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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330034/successful-treatment-of-a-penicillin-intermediate-and-ceftriaxone-resistant-granulicatella-adiacens-presumed-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-with-vancomycin
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Bruce M Jones, Roby M Hersey, Irwin J Trestman, Christopher M Bland
Advancements in rapid diagnostics have helped to identify nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS) as an increasing cause of infective endocarditis. This case report highlights the challenges in susceptibility testing and the importance of appropriate empiric treatment for Granulicatella adiacens, as well as considerations for future practice guideline recommendations. Guidelines for treatment of IE caused by NVS are currently limited to patients with native valve disease. We present a patient with presumed prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Granulicatella adiacens, with clinically relevant resistance to recommended first-line agents (penicillin and ceftriaxone), who was successfully treated with 8 weeks of intravenous (IV) vancomycin...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326959/use-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-tooth-extractions-dental-implants-and-periodontal-surgical-procedures
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Katie J Suda, Heather Henschel, Ursula Patel, Margaret A Fitzpatrick, Charlesnika T Evans
Background: Guidelines for antibiotics prior to dental procedures for patients with specific cardiac conditions and prosthetic joints have changed, reducing indications for antibiotic prophylaxis. In addition to guidelines focused on patient comorbidities, systematic reviews specific to dental extractions and implants support preprocedure antibiotics for all patients. However, data on dentist adherence to these recommendations are scarce. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of veterans undergoing tooth extractions, dental implants, and periodontal procedures...
January 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322903/difficult-to-treat-osteoarticulars-infections%C3%A2-focus-on-mycobacterial-and-fungal-infection
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J C Yombi, L Seyler, O Cornu, O Barbier, X Libouton, H Rodriguez-Villalobos, E Thienpont
Bone and joint infections are rare but often devastating. While bacteria are most commonly encountered organisms, mycobacteria and fungi are less frequent. Management of the latter is often more complex, especially in the presence of foreign material. We will increasingly be faced with mycobacterial and fungal bone infections, as medical conditions and newer therapeutics lead to more immunosuppression. In this article, we will review osteomyelitis, septic arthritis and peri-prosthetic joint infections related to mycobacteria and fungi...
March 2017: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318965/current-status-of-molecular-imaging-in-infections
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Martina Sollini, Chiara Lauri, Roberto Boni, Elena Lazzeri, Paola Anna Erba, Alberto Signore
There is an increased need to find non-invasive tools for early diagnosis and follow-up of infections. Nuclear medicine techniques may be used to diagnose, localize and evaluate the severity and the extent of infections before the occurrence of anatomical abnormalities. This review focuses on different approaches based on radiolabelled cells, peptides and antibodies or [18F]FDG to image infective diseases in agreement with what is being jointly evaluated by the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM)...
January 9, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317805/compression-of-the-right-coronary-artery-by-an-aortic-pseudoaneurysm-after-infective-endocarditis-an-unusual-case-of-myocardial-ischemia
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Juan Lacalzada-Almeida, Alejandro De la Rosa-Hernández, María Manuela Izquierdo-Gómez, Javier García-Niebla, Iván Hernández-Betancor, Juan Alfonso Bonilla-Arjona, Antonio Barragán-Acea, Ignacio Laynez-Cerdeña
A 61-year-old male with a prosthetic St Jude aortic valve size 24 presented with heart failure symptoms and minimal-effort angina. Eleven months earlier, the patient had undergone cardiac surgery because of an aortic root dilatation and bicuspid aortic valve with severe regurgitation secondary to infectious endocarditis by Coxiela burnetii and coronary artery disease in the left circumflex coronary artery. Then, a prosthesis valve and a saphenous bypass graft to the left circumflex coronary artery were placed...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317687/the-synergistic-bactericidal-effect-of-vancomycin-on-utmd-treated-biofilm-involves-damage-to-bacterial-cells-and-enhancement-of-metabolic-activities
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Jian Hu, Ning Zhang, Lifang Li, Ning Zhang, Yanfen Ma, Chedong Zhao, Qian Wu, Ying Li, Nianan He, Xiaoqin Wang
In this study, the synergistic effect of vancomycin, a cell wall synthesis inhibitor, and ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction (UTMD), on cell viability of Staphylococcus epidermidis, embedded in biofilm, was investigated. Biofilms are the leading causes of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections of medical implants and prosthetics worldwide. The antibiotic-resistant nature of biofilm-embedded pathogens poses a critical challenge to the medical community. Previously, studies have demonstrated the efficacy of using ultrasound waves and UTMD in circumventing this problem...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317156/surgical-space-suits-increase-particle-and-microbiological-emission-rates-in-a-simulated-surgical-environment
#7
Praveen Vijaysegaran, Luke D Knibbs, Lidia Morawska, Ross W Crawford
BACKGROUND: The role of space suits in the prevention of orthopedic prosthetic joint infection remains unclear. Recent evidence suggests that space suits may in fact contribute to increased infection rates, with bioaerosol emissions from space suits identified as a potential cause. This study aimed to compare the particle and microbiological emission rates (PER and MER) of space suits and standard surgical clothing. METHODS: A comparison of emission rates between space suits and standard surgical clothing was performed in a simulated surgical environment during 5 separate experiments...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310919/increased-complications-for-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-patients-undergoing-total-joint-arthroplasty
#8
Michael M Kheir, You Na P Kheir, Timothy L Tan, Colin T Ackerman, Alexander J Rondon, Antonia F Chen
BACKGROUND: Although it has been shown that anxiety and depression are associated with increased complications after total joint arthroplasty (TJA), the outcomes of TJA in patients with a history of psychosis are unknown. This study evaluated the influence of bipolar and schizophrenic disorders on complications after TJA, particularly aseptic and septic revisions. METHODS: A retrospective review of 156 TJAs (125 primaries and 31 revisions) was performed at a single institution from 2000 to 2015...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310727/errors-in-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis
#9
H R Naderi, F Sheybani, S S Erfani
Infective endocarditis (IE) is now the third or fourth most common life-threatening infectious disease. The high morbidity and mortality rates in the absence of appropriate care necessitate a thorough understanding of the obstacles towards the early diagnosis and management of IE. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of discrepancy in diagnosis (i.e. discrepancy between the reason for admission and discharge diagnosis) and associated factors in patients with IE. It was a retrospective review of hospital records of all adult patients admitted in a 1000-bed academic general hospital in Mashhad, Iran with the discharge diagnosis of IE...
January 9, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310681/comparison-of-outcome-measures-and-complication-rates-following-three-different-approaches-for-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-trial
#10
Adrian J Talia, Cassandra Coetzee, Oren Tirosh, Phong Tran
BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures worldwide. There are a number of surgical approaches for total hip arthroplasty and no high-level evidence supporting one approach over the other. Each approach has its unique benefits and drawbacks. This trial aims to directly compare the three most common surgical approaches for total hip arthroplasty. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a single-centre study conducted at Western Health, Melbourne, Australia; a large metropolitan centre...
January 8, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307651/acute-periprosthetic-joint-infection-due-to-fusobacterium-nucleatum-in-a-non-immunocompromised-patient-failure-using-a-debridement-antibiotics-implant-retention-approach
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Pablo S Corona, Mayli Lung, Dolors Rodriguez-Pardo, Carles Pigrau, Francisco Soldado, Carles Amat, Luis Carrera
Fusobacterium nucleatum is an obligately anaerobic gram-negative rod, a component of the microbiome of the oropharynx and the gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts, causing an array of human infections which often include periodontal pathologies. As far as we know, there are no previous publications about acute periprosthetic joint infection due to Fusobacterium sp.; we report the first case in the medical literature of an aggressive, acute knee prosthetic infection due to F. nucleatum in a non-immunocompromised patient, unsuccessfully treated with a DAIR approach (Debridement + Antibiotics + Implant Retention)...
January 4, 2018: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303418/prosthetically-cad-cam-guided-bone-augmentation-of-atrophic-jaws-using-customized-titanium-mesh-preliminary-results-of-an-open-prospective-study
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Leonardo Ciocca, Giuseppe Lizio, Paolo Baldissara, Alessandro Sambuco, Roberto Scotti, Giuseppe Corinadesi
This study evaluated the outcomes of CAD-CAM customized titanium mesh used for prosthetically guided bone augmentation related to the occlusion driven implant position; to the vertical bone volume gain of mandible and maxilla; and to complications, like mesh exposure.. Nine patients scheduled for bone augmentation of atrophic sites were treated with custom titanium mesh and particulate bone grafts with autologous bone and anorganic bovine bone in a 1:1 ratio prior to implant surgery. The bone volume needed to augment was virtually projected based on implants position, width and length, and the mesh design was programmed for the necessary retaining screws...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299902/role-of-penile-prosthesis-in-priapism-a-review
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REVIEW
Amit G Reddy, Laith M Alzweri, Andrew T Gabrielson, Gabriel Leinwand, Wayne J G Hellstrom
Ischemic priapism is a urological emergency that has been associated with long-standing and irreversible adverse effects on erectile function. Studies have demonstrated a linear relationship between the duration of critically ischemic episodes and the subsequent development of corporal fibrosis and irreversible erectile function loss. Placement of a penile prosthesis is a well-established therapeutic option for the management of erectile dysfunction secondary to ischemic priapism, and will be the focus of this review...
January 2018: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296623/clarion-call-for-histopathological-clot-analysis-in-cryptogenic-ischemic-stroke-implications-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
#14
Sonu Bhaskar, Dennis Cordato, Cecilia Cappelen-Smith, Andrew Cheung, David Ledingham, David Celermajer, Christopher Levi
Diagnosis, treatment, and secondary management of cryptogenic stroke patients pose a formidable challenge. The scenario is further complicated in patients with native and prosthetic valvular heart disease. We present a case study of a 36-year-old man who received intravenous thrombolysis (IV-tPA) and endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) for presumed "cryptogenic" complete middle cerebral artery infarction who made a surprisingly excellent clinical recovery despite poor baseline and postintervention neuroimaging...
December 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296269/clinicomicrobiological-spectrum-of-infective-endocarditis-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-south-india
#15
Kanne Padmaja, Sukanya Sudhaharan, Lakshmi Vemu, Oruganti Sai Satish, Padmasri Chavali, Mamidi Neeraja
Background and Objectives: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a microbial infection of the endothelial surface of the cardiac-valves. Rapid diagnosis, effective treatment and prompt recognition of complications are essential, in order to improve the outcome. We retrospectively reviewed and determined the clinical characteristics, microbiological profile and management strategies of IE cases, changing microbial spectrum of pathogens and outcome in Native Valve Endocarditis (NVE) and Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis (PVE) cases...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291157/staphylococcus-epidermidis-isolates-from-nares-and-prosthetic-joint-infections-are-mupirocin-susceptible
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Lavin Salih, Staffan Tevell, Emeli Månsson, Åsa Nilsdotter-Augustinsson, Bengt Hellmark, Bo Söderquist
The objective of the present study was to investigate the antibiotic susceptibility including mupirocin among Staphylococcus. epidermidis isolated from prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) (n=183) and nasal isolates (n=75) from patients intended to undergo prosthetic joint replacements. Susceptibility to mupirocin (used for eradication of nasal carriership of Staphylococcus aureus) was investigated by gradient test, and susceptibility to various other antimicrobial agents was investigated by disc diffusion test...
2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288184/leak-study-design-of-a-nationwide-randomised-controlled-trial-to-find-the-best-way-to-treat-wound-leakage-after-primary-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
#17
Claudia A M Löwik, Frank-Christiaan Wagenaar, Walter van der Weegen, Rudolf W Poolman, Rob G H H Nelissen, Sjoerd K Bulstra, Yvette Pronk, Karin M Vermeulen, Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker, Inge van den Akker-Scheek, Martin Stevens, Paul C Jutte
INTRODUCTION: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are highly successful treatment modalities for advanced osteoarthritis. However, prolonged wound leakage after arthroplasty is linked to prosthetic joint infection (PJI), which is a potentially devastating complication. On the one hand, wound leakage is reported as a risk factor for PJI with a leaking wound acting as a porte d'entrée for micro-organisms. On the other hand, prolonged wound leakage can be a symptom of PJI...
December 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281992/rapidly-growing-mycobacterial-infection-a-recognized-cause-of-early-onset-prosthetic-joint-infection
#18
Anupop Jitmuang, Varah Yuenyongviwat, Keerati Charoencholvanich, Methee Chayakulkeeree
BACKGROUND: Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a major complication of total hip and total knee arthroplasty (THA, TKA). Although mycobacteria are rarely the causative pathogens, it is important to recognize and treat them differently from non-mycobacterial infections. This study aimed to compare the clinical characteristics, associated factors and long-term outcomes of mycobacterial and non-mycobacterial PJI. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case-control study of patients aged ≥18 years who were diagnosed with PJI of the hip or knee at Siriraj Hospital from January 2000 to December 2012...
December 28, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277390/guiding-the-non-bariatric-surgeon-through-complications-of-bariatric-surgery
#19
N Contival, B Menahem, T Gautier, Y Le Roux, A Alves
Complications in bariatric surgery are varied; they are severe at times but infrequent. They may be surgical or non-surgical, and may occur early or late. The goal of this systematic review is to inform and help the attending physician, the emergency physician and the non-bariatric surgeon who may be called upon to manage surgical complications that arise after adjustable gastric band (AGB), sleeve gastrectomy (SG), or gastric bypass (GBP). Data from evidence-based medicine were extracted from the literature by a review of the Medline database and also of the most recent recommendations of the learned societies implicated...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274863/total-knee-arthroplasty-with-the-medial-pivot-knee-system-clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-at-9-5-years-mean-follow-up
#20
M Dehl, Y Bulaïd, M Chelli, B Ramy, A Gabrion, E Havet, P Mertl
INTRODUCTION: The "ball-in-socket" design of the Medial-Pivot Knee System (MicroPort Orthopedics, Arlington, Tennessee, USA) aims to reproduce normal knee kinematics by medializing its rotational axis. The goal of this study was to measure knee range of motion (ROM) with this implant after a mean follow-up of 10 years and to report the survivorship and long-term clinical and radiological outcomes. We hypothesized the prosthetic knee would have at least 120 flexion at 10 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was retrospective, single-centre study of 74 Medial-Pivot knees implanted in 71 patients (average age of 69 years) between May 2005 and November 2007...
December 21, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
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