of the pubic symphysis in whom the antibiotic therapy had to be completed by surgical intervention...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005689/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-hospitalized-children-with-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections
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Balagangadhar R Totapally
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology and outcome of hospitalized children with a diagnosis of necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs). METHODS: Demographic and outcome data of children 1 month to 18 years of age with a diagnosis of NSTI (ICD-9 diagnosis codes 728.86 and 729.4) were extracted from the Kids' Inpatient Database 2009 and 2012. Univariate and multivariate analyses were done to determine the factors affecting the mortality...
December 21, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958393/a-contemporary-update-on-fournier-s-gangrene
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Judith C Hagedorn, Hunter Wessells
Despite advances in the evaluation, treatment, and pathophysiological understanding of necrotizing soft-tissue infections, Fournier's gangrene remains a life-threatening urological emergency. Although the condition can affect patients of any age and gender, it might be more prevalent in some high-risk groups with certain comorbidities. Several prognostic and diagnostic tools have been developed to assist with clinical decision-making once the diagnosis is made - primarily based on the physician's physical exam and potentially supported by laboratory and imaging findings...
December 13, 2016: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930570/successful-treatment-of-a-rare-extended-retroperitoneal-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infection-caused-by-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-a-case-report
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Rui He, Xin Qi, Bing Wen, XiangYan Li, Li Guo
RATIONALE: Retroperitoneal necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) is a rare but life-threatening disease. Here, we present a case of extended retroperitoneal NSTI caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli (E coli). PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient complained of progressive redness, swelling, and right flank pain for 10 days, extending to the scrotum for 1 day. DIAGNOSES: He was admitted with an initial diagnosis of cellulitis...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929925/evaluation-of-factors-associated-with-death-in-patients-with-necrotizing-fasciitis-of-the-abdominal-wall
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Christian W Ertl, Nicole C Carpp, Jeffrey Johnson, Leandra Burke
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rapidly progressing, life-threatening soft tissue infection. The prognostic factors associated with death from abdominal wall NF are not well understood. METHODS: The medical records of 61 patients with abdominal wall NF were reviewed retrospectively. Demographic, co-morbidity, laboratory, and clinical data were collected and compared for patients who survived and who did not. RESULTS: Sixty-one patients met the inclusion criteria, with eight deaths (13...
December 8, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923374/a-case-of-infected-schwannoma-mimicking-malignant-tumor
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Mamer S Rosario, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Akihiko Takeuchi, Shinji Miwa, Hiroyuki Inatani, Takashi Higuchi, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
BACKGROUND: Infected schwannoma has been reported, this being one of the four cases published in the literature. Infected schwannoma has proven to be a tough diagnostic challenge to the treating tumor surgeon, mimicking infectious entities and most essentially, a malignant tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: The authors report the case of a 64-year-old male with a soft tissue mass in his right gluteal area that presented initially with right leg pain, then later with signs of inflammation on the tumor area...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906036/complicated-acute-appendicitis-presenting-as-a-rapidly-progressive-soft-tissue-infection-of-the-abdominal-wall-a-case-report
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Corinne Beerle, Hans Gelpke, Stefan Breitenstein, Ralph F Staerkle
BACKGROUND: We report a case of a rare complication of acute appendicitis with perforation through the abdominal wall. The case points out that an intraabdominal origin should be considered in patients presenting with rapidly spreading soft tissue infections of the trunk. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old European woman presented to our hospital with a 1-week history of severe abdominal pain accompanied by rapidly spreading erythema and emphysema of the lower abdomen...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900022/conversion-of-aspergilloma-to-chronic-necrotizing-pulmonary-aspergillosis-following-treatment-with-sunitinib-a-case-report
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Yeon Wook Kim, Hyun Woo Lee, Jaeyoung Cho, Han-Sol Choi, Jungsil Lee, Sung Soo Park, Eun Young Heo, Kwang Nam Jin, Deog Kyeom Kim
Semi-invasive or invasive aspergillosis occurring following chemotherapy with sunitinib is a rare condition with unknown incidence and prognosis. Here, we report a case involving a 59-year-old male who had a history of underlying stable aspergilloma and was newly diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Following surgical resection for renal cell carcinoma and adjuvant chemotherapy with sunitinib for 8 months, the patient presented with hemoptysis. Chest computed tomography revealed an increased soft tissue mass and air crescent sign of the underlying aspergilloma, combined with consolidation and bronchial artery hypertrophy around the lesion...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849331/-fournier-s-gangrene-after-anorectal-surgery-in-infant-two-case-reports
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Murat Sütçü, Güntulu Duran Şık, Feryal Gün, Ayper Somer, Nuran Salman
Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening soft tissue infection characterized by progressive necrosis of the skin, subcutaneous tissues and fascia. Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a serious and aggressive form of infective necrotizing fasciitis involving perineal region and genitalia. Presently described are 2 pediatric cases of FG with widespread necrosis of surrounding tissue following anorectal surgery, causing severe septic shock. Case 1: Six-month-old female patient with anal stenosis and duplication presented at emergency clinic with fever, somnolence, irritability, and feeding difficulty...
September 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834617/a-multi-center-review-of-care-patterns-and-outcomes-in-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections
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Iris Faraklas, Derek Yang, Michael Eggerstedt, Yan Zhai, Patrick Liebel, Gareth Graves, Sharmila Dissanaike, Michael Mosier, Amalia Cochran
BACKGROUND: Surgical debridement and broad-spectrum empiric antibiotics are first-line therapy for necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI). The objective of this multi-center retrospective review was to evaluate antimicrobial agent initiation and duration and compare outcomes in the treatment of patients with NSTI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This review included adults with NSTI, as indicated by International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification codes 728...
December 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822398/nonodontogenic-cervical-necrotizing-fasciitis-caused-by-sialadenitis
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Alper Yenigun, Bayram Veyseller, Omer Vural, Orhan Ozturan
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly progressive infectious disease of the soft tissue with high mortality and morbidity rates. Necrotizing fasciitis is occasionally located in the head and neck region and develops after odontogenic infections. Factors affecting treatment success rates are early diagnosis, appropriate antibiotic treatment, and surgical debridement. We present a necrotizing fasciitis case located in the neck region that developed after sialoadenitis. It is important to emphasize that necrotizing fasciitis to be seen in the neck region is very rare...
2016: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821087/comparing-culture-and-molecular-methods-for-the-identification-of-microorganisms-involved-in-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections
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Vibeke Børsholt Rudkjøbing, Trine Rolighed Thomsen, Yijuan Xu, Rachael Melton-Kreft, Azad Ahmed, Steffen Eickhardt, Thomas Bjarnsholt, Steen Seier Poulsen, Per Halkjær Nielsen, Joshua P Earl, Garth D Ehrlich, Claus Moser
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are a group of infections affecting all soft tissues. NSTI involves necrosis of the afflicted tissue and is potentially life threatening due to major and rapid destruction of tissue, which often leads to septic shock and organ failure. The gold standard for identification of pathogens is culture; however molecular methods for identification of microorganisms may provide a more rapid result and may be able to identify additional microorganisms that are not detected by culture...
November 8, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811344/evaluating-the-effectivenes-of-antiseptic-solution-decasan-in-treatment-of-necrotic-soft-tisue-diseases
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Julia Fuss, Victor Palii, Anna Voloboyeva
: Sepsis is a severe generalised infection caused usually by pathogenic bacteria. It is often the cause of hospitalization and death in patients treated in intensive care and other hospital wards. Latest research brought to better understanding of patomechanisms, took place significant development of therapy heading to improvement of general patients condition treated as a basis and additionally supported by local therapy. The aim of the study was to evaluate the possibility of using the solution Decasan in the comprehensive treatment of patients necrosis of soft tissues...
October 1, 2016: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794239/a-case-report-of-necrotizing-fasciitis-of-the-abdominal-wall-a-rare-life-threatening-complication-of-a-common-disease-process
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Anya Romanoff, Jeffrey Freed, Tomas Heimann
INTRODUCTION: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common surgical diseases, but perforated appendicitis resulting in necrotizing fasciitis of the abdominal wall is exceedingly rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 71-year-old male presented to the emergency department with one week of severe right-sided abdominal pain. He was hypothermic, hypotensive, and tachycardic. His abdomen was distended, with a large, tender, erythematous region over the right abdominal wall. Laboratory evaluation revealed leukocytosis, acute kidney injury, and lactic acidosis...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770534/clostridial-paraproctitis-with-gas-gangrene-of-front-lateral-abdominal-walls-and-necrotic-fascio-myositis-case-report
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N Didbaridze, N Lomidze, T Abuladze, G Qiliptari, T Didbaridze, I Gvasalia, Z Mkervalishvili, N Gogokhia
Anaerobic clostridial infection is the most severe form of paraproctitis. The incubation period is very short, from 3 to 6 hours, sometimes lasting for 1-2 days. Clostridial infection spreads rapidly and induces gas gangrene, causes destruction of cells and other intermediate substances, and impedes blood circulation. This paper presents a case study of an extremely severe form of anaerobic infection with spontaneous gas gangrene, cellulitis, fasciomyositic necrosis, severe intoxication and septic shock on the abdominal front and lateral surfaces...
September 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756512/can-progression-of-odontogenic-infections-to-cervical-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections-be-predicted
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K Zemplenyi, B Lopez, M Sardesai, J K Dillon
The progression of odontogenic infections to necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) is unknown. The Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis (LRINEC) score is used to predict risk of NSTI. This study aimed to (1) estimate the frequency at which odontogenic infections progress to NSTIs, (2) measure the value of LRINEC in predicting progression to NSTI, and (3) estimate the charges associated with managing NSTIs. This retrospective cohort study enrolled all subjects admitted for the management of odontogenic infections from 2001 to 2013...
February 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743718/a-necrotizing-fasciitis-fake-out-on-point-of-care-ultrasound-watch-the-shadow
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Christopher Thom, Mary Warlaumont
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound has an increasing role in characterizing soft-tissue infections and has been described previously in the evaluation of necrotizing fasciitis (NF). The identification of air within the soft tissues can be very suggestive of NF in the correct clinical context. CASE REPORT: A 78-year-old male presented to the emergency department with extensive lower-extremity redness and edema. A point-of-care ultrasound revealed hyperechoic areas within the soft tissues consistent with air, and the patient was taken to surgery and found to have NF...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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