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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917436/comparison-of-the-loop-technique-with-incision-and-drainage-for-soft-tissue-abscesses-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michael Gottlieb, Gary D Peksa
INTRODUCTION: Skin and soft tissue infections are a common presentation to the emergency department. Traditional management of abscesses involves a linear incision through the center of the abscess with packing placed. The loop drainage technique (LDT) is an alternate approach that may reduce pain and scarring, as well as decrease the number of follow up visits needed. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to compare the efficacy of the LDT with conventional incision and drainage (CID) in the treatment of soft tissue abscesses...
September 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917384/serious-infections-among-a-large-cohort-of-subjects-with-systemically-treated-psoriasis
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Allison S Dobry, Charles P Quesenberry, G Thomas Ray, Jamie L Geier, Maryam M Asgari
BACKGROUND: Biologic therapy is effective for treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis but may be associated with an increased risk for serious infection. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the serious infection rate among patients with psoriasis treated with biologic as compared with nonbiologic systemic agents within a community-based health care delivery setting. METHODS: We identified 5889 adult Kaiser Permanente Northern California health plan members with psoriasis who had ever been treated with systemic therapies and calculated the incidence rates and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for serious infections over 29,717 person-years of follow-up...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904688/cellulitis-in-aged-persons-a-neglected-infection-in-the-literature
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Anis Mzabi, Wafa Marrakchi, Zeineb Alaya, Fatma Ben Fredj, Amel Rezgui, Elyès Bouajina, Chedia Laouani Kechrid
Cellulitis is a frequent soft tissue and skin infection. The lower limbs are affected in 70 to 80% of cases. Cellulitis in aged persons is not yet well described in literature. A retrospective descriptive study conducted in the Internal Medicine Department of Sahloul hospital in Sousse in Tunisia. It included patients whose age was up to 65 years old admitted into hospital for cellulitis of the legs, the arms or the face. One hundred fifty eight patients with a mean age of 73 years old (range: 65 to 94 years old) were included...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903801/s-aureus-infections-in-chicago-2006-2014-increase-in-ca-mssa-and-decrease-in-mrsa-incidence
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M Ellen Acree, Ethan Morgan, Michael Z David
OBJECTIVE To examine trends in Staphylococcus aureus infections in adults and children at a single academic center in 2006-2014. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department settings in a private, tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Patients with an infection culture that grew S. aureus in January 1, 2006, through March 31, 2014. METHODS The first isolate per year for each patient was classified as community-associated (CA-), healthcare-associated (HA-), or HA-community-onset S...
October 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900682/treatment-of-staphylococcus-aureus-infections
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Michael Z David, Robert S Daum
Staphylococcus aureus, although generally identified as a commensal, is also a common cause of human bacterial infections, including of the skin and other soft tissues, bones, bloodstream, and respiratory tract. The history of S. aureus treatment is marked by the development of resistance to each new class of antistaphylococcal antimicrobial drugs, including the penicillins, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, glycopeptides, and others, complicating therapy. S. aureus isolates identified in the 1960s were sometimes resistant to methicillin, a ß-lactam antimicrobial active initially against a majority S...
September 13, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900424/the-impact-of-the-staphylococcus-aureus-virulome-on-infection-in-a-developing-country-a-cohort-study
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Marthe Lebughe, Patrick Phaku, Silke Niemann, Dieudonné Mumba, Georg Peters, Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum, Alexander Mellmann, Lena Strauß, Frieder Schaumburg
We performed a cohort study to analyze the virulome of Staphylococcus aureus from the Democratic Republic of the Congo using whole genome sequencing and to assess its impact on the course of S. aureus infections. Community-associated S. aureus from nasal colonization (n = 100) and infection (n = 86) were prospectively collected. Phenotypic susceptibility testing and WGS was done for each isolate. WGS data were used to screen for 79 different virulence factors and for genotyping purposes (spa typing, multilocus sequence typing)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895889/the-skin-bacterium-propionibacterium-acnes-employs-two-variants-of-hyaluronate-lyase-with-distinct-properties
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Seven Nazipi, Kristian Stødkilde-Jørgensen, Carsten Scavenius, Holger Brüggemann
Hyaluronic acid (HA) and other glycosaminoglycans are extracellular matrix components in the human epidermis and dermis. One of the most prevalent skin microorganisms, Propionibacterium acnes, possesses HA-degrading activity, possibly conferred by the enzyme hyaluronate lyase (HYL). In this study, we identified the HYL of P. acnes and investigated the genotypic and phenotypic characteristics. Investigations include the generation of a P. acneshyl knockout mutant and HYL activity assays to determine the substrate range and formed products...
September 12, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892995/concurrent-acute-glomerulonephritis-and-retropharyngeal-abscess-in-10-year-boy-a-case-report
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Sudha Yadav, Deepali Garg, Narain Das Vaswani, Jaya Shankar Kaushik, Seema Rohilla
Postinfectious Glomerulonephritis (PIGN) usually follows 1-2 weeks after respiratory tract infection and 4-6 weeks after skin infection. Acute Glomerulonephritis (AGN) is uncommon with simultaneous severe throat infections. We describe a 10-year-old boy who was presented with high grade fever, dysphagia and tender swelling over left side of neck. Examination also revealed enlarged multiple cervical lymph nodes on the same side of neck. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of soft tissue of neck revealed evidence of retropharyngeal abscess...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888319/systems-based-practice-in-burn-care-prevention-management-and-economic-impact-of-health-care-associated-infections
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REVIEW
Charles Scott Hultman, David van Duin, Emily Sickbert-Bennett, Lauren M DiBiase, Samuel W Jones, Bruce A Cairns, David J Weber
Health care-associated infections in burn patients, from ventilator-associated pneumonia to skin and soft tissue infections, can substantially compromise outcomes, because these complications are associated with longer lengths of stay, increased morbidity and mortality, and greater direct medical costs. Health care-associated infections are largely preventable, through surveillance, education, appropriate hand hygiene, and culture change, especially for device-related infections. Systems-based practice, which allows individuals and clinical microsystems to navigate and improve the macro health care system, may be one of the most powerful skill sets to effect change, permitting a shift in culture toward patient safety and quality improvement...
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885936/vancomycin-vs-vancomycin-piperacillin-tazobactam-associated-acute-kidney-injury-in-noncritically-ill-patients-at-a-tertiary-care-military-treatment-facility
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Caleb W Anderson, Kathy S Cazares, Michael B Lustik, Shivam M Patel, Troy M Denunzio
BACKGROUND: Broad-spectrum antibiotics are often used as initial empiric therapy in patients at risk for infections by multidrug-resistant organisms. Emerging literature and anecdotal reports within Tripler Army Medical Center indicate an increased incidence of vancomycin-associated acute kidney injury when used in combination with piperacillin-tazobactam. This is a retrospective, single-center study comparing the incidence of acute kidney injury in noncritically ill patients receiving either vancomycin or vancomycin in combination with piperacillin-tazobactam in a 206-bed tertiary care military training facility...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885215/hyperspectral-imaging-as-a-novel-diagnostic-tool-in-microcirculation-of-wounds
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Georg Daeschlein, Inga Langner, Thomas Wild, Sebastian von Podewils, Claudia Sicher, Thomas Kiefer, Michael Jünger
Monitoring of perfusion is a cornerstone in surgery, phlebology and basic science to proof wound healing by interventions. In chronic wound management it is of utmost importance to realize and parametrize wound bed perfusion to verify actual, and plan further treatment by noninvasive diagnostics. Up to now monitoring is based on visual inspection of wounds as conventionally practiced over more than decades. The main problems of visual inspection are the lack of standardization and comparability because of interindividual variations...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882727/newer-glycopeptide-antibiotics-for-treatment-of-complicated-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-a-systematic-review-network-meta-analysis-and-cost-analysis
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REVIEW
Rajender Agarwal, Sarah M Bartsch, Brendan J Kelly, Malinda Prewitt, Yulun Liu, Yong Chen, Craig A Umscheid
OBJECTIVES: Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) carry significant economic burden, as well as morbidity and mortality, especially when caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Several new MRSA-active antibiotics have been developed, including semisynthetic glycopeptides (telavancin, dalbavancin and oritavancin). Of these, dalbavancin and oritavancin offer extended dosing intervals. METHODS: We performed a systematic review, network meta-analysis and cost analysis to compare the newer glycopeptides to standard care and each other for the treatment of complicated SSTIs (cSSTI)...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882017/utility-of-rapid-microbiological-techniques-for-the-diagnosis-of-severe-infections
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E Cercenado
Rapid diagnostic microbiological techniques and antimicrobial susceptibility testing are necessary for early and adequate treatment. The utility of old (Gram stain, antigen detection, direct antimicrobial susceptibility testing, chromogenic media) and new techniques (molecular assays, MALDI-TOF) is summarized for the rapid diagnosis of bacteraemia and fungaemia, catheter-related bloodstream infections, pneumonia, meningitis, skin and soft-tissue infections, urinary tract infection, Clostridium difficile infection, viral infections, and tuberculosis...
September 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879868/mycobacterium-chelonae-infection-complicating-traumatic-and-surgical-wounds-a-case-series
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Soumya Jagadeesan, V Anilkumar, Vinitha Varghese Panicker, Gopikrishnan Anjaneyan, Jacob Thomas
Mycobacterium chelonae is a rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacterium. The skin and soft tissue infections due to this organism are steadily on the rise and need to be delineated specifically as most of these are not responsive to routine antituberculosis treatment. Here, we report 3 different presentations caused by Mycobacterium chelonae in traumatic and surgical wounds. Mycobacterium chelonae can complicate surgical or traumatic wounds.This infection may also present as injection site abscesses. Diabetics on insulin injections are especially at risk...
September 6, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879609/-bacterial-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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REVIEW
Frank Hanses
Bacterial skin and soft tissue infections are frequent and represent one of the most important differential diagnoses in patients presenting with reddened and swollen skin and soft tissue. Among these infections, cellulitis (phlegmon), erysipelas and abscesses are the most frequent. Whereas erysipelas is almost exclusively caused by streptococci and can be successfully treated with penicillin, an effective antibiotic therapy targeted at Staphylococcus aureus should be empirically considered for abscesses and phlegmon; other pathogens, such as gram negative and anaerobic bacteria can be found in patients with the corresponding underlying disease and certain risk factors...
September 6, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873059/traction-assisted-internal-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-bridging-retention-sutures-to-facilitate-staged-closure-of-high-risk-wounds-under-tension
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Michael V DeFazio, James M Economides, Ersilia L Anghel, Ryan K Mathis, John R Barbour, Christopher E Attinger
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Loss of domain often complicates attempts at delayed wound closure in regions of high tension. Wound temporization with traction-assisted internal negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), using bridging retention sutures, can minimize the effects of edema and elastic recoil that contribute to progressive tissue retraction over time. The investigators evaluated the safety and efficacy of this technique for complex wound closure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May 2015 and November 2015, 18 consecutive patients underwent staged reconstruction of complex and/or contaminated soft tissue defects utilizing either conventional NPWT or modified NPWT with instillation and continuous dermatotraction via bridging retention sutures...
July 26, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871371/management-of-skin-and-subcutaneous-tissue-in-complex-open-abdominal-wall-reconstruction
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REVIEW
I Khansa, J E Janis
PURPOSE: Open abdominal wall reconstruction is often a complex endeavor, usually performed on patients with multiple risk factors and co-morbidities. METHODS: In this article, we review soft tissue management techniques that can optimize the skin and subcutaneous tissue, with the goal of reducing surgical-site occurrences. RESULTS: Regardless of the hernia repair technique used, outcomes can be highly dependent on the appropriate management of the skin and subcutaneous tissue...
September 4, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870242/intraoperative-wound-irrigation-to-prevent-surgical-site-infection-after-laparotomy-iowisi-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tara C Mueller, Ulrich Nitsche, Victoria Kehl, Rebekka Schirren, Beate Schossow, Ruediger Goess, Helmut Friess, Daniel Reim
BACKGROUND: Postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common hospital infections and contributes substantially to postoperative morbidity and mortality. In addition, SSIs dramatically increase the treatment cost and length of hospital stay. Following visceral surgery by laparotomy, SSI rates are especially high (14-25%). Therefore, measures to prevent SSI in this field are urgently needed. Prophylactic intraoperative wound irrigation (IOWI) of the subcutaneous soft tissue before skin closure hypothetically represents an easy and economical option to reduce SSI rates and is already frequently used in clinical practice...
September 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866692/frequency-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-panton-valentine-leukocidin-gene-in-staphylococcus-aureus-colonising-hiv-infected-patients
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Z Mohd-Zain, S F A Mohd-Nawi, A Adnan, S Kumar
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected patients pose a high risk of contracting skin and soft tissue infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Those who are colonized with methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) that carry Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) are predisposed to severe infections that could lead to necrotic skin infections. However the association of S. aureus specifically methicillin sensitive S. aureus carrying PVL gene in HIV patients has not been widely reported. Here, we study the prevalence and the molecular epidemiology of PVL-producing S...
August 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862056/the-use-of-engineered-bilayered-skin-myderm-tm-in-the-management-of-massive-skin-defect-in-grade-iii-gustilo-anderson-open-fracture
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Nor Hazla Mohamed Haflah, Min Hwei Ng, Mohd Heikal Mohd Yunus, Amaramalar Selvee Naicker, Ohnmar Htwe, Muhammad Fahmi, Mohamad Fikeri Ishak, Wan Tai Seet, Khairul Anuar Khairoji, Manira Maarof, Kien Hui Chua, Sharen Aini Shamsuddin, Ruszymah Idrus
Open fracture Gustilo-Anderson grade IIIC is associated with higher risk of infection and problems with soft tissue coverage. Various methods have been used for soft tissue coverage in open fractures with large skin defect. We report a case of a patient who had grade IIIC open fracture of the tibia with posterior tibial artery injury. The patient underwent external fixation and reduction. Because of potential compartment syndrome after vascular repair, fasciotomy of the posterior compartment was performed. This wound, however, became infected and because of further debridement, gave rise to a large skin defect...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
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