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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919672/a-study-of-pre-operative-presence-of-micro-organisms-in-affected-knee-joints-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-who-need-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Jiang-Ming Luo, Lin Guo, Hao Chen, Peng-Fei Yang, Ran Xiong, Yang Peng, Liu Yang
BACKGROUND: To evaluate, by way of intraoperative tissue culture and pathological study, the pre-operative presence of micro-organisms in knee joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who need total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: From November 2012 to January 2014, 47 patients with RA (53 knees) who needed TKA were included in this study. Patients received routine pre-operative examination and joint fluid routine and culture. Each RA patient was match-paired with one osteoarthritis (OA) patient...
December 2, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917931/metagenomic-profiling-of-historic-colorado-front-range-flood-impact-on-distribution-of-riverine-antibiotic-resistance-genes
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Emily Garner, Joshua S Wallace, Gustavo Arango Argoty, Caitlin Wilkinson, Nicole Fahrenfeld, Lenwood S Heath, Liqing Zhang, Mazdak Arabi, Diana S Aga, Amy Pruden
Record-breaking floods in September 2013 caused massive damage to homes and infrastructure across the Colorado Front Range and heavily impacted the Cache La Poudre River watershed. Given the unique nature of this watershed as a test-bed for tracking environmental pathways of antibiotic resistance gene (ARG) dissemination, we sought to determine the impact of extreme flooding on ARG reservoirs in river water and sediment. We utilized high-throughput DNA sequencing to obtain metagenomic profiles of ARGs before and after flooding, and investigated 23 antibiotics and 14 metals as putative selective agents during post-flood recovery...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898266/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-foot-osteomyelitis
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Chester N Ashong, Shazia A Raheem, Andrew S Hunter, Cezarina Mindru, Neal R Barshes
BACKGROUND: Conflicting studies exist regarding the impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on increased time to wound healing, future need for surgical procedures, and likelihood of treatment failure in patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis. The purpose of this study is to determine the overall significance of MRSA in predicting treatment failure in bone infections of the foot and to determine an appropriate pre-operative and empiric post-operative antibiotic regimen...
November 29, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889111/minimally-invasive-fixation-in-tibial-plateau-fractures-using-an-pre-operative-and-intra-operative-real-size-3d-printing
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Silvio Giannetti, Nicola Bizzotto, Andrea Stancati, Attilio Santucci
The purpose of our study was to compare the outcome after minimally invasive reconstruction and internal fixation with and without the use of pre- and intra-operative real size 3D printing for patients with displaced tibial plateau fractures (TPFs). We prospectively followed up 40 consecutive adult patients with closed TPF who underwent surgical treatment of reconstruction of the tibial plateau with the use of minimally invasive fixation. Sixteen patients (group 1) were operated using a pre-operative and intra-operative real size 3D-model, while 24 patients (group 2) were operated without 3D-model printing, but using only pre-operative and intra-operative 3D Tc-scan images...
November 18, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878620/the-role-of-single-shot-metronidazole-in-the-prevention-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-following-ileostomy-reversal-surgery
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Roland Fernandes, Paul Robinson, Karan Rangarajan, Sophie Scott, Laura Angco
PURPOSE: Symptomatic infection with Clostridium difficile is strongly linked to antibiotic use and rates are higher for colorectal surgery. In February 2015, trust policy for antibiotic prophylaxis of ileostomy reversal surgery was changed from three doses of metronidazole plus cefuroxime to single-dose metronidazole, in a bid to reduce rates of Clostridium difficile infection. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted at a single, large hospital trust between February 2014 and February 2016, before and after change in antimicrobial policy...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858104/chronic-periprosthetic-hip-infection-micro-organisms-responsible-for-infection-and-re-infection
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Nikolai M Kliushin, Artem M Ermakov, Tatiana A Malkova
PURPOSE: This study aimed to delineate the infecting micro-organisms identified at the first-time revision for infected THA, analyze pre-operative versus intra-operative findings, as well as intra-operative ones against re-infection micro-organisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Microbiological laboratory findings were studied in 73 patients (mean age, 51.93 ± 10.9 years) with chronic periprosthetic hip infection pre-operatively and intra-operatively. Forty-three patients had a two-stage revision THA while 30 patients were treated with a modified resection arthroplasty using the Ilizarov apparatus...
November 17, 2016: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832704/re-pre-and-post-operative-predictors-of-infection-related-complications-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Ibrahim Halil Bozkurt, Ismail Basmaci, Tarik Yonguc
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832364/relationship-between-preoperative-serum-rapid-turnover-proteins-and-early-stage-surgical-wound-infection-after-spine-surgery
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Daisuke Kudo, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Michio Hongo, Yuji Kasukawa, Yoshinori Ishikawa, Takashi Mizutani, Yoichi Shimada
PURPOSE: Malnutrition is one of the important risk factors for postoperative complications. Transferrin, prealbumin, and retinol-binding protein, so-called rapid turnover proteins (RTPs), may be the better indicators for early detection of nutritional deficits. However, few studies have described the impact of serum RTP levels on postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) in spine surgery. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between preoperative serum RTPs and postoperative SSI...
November 10, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829741/antibiotics-in-dental-implants-a-review-of-literature
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Hemchand Surapaneni, Pallavi Samatha Yalamanchili, Md Hafeez Basha, Sushma Potluri, Nirupa Elisetti, M V Kiran Kumar
The routine use of antibiotics in oral implant treatment seems to be widespread. The pre- or post-operative use of antibiotics in conjunction with implant surgery and its correlation with failure and success rates are poorly documented in the literature. The debate regarding overprescription of antibiotics raises the need for a critical evaluation of proper antibiotic coverage in association with implant treatment. The benefits of prophylactic antibiotics are well-recognized in dentistry. However, their routine use in the placement of endosseous dental implants remains controversial...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800587/evaluation-of-antibiotic-pressurized-pulse-lavage-for-contaminated-retromuscular-abdominal-wall-reconstruction
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Arnab Majumder, Heidi J Miller, Parita Patel, Yuhsin V Wu, Heidi L Elliott, Yuri W Novitsky
BACKGROUND: Despite patient risk factors such as diabetes and obesity, contamination during surgery remains a significant cause of infections and subsequent wound morbidity. Pressurized pulse lavage (PPL) has been utilized as a method to reduce bacterial bioburden with promising results in many fields. Although existing methods of lavage have been utilized during abdominal operations, no studies have examined the use of PPL during complex hernia repair. METHODS: Patients undergoing abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) in clean-contaminated or contaminated fields with antibiotic PPL, from January 2012 to May 2013, were prospectively evaluated...
October 31, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785551/the-effect-of-pre-operative-optimization-on-post-operative-outcome-in-crohn-s-disease-resections
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Alaa El-Hussuna, Igors Iesalnieks, Nir Horesh, Sabah Hadi, Yael Dreznik, Oded Zmora
BACKGROUND: The timing of surgical intervention in Crohn's disease (CD) may depend on pre-operative optimization (PO) which includes different interventions to decrease the risk for unfavourable post-operative outcome. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of multi-model PO on the post-operative outcome in CD. METHOD: This is a multicentre retrospective cohort study. The primary outcome was 30-day post-operative complications. Secondary outcomes were intra-abdominal septic complications, surgical site infection (SSI), re-operation, length of post-operative stay in a hospital and re-admission...
October 26, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783141/emergency-abdominal-surgery-in-the-elderly-can-we-predict-mortality
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Anna E Sharrock, Jenny McLachlan, Robert Chambers, Ian S Bailey, James Kirkby-Bott
BACKGROUND: The United Kingdom population is ageing. Half of patients requiring an emergency laparotomy are aged over 70, 20 % die within 30 days, and less than half receive good care. Frailty and delay in management are associated with poor surgical outcomes. P-POSSUM risk scoring is widely accepted, but its validity in patients aged over 70 undergoing emergency laparotomy is unclear. AIMS: To assess if P-POSSUM risk stratification reliably predicts inpatient mortality in this group and establish whether those who died within 30 days received delayed care...
October 25, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774360/an-analysis-of-scalp-thickness-and-other-novel-risk-factors-for-deep-brain-stimulator-infections
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Nicholas Brandmeir, Elena Nehrbass, James McInerney
INTRODUCTION:  Deep brain stimulator (DBS) infections are a persistent problem for patients undergoing this procedure. They may require further surgery, treatment with antibiotics, or even removal of the device. To date, no consensus exists on the best practices to avoid DBS infections or what factors predispose patients to an eventual infection. The goal of this study was to examine several patient factors for association with DBS infection. METHODS:  A single-center, single-surgeon quality improvement database was queried...
September 20, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746900/recent-advances-in-the-surgical-management-of-rhinosinusitis
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Alexandria F Jaksha, Erik K Weitzel, Adrienne M Laury
Rhinosinusitis affects a significant portion of the US population, and its management imposes a substantial burden on the healthcare system. The treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis includes initial medical management prior to consideration of surgical intervention. However, if surgery does become necessary, several factors must be considered in order to optimize outcomes. This review evaluates surgical patient selection, perioperative medical management, and the extent of operative intervention, with the goal of improving surgical results, decreasing the need for revision surgery, and enhancing the patient's quality of life...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680524/solid-implants-in-facial-plastic-surgery-potential-complications-and-how-to-prevent-them
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Krishna Patel, Kathleyn Brandstetter
Allogenic implants are an effective alternative to autologous grafts in the reconstruction of facial defects. These implants are used to reconstruct a variety of bony and soft-tissue defects, including the frontal and temporal regions; internal orbit; infraorbital rim; malar, paranasal, and nasal regions; mandible; and chin. In comparison to their autologous counterparts, alloplastic materials are more readily available, lack donor-site morbidity, decrease surgical time and cost, and still have relatively good postoperative tissue tolerance...
October 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628620/current-management-of-open-fractures-results-from-an-online-survey
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Denis Gümbel, Gerrit Matthes, Matthias Napp, Jörn Lange, Peter Hinz, Romy Spitzmüller, Axel Ekkernkamp
BACKGROUND: Open fractures are orthopaedic emergencies that carry a high risk for infection, non-union and soft tissue complications. Evidence-based treatment is impeded by the lack of high-quality evidence-based studies. The aim of this investigation was to elucidate the current practice of open fracture management in Germany and to determine major differences in treatment. METHODS: Surgeons were asked to complete an online questionnaire consisting of 45 items developed by an expert consensus...
September 15, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614720/-surgical-management-of-a-series-of-pressure-ulcers-report-of-61%C3%A2-cases
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M Haiun, D Feuvrier, T Bayti, I Pluvy, J Pauchot
INTRODUCTION: Retrospective study about pressure ulcers surgical treatments in a series of 61 in 43 patients. OBJECTIVE: To assess the management of pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury patients who had been operated in our institution. RESULTS: On the 61 pressure ulcers, location was ischial in 35 cases, sacral in 15 cases, trochanteric in 7 cases, lateral malleolar in 2 cases, on the heel in 1 case, and 1 was located lateral to the fibular head...
December 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583013/ten-questions-on-prosthetic-shoulder-infection
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REVIEW
Elizabeth M Pinder, Joshua Cy Ong, R Stephen Bale, Ian A Trail
Prosthetic shoulder infection can cause significant morbidity secondary to pain and stiffness. Symptoms may be present for years before diagnosis because clinical signs are often absent and inflammatory markers may be normal. An emerging common culprit, Propionibacterium acnes, is hard to culture and so prolonged incubation is necessary. A negative culture result does not always exclude infection and new synovial fluid biochemical markers such as α defensin are less sensitive than for lower limb arthroplasty...
July 2016: Shoulder & Elbow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582674/a-cluster-of-presumed-noninfectious-endophthalmitis-after-intravitreal-injection-of-bevacizumab-long-term-follow-up
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Federico Ricci, Antonio Calabrese, Cecilia De Felici, Filippo Missiroli, Marco Pileri, Federico Regine
PURPOSE: To report the outcome of 5 consecutive cases of presumed, noninfectious endopththalmitis following intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (IVB). METHODS: Ten pre-loaded syringes of bevacizumab (1.25 mg/50 µL) furnished by a compounding pharmacy were injected intravitreally. Treatments were performed in the operating room by the same surgeon on 2 consecutive days. RESULTS: Of 10 eyes, 5 showed moderate to severe ocular inflammation within a few days of injection...
2016: Digital Journal of Ophthalmology: DJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576503/-infections-of-non-prosthetically-treated-joints
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O Hauschild, N P Südkamp
BACKGROUND: Septic arthritis is a common orthopedic emergency. Immediate establishment of the diagnosis and administration of an adequate therapy is paramount in minimizing morbidity and mortality in this severe condition. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present review was to evaluate the existing evidence in order to give an overview on current best practice in diagnostics and treatment of septic arthritis in adults and children. RESULTS: Joint infections result from either hematogenous spread or direct inoculation of bacteria into the joint, mostly iatrogenically...
October 2016: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
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