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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905206/long-term-benefit-of-bone-anchored-hearing-systems-in-single-sided-deafness
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Martin Kompis, Wilhelm Wimmer, Marco Caversaccio
CONCLUSION: Bone Anchored Hearing Systems (BAHS) can be expected to still be used by ∼85% of patients with single sided deafness (SSD) 5 years after implantation, and by ∼50% after 10 years. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the long-term use of BAHS and the reasons to stop. METHOD: This was a retrospective chart review of all 33 German speaking adults with SSD who had been implanted with a BAHS at one center and of whom the implant status and use of the BAHS were known...
December 1, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903010/heartmate-ii-left-ventricular-assist-device-pump-exchange-a-single-institution-experience
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Asad F Shaikh, Susan M Joseph, Brian Lima, Shelley A Hall, Rajasekhar Malyala, Aldo E Rafael, Gonzalo V Gonzalez-Stawinski, Themistokles Chamogeorgakis
Background Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have revolutionized the treatment of patients with end-stage heart failure. These devices are replaced when pump complications arise if heart transplant is not possible. We present our experience with HeartMate II (HMII (Thoratec, Plesanton, California, United States)) LVAD pump exchange. Materials and Methods We retrospectively reviewed all cases that required pump exchange due to LVAD complication from November 2011 until June 2016 at a single high-volume institution...
November 30, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902368/coagulase-negative-staphylococci-pathogenesis-occurrence-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-and-in-vitro-effects-of-antimicrobial-agents-on-biofilm-growing-bacteria
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Ewa Szczuka, Lucyna Jabłońska, Adam Kaznowski
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are opportunistic pathogens that particularly cause infections in patients with implanted medical devices. The present research was performed to study the virulence potential of 53 clinical isolates of Staphylococcus capitis, Staphylococcus auricularis, Staphylococcus lugdunensis, Staphylococcus simulans, Staphylococcus cohnii, and Staphylococcus caprae. All clinical strains were clonally unrelated. Isolates carried genes encoding resistance to β-lactam (mecA) (15%), aminoglycosides aac(6')/aph(2'') (11%), aph (3')-IIIa (15%), ant(4')-Ia (19%) and MLSB erm(A) (4%), erm(B) (13%), erm(C) (41%), msr(A) (11%) antibiotics...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900923/-the-infection-risk-scan-in-clinical-practice-improving-infection-prevention-and-antibiotic-use-through-transparency
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I Willemsen, J A J W Kluytmans
OBJECTIVE: The increase in Highly Resistant Micro-Organisms (HRMO) in hospitals and nursing homes requires an intensification of infection prevention measures. This paper describes a new, standardised approach to infection prevention and monitoring of antibiotic use. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, observational study. METHOD: The Infection RIsk Scan (IRIS) measures a number of objectifiable variables in the field of infection prevention, including the dissemination of HRMO, the use of antibiotics and indwelling medical devices, environmental contamination, hand hygiene and personal hygiene of healthcare workers, and various infection control preconditions...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900338/the-bridge-enhanced-anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair-bear-procedure-an-early-feasibility-cohort-study
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Martha M Murray, Brett M Flutie, Leslie A Kalish, Kirsten Ecklund, Braden C Fleming, Benedikt L Proffen, Lyle J Micheli
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the safety of the newly developed bridge-enhanced anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair (BEAR), which involves suture repair of the ligament combined with a bioactive scaffold to bridge the gap between the torn ligament ends. As the intra-articular environment is complex in its response to implanted materials, this study was designed to determine whether there would be a significant rate of adverse reaction to the implanted scaffold. HYPOTHESIS: The primary hypothesis was that the implanted scaffold would not result in a deep joint infection (arthrocentesis with positive culture) or significant inflammation (clinical symptoms justifying arthrocentesis but negative culture)...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897182/design-and-development-of-novel-antibacterial-ti-ni-cu-shape-memory-alloys-for-biomedical-application
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H F Li, K J Qiu, F Y Zhou, L Li, Y F Zheng
In the case of medical implants, foreign materials are preferential sites for bacterial adhesion and microbial contamination, which can lead to the development of prosthetic infections. Commercially biomedical TiNi shape memory alloys are the most commonly used materials for permanent implants in contact with bone and dental, and the prevention of infections of TiNi biomedical shape memory alloys in clinical cases is therefore a crucial challenge for orthopaedic and dental surgeons. In the present study, copper has been chosen as the alloying element for design and development novel ternary biomedical Ti‒Ni‒Cu shape memory alloys with antibacterial properties...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896598/bacterial-and-fungal-biofilm-formation-on-anodized-titanium-alloys-with-fluorine
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Concepcion Perez-Jorge, Maria-Angeles Arenas, Ana Conde, Juan-Manuel Hernández-Lopez, Juan-Jose de Damborenea, Steve Fisher, Alessandra M Agostinho Hunt, Jaime Esteban, Garth James
Orthopaedic device-related infections are closely linked to biofilm formation on the surfaces of these devices. Several modified titanium (Ti-6Al-4V) surfaces doped with fluorine were studied in order to evaluate the influence of these modifications on biofilm formation by Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria as well as a yeast. The biofilm studies were performed according to the standard test method approved by ASTM (Designation: E2196-12) using the Rotating Disk Reactor. Four types of Ti-6Al-4V samples were tested; chemically polished (CP), two types of nanostructures containing fluorine, nanoporous (NP) and nanotubular (NT), and non-nanostructured fluorine containing samples (fluoride barrier layers, FBL)...
January 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895447/intrauterine-device-migration-to-the-urinary-bladder-causing-sexual-dysfunction-a-case-report
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K Dimitropoulos, K Skriapas, G Karvounis, V Tzortzis
BACKGROUND: Intravesical migration represents an uncommon complication of intrauterine device (IUD) insertion. We present the case of an IUD that migrated to the urinary bladder, causing significant sexual complaints. CASE REPORT: A 38-year-old woman presented with complaints of gradually evolving dyspareunia and recurrent urinary tract infections during the past 12 months. She reported an IUD insertion 18 months before. Further detailed evaluation revealed disorders in all sexual domains...
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894472/-long-term-intravenous-devices-continuity-of-care-from-the-specialist-doctor-to-the-nurse
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REVIEW
Irène Kriegel, Lydie Wintz, Christian Dupont, Marguerite Nicodème, Isabelle Fromantin
Long-term intravenous devices have become an essential tool in the treatment of patients requiring the administration of medication over more than one month. The choice of device must be established through consultation between the nursing team and the patient. Several types of complications can be observed immediately after the insertion of the device and during treatment. Protocols in the community and at hospital are therefore necessary in order that doctors, nurses, specialists and experts work together...
November 2016: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890951/a-situational-analysis-of-sexual-and-reproductive-health-issues-in-physically-challenged-people-attending-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-new-delhi
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Utkarsha Agarwal, Sumathi Muralidhar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Physically challenged people constitute the most stigmatized sections of society, and are excluded from outreach programs, besides being considered sexually inactive. They have unaddressed sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) issues, predisposing them to sexual abuse and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The huge paucity of data in this field prompted us to undertake this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 100 people with more than 40% of permanent disability, attending various out/inpatient facilities of a tertiary care hospital in New Delhi, India...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890337/a-double-button-adjustable-loop-device-is-biomechanically-equivalent-to-tension-band-wire-in-the-fixation-of-transverse-patellar-fractures-a-cadaveric-study
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Fucai Han, Christopher Jon Pearce, David Q K Ng, Amit K Ramruttun, Desmond Y R Chong, Diarmuid Murphy, Chin Tat Lim, Bernard C S Lee
INTRODUCTION: Tension-band wire fixation of patellar fractures is associated with significant hardware-related complications and infection. Braided polyester suture fixation is an alternative option. However, these suture fixations have higher failure rates due to the difficulty in achieving rigid suture knot fixation. The Arthrex syndesmotic TightRope, which is a double-button adjustable loop fixation device utilizing a 4-point locking system using FibreWire, may not only offer stiff rigid fixation using a knotless system, but may also obviate the need for implant removal due to hardware related problems...
November 17, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890335/device-associated-infections-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-in-pakistan
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A Haque, S A Ahmed, Z Rafique, Q Abbas, H Jurair, S A Ali
This study assessed the effect of implementation of active infection control and surveillance on the occurrence of device-associated infections (DAIs) in a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) from 2012 to 2015. There were 1378 patients, equating to 4632 patient-days, on the PICU, and 29 DAI episodes, giving an incidence rate of 2.1% and an incidence density rate of 6.26 per 1000 patient-days. The rates of central-line-associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia and catheter-related urinary tract infections were 7/1000 central-line-days, 1...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889197/complication-related-removal-of-totally-implantable-venous-access-port-systems-does-the-interval-between-placement-and-first-use-and-the-neutropenia-inducing-potential-of-chemotherapy-regimens-influence-their-incidence-a-four-year-prospective-study-of-4045
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A Kakkos, L Bresson, D Hudry, S Cousin, C Lervat, E Bogart, J P Meurant, S El Bedoui, G Decanter, K Hannebicque, C Regis, A Hamdani, N Penel, E Tresch-Bruneel, F Narducci
BACKGROUND: Totally implantable venous access port systems are widely used in oncology, with frequent complications that sometimes necessitate device removal. The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of the time interval between port placement and initiation of chemotherapy and the neutropenia-inducing potential of the chemotherapy administered upon complication-related port removal. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2010 and December 2013, 4045 consecutive patients were included in this observational, single-center prospective study...
November 5, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889093/removal-of-a-contraceptive-implant-from-the-brachial-neurovascular-sheath
#14
Christopher Belyea, Justin Ernat, Rey Gumboc
Subdermal implantable devices are commonly used for long-acting contraception in the United States and Europe. Although relatively safe in nature, their implantation and removal may be associated with potential complications, some of which may require surgical intervention. Complications may include infection, incorrect implantation, migration, or difficulty with removal. Proximal migration has been reported; however, there are no reports of devices that have migrated within the brachial neurovascular sheath...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886917/coronary-sinus-lead-extraction
#15
REVIEW
Edmond M Cronin, Bruce L Wilkoff
Expanded indications for cardiac resynchronization therapy and the increasing incidence of cardiac implantable electronic device infection have led to an increased need for coronary sinus (CS) lead extraction. The CS presents unique anatomical obstacles to successful lead extraction. Training and facility requirements for CS lead extraction should mirror those for other leads. Here we review the indications, technique, and results of CS lead extraction. Published success rates and complications are similar to those reported for other leads, although multiple techniques may be required...
January 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885468/staphylococcus-lugdunensis-infections-filling-in-the-gaps-a-3-year-retrospective-review-from-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
#16
Lior Nesher, Jeffery Tarrand, Roy F Chemaly, Kenneth Vi Rolston
OBJECTIVE: Staphylococcus lugdunensis is considered to be more aggressive than other coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS). There are gaps in knowledge regarding the importance of isolating S. lugdunensis from different sources and in different patient subsets. Our objective was to describe the spectrum, clinical manifestations, and outcomes of infections caused by S. lugdunensis in patients with cancer. METHODS: A retrospective review of all cancer patients from whom S...
November 24, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884473/icu-ward-design-and-nosocomial-infection-rates-a-cross-sectional-study-in-germany
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A Stiller, C Schröder, A Gropmann, F Schwab, M Behnke, C Geffers, W Sunder, J Holzhausen, P Gastmeier
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest in the effects of hospital and ward design on multi-faceted infection control. Definitive evidence is rare and the state of knowledge about current ward design is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To collect data on the current status of ward design for intensive care units (ICUs) and to analyse associations between particular design factors and nosocomial infection rates. METHODS: In 2015, operational infrastructure data were collected via an online questionnaire from ICUs participating voluntarily in the German nosocomial infection surveillance system (KISS)...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884345/wound-edge-protection-devices-in-gastrointestinal-surgery-a-meta-analysis
#18
Qiang Chen, Lei Chen, Gang Chen, Yuwei Pu, Chungen Xing
BACKGROUND: The role of wound-edge protection devices (WEPDs) in wound infection prevention is still controversial. The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the protective efficiency of WEPDs in gastrointestinal surgery in a pooled analysis of randomized controlled trials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A variety of sources were searched for randomized controlled trials evaluating the protective efficiency of WEPDs in gastrointestinal surgery. Subgroup analysis and meta-regressions were conducted to investigate the possible influence of the type of WEPD on the size of intervention effect...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884325/violet-405-nm-light-a-novel-therapeutic-agent-against-common-pathogenic-bacteria
#19
Mitchell D Barneck, Nathaniel L R Rhodes, Martin de la Presa, James P Allen, Ahrash E Poursaid, Maziar M Nourian, Matthew A Firpo, John T Langell
BACKGROUND: The increasing incidence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and multidrug-resistant organisms demonstrate the need for innovative technological solutions. Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumonia, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in particular are common pathogens responsible for a large percentage of indwelling medical device-associated clinical infections. The bactericidal effects of visible light sterilization (VLS) using 405-nm is one potential therapeutic under investigation...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884322/vac-instillation-therapy-in-abdominal-mesh-exposure-a-novel-indication
#20
Angela Garcia-Ruano, Esther Deleyto, Sebastian Garcia-Fernandez
BACKGROUND: Defects of the abdominal wall pose a problem for general surgeons that negatively affects patient prognosis. In cases of abdominal wall wound dehiscence and exposed abdominal mesh, conservative treatment has not been proven effective to date. We aimed to study patient outcomes in cases of abdominal wall wound dehiscence with mesh exposure treated with vacuum-assisted closure system with intermittent instillation (VAC-instillation) as a temporary cover to achieve wound closure...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
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