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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911477/vascularized-appendicular-lymph-node-transfer-for-treatment-of-extremity-lymphedema-a-case-report
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Pedro Ciudad, Oscar J Manrique, Shivprasad Date, Wei-Ling Chang, Fabio Nicoli, Stamatis Sapountzis, Hsu-Tang Cheng, Agko Mouchammed, Hung-Chi Chen
Vascularized lymph node transfer has demonstrated promising results for the treatment of extremity lymphedema. In an attempt to find the ideal donor site, several vascularized lymph nodes have been described. Each has a common goal of decreasing morbidity and avoiding iatrogenic lymphedema while obtaining good clinical results. Herein, we present the preliminary clinical outcomes of an intra-abdominal lymph node flap option based on the appendicular artery and vein used for the treatment of extremity lymphedema...
December 2, 2016: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908284/obscured-hemorrhagic-pancreatitis-after-orthotopic-heart-transplantation-complicated-with-acute-right-heart-failure-and-hepatic-dysfunction-a-case-report
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Ting-Wei Lin, Meng-Ta Tsai, Jun-Neng Roan, Yi-Sheng Liu, Hong-Ming Tsai, Chwan-Yau Luo
BACKGROUND: Pancreatitis is a serious complication after cardiac surgery and can lead to significant morbidities and mortality. The incidence of pancreatitis is even higher in patients undergoing heart transplantation than in those undergoing other cardiac surgeries. Nevertheless, the clinical presentations of pancreatitis are frequently atypical in these patients. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a heart recipient who was complicated with acute right heart failure initially after orthotopic heart transplantation and developed devastating unanticipated hemorrhagic pancreatitis 1 month after the transplantation...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907197/clinical-experience-of-patients-receiving-doripenem-containing-regimens-for-the-treatment-of-healthcare-associated-infections
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Chien-Ming Chao, Chi-Chung Chen, Hui-Ling Huang, Yin-Ching Chuang, Chih-Cheng Lai, Hung-Jen Tang
In this study, we retrospectively reviewed the clinical experience of patients receiving doripenem-containing regimens for the treatment of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) in a tertiary care center and assessed the clinical usefulness of doripenem therapy in this clinical setting. In this retrospective study, the medical records of all adult patients who had ever received doripenem-containing therapy for the treatment of HCAIs were reviewed between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2014, and the following data were extracted: age, gender, type of infection, disease severity, underlying comorbidities or conditions, and laboratory results...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900227/urachal-cyst-causing-small-bowel-obstruction-in-an-adult-with-a-virgin-abdomen
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Michael P O'Leary, Zane W Ashman, David S Plurad, Dennis Y Kim
Introduction. A patent urachus is a rare congenital or acquired pathology, which can lead to complications later in life. We describe a case of urachal cystitis as the etiology of small bowel obstruction in an adult without prior intra-abdominal surgery. Case Report. A 64-year-old male presented to the acute care surgery team with a 5-day history of right lower quadrant abdominal pain, distention, nausea, and vomiting. He had a two-month history of urinary retention and his past medical history was significant for benign prostate hyperplasia...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899385/shared-drink-and-a-soft-punch-an-almost-deadly-combination
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Karsten Klingberg, David Srivastava, Simon Bosbach, Beat Lehmann
Injuries of the spleen in blunt abdominal trauma are common and can lead to fatal bleeding. The diagnostic of choice to determine severity and treatment is usually made in contrast-enhanced CT. In our case we used contrast-enhanced ultrasound to identify the origin of an intra-abdominal bleeding following a minor trauma in a patient with splenomegaly due to an Epstein-Barr virus infection.
November 29, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895014/ceftazidime-avibactam-as-salvage-therapy-for-infections-caused-by-carbapenem-resistant-organisms-a-case-series-from-the-compassionate-use-program
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Elizabeth Temkin, Julian Torre-Cisneros, Bojana Beovic, Natividad Benito, Maddalena Giannella, Raúl Gilarranz, Cameron Jeremiah, Belén Loeches, Isabel Machuca, María José Jiménez-Martín, José Antonio Martínez, Marta Mora-Rillo, Enrique Navas, Michael Osthoff, Juan Carlos Pozo, Juan Carlos Ramos Ramos, Marina Rodriguez, Miguel Sánchez García, Pierluigi Viale, Michel Wolff, Yehuda Carmeli
Ceftazidime-avibactam (CAZ-AVI) is a recently approved β-lactam β-lactamase inhibitor combination with the potential to treat serious infections caused by carbapenem-resistant organisms. Few patients with such infections were included in the CAZ-AVI clinical trials, and clinical experience is lacking. We present a case series of patients with infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) or Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPa) who were treated with CAZ-AVI salvage therapy on a compassionate-use basis...
November 28, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890724/clinical-characteristics-and-antimicrobial-susceptibilities-of-anaerobic-bacteremia-in-an-acute-care-hospital
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Thean Yen Tan, Lily Siew Yong Ng, Lee Ling Kwang, Suma Rao, Li Ching Eng
: This study investigated the clinical features of anaerobic bacteraemia in an acute-care hospital, and evaluated the antimicrobial susceptibility of these isolates to commonly available antibiotics. MATERIALS & METHODS: Microbiological and epidemiological data from 2009-2011were extracted from the laboratory information system and electronic medical records. One hundred and eleven unique patient episodes consisting of 116 anaerobic isolates were selected for clinical review and antibiotic susceptibility testing...
November 24, 2016: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875774/risk-factors-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients-with-complicated-intra-abdominal-infection
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Alejandro Suarez-de-la-Rica, Víctor Anillo, Ana Montero, Carmen Hernandez-Gancedo, Araceli Lopez-Tofiño, Fernando Gilsanz, Emilio Maseda
PURPOSE: The aim was to determine the factors related to acute kidney injury (AKI) in surgical septic patients with complicated intra-abdominal infection (CIAI) and mortality associated to AKI. METHODS: An observational study was performed in patients with CIAI requiring surgery and ICU admission (June 2011-June 2013). Factors at admission associated with developing of AKI and renal replacement therapy (RRT) and association between mortality and AKI and RRT were studied...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872067/in-vitro-activity-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-against-isolates-in-a-phase-3-open-label-clinical-trial-for-complicated-intra-abdominal-and-urinary-tract-infections-caused-by-ceftazidime-nonsusceptible-gram-negative-pathogens
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Gregory G Stone, Patricia A Bradford, Paul Newell, Angela Wardman
In vitro activity of ceftazidime-avibactam was evaluated against 341 Gram-negative isolates from 333 patients in a randomized, phase 3 clinical trial of patients with complicated urinary tract or intra-abdominal infections caused by ceftazidime nonsusceptible pathogens (NCT01644643). Ceftazidime-avibactam MIC90 values against Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (including several class B or D enzyme-producers that avibactam does not inhibit) were 1 and 64 μg/ml, respectively. Overall, ceftazidime-avibactam activity against ceftazidime-nonsusceptible isolates was comparable to the activity of ceftazidime-avibactam previously reported against ceftazidime-susceptible isolates...
November 21, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871803/abdominal-drainage-versus-no-abdominal-drainage-for-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Lv Yong, Bai Guang
The aim is to assess the benefits and harms of routine abdominal drainage in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) in The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Science Citation Index Expanded until August 2016. We included all randomised clinical trials comparing drainage versus no drainage after laparoscopic cholecystectomy irrespective of language and publication status. We used standard methodological procedures in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866659/value-of-propensity-score-matching-for-equalizing-comparator-groups-in-observational-database-studies-a-case-study-in-anti-infectives
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C Daniel Mullins, Frank R Ernst, Michelle R Krukas, Joseph Solomkin, Christian Eckmann, Ahmed Shelbaya, Alvaro Quintana, Arlene Reisman
PURPOSE: Propensity score methodologies can reduce bias and confounding in nonrandomized studies, including pharmaceutical comparative effectiveness studies. An observational case study was developed to demonstrate the impact of propensity score adjustments on outcomes (ie, discharge status) of patients hospitalized for complicated intra-abdominal infections. METHODS: Two cohorts were examined: intensive care unit (ICU) (vs non-ICU) patients and tigecycline-treated patients (vs patients receiving other antibiotics)...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863946/should-ct-scan-be-performed-when-crp-is-elevated-after-colorectal-surgery-results-from-the-inflammatory-markers-after-colorectal-surgery-study
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S Holl, I Fournel, D Orry, O Facy, N Cheynel, P Rat, P Ortega-Deballon
INTRODUCTION: Serum concentration of C-reactive protein (CRP) that exceeds a pre-defined threshold between the 3rd and 5th postoperative day is a reliable marker of infectious complications after colorectal surgery. However, the optimal strategy to follow when a high CRP is found has not been defined. The aim of this study was to analyze the usefulness of computed tomography (CT) scan in this situation in a prospective cohort of patients following colorectal surgery. METHODS: Between November 2011 and April 2015, patients at two surgical centers who had undergone elective colorectal resection with anastomosis and who had a CRP>12...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851857/assessing-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-eravacycline-vs-ertapenem-in-complicated-intra-abdominal-infections-in-the-investigating-gram-negative-infections-treated-with-eravacycline-ignite-1-trial-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Joseph Solomkin, David Evans, Algirdas Slepavicius, Patrick Lee, Andrew Marsh, Larry Tsai, Joyce A Sutcliffe, Patrick Horn
Importance: Eravacycline is a novel, fully synthetic fluorocycline antibiotic of the tetracycline class with in vitro activity against clinically important gram-negative, gram-positive aerobic, and facultative bacteria including most of those resistant to cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitors, multidrug resistant strains and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and most anaerobic pathogens. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of eravacycline compared with ertapenem in adult hospitalized patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs)...
November 16, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850305/666-evaluation-of-short-course-antimicrobials-for-intra-abdominal-infections-in-critically-ill-patients
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Susan Dickey, Kelli Rumbaugh, Addison May
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849329/a-rare-disease-mimics-postoperative-bile-leakage-invasive-aspergillosis
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Fatih Mehmet Yazar, Aykut Urfalıoğlu, Ömer Faruk Boran, Hamide Sayar, Burhan Hakan Kanat, Arif Emre, Emrah Cengiz, Ertan Bülbüloğlu
Aspergillus fungi can cause serious infections, including intra-abdominal infection, particularly in patients with compromised immune system. Described in the present report is case of 46-year-old female patient who had undergone laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) at another healthcare facility. In early postoperative period, she had increasing complaints of swelling, nausea, and vomiting. On postoperative 19th day, she was referred to our clinic with diagnosis of acute abdomen. Surgery was performed with suspected possibility of bile leakage...
September 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833779/pylephlebitis-with-liver-abscess-secondary-to-chronic-appendicitis-a-radiological-conundrum
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Divya Santosh, Gavin Low
Septic thrombophlebitis of the portal vein and/or its intra-hepatic branches (pylephlebitis) with associated liver abscess formation is a rare and potentially fatal complication of intra-abdominal infection. We present such a case that was caused by missed chronic appendicitis. Imaging findings can be complex and mimic other diseases leading to a diagnostic conundrum. Radiologists need to be knowledgeable of this challenging condition to prevent misdiagnosis and because prompt treatment is often life-saving...
2016: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810207/are-horse-age-and-incision-length-associated-with-surgical-site-infection-following-equine-colic-surgery
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S J M Darnaud, L L Southwood, H W Aceto, D Stefanovski, L Tomassone, L Zarucco
It is our clinical impression that age and incision length are more strongly associated with surgical site infection (SSI) following colic surgery than skin closure or wound protection method. Therefore, the objective of this observational clinical cohort study was to identify the risks for SSI in horses undergoing colic surgery. Data collection included pre-, intra-, and postoperative variables. Variables with P < 0.2 following univariable analysis were used in a logistic regression multivariable model...
November 2016: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798663/epidemiology-of-blood-stream-infection-due-to-candida-species-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-japan-over-12-years-importance-of-peripheral-line-associated-candidemia
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Masahiro Ishikane, Kayoko Hayakawa, Satoshi Kutsuna, Nozomi Takeshita, Norio Ohmagari
BACKGROUND: Candidemia is an important cause of mortality in healthcare settings. Peripheral lines are a source of candidemia, yet few studies have reported on the clinico-epidemiological features of candidemia due to peripheral-line associated blood stream infection (PLABSI). METHODS: We conducted a single-centre retrospective cohort study of all patients with candidemia between 2002 and 2013. PLABSI was defined as the presence of at least one of the following: the presence of phlebitis or the resolution of clinical symptoms after peripheral-line withdrawal, with careful exclusion of an alternative explanation for bacteraemia...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796776/hepatic-and-intra-abdominal-tuberculosis-2016-update
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REVIEW
Richard P T Evans, Moustafa Mabrouk Mourad, Lee Dvorkin, Simon R Bramhall
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) infection affects nearly 10 million people a year and causes 1.5 million deaths. TB is common in the immunosuppressed population with 12 % of all new diagnoses occurring in human immune deficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients. Extra-pulmonary TB occurs in 12 % of patients with active TB infection of which 3.5 % is hepatobiliary and 6-38 % is intra-abdominal. Hepatobiliary and intra-abdominal TB can present with a myriad of non-specific symptoms, and therefore, diagnosis requires a high level of suspicion...
December 2016: Current Infectious Disease Reports
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
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