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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523002/humanized-mouse-models-of-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
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REVIEW
Dane Parker
Staphylococcus aureus is a successful human pathogen that has adapted itself in response to selection pressure by the human immune system. A commensal of the human skin and nose, it is a leading cause of several conditions: skin and soft tissue infection, pneumonia, septicemia, peritonitis, bacteremia, and endocarditis. Mice have been used extensively in all these conditions to identify virulence factors and host components important for pathogenesis. Although significant effort has gone toward development of an anti-staphylococcal vaccine, antibodies have proven ineffective in preventing infection in humans after successful studies in mice...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499779/-treating-through-decision-and-follow-up-in-antibiotic-therapy-associated-exanthemas
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Axel Trautmann, Sandrine Benoit, Matthias Goebeler, Johanna Stoevesandt
BACKGROUND: Immediate discontinuation or replacement of suspected drugs is considered standard medical care in acute exanthematous skin reactions. In the treatment of bacterial infections, structurally different alternative antibiotics, however, are commonly second choice options due to a suboptimal antimicrobial activity or an unfavorable side effect profile. Nonetheless, "treating through," the continuation of antibiotic treatment despite an objective exanthema, is practiced only rarely...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462035/whole-genome-sequencing-of-group-a-streptococcus-development-and-evaluation-of-an-automated-pipeline-for-emmgene-typing
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Georgia Kapatai, Juliana Coelho, Steven Platt, Victoria J Chalker
Streptococcus pyogenes group A Streptococcus (GAS) is the most common cause of bacterial throat infections, and can cause mild to severe skin and soft tissue infections, including impetigo, erysipelas, necrotizing fasciitis, as well as systemic and fatal infections including septicaemia and meningitis. Estimated annual incidence for invasive group A streptococcal infection (iGAS) in industrialised countries is approximately three per 100,000 per year. Typing is currently used in England and Wales to monitor bacterial strains of S...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450145/are-anaerobes-a-major-underappreciated-cause-of-necrotizing-infections
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Hannah Zhao-Fleming, Sharmila Dissanaike, Kendra Rumbaugh
Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are the most severe and rapidly progressing class of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). They are a surgical emergency and are associated with high mortality and morbidity. While NSTIs remain relatively rare, their incidence is steadily rising. Earlier diagnosis and more focused antibiotic treatments can potentially improve patient outcome, but both of these solutions require a more accurate understanding of the microbial component of these infections. While molecular detection methods, namely 16S sequencing, have not been traditionally used to identify the causative microorganisms in NSTIs, they are becoming more commonplace for other types of SSTIs, especially for chronic wound infections...
April 24, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450098/crush-injuries-of-the-hand
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Avi D Goodman, Christopher J Got, Arnold-Peter C Weiss
Crush injuries of the hand are a rare but devastating phenomenon, with historically poor outcomes. A compressive force, usually caused by a high-energy mechanism such as a motor vehicle or industrial accident, crushes and transiently increases the pressures within the hand. This force acts on the incompressible blood in the vasculature and leads to a dramatic rise in tissue pressures and damage to multiple tissue types, including bones, blood vessels, nerves, and soft tissues. A wide zone of injury results from a delayed inflammatory reaction involving the zone bordering the crushed cells, which may initially belie the severity of the injury...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445273/staged-management-of-open-lisfranc-injury-experience-from-14-patients
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Wenqi Gu, Zhongmin Shi
There are still controversies on the management and outcome of open Lisfranc injury in available studies. This study evaluates the staged management of Lisfranc injury and its complications.Patients who received a staged strategy for open Lisfranc injury were reviewed.One patient with degloving injury suffered from partial skin and hallux necrosis which was treated by debridement, hallux amputation, definitive internal fixation, and local flap transfer on the 12th day after first stage management. A definitive internal fixation and simultaneous skin graft or flap coverage were performed in another 3 patients with soft tissue defects...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395682/wound-infection-secondary-to-snakebite
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M Wagener, M Naidoo, C Aldous
BACKGROUND: Snakebites can produce severe local and systemic septic complications as well as being associated with significant overall morbidity and even mortality. OBJECTIVE: A prospective audit was undertaken to determine the bacterial causation of wound infection secondary to snakebite, and attempt to quantify the burden of disease. METHODS: The audit was undertaken at Ngwelezane Hospital, which provides both regional and tertiary services for north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, over a 4-month period...
March 29, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387180/mycobacterium-marinum
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Alexandra Aubry, Faiza Mougari, Florence Reibel, Emmanuelle Cambau
Mycobacterium marinum is a well-known pathogenic mycobacterium for skin and soft tissue infections and is associated with fishes and water. Among nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), it is the leading cause of extrarespiratory human infections worldwide. In addition, there is a specific scientific interest in M. marinum because of its genetic relatedness to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and because experimental infection of M. marinum in fishes mimics tuberculosis pathogenesis. Microbiological characteristics include the fact that it grows in 7 to 14 days with photochromogenic colonies and is difficult to differentiate from Mycobacterium ulcerans and other mycolactone-producing NTM on a molecular basis...
April 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385946/the-management-of-open-tibial-fractures-in-children-a-retrospective-case-series-of-eight-years-experience-of-61-cases-at-a-paediatric-specialist-centre
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R S Nandra, F Wu, A Gaffey, C E Bache
AIMS: Following the introduction of national standards in 2009, most major paediatric trauma is now triaged to specialist units offering combined orthopaedic and plastic surgical expertise. We investigated the management of open tibia fractures at a paediatric trauma centre, primarily reporting the risk of infection and rate of union. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 61 children who between 2007 and 2015 presented with an open tibia fracture...
April 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385138/community-acquired-syndromes-causing-morbidity-and-mortality-in-australia%C3%A2
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Shweta Sharma, Emmy Sneath, Allen C Cheng, N Deborah Friedman
The clinical and economic burden of infectious diseases is a substantial public health problem. The determination of the relative contributions of these diseases to the overall healthcare burden can inform priority setting, planning, and decision-making in healthcare and establish a baseline for future comparisons. Few recent studies have presented definitive data on the incidence of infectious diseases requiring hospitalisation in the Southern Hemisphere. We identified the age-specific number of hospitalisations and severe infections requiring intensive care unit admissions in the Geelong region...
March 31, 2017: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375517/life-after-usa300-the-rise-and-fall-of-a-superbug
#11
REVIEW
Paul J Planet
The community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) epidemic in the United States is largely attributable to the meteoric rise of a single clone, referred to as USA300. This strain not only spread across the United States in just a few years to become the predominant cause of staphylococcal disease, but it also appears to have increased the overall number of skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs), increasing the overall disease burden. While USA300 still constitutes a major public health burden, its prevalence may be decreasing in some parts of the United States...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369247/the-implications-of-antibiotic-resistance-for-patients-recovery-from-common-infections-in-the-community-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Oliver Van Hecke, Kay Wang, Joseph J Lee, Nia W Roberts, Chris C Butler
Background: Antibiotic use is the main driver for carriage of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The perception exists that failure of antibiotic treatment due to antibiotic resistance has little clinical impact in the community. Methods: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Web of Science from inception to 15 April 2016 without language restriction. We included studies conducted in community settings which reported patient-level data on laboratory-confirmed infections (respiratory, urinary tract, skin or soft tissue), antibiotic resistance, and clinical outcomes...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325766/staphylococcal-%C3%AE-toxin-modulates-human-aortic-endothelial-cell-and-platelet-function-through-sphingomyelinase-and-biofilm-ligase-activities
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Alfa Herrera, Katarina Kulhankova, Vijay K Sonkar, Sanjana Dayal, Aloysius J Klingelhutz, Wilmara Salgado-Pabón, Patrick M Schlievert
Staphylococcus aureus causes many infections, such as skin and soft tissue, pneumonia, osteomyelitis, and infective endocarditis (IE). IE is an endovascular infection of native and prosthetic valves and the lining of the heart; it is characterized by the formation of cauliflower-like "vegetations" composed of fibrin, platelets, other host factors, bacteria, and bacterial products. β-Toxin is an S. aureus virulence factor that contributes to the microorganism's ability to cause IE. This cytolysin has two enzymatic activities: sphingomyelinase (SMase) and biofilm ligase...
March 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299457/current-trends-of-human-infections-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-the-genus-shewanella
#14
REVIEW
K Yousfi, S Bekal, V Usongo, A Touati
Shewanella spp. are commonly known as environmental bacteria and are most frequently isolated from aquatic areas. Currently, diseases syndromes and multidrug resistance have increasingly been reported in the genus Shewanella. Some species are associated with various infections, such as skin and soft tissue infections, as well as bacteremia. Generally, these bacteria are opportunistic and mostly affect people with an impaired immune system. This genus is also a probable vehicle and progenitor of antibiotic resistance genes...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296993/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-cellulitis-requiring-intensive-care
#15
Duncan R Cranendonk, Lonneke A van Vught, Maryse A Wiewel, Olaf L Cremer, Janneke Horn, Marc J Bonten, Marcus J Schultz, Tom van der Poll, W Joost Wiersinga
Importance: Cellulitis is a commonly occurring skin and soft tissue infection and one of the most frequently seen dermatological diseases in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, clinical characteristics of patients with cellulitis requiring intensive care treatment are poorly defined. Necrotizing fasciitis is often confused for cellulitis at initial presentation and is considered to be more severe and thus has previously been described in more detail. Objective: To describe the clinical presentation and outcomes of patients with ICU-necessitating cellulitis and to compare them with patients with necrotizing fasciitis...
March 15, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293522/a-case-report-of-the-first-nonburn-related-military-trauma-victim-treated-with-spray-skin-regenerative-therapy-in-combination-with-a-dermal-regenerate-template
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Ian L Valerio, Daniel A Hammer, Juan L Rendon, Kerry P Latham, Mark E Fleming
Massive soft tissue and skin loss secondary to war-related traumas are among the most frequently encountered challenges in the care of wounded warriors. This case report outlines the first military nonburn-related trauma patient treated by a combination of regenerative modalities. Our case employs spray skin technology to an established dermal regenerate matrix. Our patient, a 29-year-old active duty male, suffered a combat blast trauma in 2010 while deployed. The patient's treatment course was complicated by a severe necrotizing fasciitis infection requiring over 100 surgical procedures for disease control and reconstruction...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291497/variation-in-postinjury-antibiotic-prophylaxis-patterns-over-five-years-in-a-combat-zone
#17
Bradley A Lloyd, Clinton K Murray, William Bradley, Faraz Shaikh, Deepak Aggarwal, M Leigh Carson, David R Tribble
In 2008, a clinical practice guideline (CPG) was developed for the prevention of infections among combat casualties and was later revised in 2011. We evaluated utilization of antimicrobials within 48 hours following injury in the combat zone over a 5-year period (June 2009 through May 2014) with regard to number of regimens, type of antimicrobial, and adherence to the 2011 CPG. The study population consisted of 5,196 wounded military personnel. Open fractures and skin and soft-tissue injuries were the most frequent injuries...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274882/vacuum-sealing-drainage-as-a-pre-surgical-adjunct-in-the-treatment-of-complex-open-hand-injuries-report-of-17-cases
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X-F Niu, J-H Yi, G-Q Zha, J Hu, Y-J Liu, L-B Xiao
BACKGROUND: Few studies have been conducted to explore the use of the vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) technique in complex hand injuries. The aim of this study was to report outcomes in patients with complex hand injuries receiving VSD as a coadjuvant treatment prior to second-stage surgery. METHODS: This case series study retrospectively reviewed the patients who underwent VSD for treatment of hand injuries. Inclusion criteria for the study were: (1) traumatic soft tissue defects of the hand and wrist, accompanied by different degrees of injury and exposure of bone, tendon, or blood vessel; (2) the wound surface of hand and wrist was seriously contaminated and direct wound closure was not possible; and (3) the soft tissues of hand and wrist were seriously lacerated or avulsed, and showed necrosis or acute infection...
May 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259957/photodynamic-inactivation-of-fibroblasts-and-inhibition-of-staphylococcus%C3%A2-epidermidis-adhesion-and-biofilm-formation-by-toluidine-blue-o
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Xin Li, Zizhong Liu, Houfang Liu, Xi Chen, Yue Liu, Honglue Tan
Treating skin and soft tissue infections of severe limb traumas can be challenging. Crucial concerns focus on inhibiting biofilm formation by antibiotic‑resistant bacteria, and preventing scar formation by fibroblastic hyperproliferation. The local use of toluidine blue O (TBO)‑mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) may be a promising strategy for treating such lesions. The present study used Staphylococcus epidermidis (strain ATCC 35984) to assess the effects of TBO‑PDT on bacterial adherence and biofilm formation, using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), tissue culture plating (TCP) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
April 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251359/staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-in-immunosuppressed-patients-a-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
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G Sasson, A D Bai, A Showler, L Burry, M Steinberg, D R Ricciuto, T Fernandes, A Chiu, S Raybardhan, M Science, E Fernando, A M Morris, C M Bell
Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) causes significant morbidity and mortality. We assessed the disease severity and clinical outcomes of SAB in patients with pre-existing immunosuppression, compared with immunocompetent patients. A retrospective cohort investigation studied consecutive patients with SAB hospitalized across six hospitals in Toronto, Canada from 2007 to 2010. Patients were divided into immunosuppressed (IS) and immunocompetent (IC) cohorts; the IS cohort was subdivided into presence of one and two or more immunosuppressive conditions...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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