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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679383/shortened-courses-of-antibiotics-for-bacterial-infections-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Alexandra M Hanretty, Jason C Gallagher
BACKGROUND: Commonly prescribed durations of therapy for many, if not most, bacterial infections are not evidence-based. Misunderstandings by clinicians and patients alike influence perspectives on antibiotic use, including duration of therapy and its role in antibiotic resistance. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that shorter durations of antibiotic therapy are as efficacious as longer durations for many infections. DATA SOURCES: A systematic review of English language articles using PubMed were identified for inclusion...
April 20, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679108/fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-for-diagnosing-periprosthetic-hip-infection-the-importance-of-diagnostic-criteria
#2
Steven J Verberne, Olivier P P Temmerman, Ben Hai Vuong, Pieter G Raijmakers
BACKGROUND: Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is a novel method of assessing suspected periprosthetic hip infection. However, a heterogeneity of sensitivity and specificity using different diagnostic criteria across clinical studies has been published. The objective of this study is to evaluate the various diagnostic criteria using FDG-PET in diagnosing periprosthetic hip infection. METHODS: FDG-PET scans of patients suffering from painful hip prostheses between 2008 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 20, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677225/occlusive-titanium-barrier-for-immediate-bone-augmentation-of-severely-resorbed-alveolar-sockets-with-secondary-soft-tissue-healing-a-2-year-case-series
#3
Fabio Perret, Federica Romano, Francesco Ferrarotti, Mario Aimetti
This case series evaluated bone dimensional changes following the application of an occlusive titanium barrier on severely resorbed fresh extraction sockets to achieve bone regeneration. Six extraction sites with buccal bone loss were filled with a xenograft and covered with a titanium plate fixed by two miniscrews and left intentionally exposed. No infection occurred. After 4 months of healing, sufficient hard tissue had formed to allow implant insertion. Mean vertical bone gain was 7.3 ± 2.2 mm at the buccal side and 4...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675986/efficacy-and-safety-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-acute-and-chronic-soft-tissue-wounds-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Li Zhang, Xiao-Bing Fu, Shuo Chen, Zhan-Bo Zhao, Christoph Schmitz, Chang-Shui Weng
This study aimed to evaluate and compare the effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and conventional wound therapy (CWT) for acute and chronic soft tissue wounds. All English-language articles on ESWT for acute and chronic soft tissue wounds indexed in PubMed, Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Library, Physiotherapy Evidence Database, and HealthSTAR published prior to June 2017 were included, as well as corresponding articles cited in reference lists of related review articles...
April 19, 2018: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675625/multidetector-ct-of-iatrogenic-and-self-inflicted-vascular-lesions-and-infections-at-the-groin
#5
REVIEW
Massimo Tonolini, Anna Maria Ierardi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Domenico Laganà
The number and complexity of endovascular procedures performed via either arterial or venous access are steadily increasing. Albeit associated with higher morbidity compared to the radial approach, the traditional common femoral artery remains the preferred access site in a variety of cardiac, aortic, oncologic and peripheral vascular procedures. Both transarterial and venous cannulation (for electrophysiology, intravenous laser ablation and central catheterisation) at the groin may result in potentially severe vascular access site complications (VASC)...
April 19, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673880/french-hospital-discharge-database-pmsi-and-bacterial-resistance-is-coding-adapted-to-hospital-epidemiology
#6
L de Léotoing, F Barbier, A Dinh, D Breilh, G Chaize, A Vainchtock, L Levy-Bachelot, C Bensoussan, S Dramard, J Fernandes
OBJECTIVE: A preliminary analysis of data consistency on different types of bacterial resistance by infection site and causative agents was conducted using the French hospital discharge database (French acronym PMSI) to assess the use of the database in a national cartography tool. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hospital stays in medical, surgical, and obstetrical units were extracted from the 2014 PMSI database using the ICD-10 diagnosis codes. Bacterial infections, causative agents, and resistance corresponding to these stays were also identified...
April 17, 2018: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673319/carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-mexico-report-of-seven-non-clonal-cases-in-a-pediatric-hospital
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Alejandra Aquino-Andrade, Jocelin Merida-Vieyra, Eduardo Arias de la Garza, Patricia Arzate-Barbosa, Agustín De Colsa Ranero
BACKGROUND: Carbapenemases-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are a worldwide public health emergency. In Mexico, reports of CPE are limited, particularly in the pediatric population. Here, we describe the clinical, epidemiological, and molecular characteristics of seven consecutive cases in a third-level pediatric hospital in Mexico City over a four-month period during 2016. RESULTS: The Enterobacteriaceae identified were three Escherichia coli strains (producing OXA-232, NDM-1 and KPC-2), two Klebsiella pneumoniae strains (producing KPC-2 and NDM-1), one Klebsiella oxytoca strain producing OXA-48 and one Enterobacter cloacae strain producing NDM-1...
April 19, 2018: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672589/neutrophil-killing-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-by-intra-and-extracellular-mechanisms
#8
Kenneth C Malcolm, Silvia M Caceres, Kerstin Pohl, Katie R Poch, Audrey Bernut, Laurent Kremer, Donna L Bratton, Jean-Louis Herrmann, Jerry A Nick
Mycobacterium abscessus, a rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacterium, are increasingly present in soft tissue infections and chronic lung diseases, including cystic fibrosis, and infections are characterized by growth in neutrophil-rich environments. M. abscessus is observed as two distinct smooth and rough morphotypes. The environmental smooth morphotype initiates infection and has a relatively limited ability to activate neutrophils. The rough morphotype has increased virulence and immunogenicity. However, the neutrophil response to the rough morphotype has not been explored...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672405/necrotizing-soft-tissue-infection-diagnostic-accuracy-of-physical-examination-imaging-and-lrinec-score-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shannon M Fernando, Alexandre Tran, Wei Cheng, Bram Rochwerg, Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Andrew J E Seely, Kenji Inaba, Jeffrey J Perry
OBJECTIVE: We sought to summarize accuracy of physical examination, imaging, and Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis (LRINEC) score in diagnosis of necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) in adults with a soft tissue infection clinically concerning for NSTI. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: NSTI is a life-threatening diagnosis. Delay to diagnosis and surgical management is associated with increased mortality. METHODS: We searched 6 databases from inception through November 2017...
April 18, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671865/diabetes-and-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study-statistical-analysis-plan
#10
A Rosén, P Arnell, M B Madsen, B G Nedrebø, A Norrby-Teglund, O Hyldegaard, V M Dos Santos, F Bergey, E Saccenti, S Skrede
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are rare but carry a high morbidity and mortality. The multicenter INFECT project aims to improve the understanding of the pathogenesis, clinical characteristics, diagnosis, and prognosis of NSTIs. This article describes the study outline and statistical analyses that will be used. METHODS: Within the framework of INFECT project, patients with NSTI at 5 Scandinavian hospitals are enrolled in a prospective observational cohort study...
April 19, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671380/removal-of-benign-superficial-masses-using-the-trivex-system-preliminary-clinical-results
#11
Sheng-Jun Duan, Run-Zhu Jiang, Ying-Xin Zhang, Hua-Shui Liu, Nai-Shun Zhang, Shi-Ye Zhang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Transilluminated powered phlebectomy using the TriVex system is a new procedure for minimally invasive varicose vein surgery. We used the TriVex system for the removal of benign superficial subcutaneous soft tissue masses, and we also achieved satisfactory clinical effects. The objective of this study was to explore the feasibility, benefits, and technique-related complications of using the TriVex system for the removal of benign superficial masses as a novel and minimally invasive surgical technique...
April 1, 2018: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668758/clostridium-sordellii-outer-spore-proteins-maintain-spore-structural-integrity-and-promote-bacterial-clearance-from-the-gastrointestinal-tract
#12
Rebecca Rabi, Sarah Larcombe, Rommel Mathias, Sheena McGowan, Milena Awad, Dena Lyras
Bacterial spores play an important role in disease initiation, transmission and persistence. In some species, the exosporium forms the outermost structure of the spore and provides the first point of contact between the spore and the environment. The exosporium may also be involved in spore adherence, protection and germination. Clostridium sordellii is a highly lethal, spore forming pathogen that causes soft-tissue infections, enteritis and toxic-shock syndrome. Despite the importance of C. sordellii spores in disease, spore proteins from this bacterium have not been defined or interrogated functionally...
April 18, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667186/infectious-diseases-in-older-adults-of-long-term-care-facilities-update-on-approach-to-diagnosis-and-management
#13
REVIEW
Robin L P Jump, Christopher J Crnich, Lona Mody, Suzanne F Bradley, Lindsay E Nicolle, Thomas T Yoshikawa
The diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases in older adults in long-term care facilities (LTCFs), particularly nursing facilities, remains a challenge for all health providers who care for this population. This review provides updated information on the currently most important challenges of infectious diseases in LTCFs. With the increasing prescribing of antibiotics in older adults, particularly in LTCFs, the topic of antibiotic stewardship is presented in this review. Following this discussion, salient points on clinical relevance, clinical presentation, diagnostic approach, therapy, and prevention are discussed for skin and soft tissue infections, infectious diarrhea (Clostridium difficile and norovirus infections), bacterial pneumonia, and urinary tract infection, as well as some of the newer approaches to preventive interventions in the LTCF setting...
April 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667040/management-of-superficial-and-deep-seated-staphylococcus-aureus-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-staphnet-cohort
#14
Abraham Alabi, Theckla Kazimoto, Marthe Lebughe, Delfino Vubil, Patrick Phaku, Inacio Mandomando, Winfried V Kern, Salim Abdulla, Alexander Mellmann, Lena Peitzmann, Markus Bischoff, Georg Peters, Mathias Herrmann, Martin P Grobusch, Frieder Schaumburg, Siegbert Rieg
PURPOSE: The incidence of Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) is high in sub-Saharan Africa. This is fueled by a high prevalence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), which can be associated with necrotizing disease. The aim was to describe the clinical presentation and the treatment of SSTI in the African setting and to identify challenges in the management. METHODS: Patients (n = 319) were recruited in DR Congo (n = 56, 17.6%), Gabon (n = 89, 27...
April 17, 2018: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664881/tibial-fracture-nonunion-and-time-to-healing-following-reamed-intramedullary-nailing-risk-factors-based-on-a-single-centre-review-of-1003-patients
#15
Hannah L Dailey, Katherine A Wu, Ping-Shi Wu, Margaret M McQueen, Charles M Court-Brown
OBJECTIVE: To determine factors associated with nonunion of adult tibial fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective review with data collection for logistic regression and survival analysis. SETTING: Scottish Level I trauma centre, 1985 to 2007. PATIENTS: During this period, 1,590 adult tibial fractures were treated by reamed nailing and 1,003 met all inclusion criteria for the chosen analysis. INTERVENTION: Reamed intramedullary nailing...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661929/arginase-1-expression-in-myeloid-cells-regulates-s-aureus-planktonic-but-not-biofilm-infection
#16
Kelsey J Yamada, Cortney E Heim, Amy L Aldrich, Casey M Gries, Anna G Staudacher, Tammy Kielian
S. aureus is a leading cause of device-associated biofilm infections, which represent a serious health care concern based on their chronicity and antibiotic resistance. We previously reported that S. aureus biofilms preferentially recruit myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), which promote monocyte and macrophage anti-inflammatory properties. This is associated with increased myeloid arginase-1 (Arg-1) expression, which has been linked to anti-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic activity that are observed during S...
April 16, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661109/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-infections-in-custodial-populations-a-systematic-review
#17
Leigh Haysom, Melanie Cross, Rebecca Anastasas, Elizabeth Moore, Stephen Hampton
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in prisons can result in serious morbidity and death. We reviewed rates and risk factors for MRSA infection in custody, searching Medline, EMBASE, and CINAHL databases. Between 1997 and 2015, 17 studies reported MRSA skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), with four case reports of MRSA non-SSTI (necrotizing pneumonias, brain abscess, and epiduritis). Significant associations with MRSA SSTI were found: MRSA colonization, previous skin infection, sharing soap or personal items, SSTI presenting as an abscess or furuncle, younger age, non-Caucasian, overweight, communal laundering, infrequent handwashing, lower hygiene score...
April 2018: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659771/infectious-complications-after-deployment-trauma-following-wounded-united-states-military-personnel-into-veterans-affairs-care
#18
Jay R McDonald, Stephen Y Liang, Ping Li, Salwa Maalouf, Clinton K Murray, Amy C Weintrob, Elizabeth R Schnaubelt, Janis Kuhn, Anuradha Ganesan, William Bradley, David R Tribble
Background: Infectious complications related to deployment trauma significantly contribute to the morbidity and mortality impacting wounded service members. The Trauma Infectious Disease Outcomes Study (TIDOS) collects data on U.S. military personnel injured in Iraq and Afghanistan in an observational cohort study of infectious complications. Patients enrolled in TIDOS may also consent to follow-up through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We present data from the first 337 TIDOS enrollees to receive VA healthcare...
April 6, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658485/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-its-use-in-medical-emergencies-and-its-development-in-hong-kong
#19
J Ks Leung, R Pk Lam
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is widely accepted as life-saving treatment for decompression illness. Yet its use in acute carbon monoxide poisoning has remained controversial because of inconsistent findings in clinical trials. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has an adjunctive role in managing gas gangrene, necrotising soft-tissue infection, and crush injury, as supported by case series. Several cases have been reported in the literature detailing the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in patients with severe anaemia in whom blood transfusion is not possible...
April 2018: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657725/adherence-rate-of-quality-of-care-indicators-for-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-is-extremely-low-in-japanese-emergency-and-critical-care-departments-a-multicenter-retrospective-observational-study
#20
Kyohei Miyamoto, Seiya Kato, Junichi Kitayama, Junpei Okawa, Ayana Okamoto, Jun Kamei, Kazuhisa Yoshiya, Hideki Asai, Shingo Adachi, Hidekazu Yukioka, Hiroshi Akimoto, Kazuo Okuchi
Aim: Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia causes significant morbidity and mortality and requires specific management to prevent complications. Most studies evaluating quality of care have been carried out in Europe and North America, and accurate epidemiological data are lacking in Asia. We aimed to describe the epidemiology and evaluate the quality of care for S. aureus bacteremia in Japan. Methods: From February 2011 to January 2014, we undertook a multicenter retrospective observational study in 10 departments of emergency and critical care in Japan...
April 2018: Acute Medicine & Surgery
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