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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907197/clinical-experience-of-patients-receiving-doripenem-containing-regimens-for-the-treatment-of-healthcare-associated-infections
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Chien-Ming Chao, Chi-Chung Chen, Hui-Ling Huang, Yin-Ching Chuang, Chih-Cheng Lai, Hung-Jen Tang
In this study, we retrospectively reviewed the clinical experience of patients receiving doripenem-containing regimens for the treatment of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) in a tertiary care center and assessed the clinical usefulness of doripenem therapy in this clinical setting. In this retrospective study, the medical records of all adult patients who had ever received doripenem-containing therapy for the treatment of HCAIs were reviewed between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2014, and the following data were extracted: age, gender, type of infection, disease severity, underlying comorbidities or conditions, and laboratory results...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897966/behavioral-characteristics-and-injection-practices-associated-with-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-among-people-who-inject-drugs-a-community-based-observational-study
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Disa Dahlman, Anders Håkansson, Alex H Kral, Lynn Wenger, Elizabeth K Ball, Scott P Novak
BACKGROUND: People who inject drugs (PWID) are at increased risk for bacterial skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). While SSTIs pose significant health risks, little is known about their prevalence and characteristics in the population of PWID in the United States. This study investigates whether behavioral factors related to skin and equipment hygiene and tissue-damaging injection practices are associated with recent SSTIs among PWID. METHODS: Active PWID were recruited using targeted sampling in San Francisco in 2011-2013...
November 29, 2016: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894236/virulence-factor-targeting-of-the-bacterial-pathogen-staphylococcus-aureus-for-vaccine-and-therapeutics
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Trevor Kane, Katelyn Carothers, Shaun Lee
Staphylococcus aureus is a major bacterial pathogen capable of causing a range of infections in humans from gastrointestinal disease, skin and soft tissue infections, to severe outcomes such as sepsis. Staphylococcal infections in humans can be frequent and recurring, with treatments becoming less effective due to the growing persistence of antibiotic resistant S. aureus strains. Significant research into virulence factors produced by S. aureus have yielded many important findings regarding specific mechanisms that contribute to its overall pathogenesis...
November 28, 2016: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849331/-fournier-s-gangrene-after-anorectal-surgery-in-infant-two-case-reports
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Murat Sütçü, Güntulu Duran Şık, Feryal Gün, Ayper Somer, Nuran Salman
Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening soft tissue infection characterized by progressive necrosis of the skin, subcutaneous tissues and fascia. Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a serious and aggressive form of infective necrotizing fasciitis involving perineal region and genitalia. Presently described are 2 pediatric cases of FG with widespread necrosis of surrounding tissue following anorectal surgery, causing severe septic shock. Case 1: Six-month-old female patient with anal stenosis and duplication presented at emergency clinic with fever, somnolence, irritability, and feeding difficulty...
September 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844159/clinical-and-epidemiological-differences-between-implant-associated-and-implant-free-orthopaedic-infections
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Céline Cuérel, Sophie Abrassart, Julien Billières, Diego Andrey, Domizio Suva, Victor Dubois-Ferrière, Ilker Uçkay
PURPOSE: Although there have been many publications regarding the risk factors for implant-associated orthopaedic infections, none have investigated how clinical presentations and epidemiology may differ between infections with and without osteosynthetic material. METHODS: We pooled clinical data from several databases of adult patients with orthopaedic infections hospitalized at Geneva University Hospitals from January 2004 to December 2014. RESULTS: Among 2740 episodes of orthopaedic infections, 76% were implant-free osteoarticular or soft tissue infections...
November 14, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844118/the-cost-of-infection-in-severe-open-tibial-fractures-treated-with-a-free-flap
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Ulrik Kähler Olesen, Nicolas Jones Pedersen, Henrik Eckardt, Line Lykke-Meyer, Christian Thorsten Bonde, Upender Martin Singh, Martin McNally
PURPOSE: Open tibial fractures needing soft tissue cover are challenging injuries. Infection risk is high, making treatment difficult and expensive. Delayed skin closure has been shown to increase the infection rate in several studies. We aimed at calculating the direct and indirect cost of treatment, and to determine the effect of delayed skin closure on this cost. METHODS: We reviewed all records of patients treated with a free flap in our institution for an open tibial fracture from 2002 to 2013...
November 14, 2016: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836315/elderly-patients-are-at-increased-risk-for-treatment-failure-in-outpatient-management-of-purulent-skin-infections
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John P Haran, Eric Wilsterman, Tyler Zeoli, Francesca L Beaudoin, Jennifer Tjia, Patricia L Hibberd
OBJECTIVE: Current Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for the management of purulent skin or soft tissue infections do not account for patient age in treatment recommendations. The study objective was to determine if age was associated with outpatient treatment failure for purulent skin infection after adjusting for IDSA treatment guidelines. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter retrospective study of adult patients treated for a purulent skin infection and discharged home from four emergency departments between April and September 2014...
October 29, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832748/invasive-mucormycosis-in-children-an-epidemiologic-study-in-european-and-non-european-countries-based-on-two-registries
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Zoi Dorothea Pana, Danila Seidel, Anna Skiada, Andreas H Groll, Georgios Petrikkos, Oliver A Cornely, Emmanuel Roilides
BACKGROUND: Mucormycosis has emerged as a rare but frequently fatal invasive fungal disease. Current knowledge on paediatric mucormycosis is based on case reports and small series reported over several decades. Contemporary data on a large cohort of patients is lacking. METHODS: Two large international registries (Zygomyco.net and FungiScope™) were searched for mucormycosis cases in ≤19 year-old patients. Cases enrolled between 2005 and 2014 were extracted, and dual entries in the two databases merged...
November 10, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814724/severe-open-lisfranc-injuries-one-stage-operation-through-internal-fixation-associated-with-vacuum-sealing-drainage
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Wenqing Qu, Shuqin Ni, Zhenhai Wang, Yong Zhao, Shimin Zhang, Yiheng Cheng, Tong Liu, Min Yu, Dan Wang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the clinical feasibility of treating severe open Lisfranc injuries by means of one-stage internal fixation with k-wires associated with vacuum sealing drainage (VSD). METHODS: The clinical outcomes of 20 cases of severe open Lisfranc joint fracture-dislocation treated by using one-stage internal fixation with k-wires associated with VSD, after debridement and suturing during emergency treatment, were reviewed. RESULTS: At 6 and 12 months after surgery, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society midfoot scores were 69...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811344/evaluating-the-effectivenes-of-antiseptic-solution-decasan-in-treatment-of-necrotic-soft-tisue-diseases
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Julia Fuss, Victor Palii, Anna Voloboyeva
: Sepsis is a severe generalised infection caused usually by pathogenic bacteria. It is often the cause of hospitalization and death in patients treated in intensive care and other hospital wards. Latest research brought to better understanding of patomechanisms, took place significant development of therapy heading to improvement of general patients condition treated as a basis and additionally supported by local therapy. The aim of the study was to evaluate the possibility of using the solution Decasan in the comprehensive treatment of patients necrosis of soft tissues...
October 1, 2016: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803084/severe-soft-tissue-infection-masquerading-as-necrotising-fasciitis-in-a-31-year-old-woman-with-a-background-of-right-thigh-arteriovenous-malformation
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Pennylouise Hever, Naveen Cavale, Paul Harnett
A 31-year-old woman with a history of a right thigh arteriovenous malformation presented with an acute history of right thigh pain and swelling. This rapidly progressed to gross sepsis. She was intubated, requiring inotropic support and renal replacement therapy. She was considered disproportionately unwell, with the impression one of necrotising fasciitis (NF). She was taken to theatre for emergency exploration and debridement. There was no evidence of NF to note in theatre. Tissue samples cultured group C Streptococcus, with histopathological examination confirming group C Streptococcal soft tissue infection...
November 1, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799227/disseminated-mycobacterium-haemophilum-infection-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient
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Silke R Brix, Christof Iking-Konert, Rolf A K Stahl, Ulrich Wenzel
Opportunistic infections are a major concern in renal and transplant medicine. We present the case of a renal transplant recipient with a generalised Mycobacterium haemophilum infection after an increase in immunosuppressive therapy and treatment with a tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibitor. Infection involved skin and soft tissue, joints and bones, as well as the renal transplant with an interstitial nephritis. Rapid diagnosis using PCR and DNA sequencing allowed early appropriate treatment. Triple antibiotic therapy and reduction in immunosuppression resulted in a slow but sustained recovery...
October 31, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798538/compartment-syndrome-secondary-to-group-a-streptococcus-infection-in-the-presence-of-a-congenital-hemangioma
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Sharon L Kracoff
OBJECTIVES: Nontraumatic compartment syndrome is frequently difficult to diagnose but this is especially troublesome in infants. Pain is the most sensitive sign and is characteristically severe and refractory to routine analgesia. Failure to diagnose and treat can lead to disability, multiorgan failure, and death. Surgical intervention is crucial and includes emergent fasciotomy, debridement, nerve decompression, and later skin grafting. Streptococcal myositis causing compartment syndrome is more likely in the immunocompromised patient...
October 28, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777549/burn-injuries-and-soft-tissue-traumas-complicated-by-mucormycosis-infection-a-report-of-six-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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E J Kyriopoulos, A Kyriakopoulos, A Karonidis, A Gravvanis, I Gamatsi, C Tsironis, D Tsoutsos
Mucor fungus infection is a rare opportunistic infection, rapidly progressive and often fatal in immunocompromised patients, or in patients with chronic debilitating diseases. We report six cases of trauma patients with mucormycosis. Three had severe thermal burns, one of them with a medical history of diabetes mellitus. The other three patients suffered from severe soft tissue injuries caused by traffic accidents. In all cases there had been spontaneous exposure and contact of the wounds with soil. During hospitalization, fungi cultures and/or biopsies of all wounds were performed and all resulted positive...
December 31, 2015: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766567/ceftaroline-fosamil-a-review-in-complicated-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-and-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Lesley J Scott
Intravenous ceftaroline fosamil (Zinforo™), a prodrug that is rapidly converted to its active metabolite ceftaroline, is approved for use in adults and children (from 2 months of age) with complicated skin and soft tissue infections (cSSTIs) or community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). In several multinational trials, ceftaroline fosamil was an effective and generally well tolerated treatment in adult and paediatric patients with cSSTIs or CAP. In the phase 3 CANVAS trials, ceftaroline fosamil treatment was noninferior to vancomycin plus aztreonam in adults with cSSTIs...
November 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759360/a-relook-of-cefuroxime-in-community-infections-an-option-still-beneficial
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V R Badhwar, S Ganapathy, P P Prabhudesai, N K Tulara, A Y Varaiya, D Vyas
In community and family practice, infections are a common OPD presentation. In the management of common bacterial infections seen in community especially RTI, UTI, SSTI; cefuroxime a second generation cephalosporin with a broad spectrum of activity can be used for empirical treatment. To know current place of cefuroxime in the management of infections, physicians, surgeons, microbiologist, chest physician, gynecologist and pediatrician came together to discuss and debate their experience with cefuroxime and its place in today's world...
July 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755051/protocol-for-psychopharmacologic-management-of-behavioral-health-comorbidity-in-adult-patients-with-diabetes-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-setting
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Aaron Pinkhasov, Deepan Singh, Benjamin Kashan, Julie DiGregorio, Theresa M Criscitelli, Scott Gorenstein, Harold Brem
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about the effect of psychiatric comorbidities on wound healing in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Discuss the connection between DM and the development of psychiatric comorbidities...
November 2016: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744506/staphylococcus-aureus-associated-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-anatomical-localization-epidemiology-therapy-and-potential-prophylaxis
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Reuben Olaniyi, Clarissa Pozzi, Luca Grimaldi, Fabio Bagnoli
Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are among the most common infections worldwide. They range in severity from minor, self-limiting, superficial infections to life-threatening diseases requiring all the resources of modern medicine. Community (CA) and healthcare (HA) acquired SSTIs are most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus . They have variable presentations ranging from impetigo and folliculitis to surgical site infections (SSIs). Superficial SSTIs may lead to even more invasive infections such as bacteraemia and osteomyelitis...
October 16, 2016: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743751/use-of-a-dermal-regeneration-template-wound-dressing-in-the-treatment-of-combat-related-upper-extremity-soft-tissue-injuries
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Ian L Valerio, Zachary Masters, Jonathan G Seavey, George C Balazs, Derek Ipsen, Scott M Tintle
PURPOSE: To assess the outcomes of treatment with a dermal regeneration template (DRT) in a cohort of combat casualties with severe upper extremity injuries. METHODS: Records of all active duty military patients treated with DRT at our institution between November 2009 and July 2013 were screened. Inclusion criteria were upper extremity open wounds sustained during combat, requiring split-thickness or full-thickness skin grafting for closure. The primary outcome measure was wound healing after the first attempt at definitive treatment (defined as the first application of split-thickness or full-thickness skin graft)...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741558/the-group-a-streptococcus-serotype-m2-pilus-plays-a-role-in-host-cell-adhesion-and-immune-evasion
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Jia-Yun C Tsai, Jacelyn M S Loh, Fiona Clow, Natalie Lorenz, Thomas Proft
Group A Streptococcus (GAS), or Streptococcus pyogenes, is a human pathogen that causes diseases ranging from skin and soft tissue infections to severe invasive diseases, such as toxic shock syndrome. Each GAS strain carries a particular pilus type encoded in the variable fibronectin-binding, collagen-binding, T antigen (FCT) genomic region. Here, we describe the functional analysis of the serotype M2 pilus encoded in the FCT-6 region. We found that, in contrast to other investigated GAS pili, the ancillary pilin 1 lacks adhesive properties...
October 14, 2016: Molecular Microbiology
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