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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919631/right-atrial-myxoma-an-uncommon-presentation
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S K Shah, M Acharya, S I Alam, M A Hossain, M Aftabuddin
There are two types of tumors found in the cardiac chamber. These are divided into primary intra-cardiac tumors and secondary intra-cardiac tumors. Primary intra cardiac tumors are rare and among them 29% are myxomas. Majority of them are found in the left atrium. Here, we report a case of a myxoma in the right atrium with hepatomegaly and Hepatitis B virus infection. The coexistence of all these conditions is very rare. A 52 years old patient presented with history of shortness of breath on exertion along with fever and generalized weakness for 6 months which aggravated lately for last 2 months...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918433/procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-as-early-markers-of-postoperative-intra-abdominal-infection-in-patients-operated-on-colorectal-cancer
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E Domínguez-Comesaña, S M Estevez-Fernández, V López-Gómez, J Ballinas-Miranda, R Domínguez-Fernández
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of serum procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) for early diagnosis of postoperative intra-abdominal infections (PIAI) after elective surgery for colorectal cancer. METHODS: Prospective observational study including patients operated on for colorectal cancer between January and December of 2015 was performed. Serum PCT and CRP levels were measured before surgery and daily until postoperative day 3...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916971/emergency-room-visits-and-readmissions-following-implementation-of-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-ieras-program
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Trevor Wood, Mary-Anne Aarts, Allan Okrainec, Emily Pearsall, J Charles Victor, Marg McKenzie, Ori Rotstein, Robin S McLeod
BACKGROUND: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guidelines have been widely promoted and supported largely due to several studies showing decreased post-operative complications and length of stay. The objective of this study was to review the emergency room (ER) visits and readmission rates and reasons for both in patients who were part of the Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (iERAS) program for colorectal surgery. METHODS: All patients having elective colorectal surgery at 15 academic hospitals were enrolled in the iERAS program...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915395/effects-of-polymyxin-b-hemoperfusion-on-hemodynamics-and-prognosis-in-septic-shock-patients
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Chen-Tse Lee, Yu-Kang Tu, Yi-Chun Yeh, Tzu Chang, Po-Yuan Shih, Anne Chao, Hsing-Hao Huang, Ya-Jung Cheng, Yu-Chang Yeh
PURPOSE: We designed this study to examine the clinical effects of polymyxin B hemoperfusion (PMX-HP) in septic shock patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined the effects of PMX-HP in septic shock patients with intra-abdominal or gram-negative bacterial infection during October 2013-May 2016. A one-to-one matching between the PMX-HP and conventional groups was performed, and 28-day mortality, and change in inotropic score, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score, and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score at 24h in the two groups were compared...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913144/effect-of-pigtail-catheter-application-on-obstetric-outcomes-in-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-pregnancies-following-hyperstimulation-syndrome
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Pınar Çağlar Aytaç, Hakan Kalaycı, Selçuk Yetkinel, Didem Alkaş, Seda Yüksel Şimşek, Bülent Haydardedeoğlu, Esra Bulgan Kılıçdağ
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of percutaneous pigtail catheter drainage on the outcomes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) pregnancies following moderate or severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 189 patients hospitalized for OHSS following ICSI treatment in a tertiary in vitro fertilization unit between 2006 and 2014. Pigtail catheters were applied in 63 patients; the other 126 patients did not need that treatment...
June 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911880/pelvic-exenteration-for-gynecologic-malignancies-postoperative-complications-and-oncologic-outcomes
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A Romeo, M I Gonzalez, J Jaunarena, M E Zubieta, G Favre, J C Tejerizo
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate complications, morbidity and oncologic outcomes of pelvic exenteration as treatment for gynecologic malignancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, a total of 35 patients underwent pelvic exenteration, due to recurrence of gynecological cancer. Surgical outcomes, early and late postoperative complications, and recurrence/survival outcomes were assessed. RESULTS: Mean patient age was 53.8 years...
September 11, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890825/splenectomy-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-poorer-perioperative-outcomes-after-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-an-analysis-of-936-procedures
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Akshat Saxena, Winston Liauw, David L Morris
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on the impact of splenectomy on peri-operative outcomes after cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC). We report the largest series to date which addresses this topic. METHODS: Nine hundred and thirty six consecutive patients underwent CRS/HIPEC from 1996 to 2016 at a high-volume institution in Sydney, Australia. Of these, 418 (45%) underwent splenectomy. Peri-operative complications were graded according to the Clavien-Dindo Classification...
August 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882772/early-elective-versus-delayed-elective-surgery-in-acute-recurrent-diverticulitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Rao Muhammad Asaf Khan, Shahin Hajibandeh, Shahab Hajibandeh
OBJECTIVES: To investigate outcomes of early versus delayed surgery in patients with acute recurrent diverticulitis. METHODS: We performed a systematic review in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement standards. We conducted a search of electronic information sources, including MEDLINE; EMBASE; CINAHL; the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL); the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry; ClinicalTrials...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882013/antimicrobial-management-in-nosocomial-peritonitis-microbiota-drug-and-time
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REVIEW
A Montero, P Salgado Aranda, F Gilsanz, E Maseda
Complicated intra-abdominal infection requires surgical treatment and broad-spectrum empiric antibiotic treatment used early. The rapid spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria has become a serious threat, especially in critical care units. The excessive use of carbapenems has led to carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, leaving tigecycline and colistin as therapeutical options. The new antimicrobials, ceftazidime-avibactam and ceftolozane-tazobactam open new horizons in the treatment of multi-drug resistant Enterobacteriaceae...
September 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876594/salmonella-typhimurium-infected-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-endovascular-repair-with-secondary-aortoenteric-fistula-formation
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M Dickfos, K Garnham, J Jenkins
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a widely accepted and used technique for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). However, it comes with a unique set of complications, two of the rarer being infection and aorto-enteric fistula formation. Due to the infrequency of the situation, there are currently no guidelines for their management. A 75-year-old male presented with vague abdominal pain and fevers. He was diagnosed with an infected abdominal aortic EVAR stent graft on computer tomography imaging...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870051/-choices-of-methods-in-dividing-the-neck-of-pancreas-in-laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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R G Lin, H G Huang, Y C Chen, F C Lu, X C Lin, Y Y Yang, H Z Fang, C F Wang
Objective: To discuss the methods, skills and experiences of dividing the neck of pancreas in laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy(LPD). Methods: The clinical data of 58 patients with periampullary tumors who received LPD at the Union Hospital of Fujian Medical University from December 2014 to January 2017 were retrospectively analyzed.There were 26 males and 32 females, ranged from 18 to 65 years, with a mean age of (46±12)years. Results: All of the 58 patients underwent operation smoothly.Three cases underwent open anastomosis via an auxiliary incision after the total resection of specimen laparoscopically, due to the early learning curve of LPD...
September 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865218/determination-of-tigecycline-in-turkey-plasma-by-lc-ms-ms-validation-and-application-in-a-pharmacokinetic-study
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A Jasiecka-Mikołajczyk, J J Jaroszewski
Tigecycline (TIG), a novel glycylcycline antibiotic, plays an important role in the management of complicated skin and intra-abdominal infections. The available data lack any description of a method for determination of TIG in avian plasma. In our study, a selective, accurate and reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method was developed for the determination of TIG in turkey plasma. Sample preparation was based on protein precipitation and liquid-liquid extraction using 1,2-dichloroethane...
March 1, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859015/characteristics-and-risk-factors-of-late-onset-bloodstream-infection-beyond-six-months-after-liver-transplantation-in-children
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Munehiro Furuichi, Akinari Fukuda, Seisuke Sakamoto, Mureo Kasahara, Isao Miyairi
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infection (BSI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after pediatric liver transplantation (LT). However, most studies have focused on BSI occurring within a few months after LT. In this study, we evaluated the characteristics of BSI occurring beyond six months after pediatric LT. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study at a pediatric LT center in Japan from November 2005 to March 2016. We evaluated the causative organisms and site of late-onset BSI in children ≤18 years of age...
August 28, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858116/risk-factors-of-mortality-in-bloodstream-infections-caused-by-klebsiella-pneumonia-a-single-center-retrospective-study-in-china
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Lanyu Li, Huan Huang
The prevalence of Klebsiella pneumonia bloodstream infections (KP-BSIs) is increasing worldwide. Few study reports focus on the KP-BSIs published in Mainland China over the previous years. This study aimed to describe the risk factors of mortality from KP-BSIs.A retrospective study was conducted in a teaching hospital in Shanghai, China, for a period of 4 years. Risk factors related to the patient mortality were analyzed using the binary logistic regression model.Of 104 patients with KP-BSIs, the overall 30-day mortality rate was 25%...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858072/surgical-outcomes-in-vedolizumab-treated-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Amy L Lightner, Nicholas P McKenna, Sara Moncrief, John H Pemberton, Laura E Raffals, Kellie L Mathis
BACKGROUND: Surgical outcomes and pouch outcomes in the setting of vedolizumab remains poorly understood. We sought to determine the rate of 30-day postoperative surgical infectious complications and pouch-specific complications among patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) who received vedolizumab within 12 weeks of surgery. METHODS: A retrospective chart review between 5/1/2014 and 12/31/2016 of all adult patients with UC who underwent an abdominal operation was performed...
August 29, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858042/yield-of-anaerobic-blood-cultures-in-pediatric-emergency-department-patients
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Itai Gross, Oren Gordon, Wiessam Abu Ahmad, Shmuel Benenson, Ben Simon Piatkowski, Smadar Eventov-Friedman, Saar Hashavya
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Anaerobic bacteremia is rare in children and current recommendations advocate against the routine use of anaerobic cultures in children. However, the incidence of anaerobic bacteremia and the utility of anaerobic blood cultures in children have not been assessed in recent years. Our pediatric emergency department (PED) policy still supports the use of both aerobic and anaerobic blood cultures in all cases of suspected bacteremia. This allowed us to re-evaluate the yield of anaerobic cultures in PED settings...
August 26, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846501/rapid-source-control-laparotomy-is-there-a-mortality-benefit
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James Vogler, Laura Bagwell, Leslie Hart, Sharon Holmes, Jason Sciaretta, John Mihran Davis
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the influence rapid source-control laparotomy (RSCL) has on the mortality rate in non-trauma patients with intra-abdominal infection. The hypothesis was that RSCL reduces deaths and hospital lengths of stay (LOS) in patients compared with definitive repair and primary fascial closure (PFC). METHODS: The International Classification of Diseases-10 codes for sepsis, gastric and duodenal ulcer perforation or hemorrhage, incisional or ventral hernia with obstruction, intestinal volvulus, ileus with obstruction, diverticulitis with perforation or abscess, vascular disorder of intestine, non-traumatic intestinal perforation, peritoneal abscess, and unspecified peritonitis were used to query the 2015 National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) database for all patients treated with either RSCL or PFC...
August 28, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841096/unmet-needs-in-the-management-of-intra-abdominal-infections
#18
Philippe Montravers, Parvine Tashk, Alexy Tran Dinh
Intra-abdominal infections remain a leading cause of death, morbidity and resource use in surgical wards and intensive care units. The growing complexity of their management has led to new paradigms and unresolved issues in anti-infective therapy described in the current review. Areas covered: We analyzed the literature, recent guidelines, and expert opinions published over the last decade. Expert commentary: Prospective randomized trials are difficult to perform and observational studies or database analyses should be encouraged...
September 1, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839364/omega-3-fish-oil-reduces-mortality-due-to-severe-sepsis-with-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-grade-iii
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Huaisheng Chen, Wei Wang, Chengying Hong, Ming Zhang, Yingcai Hong, Su Wang, Huadong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Sepsis plays an important role in acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI). Our research was designed to determine the effects of omega-3 fish oil (FO) in patients suffering from severe sepsis combined with AGI III, and the ability of FO to modulate immune function. METHODS: Seventy-eight patients diagnosed with severe sepsis with AGI III and a need for mechanical ventilation were randomized to two groups. In the FO group, 50 g of long chain fatty acid soybean oil (n = 6) and 10 g of FO (n = 3) were administered as total parenteral nutrition (TPN)...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837364/to-which-extent-can-we-decrease-antibiotic-duration-in-critically-ill-patients
#20
José Garnacho-Montero, Angel Arenzana-Seisdedos, Jan De Waele, Marin H Kollef
Inadequate empirical antibiotic therapy is associated with higher mortality in critically ill patients with severe infections. Nevertheless, prolonged duration of antibiotic treatment is also potentially harmful. Development of new infections with more resistant pathogens is one of the arguments against the administration of prolonged courses of antibiotics. Areas covered: We aim to describe the optimal duration of antimicrobial therapy in the most common infections affecting critically ill patients. A literature search was performed to identify all clinical trials, observational studies, meta-analysis, and reviews about this topic from PubMed...
August 24, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
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