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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684101/high-cure-rate-for-acute-streptococcal-prosthetic-joint-infections-treated-with-debridement-antimicrobials-and-implant-retention-in-a-specialized-tertiary-care-center
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Kaisa Huotari, Markku Vuorinen, Mikko Rantasalo
Streptococcal prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) treated with debridement, exchange of removable parts, antibiotics, and implant retention within 3 weeks from symptom onset had implant survival rate of 97.9% and implant survival rate without suppressive antimicrobials of 80.9%. Treatment centralization for acute streptococcal PJIs to specialized centers makes excellent cure-rates possible.
April 19, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678187/an-unexpected-cause-of-sacroiliitis-in-a-patient-with-gout-and-chronic-psoriasis-with-inflammatory-arthritis-a-case-report
#2
Safi Alqatari, Roberta Visevic, Nina Marshall, John Ryan, Grainne Murphy
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory back pain is a condition characterized by inflammation of the sacroiliac joints and lower spine. It is frequently seen in patients with spondyloarthropathies like ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, enteropathic arthritis and reactive arthritis. Inflammatory back pain can be caused by many other conditions like infection and crystal deposition such as gout. In this case, it is difficult to specifically identify gout as a cause by ordinary imaging like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound...
April 20, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676872/-osteoarticular-tuberculosis-nosology-and-diagnostic-pitfalls
#3
C Kabore, M Poncin, B Hurtgen, F Moerman, M Moonen
Osteoarticular or skeletal tuberculosis is a clinical manifestation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, occurring during the lympho-hematogenous spread of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from a pulmonary primary infection or reactivation of latent infection, years or even decades after the initial infection. Bone and joint tuberculosis is a rare disease with non-specific symptoms and radiological characteristics, often delaying diagnosis for more than a year after clinical onset. First-line hospital departments should develop a clinical suspicion when confronted with a subacute inflammatory bone or joint pathology in patients with underlying comorbidities, especially when coming from tuberculosis-endemic countries...
April 2018: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675414/spondyloarthritis-acute-anterior-uveitis-and-fungi-updating-the-catterall-king-hypothesis
#4
Martin Laurence, Mark Asquith, James T Rosenbaum
Spondyloarthritis is a common type of arthritis which affects mostly adults. It consists of idiopathic chronic inflammation of the spine, joints, eyes, skin, gut, and prostate. Inflammation is often asymptomatic, especially in the gut and prostate. The HLA-B*27 allele group, which presents intracellular peptides to CD8+ T cells, is by far the strongest risk factor for spondyloarthritis. The precise mechanisms and antigens remain unknown. In 1959, Catterall and King advanced a novel hypothesis explaining the etiology of spondyloarthritis: an as-yet-unrecognized sexually acquired microbe would be causing all spondyloarthritis types, including acute anterior uveitis...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671563/rheumatoid-arthritis-common-questions-about-diagnosis-and-management
#5
Amy Wasserman
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most commonly diagnosed systemic inflammatory arthritis, with a lifetime prevalence of up to 1% worldwide. Women, smokers, and those with a family history of the disease are most often affected. Rheumatoid arthritis should be considered if there is at least one joint with definite swelling that is not better explained by another disease. In a patient with inflammatory arthritis, the presence of a rheumatoid factor and/or anti-citrullinated protein antibody, elevated C-reactive protein level, or elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate is consistent with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis...
April 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671499/poststreptococcal-illness-recognition-and-management
#6
David L Maness, Michael Martin, Gregg Mitchell
Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus can cause several postinfectious, nonsuppurative immune- mediated diseases including acute rheumatic fever, poststreptococcal reactive arthritis, pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders, and poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis. Except for sporadic outbreaks, poststreptococcal autoimmune syndromes occur most commonly in sub-Saharan Africa, India, Australia, and New Zealand. Children younger than three years are rarely affected by group A streptococcus pharyngitis or rheumatic fever, and usually do not require testing...
April 15, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671175/characterisation-of-bone-and-joint-infections-due-to-group-b-streptococcus-serotype-iii-sequence-type-283
#7
Sean W Ong, Timothy Barkham, Win Mar Kyaw, Hanley J Ho, Monica Chan
In 2015, an epidemic of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) serotype III sequence type 283 (ST283) disease was reported in Singapore, associated with consumption of raw freshwater fish. In this study, we further characterise the characteristics of bone and joint infections associated with ST283 GBS in adults and the differences between ST283 and non-ST283 manifestations. A retrospective study of 54 inpatients with invasive GBS disease involving bones and/or joints from 2010 to 2015 was performed. Archived isolates were identified as GBS serotype III and ST283 positive using PCR methods...
April 18, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671089/porous-metal-cones-gold-standard-for-massive-bone-loss-in-complex-revision-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-of-current-literature
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Stefano Divano, Luca Cavagnaro, Andrea Zanirato, Marco Basso, Lamberto Felli, Matteo Formica
INTRODUCTION: Revision knee arthroplasty is increasing, and in that case, bone loss management is still a challenging problem. In the last years, the body of literature and interest surrounding porous metal cones has grown, but few systematic evaluations of the existing evidence have been performed. The aim of our systematic review is to collect and critically analyze the available evidence about metal cones in revision knee arthroplasty especially focusing our attention on indications, results, complications, and infection rate of these promising orthopaedic devices...
April 18, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670791/self-resolution-of-a-draining-sinus-tract-in-a-patient-with-chronic-periprosthetic-hip-infection
#9
Trevor J Shelton, Alton W Skaggs, Gavin C Pereira
We report a novel case of a patient who had a draining sinus soon after a total hip arthroplasty that spontaneously resolved. The patient voluntarily discontinued antibiotic suppressive therapy (AST) after 10 years of treatment and paradoxically experienced full resolution of signs of chronic prosthetic joint infection (PJI), including recovery of his left-sided draining sinus tract. Now 8 years after discontinuing AST, the patient has no pain, good function, and no major or minor criteria of joint infection according to the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS) workgroup...
2018: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670069/a-novel-energy-efficient-multi-sensor-fusion-wake-up-control-strategy-based-on-a-biomimetic-infectious-immune-mechanism-for-target-tracking
#10
Jie Zhou, Yan Liang, Qiang Shen, Xiaoxue Feng, Quan Pan
A biomimetic distributed infection-immunity model (BDIIM), inspired by the immune mechanism of an infected organism, is proposed in order to achieve a high-efficiency wake-up control strategy based on multi-sensor fusion for target tracking. The resultant BDIIM consists of six sub-processes reflecting the infection-immunity mechanism: occurrence probabilities of direct-infection (DI) and cross-infection (CI), immunity/immune-deficiency of DI and CI, pathogen amount of DI and CI, immune cell production, immune memory, and pathogen accumulation under immunity state...
April 18, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669384/-obesity-in-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-legal-assessment
#11
Milena M Ploeger, Norbert H Müller, Dieter Christian Wirtz, Hendrik Kohlhof
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the incidence of overweight and obesity has increased in the German population. Thus the number of obese patients treated with primary total joint arthroplasty has also increased. It is therefore predicted that the number of obese patients undergoing revision total joint arthroplasty will also increase. Nevertheless almost every manufacturer of commercially available revision arthroplasty implants states in his product safety guarantee that obesity is a relative or absolute contraindication...
April 18, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668129/-tuberculosis-in-the-era-of-anti-tnf-alpha-therapy-why-does-the-risk-still-exist
#12
John-Leonardo Torres-Castiblanco, Jorge Alberto Carrillo, Daniel Hincapié-Urrego, Adriana Rojas-Villarraga
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune systemic disease characterized mainly by inflammatory compromise of diarthrodial joints. Multiple drug therapies have been developed to control the activity of rheumatoid arthritis, among them, the first line of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD), and novel drug therapies such as the anti-TNF alpha therapy, with satisfactory clinical outcomes.Despite this positive fact, the use of this therapy implies the risk of producing negative effects due to its mechanism of action, which has been associated with multiple infections, especially tuberculosis, making it necessary to use screen tests before resorting to this kind of drugs...
March 15, 2018: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666775/thenar-compartment-syndrome-what-if-a-compartment-pressure-measuring-device-is-absent
#13
Aydin Budeyri, Mehmet C Cankus, Gökhan Meric, Gökhan B Sever
Compartment syndrome (CS) is a threatening condition characterized by excessive tissue pressure accumulation associated with acute trauma. Compartment syndrome causes a significant reduction in blood flow with subsequent muscle and nerve ischemic necrosis. Recently, reports have described the importance of intramuscular pressure measurements as a basis for CS diagnosis. Unfortunately, the measuring devices that were utilized produced results with unsatisfactory reliability, making a diagnosis and subsequent treatment challenging...
February 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663554/implant-associated-bacterial-biofilm-and-quorum-sensing-in-periprosthetic-joint-infections
#14
Jake A Mooney, Eric M Pridgen, Robert Manasherob, Gina Suh, Helen E Blackwell, Annelise E Barron, Paul L Bollyky, Stuart B Goodman, Derek F Amanatullah
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) continues to be a common complication after total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty leading to severe morbidity and mortality. With an aging population and increasing prevalence of total joint replacement procedures, the burden of PJI will be felt not only by individual patients, but in increased healthcare costs. Current treatment of PJI is inadequate resulting in incredibly high failure rates. This is believed to be largely mediated by the presence of bacterial biofilms...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662786/comparison-of-topical-and-intravenous-administration-of-tranexamic-acid-for-blood-loss-control-during-total-joint-replacement-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Georgi P Georgiev, Panayot P Tanchev, Zlatka Zheleva, Plamen Kinov
Purpose: Many randomised controlled trials and meta-analysis studies have presented the efficacy of tranexamic acid (TXA) without an increase of complications. However, questions still remain about the type of administration, optimal dose and secondary outcomes of TXA in total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty. The aim of this review is to summarise the existing information in literature concerning the pharmacological characteristics of TXA, forms, doses, types of application and contraindications for its use...
April 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660385/pre-operative-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-a-risk-factor-for-prosthetic-joint-infection
#16
R Weale, F El-Bakri, Kordo Saeed
BACKGROUND: Infection is a rare complication following implantation of prosthetic material into a joint. The impact of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) before elective operations and the subsequent risk of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) are not well understood. AIMS: • Assess the prevalence of ASB amongst patients undergoing total arthroplasty of the hip and knee. • Determine the rates of PJI diagnosed within two years of the arthroplasty and if ASB is an independent risk factor for developing PJI...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660333/epitope-based-ligation-of-icam-1-therapeutic-target-for-protection-against-the-development-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Jae-Il Lee, Hi-Jung Park, Hye-Jin Park, Yun-Jung Choi, Jiyeon Kim, Jin Kyun Park, Kyeong Cheon Jung, Eung-Soo Hwang, Eun Bong Lee, Seong Hoe Park
Identification of a particular epitope on the domain 2 of human ICAM-1 led us to focus on its role in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Key observations from our previous xenotransplantation research included the generation of tolerogenic DCs, antigen-specific T-cell tolerance, and reduced production of inflammatory cytokines. The critically important point is the fact that it works initially on DC maturation. Ligation of this epitope with a recognizing antibody, MD-3, was also able to create a tolerogenic environment in RA in a manner sililar to that created by xenotransplantation...
April 13, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659738/disseminated-infection-of-encephalitozoon-cuniculi-associated-with-osteolysis-of-hip-periprosthetic-tissue
#18
Marta Kicia, Maria Wesolowska, Zaneta Kopacz, Martin Kvác, Bohumil Sak, Magdalena Sokulska, Kamil Cebulski, Andrzej B Hendrich, Andrzej Pozowski
Background: Among patients with hip joint endoprosthesis, periprosthetic osteolysis is the most common complication following primary arthroplasty, and subsequent implant loosening is the leading cause of arthroplasty revision. Causes of stability loss, though not always evident, can be mechanical, allergic, or infectious (bacterial and fungal agents) in nature. Microsporidia, widespread opportunistic fungal pathogens that infect most human tissues, are a potential infectious cause of stability loss...
April 5, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658483/bacteriology-and-risk-factors-associated-with-periprosthetic-joint-infection-after-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-retrospective-study-of-2543-cases
#19
K T Siu, F Y Ng, P K Chan, H Ch Fu, C H Yan, K Y Chiu
INTRODUCTION: Periprosthetic joint infection after total knee arthroplasty is a serious complication. This study aimed to identify risk factors and bacteriological features associated with periprosthetic joint infection after primary total knee arthroplasty performed at a teaching hospital. METHODS: We reviewed 2543 elective primary total knee arthroplasties performed at our institution from 1993 to 2013. Data were collected from the Hong Kong Hospital Authority's Clinical Data Analysis and Reporting System, the Infection Control Team, and the joint replacement division registry...
April 2018: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656981/dual-agent-antibiotic-prophylaxis-using-a-single-preoperative-vancomycin-dose-effectively-reduces-prosthetic-joint-infection-rates-with-minimal-renal-toxicity-risk
#20
John R Burger, Benjamin J Hansen, Emily V Leary, Ajay Aggarwal, James A Keeney
BACKGROUND: We performed this study to compare prosthetic joint infection (PJI) and renal toxicity rates following hip and knee total joint arthroplasty (TJA) when a first-generation cephalosporin was administered either alone or in combination with a single preoperative vancomycin dose, whether vancomycin administration timing potentially influenced dual-antibiotic PJI prophylaxis approach effectiveness, and whether single-dose vancomycin use increased risk of renal impairment. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 1977 consecutive primary TJAs (1871 patients) treated with cefazolin alone (1044 TJAs) or cefazolin with single-dose vancomycin (953 TJAs)...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
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