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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782913/statewide-collaborative-to-reduce-surgical-site-infection-results-of-the-hawaii-surgical-unit-based-safety-program
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Della M Lin, Kathryn A Carson, Lisa H Lubomski, Elizabeth C Wick, Julius Cuong Pham
BACKGROUND: Surgical Site Infections (SSI) after colorectal surgery are common, lead to patient harm, and are costly to the healthcare system. This study's purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for Surgery in Hawaii. STUDY DESIGN: This pre-post cohort study involved 100% of 15 hospitals in Hawaii from January 2013-June 2015. The intervention was a statewide implementation of the Comprehensive-Unit-based-Safety-Program (CUSP) and individualized bundles of interventions to reduce SSI...
May 3, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781787/evaluating-the-duration-of-prophylactic-post-operative-antibiotic-agents-after-open-reduction-internal-fixation-for-closed-fractures
#2
Brett D Crist, Lasun O Oladeji, Gregory J Della Rocca, David A Volgas, James P Stannard, David D Greenberg
BACKGROUND: The importance of timely pre-operative antibiotic agents for effective surgical prophylaxis has been established but the optimal duration of antimicrobial coverage post-operatively has not yet been defined clearly. The purpose of this study was to determine if prophylactic post- operative cefazolin for 23 hours decreases the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) after open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of closed extremity fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: After Institutional Reviews Board approval, patients undergoing ORIF of closed extremity fractures who had a planned post-operative stay of at least 23 hours were randomly assigned to either receive 23 hours of cefazolin or a placebo...
May 21, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780900/prophylactic-antibiotics-at-the-time-of-elective-cholecystectomy-are-effective-in-reducing-the-post-operative-infective-complications-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Muhammad S Sajid, Joanna Bovis, Saad Rehman, Krishna K Singh
Background: The objective of this article is to evaluate the role of prophylactic antibiotics in preventing the infective complications in patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ELC). Methods: A systematic review of the literature on the published randomized, controlled reporting the role of prophylactic antibiotics in preventing the infective complications in patients undergoing ELC was undertaken using the principles of meta-analysis. Results: Twenty-five RCTs on 6,138 patients evaluating the infective complications in patients undergoing ELC were systematically analysed...
2018: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780599/perioperative-blood-transfusion-is-associated-with-post-operative-infectious-complications-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#4
Nan Lan, Luca Stocchi, Yi Li, Bo Shen
Background: We have previously demonstrated that blood transfusion (BT) was associated with post-operative complications in patients undergoing surgery for Crohn's disease (CD), based on our institutional data registry. The aim of this study was to verify the association between perioperative BT and infectious complications in CD patients enrolled in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database. Methods: All CD patients undergoing surgery between 2005 and 2013 were identified from NSQIP...
May 2018: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774750/time-to-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-surgical-site-infections-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery
#5
Eric S Baranek, Direk Tantigate, Eugene Jang, Justin K Greisberg, J Turner Vosseller
BACKGROUND: The time at which patients typically present with surgical site infections (SSI) following foot and ankle surgery has not been characterized. The primary aim of this study was to quantify the time to definitive treatment of SSIs. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 1933 foot and ankle procedures in 1632 patients from 2011 through 2015. Demographic and surgical data were collected. Time to presentation in cases diagnosed with postoperative wound complications or SSIs was analyzed...
May 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772370/does-nasal-carriage-of-staphylococcus-aureus-increase-the-risk-of-post-operative-infections-after-elective-spine-surgery-do-most-infections-occur-in-carriers
#6
Owoicho Adogwa, Victoria D Vuong, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Daniel T Lilly, Shyam A Desai, Syed Khalid, Joseph Cheng, Carlos A Bagley
BACKGROUND: Wound infections following adult spinal deformity surgery place a high toll on patients, providers, and the healthcare system. Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of postoperative wound infections, and nasal colonization by this organism may be an important factor development of surgical site infections (SSI's). The aim is to investigate whether post-operative surgical site infections after elective spine surgery occur at a higher rate in patients with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) nasal colonization...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771899/excess-cost-and-inpatient-stay-of-treating-deep-spinal-surgical-site-infections
#7
James Barnacle, Dianne Wilson, Christopher Little, Christopher Hoffman, Nigel Raymond
AIM: To determine the excess cost and hospitalisation associated with surgical site infections (SSI) following spinal operations in a New Zealand setting. METHODS: We identified inpatients treated for deep SSI following primary or revision spinal surgery at a regional tertiary spinal centre between 2009 and 2016. Excess cost and excess length of stay (LOS) were calculated via a clinical costing system using procedure-matched controls. RESULTS: Twenty-eight patients were identified...
May 18, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769095/external-validation-of-a-prediction-model-for-surgical-site-infection-after-thoracolumbar-spine-surgery-in-a-western-european-cohort
#8
Daniël M C Janssen, Sander M J van Kuijk, Boudewijn B d'Aumerie, Paul C Willems
BACKGROUND: A prediction model for surgical site infection (SSI) after spine surgery was developed in 2014 by Lee et al. This model was developed to compute an individual estimate of the probability of SSI after spine surgery based on the patient's comorbidity profile and invasiveness of surgery. Before any prediction model can be validly implemented in daily medical practice, it should be externally validated to assess how the prediction model performs in patients sampled independently from the derivation cohort...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768132/post-operative-infections-among-patients-undergoing-radical-cystectomy-at-a-tertiary-center
#9
Krystian Kaczmarek, Artur Lemiński, Aleksandra Bańcarz, Alicja Zakrzewska, Marcin Słojewski
BACKGROUND: Post-operative infection after radical cystectomy is a common complication. It is essential to identify modifiable risk factors that can predict post-operative infection to reduce the incidence of infection after radical cystectomy. We investigated the incidence of post-operative infection, associated pathogens, and risk factors for post-operative infection after radical cystectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent radical cystectomy for bladder cancer in a single urologic department from 2014 to 2016 were included...
May 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767333/laparoscopic-adhesiolysis-not-for-all-patients-not-for-all-surgeons-not-in-all-centres
#10
Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Birindelli, Richard Ten Broek, Justin R Davies, Matteo Mandrioli, Ville Sallinen
ASBO is a common cause of emergency surgery and the use of laparoscopy for the treatment of these patients is still under debate and conflicting results have been published, in particular regarding the high risk of iatrogenic bowel injury. In fact, although over the last few years there has been an increasing enthusiasm in the surgical community about the advantages and potential better outcomes of laparoscopic management of adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO), recently published studies have introduced a significant word of caution...
May 16, 2018: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763425/a-positive-association-between-nutritional-risk-and-the-incidence-of-surgical-site-infections-a-hospital-based-register-study
#11
Eli Skeie, Anne Mette Koch, Stig Harthug, Unni Fosse, Kari Sygnestveit, Roy Miodini Nilsen, Randi J Tangvik
Surgical site infections (SSI) are amongst the most common health care-associated infections and have adverse effects for patient health and for hospital resources. Although surgery guidelines recognize poor nutritional status to be a risk factor for SSI, they do not tell how to identify this condition. The screening tool Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 is commonly used at hospitals to identify patients at nutritional risk. We investigated the association between nutritional risk and the incidence of SSI among 1194 surgical patients at Haukeland University Hospital (Bergen, Norway)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761276/does-robotic-rectal-cancer-surgery-improve-the-results-of-experienced-laparoscopic-surgeons-an-observational-single-institution-study-comparing-168-robotic-assisted-with-184-laparoscopic-rectal-resections
#12
Rogier M P H Crolla, Paul G Mulder, George P van der Schelling
BACKGROUND: The role of robotic assistance in colorectal cancer surgery has not been established yet. We compared the results of robotic assisted with those of laparoscopic rectal resections done by two surgeons experienced in laparoscopic as well as in robotic rectal cancer surgery. METHODS: Two surgeons who were already experienced laparoscopic colorectal surgeons in 2005 started robotic surgery with the daVinci SI system in 2012. All their rectal cancer resections between 2005 and 2015 were retrieved from a prospectively recorded colorectal database of routinely collected patient data...
May 14, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756330/postoperative-prophylactic-antibiotics-for-facial-fractures-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andy M Habib, Alexander D Wong, Geoffrey C Schreiner, Komal F Satti, Natalie B Riblet, Heather A Johnson, Jacob P Ossoff
OBJECTIVE: Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in patients undergoing surgery for maxillofacial fractures is standard practice. However, the use of postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis remains controversial. This systematic review and meta-analysis sought to evaluate the effect of postoperative antibiotic therapy on the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) in patients with maxillofacial fractures. METHODS: MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched from inception through October 2017...
May 14, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754846/can-gentamicin-collagen-sponges-prevent-seroma-formation-following-mastectomy
#14
Britt Ten Wolde, Frits J H van den Wildenberg, Fatih Polat, Johannes H W de Wilt, Luc J A Strobbe
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether gentamicin-collagen (GC) sponges can lower the incidence of seroma and surgical site infections following breast cancer surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed. Two consecutive cohorts of patients who underwent a mastectomy with or without an axillary lymph node dissection were compared. The first cohort was treated conventionally (n = 38), the second cohort received GC sponges (n = 39)...
March 9, 2018: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752685/sarcopenia-and-outcomes-in-ventral-hernia-repair-a-preliminary-review
#15
S R Siegal, A R Guimaraes, M R Lasarev, R G Martindale, S B Orenstein
PURPOSE: Sarcopenia, or loss of muscle mass, is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in oncologic resections and several other major surgeries. Complex ventral hernia repairs (VHRs) and abdominal wall reconstruction are often performed in patients at high risk for morbidity and recurrence, though limited data exist on outcomes related to sarcopenia. We aimed to determine if sarcopenia is associated with worse outcomes in patients undergoing VHR. METHODS: We reviewed patients undergoing VHRs from 2014 to 2015...
May 11, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750599/peri-operative-nasal-eradication-therapy-prevents-staphylococcus-aureus-surgical-site-infections-in-aortoiliac-surgery
#16
Jasper C M Langenberg, Jan A J W Kluytmans, Paul G H Mulder, Jannie Romme, Gwan H Ho, Lyckle Van Der Laan
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) cause considerable morbidity and deaths among patients undergoing vascular surgery. Pre-operative screening and subsequent treatment of nasal Staphylococcus aureus carriers with mupirocin and chlorhexidine reduces the risk of SSIs in cardiothoracic and orthopedic surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of this screen-and-treat strategy on the development of SSI in patients undergoing aortoiliac surgery. METHODS: A prospective study was performed that enrolled an intervention cohort comprising all patients undergoing aortoiliac surgery from February 2013 to December 2016...
May 11, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746387/updating-the-skating-multistage-aerobic-test-and-correction-for-v-combining-dot-above-o2max-prediction-using-a-new-skating-economy-index-in-elite-youth-ice-hockey-players
#17
Maxime Allisse, Hung Tien Bui, Luc Léger, Alain-Steve Comtois, Mario Leone
Allisse, M, Bui, HT, Léger, L, Comtois, A-S, and Leone, M. Updating the skating multistage aerobic test and correction for V[Combining Dot Above]O2max prediction using a new skating economy index in elite youth ice hockey players. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-A number of field tests, including the skating multistage aerobic test (SMAT), have been developed to predict V[Combining Dot Above]O2max in ice hockey players. The SMAT, like most field tests, assumes that participants who reach a given stage have the same oxygen uptake, which is not usually true...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742151/genetic-diversity-and-virulence-profiles-of-listeria-monocytogenes-recovered-from-bulk-tank-milk-milk-filters-and-milking-equipment-from-dairies-in-the-united-states-2002-to-2014
#18
Seon Woo Kim, Julie Haendiges, Eric N Keller, Robert Myers, Alexander Kim, Jason E Lombard, Jeffrey S Karns, Jo Ann S Van Kessel, Bradd J Haley
Unpasteurized dairy products are known to occasionally harbor Listeria monocytogenes and have been implicated in recent listeriosis outbreaks and numerous sporadic cases of listeriosis. However, the diversity and virulence profiles of L. monocytogenes isolates recovered from these products have not been fully described. Here we report a genomic analysis of 121 L. monocytogenes isolates recovered from milk, milk filters, and milking equipment collected from bovine dairy farms in 19 states over a 12-year period...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739786/using-mobile-health-technology-and-community-health-workers-to-identify-and-refer-caesarean-related-surgical-site-infections-in-rural-rwanda-a-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
#19
Kristin A Sonderman, Theoneste Nkurunziza, Fredrick Kateera, Magdalena Gruendl, Rachel Koch, Erick Gaju, Caste Habiyakare, Alexi Matousek, Evrard Nahimana, Georges Ntakiyiruta, Robert Riviello, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier
INTRODUCTION: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in low-income and middle-income countries, where rates of SSIs can reach 30%. Due to limited access, there is minimal follow-up postoperatively. Community health workers (CHWs) have not yet been used for surgical patients in most settings. Advancements in telecommunication create an opportunity for mobile health (mHealth) tools to support CHWs. We aim to evaluate the use of mHealth technology to aid CHWs in identification of SSIs and promote referral of patients back to healthcare facilities...
May 8, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737942/starvation-symptoms-in-patients-with-anorexia-nervosa-a-longitudinal-study
#20
Simona Calugi, Elisa Chignola, Marwan El Ghoch, Riccardo Dalle Grave
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the change in starvation symptoms over time and their role as potential predictors of change in eating disorder and general psychopathology in patients with anorexia nervosa treated by means of intensive enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT-E). METHOD: Ninety adult female patients with anorexia nervosa (63 restricting type and 27 binge-eating/purging type) were recruited. Body mass index (BMI), Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) interview, Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q), Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) and Starvation Symptoms Inventory (SSI) scores were recorded at admission, at the end of treatment, and at 6-month follow-up...
May 8, 2018: Eating Disorders
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