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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725123/polymicrobial-pyogenic-flexor-tenosynovitis-of-the-index-finger-and-first-ray-resulting-from-autophagia
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Andrew P Harris, Joey Johnson, Augusta Kluk, Neill Y Li, Avi D Goodman, Edward Akelman
Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis (PFT) is a well known infectious condition of the hand, involving the inoculation of the flexor tendon sheath with microorganisms. Many cases have been reported, common causes including direct inoculation by a puncture wound and deep lacerations extending into the flexor tendon sheath. In this report, we present a case of a 50 year old female with PFT resulting from autophagia (consuming one's own body parts, in our case, fingers) successfully treated with irrigation and debridement, amputation of the index finger at the metacarpophalangeal joint and antibiotic therapy...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724193/saline-irrigation-for-the-management-of-skin-extravasation-injury-in-neonates
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REVIEW
P N Gopalakrishnan, Nitin Goel, Sujoy Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Extravasation injury, a complication commonly seen in the neonatal intensive care unit, can result in scarring with cosmetic and functional sequelae. A wide variety of treatments are available, including subcutaneous irrigation with saline (with or without hyaluronidase), liposuction, use of specific antidotes, topical applications, and normal wound care with dry or wet dressings. All such treatments aim to prevent or reduce the severity of complications. OBJECTIVES: Primary objective To compare the efficacy and safety of saline irrigation or saline irrigation with prior hyaluronidase infiltration versus no intervention or normal wound care for tissue healing in neonates with extravasation injury...
July 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717295/animal-inflicted-maxillofacial-injuries-treatment-modalities-and-our-experience
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Anjani Kumar Yadav, Mehul Rajesh Jaisani, Leeza Pradhan, Ashok Dongol, Arpita Singh, Pradeep Acharya, Alok Sagtani
INTRODUCTION: Animal inflicted injuries to the face and neck are becoming much more common as people lavish affection on pets. Injuries caused by animal attacks to the face can cause complex injuries to soft and hard tissues, presented as perforations, lacerations, crushes, avulsion or fractures. An uncountable number of bacteria and virus can be found in such injuries, with a potential pathological effect to humans, regarding infections. Although the infection rate is low due to excellent blood supply to face, the injuries have disfiguring effect with possible psychological repercussion to the patients...
September 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711548/experience-with-specially-designed-pored-polyacetal-mold-dressing-method-used-in-mcindoe-style-vaginoplasty
#4
So-Eun Han, Ju Young Go, Doo Seok Choi, Gi Hong Seo, So Young Lim
INTRODUCTION: Appropriate postoperative care and prolonged use of the mold are prerequisites for achieving successful results in McIndoe-style vaginoplasty. OBJECTIVE: We introduce a specially designed pored polyacetal mold to maintain the reconstructed vagina, with favorable long-term results allowing drainage of the serous and bloody discharge without removal of the mold, and reduction of infection rate and the chance of skin graft shearing in McIndoe vaginoplasty...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706766/a-case-based-review-of-the-management-of-penetrating-brain-trauma
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Jason Milton, Alex Rugino, Kailash Narayan, Chris Karas, Victor Awuor
Principles of penetrating head trauma management were established by Harvey Cushing in relation to the management of penetrating brain injuries of World War One. Cushing radically debrided the scalp and skull and aggressively irrigated wound tracks to remove foreign bodies. He would then obtain water-tight closure. Cushing significantly decreased infection rates which reportedly limited the major cause of mortality due to penetrating head injuries. Many advances have been made by contributions from World War Two, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Iran/Iraq conflicts...
June 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690206/combination-of-oral-antibiotics-and-mechanical-bowel-preparation-reduces-surgical-site-infection-in-colorectal-surgery
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Kerri A Ohman, Leping Wan, Tracey Guthrie, Bonnie Johnston, Jennifer A Leinicke, Sean C Glasgow, Steven R Hunt, Matthew G Mutch, Paul E Wise, Matthew L Silviera
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSI) are a common complication after colorectal surgery. An infection prevention bundle (IPB) was implemented to improve outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: A standardized IPB that included the administration of oral antibiotics with a mechanical bowel preparation, preoperative shower with chlorhexidine, hair removal and skin preparation in holding, antibiotic wound irrigation, and a "clean-closure" protocol was implemented in January 2013...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671402/laceration-repair-a-practical-approach
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Randall T Forsch, Sahoko H Little, Christa Williams
The goals of laceration repair are to achieve hemostasis and optimal cosmetic results without increasing the risk of infection. Many aspects of laceration repair have not changed over the years, but there is evidence to support some updates to standard management. Studies have been unable to define a "golden period" for which a wound can safely be repaired without increasing risk of infection. Depending on the type of wound, it may be reasonable to close even 18 or more hours after injury. The use of nonsterile gloves during laceration repair does not increase the risk of wound infection compared with sterile gloves...
May 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664019/crowned-dens-syndrome-occurred-in-a-patient-after-simple-drainage-for-chronic-subdural-hematoma-a-case-report
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Ryota Tamura, Satoshi Takahashi, Dai Kamamoto, Tomo Horikoshi, Kazunari Yoshida
Crowned dens syndrome (CDS) is a rare disease which presents with neck pain and rigidity. A 74-year-old man with right chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) underwent hematoma drainage. After the operation, he complained of neck pain and laboratory test revealed elevation of C-reactive protein (CRP) and white blood cell (WBC). Suspecting localized infection, wound irrigation was performed. Neck pain relieved after irrigation, but we could not find the source of infection. CDS was diagnosed by computed tomography (CT)...
January 2017: NMC Case Rep J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643098/-importance-of-wound-irrigation-solutions-and-fluids-with-antiseptic-effects-in-therapy-and-prophylaxis-update-2017
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REVIEW
Christian Willy, Catharina Scheuermann-Poley, Marcus Stichling, Thomas von Stein, Axel Kramer
INTRODUCTION: Despite the use of modern antibiotics as well as complex perioperative, intraoperative and postoperative prophylactic measures, the rate of surgical site infections (SSI) could not be significantly reduced. The introduction of biocompatible antiseptic drugs with a high microbiocidal effect provided a successful alternative for infection prevention and therapy, particularly in a time of increasing occurrence of multi-drug resistant pathogens. Hence, questions about the risk-benefit ratio of antiseptic wound irrigation solutions, the prophylactic use of wound irrigation solutions for the reduction of SSI and the effect of negative pressure wound therapy combined with instillation (NPWTi) need to be answered...
July 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629679/how-to-address-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-following-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-surgery
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Jung Hyeon Moon, Sungjoon Lee, Chun Kee Chung, Chi Heon Kim, Won Heo
BACKGROUND: Primary dural repair in ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) surgery via anterior is challenging because of limited space. Based on several years of our experiences, we present our concept for addressing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage following dural tear during anterior OPLL surgery. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 65 patients who underwent anterior OPLL surgery from 2003 to 2014. We included 7 patients whose operation records described dural tear followed by CSF leakage...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616706/surgical-treatment-of-unstable-pelvic-fractures-with-concomitant-acetabular-fractures
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Leyi Cai, Yiting Lou, Xiaoshan Guo, Jianshun Wang
PURPOSE: To explore the diagnosis, treatment, and clinical prognosis of patients with both unstable pelvic fractures and concomitant acetabular fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 21 cases of unstable pelvic fractures with concomitant acetabular fractures treated between January 2013 and December 2014. All 21 patients (18 males, 3 females), aged 43.5-55 years (range: 21-55 years), underwent surgery within four to 15 days (average = 6...
June 14, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604980/sealed-implantation-of-foldable-intraocular-lenses
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Dharmendra Nath, Eytan Z Blumenthal, Mohita Sharma, Michael Mimouni
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of sealed implantation, a simple technique for implanting foldable intraocular lenses (IOLs). METHODS: This was a retrospective study including consecutive patients who underwent phacoemulsification cataract using the sealed implantation technique. Sealed implantation is a technique in which a single-piece, foldable IOL is implanted without an intraocular ophthalmic viscosurgical device (OVD) or continuous infusion (hydroimplantation) of balanced saline solution (BSS)...
June 10, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
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/28596018/considering-a-new-domain-for-antimicrobial-stewardship-topical-antibiotics-in-the-open-surgical-wound
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Charles E Edmiston, David Leaper, Maureen Spencer, Karen Truitt, Loretta Litz Fauerbach, Denise Graham, Helen Boehm Johnson
The global push to combat the problem of antimicrobial resistance has led to the development of antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs), which were recently mandated by The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. However, the use of topical antibiotics in the open surgical wound is often not monitored by these programs nor is it subject to any evidence-based standardization of care. Survey results indicate that the practice of using topical antibiotics intraoperatively, in both irrigation fluids and powders, is widespread...
June 5, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570250/effect-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-instillation-on-bioburden-in-chronically-infected-wounds
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Chun Yang, Selena G Goss, Sean Alcantara, Greg Schultz, John C Lantis Ii
INTRODUCTION: Standard negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been shown to help close wounds despite increasing planktonic bioburden. Both planktonic and biofilm critical colonization are associated with delayed wound healing; therefore, reducing microbial colonization is thought to aid wound healing. The use of NPWT with topical antimicrobial irrigation solution has previously shown reduction in quantitative planktonic bioburden when combined with sharp debridement in chronic wounds...
May 25, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541874/pasteurella-multocida-ecthyma-complicated-by-necrotizing-fasciitis
#16
Nima Milani-Nejad, Kelly Tyler, Carmine A Grieco, Benjamin H Kaffenberger
Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious infection of the skin and soft tissues. Pasteurella multocida is rarely reported to cause necrotizing fasciitis and is associated with high mortality. We describe a female patient with a past medical history of diabetes mellitus and myeloproliferative disorder presenting with bullae and erythema of the right forearm secondary to P. multocida infection after possible cat bite. Despite adequate antibiotic coverage she developed necrotizing fasciitis diagnosed clinically and on diagnostic imaging...
April 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537349/effects-of-topical-antiseptic-solutions-used-during-total-knee-arthroplasty-on-suture-tensile-strength
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Jared M Newman, Jaiben George, Jeffery T Shepherd, Alison K Klika, Carlos A Higuera, Viktor E Krebs
INTRODUCTION: Irrigating a surgical wound with an antiseptic solution is commonly performed while suturing following a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to help prevent wound complications. The purpose of this study was to: 1) evaluate the mean load to failure of different sutures, and 2) compare the mean load to failure of the sutures after soaking in four different antiseptic solutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Load-to-failure tests were conducted on four sets of comparable sutures (eight sutures) from two different companies Ethicon Inc...
May 24, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529859/treatment-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection-using-antimicrobials-dilute-povidone-iodine-lavage
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REVIEW
John A Ruder, Bryan D Springer
Periprosthetic joint infections (PJI) remain a challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon to treat and remain a leading cause of failure of both primary and revision total joint arthroplasty. Once a PJI develops, surgical treatment is generally indicated and includes an aggressive irrigation and debridement. One component of the irrigation and debridement involves the use of an antiseptic irrigating solution. In primary and revision TJA, dilute povidone-iodine lavage can be performed prior to wound closure. Approximately 17...
2017: Journal of bone and joint infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529858/hydrogen-peroxide-wound-irrigation-in-orthopaedic-surgery
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REVIEW
Min Lu, Erik Nathan Hansen
As the burden of deep hardware infections continues to rise in orthopaedics, there is increasing interest in strategies for more effective debridement of colonized tissues and biofilm. Hydrogen peroxide has been used medically for almost a century, but its applications in orthopaedic surgery have yet to be fully determined. The basic science and clinical research on the antiseptic efficacy of hydrogen peroxide have demonstrated its efficacy against bacteria, and it has demonstrated potential synergy with other irrigation solutions such as chlorhexidine and povidone-iodine...
2017: Journal of bone and joint infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485994/copious-irrigation-versus-suction-alone-during-laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-complicated-appendicitis-in-adults
#20
Fengbo Sun, He Wang, Fengjuan Zhang, Xinming Zhang, Zhiyuan Xing, Shenglin Zhang, Haifeng Zhang, Ye Wang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether copious irrigation of peritoneal cavity during laparoscopic appendectomy for complicated appendicitis effectively reduces the incidence of postoperative complications and improves the postoperative recovery in adults compared with suction alone. METHODS: In this prospective randomized trial, adult patients with complicated appendicitis were randomized to "irrigation and suction"(IS) group or "suction only"(SO) group...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
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