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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091763/the-prevalence-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-the-causal-agent-of-chagas-disease-in-texas-rodent-populations
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Adriana Aleman, Trina Guerra, Troy J Maikis, Matthew T Milholland, Ivan Castro-Arellano, Michael R J Forstner, Dittmar Hahn
Rodent species were assessed as potential hosts of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiologic agent of Chagas disease, from five sites throughout Texas in sylvan and disturbed habitats. A total of 592 rodents were captured, resulting in a wide taxonomic representation of 11 genera and 15 species. Heart samples of 543 individuals were successfully analyzed by SybrGreen-based quantitative PCR (qPCR) targeting a 166 bp fragment of satellite DNA of T. cruzi. Eight rodents representing six species from six genera and two families were infected with T...
January 13, 2017: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089125/long-term-outcomes-of-permanent-cement-spacers-in-the-infected-foot
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Tammer Elmarsafi, Noah G Oliver, John S Steinberg, Karen K Evans, Christopher E Attinger, Paul J Kim
When osteomyelitis occurs in the infected foot, cement spacers have been used as a limb salvage tool. The aim of the present study was to assess the longevity and outcomes in high-risk, low-demand patients who have undergone resection of bone and subsequent placement of permanent antibiotic-eluting cement spacers in the foot. A retrospective review case series of 30 patients who had undergone placement of a permanent antibiotic-eluting cement spacer in the foot were evaluated for retention, spacer exchange, removal, amputation, and functional status...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088938/clinical-analysis-of-54-cases-of-large-area-soft-tissue-avulsion-in-the-lower-limb
#3
Yu Chen, Lei Liu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical curative effect of different treatment methods for large area avulsion injury in the lower limb. METHODS: Between January 2010 and December 2013, 54 patients with large area avulsion injury in the lower limb were treated in the trauma center of our hospital, including 34 males and 20 females with a mean age of 35.7 years (range, 16-65 years). The injury mechanism was traffic accident in 44 cases, hitting by heavy objects in 8 cases, and fall from height in 2 cases, involving 31 thighs, 19 legs and 4 feet involved...
December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074301/tightrope-fixation-of-syndesmotic-injuries-in-weber-c-ankle-fractures-a-multicentre-case-series
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Amarjit Anand, Ran Wei, Akash Patel, Vikas Vedi, Garth Allardice, Bobby Singh Anand
BACKGROUND: No general consensus has yet been established for the gold standard treatment of ankle syndesmotic complex injuries. Recent literature has documented the success of ankle tightrope fixation for heterogeneous ankle fracture patterns, resulting in syndesmotic complex injuries. We present a multicentre case series assessing the clinical, radiological and functional outcomes of patients with Weber C ankle fractures treated with the Arthrex TightRope(®) fixation system. METHOD: We performed a retrospective analysis of all adult patients with Weber C ankle fractures who were treated with the Arthrex TightRope(®) fixation system at four centres over a 3-year period...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073665/predictive-ability-of-the-society-for-vascular-surgery-wound-ischemia-and-foot-infection-wifi-classification-system-after-first-time-lower-extremity-revascularizations
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Jeremy D Darling, John C McCallum, Peter A Soden, Raul J Guzman, Mark C Wyers, Allen D Hamdan, Hence J Verhagen, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Wound, Ischemia and foot Infection (WIfI) classification system was proposed to predict 1-year amputation risk and potential benefit from revascularization. Our goal was to evaluate the predictive ability of this scale in a real-world selection of patients undergoing a first-time lower extremity revascularization for chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI). METHODS: From 2005 to 2014, 1336 limbs underwent a first-time lower extremity revascularization for CLTI, of which 992 had sufficient data to classify all three WIfI components (wound, ischemia, and foot infection)...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073399/enterovirus-71-induces-apoptosis-by-directly-modulating-the-conformational-activation-of-pro-apoptotic-protein-bax
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Xiaodong Han, Haolong Cong
Enterovirus 71 (EVA71), a virus of the genus enterovirus in the picornaviridae family, is one of the main causative agents of foot, hand and mouth disease in infected infants and young children. In this study, we report that cells with EVA71 infection exhibit increased levels of cytochrome c release and Caspase-3 activation. EVA71 infection induces the conformational activation of pro-apoptotic protein Bax, and the subsequent formation of oligomers of Bax in mitochondria. Inhibitors that block Caspase-8 activation cannot inhibit apoptosis induced by EVA71 infection...
January 10, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073376/treatment-and-outcome-prognosis-of-patients-with-high-energy-transsyndesmotic-ankle-fracture-dislocation-the-logsplitter-injury
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Zhe Wang, Xin Tang, Shenglong Li, Xiuhui Wang, Liangfeng Gong, Tao Zhong, Kunzheng Wang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to retrospectively review the clinical efficacy of open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for treatment of high-energy transsyndesmotic ankle fracture dislocation-the "Logsplitter" injury. METHODS: Between December 2006 and December 2014, 41 patients (29 males and 12 females; mean age, 41.46 ± 13.42 years) with Logsplitter injury were treated by ORIF procedure. Patients were grouped as typical injury (mainly vertical axial stress) and untypical injury (mainly rotational stress) according to the injury mechanism and the degree of the talus wedged into the distal tibiofibular joint...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070472/utilizing-the-veraflo%C3%A2-instillation-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-system-with-advanced-care-for-a-case-study
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Rita K Driver
BACKGROUND:  Mankind has always suffered wounds throughout time due to trauma, disease, and lifestyles. Many wounds are non-healing and have continued to be challenging. However, utilizing advanced wound care treatments, such as negative pressure wound treatment with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d), has proven beneficial. NPWTi-d is indicated in a variety of wounds, such as trauma, surgical, acute, pressure injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, and venous leg ulcers. Bacteria and bioburden interrupts wound healing by increasing the metabolic needs, ingesting, and robbing the necessary nutrients and oxygen...
November 30, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063993/inhibition-of-enterovirus-71-replication-by-an-%C3%AE-hydroxy-nitrile-derivative-nk-1-9k
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Yaxin Wang, Lin Cao, Yangyang Zhai, Jiaming Ma, Quandeng Nie, Ting Li, Zheng Yin, Yuna Sun, Luqing Shang
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is one of the major etiological agents of human hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) worldwide. EV71 infection in young children and people with immunodeficiency causes severe symptoms with a high fatality rates. However, there is still no approved drugs to treat such infections. Based on our previous report of a peptide-aldehyde anti-EV71 protease, we present here a highly specific α-hydroxy-nitrile derivative NK-1.9k, which inhibited the proliferation of multiple EV71 strains and coxsackievirus A16 (CVA16) in various cells with EC50 of 37...
January 4, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056319/-risk-factors-for-lower-extremity-amputation-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot
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B Xu, C Z Yang, S B Wu, D Zhang, L N Wang, L Xiao, Y Chen, C R Wang, A Tong, X F Zhou, X H Li, X H Guan
Objective: To explore the risk factors for lower extremity amputation in patients with diabetic foot. Methods: The clinical data of 1 771 patients with diabetic foot at the Air Force General Hospital of PLA from November 2001 to April 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into the non-amputation and amputation groups. Within the amputation group, subjects were further divided into the minor and major amputation subgroups. Binary logistic regression analyses were used to assess the association between risk factors and lower extremity amputation...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054925/the-wound-trend-scale-a-retrospective-review-of-utility-and-predictive-value-in-the-assessment-and-documentation-of-lower-leg-ulcers
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Noreen A Campbell, Donna L Campbell, Andrea Turner
Wound assessment is essential to manage wound care. The Wound Trend Scale (WTS) is a paper-and-pen instrument comprised of 14 parameters designed to guide assessment of findings relevant to lower leg ulcer management and includes an infection screen and cues for physician consultation. To determine its clinical utility, predictive value, and reliability, data were retrospectively analyzed from a random sampling of medical records of patients seen at a Foot and Leg Clinic between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008...
December 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054923/descriptive-longitudinal-study-results-applied-to-statistical-models-to-assess-the-impact-of-early-microbiological-cultures-on-the-economic-burden-of-treatment-for-infected-diabetic-foot-ulcers-at-a-mexican-public-health-facility
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Luz-Ma-Adriana Balderas-Peña, Daniel Sat-Muñoz, Rosa-Emilia Ramírez-Conchas, Moisés-Roberto Alvarado-Iñiguez, Javier-Eduardo García-de-Alba-García, Eduardo Cruz-Corona, José-Luis Chávez-Hurtado, José-Martín Chagollán-Ramírez
Infection plays a critical role in health care and impacts the cost of the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). To examine the cost reduction associated with the multidisciplinary treatment of infected DFU (IDFU) by obtaining early (ie, within 48 hours of admission) microbiological culture results, a descriptive, longitudinal study was conducted. Data were collected prospectively from patient medical charts of a cohort of 67 patients (mean age, 56.14 ± 12.3 years; mean duration of diabetes, 14.95 ± 8 years) with IDFU treated at a Mexican public health facility from January 1 to April 30, 2010...
December 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051086/neutrophilic-nlrp3-inflammasome-dependent-il-1%C3%AE-secretion-regulates-the-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t17-cell-response-in-respiratory-bacterial-infections
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M Hassane, D Demon, D Soulard, J Fontaine, L E Keller, E C Patin, R Porte, I Prinz, B Ryffel, A Kadioglu, J-W Veening, J-C Sirard, C Faveeuw, M Lamkanfi, F Trottein, C Paget
Traditionally regarded as simple foot soldiers of the innate immune response limited to the eradication of pathogens, neutrophils recently emerged as more complex cells endowed with a set of immunoregulatory functions. Using a model of invasive pneumococcal disease, we highlighted an unexpected key role for neutrophils as accessory cells in innate interleukin (IL)-17A production by lung resident Vγ6Vδ1(+) T cells via nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain receptor, pyrin-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome-dependent IL-1β secretion...
January 4, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042848/epidemiologic-features-of-enterovirus-71-associated-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-from-2009-to-2013-in-zhejiang-china
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Zhifang Wang, Huakun Lv, Wenming Zhu, Zhe Mo, Guangming Mao, Xiaofeng Wang, Xiaoming Lou, Yongdi Chen
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) usually causes hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) with severe clinical symptoms and even deaths in China. There is no efficient antiviral drug to protect against severe EV71-associated HFMD, making the development of EV71 vaccines therefore a priority. However, the potential target subject population(s) to be immunized with EV71 vaccine are not well understood. In this study, we characterized the epidemiology regarding EV71-associated HFMD on the basis of provincial-level surveillance...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041821/nat-positivity-in-seronegative-voluntary-blood-donors-from-western-india
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Kanchan K Mishra, Apeksha Trivedi, Sheetal Sosa, Krima Patel, Kanjaksha Ghosh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Prevalence and composition of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV-1, NAT positive but seronegative voluntary blood donors from western part of India is yet to be documented. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Over last 2 1/2 years all the seronegative voluntary blood donors were tested using 10 minipools on a semiautomated NAT testing platform. The positively tested donors were followed up for at least five months for development of seropositivity. RESULTS: 79532 seronegative donations were tested by 10 minipool (MP) NAT leading to 51 positive sample (44 Hep B, 5 HIV 1 and Hep C positive)...
December 13, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040821/over-the-counter-and-natural-remedies-for-onychomycosis-do-they-really-work
#16
Pierre Halteh, Richard K Scher, Shari R Lipner
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail unit that may lead to dystrophy and disfigurement over time. It accounts for up to 50% of all nail conditions, with toenails affected more commonly than fingernails. Onychomycosis may affect quality of life and increase the prevalence and severity of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. Available oral agents approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of onychomycosis include terbinafine and itraconazole, which have demonstrated good efficacy but are associated with the risk of systemic side effects and drug-drug interactions...
November 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040088/restoration-of-long-bone-defects-treated-with-the-induced-membrane-technique-protocol-and-outcomes
#17
Peter V Giannoudis, Paul J Harwood, Theodoros Tosounidis, Nikolaos K Kanakaris
This prospective study was undertaken at a regional tertiary referral centre to evaluate the results of treatment of bone defects managed with the induced membrane (IM) technique. Inclusion criteria were patients with bone defects secondary to septic non-union, chronic osteomyelitis and acute fracture with bone loss. Pathological fractures with bone loss were excluded. Data collection included patient demographics, pathology, previous surgical intervention, size of bone defect, type of graft implanted, time-to-union and complications/reinterventions...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032852/-osteomyelitis-due-to-shewanella-putrefaciens-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Katia Guinetti-Ortiz, Alejandra Bocanegra-Jesús, Andrea Gómez de la Torre-Del Carpio
Shewanella putrefaciens is a Gram-negative bacillus and marine pathogen that rarely causes disease in humans. We report a case of osteomyelitis by this organism in a 48-year-old male patient, who presented with pain and erythema of the right foot that was initially diagnosed as cellulitis and did not revert despite treatment. He was transferred to Lima where osteomyelitis was diagnosed and started on empirical treatment with partial regression. A biopsy and culture of the compromised area found S. putrefaciens...
November 29, 2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031510/use-of-a-magnetic-bone-nail-for-lengthening-of-the-femur-and-tibia
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Ozgur Karakoyun, Sami Sokucu, Mehmet Fatih Erol, Metin Kucukkaya, Yavuz Selim Kabukçuoğlu
PURPOSE: To report our experience with the PRECICE nail for limb lengthening in 23 patients. METHODS: Records of 15 female and 8 male patients aged 14 to 38 (mean, 23.6) years who underwent lengthening of the tibia (n=6) or femur (n=21) using the PRECICE nail were reviewed. The reasons for lengthening included trauma (n=7), hemihypertrophy (n=2), focal femoral deficiency (n=2), Ellis-van Creveld syndrome (n=1), hip septic arthritis sequelae (n=1), hereditary multiple exostosis (n=1), club foot sequela (n=1), congenital tibial pseudoarthrosis (n=1), fibrous dysplasia (n=1), idiopathic limb length discrepancy (n=7), and cosmetic (n=1)...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031506/intramedullary-and-intra-osseous-arthrodesis-of-the-hallux-metatarsophalangeal-joint
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Efstathios Drampalos, Shen Hwa Vun, Irfan Fayyaz
PURPOSE: To review the outcome of arthrodesis of the hallux metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint in 23 patients. METHODS: Records of 9 men and 14 women aged 27 to 88 (mean, 57) years who underwent arthrodesis of the hallux MTP joint using an intramedullary device and an intra-osseous device were reviewed. Indications for surgery were severe hallux valgus (n=15), hallux rigidus (n=6) and rheumatoid arthritis (n=2). Outcome measures included visual analogue score (VAS) for pain, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) hallux score, bone union, hallux valgus angle (HVA), dorsiflexion angle (DA), complications, revision, and patient satisfaction...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
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