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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148070/growth-factors-for-diabetic-foot-ulcers-mixed-treatment-comparison-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
#1
Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
AIMS: Topical growth factors accelerate wound healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). Due to the absence of head to head comparisons, we carried out Bayesian network meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of growth factors. METHODS: Using an appropriate search strategy, randomized controlled trials on topical growth factors compared with standard of care in patients with DFU, were included. Proportion of patients with complete healing was the primary outcome...
November 17, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131135/interhemispheric-and-infratentorial-subdural-empyema-with-preseptal-cellulitis-as-complications-of-sinusitis-a-case-report
#2
Muhammad Reza Arifianto, Achmad Zuhro Ma'ruf, Arie Ibrahim, Abdul Hafid Bajamal
Intracranial complications of paranasal sinusitis have become rare due to the use of antibiotics nowadays. However, several cases have been reported due the ability of paranasal sinusitis to cause serious complications. Once the infection spreads over the cranial structure, it could infect the orbits, underlying bones, meninges, adjacent veins, and brain. Subdural empyema is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication following paranasal sinusitis and should be considered as a neurological emergency...
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127212/cephalexin-plus-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-was-not-superior-to-cephalexin-alone-for-the-treatment-of-outpatient-non-purulent-cellulitis
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REVIEW
Loren G Miller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110314/post-irradiation-morphoea-of-the-breast-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Paula I Gonzalez-Ericsson, Monica V Estrada, Rami Al-Rohil, Melinda E Sanders
We describe a 44-year-old female with triple-negative breast cancer who developed skin erythaema, sclerosis and contracture of her entire right breast 15 months after completion of post-lumpectomy chemotherapy and radiotherapy, consistent with post-irradiation morphoea (PIM). PIM is a rare complication of breast irradiation that impairs a patient's quality of life. PIM is located usually at the radiation port or in the surrounding tissue. Clinically, PIM is misdiagnosed commonly as lymphoedema and cellulitis in the early inflammatory phase, and recurrent breast cancer, chronic radiodermatitis (CRD), radiation-induced fibrosis (RIF), post-irradiation pseudosclerodermatous panniculitis (PIPP), atypical vascular lesions (AVL) or angiosarcoma (AS) in the late burnout phase...
August 14, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108905/-maternal-deaths-due-to-infectious-cause-results-from-the-french-confidential-enquiry-into-maternal-deaths-2010-2012
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A Rigouzzo, V Tessier, L Zieleskiewicz
Over the period 2010-2012, maternal mortality from infectious causes accounted for 5% of maternal deaths by direct causes and 16% of maternal deaths by indirect causes. Among the 22 deaths caused by infection occurred during this period, 6 deaths were attributed to direct causes from genital tract origin, confirming thus the decrease in direct maternal deaths by infection during the last ten years. On the contrary, indirect maternal deaths by infection, from extragenital origin, doubled during the same period, with 16 deaths in the last triennium, dominated by winter respiratory infections, particularly influenza: the 2009-2010 influenza A (H1N1) virus pandemic was the leading cause of indirect maternal mortality by infection during the studied period...
November 3, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098712/flap-coverage-for-the-treatment-of-exposed-left-ventricular-assist-device-lvad-hardware-and-intractable-lvad-infections
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Adam Jacoby, John T Stranix, Oriana Cohen, Eddie Louie, Leora B Balsam, Jamie P Levine
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have become useful adjuncts in the treatment of patients with end-stage heart failure. LVAD implantation is associated with a unique set of problems; one such problem is device infection. We report our experience with flap salvage of infected and/or exposed LVAD hardware. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2016, 49 patients underwent LVAD implantation at our institution. Patients were then categorized by infectious status: systemic infection not directly involving the LVAD device, hardware infection responsive to antibiotics, and exposure of LVAD hardware or device infection refractory to antibiotics requiring debridement and flap coverage...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090420/soft-tissue-infection-secondary-to-cellulitis-killed-st-john-of-the-cross-1542-1591
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Raffaella Bianucci, Otto Appenzeller, Peter Evans, Philippe Charlier, Antonio Perciaccante
PURPOSE: St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) died aged 49 years after 3 months of excruciating pain following a trivial lesion in his right foot. Erysipelas, a superficial bacterial infection of the skin, and subsequent sepsis were previously suggested as the cause of his death. Here, an alternative diagnosis is proposed. METHODS: An accurate perusal of his biography allowed the symptomatology, the clinical evolution, the depth of the infection and the associated systemic manifestations displayed by Fray John to be reconstructed...
October 31, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089730/clinical-presentation-of-soft-tissue-infections-and-its-management-a-study-of-100-cases
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Baldev Singh, Sukha Singh, Sudhir Khichy, Avinash Ghatge
BACKGROUND: Soft-tissue infections vary widely in their nature and severity. A clear approach to the management must allow their rapid identification and treatment as they can be life-threatening. OBJECTIVE: Clinical presentation of soft-tissue infections and its management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study based on 100 patients presenting with soft-tissue infections was done. All the cases of soft-tissue infections were considered irrespective of age, sex, etiological factors, or systemic disorders...
July 2017: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062653/ascot-autologous-bone-marrow-stem-cell-use-for-osteoarthritis-of-the-thumb-first-carpometacarpal-joint
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Matthew P Murphy, Christina Buckley, Conor Sugrue, Emma Carr, Aine O'Reilly, Shane O'Neill, Sean M Carroll
BACKGROUND: The first carpometacarpal joint (CMCJ) in the hand is a commonly affected joint by osteoarthritis. It causes significant thumb base pain, limiting functional capacity. Microfracturing and application of autologous stem cells has been performed on large joints such as the knee but has never been evaluated for use in the smaller joints in the hand. Our aim was to determine the potential benefit of microfracturing and autologous bone marrow stem cells for treatment of osteoarthritis of the first CMCJ in the hand...
September 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062620/ludwig-s-angina
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Stella Pak, David Cha, Chloe Meyer, Christine Dee, Adam Fershko
Ludwig's angina is a diffuse cellulitis in the submandibular, sublingual, and submental spaces, characterized by its propensity to spread rapidly to the surrounding tissues. Early recognition and treatment for Ludwig's angina are of paramount importance due to the myriad of complications that can occur in association with Ludwig's angina. Known complications of Ludwig's angina include carotid arterial rupture or sheath abscess, thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein, mediastinitis, empyema, pericardial effusion, osteomyelitis of the mandible, subphrenic abscess, aspiration pneumonia, and pleural effusion...
August 21, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062482/ocular-tuberculosis-in-hospital-universiti-sains-malaysia-a-case-series
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M Shahidatul-Adha, E Zunaina, A T Liza-Sharmini, W H Wan-Hazabbah, I Shatriah, I Mohtar, Y Azhany, H Adil
INTRODUCTION: Ocular tuberculosis (TB) encompasses a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations affecting different structures of the eye. It is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a great ancient organism that induces various types of diseases and unfavorable outcomes if unrecognized and not well treated. PURPOSE: To report the clinical profile of 34 ocular TB cases observed during 6 years period in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM). METHOD: A retrospective review of medical records from 34 patients diagnosed with ocular TB in HUSM from January 2011 until December 2016...
December 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053030/a-rare-case-of-orbital-granulomatous-inflammation-from-explosive-hydraulic-oil-masquerading-as-orbital-cellulitis
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Marvi Cheema, Kelsey Roelofs, Imran Jivraj, Robert West, Steve Rasmussen, Audrey Chan
The differential diagnosis for acute orbital inflammation is broad. We report a case of granulomatous orbital inflammation due to high-pressure oil injury to the orbit presenting as an atypical orbital cellulitis. Here we review the presentation and treatment of orbital inflammation from oil.
October 20, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026829/aggressive-combined-medical-and-surgical-management-of-mucormycosis-results-in-disease-eradication-in-2-pediatric-patients
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Haley F M Augustine, Colin White, James Bain
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is an acute, rapidly fatal, fungal infection, classically involving the nasal mucosa and paranasal sinuses. It is an aggressive, opportunistic infection that frequently progresses to involve the orbit and cerebrum. Cerebral extension in immunocompromised patients is almost universally fatal. There are limited data on mucormycosis in pediatric immunocompromised patients in the literature, with only few reports on rhinocerebral involvement. The immunocompromised patients described in this report presented with suspected periorbital and nasal cellulitis, progressing rapidly to necrotic changes in nasal tissue and oral palatal mucosa...
August 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022273/staphylococcus-lugdunensis-infections-of-the-skin-and-soft-tissue-a-case-series-and-review
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Lucas A Heldt Manica, Philip R Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Staphylococcus lugdunensis (S. lugdunensis) is a coagulase-negative, Gram-positive bacterium that can be isolated as a component of normal skin flora in humans. However, more recently, it has also been documented as a culprit in skin and soft tissue infections. We describe the clinical features of five individuals with S. lugdunensis-associated skin infections. We review the characteristics of other patients that were previously described with this organism as the causative agent of skin infection...
October 11, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978652/evaluating-an-admission-avoidance-pathway-for-children-in-the-emergency-department-outpatient-intravenous-antibiotics-for-moderate-severe-cellulitis
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Laila F Ibrahim, Sandy M Hopper, Tom G Connell, Andrew J Daley, Penelope A Bryant, Franz E Babl
OBJECTIVE: Children with moderate/severe cellulitis requiring intravenous antibiotics are usually admitted to hospital. Admission avoidance is attractive but there are few data in children. We implemented a new pathway for children to be treated with intravenous antibiotics at home and aimed to describe the characteristics of patients treated on this pathway and in hospital and to evaluate the outcomes. METHODS: This is a prospective, observational cohort study of children aged 6 months-18 years attending the ED with uncomplicated moderate/severe cellulitis in March 2014-January 2015...
October 4, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972988/orbital-complications-of-paranasal-sinusitis-in-taiwan-1988-through-2015-acute-ophthalmological-manifestations-diagnosis-and-management
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Yi-Sheng Chang, Po-Lin Chen, Jia-Horung Hung, Hsiao-Yen Chen, Chun-Chieh Lai, Chun-Yen Ou, Chia-Ming Chang, Chien-Kuo Wang, Hon-Chun Cheng, Sung-Huei Tseng
PURPOSE: Paranasal sinusitis is widespread and can lead to orbital complications, blindness, and death. However, the correlation between ophthalmological findings and disease staging remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the staging, acute ophthalmological manifestations, diagnosis, management, and outcomes of orbital complications of paranasal sinusitis during a 27-year period. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients with orbital complications of paranasal sinusitis hospitalized at the National Cheng Kung University Hospital, a medical center in Taiwan during 1988-2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972883/periorbital-necrotizing-fasciitis-induced-by-streptococcus-pyogenes-a-case-report-and-clarification
#17
Dorothée L Deneubourg, Zulma Catherine, Patrice Lejuste, Pierre Breton
Periorbital necrotizing fasciitis (PONF) is a rare condition of the face. PONF can lead to blindness, functional and esthetic sequelae, multiple-organ failure, and death. The aim of this report is to raise the awareness of this severe condition in maxillofacial surgeons. This report describes the case of a 30-year-old woman who presented with a bilateral palpebral edema and pain 3 days after a jugal wound was sutured. Necrosis of the skin of the left palpebral unit was extending rapidly. The patient had signs of sepsis...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972280/systematic-review-of-lymphovenous-anastomosis-lva-for-the-treatment-of-lymphedema
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REVIEW
Mario F Scaglioni, Duveken B Y Fontein, Michael Arvanitakis, Pietro Giovanoli
INTRODUCTION: Lymphedema is a chronic condition caused by the obstruction or impairment of lymphatic fluid transport resulting in irreversible skin fibrosis. Besides conservative therapy, surgical techniques for lymphedema including liposuction, lymphatico-lymphatic bypass, lymphovenous anastomosis (LVA), and vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) are options with increasing popularity in the recent past. In our review, we investigated the efficacy of LVA for the treatment of lymphedema...
October 3, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971110/necrotizing-fasciitis-of-the-breast-managed-by-partial-mastectomy-and-local-tissue-rearrangement
#19
Ryan D Konik, Adam D Cash, Gregory S Huang
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) of the breast is a rare occurrence that is routinely misdiagnosed as an abscess or cellulitis, resulting in treatment delays. A total mastectomy is required when delays occur. We present a 53-year-old female with breast NF managed with a partial mastectomy and local tissue rearrangement.
2017: Case Reports in Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969168/clinical-outcome-of-probing-in-infants-with-acute-dacryocystitis-a-prospective-study
#20
Bhawesh Chandra Saha, Rashmi Kumari, Bibhuti Prasanna Sinha
INTRODUCTION: Acute dacryocystitis is an uncommon but serious condition in infants and needs immediate treatment. Although, medical management with systemic antibiotics remains the mainstay of initial treatment, there are recent studies justifying simultaneous Naso Lacrimal Duct (NLD) probing with acceptable success rate. AIM: To assess the success rate of probing in the management of infantile acute dacryocystitis and to analyse the factors affecting it. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective interventional study was designed and infants presenting with acute dacryocystitis with or without complications like dacryocystopyocele/ lacrimal abscess/preseptal cellulitis at a Tertiary Eye Care Centre from May 2014 to April 2016 were enrolled...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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