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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631307/interventions-for-the-prevention-of-recurrent-erysipelas-and-cellulitis
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Adam Dalal, Marina Eskin-Schwartz, Daniel Mimouni, Sujoy Ray, Walford Days, Emmilia Hodak, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
BACKGROUND: Erysipelas and cellulitis (hereafter referred to as 'cellulitis') are common bacterial skin infections usually affecting the lower extremities. Despite their burden of morbidity, the evidence for different prevention strategies is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To assess the beneficial and adverse effects of antibiotic prophylaxis or other prophylactic interventions for the prevention of recurrent episodes of cellulitis in adults aged over 16. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases up to June 2016: the Cochrane Skin Group Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629414/fibrinogen-deficiency-in-a-dog-a-case-report
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Franck Jolivet, Armelle Diquélou, Catherine Trumel, Simon Privat, Olivier Dossin
BACKGROUND: Among coagulation disorders, primary fibrinogen deficiency is very rare in dogs. It is divided into hypofibrinogenemia, afibrinogenemia and dysfibrinogenemia. Afibrinogenemia has been described in three dogs. There are, however, no published case reports of primary hypofibrinogenemia in dogs. CASE PRESENTATION: A 1.5 year-old male German Pointer dog was evaluated for a locked-jaw syndrome associated with eye protrusion which appeared after a minor head trauma...
June 19, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629401/odontogenic-orbital-cellulitis-associated-with-cavernous-sinus-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report
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D Allegrini, S Reposi, E Nocerino, A Pece
BACKGROUND: This case illustrates the importance of prompt assessment and treatment of orbital cellulitis. In fact the ocular signs and symptoms may be associated with systemic complications which should be investigated and identified as soon as possible to avoid a poor prognosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old white woman presented to our emergency room with proptosis, ophthalmoplegia, and conjunctival chemosis of her left eye. An ophthalmologist, having diagnosed orbital cellulitis in her left eye, suspected a cavernous sinus thrombosis...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611899/perspectives-on-home-based-healthcare-as-an-alternative-to-hospital-admission-after-emergency-treatment
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Amy Stuck, Christopher Crowley, Tracy Martinez, Alan Wittgrove, Jesse J Brennan, Theodore C Chan, Edward M Castillo
INTRODUCTION: The study objective was to explore emergency physicians' (EP) awareness, willingness, and prior experience regarding transitioning patients to home-based healthcare following emergency department (ED) evaluation and treatment; and to explore patient selection criteria, processes, and services that would facilitate use of home-based healthcare as an alternative to hospitalization. METHODS: We provided a five-question survey to 52 EPs, gauging previous experience referring patients to home-based healthcare, patient selection, and motivators and challenges when considering home-based options as an alternative to admission...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598492/use-of-2-octyl-cyanoacrylate-adhesive-and-polyester-mesh-for-wound-closure-in-primary-knee-arthroplasty
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Andrew J Holte, Josef N Tofte, Greta J Dahlberg, Nicolas Noiseux
Wound closure in primary knee arthroplasty is important both for surgical success, by minimizing the risk of wound complications and infection, and for patient satisfaction with wound care and cosmesis. This article reports the use of a topical self-adhering, pressure-sensitive polyester mesh combined with 2-octyl cyanoacrylate adhesive for final skin closure of primary knee arthroplasty without external staples or sutures. During a 2.5-year period, 360 consecutive primary knee arthroplasty procedures (321 total knee arthroplasty procedures and 39 partial knee arthroplasty procedures) performed by 1 surgeon at 1 institution were reviewed...
June 9, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594848/examining-the-correlation-between-diabetes-and-odontogenic-infection-a-nationwide-retrospective-matched-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Hui-Hsin Ko, Wu-Chien Chien, Yen-Hung Lin, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Shih-Jung Cheng
More than 90% of head and neck infections are caused by pathological changes originating in the teeth. When odontogenic infections are not properly treated, infections may spread to distant spaces and cause more serious infections in fascial spaces, ultimately leading to deep neck infections. Clinical experience has indicated that patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) may be more susceptible to facial cellulitis and deep neck infections caused by odontogenic infections. This study used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database (NHIRD) to analyze and examine the correlation between DM and odontogenic infections in patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594742/outcomes-of-lymphedema-microsurgery-for-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-with-or-without-microvascular-breast-reconstruction
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Holger Engel, Chia-Yu Lin, Jung-Ju Huang, Ming-Huei Cheng
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the outcome of lymphedema microsurgery with or without microsurgical breast reconstruction for breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL). BACKGROUND: Complete decongestive therapy, lymphovenous anastomosis, and vascularized lymph node flap transfer are the 3 major treatment modalities for BCRL. Releasing axillary contracture and transferring a free flap may potentially improve the BCRL. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2015, 124 patients with BCRL who underwent 3 treatment modalities without or with microsurgical breast reconstruction were included in this study as groups I and II, respectively...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594301/orbital-abscess-following-posterior-subtenon-injection-of-triamcinolone-acetonide
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Maedbh Rhatigan, Lisa McAnena, Elizabeth McElnea, Paul Connell, Tim Fulcher
Orbital cellulitis is a serious sight threatening and potentially life threatening condition which can be complicated by orbital abscess formation. Posterior subtenon (PST) injection of corticosteroid is commonly used in the treatment of posterior segment inflammation including post-operative macular oedema. We report a case of orbital abscess formation as a late complication of PST triamcinolone acetonide and discuss the presentation, diagnosis and management.
June 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588798/combination-therapy-with-gemcitabine-and-nab-paclitaxel-for-locally-advanced-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Takeshi Saito, Keinosuke Ishido, Daisuke Kudo, Norihisa Kimura, Taiichi Wakiya, Yoshihito Nakayama, Kenichi Hakamada
The aim of the present study was to investigate the early treatment outcomes of combined gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel treatment for locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer (LURPC). The subjects comprised 7 patients with LURPC receiving the abovementioned combination therapy at the Hirosaki University Hospital (Hirosaki, Japan) between January and September, 2015. The clinicopathological factors, adverse events and response to treatment were investigated. To determine whether the cases were unresectable, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, version 2...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584681/abdominal-pseudocyst-as-a-complication-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-placement-review-of-the-literature-and-a-proposed-algorithm-for-treatment-using-4-illustrative-cases
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Samir Kashyap, Hammad Ghanchi, Tanya Minasian, Fanglong Dong, Dan Miulli
BACKGROUND: Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement is one of the most commonly performed procedures in neurosurgery. One rare complication is the formation of an abdominal pseudocyst, which can cause shunt malfunction. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: We present four unique cases of abdominal pseudocyst formation. Our first patient initially presented with a right upper quadrant pseudocyst. Shunt was externalized and the distal end was revised with placement of catheter on the opposite side...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575438/molecular-characterization-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-from-children-with-periorbital-or-orbital-cellulitis
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Catherine E Foster, Elizabeth Yarotsky, Edward O Mason, Sheldon L Kaplan, Kristina G Hulten
Background.: Periorbital and orbital cellulitis cause significant pediatric morbidity. Here, we define the clinical features of and characterize isolates from children with periorbital or orbital cellulitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Methods.: Patients were identified from a prospective S aureus study database from January 2002 to July 2015. Demographic and clinical data were collected retrospectively. Isolates were genotyped by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, and Panton-Valentine leukocidin (lukSF-PV [pvl]) genes were detected by quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573790/a-comparison-of-programmable-and-non-programmable-compression-devices-for-treatment-of-lymphedema-using-an-administrative-health-outcomes-dataset
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P Karaca-Mandic, A T Hirsch, S G Rockson, S H Ridner
BACKGROUND: Patients with lymphedema suffer lifelong swelling and recurrent cellulitis despite use of complete decongestive therapy. Pneumatic compression devices (PCDs), including non-programmable and programmable devices that meet individual patient needs, support long term self-care in the home. Yet, to date, no direct comparison of their relative benefits has been available. OBJECTIVE: Patients who acquired either a non-programmable device (NP-PCD) or a dynamic pressure programmable device (P-PCD; Flexitouch(®) ) were evaluated to compare associated clinical and health utilization outcomes pre/post-device acquisition...
June 2, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551603/vibrio-vulnificus-septic-shock-due-to-a-contaminated-tattoo
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Nicholas Hendren, Senthil Sukumar, Craig S Glazer
We present a case of Vibrio vulnificus septic shock and cellulitis in a patient with chronic liver disease that occurred after obtaining a leg tattoo with subsequent seawater exposure in the Gulf of Mexico. Initial suspicion for V. vulnificus was high and he was started on empiric doxycycline and ceftriaxone at admission. Blood and wound cultures grew oxidase positive and comma-shaped Gram-negative rods ultimately confirmed to be V. vulnificus. Despite aggressive initial treatment, the patient developed septic shock and died...
May 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535235/effect-of-cephalexin-plus-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-vs-cephalexin-alone-on-clinical-cure-of-uncomplicated-cellulitis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Gregory J Moran, Anusha Krishnadasan, William R Mower, Fredrick M Abrahamian, Frank LoVecchio, Mark T Steele, Richard E Rothman, David J Karras, Rebecca Hoagland, Stephanie Pettibone, David A Talan
Importance: Emergency department visits for skin infections in the United States have increased with the emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). For cellulitis without purulent drainage, β-hemolytic streptococci are presumed to be the predominant pathogens. It is unknown if antimicrobial regimens possessing in vitro MRSA activity provide improved outcomes compared with treatments lacking MRSA activity. Objective: To determine whether cephalexin plus trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole yields a higher clinical cure rate of uncomplicated cellulitis than cephalexin alone...
May 23, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524146/-combination-therapy-of-refractory-localized-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-and-orbital-involvement
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Y O Grusha, D S Ismailova, P I Novikov, E A Kogan, Yu V Abramova, N M Bulanov, L V Sherstneva
Granulomatous orbital cellulitis is one of the most common ocular manifestations of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's). The process is often refractory to conventional immunosuppressive therapy and requires a more radical treatment approach. However, surgical experience with this type of patients is limited. There have been just a few reported cases of orbital decompression in such patients and many authors have doubted the appropriateness of the procedure, since it is associated with a high risk of potentially fatal complications...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499779/-treating-through-decision-and-follow-up-in-antibiotic-therapy-associated-exanthemas
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Axel Trautmann, Sandrine Benoit, Matthias Goebeler, Johanna Stoevesandt
BACKGROUND: Immediate discontinuation or replacement of suspected drugs is considered standard medical care in acute exanthematous skin reactions. In the treatment of bacterial infections, structurally different alternative antibiotics, however, are commonly second choice options due to a suboptimal antimicrobial activity or an unfavorable side effect profile. Nonetheless, "treating through," the continuation of antibiotic treatment despite an objective exanthema, is practiced only rarely...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483256/infectious-complications-of-pediatric-cochlear-implants-are-highly-influenced-by-otitis-media
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Peter M Vila, Nsangou T Ghogomu, Audrey R Odom-John, Timothy E Hullar, Keiko Hirose
OBJECTIVE: Determine the incidence of ear infections in cochlear implant patients, evaluate the contribution of otitis media to complications, describe the bacteriology of otitis media in the cochlear implant population, the treatment provided at our center, and the long term outcome. METHODS: Data collected included age at implantation, history of otitis media or ear tubes, etiology of hearing loss, inner ear anatomy, postoperative infections, time to infection, route of antibiotic administration, and interventions for infections...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426568/looking-beyond-the-cell-in-cellulitis
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Vincent Maida, Joyce T W Cheung
BACKGROUND: Patients with erythematous skin are likely to receive a diagnosis of cellulitis; however, the accuracy of this diagnosis is approximately only 33%. The diagnosis of cellulitis should be made only after a thorough evaluation of all possible differential diagnoses. Cellulitis may be a primary process (superficial spreading infective process involving only the epidermis and dermis) versus a secondary (reactive) process incited by a subcutaneous process, such as an abscess, tenosynovitis, necrotizing fasciitis, and osteomyelitis...
May 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396064/-erysipelas-without-fever-or-biologic-inflammation-during-tocilizumab-therapy
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M Yéléhé-Okouma, J Henry, N Petitpain, J-L Schmutz, P Gillet
BACKGROUND: Tocilizumab (TCZ) is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits the interleukin 6 (IL-6) signalling pathway. This treatment is extremely effective in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which may well be accompanied by serious infections presenting misleading clinical pictures. Herein we report a case of a typical bacterial dermo-hypodermitis in a female patient treated with TCZ. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An 80-year-old woman treated with methotrexate (MTX) and TCZ for RA presented dermo-hypodermitis on her left leg 8 days after receiving her 13th infusion of TCZ...
April 7, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390621/evaluation-of-an-imaging-protocol-using-ultrasound-as-the-primary-diagnostic-modality-in-pediatric-patients-with-superficial-soft-tissue-infections-of-the-face-and-neck
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Rishabh Sethia, Justin B Mahida, Rahul A Subbarayan, Katherine J Deans, Peter C Minneci, Charles A Elmaraghy, Garth F Essig
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical impact of an initiative to use ultrasound (US) as the primary diagnostic modality for children with superficial face and neck infections versus use of computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Children with a diagnosis of lymphadenitis, face or neck abscess, or face and neck cellulitis were retrospectively evaluated by the otolaryngology service. Patients were separated into two groups based on implementation of a departmental initiative to use US as the primary diagnostic modality...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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