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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839395/staphylococcus-lugdunensis-and-trichophyton-tonsurans-infection-in-synthetic-hair-implants
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Pedro Colli, Antonia Fellas, Ralph M Trüeb
Synthetic hair implants are considered in alopecia when the patient requests an immediate result with minor surgery and with a poor donor area. However, the procedure has historically been marred by poor quality fiber and performance resulting in serious complications. Nevertheless, companies continue to market the procedure with the claim that previous problems have been sorted out. We report a case of inflammation in synthetic hair implants, in which microbiological studies revealed infection with Staphylococcus lugdunensis and Trichophyton tonsurans...
April 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839324/nosocomial-spondylodiscitis-after-intradiscal-electrothermal-therapy-case-series
#2
Vuslat Kecik Bosnak, Ilkay Karaoglan, Ibrahim Erkutlu, Mustafa Namiduru
Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) is a method applied for treatment of pain caused by the disc and involves reaching spinal disc through a catheter under fluoroscopy and solidifying disc interior by heating. We retrospectively evaluated ten patients treated and followed up with diagnosis of nosocomial spondylodiscitis after IDET. Ten patients, to whom IDET was applied for low back pain treatment in a tertiary healthcare organization, came with complaints of fever and low back pain during postoperative process...
August 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839304/the-malpractices-of-student-nurses-in-clinical-practice-in-turkey-and-their-causes
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Havva Ozturk, Ilknur Kahriman, Ayse Nefise Bahcecik, Serap Sokmen, Nazan Calbayram, Sibel Kucuk
OBJECTIVE: The study was conducted to identify whether or not student nurses made the medical errors as well as the reasons for the errors. METHODS: A study was conducted with 1067 student nurses studying at 12 universities in Turkey. The data were collected by using medical error scale and a questionnaire on demographic characteristics and malpractices. RESULTS: Overall 28% of the student nurses performed malpractice during clinical practice...
August 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674858/self-made-cryopreservative-fibrin-glue-applied-in-pterygium-surgery-a-novel-practical-technique
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Jing-Wen Gong, Jun-Hao Chen, Ting Shen, Jin Jiang
PURPOSE: To introduce a novel practical technique of self-made cryopreservative fibrin glue (SMC) applied in pterygium surgery and to assess its safety and efficacy. METHODS: Forty-eight eyes of 48 patients with nasal primary pterygium were enrolled. The patients were equally assigned to 6 groups. Self-made fibrin glue was subpackaged and, respectively, cryopreserved for 3, 7, 15 days and 1, 2 and 3 months. At each time point, the asepsis of SMC was confirmed by bacterial culture and colony counting...
July 3, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666974/application-of-photodynamic-therapy-laser-therapy-and-a-cellulose-membrane-for-calcaneal-pressure-ulcer-treatment-in-a-diabetic-patient-a-case-report
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Luciano Pereira Rosa, Francine Cristina da Silva, Regiane Lima Vieira, Beatriz Rocha Tanajura, Alana Gonçalves da Silva Gusmão, Janeide Muritiba de Oliveira, Nathalia Aparecida Campanário Dos Santos, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder in which a person has high blood glucose levels due to inadequate insulin production by the pancreas. Wounds in these individuals cannot heal properly over time due to circulatory changes that hinder and stagnate the healing process. We report the case of an 82-year-old female type 2 diabetes mellitus carrier, presenting to clinical-dermatological examination pressure ulcer (PU) in the right calcaneus region. The patient was treated with photodynamic therapy using curcumin and blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), laser therapy, and the application of a cellulose membrane in order to promote ulcer decontamination by local action, accelerate wound healing, and maintain favorable conditions of asepsis and moisture, respectively...
June 27, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614973/comparison-of-an-alcohol-based-hand-sanitation-product-with-a-traditional-chlorhexidine-hand-scrub-technique-for-hand-hygiene-preparation-in-an-equine-hospital
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R A Edwards, C B Riley, L Howe, E A Burrows, K T Riley, L Frellstedt
AIMS: To investigate the efficacy of an alcohol gel-based hand antisepsis protocol compared with a traditional chlorhexidine-based protocol under conditions of routine clinical contamination, and following heavy faecal contamination. METHODS: Twelve adult participants were recruited and on four separate days completed a hand sanitation protocol using a chlorhexidine scrub or an alcohol-based gel, with hands that were grossly clean but contaminated or with faecal contamination...
September 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605923/bacterial-sepsis-in-neonates-single-centre-study-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Izeta Softić, Husref Tahirović, Vincenzo Di Ciommo, Cinzia Auriti
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence, mortality, risk factors, aetiology and the susceptibility to antibiotics of the bacteria responsible for sepsis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single centre, prospective, observational study, involving 200 neonates admitted over 12 months to the NICU of the University Children's Hospital, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. RESULTS: The crude incidence of all neonatal sepsis was 68.0% (136/200) and that of late-onset sepsis (LOS) was 48...
May 2017: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579884/effect-of-medicated-serum-of-curcumae-radix-extract-on-mrna-expression-of-timp-1-mmps-13-and-ai-collagen-of-hsc-t6-cell
#8
Bo Shi, Jingjing Shi, Huazhen Qin
To study the effect of medicated serum of Curcumae Radix (Yujin) on the mRNA expression of Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1), Matrix metalloproteinases-13 (MMPs-13) and aI-collagen of Hepatic stellate cell-T6 (HSC-T6) cell. Twenty SD rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: high dose of Yujin group (16.2 g kg(-1)), medium dose of Yujin group (8.1 g kg(-1)), low dose of Yujin group (4.05 g kg(-1)) and blank control group (with the same volume of 0.9% saline). Yujin extract or 0.9% saline were administered daily by gavage to rats for 4d, after once administration of full-day dose for 1 h on the fourth day, ether anaesthesia was given, and blood was taken from abdominal aortic in asepsis condition for preparation of medicated serum...
May 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553036/postpartum-acute-kidney-injury-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-center
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M M Mir, M S Najar, A M Chaudary, H Azad, A R Reshi, K A Banday, M A Bhat, I A Wani, M M Wani, M Ursilla
Pregnancy-related-acute kidney injury (PR-AKI) had decreased from 40% to 20% in 1960 to <10% in recent series, mostly due to meticulous antenatal management. Postpartum-AKI (PP-AKI) resulting from late obstetric complications has become more apparent after improvement in antenatal care and legalization of medical termination of pregnancy. Women with renal injury in peripartum period admitted to our hospital over a period of 2 years (April 2013 to May 2015) were studied. Of 713 patients of AKI admitted, 61 had PR-AKI with an incidence of 4...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549510/understanding-the-current-state-of-infection-preventionists-through-competency-role-and-activity-self-assessment
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Ericka L Kalp, James F Marx, James Davis
BACKGROUND: The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) MegaSurvey, administered in 2015, was completed by approximately 4,079 APIC members. The survey sought to gain a better understanding the current state of 4 components of infection prevention practice: demographic characteristics, compensation, organizational structure, and practice and competency. METHODS: The data for this analysis come from the APIC MegaSurvey Practice and Competency domain...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546664/early-maternal-feeding-versus-traditional-delayed-feeding-after-cesarean-section-a-pilot-study
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Sukesh Kumar Kathpalia
BACKGROUND: Cesarean section is on the rise all over the world; it has become a safe surgery due to better anesthesia, asepsis, blood transfusion and antibiotics. Traditionally, the patients are kept nil orally till they pass flatus. This study was performed to find out acceptance and tolerability of early feeding, its side effects and complications if any. METHODS: This comparative study was conducted in a service hospital. There were two groups of 70 cases each where one was administered early feeding and the second group was put on standard delayed feeding as is traditionally done in most of the hospitals...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538851/-antimicrobial-sensitivity-of-the-environmental-microbiota-in-the-intensive-care-units-of-a-peruvian-hospital
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José Díaz-Tello, Jesús Rojas-Jaimes, Jimmy Ibarra-Trujillo, Delza Tárraga-Gonzales
The objective was to detect Gram-negative bacilli and Gram-positive cocci isolated from the environmental microbiota of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) departments of Neonatology, Pediatrics, and Transplants (kidney, liver, and general) in a Lima hospital and determine their antimicrobial sensitivity. Eighty samples were obtained from inanimate surfaces using a wet swab. A total of 61 bacterial strains were identified, including Staphylococcus epidermis (46.0%), Alcaligenes sp. (21.3%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (16...
January 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492440/diskitis-osteomyelitis-spinal-epidural-abscess-meningitis-and-endocarditis-following-sacroiliac-joint-injection-for-the-treatment-of-low-back-pain-in-a-patient-on-therapy-for-hepatitis-c-virus
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Geeta Nagpal, John P Flaherty, Honorio T Benzon
OBJECTIVE: Sacroiliac joint injections are frequently performed procedures in the management of acute and chronic low-back pain, including patients with various immunocompromised states. Infectious complications following these procedures along with other spinal injections are rarely reported, but the true incidence is unknown. The purpose of this report is to highlight the devastating neurologic sequela that can occur, and to discuss potential future management strategies. CASE REPORT: We present a patient who developed diskitis, osteomyelitis, spinal epidural abscess, meningitis, and endocarditis from Staphylococcus aureus, all of which developed shortly after a sacroiliac joint injection...
July 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483629/dialkylcarbamoyl-chloride-dressings-in-the-prevention-of-surgical-site-infections-after-nonimplant-vascular-surgery
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Nelson Bua, George E Smith, Joshua P Totty, Daniel Pan, Tom Wallace, Daniel Carradice, Ian C Chetter
BACKGROUND: Dressings coated with dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC) are highly hydrophobic and irreversibly bind multiple types of bacteria, trapping them in the dressing and reducing the number of organisms at the wound surface. We aimed to assess the impact of DACC-coated postoperative dressings on the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) in nonimplant vascular surgery patients. METHODS: Two hundred patients undergoing nonimplant vascular surgery were prospectively recruited at a single vascular center...
October 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426158/a-novel-technique-for-decellularization-of-allogenic-nerves-and-in-vivo-study-of-their-use-for-peripheral-nerve-reconstruction
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F Boriani, N Fazio, C Fotia, L Savarino, N Nicoli Aldini, L Martini, N Zini, M Bernardini, N Baldini
Autografts represent the gold standard for peripheral nerve reconstruction but their limited availability, the discrepancy of nerve caliber, and long surgical times are drawbacks. Allografts have therefore become a valid alternative option. In particular, acellular nerve allografts (ANAs) rather than fresh allografts do not need immunosuppression and appear to be safe and effective based on recent studies. An innovative method was conceived to obtain ANAs, so as to speed up nerve decellularization, without compromising nerve architecture, and without breaking the asepsis chain...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395471/-dynamics-of-f1-antibody-responses-to-yersinia-pestis-infection-in-rhombomys-opimus
#16
W W Meng, X H Wang, T Luo, B Li, Q G Wang, R Guo, X Dai, Y J Zhang
Objective: To observe the dynamics of antibody response in great gerbils infected with Yersinia pestis in experiment. Method: A total of 211 great gerbils were captured in the southern margin of plague natural focus of Junggar Basin of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in 2011. Among them, there were 167 great gerbils without infection of Y. pestis and 44 great gerbils infected by Y.pestis. Y.pestis No. 2504 was employed for this experimental strain, which was strong toxic strain with negativity in the reduction experiment of nitrate...
April 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121042/economic-case-for-intraoperative-interventions-to-prevent-surgical-site-infection
#17
REVIEW
B M Gillespie, W Chaboyer, A Erichsen-Andersson, R M Hettiarachchi, S Kularatna
BACKGROUND: Surgical-site infection (SSI) occurs in 1-10 per cent of all patients undergoing surgery; rates can be higher depending on the type of surgery. The aim of this review was to establish whether (or not) surgical hand asepsis, intraoperative skin antisepsis and selected surgical dressings are cost-effective in SSI prevention, and to examine the quality of reporting. METHODS: The authors searched MEDLINE via Ovid, CINAHL via EBSCO, Cochrane Central and Scopus databases systematically from 1990 to 2016...
January 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102918/medication-administration-errors-and-related-deviations-from-safe-practice-an-observational-study
#18
Alwiena J Blignaut, Siedine K Coetzee, Hester C Klopper, Suria M Ellis
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of medication administration errors, medication administration related deviations from safe practice as well as factors associated with these errors in medical and surgical units of public hospitals in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. BACKGROUND: Several studies have been published on the incidence of medication administration errors, but only a few have studied the incidence of medication administration related deviations from safe practice...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076992/the-issue-of-delivery-room-infections-in-the-italian-law-a-brief-comparative-study-with-english-and-french-jurisprudence
#19
Simona Zaami, Gianluca Montanari Vergallo, Simona Napoletano, Fabrizio Signore, Enrico Marinelli
Delivery room infections are frequent, and many of them could be avoided through higher standards of care. The authors examine this issue by comparing it to English and French reality. Unlike England, in Italy and France the relationship established between health facility, physician and patient is outlined in a contract. In England, the judges' decisions converge toward a better and higher protection of the patient-the actor-and facilitate the probative task. In case of infections, including those occurring in the delivery room, three issues are evaluated: the hospital's negligent conduct, damages if any and causal nexus...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045240/what-should-we-expect-from-the-hybrid-room
#20
REVIEW
Adrien Hertault, Jonathan Sobocinski, Rafaëlle Spear, Richard Azzaoui, Matthieu Delloye, Dominique Fabre, Stephan Haulon
The concept of hybrid room was defined as an optimized surgical theater, offering the best compromise between asepsis criteria from standard surgical rooms and high quality imaging equipment from fixed radiological suites. This review aimed at summarizing what vascular surgeons should expect from hybrid rooms in daily practice and in the near future.
April 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
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