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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819607/a-gustilo-type-3b-open-tibial-fracture-treated-with-a-proximal-flexor-hallucis-longus-flap-a-case-report
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Tomohiro Yasuda, Masayuki Arai, Kaoru Sato, Koji Kanzaki
INTRODUCTION: In the treatment of Gustilo Type 3B open tibial fractures, it is important to perform soft tissue reconstruction and bone reconstruction simultaneously. Gastrocnemius muscle and soleus muscle flaps are generally used as rotational flaps for the tibia. The distal third of the tibia can often not be covered with the gastrocnemius muscle and soleus muscle flaps. Treatment distal to the distal third of the tibia is difficult because fewer flap options are available. In the present report, we describe our experience with a Gustilo Type 3B open tibial fracture treated by gastrocnemius muscle and soleus muscle flaps, along with an additional proximally based flexor hallucis longus flap, which is a rare procedure...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817534/radius-regeneration-after-open-fracture-and-extrusion-a-case-report
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Kristopher B McCall, David Y Chong
A pediatric patient presenting with an open forearm fracture with segmental defect is rare, and the pediatric orthopedic literature to guide treatment is sparse. There are several described methods to treat the defect, including bone grafting and bone transport techniques. In addition, there are reports of fibular regeneration after resection if the periosteum is left intact. We present a case report of complete regeneration of over half of a pediatric radial shaft with an intact periosteum, after traumatic extrusion from an open fracture...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816718/double-composite-tissue-z-plasty-technique-for-anatomical-restoration-of-severe-nasal-deformity-in-secondary-unilateral-cleft-lip
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Jiao Wei, Tanja Herrler, Hua Xu, Qingfeng Li, Chuanchang Dai
BACKGROUND: Patients with secondary unilateral cleft lip are regularly affected by serious nasal deformities especially of the alar and nasal floor. A large number of techniques for correction have been published, but symmetrical restoration of severe nasal deformation is difficult to achieve. We propose an innovative approach for anatomical restoration for this entity of nasal deformities to achieve long-term symmetrical appearance and muscular function. METHODS: A total of 68 patients with severe nasal deformity due to secondary unilateral cleft lip underwent reconstructive surgery using a double composite tissue Z-plasty technique for anatomical restoration of cartilage, muscle, and soft tissue layers...
August 14, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811343/comparative-genomics-of-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-skin-and-soft-tissue-and-other-extraintestinal-infections
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Amit Ranjan, Sabiha Shaik, Nishant Nandanwar, Arif Hussain, Sumeet K Tiwari, Torsten Semmler, Savita Jadhav, Lothar H Wieler, Munirul Alam, Rita R Colwell, Niyaz Ahmed
Escherichia coli, an intestinal Gram-negative bacterium, has been shown to be associated with a variety of diseases in addition to intestinal infections, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), meningitis in neonates, septicemia, skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), and colisepticemia. Thus, for nonintestinal infections, it is categorized as extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC). It is also an opportunistic pathogen, causing cross infections, notably as an agent of zoonotic diseases. However, comparative genomic data providing functional and genetic coordinates for ExPEC strains associated with these different types of infections have not proven conclusive...
August 15, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810104/strategies-for-prevention-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-infections-and-decolonization
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Ashlesha Kaushik, Cassie Wagner, Hollie Consoer, Archana Chatterjee
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) invasive infections can be severe in the pediatric population with high morbidity and mortality. MRSA colonization can predispose to recurrent skin and soft tissue infections and invasive MRSA disease and is a frequent challenge faced by clinicians. This article reviews the importance of MRSA as a pathogen, MRSA colonization and various MRSA decolonization strategies.
December 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808593/combined-bone-transportation-and-lengthening-techniques-for-the-treatment-of-septic-nonunion-of-the-forearm-followed-by-tendon-transfer
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Konstantinos Ditsios, Eirini Iosifidou, Lazaros Kostretzis, Panagiotis Konstantinou, Iosafat Pinto, Ioannis Theodoroudis, Ippokratis Hatzokos
Infected nonunion of a forearm fracture complicated by a considerable skin-muscle defect poses a great challenge to orthopaedic surgeons. The treatment strategy comprises eradication of the infection, ensuring bony union and soft tissue coverage along with functional restoration. We report a case of a 23-year-old man with an open Gustilo-Anderson IIIb fracture complicated by infected nonunion after internal fixation. After thorough surgical debridement, a considerable soft tissue defect, extensor muscle loss, and posterior interosseous nerve laceration had to be addressed...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808517/the-mythos-of-laudable-pus-along-with-an-explanation-for-its-origin
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Jeffrey A Freiberg
The presence of pus is one of the most easily recognizable signs of an infection. However, for several centuries suppuration, known as 'laudable pus,' was believed to be a sign of a healthy, healing wound. This historical misconception can be explained by the difference in the presentation of a necrotizing soft tissue infection versus other more common skin and soft tissue infections. Chronic wound infections, due to pyogenic bacteria, typically produce large amounts of thick, whitish-yellow pus. On the other hand, necrotizing soft tissue infections, despite their severe mortality and morbidity, are devoid of pus in the traditional sense...
July 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807049/oral-manifestations-dental-management-and-a-rare-homozygous-mutation-of-the-prdm12-gene-in-a-boy-with-hereditary-sensory-and-autonomic-neuropathy-type-viii-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Karim Elhennawy, Seif Reda, Christian Finke, Luitgard Graul-Neumann, Paul-Georg Jost-Brinkmann, Theodosia Bartzela
BACKGROUND: Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type VIII is a rare autosomal recessive inherited disorder. Chen et al. recently identified the causative gene and characterized biallelic mutations in the PR domain-containing protein 12 gene, which plays a role in the development of pain-sensing nerve cells. Our patient's family was included in Chen and colleagues' study. We performed a literature review of the PubMed library (January 1985 to December 2016) on hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type I to VIII genetic disorders and their orofacial manifestations...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807000/necrotizing-streptococcal-myositis-of-the-upper-extremity-a-case-report
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Johannes C Reichert, Götz Habild, Paul Simon, Ulrich Nöth, Jan B Krümpelmann
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing myositis is a rare but life-threatening soft-tissue infection characterized by rapidly spreading inflammation and subsequent necrosis of the affected tissue. The myositis is often caused by toxin-producing, virulent bacteria such as group A β-hemolytic streptococcus and associated with severe systemic toxicity. It is rapidly fatal unless diagnosed promptly and treated aggressively. However, necrotizing myositis is often initially misdiagnosed as a more benign soft-tissue infection as such fulminant, invasive muscle infections are rare with no more than 30 cases reported over the last century...
August 15, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803587/the-rise-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-now-the-dominant-cause-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection-in-central-australia
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E Macmorran, S Harch, E Athan, S Lane, S Tong, L Crawford, S Krishnaswamy, S Hewagama
This study aimed to examine the epidemiology and treatment outcomes of community-onset purulent staphylococcal skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in Central Australia. We performed a prospective observational study of patients hospitalised with community-onset purulent staphylococcal SSTI (n = 160). Indigenous patients accounted for 78% of cases. Patients were predominantly young adults; however, there were high rates of co-morbid disease. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) was the dominant phenotype, accounting for 60% of cases...
August 14, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800526/identification-and-determination-of-related-substances-of-ceftaroline-fosamil-in-medicinal-product-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-diode-array-detection-and-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Izabela Karpiuk, Katarzyna Michalska, Katarzyna Bus, Monika Kiljan, Stefan Tyski
Ceftaroline fosamil, the prodrug of ceftaroline, is an advanced-generation cephalosporin antibacterial agent approved for treatment in the European Union in 2012. The drug is dedicated to curing complicated skin and soft tissue infections and community-acquired pneumonia. The developed analytical method of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) followed by diode array detector (DAD) set at 243nm was used to identify and determine degradation products of ceftaroline fosamil. The elaborated method demonstrated good selectivity and linearity [r>0...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794364/an-ineffective-differential-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-after-streptococcal-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection
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Tetsuya Suzuki, Momoko Mawatari, Toshihiko Iizuka, Tatsuya Amano, Satoshi Kutsuna, Yoshihiro Fujiya, Nozomi Takeshita, Kayoko Hayakawa, Norio Ohmagari
We herein report the case of a 68-year-old woman with a skin and soft tissue infection at her extremities. The blood culture results were positive for Streptococcus pyogenes, and we started treatment using ampicillin and clindamycin, although subsequent auscultation revealed a new-onset heart murmur. We therefore suspected rheumatic heart disease and infective endocarditis. The case met both the Jones criteria and the modified Duke criteria. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed vegetation on the aortic valve, although the pathological findings were also compatible with both rheumatic heart disease and infective endocarditis...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783418/diagnosis-and-management-of-panton-valentine-leukocidin-toxin-associated-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-an-update
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Yamuna Devi Bakthavatchalam, Laura E B Nabarro, Ravikar Ralph, Balaji Veeraraghavan
The incidence of invasive Staphylococcus aureus (SA) infection has increased in the past decade and is associated with poor outcomes and high mortality rates. Of all the virulence factors, Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) has received the greatest attention. PVL producing SA strains are more likely to produce severe skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) and necrotizing pneumonia. This review focuses on the current evidence on PVL-SA virulence, epidemiology, clinical disease and treatment with relevance to healthcare in India...
August 7, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782565/genomic-epidemiology-of-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-across-colonisation-and-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection
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Alex Grinberg, Patrick J Biggs, Ji Zhang, Stephen Ritchie, Zachary Oneroa, Charlotte O'Neil, Ali Karkaba, Niluka S Velathanthiri, Geoffrey W Coombs
OBJECTIVES: Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection (Sa-SSTI) places a significant burden on healthcare systems. New Zealand has a high incidence of Sa-SSTI, and here most morbidity is caused by a polyclonal methicillin-susceptible (MSSA) population. However, MSSA also colonise asymptomatically the cornified epithelia of approximately 20% of the population, and their divide between commensalism and pathogenicity is poorly understood. We aimed to see whether MSSA is genetically differentiated across asymptomatic colonisation and SSTI; and given the close interactions between people and pets, whether strains isolated from pets differ from human strains...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780465/investigating-the-race-for-the-surface-and-skin-integration-in-clinically-retrieved-abutments-with-two-photon-microscopy
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D Kapsokalyvas, M van Hoof, S Wigren, T Chimhanda, H J Kuijpers, F C S Ramaekers, R J Stokroos, M A M J van Zandvoort
Bone conduction hearing implants can rehabilitate some types of hearing loss. A hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated skin-penetrating abutment was developed to allow for soft tissue preservation and increased skin-abutment adherence. Inflammation is thought to relate to bacterial infection of pockets around the abutment. Upon integration, the host's ability to cover the abutment surface ("race for the surface"), and thus control and prevent competitive bacteria from colonizing it, is improved. However, the attachment mechanisms behind it are not clear...
July 27, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776100/dalbavancin-for-outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-a%C3%A2-returning-traveller-proposal-for-novel-treatment-indications
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Johannes Mischlinger, Heimo Lagler, Nicole Harrison, Michael Ramharter
Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are among the most common health problems in travellers returning from tropical and subtropical countries. Importantly, the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus, the most common pathogen for purulent SSTIs, with specific drug resistance, such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and those expressing virulence genes, such as Panton-Valentine-leukocidin is higher in tropical regions than in most high resource settings. This poses challenges for the empirical antimicrobial treatment of SSTIs in returning travellers...
August 3, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772149/swine-exposure-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-among-hospitalized-patients-with-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-illinois-a-zip-code-level-analysis
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Glennon A Beresin, J Michael Wright, Glenn E Rice, Jyotsna S Jagai
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterial pathogen, is a predominant cause of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in the United States. Swine-production facilities have been recognized as potential environmental reservoirs of MRSA. To better understand how swine production may contribute to MRSA infection, we evaluated the association between MRSA infection among SSTI inpatients and exposure measures derived from national swine inventory data. METHODS: Based on adjusted odds ratios from logistic regression models, we evaluated the association between swine exposure metrics and MRSA infections among all Illinois inpatient hospitalizations for SSTI from January 2008 through July 2011...
July 31, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767536/risk-factors-associated-with-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-among-hospitalized-people-who-inject-drugs
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Kristina T Phillips, Bradley J Anderson, Debra S Herman, Jane M Liebschutz, Michael D Stein
OBJECTIVES: Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are common among people who inject drugs (PWID), and can lead to serious morbidity and costly emergency room and hospital utilization. A range of high-risk injection practices may contribute to these infections. The goal of the current study was to examine risk practices that were associated with SSTIs in a sample of hospitalized PWID. METHODS: PWID (N = 143; 40.6% female) were recruited from inpatient medical units at a large urban hospital and completed a baseline interview that focused on infection risk...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767176/sequential-chimeric-medial-femoral-condyle-and-anterolateral-thigh-flow-through-flaps-for-one-stage-reconstructions-of-composite-bone-and-soft-tissue-defects-report-of-three-cases
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Dominic Henn, Mohamed H Abouarab, Christoph Hirche, Jochen F Hernekamp, Volker J Schmidt, Ulrich Kneser, Thomas Kremer
Small recalcitrant non-unions with poor perfusion require reconstruction with vascularized bone flaps. Cases with concomitant large soft tissue defects are especially challenging, since vascularized soft tissue transfer is often indicated and distant microvascular anastomoses may be required. We introduce a sequential chimeric free flap composed of a medial femoral condyle corticoperiosteal flap anastomosed to an anterolateral thigh flow-through flap (MFC-ALT flap) and report its use for reconstruction of small non-unions with concomitant large soft tissue defects in three exemplary patients...
August 2, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763908/-effects-of-flow-through-descending-branch-of-lateral-circumflex-femoral-artery-flap-on-repairing-high-voltage-electrical-burn-wounds-of-wrist-of-patients
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Y M Shen, X Chen, C Zhang, C Wang, F J Qin, C X Ma, X H Hu
Objective: To investigate the effects of flow-through descending branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery flap on repairing high-voltage electrical burn wounds of wrist of patients. Methods: From January 2014 to June 2016, 5 patients with high-voltage electrical burn of unilateral wrist were hospitalized in our burn ward, with extensive necrosis of skin soft tissue of burn wrist. Five patients were transferred to our burn ward 6 to 12 days post injury after undergoing emergency dermotomy of wrist to reduce tension in other hospitals...
July 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
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