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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944144/osteomyelitis-due-to-multiple-rare-infections-in-a-patient-with-idiopathic-cd4-lymphocytopenia
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Nitin Gupta, Sayantan Banerjee, Timitrov, Rohini Sharma, Shambo Guha Roy, Trupti M Shende, Mohammed Tahir Ansari, Gagandeep Singh, Neeraj Nischal, Naveet Wig, Manish Soneja
A 26-year-old male patient presented with features suggestive of osteomyelitis involving the entire left femur, hip joint and knee joint. Culture from the debrided tissue grew Acinetobacter spp. and he was treated with sensitivity based antibiotics but the symptoms did not resolve. The synovial biopsy showed multinucleated giant cells and acid fast bacilli on Ziehl Neelsen stain. Cartridge based nucleic acid amplification test (GeneXpert) was negative. The Mycobacteria growth indicator tube culture was found to be positive for Mycobacterium abscessus...
August 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939032/preoperative-diagnosis-can-predict-conversion-total-knee-arthroplasty-outcomes
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David H Ge, Afshin A Anoushiravani, Benjamin S Kester, Jonathan M Vigdorchik, Ran Schwarzkopf
BACKGROUND: Compared to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for primary osteoarthritis, conversion TKAs in the post-traumatic setting are associated with increased operative times, infection rates, and readmissions. We aim at determining how post-traumatic osteoarthritis and previous knee surgery influence postoperative outcomes in conversion TKA. METHODS: Seventy-two conversion TKA procedures with prior knee trauma at a single institution between April 2012 and 2016 were examined...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935593/factors-affecting-peri-implant-fracture-following-locking-plate-for-osteoporotic-distal-femur-fractures
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Ki-Chul Park, Seung-Jae Lim, Young Sik Song, Kyu-Tae Hwang
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcomes and to analyze the risk factors for the occurrence of peri-implant fracture after treatment of osteoporotic distal femoral fracturesusing a locking plate. HYPOTHESIS: Risk factors affecting peri-implant fracture exist after locking plate fixation in osteoporotic distal femur fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty nine(88 patients) with osteoporotic distal femoral fractures were evaluated between January2006 and January2014...
September 18, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933698/evidence-corner-total-hip-or-knee-arthroplasty-improving-infection-risk
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Laura Bolton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930905/effectiveness-of-early-warming-with-self-warming-blankets-on-postoperative-hypothermia-in-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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Baris B Koc, Martijn G M Schotanus, Jean-Paul A P A C Kollenburg, Maurice J A Janssen, Fabian Tijssen, Edwin J P Jansen
BACKGROUND: Hypothermia is an important complication in joint arthroplasty. Commonly, forced air warming (FAW) devices are used intraoperatively to maintain body temperature in patients undergoing surgery. However, it is believed that these convective warming systems could increase the risk of deep surgical site infections due to disruption of unidirectional downward laminar airflow. Conductive warming devices have no noticeable effect on ventilation airflow. Nevertheless, the effectiveness of the self-warming (SW) blanket, a novel conductive warming device, on postoperative hypothermia in elective joint arthroplasty is unknown...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930833/readmission-due-to-infection-following-total-hip-and-total-knee-procedures-a-retrospective-study
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Nadine Zawadzki, Yao Wang, Hui Shao, Emelline Liu, Chao Song, Michele Schoonmaker, Lizheng Shi
Policymakers have expanded readmissions penalty programs to include elective arthroplasties, but little is known about the risk factors for readmissions following these procedures. We hypothesized that infections after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) lead to excess readmissions and increased costs. This study aims to evaluate the proportion of readmissions due to infections following THA and TKA.Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project-State Inpatient Databases were used for the study...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927562/periarticular-injection-of-tranexamic-acid-reduces-blood-loss-and-the-necessity-for-allogeneic-transfusion-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-using-autologous-transfusion-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Sain Yozawa, Hiroyasu Ogawa, Kazu Matsumoto, Haruhiko Akiyama
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to examine the influence of a periarticular injection of tranexamic acid (TXA) on blood loss after a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients who received an autologous blood transfusion. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of 82 patients (88 consecutive knees) who underwent a primary unilateral TKA with or without a periarticular TXA injection (TXA and control groups, respectively). All patients underwent an autologous blood transfusion...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924354/clinical-demographic-characteristics-of-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-a-university-hospital
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José Miguel Francisco da Silva Souza, Ricardo Dos Santos Ferreira, Alexandre José Pereira de Lima, Airton César Pereira de Sá, Paulo Cezar Vidal Carneiro de Albuquerque
OBJECTIVE: To assess socio-demographic characteristics of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in a public university hospital, evaluating the outcome infection and associated factors. METHOD: A retrospective study was carried out with 78 patients undergoing TKA, from 2013 to 2014. The socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients were collected. Comparison between infected and non-infected patients was performed to find out which variables were possibly associated to this complication...
November 2016: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918534/do-surgical-helmet-systems-affect-intraoperative-wound-contamination-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Otis C Shirley, Ali Bayan, Mark Zhu, James P Dalton, Siouxsie Wiles, Simon W Young
BACKGROUND: Deep infection following arthroplasty remains a devastating complication. Some registry data suggests that modern positive-pressure surgical helmet systems (SHS) are associated with a paradoxical increase in infection rates, and as such their role in arthroplasty remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether SHS increase wound contamination in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and if this contamination can be reduced by placing tape around the gown/glove interface...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911945/long-term-follow-up-and-survivorship-of-single-radius-posterior-stabilized-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Moon Jong Chang, Sangyeon So, Chan-Deok Park, Jai Gon Seo, Young-Wan Moon
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the 10-year survivorship of single-radius, posterior-stabilized total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in Asian patients. We also aimed to determine whether the long-term clinical and radiographic results differed between patients with and without patellar resurfacing. METHODS: This retrospective study included 148 (115 patients) consecutive single-radius, posterior-stabilized TKAs. Ten-year survivorship analysis was performed using the Kaplan-Meier method with additional surgery for any reason as the end-point...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899592/the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-surgical-risk-calculator-has-a-role-in-predicting-discharge-to-post-acute-care-in-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Daniel E Goltz, Billy T Baumgartner, Cary S Politzer, Marcus DiLallo, Michael P Bolognesi, Thorsten M Seyler
BACKGROUND: Patient demand and increasing cost awareness have led to the creation of surgical risk calculators that attempt to predict the likelihood of adverse events and to facilitate risk mitigation. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Surgical Risk Calculator is an online tool available for a wide variety of surgical procedures, and has not yet been fully evaluated in total joint arthroplasty. METHODS: A single-center, retrospective review was performed on 909 patients receiving a unilateral primary total knee (496) or hip (413) arthroplasty between January 2012 and December 2014...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894692/case-report-infection-of-total-knee-arthroplasty-treated-with-one-stage-surgery-and-linezolid
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Adriana Macedo Dell'Aquila, Cesar Janovsky, Moises Cohen
Staphylococcus spp meticillin resistant infection can be treated with Linezolid. This is a case report of an orthopaedic implant infection in a 60 year-old male treated orally with Linezolid and Rifampicin for three months after one-stage arthroplasty. This is possible provided that platelet count is closely monitored throughout the course of treatment.
2017: Journal of bone and joint infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888524/total-knee-arthroplasty-after-opening-versus-closing-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy-a-135-case-series-with-minimum-5-year-follow-up
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Matthieu Ehlinger, Adrien D'ambrosio, Pascal Vie, Sylvain Leclerc, François Bonnomet, Paul Bonnevialle, Sébastien Lustig, Sébastien Parratte, Michel Colmar, Jean-Noël Argenson
INTRODUCTION: High tibial osteotomy (HTO) is effective in treating isolated medial osteoarthritis of the knee, but subsequent deterioration is inevitable, and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is then an option. The present study sought to compare TKA following medial opening-wedge HTO (OW-HTO) versus lateral closing-wedge HTO (CW-HTO) in terms of intraoperative data and clinical results. The study hypothesis was that there is no significant difference in clinical results or complications in TKA following OW-HTO or CW-HTO...
September 6, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887020/narcotic-use-and-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Jourdan M Cancienne, Kishan J Patel, James A Browne, Brian C Werner
BACKGROUND: Although the United States is in the midst of a narcotic epidemic, risk factors for use and the impact of perioperative narcotic use on total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcomes is ill-defined. METHODS: A national database was queried for patients who underwent primary TKA from 2007 to 2015. Patients taking narcotics in the preoperative, and for a prolonged period of time postoperatively, were identified. The risk factors for prolonged narcotic use were analyzed with a regression analysis, in addition to evaluating preoperative and prolonged postoperative use as independent risk factors for short-term and long-term complications...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882962/prospective-analysis-of-a-sterile-semi-automated-tissue-biopsy-homogenization-method-in-the-diagnosis-of-prosthetic-joint-infections
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Christian Suren, Norbert Harrasser, Florian Pohlig, Ingo J Banke, Ulrich Lenze, Florian Lenze, Carolin Knebel, Rüdiger VON Eisenhart-Rothe, Johannes Schauwecker, Heinrich M L Mühlhofer
BACKGROUND/AIM: Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains a serious complication of total joint arthroplasty. To effectively treat PJI, it is essential to identify the microorganism causing it and be able to combine correct surgical and anti-infective treatments. This cannot always be achieved with the currently employed diagnostic methods. The aim of this study was to evaluate a semi-automated tissue biopsy bead milling method (Ultra-TurrAX, Axonlab AG; Reichenbach, Germany) based on the hypothesis that the results are more sensitive for microbe detection and less prone to contamination...
September 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878516/enhanced-recovery-principles-applied-to-revision-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-reduces-length-of-stay-and-blood-transfusion
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Michael Kent, Nick Calvert, Kevin Blades, Alex Swann, Piers Yates
INTRODUCTION: This is the first study reporting the application of Enhanced Recovery Principles (ERP) to revision arthroplasty. METHOD: Retrospective series of 132 revision hip and knee replacements treated with ERP. RESULTS: Infiltration was associated with reduced LOS in knees (6 vs 8.5 days), lower PCA usage and incidence of transfusion in knees (2 vs 3 days) and hips (1 vs 6 days). Revisions for infection had a longer LOS (5.4 vs 11...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875344/sweet-s-syndrome-a-clinical-entity-need-to-discriminate-against-acute-haematogenous-periprosthetic-joint-infection
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Ju Hong Lee, Ki Bum Kim, Ju Rang Lee, Myougn Ja Chung, Sung Il Wang
Sweet's syndrome (SS) or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis is an uncommon condition. It is characterized by fever, polymorphonuclear leukocytosis, painful erythematous cutaneous plaques, and dense dermal infiltrate of neutrophils without vasculitis at the site of skin lesions. Lesions in SS might enlarge and coalesce with increasing dermal oedema, resulting in pseudo-vesicular appearance mimicking joint infections. Here, a rare case of SS mimicking acute haematogenous periprosthetic infection in a 74-year-old woman with a history of total knee arthroplasty is reported...
September 5, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870746/incidence-risk-factors-and-impact-of-clostridium-difficile-colitis-following-primary-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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Patawut Bovonratwet, Daniel D Bohl, Rohil Malpani, Denis Nam, Craig J Della Valle, Jonathan N Grauer
BACKGROUND: An improved understanding of Clostridium difficile is important as it is used as a measure of hospital quality and is associated with substantial morbidity. This study utilizes the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program to determine the incidence, timing, risk factors, and clinical implications of C difficile colitis in patients undergoing primary total hip or knee arthroplasty (THA or TKA). METHODS: Patients who underwent primary THA or TKA as part of the 2015 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program were identified...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870742/the-effect-of-smoking-on-thirty-day-postoperative-complications-after-total-joint-arthroplasty-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Shawn Sahota, Francis Lovecchio, Ryan E Harold, Matthew D Beal, David W Manning
BACKGROUND: Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is a highly successful treatment, but is burdensome to the national healthcare budget. National quality initiatives seek to reduce costly complications. Smoking's role in perioperative complication after TJA is less well known. This study aims to identify smoking's independent contribution to the risk of short-term complication after TJA. METHODS: All patients undergoing primary TJA between 2011 and 2012 were selected from the American College of Surgeon's National Surgical Quality Improvement Program's database...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869114/multidrug-resistant-organisms-in-the-setting-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection-diagnosis-prevention-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Matthew P Siljander, Ali H Sobh, Kevin C Baker, Erin A Baker, Lige M Kaplan
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a rare yet challenging problem in total hip and knee arthroplasties. The management of PJI remains difficult primarily due to the evolution of resistance by the infecting organisms. METHODS: This review profiles acquired mechanisms of bacterial resistance and summarizes established and emerging techniques in PJI diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. RESULTS: New techniques in PJI diagnosis and prevention continue to be explored...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
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