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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917219/experience-of-collaboration-between-a-dutch-surgical-team-in-a-ghanaian-orthopaedic-teaching-hospital
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T K Timmers, E Kortekaas, Bpc Beyer, E Huizinga, S M V Hezik van, E Twagirayezu, M Bemelman
BACKGROUND: Surgery is an indivisible, indispensable part of healthcare. In Africa, surgery may be thought of as the neglected stepchild of global public health. We describe our experience over a 3-year period of intensive collaboration between specialized teams from a Dutch hospital and local teams of an orthopaedic hospital in Effiduase-Koforidua, Ghana. INTERVENTION: During 2010-2012, medical teams from our hospital were deployed to St. Joseph's Hospital. These teams were completely self-supporting...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908651/eschar-a-stepping-stone-to-scrub-typhus
#2
Shu-Chao Weng, Hung-Chang Lee, Jeng-Jung Chen, Yu-Jyun Cheng, Hsin Chi, Chien-Yu Lin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906610/infectious-complications-after-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intra-peritoneal-chemotherapy
#3
Naciye Cigdem Arslan, Selman Sokmen, Vildan Avkan-Oguz, Funda Obuz, Aras Emre Canda, Cem Terzi, Mehmet Fuzun
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to review the post-operative and infectious complications and determine the risk factors associated with infections in cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between October 2007 and December 2013, patients who underwent CRS and HIPEC with a curative intent were included in the study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System definitions were used to identify post-operative nosocomial infections...
December 1, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891450/age-and-environment-determined-children-s-preference-towards-dentist-attire-a-cross-sectional-study
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Dhanalakshmi Ravikumar, Deepa Gurunathan, Shanmugaavel Karthikeyan, Emg Subbramanian, Victor A Samuel
INTRODUCTION: The attire of the dentist has an influence on child's behaviour in dental setup. Recent research has shown that the children have preferences towards the outfit worn by the dentist. AIM: The aim of the study was to determine the preference of children towards dentists' attire based on various age groups and environment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 534 children aged between 6-11 years participated in the study. Children were divided into three groups based on their age as younger, middle and older age groups...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890067/clinical-issues-december-2016
#5
Lisa Spruce, Amber Wood
Head coverings Key words: head cover, bouffant, skull cap, hair, scalp. Skin preps Key words: skin preps, antiseptics, cesarean delivery, surgical site infections, abdomen. Pediatric surgical counts Key words: pediatrics, counts, surgical, retained surgical items, policy. Sterile set up Key words: sterile table, sterile set up, covering, monitoring, contamination. Surgical hand antisepsis Key words: surgical hand rub, application, surgical scrub, scrubbed areas.
December 2016: AORN Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887623/generation-of-protective-immunity-against-orientia-tsutsugamushi-infection-by-immunization-with-a-zinc-oxide-nanoparticle-combined-with-scaa-antigen
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Na-Young Ha, Hyun Mu Shin, Prashant Sharma, Hyun Ah Cho, Chan-Ki Min, Hong-Il Kim, Nguyen Thi Hai Yen, Jae-Seung Kang, Ik-Sang Kim, Myung-Sik Choi, Young Keun Kim, Nam-Hyuk Cho
BACKGROUND: Zinc oxide nanoparticle (ZNP) has been applied in various biomedical fields. Here, we investigated the usage of ZNP as an antigen carrier for vaccine development by combining a high affinity peptide to ZNP. RESULTS: A novel zinc oxide-binding peptide (ZBP), FPYPGGDA, with high affinity to ZNP (K a  = 2.26 × 10(6) M(-1)) was isolated from a random peptide library and fused with a bacterial antigen, ScaA of Orientia tsutsugamushi, the causative agent of scrub typhus...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886863/analysis-of-scrub-typhus-involvement-of-the-lung-by-bronchoalveolar-lavage-a-case-report
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Shih-Yuan Lin, Yosuke Matsuno, Masahiro Yokosawa, Takeshi Suzuki, Yuko Morishima, Tohru Sakamoto, Takayuki Sumida, Nobuyuki Hizawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885295/scrub-typhus-an-emerging-neglected-tropical-disease-in-nepal
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B P Upadhyaya, G Shakya, S Adhikari, N Rijal, J Acharya, L Maharjan, B R Marasini
BACKGROUND: Scrub typhus is a neglected tropical disease and is under reported from Nepal. The objective of this study was to investigate the sero-epidemiology of scrub typhus in patients suffering from acute febrile illness. METHODS: A total of 434 specimens collected from July to November 2015 at National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) were investigated for detection of immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody to Orientiatsutsugamushi.The Scrub Typhus Detect TM kit (InBios, USA) was used to detect the antibodies to O...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883370/epstein-barr-virus-associated-hemophagocytic-syndrome-after-scrub-typhus-infection
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Jeong Woo Hong, Hyun Seon You, Tae Won Lee, Won Yong Jo, Bo Ra Kim, Young Sun Suh, In Gyu Bae, Oh Hyun Cho
There have been a small number of cases of scrub typhus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS), most of which were treated successfully using adequate antibiotics. Here, we report a case of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated HPS after scrub typhus infection that was not improved using antirickettsial treatment. A 73-year-old male who had been diagnosed with scrub typhus according to an eschar and a positive serology was transferred to our institution because of a persistent fever despite 7-day doxycycline therapy...
November 8, 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873406/watch-scrubs-a-video-observational-study-of-workplace-based-learning-at-sacred-heart-hospital
#10
Eliot L Rees, Yashashwi Sinha, Benjamin Davies, Patrick J Quinn
CONTEXT: Workplace-based learning remains the cornerstone of clinical training. Teaching in the clinical environment promotes active engagement as trainees are required to combine their competencies (e.g. skills in history taking, examination and clinical reasoning) to determine an appropriate course of action. High-quality clinical teaching supports and scaffolds trainees' learning in clinical workplaces. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore the quality of clinical teaching at a large teaching hospital...
December 2016: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848407/icu-nurses-scrubs-harbour-superbugs
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(no author information available yet)
Scrubs worn by intensive care nurses can harbour antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to a US study.
November 9, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844084/mercury-capture-on-a-supported-chlorocuprate-ii-ionic-liquid-adsorbent-studied-using-operando-synchrotron-x-ray-absorption-spectroscopy
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Roberto Boada, Giannantonio Cibin, Fergal Coleman, Sofia Diaz-Moreno, Diego Gianolio, Christopher Hardacre, Shusaku Hayama, John D Holbrey, Rafin Ramli, Kenneth R Seddon, Geetha Srinivasan, Małgorzata Swadźba-Kwaśny
Mercury scrubbing from gas streams using a supported 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chlorocuprate(ii) ionic liquid ([C4mim]2[Cu2Cl6]) has been studied using operando EXAFS. Initial oxidative capture as [HgCl3](-) anions was confirmed, this was then followed by the unanticipated generation of mercury(i) chloride through comproportionation with additional mercury from the gas stream. Combining these two mechanisms leads to net one electron oxidative extraction of mercury from the gas with increased potential capacity and efficiency for supported ionic liquid mercury scrubbers...
November 15, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836135/microplastics-in-personal-care-products-exploring-perceptions-of-environmentalists-beauticians-and-students
#13
A G Anderson, J Grose, S Pahl, R C Thompson, K J Wyles
Microplastics enter the environment as a result of larger plastic items breaking down ('secondary') and from particles originally manufactured at that size ('primary'). Personal care products are an important contributor of secondary microplastics (typically referred to as 'microbeads'), for example in toothpaste, facial scrubs and soaps. Consumers play an important role in influencing the demand for these products and therefore any associated environmental consequences. Hence we need to understand public perceptions in order to help reduce emissions of microplastics...
November 8, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834329/epidemiology-risk-factors-of-scrub-typhus-in-south-india
#14
George M Varghese, Deepa Raj, Mark R Francis, Rajiv Sarkar, Paul Trowbridge, Jayaprakash Muliyil
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Scrub typhus is a major public health threat in South and Southeastern Asian countries including India. Understanding local patterns of disease and factors that place individuals at risk is pivotal to future preventive measures against scrub typhus. The primary aim of this study was to identify specific epidemiological and geographical factors associated with an increased risk of developing scrub typhus in this region. METHODS: We mapped 709 patients from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana who were admitted to the Christian Medical College (CMC) Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India, for the period 2006-2011, assessed seasonality using monthly counts of scrub typhus cases, and conducted a case-control study among a subset of patients residing in Vellore...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829876/scrub-typhus-in-pregnancy-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes
#15
Sudha J Rajan, Sowmya Sathyendra, Alice J Mathuram
Scrub typhus is an important unrecognized cause for undifferentiated acute febrile illness in India associated with poor fetal outcomes. Maternal and fetal outcomes among pregnant patients with scrub typhus presenting to a tertiary care university teaching hospital from January 2010 to July 2012 were studied. Scrub typhus was diagnosed by clinical criteria along with scrub ELISA positivity or an eschar. In total, 33 of 738 patients (4.5%) who were diagnosed with scrub typhus were pregnant; 57.6% were in the third trimester, 27...
December 2016: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817826/the-impact-of-surgical-hand-antisepsis-technique-on-surgical-site-infection
#16
Brad S Oriel, Qi Chen, Kamal M F Itani
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence exists regarding the effect on superficial and deep incisional surgical site infections (SDSSIs) of alcohol-based hand rubs (ABR) versus traditional aqueous surgical scrubs (TSS). User preferences and practice are unknown. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study examining SDSSIs using VA Surgical Quality Improvement Program cases before ABR implementation (2007-2009, TSS group) and after (2013-2014, ABR group). A descriptive survey. RESULTS: SDSSI rates were 1...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812712/on-the-scrub-revolution-from-hospital-uniform-to-public-attire
#17
Michelle Rodriguez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812711/on-the-scrub-revolution-from-hospital-uniform-to-public-attire
#18
David N Garza
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811770/a-new-member-of-the-greater-double-collared-sunbird-complex-passeriformes-nectariniidae-from-the-eastern-arc-mountains-of-africa
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Rauri C K Bowie, Jon Fjeldså, Jacob Kiure, Jan Bolding Kristensen
We document the discovery of the first population of greater double-collared sunbird (Cinnyris afer complex) from the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. We assessed phylogenetic relationships and taxonomic rank based on mtDNA sequence data, nine microsatellite loci and morphology. This new taxon, locally distributed in the Rubeho and Udzungwa Highlands, has close affinities (< 1% uncorrected sequence divergence) with C. whytei (split here from C. ludovicensis) of the Nyika Plateau in Malawi, but differs in having longer tarsi and in subtle plumage details...
October 12, 2016: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803809/experiences-of-hand-hygiene-among-acute-care-nurses-an-interpretative-phenomenological-analysis
#20
Sheryl L Chatfield, Rachael Nolan, Hannah Crawford, Jeffrey S Hallam
OBJECTIVE: Occurrences of healthcare-associated infections are associated with substantial direct and indirect costs. Improvement in hand hygiene among acute care nurses has potential to reduce incidence of healthcare-associated infections. Findings from reviews of intervention research have not conclusively identified components that are more or less efficient or effective. Much prior qualitative research has focused on descriptive analysis of policies and practices rather than providing interpretive explorations of how individuals' perceptions of hygiene might drive practices...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
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