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Complicated skin and skin structure infection

David B Huang, Catherine D Strader, James S MacDonald, Mark VanArendonk, Richard Peck, Thomas Holland
New antibiotics are needed because of the increased morbidity and mortality associated with multidrug-resistant bacteria. Iclaprim, a bacterial dihydrofolate reductase inhibitor, not currently approved, is being studied for the treatment of skin infections and nosocomial pneumonia caused by Gram-positve bacteria, including multidrug-resistant bacteria. Iclaprim showed noninferiority at -10% to linezolid in 1 of 2 phase 3 studies for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections with a weight-based dose (0...
February 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Kamal Seyed-Forootan, Hamid Karimi, Nazilla-Sadat Seyed-Forootan
BACKGROUND: Plastic surgeons have used several methods for the construction of neo-vaginas, including the utilization of penile skin, free skin grafts, small bowel or recto-sigmoid grafts, an amnion graft, and cultured cells. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to compare the results of amnion grafts with amnion seeded with autograft fibroblasts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 8 years, we compared the results of 24 male-to-female transsexual patients retrospectively based on their complications and levels of satisfaction...
January 30, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Rudwina Braaksma, Pieter U Dijkstra, Jan H B Geertzen
BACKGROUND: In the decision-making process toward an amputation of the lower extremity, knowledge about patient-related outcomes after amputation and rehabilitation is important. We have not found a systematic review that provides this knowledge for Syme amputation. The aim of this study was to present an overview of outcomes after a Syme amputation grouped according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model, focusing on body structures and functions, activities, and participation...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Alden Prcic, Edin Begic
Introduction: The aim of the study was to determine the most frequent early and late complications in different types of ileal urinary diversions. Patients and methods: The study was conducted in a five-year period, on 106 patients who were diagnosed with invasive urinary bladder cancer and who had indication for radical cystectomy with one of the investigated types of urine derivation. They were divided into 2 groups, based on the type of ileal urinary diversions...
October 2017: Medical Archives
Thamer A Almangour, Valerie Fletcher, Mohammed Alessa, Abdullah A Alhifany, Deanne Tabb
BACKGROUND Native vertebral osteomyelitis (NVO) is a common form of hematogenous osteomyelitis, with Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) being the most commonly isolated organism. Dalbavancin is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) and has a sufficiently promising pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile to be considered for the treatment of vertebral osteomyelitis. We describe here what is probably the first reported case of using multiple weekly dalbavancin to treat a complicated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia and vertebral osteomyelitis...
December 9, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
Emilio Bouza, Maricela Valerio, Alex Soriano, Laura Morata, Enrique García Carus, Carmen Rodríguez-González, Ma Carmen Hidalgo-Tenorio, Antonio Plata, Patricia Muñoz, Antonio Vena
Dalbavancin is a lipoglycopeptide with a very prolonged half-life that enables treatments with a single IV administration that has been approved to treat complicated skin and soft tissue infections. Information on the efficacy and safety of Dalbavancin in other situations is very scarce. This retrospective study includes adult patients who received at least one dose of Dalbavancin between 2016 and 2017 in 29 institutions in Spain. Primary objective was to report the use of Dalbavancin in clinical practice including its efficacy and tolerability...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Roopali Sharma, Densley Francois, Margaret R Hammerschlag
Several new antimicrobial agents-daptomycin, ceftaroline, telavancin, dalbavancin, and-tedizolid have been approved for the treatment of staphylococcal infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), in adults. Ceftaroline and daptomycin have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in children. Ceftaroline, a beta-lactam antibiotic with activity against MRSA, has been approved for treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and complicated skin and skin structure infections...
December 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
Congli Wei, Chunyuan Ma
Catheter related infection is the most common complication of central venous catheter, which pathogen mainly originate from the pipe joint and the skin around puncture site. How to prevent catheter infection is an important issue in clinical nursing. The utility model disclosed a "disposable nursing applicator-pocket of indwelling central venous catheter", which is mainly used for the fixation and the protection. The main structure consists of two parts, one is medical applicator to protect the skin around puncture site, and the other is gauze pocket to protect the catheter external connector...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Hal Tucker, Michele Wible, Ashesh Gandhi, Alvaro Quintana
Background: Acinetobacter infections, especially multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter infections, are a global health problem. This study aimed to describe clinical outcomes in patients with confirmed Acinetobacter spp. isolates who were treated with tigecycline in randomized clinical trials. Materials and methods: Data from 14 multinational, randomized (open-label or double-blind), and active-controlled (except one) Phase III and IV studies were analyzed using descriptive statistics...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
Thomas Lodise, John Bosso, Colleen Kelly, Paul J Williams, James R Lane, David B Huang
Iclaprim is a bacterial dihydrofolate reductase inhibitor that is currently being evaluated in two Phase 3 trials for the treatment of patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). Prior animal infection models studies suggest that the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) drivers for efficacy are area under the curve from 0-24 hours at steady state (AUC0-24hss), AUC/minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), and time above the MIC during the dosing interval (T > MIC) while QTc prolongation was associated to maximal concentration at steady state (Cmaxss) in a thorough QTc Phase 1 study...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Lucas T Schulz, Emily Dworkin, Jennifer Dela-Pena, Warren E Rose
OBJECTIVE: Oritavancin is a lipoglycopeptide antibiotic approved for use in acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections as a single 1200-mg parenteral dose. Because of oritavancin's long half-life and broad gram-positive activity, interest in its use for other infections is high. METHODS: This study is a retrospective cohort evaluation of patients receiving oritavancin at a single academic medical center. All patients receiving more than one dose of oritavancin were included...
January 2018: Pharmacotherapy
Xin Peng, Chang Zhou, Xuan Hou, Yao Liu, Zhengming Wang, Xiaolin Peng, Zhe Zhang, Ran Wang, Dexin Kong
Following the exploration of biochemicals in amphibian defensive skin secretion, great attention has been focused on the novel bioactive peptides with unique molecular structures and complicated features and functions. In this study, the skin secretion of Oriental fire-bellied toad, Bombina orientalis, was acquired to search peptides with therapeutic potential. Using "shotgun" cloning technique, a full-length peptide precursor co-encoding two novel bombinin peptides was cloned from the skin secretion-derived cDNA library of B...
November 2, 2017: Amino Acids
Mohsen Heidary, Azar Dohkt Khosravi, Saeed Khoshnood, Mohammad Javad Nasiri, Saleh Soleimani, Mehdi Goudarzi
Daptomycin is a cyclic lipopeptide antibiotic used for the treatment of Gram-positive infections including complicated skin and skin structure infections, right-sided infective endocarditis, bacteraemia, meningitis, sepsis and urinary tract infections. Daptomycin has distinct mechanisms of action, disrupting multiple aspects of cell membrane function and inhibiting protein, DNA and RNA synthesis. Although daptomycin resistance in Gram-positive bacteria is uncommon, there are increasing reports of daptomycin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Joel M Mor, Yongwei Guo, Konrad R Koch, Ludwig M Heindl
Today's gold standard in the treatment of infrasaccal primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PANDO) is external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), a relatively invasive procedure that can be performed after failure of recanalizing treatments. However, with progress in the field of diode laser technology, new approaches have emerged. Laser-assisted transcanalicular DCR with subsequent bicanalicular silicon intubation is a new option showing great promise as a viable minimally invasive procedure. Under permanent endoscopic visual control from the nasal cavity, a diode laser fiber is inserted into the lacrimal sac and laser energy is applied to create a bony ostium between the lacrimal sac and the nasal cavity...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Franziska A Stressmann, Elodie Couve-Deacon, Delphine Chainier, Ashwini Chauhan, Aimee Wessel, Sylvaine Durand-Fontanier, Marie-Christine Escande, Irène Kriegel, Bruno Francois, Marie-Cécile Ploy, Christophe Beloin, Jean-Marc Ghigo
Totally implanted venous access ports (TIVAPs) are commonly used catheters for the management of acute or chronic pathologies. Although these devices improve health care, repeated use of this type of device for venous access over long periods of time is also associated with risk of colonization and infection by pathogenic bacteria, often originating from skin. However, although the skin microbiota is composed of both pathogenic and nonpathogenic bacteria, the extent and the consequences of TIVAP colonization by nonpathogenic bacteria have rarely been studied...
September 2017: MSphere
A H M Mahmudur Rahman, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei
BACKGROUND: In Bangladesh, folk medicinal practitioners are called "Kaviraj" and are consulted for treatment of various ailments by a large part of the rural and urban population. There are some previous studies conducted in the Tangail district of Bangladesh about medicinal plants, but there is no relevant information about this aspect in some parts of this district. AIM: To conduct an ethno-pharmacological survey among the "Kaviraj" of two upazilas (regions) in Tangail district, namely Tangail Sadar Upazila and Nagarpur Upazila, to identify the trouble-free formulations of medicinal plants for various diseases used by the folk medicine practitioners on or after other forms of medical practices...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
Nick Spindler, Christian D Etz, Martin Misfeld, Christoph Josten, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr, Stefan Langer
INTRODUCTION: Deep sternal wound infections (DSWIs) are rare but devastating complication after median sternotomy following cardiac surgery. Especially in the presence of artificial material or inadequate preliminary muscle flaps, the pedicled omentum flap is due to its immunological properties, the predetermined flap in salvage procedures. METHODS: We treated 14 patients suffering a mediastinitis and open thorax using a pedicled omentoplasty as a salvage procedure because of persisting DSWIs...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
James D Kotick, Roger S Sandelin, Richard D Klein
The use of pedicled and free flaps for tissue transfer and coverage has become a common practice in modern plastic surgery. An area that presents considerable challenge for tissue coverage is the groin. Defects in this area are complicated by issues such as prior surgery; scar contracture; extension of the defect beyond the borders of the groin; radiation damage; high probability of infection; and involvement of vital underlying structures, the genitalia, and perineal and perianal area. Therefore, the choice of donor site and flap usage is often difficult...
August 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
Arne Tärnvik
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August 16, 2017: Infectious Diseases
Izabela Karpiuk, Katarzyna Michalska, Katarzyna Bus, Monika Kiljan, Stefan Tyski
Ceftaroline fosamil, the prodrug of ceftaroline, is an advanced-generation cephalosporin antibacterial agent approved for treatment in the European Union in 2012. The drug is dedicated to curing complicated skin and soft tissue infections and community-acquired pneumonia. The developed analytical method of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) followed by diode array detector (DAD) set at 243nm was used to identify and determine degradation products of ceftaroline fosamil. The elaborated method demonstrated good selectivity and linearity [r>0...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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