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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333818/community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections-hospitalization-and-case-fatality-risk-in-10-pediatric-facilities-in-argentina
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Ángela Gentile, Julia Bakir, Gabriela Ensinck, Aldo Cancellara, Enrique V Casanueva, Verónica Firpo, Martín Caruso, María F Lución, Alejandro Santillán Iturres, Fabiana Molina, Héctor J Abate, Andrea Gajo Gane, Santiago López Papucci
INTRODUCTION: Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections are prevalent both in Argentina and worldwide, and they may have a severe clinical course. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the hospitalization rate and case fatality risk factors of CA-MRSA infection. METHODS: Cross-sectional, analytical study. All patients < 15 years old with community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus (CA-SA) infections admitted to 10 pediatric facilities between January 2012 and December 2014 were included...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324505/when-to-switch-to-an-oral-treatment-and-or-to-discharge-a-patient-with-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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Matteo Bassetti, Christian Eckmann, Maddalena Peghin, Alessia Carnelutti, Elda Righi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Skin and soft tissue infections prevalence is increasing and represent a frequent cause of hospital admission. New guidelines have become available in order to better define these infections and their response to antimicrobial treatment. Gram-positive bacteria, in particular Staphylococcus aureus, remain the most frequently isolated pathogens in skin and soft tissue infections. To treat complicated forms and infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria, hospital admission and administration of intravenous antibiotics are often required, impacting on healthcare costs and patients' morbidity...
January 10, 2018: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322228/-necrotizing-fasciitis-of-the-hand-and-forearm-acute-surgical-treatment-and-defect-reconstruction-with-matriderm%C3%A2-and-split-thickness-skin-graft
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B Niedermueller, G Singer, P Pickl, M Jesacher
This case report describes a 55-year-old male patient with type II necrotizing fasciitis (NF) of the hand and forearm. The rapid progression of the tissue infection could be successfully stopped with radical surgical débridement and antibiotic therapy. For the reconstruction of the extensive loss of soft tissue a combination of split-thickness skin graft (STSG) and the synthetic dermal substitute MatriDerm® was used. In cases of NF, MatriDerm® and STSG provide a rapidly available and simple alternative to other reconstruction techniques...
January 10, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314762/opportunistic-infections-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
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Ada Redondo-Benito, Adrian Curran, Ana Villar-Gomez, Ernesto Trallero-Araguas, Andreu Fernández-Codina, Iago Pinal-Fernandez, Jose Ángel Rodrigo-Pendás, Albert Selva-O'Callaghan
AIM: To describe the prevalence, clinical characteristics and risk factors of opportunistic infection (OI) in a cohort of patients with inflammatory myopathies, and compare mortality rates between those with and without OIs. METHODS: In total, 204 patients from our myositis cohort were reviewed to identify patients who had experienced an OI during the period 1986-2014. The patients' clinical characteristics, treatments received, and outcomes were systematically recorded...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307962/monotherapy-versus-combination-therapy-against-nonbacteremic-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-infections-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Abdul Ghafur, Vidyalakshmi Devarajan, T Raja, Jose Easow, M A Raja, Sankar Sreenivas, Balasubramaniam Ramakrishnan, S G Raman, Dedeepiya Devaprasad, Balaji Venkatachalam, Ramesh Nimmagadda
Background: Superiority of colistin-carbapenem combination therapy (CCCT) over colistin monotherapy (CMT) against carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacterial (CRGNB) infections is not conclusively proven. Aim: The aim of the current study was to analyze the effectiveness of both strategies against CRGNB nonbacteremic infections. Design: This was a retrospective observational cohort study. Subjects and Methods: Case record analysis of patients who had CRGNB nonbacteremic infections identified over a period of 4 years (January 2012-December 2015) was done by medical record review at a tertiary care center in India...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306859/a-case-of-shewanella-algae-endocarditis-an-emerging-pathogen-with-a-diverse-clinical-spectrum
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Natalie Lousie Davidson, Shradha Subedi, Kathryn Wilks, Joanna Morgan
Shewanella algae is a rare pathogen related to water exposure in temperate climates. It is commonly associated with skin and soft tissue infections, peritonitis and bacteraemia. We report the first-ever case of S. algae infective endocarditis in a patient with previous splenectomy and explore the difficulties in treatment as well as highlight the importance of this organism as an emerging pathogen.
January 6, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305643/treatment-of-soft-tissue-filler-complications-expert-consensus-recommendations
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Fernando Urdiales-Gálvez, Nuria Escoda Delgado, Vitor Figueiredo, José V Lajo-Plaza, Mar Mira, Antonio Moreno, Francisco Ortíz-Martí, Rosa Del Rio-Reyes, Nazaret Romero-Álvarez, Sofía Ruiz Del Cueto, María A Segurado, Cristina Villanueva Rebenaque
BACKGROUND: Dermal fillers have been increasingly used in minimally invasive facial esthetic procedures. This widespread use has led to a rise in reports of associated complications. The aim of this expert consensus report is to describe potential adverse events associated with dermal fillers and to provide guidance on their treatment and avoidance. METHODS: A multidisciplinary group of experts in esthetic treatments convened to discuss the management of the complications associated with dermal fillers use...
January 5, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302140/neurogenic-edema-from-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-resulting-in-fulminant-infection-necessitating-below-elbow-amputation
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Daniel P Carpenter, Reid W Draeger
We report a case of severe upper extremity complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS-1) and neurogenic edema that ultimately led to a medically necessary below-elbow amputation. The patient presented with a history of remote bilateral carpal tunnel release complicated by debilitating and recalcitrant bilateral CRPS-1. Following years of severe neurogenic edema of the left upper extremity, the patient had full-thickness skin sloughing on the dorsum of her hand due to massive edema. This subsequently led to maggot infestation of the soft tissues of the left hand ultimately necessitating amputation...
December 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299899/clinical-guidelines-for-the-antibiotic-treatment-for-community-acquired-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection
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Yee Gyung Kwak, Seong Ho Choi, Tark Kim, Seong Yeon Park, Soo Hong Seo, Min Bom Kim, Sang Ho Choi
Skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) is common and important infectious disease. This work represents an update to 2012 Korean guideline for SSTI. The present guideline was developed by the adaptation method. This clinical guideline provides recommendations for the diagnosis and management of SSTI, including impetigo/ecthyma, purulent skin and soft tissue infection, erysipelas and cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, pyomyositis, clostridial myonecrosis, and human/animal bite. This guideline targets community-acquired skin and soft tissue infection occurring among adult patients aged 16 years and older...
December 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299896/infective-endocarditis-presenting-as-endogenous-endophthalmitis-secondary-to-streptococcus-agalactiae-in-a-healthy-adult-case-reports-and-literature-review
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Yu Ra Sim, Ye Jin Lee, Seung Woon Park, Sang Hyun Kim, Ju Hee Choi, Jung Yoon Choi, Min Ja Kim, Jang Wook Sohn, Jaemoon Ahn, Young Kyung Yoon
Endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to group B Streptococcus (GBS) is extremely rare, particularly in healthy adults. However, the visual prognosis is poor. We report the first South Korean case of GBS infective endocarditis presenting as endogenous endophthalmitis and skin and soft tissue infection. Cultures of blood, vitreous humor, and pus from skin aspirates yielded a penicillin-susceptible serotype V strain of Streptococcus agalactiae. After 6 weeks, the patient completely recovered from GBS infective endocarditis...
December 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298166/the-role-of-dalbavancin-in-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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Matteo Bassetti, Maddalena Peghin, Alessia Carnelutti, Elda Righi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The increase of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) represents a major concern both in community and in the hospital setting. Staphylococcus aureus is the most frequently isolated pathogen, and the rise in infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been associated with inadequate antibiotic treatment and increased morbidity. RECENT FINDINGS: A number of new antimicrobials with activity against drug-resistant Gram-positive pathogens, including MRSA, have been recently approved for the treatment of SSTIs...
January 2, 2018: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298107/longitudinal-case-series-of-staphylococcus-aureus-colonization-and-infection-in-two-cohorts-of-rural-iowans
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Tara C Smith, Emily J Hellwig, Shylo E Wardyn, Ashley E Kates, Dipendra Thapaliya
OBJECTIVE: Examine the relationship between colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in the community and symptomatic infection in two cohorts of Iowans. DESIGN: Case series within cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Rural Iowans selected from the Keokuk Rural Health Study, the Agricultural Health Study, and the Iowa Voter Registry. METHODS: Longitudinal study within established cohorts evaluating documented S. aureus infections with samples available for molecular typing...
January 3, 2018: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295910/range-expansion-and-the-origin-of-usa300-north-american-epidemic-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Lavanya Challagundla, Xiao Luo, Isabella A Tickler, Xavier Didelot, David C Coleman, Anna C Shore, Geoffrey W Coombs, Daniel O Sordelli, Eric L Brown, Robert Skov, Anders Rhod Larsen, Jinnethe Reyes, Iraida E Robledo, Guillermo J Vazquez, Raul Rivera, Paul D Fey, Kurt Stevenson, Shu-Hua Wang, Barry N Kreiswirth, Jose R Mediavilla, Cesar A Arias, Paul J Planet, Rathel L Nolan, Fred C Tenover, Richard V Goering, D Ashley Robinson
The USA300 North American epidemic (USA300-NAE) clone of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has caused a wave of severe skin and soft tissue infections in the United States since it emerged in the early 2000s, but its geographic origin is obscure. Here we use the population genomic signatures expected from the serial founder effects of a geographic range expansion to infer the origin of USA300-NAE and identify polymorphisms associated with its spread. Genome sequences from 357 isolates from 22 U.S...
January 2, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290237/antibiotic-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-parameters-in-pediatric-clinical-practice
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R Cohen, E Grimprel
Progress in the knowledge of antibiotic mechanisms of action allows to determine the pharmacodynamics/pharmacokinetic (PK/PD) parameters predictive of antibiotic efficacy in bacterial infections. According to the antibiotic compound, the bacterial species implicated, the location of the infection, and the severity of the disease, these parameters may vary. The PK/PD parameters described in this paper, focus only on blood compartments. These PK/PD parameters best predict efficacy in the most frequent infections (e...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290232/antibiotic-treatment-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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Y Gillet, M Lorrot, R Cohena, I Hau, E Grimprel, C Gras-Le Guen
Bacterial skin and soft tissues infections are common in children and frequently do not require systemic antibiotics, especially if lesions are superficial. Careful washing is always indicated in superficial lesions and is often sufficient. Careful evaluation of symptoms (which may be difficult despite the accessibility of the lesions) should be performed before prescription. Therefore, the need for drainage (spontaneous or surgical) should be assessed considering that antibiotics are mostly useless if purulent lesions are drained...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284573/case-report-late-reconstruction-of-the-land-mine-injured-heel-with-an-osteomyocutaneous-composite-fibular-flap
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Harun Yasin Tuzun, Mustafa Kurklu, Yalcin Kulahci, Selim Turkkan, Arsen Arsenishvili
The heel comprises the epidermis, minimal subcutaneous tissue, a dense septum, and the calcaneus. Injury to any of these structures can impair the ability to walk. The soft tissue or calcaneal bone can be injured by trauma. Injuries incurred in war are usually high-energy traumas caused by weapons such as rifles, rockets, and land mines. Such injuries can be life threatening and involve the loss of tissue, including skin, soft tissue, bone, and neurovascular tissue. Two main treatment protocols are used for such injuries with large tissue defects: amputation and reconstruction...
December 25, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283952/is-there-still-a-role-for-vancomycin-in-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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Alessia Savoldi, Anna M Azzini, David Baur, Evelina Tacconelli
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSIs) are among the commonest infections encountered in clinical practice. Spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus SSIs continues to increase in both health care and community settings and presents a challenge for the best treatment choice. Vancomycin has been the mainstay of SSIs treatment, but recently its use has been questioned because of concerns about its efficacy, tolerability, and unfavorable pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic profile...
December 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278528/treatment-of-severe-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-a-review
#18
Jason P Burnham, Marin H Kollef
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the salient features of the management of severe skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), including toxic shock syndrome, myonecrosis/gas gangrene, and necrotizing fasciitis. RECENT FINDINGS: For severe SSTIs, intensive care, source control, and broad-spectrum antimicrobials are required for the initial phase of illness. There is an increasing focus on the utility of rapid diagnostic tests to help in selection and de-escalation of antimicrobials for SSTIs...
December 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276264/highly-probable-drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-syndrome-associated-with-lenalidomide
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Anusha Shanbhag, E Ryan Pritchard, Kshitij Chatterjee, Drayton A Hammond
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction to medications. We report a case of a 75-year-old African American female who presented with generalized rash with desquamation and malodorous secretions. She was febrile and hypotensive, and required vasopressors for hemodynamic instability. Sepsis secondary to skin or soft tissue infection was considered initially. However, she recently was started on lenalidomide for treatment of her multiple myeloma, and her white blood cell count of 17 K/µL with 55% eosinophils along with peripheral smear showing eosinophilia suggested lenalidomide-induced rash...
June 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273829/isolated-subcutaneous-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection-a-rare-case-initially-mischaracterized-as-a-soft-tissue-malignancy
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Hee Young Choi, Min Hee Lee, Jong-Seok Lee, In Hye Song, Kyung-Ja Cho
The occurrence of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection is rare, and the involvement of the musculoskeletal system is even less common. However, the incidence of soft tissue and skin NTM infection is increasing, particularly in patients who undergo injections and minor surgical procedures. Given the non-specific clinical manifestations of NTM infection, the lack of knowledge among physicians regarding this rare infection could lead to inaccurate and delayed diagnosis. Herein, we present a case of an isolated subcutaneous NTM infection caused by Mycobacterium abscessus in the upper back of an immunocompetent 68-year-old woman...
December 22, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
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