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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033917/newly-isolated-bacteriophages-from-the-podoviridae-siphoviridae-and-myoviridae-families-have-variable-effects-on-putative-novel-dickeya-spp
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Špela Alič, Tina Naglič, Magda Tušek-Žnidarič, Maja Ravnikar, Nejc Rački, Matjaž Peterka, Tanja Dreo
Soft rot pathogenic bacteria from the genus Dickeya cause severe economic losses in orchid nurseries worldwide, and there is no effective control currently available. In the last decade, the genus Dickeya has undergone multiple changes as multiple new taxa have been described, and just recently a new putative Dickeya species was reported. This study reports the isolation of three bacteriophages active against putative novel Dickeya spp. isolates from commercially produced infected orchids that show variable host-range profiles...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033439/a-case-of-trauma-wound-related-infection-caused-by-enterobacter-cancerogenus-and-aeromonas-hydrophilia
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Yoshiro Hadano, Keiichi Tamagawa, Kiyofumi Ohkusu
We herein describe a case of trauma-related wound infection with a subcutaneous abscess caused by both Enterobacter cancerogenus and Aeromonas hydrophila. An 89-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our hospital because of an injury that he had suffered in a car accident. The right dorsal region of the foot around the wound was reddish and swelling. The pus culture on his right foot grew E. cancerogenus and A. hydrophila. The patient was successfully treated with a 10-day course of meropenem and a 25-day course of levofloxacin...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028632/procalcitonin-as-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-marker-in-diabetic-foot-infection-a-current-literature-review
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Dimitrios Velissaris, Nikolaos-Dimitrios Pantzaris, Christina Platanaki, Nikolina Antonopoulou, Charalampos Gogos
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a very common cause of mortality and morbidity. The distinction between infected and non-infected DFU remains a very challenging task for clinicians in everyday practice. Even when infection is documented, the spectrum of diabetic foot infection is wide, ranging from cellulitis and soft tissue infection to osteomyelitis. Procalcitonin (PCT), a well-established sepsis biomarker, has been used in the diagnosis of several infections including osteomyelitis in patients with diabetes mellitus...
October 11, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026866/a-prospective-observational-study-of-the-epidemiology-management-and-outcomes-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-due-to-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae
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Oryan Henig, Eric Cober, Sandra S Richter, Federico Perez, Robert A Salata, Robert C Kalayjian, Richard R Watkins, Steve Marshall, Susan D Rudin, T Nicholas Domitrovic, Andrea M Hujer, Kristine M Hujer, Yohei Doi, Scott Evans, Vance G Fowler, Robert A Bonomo, David van Duin, Keith S Kaye
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to characterize the epidemiology, management, and outcomes of skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) and colonization due to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). METHODS: Patients from the Consortium on Resistance Against Carbapenem in Klebsiella and Other Enterobacteriaceae (CRACKLE-1) from December 24, 2011 to October 1, 2014 with wound cultures positive for CRE were included in the study. Predictors of surgical intervention were analyzed...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026630/sinister-seafood-bacteraemia-secondary-to-non-o1-o139-vibrio-cholerae-infection
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Maxime J Billick, Philip W Lam, Isaac I Bogoch
Introduction.Vibrio species are curved, motile Gram-negative bacilli found in estuarine and marine environments, and are known to cause to gastroenteritis, skin and soft tissue infections, and septicaemia. While not responsible for cholera epidemics, non-O1/O139 Vibrio cholerae (NOVC) is increasingly reported as a cause of gastroenteritis. Case presentation. A 66-year-old man presented to an emergency department with a 1 week history of epigastric pain, emesis and fever. Blood cultures drawn on admission initially demonstrated Gram-negative bacilli, and ultimately grew NOVC, which was later confirmed by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight MS...
July 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025616/the-peroneus-brevis-flap-in-the-treatment-of-bone-infections-of-the-lower-limb
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Andrea Antonini, Carlo Rossello, Carlo Salomone, Giovanni Riccio, Lamberto Felli, Giorgio Burastero
The Peroneus Brevis Flap is a described option for the soft tissue coverage and for small bone gap reconstruction in the lower third of the lower leg, where few other local flaps are available and reliable. We analysed retrospectively a case series of 11 consecutive patients whose age ranged from 31 to 87 years (mean 56), who underwent a reconstruction with a PB flap in the treatment of post-traumatic bone infections from October 2010 to February 2012. In our series, only one patient at a 3 year minimum follow-up showed recurrence of the bone infection and required further surgical treatment...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025602/complex-tibial-plateau-fractures-a-retrospective-study-and-proposal-of-treatment-algorithm
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Amerigo Menghi, Giuseppe Mazzitelli, Emanuele Marzetti, Francesco Barberio, Emanuela D'Angelo, Giulio Maccauro
INTRODUCTION: Complex tibial plateau fractures are characterized by compression and sinking of one or both the articular surfaces. In this study, we evaluated clinical and radiological outcomes in patients with 41.C1,41.C2,41.C3 fractures according to AO classification. We also provide a specific therapeutic algorithm for each type of fracture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in 43 patients who underwent surgical treatment for complex tibial plateau fractures and were followed for a minimum of 12 months...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023006/expression-profile-of-stress-responsive-arabidopsis-thaliana-mirnas-and-their-target-genes-in-response-to-inoculation-with-pectobacterium-carotovorum-subsp-carotovorum
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A T Djami-Tchatchou, K Ntushelo
BACKGROUND: Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (Pcc) is a soft rot bacterium which upon entry into the plant macerates plant tissues by producing plant cell wall degrading enzymes. It has a wide host range which includes carrot, potato, tomato, leafy greens, squash and other cucurbits, onion, green peppers and cassava. During plant-microbe interactions, one of the ways of plant response to pathogen infection is through the small RNA silencing mechanism. Under pathogen attack the plant utilizes microRNAs to regulate gene expression by means of mediating gene silencing at transcriptional and post-transcriptional level...
2017: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences: PJBS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022273/staphylococcus-lugdunensis-infections-of-the-skin-and-soft-tissue-a-case-series-and-review
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Lucas A Heldt Manica, Philip R Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Staphylococcus lugdunensis (S. lugdunensis) is a coagulase-negative, Gram-positive bacterium that can be isolated as a component of normal skin flora in humans. However, more recently, it has also been documented as a culprit in skin and soft tissue infections. We describe the clinical features of five individuals with S. lugdunensis-associated skin infections. We review the characteristics of other patients that were previously described with this organism as the causative agent of skin infection...
October 11, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021877/determining-if-positive-predictive-value-using-laboratory-risk-indicator-for-necrotising-fasciitis-is-applicable-in-malaysian-patients-with-necrotising-fasciitis
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A Syed, T Alvin, A Fazrina, R Abdul
Introduction: Necrotising fasciitis (NF) is a rapidly progressive infection of the subcutaneous tissue and fascia which spreads rapidly. The scoring system of Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotising Fasciitis (LRINEC) developed by Wong et al has been proposed as a tool for distinguishing NF and other soft tissue infections (STI) in Singapore. We set out to establish whether the LRINEC score is applicable in our Malaysian setting. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study of all patients admitted to our hospital diagnosed with NF or To Rule Out NF (TRO NF) between January 1st 2016 to 30th June 2016...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020448/preparation-of-tc99m-labeled-pseudomonas-bacteriophage-without-adversely-impacting-infectivity-or-biodistribution
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Derek Holman, Matthew P Lungren, Jonathan Hardy, Christopher H Contag, Francis G Blankenberg
Bacteriophages (phages) are ubiquitous viruses which have adapted to infect and replicate within target bacteria, their only known hosts, in a strain specific fashion with minimal cross infectivity. The recent steep rise in antibiotic resistance throughout the world has renewed interest in adapting phages for the imaging and treatment of bacterial infection in humans. In this article, we describe the current limitations surrounding the radiolabeling of phage for the imaging and treatment of bacterial infection and methods to overcome these difficulties...
October 11, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020322/trends-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-hospitalizations-in-the-united-states-2010-2014
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Eili Y Klein, Nestor Mojica, Wendi Jiang, Sara E Cosgrove, Edward Septimus, Daniel J Morgan, Ramanan Laxminarayan
Reports have suggested declines in incidence of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Our analysis of data from the National Inpatient Sample shows that the decrease in MRSA-related hospitalizations between 2010 and 2014 was primarily due to declines in skin- and soft-tissue infections. Invasive MRSA-related hospitalizations remained largely unchanged.
July 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020285/impact-of-systemic-antibiotics-on-staphylococcus-aureus-colonization-and-recurrent-skin-infection
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Patrick G Hogan, Marcela Rodriguez, Allison M Spenner, Jennifer M Brenneisen, Mary G Boyle, Melanie L Sullivan, Stephanie A Fritz
Background: Staphylococcus aureus colonization poses risk for subsequent skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI). We hypothesized that including systemic antibiotics in the management of S. aureus SSTI, in conjunction with incision and drainage, would reduce S. aureus colonization and incidence of recurrent infection. Methods: We prospectively evaluated 383 children with S. aureus SSTI requiring incision and drainage and S. aureus colonization in the anterior nares, axillae, or inguinal folds at baseline screening...
August 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017862/emergency-repair-of-upper-extremity-large-soft-tissue-and-vascular-injuries-with-flow-through-anterolateral-thigh-free-flaps
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Yi Zhan, Guo Fu, Xiang Zhou, Bo He, Li-Wei Yan, Qing-Tang Zhu, Li-Qiang Gu, Xiao-Lin Liu, Jian Qi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Complex extremity trauma commonly involves both soft tissue and vascular injuries. Traditional two-stage surgical repair may delay rehabilitation and functional recovery, as well as increase the risk of infections. We report a single-stage reconstructive surgical method that repairs soft tissue defects and vascular injuries with flow-through free flaps to improve functional outcomes. METHODS: Between March 2010 and December 2016 in our hospital, 5 patients with severe upper extremity trauma received single-stage reconstructive surgery, in which a flow-through anterolateral thigh free flap was applied to repair soft tissue defects and vascular injuries simultaneously...
October 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990692/functional-results-of-free-tissue-transfer-for-complex-heel-calcaneal-defects
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Chang-Yi Chou, Hao-Yu Chiao, Chi-Yu Wang, Yu-Shan Sun, Chin-Ta Lin, Niann-Tzyy Dai, Shyi-Gen Chen, Shun-Cheng Chang
BACKGROUND: Loss of soft tissue in heel-calcaneal region is frequently caused by trauma, infection, or tumors. Limited availability of similar tissue becomes challenging, therefore, the use of free tissue transfer offers a solution. Our aim is to describe long term functional outcome of different free tissue transfers for these defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 24 consecutive cases of the heel-calcaneal defect between January 2009 and December 2014...
October 9, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989265/technical-considerations-in-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-acl-reconstruction-for-operative-techniques-in-orthopaedics
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Jeremy M Burnham, Elmar Herbst, Thierry Pauyo, Thomas Pfeiffer, Darren L Johnson, Freddie H Fu, Volker Musahl
As the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction continues to increase, the rate of revision surgery continues to climb. Revision surgery has inherent challenges that must be addressed in order to achieve successful results. The cause of the primary ACL reconstruction failure should be determined, and careful preoperative planning should be performed to address the cause(s) of failure. Each patient undergoing revision surgery should undergo a thorough history and physical examination, receive full length alignment radiographs, lateral radiographs, 45-degree flexion weight-bearing postero-anterior radiographs, and patellofemoral radiographs...
March 2017: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982834/how-biomarkers-reflect-the-prognosis-and-treatment-of-necrotising-soft-tissue-infections-and-the-effects-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-the-protocol-of-the-prospective-cohort-protreat-study-conducted-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-copenhagen-denmark
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Peter Polzik, Pär I Johansson, Ole Hyldegaard
INTRODUCTION: Not enough is known regarding the prognosis and treatment of necrotising soft tissue infections (NSTIs). Mortality has been shown to be 25%-35%, with survivors coping with amputations and prolonged rehabilitation. This study will evaluate soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) as a possible prognostic marker of NSTI severity and mortality, as well as whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can modulate markers of endothelial damage during NSTI. We hypothesise that in patients with NSTI, suPAR can provide prognostic risk assessment on hospital admission and that HBOT can reduce the endothelial damage that these patients are exposed to...
October 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980174/a-24-month-evaluation-of-a-percutaneous-osseointegrated-limb-skin-interface-in-an-ovine-amputation-model
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Sujee Jeyapalina, James Peter Beck, Jayant Agarwal, Kent N Bachus
Percutaneous osseointegrated (OI) prostheses directly connect an artificial limb to the residual appendicular skeleton via a permanently implanted endoprosthesis with a bridging connector that protrudes through the skin. The resulting stoma produces unique medical and biological challenges. Previously, a study using a large animal amputation model indicated that infection could be largely prevented, for at least a 12-month period, but the terminal epithelium continued to downgrow. The current study was undertaken to test the longer-term efficacy of this implant construct to maintain a stable skin-implant interface for 24 months...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978607/necrotising-fasciitis-a-ticking-time-bomb
#19
Carlijn H L van Sambeek, Sander F van Stigt, Lars Brouwers, Mike Bemelman
Necrotising fasciitis (NF) is a destructive bacterial infection and has often been described in media reports as a 'flesh-eating disease', which if diagnosed late is associated with worse outcome. Unfortunately, diagnosing NF is difficult due to the similar presentation of NF compared with other types of skin and soft tissue infections. The early presentation of NF only shows tenderness, swelling, erythema and warm skin. Moreover, NF is normally accompanied with aberrant laboratory findings, mainly elevated C reactive protein (CRP) levels...
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978574/in-the-setting-of-paediatric-osteomyelitis-do-not-be-afraid-to-cast-an-eye
#20
Rebecca Anne Russell, Edina Moylett
The case commences with an innocuous right ankle injury (lateral malleolus), for which the patient, a 9-year-old boy, was placed in a temporary cast at his local hospital. Three days following this incident, the patient was diagnosed with new-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus. He was admitted to his local hospital with severe diabetic ketoacidosis appropriately treated and subsequently discharged c.1 week later clinically well. Approximately 1 week later, again he presented for a third time with a significant serosanguinous discharge from the site of the initial injury permeating through the temporary cast in place for c...
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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