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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/29782068/comparison-of-outcomes-following-culture-directed-vs-non-culture-directed-antibiotics-in-treatment-of-acute-exacerbations-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#2
Carol H Yan, Navarat Tangbumrungtham, Ximena A Maul, Yifei Ma, Jayakar V Nayak, Peter H Hwang, Zara M Patel
BACKGROUND: Acute exacerbations in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) are often treated with courses of systemic antibiotics. Poor correlation between microbiologic culture results and the sinus microbiome in CRS has caused increased debate as to the relevance of culture-directed antibiotics. There is currently sparse data comparing outcomes of culture-directed antibiotics vs non-culture-directed antibiotics for treatment of CRS. METHODS: This work reports a retrospective review...
May 21, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781928/interface-fungal-keratitis-after-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-a-review-of-the-literature-with-a-focus-on-outcomes
#3
Elizabeth McElnea, Billy Power, Conor Murphy
PURPOSE: To examine the management and associated outcomes of reported cases of interface fungal infection after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (EK). METHODS: A literature review identified reports of interface fungal infection after Descemet stripping automated EK. Data retrieved from the same included patient demographics, surgical procedure undertaken, donor rim culture result, clinical course, and outcome. A review of the relevant literature was also conducted...
May 16, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780673/breast-fibroblasts-in-both-cancer-and-normal-tissues-induce-phenotypic-transformation-of-breast-cancer-stem-cells-a-preliminary-study
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Bixiao Wang, Chunfang Xi, Mingwei Liu, Haichen Sun, Shuang Liu, Lei Song, Hua Kang
Background: Breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) are associated with the invasion of breast cancer. In recent years, studies have demonstrated different phenotypes among BCSCs. Furthermore, BCSCs of diverse phenotypes are present at different tumour sites and different histological stages. Fibroblasts are involved in the phenotypic transformation of BCSCs. Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) participate in the induction of epithelial-mesenchymal transition, thereby promoting the acquisition of stem cell characteristics, but little is known about the role of normal fibroblasts (NFs) in the phenotypic transformation of BCSCs or about the effect of CAFs and NFs on BCSC phenotypes...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780575/community-acquired-infection-to-raoultella-ornithinolytica-presenting-as-appendicitis-and-shock-in-a-healthy-individual
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Roy Hajjar, Frank Schwenter, Shih-Hann Su, Marie-Christine Gasse, Herawaty Sebajang
Raoultella ornithinolytica and Raoultella planticola are histamine-producing bacteria that are usually found in fish and water. They are associated with scombroid syndrome that presents with vomiting and flushing. A wide range of infections with these germs is reported, but mainly in fragile hospitalized patients with multiple comorbidities. We report the case of a 54-year-old healthy patient who presented with 24-hours abdominal pain, vomiting, flushing and shock. The abdominal examination showed guarding in the right lower quadrant (RLQ), and the abdominal CT scan images showed a thickened terminal ileum and a distended appendix...
May 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778585/surgical-sterilization-among-u-s-men-and-women-with-employer-based-insurance-a-claims-data-analysis
#6
Amir Ishaq Khan, Dattatraya Patil, Jennifer Fay Kawwass, Vitaly Zholudev, Akanksha Mehta
OBJECTIVE: To assess variability in the use of surgical sterilization among privately insured U.S. men and women. STUDY DESIGN: We queried the MarketScan Commercial Claims database using CPT, ICD9, and HCPCS codes to identify 658,509 individuals between 18-65years old (0.37% of total) who underwent male or female sterilization between 2009-2014. We examined annual trends using Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test. We analyzed differences in age, geographic distribution, and family size using Wilcoxon sum-rank and generalized chi-squared tests...
May 17, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774750/time-to-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-surgical-site-infections-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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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/29774178/effects-of-local-application-of-nano-silver-on-osteomyelitis-and-soft-tissue-infections-an-experimental-study-in-rats
#8
Bahattin Kemah, Gökçer Uzer, Yalçın Turhan, Burak Özturan, Bülent Kılıç, Bilge Sümbül Gültepe, Ayşe Bahar Ceyran, Selim Ertürk, Burak Aksoylu, Özlem Şenaydın, Korhan Özkan
Purpose : Bone and soft tissue infections are among the least desired complications after orthopaedic surgery. This study analysed the in vivo effects of the local application of nano-silver particles (AgNPs) [1nm = 1 billionth of a meter] in soft tissue infections. Materials-Method : An experimental osteomyelitis model was formed by inoculating both tibias of 24 rats with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus . The rats were followed without treatment for 21 days. Blood samples and tibial x-rays at day 21 confirmed the development of infection...
2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774098/establishment-of-primary-cell-culture-and-an-intracranial-xenograft-model-of-pediatric-ependymoma-a-prospect-for-therapy-development-and-understanding-of-tumor-biology
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Lorena Favaro Pavon, Tatiana Tais Sibov, Silvia Regina Caminada de Toledo, Daniela Mara de Oliveira, Francisco Romero Cabral, Jean Gabriel de Souza, Pamela Boufleur, Luciana C Marti, Jackeline Moraes Malheiros, Edgar Ferreira da Cruz, Fernando F Paiva, Suzana M F Malheiros, Manoel A de Paiva Neto, Alberto Tannús, Sérgio Mascarenhas de Oliveira, Nasjla Saba Silva, Andrea Maria Cappellano, Antonio Sérgio Petrilli, Ana Marisa Chudzinski-Tavassi, Sérgio Cavalheiro
Background: Ependymoma (EPN), the third most common pediatric brain tumor, is a central nervous system (CNS) malignancy originating from the walls of the ventricular system. Surgical resection followed by radiation therapy has been the primary treatment for most pediatric intracranial EPNs. Despite numerous studies into the prognostic value of histological classification, the extent of surgical resection and adjuvant radiotherapy, there have been relatively few studies into the molecular and cellular biology of EPNs...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773945/predictive-factors-in-the-treatment-of-streptococcal-endophthalmitis
#10
Yosanan Yospaiboon, Kidakarn Meethongkam, Suthasinee Sinawat, Wipada Laovirojjanakul, Tanapat Ratanapakorn, Thuss Sanguansak, Chavakij Bhoomibunchoo
Objective: To evaluate visual outcomes and possible predictive factors in the treatment of infectious endophthalmitis caused by Streptococcus species during 2012-2016 at a large referral eye center in northeastern Thailand. Methods: A retrospective medical record chart review of patients with culture-positive endophthalmitis caused by Streptococcus species was conducted. Demographic data including age, gender, occupation, duration of symptoms, time to surgery, surgical procedures, initial visual acuity at presentation, and final visual acuity after treatment were collected and analyzed...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773279/-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-cervical-adenitis-in-children-2-cases
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N Sigg, S Bailleul, J-M Turmel, G Legrand, S Kettani, L Martin
BACKGROUND: Cervical lymphadenitis is the most common manifestation of infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in immunocompetent children. Nevertheless, it is poorly known by dermatologists. Its incidence, which is currently increasing since the cessation of BCG vaccination in 2007, raises several issues regarding its pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report two cases of NTM adenitis: one in a 2-year-old girl vaccinated with BCG and one in an unvaccinated 22-month-old boy, in whom a misleading presentation led to delayed diagnosis...
May 14, 2018: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772691/periodontal-tissues-maxillary-jaw-bone-and-tooth-regeneration-approaches-from-animal-models-analyses-to-clinical-applications
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Fareeha Batool, Marion Strub, Catherine Petit, Isaac Maximiliano Bugueno, Fabien Bornert, François Clauss, Olivier Huck, Sabine Kuchler-Bopp, Nadia Benkirane-Jessel
This review encompasses different pre-clinical bioengineering approaches for periodontal tissues, maxillary jaw bone, and the entire tooth. Moreover, it sheds light on their potential clinical therapeutic applications in the field of regenerative medicine. Herein, the electrospinning method for the synthesis of polycaprolactone (PCL) membranes, that are capable of mimicking the extracellular matrix (ECM), has been described. Furthermore, their functionalization with cyclosporine A (CsA), bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), or anti-inflammatory drugs' nanoreservoirs has been demonstrated to induce a localized and targeted action of these molecules after implantation in the maxillary jaw bone...
May 16, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772328/current-evidence-on-management-of-aortic-stent-graft-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
REVIEW
Hai Lei Li, Yiu Che Chan, Stephen W Cheng
OBJECTIVE: Aortic stent-graft infection is rare, but remains one of the most challenging and threatening complications. This systematic review aimed to identify the clinical features, treatment and outcomes of endograft infection after abdominal endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) and thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). METHODS: A systematic literature review of all published literature from January 1991 to September 2016 on stent-graft infection was performed under the instruction of Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770531/use-of-antibiotic-impregnated-resorbable-beads-reduces-pressure-ulcer-recurrence-a-retrospective-analysis
#14
Ibrahim Khansa, Jenny C Barker, Piya Das Ghatak, Chandan K Sen, Gayle M Gordillo
BACKGROUND: Recurrence of pressure ulcers remains common. We have employed resorbable antibiotic beads as a therapeutic strategy to deliver high local antibiotic concentrations to the debridement site. Our objective was to determine whether the use of resorbable antibiotic- beads would reduce pressure ulcer recurrence. METHODS: We reviewed all stage IV pressure ulcers treated with excision, partial ostectomy and flap coverage over 16 years. Baseline patient factors (location of ulcer, presence of osteomyelitis, preoperative prealbumin), surgical factors (type of flap, use of antibiotic beads, bone culture results) and postoperative outcomes (ulcer recurrence at 1 year, dehiscence, seroma, cellulitis) were collected...
May 17, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770183/colour-for-behavioural-success
#15
Birgitta Dresp-Langley, Adam Reeves
Colour information not only helps sustain the survival of animal species by guiding sexual selection and foraging behaviour but also is an important factor in the cultural and technological development of our own species. This is illustrated by examples from the visual arts and from state-of-the-art imaging technology, where the strategic use of colour has become a powerful tool for guiding the planning and execution of interventional procedures. The functional role of colour information in terms of its potential benefits to behavioural success across the species is addressed in the introduction here to clarify why colour perception may have evolved to generate behavioural success...
March 2018: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770082/first-reported-case-of-multidrug-resistant-candida-auris-in-canada
#16
I S Schwartz, G W Hammond
Candida auris is a fungal pathogen that has recently emerged as a global threat to public health. It was first described in Japan in 2009 and has since been reported in 17 countries on five continents. This case report describes the first reported case of multidrug-resistant C. auris in Canada. In May 2017, a 64-year-old individual was evaluated for chronic otitis externa. Past medical history included a recent hospitalization in India for elective oral surgery that was complicated by an odontogenic brain abscess...
July 6, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769537/a-co-culture-system-of-rat-synovial-stem-cells-and-meniscus-cells-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation-as-compared-to-mono-culture
#17
Xing Xie, Jingxian Zhu, Xiaoqing Hu, Linghui Dai, Xin Fu, Jiying Zhang, Xiaoning Duan, Yingfang Ao
A meniscus tear often happens during active sports. It needs to be repaired or replaced surgically to avoid further damage to the articular cartilage. To address the shortage of autologous meniscal cells, we designed a co-culture system of synovial stem cells (SMSCs) and meniscal cells (MCs) to produce a large cell number and to maintain characteristics of MCs. Different ratios of SMSCs and MCs at 3:1, 1:1, and 1:3 were tested. Mono-culture of SMSCs or MCs served as control groups. Proliferation and differentiation abilities were compared...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769399/dissecting-and-culturing-animal-cap-explants
#18
Kevin S Dingwell, James C Smith
The animal cap explant is a simple but adaptable tool available to developmental biologists. The use of animal cap explants in demonstrating the presence of mesoderm-inducting activity in the Xenopus embryo vegetal pole is one of many elegant examples of their worth. Animal caps respond to a range of growth factors (e.g., Wnts, FGF, TGF-β), making them especially useful for studying signal transduction pathways and gene regulatory networks. Explants are also suitable for examining cell behavior and have provided key insights into the molecular mechanisms controlling vertebrate morphogenesis...
May 16, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768329/retrospective-analysis-of-culture-negative-versus-culture-positive-postoperative-spinal-infections
#19
Jae Chul Lee, Min Jung Baek, Sung-Woo Choi, Soon Hyo Kwon, Kwang-Hyun Kim, Se Yoon Park, Tae Hyong Kim, Suyeon Park, Hae-Dong Jang, Dong-Il Chun, Byung-Joon Shin
Retrospective analysis.This study aimed to investigate the characteristics, clinical features, and outcomes of culture-negative (CN) and culture-positive (CP) postoperative spinal infections (PSIs).Causative organism cultures and the use of adequate antibiotics are essential for treating postoperative spinal wound infections. However, managing infected surgical sites with negative wound culture results is a common clinical problem. Although the outcomes of microbiologically confirmed PSIs have been well studied, the outcomes and clinical characteristics of CN PSIs have not been previously published...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766931/-in-vitro-differentiation-of-neural-cells-from-human-adipose-tissue-derived-stromal-cells
#20
Shruti D Dave, Chetan N Patel, Aruna V Vanikar, Hargovind L Trivedi
Background: Stem cells, including neural stem cells (NSCs), are endowed with self-renewal capability and hence hold great opportunity for the institution of replacement/protective therapy. We propose a method for in vitro generation of stromal cells from human adipose tissue and their differentiation into neural cells. Materials and Methods: Ten grams of donor adipose tissue was surgically resected from the abdominal wall of the human donor after the participants' informed consents...
May 2018: Neurology India
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