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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141566/perioperative-levels-of-adiponectin-and-oxidative-stress-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-abdominal-surgery-for-cancer
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Cosimo Chelazzi, Gianluca Villa, Paola Mancinelli, Matteo Becatti, Maria Boddi, Mirella Coppo, Stefano Romagnoli
BACKGROUND: Low circulating levels of adiponectin are associated with the occurrence of infection after surgery in patients with cancer. Data are lacking on whether surgical stress is associated with a reduction in circulating levels of adiponectin. Furthermore, the relationships between oxidative stress and postoperative complications have not been investigated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the pre-, intra-, and postoperative levels of adiponectin in patients who underwent major abdominal surgery for malignancy and their association with postoperative complications...
November 14, 2017: Anti-inflammatory & Anti-allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138583/efficacy-of-intravenous-tigecycline-in-patients-with-acinetobacter-complex-infections-results-from-14-phase-iii-and-phase-iv-clinical-trials
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130230/-protective-measures-in-laparoscopic-resection-for-upper-or-mid-rectal-cancer-and-sigmoid-colon-cancer-with-transrectal-specimen-extraction-surgery
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Chuangang Fu, Zhuqing Zhou, Junyi Han, Bin Lu, Wei Gao, Zhe Zhu, Qixin Jiang, Fang Ji, Tao Du
OBJECTIVE: To introduce the use of a self-made specimen protective sleeve in laparoscopic resection for upper or mid rectal cancer and sigmoid colon cancer with transrectal specimen extraction surgery and the improvement of implantation method, so as to avoid and reduce bacterial contamination and tumor cell dissemination in abdominal cavity. METHODS: During June 2015 and May 2017, 48 cases of high located rectal or sigmoid colon cancer were operated laparoscopically with natural orifices specimen extraction surgery (NOSES) using a self-made specimen protecting sleeve...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126416/adjunctive-use-of-physostigmine-salicylate-anticholium%C3%A2-in-perioperative-sepsis-and-septic-shock-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-monocentric-trial-anticholium%C3%A2-per-se
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Johannes B Zimmermann, Nadine Pinder, Thomas Bruckner, Monika Lehmann, Johann Motsch, Thorsten Brenner, Torsten Hoppe-Tichy, Stefanie Swoboda, Markus A Weigand, Stefan Hofer
BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock remain a major challenge, even in modern intensive care. In Germany, about 68,000 patients die annually because of septic diseases, characterized by a complex systemic inflammatory response. Causal treatment of the underlying infection is essential for successful management of sepsis, but the course can be positively influenced by supportive and adjuvant measures. The cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAP) represents a new approach to adjunctive therapy of septic diseases and can be pharmacologically activated by the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor physostigmine (Anticholium®)...
November 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124727/untargeted-antifungal-therapy-in-adult-patients-with-complicated-intra-abdominal-infection-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
M W Petersen, A Perner, F Ravn, F Sjövall, M H Møller
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews comparing untargeted antifungal treatment with placebo or no treatment in critically ill patients have provided conflicting results. We aimed to assess patient-important benefits and harms of untargeted antifungal therapy vs. placebo or no treatment in adult patients with complicated intra-abdominal infection. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of randomised clinical trials assessing untargeted antifungal therapy compared to placebo or no treatment in adults with complicated intra-abdominal infection...
November 9, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124521/successful-peritoneal-dialysis-using-a-percutaneous-tube-for-peritoneal-drainage-in-an-extremely-low-birth-weight-infant-a-case-report
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Satoshi Yokoyama, Takayuki Nukada, Yuka Ikeda, Shigeto Hara, Akira Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) for acute kidney injury (AKI) of newborns has been performed safely. AKI occurs in 8 to 24% of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Although PD has only been used occasionally in ELBW infants, prognosis is poor for ELBW infants with AKI. Several reports have described successful PD in these infants, but no guideline-based evidence concerning indications for renal replacement therapy in ELBW infants are currently available. Here, we report on our experience with PD in an ELBW infant with AKI resulting from septic shock...
November 9, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117671/changing-trends-in-clinical-characteristics-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteremia
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Miri Hyun, Chang In Noh, Seong Yeol Ryu, Hyun Ah Kim
Background/Aims: Klebsiella pneumoniae is second most common organism of gram-negative bacteremia in Korea and one of the most common cause of urinary tract infection, and intra-abdominal infection. Methods: We compared clinical and microbiological characteristics about K. pneumoniae bacteremia in a tertiary hospital between 10 years. Group A is who had K. pneumoniae bacteremia at least one time from January 2004 to December 2005. Group B is from January 2012 to December 2013...
November 10, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117077/vascular-graft-infection-incidence-and-potential-risk-factors
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Catherine R Ratliff, David Strider, Tanya Flohr, Danielle Moses, Virginia Rovnyak, Julie Armatas, Jennifer Johnson, Alison Okerlund, Mary Baldwin, Marian Lawson, Suzanne Fuhrmeister, Margaret C Tracci, Gilbert R Upchurch, Kenneth J Cherry
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify factors that increase the risk of vascular graft infections (VGI) in patients following abdominal or lower extremity revascularization surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective, descriptive study. METHODS: We reviewed the electronic health records of 223 patients who had undergone abdominal or lower extremity revascularization procedures from July 2012 to November 2014, looking for factors associated with VGI...
November 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110143/pharmacological-aspects-and-spectrum-of-action-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Felipe Francisco Tuon, Jaime L Rocha, Marcelo R Formigoni-Pinto
PURPOSE: Ceftazidime-avibactam is an antimicrobial association active against several Enterobacteriaceae species, including those resistant to carbapenem. Considering the importance of this drug in the current panorama of multidrug-resistant bacteria, we performed a systematic review about ceftazidime-avibactam with emphasis on clinical and pharmacological published data. METHODS: A systematic search of the medical literature was performed. The databases searched included MEDLINE, EMBASE and Web of Science (until September 2017)...
November 7, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110087/outcomes-of-open-versus-laparoscopic-surgery-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer
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José M Quintana, Ane Anton-Ladislao, Santiago Lázaro, Nerea Gonzalez, Marisa Bare, Nerea Fernandez de Larrea, Maximino Redondo, Eduardo Briones, Antonio Escobar, Cristina Sarasqueta, Susana Garcia-Gutierrez
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to compare the effectiveness of laparoscopic with that of open surgery up to 2 years after intervention in patients with rectal cancer. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study of patients with rectal cancer who underwent surgery (laparoscopic or open) between June 2010 and December 2012 in 22 acute hospitals. Main outcomes were mortality, complications, reoperation, readmission, and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), as measured using the EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D), European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-Q30 and Q29, the Barthel Index (BI), and the Duke-UNC Functional Social Support Questionnaire at baseline, 1 year, and 2 years after surgery...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109849/current-concepts-and-future-strategies-in-the-antimicrobial-therapy-of-emerging-gram-positive-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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REVIEW
Marco Fiore, Alberto Enrico Maraolo, Ivan Gentile, Guglielmo Borgia, Sebastiano Leone, Pasquale Sansone, Maria Beatrice Passavanti, Caterina Aurilio, Maria Caterina Pace
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is the most common infection in end-stage liver disease patients. SBP is defined as an ascitic fluid infection with a polymorphonuclear leucocyte count ≥ 250/mm(3) without an evident intra-abdominal surgically treatable source. Several mechanisms contribute to SBP occurrence, including translocation of gut bacteria and their products, reduced intestinal motility provoking bacterial overgrowth, alteration of the gut's barrier function and local immune responses. Historically, Gram-negative enteric bacteria have been the main causative agents of SBP, thereby guiding the empirical therapeutic choice...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092714/pylephlebitis-presenting-as-spontaneous-coronary-sinus-thrombosis-a-case-report
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Michael A Hart, Mengistu A Simegn
BACKGROUND: Coronary sinus thrombosis is a rare phenomenon. When identified, it most often is a complication of infective endocarditis or procedural intervention. We present an unusual and unreported case of spontaneous coronary sinus thrombosis as embolic sequela of an intra-abdominal infectious process. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 61-year-old white woman with a history of end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation not on long-term systemic anticoagulation, and history of recurrent diverticulitis that presented with acute onset abdominal pain and nausea...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090091/cost-effectiveness-of-ceftolozane-tazobactam-plus-metronidazole-versus-piperacillin-tazobactam-as-initial-empiric-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-complicated-intra-abdominal-infections-based-on-pathogen-distributions-drawn-from-national-surveillance-data-in-the
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Vimalanand S Prabhu, Joseph S Solomkin, Goran Medic, Jason Foo, Rebekah H Borse, Teresa Kauf, Benjamin Miller, Shuvayu S Sen, Anirban Basu
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance among gram-negative pathogens in complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) has increased. In the absence of timely information on the infecting pathogens and their susceptibilities, local or regional epidemiology may guide initial empirical therapy and reduce treatment failure, length of stay and mortality. The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of ceftolozane/tazobactam + metronidazole compared with piperacillin/tazobactam in the treatment of hospitalized US patients with cIAI at risk of infection with resistant pathogens...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090023/a-human-stool-derived-bilophila-wadsworthia-strain-caused-systemic-inflammation-in-specific-pathogen-free-mice
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Zhou Feng, Wenmin Long, Binhan Hao, Ding Ding, Xiaoqing Ma, Liping Zhao, Xiaoyan Pang
BACKGROUND: Bilophila wadsworthia is a major member of sulfidogenic bacteria in human gut, it was originally recovered from different clinical specimens of intra-abdominal infections and recently was reported potentially linked to different chronic metabolic disorders. However, there is still insufficient understanding on its detailed function and mechanism to date. METHODS: A B. wadsworthia strain was isolated from fresh feces of a latent autoimmune diabetes in adults patient and we investigated its pathogenicity by oral administration to specific-pathogen-free mice...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061024/-comparison-of-laparoscopic-distal-pancreatectomy-and-open-distal-pancreatectomy-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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K Xu, J J Su, M Su, L Yan, J Feng, X L Xin, Y L Chen
Objective: To compare and evaluate the curative effect of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy(LDP) and traditional open distal pancreatectomy(ODP) in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Methods: The clinical data of 15 patients treated by LDP and 87 contemporaneous cases treated by ODP from January 2010 to November 2015 was collected, and the curative effect and prognosis of these patients were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The operation time of LDP group was (286.5±48.1) min, significantly longer than that of OPD group(226...
October 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048149/management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-flares-in-the-emergency-department
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Michael D. Burg, Steven T. Riccoboni
Because of the chronic relapsing nature of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), emergency clinicians frequently manage patients with acute flares and complications. IBD patients present with an often-broad range of nonspecific signs and symptoms, and it is essential to differentiate a mild flare from a life-threatening intra-abdominal process. Recognizing extraintestinal manifestations and the presence of infection are critical. This issue reviews the literature on management of IBD flares in the emergency department, including laboratory testing, imaging, and identification of surgical emergencies, emphasizing the importance of coordination of care with specialists on treatment plans and offering patients resources for ongoing support...
November 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042927/novel-type-of-peritoneocentesis-trocar-assisted-distal-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-placement-with-supervision-via-a-one-port-laparoscope
#17
Guangming Wang, Jinlu Yu, Yongxin Luan, Yanwu Han, Shuanglin Fu
Ventriculoperitoneal shunts (VPS) are the primary treatment for hydrocephalus and are associated with a high risk of complications, specifically in patients who are obese or have abdominal adhesions or shunt revisions. The present study describes the use of a novel type of peritoneal catheter peritoneocentesis trocar insertion with the assistance of a one-port laparoscope. A total of 36 patients with hydrocephalus underwent this novel type of peritoneocentesis trocar-assisted VPS. The distal shunt catheter was placed into the right subdiaphragmatic space and the catheter was traversed through a single hole drilled through the liver falciform ligament...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026619/16s-rrna-deep-sequencing-identifies-actinotignum-schaalii-as-the-major-component-of-a-polymicrobial-intra-abdominal-infection-and-implicates-a-urinary-source
#18
Andrew Bryan, Lindsey M Kirkpatrick, John J Manaloor, Stephen J Salipante
Introduction. It can be difficult to catalogue the individual organisms comprising polymicrobial patient infections, both because conventional clinical microbiological culture does not facilitate the isolation and enumeration of all members of a complex microbial community, and because fastidious organisms may be mixed with organisms that grow rapidly in vitro. Empiric antimicrobial treatment is frequently employed based on the anatomical site and the suspected source of the infection, especially when an appropriately collected surgical specimen is not obtained...
May 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026422/treatment-for-incarcerated-indirect-hernia-with-cross-internal-ring-inguinal-oblique-incision-in-children
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Xue-Qiang Yan, Jun Yang, Nan-Nan Zheng, Hou-Fang Kuang, Xu-Fei Duan, Hong-Qiang Bian
BACKGROUND: This study aims to evaluate the utility of the "Cross-Internal Ring" inguinal oblique incision for the surgical treatment of incarcerated indirect hernia (IIH) complicated with severe abdominal distension. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients of IIH complicated with severe abdominal distension were reviewed retrospectively. All patients received operation through the "Cross-Internal Ring" inguinal oblique incision. RESULTS: There were totally 13 patients were included, male to female ratio was 9-4...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020201/novel-method-suggests-global-superiority-of-short-duration-antibiotics-for-intra-abdominal-infections
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Arthur R Celestin, Stephen R Odom, Konstantia Angelidou, Scott R Evans, Raul Coimbra, Christopher A Guidry, Joseph Cuschieri, Kaysie L Banton, Patrick J O'Neill, Reza Askari, Nicholas Namias, Therèse M Duane, Jeffrey A Claridge, E Patchen Dellinger, Robert A Sawyer, Charles H Cook
Desirability of outcome ranking and response adjusted for duration of antibiotic risk (DOOR/RADAR) are novel and innovative methods of evaluating data in antibiotic trials. We analyzed data from a noninferiority trial of short-course antimicrobial therapy for intra-abdominal infection (STOP-IT), and results suggest global superiority of short-duration therapy for intra-abdominal infections.
October 16, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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