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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228369/feasibility-of-implementing-a-patient-centered-postoperative-wound-monitoring-program-using-smartphone-images-a-pilot-protocol
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Sara Fernandes-Taylor, Rebecca L Gunter, Kyla M Bennett, Lola Awoyinka, Shahrose Rahman, Caprice C Greenberg, K Craig Kent
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSI) represent a significant public health problem as the most common nosocomial infection and a leading cause of unplanned hospital readmissions among surgical patients. Many develop following hospital discharge and often go unrecognized by patients. Telemedicine offers the opportunity to leverage the mobile technology to remotely monitor wound recovery in the transitional period between hospital discharge and routine clinic follow-up. However, many existing telemedicine platforms are episodic, replacing routine follow-up, rather than equipped for continued monitoring; they include only low-risk patient populations and those who already have access to and comfort with the necessary technology; and transmit no visual information...
February 22, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228047/visible-glove-perforation-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
#2
Lee Qunn Jid, Mak Wai Ping, Wong Yiu Chung, Wai Yuk Leung
PURPOSE: The risk of superficial surgical site infection (SSI) and periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) after glove perforation is not evident. This study was to identify risk factors for glove perforation in primary TKR (total knee replacement) and the risk of subsequent superficial SSI and PJI. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Results of visible glove perforation of both inner and outer gloves during TKR were reviewed. A case-control analysis was performed on the preoperative and operative variables to identify predictive risk factors for glove perforation...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227117/altered-viscoelastic-properties-of-stroke-affected-muscles-estimated-using-ultrasound-shear-waves-preliminary-data
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Ghulam Rasool, Allison B Wang, William Z Rymer, Sabrina S M Lee, Ghulam Rasool, Allison B Wang, William Z Rymer, Sabrina S M Lee, Ghulam Rasool, Sabrina S M Lee, Allison B Wang, William Z Rymer
As a result of a brain injury such as stroke, the skeletal muscles may undergo numerous structural and functional alterations. These abnormal changes are linked to muscle weakness, joint contracture, and abnormal muscle tone and eventually, result in motor impairment. A subset of these alterations affects passive muscle stiffness, i.e., viscoelastic properties. However, in vivo estimation of changes in viscoelastic properties is a challenging task. Here, we used the shear wave velocity, estimated through ultrasound SuperSonic imaging (SSI), as a surrogate for viscoelastic properties...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224208/-prevention-of-postoperative-infections-evidence-based-principles
#4
F Pianka, A L Mihaljevic
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSI) are one of the most frequent postoperative complications worldwide and preventive measures are still an important research topic. High infection rates are not uncommon, especially in visceral surgery. At the same time, frequently not all evidence-based measures are carried out in a standardized manner. The aim of this article is to summarize the relevant literature on evidence-based measures for prevention of SSI. Although evidence-based medicine has already become well-established in surgery, the opinion of experts often still prevails...
February 21, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221953/comparative-evaluation-of-genomic-and-laboratory-approaches-for-determination-of-shiga-toxin-subtypes-in-escherichia-coli
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Catherine D Carrillo, Adam G Koziol, Amit Mathews, Noriko Goji, Dominic Lambert, George Huszczynski, Martine Gauthier, Kingsley Amoako, Burton W Blais
The determination of Shiga toxin (ST) subtypes can be an important element in the risk characterization of foodborne ST-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) isolates for making risk management decisions. ST subtyping methods include PCR techniques based on electrophoretic or pyrosequencing analysis of amplicons and in silico techniques based on whole genome sequence analysis using algorithms that can be readily incorporated into bioinformatics analysis pipelines for characterization of isolates by their genetic composition...
December 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219677/nsqip-based-quality-improvement-curriculum-for-surgical-residents
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Mary M Mrdutt, Claire L Isbell, Justin L Regner, Bonnie R Hodges, Yolanda Munoz Maldonado, J Scott Thomas, Harry T Papaconstantinou
BACKGROUND: General surgery training has historically lacked a standardized approach to resident Quality Improvement (QI) education aside from traditional Morbidity and Mortality conference. In 2013, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) formalized QI as a component of residency training. Our residency chose the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Quality In-Training Initiative (QITI) as the foundation for our QI training. We hypothesized that a focused curriculum based on outcomes would produce change in culture and improve quality of patient care...
February 17, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216243/effect-of-laminar-airflow-ventilation-on-surgical-site-infections-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Peter Bischoff, N Zeynep Kubilay, Benedetta Allegranzi, Matthias Egger, Petra Gastmeier
BACKGROUND: The role of the operating room's ventilation system in the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs) is widely discussed, and existing guidelines do not reflect current evidence. In this context, laminar airflow ventilation was compared with conventional ventilation to assess their effectiveness in reducing the risk of SSIs. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and WHO regional medical databases from Jan 1, 1990, to Jan 31, 2014...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209490/surgical-site-infection-in-gynecologic-surgery-pathophysiology-and-prevention
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Holly L Steiner, Eric A Strand
Surgical site infections (SSIs) represent a well-known cause of patient morbidity as well as added healthcare costs. In gynecologic surgery, particularly hysterectomy, SSIs are often the result of a number of risk factors that may or may not be modifiable. As both the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations have identified SSIs as a patient safety priority, gynecologic surgeons continue to seek out the most effective interventions for SSI prevention...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208857/emergence-of-hospital-acquired-carbapenem-resistant-non-fermenters-in-teaching-institute
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Hariom Sharan, Neeraj Katare, Aparna Pandey, Ganesh Shivmurti Bhatambare, Trupti Bajpai
INTRODUCTION: Non-Fermenting Gram Negative Bacilli (NFGNB) are emerging now-a-days because of their tendency to colonize various surfaces and inherent resistance to commonly used disinfectants. They are responsible for multi-drug resistant hospital acquired infections. Detection of carbapenem resistance mechanisms is essential for treatment and infection control purpose as can spread to other organisms causing hospital outbreaks. AIM: To characterize non-fermenters from various clinical samples and to detect different carbapenem resistance mechanisms in meropenem resistant isolates...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207669/is-intraoperative-local-vancomycin-powder-the-answer-to-surgical-site-infections-in-spine-surgery
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Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Desmond Wei Thiam, Zhi Seng Darren Koh, Joseph Shantakumar Thambiah, Naresh Kumar, Leok-Lim Lau, Ka-Po Gabriel Liu, Hee-Kit Wong
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort comparative study of all patients who underwent instrumented spine surgery at a single institution. OBJECTIVE: To compare the rate of surgical site infection (SSI) between the treatment (vancomycin) and the control group (no vancomycin) in patients undergoing instrumented spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: SSI after spine surgery is a dreaded complication associated with increased morbidity and mortality...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205064/appropriateness-of-surgical-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-breast-surgery-procedures
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Smeem Jaber, Crystal Rogers, Bruce Sunderland, Richard Parsons, Sarah MacKenzie, Jason Seet, Petra Czarniak
Background Guidelines for the appropriate use of antibiotic prophylaxis are provided in the Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotics (eTG) in Australia. Inappropriate use of antibiotics is problematic. Objective To examine adherence with therapeutic guidelines (eTG) in breast surgery and trends in non-adherence dependent on the type of breast surgery performed. Setting Major Western Australian teaching hospital. Method A retrospective cross-sectional study reviewed a random sample of 150 from 1049 eligible medical records of patients who underwent a breast surgical procedure in 2013 or 2014...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202380/impact-of-surgical-site-infection-and-surgical-debridement-on-lumbar-arthrodesis-a-single-institution-analysis-of-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Timothy Y Wang, Adam G Back, Eliza Hompe, Kevin Wall, Oren N Gottfried
This study identifies the rate of pseudarthrosis following surgical debridement for deep lumbar spine surgical site infection and identify associated risk factors. Patients who underwent index lumbar fusion surgery from 2013 to 2014 were included if they met the following criteria: 1) age >18years, 2) had debridement of deep lumbar SSI, and had 3) lumbar spine AP, lateral and flexion/extension X-rays and computed tomography (CT) at 12months or greater postoperatively. Criteria for fusion included 1) solid posterolateral, facet, or disk space bridging bone, 2) no translational or angular motion on flexion/extension X-rays, and 3) intact posterior hardware without evidence of screw lucency or breakage...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201930/electroencephalographic-correlates-of-suicidal-ideation-in-the-theta-band
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Sang Min Lee, Kuk-In Jang, Jeong-Ho Chae
Previous studies have indicated that the abnormalities of brain activity are associated with suicidal behavior. However, few studies have explored neurophysiologic biomarkers of suicidal ideation (SI) in healthy subjects. Here, we studied alterations of theta quantitative EEG (QEEG) in frontal regions associated with SI in young healthy subjects. Resting QEEG data were recorded from 90 young healthy subjects. The subjects were divided into two group based on Scale for Suicidal Ideation (SSI) scores: a high SSI group (n = 33) and a low SSI group (n = 57)...
February 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199450/association-between-smoking-status-preoperative-exhaled-carbon-monoxide-levels-and-postoperative-surgical-site-infection-in-patients-undergoing-elective-surgery
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Margaret B Nolan, David P Martin, Rodney Thompson, Darrell R Schroeder, Andrew C Hanson, David O Warner
Importance: Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for many perioperative complications, including surgical site infection (SSI). The duration of abstinence from smoking required to reduce this risk is unknown. Objectives: To evaluate if abstinence from smoking on the day of surgery is associated with a decreased frequency of SSI in patients who smoke cigarettes and to confirm that smoking is significantly independently associated with SSI when adjustment is made for potentially relevant covariates, such as body mass index...
February 15, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186476/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infection-following-nonshunt-pediatric-neurosurgery-a-review-of-9296-procedures-from-a-national-database-and-comparison-with-a-single-center-experience
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Brandon A Sherrod, Anastasia A Arynchyna, James M Johnston, Curtis J Rozzelle, Jeffrey P Blount, W Jerry Oakes, Brandon G Rocque
OBJECTIVE Surgical site infection (SSI) following CSF shunt operations has been well studied, yet risk factors for nonshunt pediatric neurosurgery are less well understood. The purpose of this study was to determine SSI rates and risk factors following nonshunt pediatric neurosurgery using a nationwide patient cohort and an institutional data set specifically for better understanding SSI. METHODS The authors reviewed the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (ACS NSQIP-P) database for the years 2012-2014, including all neurosurgical procedures performed on pediatric patients except CSF shunts and hematoma evacuations...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186474/morbidity-associated-with-30-day-surgical-site-infection-following-nonshunt-pediatric-neurosurgery
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Brandon A Sherrod, Brandon G Rocque
OBJECTIVE Morbidity associated with surgical site infection (SSI) following nonshunt pediatric neurosurgical procedures is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to analyze acute morbidity and mortality associated with SSI after nonshunt pediatric neurosurgery using a nationwide cohort. METHODS The authors reviewed data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (NSQIP-P) 2012-2014 database, including all neurosurgical procedures performed on pediatric patients...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185667/a-real-time-surgical-site-infections-surveillance-mode-to-monitor-surgery-classification-specific-hospital-wide-surgical-site-infections-in-a-chinese-tertiary-hospital
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Mingmei Du, Meng Li, Kexin Liu, Jijiang Suo, Yubin Xing, Bowei Liu, Rui Huo, Chunping Chen, Yunxi Liu
We introduced a real-time surgical site infections surveillance mode (SSISM) to monitor hospital-wide surgical site infections (SSIs) based on the ICD-9-CM Volume 3 operational codes and the ICD-10 disease codes. Compared with the gold standard, the SSISM confirmed 71.9% (82/114) of SSIs from 3,048 operations with a 60-fold time-savings. The SSISM could obtain the SSI rates for each type of surgery or disease among hospital-wide inpatients in a tertiary hospital with 3,800 beds.
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183081/management-of-abdominal-drainage-after-hepatic-resection
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Yoshihiro Inoue, Yoshiro Imai, Nao Kawaguchi, Fumitoshi Hirokawa, Michihiro Hayashi, Kazuhisa Uchiyama
BACKGROUND: Routine drainage after partial hepatic resection has long been controversial. METHODS: Three hundred and twenty-eight patients who underwent hepatic resections for liver tumors without biliary-enteric and gastrointestinal anastomoses were analyzed using propensity score matching analysis with respect to if and when a prophylactic drain was used and for how long. The criteria for drain placement were established and validated. RESULTS: Our criteria for drain placement were chosen according to postoperative percutaneous abdominal drainage risk factors, organ/space surgical site infections (SSIs), hepatic resection method, intraoperative bile leakage and operative time (≥300 min)...
February 10, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182535/prevention-of-postsurgical-wound-dehiscence-after-abdominal-surgery-with-npwt-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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K Sandy-Hodgetts, G D Leslie, R Parsons, N Zeps, K Carville
OBJECTIVE: The effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the prevention of postoperative surgical wound dehiscence (SWD) is the subject of much debate and remains to be determined. This study will identify individuals at risk of postoperative SWD and trial the use of NPWT as a prophylactic measure against the occurrence of SWD, compared with a non-NPWT standard surgical dressing (SSD). METHOD: A prospective multicentre randomised controlled trial comparing NPWT dressing against standard surgical dressings (SSD) will be conducted...
February 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182467/characteristics-of-adults-with-psychiatric-disabilities-participating-in-the-federal-disability-programs
#20
Gina A Livermore, Maura Bardos
OBJECTIVE: We use nationally representative data on working-age recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to profile beneficiaries with psychiatric disabilities and compare them with beneficiaries eligible for SSDI and SSI on the basis of other health conditions. METHOD: Using data from 4 National Beneficiary Survey rounds, we conducted descriptive analyses of the personal and health characteristics and employment experiences of beneficiaries with and without psychiatric disabilities...
February 9, 2017: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
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