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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734566/long-term-outcome-of-eosinophilic-fasciitis-a-cross-sectional-evaluation-of-35-patients
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Jorre S Mertens, Rogier M Thurlings, Wietske Kievit, Marieke M B Seyger, Timothy R D Radstake, Elke M G J de Jong
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) is a connective tissue disease with an unknown long-term course. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate presence and determinants of residual disease damage in patients with EF after long-term follow-up. METHODS: Patients with biopsy-proven EF were included for this cross-sectional study. Outcome measures included the Physician's Global Assessment of Disease Activity, Physician's Global Assessment of Damage (PhysGA-D), skin pliability scores, passive range of motion, and health-related quality of Life (HRQoL) questionnaires...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728246/-clinical-analyses-of-3-cases-of-cervical-necrotizing-fasciitis
#2
L Jin, R M Ge, Y Mao, Y J Chang, Y L Wang, S Q Yu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725564/post-partum-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-associated-with-necrotizing-fasciitis
#3
Wei Chuan Chua, Mohd Zulfakar Mazlan, Saedah Ali, Sanihah Che Omar, Wan Mohd Nazaruddin Wan Hassan, S Praveena Seevaunnantum, Rhendra Hardy Mohd Zaini, Mohd Hasyizan Hassan, Alwi Muhd Besari, Zaidah Abd Rahman, Zeti Norfidiyati Salmuna Ayub, Sabrina Abd Ghani, Normalinda Yaacob, Wan Rosilawati Wan Rosli
We report a fatal case of post-partum streptococcal toxic shock syndrome in a patient who was previously healthy and had presented to the emergency department with an extensive blistering ecchymotic lesions over her right buttock and thigh associated with severe pain. The pregnancy had been uncomplicated, and the mode of delivery had been spontaneous vaginal delivery with an episiotomy. She was found to have septicemic shock requiring high inotropic support. Subsequently, she was treated for necrotizing fasciitis, complicated by septicemic shock and multiple organ failures...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723479/infectious-complications-of-circumcision-and-their-prevention
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REVIEW
Itzhak Brook
CONTEXT: A growing body of evidence supports the health benefits of circumcision, but the occurrence of infectious complications is of concern. OBJECTIVE: To review literature presenting past data and studies of infectious complications of circumcision and their prevention. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A literature search was conducted of the Cochrane Library, Embase, Turning Research into Practice, PubMed, and Medline databases from their inception through June 25, 2015...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719668/epidemiology-and-distribution-of-10-superantigens-among-invasive-streptococcus-pyogenes-disease-in-germany-from-2009-to-2014
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Matthias Imöhl, Christina Fitzner, Stephanie Perniciaro, Mark van der Linden
A nationwide laboratory-based surveillance study of invasive S. pyogenes infections was conducted in Germany. Invasive isolates (n = 719) were obtained between 2009 and 2014. Most isolates were obtained from blood (92.1%). The proportions of isolates from cerebrospinal fluid, pleural fluid, synovial fluid and peritoneal fluid were 3.9%, 1.8%, 1.7% and 0.6%, respectively. The most common emm types were emm 1 (31.8%), emm 28 (15.4%) and emm 89 (14.5%). The most common superantigen genes (speA, speC, speG, speH, speI, speJ, speK, speL, speM, ssa) identified from S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719544/postoperative-pyoderma-gangrenosum-in-children-the-case-report-of-a-13-year-old-boy-with-pyoderma-gangrenosum-after-hip-reconstruction-surgery-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Nina Berger, Michael Ebenhoch, Maya Salzmann
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a neutrophilic dermatosis and pathergic reaction at surgical sites. Reports of children with postoperative PG are rare in the literature. METHODS: We report the case of a 13-year-old boy without any known preexisting illnesses, who developed severe systemic response and wound deterioration after elective hip reconstruction surgery. The working diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis was later determined to be postoperative PG...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717618/plantar-fasciitis-in-athletes-diagnostic-and-treatment-strategies-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Federica Petraglia, Ileana Ramazzina, Cosimo Costantino
BACKGROUND: Plantar fasciitis (PF) is reported in different sports mainly in running and soccer athletes. Purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic review of published literature concerning the diagnosis and treatment of PF in both recreational and élite athletes. The review was conducted and reported in accordance with the PRISMA statement. METHODS: The following electronic databases were searched: PubMed, Cochrane Library and Scopus. As far as PF diagnosis, we investigated the electronic databases from January 2006 to June 2016, whereas in considering treatments all data in literature were investigated...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713455/a-pilot-study-of-the-effect-of-outsole-hardness-on-lower-limb-kinematics-and-kinetics-during-soccer-related-movements
#8
Dong Sun, Qichang Mei, Julien S Baker, Xuewen Jia, Yaodong Gu
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of different outsole hardness of turf cleats shoes on the lower limb kinematics and kinetics of soccer players playing on artificial turf. The participants were required to complete tasks of straight running and 45° left sidestep cutting movements, respectively, at the speed of 4.5 ± 0.2 m/s on artificial turf. They were asked to randomly select turf cleats shoes with a soft outsole (SO), medium hardness outsole (MO) and hard outsole (HO). During the stance phase of straight running, peak pressure and force-time integral in medial forefoot (MFF) of players wearing cleats shoes with MO were significantly higher than those wearing cleats shoes with SO...
June 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712039/cutaneous-manifestations-of-scleroderma-and-scleroderma-like-disorders-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Caterina Ferreli, Giulia Gasparini, Aurora Parodi, Emanuele Cozzani, Franco Rongioletti, Laura Atzori
Scleroderma refers to an autoimmune connective tissue fibrosing disease, including three different subsets: localized scleroderma, limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis, and diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis with divergent patterns of organ involvement, autoantibody profiles, management, and prognostic implications. Although systemic sclerosis is considered the disease prototype that causes cutaneous sclerosis, there are many other conditions that can mimic and be confused with SSc. They can be classified into immune-mediated/inflammatory, immune-mediated/inflammatory with abnormal deposit (mucinoses), genetic, drug-induced and toxic, metabolic, panniculitis/vascular, and (para)neoplastic disorders according to clinico-pathological and pathogenetic correlations...
July 16, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708705/ultrasound-guidance-does-not-improve-the-results-of-shock-wave-for-plantar-fasciitis-or-calcific-achilles-tendinopathy-a-randomized-control-trial
#10
Masiiwa M Njawaya, Bassam Moses, David Martens, Jessica J Orchard, Tim Driscoll, John Negrine, John W Orchard
OBJECTIVE: To establish whether the use of ultrasound to direct shock waves to the area of greater calcification in calcaneal enthesopathies was more effective than the common procedure of directing shock waves to the point where the patient has the most tenderness. DESIGN: Two-armed nonblinded randomized control trial with allocation concealment. SETTING: The Sports Clinic at Sydney University. PATIENTS: Participants 18 years or older with symptomatic plantar fasciitis (PF) (with heel spur) or calcific Achilles tendinopathy (CAT)...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693291/diagnostic-clue-of-nodular-fasciitis-mimicking-metastasis-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer-mismatching-findings-on-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-and-123-i-whole-body-scan-a-case-report
#11
Minjung Seo, Misung Kim, Eun Sook Kim, Hongbo Sim, Sungmin Jun, Seol Hoon Park
This study reports a case of nodular fasciitis incidentally detected in a patient with papillary thyroid cancer. A 47-year-old woman underwent a total thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine therapy for papillary thyroid cancer. On a follow-up fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) PET/computed tomography (CT) scan after 12 months, a focal (18)F-FDG-avid lesion was incidentally detected in the paraspinal muscle. It was well-enhanced on CT and magnetic resonance imaging, indicating metastasis. However, the lesion was not iodine avid on the (123)I whole body scan, which favored benign etiology over metastasis from thyroid cancer...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682725/a-randomized-controlled-trial-on-the-outcome-in-comparing-an-alginate-silver-dressing-with-a-conventional-treatment-of-a-necrotizing-fasciitis-wound
#12
Jarernchon Meekul, Arnon Chotirosniramit, Woraluck Himakalasa, Saritphat Orrapin, Antika Wongthanee, Orapin Pongtam, Kanokwan Kulprachakarn, Kittipan Rerkasem
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a high morbidity and mortality disease and also demands high economic resources. The standard treatment of NF is surgical debridement and proper dressing for wound bed preparation. The efficacy of silver alginate dressing can inhibit the growth of microorganisms and keep the environment clean for wound bed preparation. However an optimal dressing to manage such wounds has yet to emerge. NF patients who were admitted between April 2013 and May 2016 were randomized to have wound dressing using either silver dressing (Ag group) or normal saline solution gauze (NSS group)...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682278/cervical-thoracic-necrotizing-fasciitis-of-odontogenic-origin-in-a-diabetic-patient-a-case-report
#13
Mateus Barros Cavalcante, Amanda Laísa de Oliveira Lima, Raphael Teixeira Moreira, Emanuel Dias de Oliveira E Silva, Bruno de Lira Castelo Branco
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a severe bacterial infection with rapid and aggressive progression. The infection generally affects individuals with comorbid conditions that lead to immunologic and microvascular deficiencies. It is characterized by necrosis of tissues, mainly in the extremities, trunk, and perineum, and is rarely found in the head and neck. This case report describes the course of NF in a 55-year-old man, highlighting diagnosis, surgical treatment, drug therapy, and supportive measures. The patient, who had chronic alcoholism, systemic arterial hypertension, a smoking habit, and decompensated diabetes (glucose level of 490 mg/dL), was admitted to the hospital with a volume increase in the cervical and thoracic areas with a duration of about 7 days...
July 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681055/early-clinical-manifestations-of-vibrio-necrotising-fasciitis-a-case-series
#14
Thean Howe Bryan Koh, Jiong Hao Jonathan Tan, Choon-Chiet Hong, Wilson Wang, Aziz Nather
We present five patients with vibrio necrotising fasciitis, a lethal and disabling disease. Among our patients, two had a history of exposure to either warm seawater or raw/live seafood, three had underlying chronic liver disease, and four presented with hypotension and fever. There were three deaths and four patients required intensive care unit stay. Among the survivors, one had high morbidity. Only one patient met the criteria of Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis score > 6. A clinician should suspect possible vibrio necrotising fasciitis if there is contact with fresh seafood/warm seawater, known history of chronic liver disease and pain out of proportion to cutaneous signs...
July 6, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680771/candida-pararugosa-first-reported-bloodstream-infection-in-an-adult
#15
Guy El Helou, Elizabeth Palavecino
Candida pararugosa is a yeast that has been previously isolated in various human specimens. The first reported isolation was from human feces in 1998, with subsequent reports of positive cultures from the oral cavity where it was thought to represent colonization rather than true infection. Though it has been isolated from other human sites, its clinical significance and manifestations are poorly characterized. We report the case of a 39-year-old woman on parenteral hyperalimentation who developed post abdominal surgery sepsis and surgical wound necrotizing fasciitis...
May 29, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674375/chest-necrotizing-fasciitis-with-mediastinitis
#16
Atsushi Ohsaki, Fumitaka Shirasaki, Nobutaka Hirooka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673381/biomarkers-of-necrotising-soft-tissue-infections-aspects-of-the-innate-immune-response
#17
Marco Bo Hansen
Necrotising soft tissue infection (NSTI) is a life-threatening and rapidly progressing bacterial infection involving one or more layers of the soft tissue compartments causing necrosis. The amputation and mortality rates remain high despite increased focus on the patients. Timely treatment, including surgical intervention, reduces the risk of severe disability and death. However, the lack of pathognomonic signs impedes early diagnosis and treatment. Moreover, the rarity of the disease makes it difficult to conduct large prospective studies, thus prospective research is almost non-existent in this group of patients...
July 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665160/use-of-complementary-traditional-chinese-medicines-by-adult-cancer-patients-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#18
Yi-Ting Kuo, Tung-Ti Chang, Chih-Hsin Muo, Mei-Yao Wu, Mao-Feng Sun, Chia-Chou Yeh, Hung-Rong Yen
BACKGROUND: Many patients with cancer seek complementary and alternative medicine treatments. We investigated the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) by adult cancer patients in Taiwan. METHODS: We reviewed the Registry for Catastrophic Illness Patients Database of Taiwan, and included all adult patients diagnosed cancer, based on the International Classification of Diseases (ninth revision), from 2001 to 2009 and followed until 2011. This database allowed categorization of patients as TCM users (n = 74 620) or non-TCM users (n = 508 179)...
June 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661395/necrotising-fasciitis-as-atypical-presentation-of-infection-with-emerging-neisseria-meningitidis-serogroup-w-menw-clonal-complex-11-the-netherlands-march-2017
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Anne Russcher, Ewout Fanoy, Ger D J van Olden, Antonie D Graafland, Arie van der Ende, Mirjam J Knol
In March 2017, a patient with necrotising fasciitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W (MenW) clonal complex 11 was diagnosed in the Netherlands. Unusual and severe presentations of MenW infections are common in the current European epidemic. In the Netherlands, the incidence of MenW infections increased 10-fold, from an average of 0.03 per 100,000 population in 2002-2014 to 0.29 in 2016. Awareness of atypical presentations enables timely adequate treatment and public health action.
June 8, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650753/lower-extremity-infections-caused-by-serratia-marcescens-a-report-of-three-cases-and-a-literature-review
#20
Luis Marin, Raymond Rowan, Ana Mantilla, Bamidele Olupona, Ann MacIntyre
Serratia marcescens is a ubiquitous, facultatively anaerobic, gram-negative bacillus that has been cited to cause infection in immunocompromised populations. In the literature, S marcescens infections of the lower extremity have presented as granulomatous ulceration, abscess, bullous cellulitis, and necrotizing fasciitis. Herein we present a series of three cases of lower-extremity infections in which S marcescens was the sole or a contributing pathogen. We discuss the commonalities of these three cases as well as with those previously cited...
May 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
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