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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107485/better-visual-outcome-by-intraocular-lens-ejection-in-geriatric-patients-with-ruptured-ocular-injuries
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Hiroki Kaneko, Tetsu Asami, Tadasu Sugita, Taichi Tsunekawa, Toshiyuki Matsuura, Kei Takayama, Kentaro Yamamoto, Shu Kachi, Yasuki Ito, Shinji Ueno, Norie Nonobe, Keiko Kataoka, Ayana Suzumura, Takeshi Iwase, Hiroko Terasaki
Ocular trauma is one of the leading causes of visual impairment worldwide. Because of the popularity of cataract surgeries, aged individuals with ocular trauma commonly have a surgical wound in their eyes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the visual outcome of cases that were coincident with intraocular lens (IOL) ejection in the eyes with ruptured open-globe ocular injuries. Consecutive patients with open-globe ocular injuries were first reviewed. Patients' characteristics, corrected distance visual acuities (CDVAs) over 3 years after the trauma, causes of injuries, traumatic wound patterns, and coexistence of retinal detachment were examined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089629/a-rack1-like-protein-regulates-hyphal-morphogenesis-root-entry-and-in-vivo-virulence-in-verticillium-dahlia
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Lei Yuan, Yaxin Su, Shuai Zhou, Yigao Feng, Wangzhen Guo, Xinyu Wang
To identify key genes expressed in Verticillium dahliae in early stages of infection of cotton roots, spore suspensions of eight V. dahliae isolates with different virulence levels were induced by cotton roots and genes expressed in these isolates during the early stages of infection were profiled. A gene that was differentially expressed between highly and less virulent strains was identified. Cloning and bioinformatics analysis of the gene suggested that it belongs to the putative Gβ-like/RACK1 protein family, and has seven WD40 domains...
January 9, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088711/surgery-for-chronic-mesh-infection-occurred-10-years-after-sacrectomy-mesh-resection-and-mesentric-leaf-repair-a-case-report
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Makoto Koyama, Yusuke Miyagawa, Yuta Yamamoto, Masato Kitazawa, Akira Suzuki, Satoshi Ishizone, Shinichi Miyagawa
INTRODUCTION: Sacrectomy to treat malignant tumors is often results in large pelvic defects to require reconstruction, using a prosthetic mesh. Importance is to avoid its direct contact of mesh with intestine to prevent adhesion between them. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 83-year old woman who was diagnosed with a mesh infection caused by a small bowel penetration 10 years after sacrectomy combined with mesh reconstruction for chordoma. In the first operation, because of incomplete re-peritonealization due to a large defect in the retroperitoneum, a mesh unavoidably was compelled to contact with the small intestine...
October 26, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074458/endovascular-treatment-of-peripheral-and-visceral-arterial-injuries-in-patients-with-acute-trauma
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Aysun Erbahçeci Salık, Filiz Saçan İslim, Barbaros Erhan Çil
BACKGROUND: The present study is an evaluation of the efficacy of endovascular treatment in emergency setting for patients with acute peripheral and visceral arterial injury secondary to penetrating or blunt trauma. METHODS: Twelve patients (11 men) aged 35.8±11.3 years (range: 18-56 years) with penetrating or blunt trauma who underwent endovascular treatment in our department between March 2010 and June 2014 for peripheral and visceral arterial injury were retrospectively reviewed...
November 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066954/ultrashort-self-assembling-fmoc-peptide-gelators-for-anti-infective-biomaterial-applications
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Alice P McCloskey, Emily R Draper, Brendan F Gilmore, Garry Laverty
Biomaterial-related infections have a significant impact on society and are a major contributor to the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Current licensed antibiotic classes struggle to breakdown or penetrate the exopolysaccharide biofilm barrier, resulting in sub-therapeutic concentrations of antibiotic at the surface of the biomaterial, treatment failure and increased spread of resistant isolates. This paper focuses for the first time on the ability of ultrashort Fmoc-peptide gelators to eradicate established bacterial biofilms implicated in a variety of medical device infections (Gram-positive: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Gram-negative Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa)...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066670/image-guided-thoracoscopic-surgery-with-dye-localization-in-a-hybrid-operating-room
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Shun-Mao Yang, Wei-Chun Ko, Mong-Wei Lin, Hsao-Hsun Hsu, Chih-Yang Chan, I-Hui Wu, Yeun-Chung Chang, Jin-Shing Chen
BACKGROUND: The rate of detection of small pulmonary nodules (SPNs) has increased. Thoracoscopic resection following image-guided localization had been a reliable alternative in their treatment. We present our experience with image-guided dye localization using robotic C-arm computed tomography (CT) followed by immediate video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for SPNs in a hybrid operating room (OR). METHODS: From July 2015 to July 2016, 25 consecutive patients with SPNs smaller than 2 cm underwent robotic C-arm CT-guided blue dye tattooing followed by immediate VATS in a hybrid OR...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063624/-survival-capacity-of-corynebacterium-pseudotuberculosis-biovar-ovis-in-different-soil-types-from-chubut-argentine-patagonia
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Laura Alvarez, Aillin William, Isabel Castro, Fernanda Valenzuela, Silvia Estevao Belchior
Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis is transmitted among sheep in Argentine Patagonia causing pseudotuberculosis. The bacterium penetrates the skin or mucous membrane wounds, infecting the superficial lymph nodes and viscera. When surface abscesses are cut during shearing, they drain their purulent contents and contaminate tools and the soil. The objective of this work was to evaluate the survival capacity of C. pseudotuberculosis over time, in soils from the extra-Andean Patagonia region. Five types of superficial soils were collected from different areas in Chubut province (extra-Andean Patagonia), having distinctive physicochemical properties including organic matter content (very high to nonexistent), pH (neutral to strongly alkaline), electrical conductivity (saline to non-saline) and texture (sandy, clayey, silty loam)...
January 4, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062458/hyperosmotic-agents-and-antibiotics-affect-dissolved-oxygen-and-ph-concentration-gradients-in-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilms
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Mia Mae Kiamco, Erhan Atci, Abdelrhman Mohamed, Douglas R Call, Haluk Beyenal
: Biofilms on wound surfaces are treated topically with hyperosmotic agents such as medical-grade honey and cadexomer iodine; in some cases, these treatments are combined with antibiotics. Tissue repair requires oxygen, and a low pH is conducive to oxygen release from red blood cells and epithelialization. We investigated the variation of dissolved oxygen concentration and pH with biofilm depth, and the variation in oxygen consumption rates when biofilms are challenged with medical-grade honey or cadexomer iodine combined with vancomycin or ciprofloxacin...
January 6, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052529/successful-salvage-and-reconstruction-of-a-finger-threatened-by-vibrio-vulnificus-necrotising-fasciitis-using-fenestrated-type-artificial-dermis-and-three-steps-of-topical-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
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Chi-Yu Wang, Hao-Yu Chiao, Chang-Yi Chou, Chien-Ju Wu, Chun-Kai Chang, Tzi-Shiang Chu, Niann-Tzyy Dai
Vibrio vulnificus can cause severe skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI). The pathogen is an opportunistic marine bacterium that is likely to infect patients with chronic liver disease, patients in an immunocompromised state, and those in end-stage renal disease. V. vulnificus gains entry through soft tissues by direct penetration of a wound by infected marine organisms, such as raw oysters, shellfish and other seafood, or by exposing a wound to contaminated water. Despite its ease of entry, V. vulnificus necrotising fasciitis with compartment syndrome has rarely been described...
January 4, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051048/outcome-of-primary-closure-of-abdominal-wounds-following-laparotomy-for-peritonitis-in-children
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Stephen Akau Kache, Philip M Mshelbwala, Emmanuel A Ameh
BACKGROUND: Primary wound closure following laparotomy for peritonitis is generally believed to be associated with wound complications and long hospital stay. Open wound management has long been the most common practice after laparotomy for peritonitis. Primary closure (PC), however, has recently been advocated to reduce cost and morbidity. This study determined the incidence and severity of wound complications and their impact on hospital stay and overall outcome when PC of abdominal wounds is done following laparotomy for peritonitis...
October 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048948/mechanism-of-injury-may-influence-infection-risk-from-early-blood-transfusion
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Charles A Karcutskie, Jonathan P Meizoso, Juliet J Ray, Davis B Horkan, Xiomara D Ruiz, Carl I Schulman, Nicholas Namias, Kenneth G Proctor
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusion is a known risk factor for infection in trauma patients. Differences based on mechanism of injury have not been well described. We hypothesize that infection risk in trauma patients with early blood transfusion is different based on blunt or penetrating mechanism of injury. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Adults admitted to the trauma intensive care unit from January 2010 through January 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. Those receiving transfusion after 24 h were excluded...
January 3, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005325/cross-linked-polymer-stabilized-nanocomposites-for-the-treatment-of-bacterial-biofilms
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Ryan F Landis, Akash Gupta, Yi-Wei Lee, Li-Sheng Wang, Bianka Golba, Brice Couillaud, Roxane Ridolfo, Riddha Das, Vincent M Rotello
Infections caused by bacterial biofilms are an emerging threat to human health. Conventional antibiotic therapies are ineffective against biofilms due to poor penetration of the extracellular polymeric substance secreted by colonized bacteria coupled with the rapidly growing number of antibiotic-resistant strains. Essential oils are promising natural antimicrobial agents; however, poor solubility in biological conditions limits their applications against bacteria in both dispersed (planktonic) and biofilm settings...
December 27, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997672/caring-for-our-wounded-warriors-a-qualitative-examination-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-caregivers-of-individuals-with-military-related-traumatic-brain-injury
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Noelle E Carlozzi, Tracey A Brickell, Louis M French, Angelle Sander, Anna L Kratz, David S Tulsky, Nancy D Chiaravalloti, Elizabeth A Hahn, Michael Kallen, Amy M Austin, Jennifer A Miner, Rael T Lange
The purpose of this study was to develop a conceptual framework that captures aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for caregivers of individuals with military-related traumatic brain injury (TBI). We analyzed qualitative data from nine focus groups composed of caregivers of wounded warriors with a medically documented TBI. Focus group participants were recruited through hospital-based and/or community outreach efforts at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Michigan, and Hearts of Valor support groups (Tennessee and Washington)...
2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995759/hydrogel-functionalized-janus-membrane-for-skin-regeneration
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Young-Hyeon An, Seung Jung Yu, In Seon Kim, Su-Hwan Kim, Jeong-Mi Moon, Seunghyun L Kim, Young Hwan Choi, Joon Sig Choi, Sung Gap Im, Kyung Eun Lee, Nathaniel S Hwang
In this study, a hydrogel functionalized Janus membrane is developed and its capacity is examined as a wound dressing biomaterial. A hydrophobic fluoropolymer, poly(3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,9,9,10,10,10-heptadecafluorodecyl methacrylate) (PHFDMA), is uniformly coated onto macroporous polyester membrane through initiated chemical vapor deposition process on both sides. PHFDMA-coated macroporous membrane exhibits antibacterial property, allows air permeation, and inhibits water penetration. Janus membrane property is obtained by exposing one side of PHFDMA coated membrane with 1 m KOH solution, which allows PHFDMA cleavage resulting in carboxylic acid residue...
December 20, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993205/trauma-experts-versus-pediatric-experts-comparison-of-outcomes-in-pediatric-penetrating-injuries
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Shin Miyata, Jayun Cho, Olga Lebedevskiy, Kazuhide Matsushima, Esther Bae, David W Bliss
BACKGROUND: While pediatric trauma centers (PTCs) can uniquely care for pediatric patients, adult trauma centers (ATCs) may be more accessible. Evidence is scarce regarding outcomes of pediatric patients with penetrating trauma treated at PTCs versus ATCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study using the National Trauma Data Bank to identify pediatric patients aged ≤18 y with penetrating injuries from 2007 to 2012, treated at stand-alone PTCs or ATCs...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979366/does-the-saline-load-test-still-have-a-role-in-the-orthopaedic-world-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Benjamin B Browning, Anthony V Ventimiglia, Anant Dixit, Emmanuel Illical, William P Urban, Julio J Jauregui
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the efficacy of Saline load tests (SLTs) to evaluate extension of periarticular wounds into capsule in emergent settings. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the literature to evaluate the accuracy of the SLT in diagnosing penetrating joint injuries in the elbow, wrist, shoulder, knee, or ankle. RESULTS: The SLT values to determine knee arthrotomies vary from 73.8 mL to 194 mL with sensitivities ranging between 91% and 99% depending on the size of the laceration...
December 12, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975128/-bilateral-eye-injuries-by-external-transversal-force
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K Geidel, S Schob, J D Unterlauft, P Wiedemann, P Meier
A 49-year-old female victim of violent crime with an acute bilateral loss of vision was referred to our hospital. The ophthalmological evaluation showed complete subconjunctival hemorrhage of both eyes, bilateral hemophthalmos and hypotonia of the left eye. These raised the suspicion of an occult scleral rupture. We immediately performed exploratory surgery and found a perforating scleral lesion of the left eye and a penetrating scleral lesion of the right eye. Furthermore, a small, cruciform wound was detected on the left temple...
December 14, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974013/a-narrative-review-of-microbial-biofilm-in-postoperative-surgical-site-infections-clinical-presentation-and-treatment
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C E Edmiston, A J McBain, M Kiernan, D J Leaper
OBJECTIVE: The global impact of surgical site infections (SSIs) on health-care systems is considerable: many are related to the formation of a microbial biofilm. Biofilm plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of implantable device-related infections and are also important in persistent postoperative skin and soft tissue wound infections. METHOD: PubMed and OVID databases were searched for relevant articles regarding biofilm-associated infection in surgery, including epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and management...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960623/surgical-management-and-outcome-of-open-globe-injuries-with-posterior-segment-complications-a-10-year-review
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Tian Xia, Alain Bauza, Nishant G Soni, Marco A Zarbin, Paul D Langer, Neelakshi Bhagat
PURPOSE: To describe the characteristics, management, and outcomes of open globe injured (OGI) eyes that underwent pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for posterior segment complications. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of cases that underwent PPV for posterior segment complications associated with OGI between 2003-2012 at University Hospital, Newark, NJ. RESULTS: 120 eyes were identified and classified as follows: "early retinal detachment (RD)" (within 30 days of OGI), 64 (53%) eyes; "delayed RD" (≥30 days after OGI), 30 (25%) eyes; and "no RD," 26 (22%) eyes...
December 14, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943458/non-invasive-red-and-near-infrared-wavelength-induced-photobiomodulation-promoting-impaired-cutaneous-wound-healing
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REVIEW
Anju Yadav, Asheesh Gupta
The innumerable intricacies associated with chronic wounds have made the development of new painless, non-invasive, biophysical therapeutic interventions as the focus of current biomedical research. Red and near-infrared light-induced photobiomodulation therapy appears to emerge as a promising drug-free approach for promoting wound healing, reduction of inflammation, pain and restoration of function owing to penetration power in conjunction with their ability to positively modulate the biochemical and molecular responses...
December 10, 2016: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
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