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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053757/generation-of-composite-persea-americana-mill-avocado-plants-a-proof-of-concept-study
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S Ashok Prabhu, Buyani Ndlovu, Juanita Engelbrecht, Noëlani van den Berg
Avocado (Persea americana (Mill.)), an important commercial fruit, is severely affected by Phytophthora Root Rot in areas where the pathogen is prevalent. However, advances in molecular research are hindered by the lack of a high-throughput transient transformation system in this non-model plant. In this study, a proof-of-concept is demonstrated by the successful application of Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated plant transformation to produce composite avocado plants. Two ex vitro strategies were assessed on two avocado genotypes (Itzamna and A0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053700/come-to-the-light-side-in-vivo-monitoring-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm-infections-in-chronic-wounds-in-a-diabetic-hairless-murine-model
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Alessandra M Agostinho Hunt, Jacob A Gibson, Casandra L Larrivee, Sandra O'Reilly, Svetlana Navitskaya, Julia V Busik, Christopher M Waters
The presence of bacteria as structured biofilms in chronic wounds, especially in diabetic patients, is thought to prevent wound healing and resolution. Chronic mouse wounds models have been used to understand the underlying interactions between the microorganisms and the host. The models developed to date rely on the use of haired animals and terminal collection of wound tissue for determination of viable bacteria. While significant insight has been gained with these models, this experimental procedure requires a large number of animals and sampling is time consuming...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053515/multiple-tissue-expansion-for-giant-congenital-melanocytic-nevus
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Yurema Gonzalez Ruiz, Juan Carlos López Gutiérrez
OBJECTIVE: Tissue expansion is the preferred technique for the treatment of giant congenital melanocytic nevus (GCMN) located on the face, abdomen, and legs. We believe that the use of multiple tissue expanders in the same surgery is a safe and effective technique for the treatment of GCMN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 14 patients were treated between 2013 and 2016 for GCMN removal with placement in the same surgery of 3 or more tissue expanders. We analyzed esthetic results and complications...
October 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052742/-triple-arthrodesis-for-correction-of-cavovarus-deformity
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REVIEW
A Barg, R Ruiz, B Hintermann
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to correct the underlying cavovarus deformity and to achieve a pain-free and stable hindfoot. INDICATIONS: Rigid neurologic, posttraumatic, congenital, and idiopathic cavovarus deformities. CONTRAINDICATIONS: General surgical or anesthesiological risks, infections, critical soft tissue conditions, neurovascular impairment of the lower extremity, noncompliance, patients with severely reduced bone quality, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, smoking...
October 20, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051881/fracture-management-in-pyknodysostosis-a-rare-case-report
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G Subramanya Gandhi, V Vijayanarasimhan, Lionel John, S Kailash, E Sathish Balaji
INTRODUCTION: Pyknodysostosis is congenital osteosclerotic skeletal dysplasia of a rare entity. It is an autosomal recessive disease which presents with short stature and generalized osteosclerosis of skeleton as result of decreased bone turnover. Here, the authors report a case of pyknodysostosis who presented to our emergency room with a pathological fracture in the shaft of the femur for which operative intervention was carried out. CASE REPORT: A 30-year-old female presented to our emergency room with a history of trivial injury to right thigh region and was diagnosed as fracture in her right femur shaft region...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050888/influence-of-discharge-timing-and-diagnosis-on-outcomes-of-pediatric-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Sarah B Cairo, George Ventro, Holly A Meyers, David H Rothstein
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the influence of discharge timing (same day versus other) on 30-day hospital readmissions after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pediatric patients. Wound complication and readmission rates also were evaluated among patients with different operative indications. METHODS: The database of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (2012-2015) was queried for patients <18 years old who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
October 16, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050174/-effects-of-modified-three-step-procedure-for-anatrophic-nephrolithotomy-in-the-treatment-of-complex-staghorn-renal-calculi
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C L Yang, W Wang, W E Zhou, Y P Xue, B Q Wang, H B Nie, W L Hu
Objective: To investigate the effects of modified three-step procedure for anatrophic nephrolithotomy in the treatment of complex staghorn renal calculi. Methods: A total of 22 patients with complex staghorn renal calculi between June 2013 and June 2016 at Department of Urology in Guangzhou General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command were retrospective analyzed. There were 13 males and 9 females, ranging from 35 to 62 years old with mean age of 47 years. There were 17 patients with dull pain, and 5 patients who were found through physical examinations...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050090/-laryngotracheal-resection-and-reconstruction-for-the-treatment-of-acquired-laryngotracheal-stenosis
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L J Ma, Y Xiao, Q W Yang, J Wang
Objective: To analyze the efficacy of laryngotracheal resection and reconstruction for acquired laryngotracheal stenosis, and to discuss the prevention of complication. Methods: The clinical outcomes of seventy patients with acquired laryngotracheal stenosis, treated with laryngotracheal resection and reconstruction were retrospectively reviewed between January 2007 and December 2016. The degree of stenosis was classified according to Myer-Cotton classification as follows: grade Ⅱ(n=7), grade Ⅲ(n=38) and grade Ⅳ(n=27)...
October 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049748/transfusion-and-blood-stream-infections-after-coronary-surgery
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Tuomas Tauriainen, Eeva-Maija Kinnunen, Idamaria Laitinen, Vesa Anttila, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Juhani K E Airaksinen, Fausto Biancari
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of blood transfusion on bloodstream infections. This study included 2764 patients who underwent isolated coronary artery bypass grafting. Blood cultures were drawn in 27.9% of patients and were positive in 3.5% of them. Blood transfusion before blood cultures were drawn (4.7% vs 1.2%, odds ratio 3.75, 95% confidence interval 1.11-12.67) and deep sternal wound infection/mediastinitis (20.0% vs 2.8%, odds ratio 7.43, 95% confidence interval 2.72-20.32) were independent predictors of a positive postoperative blood culture...
September 27, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049258/autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-thrombin-gel-combined-with-split-thickness-skin-graft-to-manage-postinfectious-skin-defects-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Barbara Hersant, Mounia SidAhmed-Mezi, Romain Bosc, Jean-Paul Meningaud
BACKGROUND: Managing cutaneous substance loss after debridement is challenging, especially if it is secondary to necrotizing soft tissue infection, such as necrotizing fasciitis and Fournier gangrene. After skin graft reconstruction, the healing process is longer and may be difficult, depending on the wound site, skin defect size, and patient comorbidities. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether autologous platelet-rich plasma (A-PRP) could accelerate and improve wound healing after cutaneous reconstruction for tissue loss secondary to soft tissue infection...
November 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049146/outcomes-of-titanium-mesh-cranioplasty-in-pediatric-patients
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Irene T Ma, Melissa R Symon, Ruth E Bristol, Stephen P Beals, Edward F Joganic, P David Adelson, David H Shafron, Davinder J Singh
PURPOSE: Cranial defects in children have been repaired with various materials ranging from autologous bone to synthetic materials. There is little published literature on the outcomes of titanium mesh cranioplasty (TMC) in calvarial reconstruction in the pediatric population. This study evaluates a pediatric cohort who underwent calvarial defect reconstruction with titanium mesh and assesses the efficacy and outcomes of TMC. METHODS: An Institutional Review Board approved retrospective review of patients ≤18 years of age who underwent cranioplasty from 1999 to 2014 at 2 centers was performed...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046948/planned-secondary-wound-closure-at-the-circular-stapler-insertion-site-after-laparoscopic-gastric-bypass-reduces-postoperative-morbidity-costs-and-hospital-stay
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Diana Vetter, Dimitri Aristotle Raptis, Mira Giama, Hanna Hosa, Markus K Muller, Antonio Nocito, Marc Schiesser, Rudolf Moos, Marco Bueter
PURPOSE: The aims of the present study were to assess whether planned secondary wound closure at the insertion site of the circular stapler reduces wound infection rate and postoperative morbidity after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and to identify independent predictive factors increasing the risk for wound infections after RYGB. METHODS: This paper is a retrospective single-center analysis of a prospectively collected database of 1400 patients undergoing RYGB surgery in circular technique between June 2000 and June 2016...
October 18, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046049/treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-with-therapeutic-magnetic-resonance-tmr%C3%A2-improves-the-quality-of-granulation-tissue
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Letizia Ferroni, Chiara Gardin, Andrea De Pieri, Maria Sambataro, Elena Seganfreddo, Chiara Goretti, Elisabetta Iacopi, Barbara Zavan, Alberto Piaggesi
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) often result in severely adverse outcomes, such as serious infections, hospitalization, and lower extremity amputations. In last few years, to improve the outcome of DFUs, clinicians and researchers put their attention on the application of low intensity pulsating electro-magnetic fields through Therapeutic Magnetic Resonance (TMR®). In our study, patients with DFUs have been divided into two groups: The Sham Group treated with non-functioning TMR® device, and the Active Group treated with a functioning device...
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046006/-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-due-to-corynebacterium-ulcerans-case-reports
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Christian Jenssen, Ilona Schwede, Volker Neumann, Cristine Pietsch, Werner Handrick
History and clinical findings We report on three patients suffering from skin and soft tissue infections of the legs due to toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans strains. In all three patients, there was a predisposition due to chronic diseases. Three patients had domestic animals (cat, dog) in their households. Investigations and diagnosis A mixed bacterial flora including Corynebacterium ulcerans was found in wound swab samples. Diphtheric toxin was produced by the Corynebacterium ulcerans strains in all three cases...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045970/-unilateral-patellar-resurfacing-in-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-study
#15
J F Wang, Z Li, K S Zhang, F Yuan, R J Li, Q J Zhong, Z P Guan
OBJECTIVE: To perform unilateral patellar resurfacing and contralateral patellar retention in bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) randomly, and to compare the clinical effects of patellar retention with patellar resurfacing in TKA. METHODS: In the study, 14 bilateral knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients were randomized in the bilateral TKA to receive unilateral patellar resurfacing and contralateral patellar retention, including 28 knees, all were females, 53 to 78 years old, with average (66...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045740/adding-vancomycin-to-perioperative-prophylaxis-decreases-deep-sternal-wound-infections-in-high-risk-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Sylvia Reineke, Thierry P Carrel, Verena Eigenmann, Brigitta Gahl, Urs Fuehrer, Christian Seidl, David Reineke, Eva Roost, Magi Bächli, Jonas Marschall, Lars Englberger
OBJECTIVES: Perioperative prophylaxis with cephalosporins reduces sternal wound infections (SWIs) after cardiac surgery. However, more than 50% of coagulase-negative staphylococci, an important pathogen, are cephalosporin resistant. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of adjunctive vancomycin on SWIs in high-risk patients. METHODS: We conducted a pre- and postintervention study in an academic hospital. Preintervention (2010-2011), all patients received prophylaxis with 1...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045678/enterococcus-faecalis-modulates-immune-activation-and-slows-healing-during-wound-infection
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Kelvin Kian Long Chong, Wei Hong Tay, Baptiste Janela, Adeline Mei Hui Yong, Tze Horng Liew, Leigh Madden, Damien Keogh, Timothy Mark Sebastian Barkham, Florent Ginhoux, David Laurence Becker, Kimberly A Kline
Enterococcus faecalis is one of most frequently isolated bacterial species in wounds yet little is known about its pathogenic mechanisms in this setting. Here, we used a mouse wound excisional model to characterize the infection dynamics of E. faecalis and show that infected wounds result in two different states depending on the initial inoculum. Low dose inocula were associated with short term, low titer colonization whereas high dose inocula were associated with acute bacterial replication and long term persistence...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044540/factors-affecting-hospital-length-of-stay-following-pelvic-exenteration-surgery
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Ying Guo, Eugene Chang, Mehtap Bozkurt, Minjeong Park, Diane Liu, Jack B Fu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Total pelvic exenteration are performed in patients with locally advanced or recurrent pelvic malignances. Many patients have prolong hospital length of stay (LOS), but risk factors are not clearly identified. METHODS: From 2002 through 2012, 100 consecutive patients undergoing pelvic exenteration were retrospectively reviewed. A general linear model was used to examine risk factors for prolonged hospital LOS. RESULTS: Among the 100 patients, 51 had gastrointestinal cancer, 14 had genitourinary cancer, 31 had gynecologic cancer, and 4 had sarcoma...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044362/personal-evolution-in-thighplasty-techniques-for-patients-following-massive-weight-loss
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Shelly M Xie, Kevin Small, Ran Stark, Ryan S Constantine, Jordan P Farkas, Jeffrey M Kenkel
Background: Lockwood described the importance of Colles' fascia anchoring in medial thighplasty to reduce morbidity associated with the procedure. However, this maneuver may still have complications including traumatic dissection, prolonged edema, and potential wound healing ramifications form increased tension. Alternatively, we suggest orienting tension in medial thighplasty for massive weight loss (MWL) patients in the horizontal vector rather than a vertical direction, negating the need for Colles' fascia anchoring...
October 16, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043990/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-procalcitonin-level-variations-in-the-serum-and-their-effects-on-organ-function-in-patients-with-severe-acute-pancreatitis-during-infected-stage
#20
Yanping Zhu
To investigate the changes of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and procalcitonin (PCT) in the serum and their effects on organ function in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) during infected stage, aiming to provide a reference to individual treatment. 32 patients with SAP during infected stage admitted to the Digestive Department of The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from April 2014 to May 2015 and also 30 volunteer normal people were recruited in this study. And 26 patients detected with positive pathogenic bacteria were grouped into group A and another 6 patients with negative pathogenic bacteria into group B and 30 normal people into group C...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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