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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341500/effect-of-2-chlorhexidine-gluconate-impregnated-cloth-on-surgical-site-infections-in-vascular-surgery
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John Bak, Jason Le, Toshio Takayama, Angela Gibson, Sara Zerbel, Nasia Safdar, Jon Matsumura
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infections (SSI) are a significant burden to patients and healthcare systems. This retrospective study evaluates the observed rates of SSI after our institution implemented chlorhexidine gluconate-impregnated (CHG) cloth as a preoperative antiseptic preparation in elective vascular surgery. METHODS: Between March 2011 and January 2012, we reviewed 250 patients who underwent elective vascular surgery who used the CHG cloth preoperatively...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303214/evidence-based-management-and-controversies-in-blunt-splenic-trauma
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REVIEW
D C Olthof, C H van der Vlies, J C Goslings
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The study aims to describe the evidence-based management and controversies in blunt splenic trauma. RECENT FINDINGS: A shift from operative management to non-operative management (NOM) has occurred over the past decades where NOM has now become the standard of care in haemodynamically stable patients with blunt splenic injury. Splenic artery embolisation (SAE) is generally believed to increase the success rate of NOM. Not all the available evidence is that optimistic about SAE however...
2017: Current Trauma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291493/empirical-study-on-the-impact-of-a-tactical-biosurveillance-information-visualization-on-users-situational-awareness
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Valeriya V Kettelhut, Trevor C Vanschooneveld, James C McClay, David F Mercer, Ann Fruhling, Jane L Meza
Decisions on antibiotic-resistant infection (ARI) prevention in dynamic health care settings should be agile and target the right process at the right time. Health information technologies can aid the recognition of high-risk situations for ARI transmission and timely facilitate operators' situational awareness (SA) in various military and civilian health care locations or transport platforms. High SA is one of the significant predictors of better performance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of the developed health information visualization (VIZ) on the users' SA regarding situations when risks of ARI transmission and exposure are high...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219366/bacteriology-of-the-conjunctiva-in-pre-cataract-surgery-patients-with-occluded-nasolacrimal-ducts-and-the-operation-outcomes-in-japanese-patients
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Yuko Hayashi, Takeshi Miyamoto, Shuko Fujita, Katsuo Tomoyose, Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Masahide Kokado, Takayoshi Sumioka, Yuka Okada, Shizuya Saika
BACKGROUND: Contamination of the conjunctiva in association with nasolacrimal duct obstruction is by all accounts a risk factor for infectious endophthalmitis post-cataract surgery. METHODS: All patients who underwent cataract day surgery routinely received nasolacrimal duct syringing with normal saline at the Wakayama Medical University Hospital, Japan, from 2011 to 2013. The microorganisms isolated from conjunctival swab samples of patients with occluded nasolacrimal ducts and their susceptibility to antibiotics, as well as the operation outcomes in all the patients were retrospectively investigated...
February 20, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167248/agreement-between-pre-operative-and-intra-operative-bacteriological-samples-in-85-chronic-peri-prosthetic-infections
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Valérie Matter-Parrat, Cécile Ronde-Oustau, Cyril Boéri, Jeannot Gaudias, Jean-Yves Jenny
BACKGROUND: Whether pre-operative microbiological sampling contributes to the management of chronic peri-prosthetic infection remains controversial. We assessed agreement between the results of pre-operative and intra-operative samples in patients undergoing single-stage prosthesis exchange to treat chronic peri-prosthetic infection. HYPOTHESIS: Agreement between pre-operative and intra-operative samples exceeds 75% in patients undergoing single-stage exchange of a hip or knee prosthesis to treat chronic peri-prosthetic infection...
February 3, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153622/case-report-of-a-primary-pituitary-abscess-and-systematic-literature-review-of-pituitary-abscess-with-a-focus-on-patient-outcomes
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REVIEW
Justice O Agyei, Lindsay J Lipinski, Jody Leonardo
BACKGROUND: Pituitary abscess is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition with an incidence of 0.2-1.1% of operative pituitary lesions. Diagnosis can be challenging, as this disorder shares many similarities with other pituitary lesions in terms of symptomatology and radiographic findings. Most pituitary abscesses are categorized as secondary, arising from pre-existing pituitary lesions or in conjunction with transsphenoidal surgery, sepsis, meningitis, or sinusitis. To date, there have been only a handful of reports of primary pituitary abscess, which occurs without any of the aforementioned risk factors...
January 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144131/cranberry-juice-concentrate-does-not-significantly-decrease-the-incidence-of-acquired-bacteriuria-in-female-hip-fracture-patients-receiving-urine-catheter-a-double-blind-randomized-trial
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Anna-Karin Gunnarsson, Lena Gunningberg, Sune Larsson, Kenneth B Jonsson
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common complication among patients with hip fractures. Receiving an indwelling urinary catheter is a risk factor for developing UTIs. Treatment of symptomatic UTIs with antibiotics is expensive and can result in the development of antimicrobial resistance. Cranberries are thought to prevent UTI. There is no previous research on this potential effect in patients with hip fracture who receive urinary catheters. AIM: The aim of this study is to investigate whether intake of cranberry juice concentrate pre-operatively decreases the incidence of postoperative UTIs in hip fracture patients that received a urinary catheter...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122314/does-current-cefazolin-dosing-achieve-adequate-tissue-and-blood-concentrations-in-obese-women-undergoing-cesarean-section
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Jessica J F Kram, Danielle M Greer, Omar Cabrera, Robert Burlage, Marie M Forgie, Danish S Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic administration of antibiotics preceding cesarean delivery is the most effective measure taken for preventing postpartum infection. While obese women are at greater risk for infection than non-obese women, evidence-based recommendations for modifying dosing in these women are limited. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether obese women undergoing cesarean delivery similarly reach adequate cefazolin concentrations within tissue and blood when weighing <120kg and dosed 2g versus weighing ≥120kg and dosed 3g...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119114/evaluation-of-platelet-rich-plasma-gel-potential-in-acceleration-of-wound-healing-duration-in-patients-underwent-pilonidal-sinus-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-parallel-clinical-trial
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Saeed Mohammadi, Shirzad Nasiri, Mohammad Hossein Mohammadi, Ashraf Malek Mohammadi, Mohsen Nikbakht, Mahdi Zahed Panah, Hiva Safar, Shayan Mostafaei, Amir Hossein Norooznezhad, Ahmad Reza Soroosh, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
OBJECTIVES: One of the most important surgical issues applied in the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease is wound healing. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) gel on accelerating wound healing in these patients. METHODS: In this randomized, controlled, parallel group clinical trial, 110 patients were randomly allocated into two parallel groups with the same size (controls and treatment arm) after meeting inclusion and exclusion criteria...
January 4, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117384/formalin-disinfection-of-prostate-biopsy-needles-may-reduce-post-biopsy-infectious-complications
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N Singla, J Walker, S L Woldu, N M Passoni, K de la Fuente, C G Roehrborn
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine whether formalin disinfection of prostate biopsy needles between cores reduces post-biopsy urinary tract infections (UTIs). METHODS: We reviewed a single-surgeon experience of transrectal prostate biopsies from 2010 to 2014. Biopsies were performed in either an operative suite, where 10% formalin was used to disinfect the needle tip between each biopsy core, or an outpatient clinic, where formalin was not used. Our primary outcome was post-biopsy UTI rates, defined as a positive urine culture within 30 days of biopsy...
January 24, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086849/successful-outcome-following-pneumonectomy-in-a-teenage-boy-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-case-report
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Zheyi Liew, Santosh Mallikarjuna, Asif Hasan, F Kate Gould, Su Bunn, Matthew F Thomas, Jim L Lordan, Christopher O'Brien, Malcolm Brodlie
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis lung disease is generally a diffuse process however rarely one lung may become particularly damaged through chronic collapse and consolidation resulting in end-stage bronchiectasis with relative sparing of the contralateral lung. This clinical situation is sometimes referred to as "destroyed lung". Lung resection surgery is seldom indicated in cystic fibrosis and the associated medical literature is relatively sparse. CASE PRESENTATION: A 14 year old boy was referred to our centre for lung transplantation assessment...
January 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070628/osseointegrated-prosthetic-limb-for-the-treatment-of-lower-limb-amputations-experience-and-outcomes
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Munjed Al Muderis, William Lu, Jiao Jiao Li
BACKGROUND: Osseointegration has emerged over the past two decades as a dramatically different approach for the treatment of lower limb amputations, which involves direct attachment of the prosthesis to the skeletal residuum. This approach can address many of the socket-interface issues associated with socket prostheses which represent the current standard of care for amputees. The Osseointegrated Prosthetic Limb (OPL) is an osseointegration implant with a new design and improved features compared to other available implant systems...
January 9, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048964/variability-in-antibiotic-regimens-for-surgical-necrotizing-enterocolitis-highlights-the-need-for-new-guidelines
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Brian P Blackwood, Catherine J Hunter, Julia Grabowski
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis or NEC is the most common gastrointestinal emergency in the newborn. The etiology of NEC remains unknown, and treatment consists of antibiotic therapy and supportive care with the addition of surgical intervention as necessary. Unlike most surgical diseases, clear guidelines for the type and duration of peri-operative antibiotic therapy have not been established. Our aim was to review the antibiotic regimen(s) applied to surgical patients with NEC within a single neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to evaluate outcomes and help develop guidelines for antibiotic administration in this patient population...
February 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039051/pediatric-robot-assisted-redo-pyeloplasty-with-buccal-mucosa-graft-a-novel-technique
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Jennifer J Ahn, Michael E Shapiro, Jonathan S Ellison, Thomas S Lendvay
OBJECTIVE: To report a novel approach of pediatric robot-assisted redo pyeloplasty with buccal mucosa graft (BMG). METHODS: An Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective review of all patients undergoing robot-assisted redo pyeloplasty with BMG at our institution was performed. OPERATIVE DETAILS: For all patients, the following ports were used: one 8.5 mm camera, two 8 mm robotic, and one 5 mm assistant. Initial dissection was performed laparoscopically and robotically, and the ureter was incised longitudinally along the anterior surface...
December 27, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031515/percutaneous-radiofrequency-ablation-for-osteoid-osteoma-under-guidance-of-threedimensional-fluoroscopy
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Yavuz Arıkan, Umut Yavuz, Osman Lapcin, Sami Sökücü, Bilge Özkan, Yavuz Kabukçuoğlu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcome of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation under guidance of 3-dimensional fluoroscopy in 17 patients with osteoid osteoma. METHODS: Records of 11 male and 6 female consecutive patients aged 4 to 28 (mean, 13.8) years who underwent radiofrequency ablation under guidance of 3-dimensional fluoroscopy for osteoid osteoma and were followed up for a mean of 15.8 (range, 12-28) months were reviewed. All patients had been treated with analgesics but failed to achieve lasting pain relief...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025009/peri-operative-care-for-patients-undergoing-lymphaticovenular-anastomosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Harm Winters, Hanneke J P Tielemans, Philippe N Sprangers, Dietmar J O Ulrich
BACKGROUND: Lymphaticovenular anastomosis (LVA) is a supermicrosurgical procedure that involves the anastomosis of a functional lymphatic channel to a venule. Although peri-operative care might be an important contributor to the success of this technique, evidence about optimal peri-operative care seems limited. This review aims to summarize the peri-operative methods used by authors reporting on LVA. METHODS: A systematic search of the literature was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001097/perirenal-hematoma-after-ureteroscopy-a-systematic-review
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Lily A Whitehurst, Bhaskar K Somani
INTRODUCTION: With the broadening indications of ureteroscopy (URS) for complex stones and high-risk patients, more URS is being performed and hence there is an increasing risk of major potentially life-threatening complications. We wanted to define the incidence, predisposing factors, management, and long-term sequelae for post-URS perirenal hematoma (PRH). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of literature according to Cochrane and preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analysis guidelines for all studies reporting on post-URS PRH from 1980 to September 2016...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999061/from-guidelines-to-practice-a-pharmacist-driven-prospective-audit-and-feedback-improvement-model-for-peri-operative-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-34-south-african-hospitals
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Adrian J Brink, Angeliki P Messina, Charles Feldman, Guy A Richards, Dena van den Bergh
BACKGROUND: Few data exist on the implementation of process measures to facilitate adherence to peri-operative antibiotic prophylaxis (PAP) guidelines in Africa. OBJECTIVES: To implement an improvement model for PAP utilizing existing resources, in order to achieve a reduction in surgical site infections (SSIs) across a heterogeneous group of 34 urban and rural South African hospitals. METHODS: A pharmacist-driven, prospective audit and feedback strategy involving change management and improvement principles was utilized...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998541/-incidence-of-hip-and-knee-prosthetic-infections-in-a-specialized-center-of-mexico-city
#19
Rafael Franco-Cendejas, Erika Lizbeth Contreras-Córdova, Jaime Arturo Mondragón-Eguiluz, Edgar Samuel Vanegas-Rodríguez, Víctor Manuel Ilizaliturri-Sánchez, Arturo Galindo-Fraga
BACKGROUND: Hip and knee prosthetic replacements have proven to be the most appropriate treatment in the joints that do not benefit from medical or arthroscopic interventions; however, infections are the most feared complication. It is recommended that the incidence of infection should not exceed 2%. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was an observational, prospective, longitudinal and observational study conducted in patients fitted with a prosthetic joint from August 2011 to July 2012...
December 17, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993638/sustained-tobramycin-release-from-polyphosphate-double-network-hydrogels
#20
Dwight D Lane, Amber K Fessler, Seungah Goo, Dustin L Williams, Russell J Stewart
Sustained local delivery of antibiotics from a drug reservoir to treat or prevent bacterial infections can avoid many of the drawbacks of systemic administration of antibiotics. Prolonged local release of high concentrations of antibiotics may also be more effective at treating bacteria in established biofilm populations that are resistant to systemic antibiotics. A double network hydrogel comprising an organic polyphosphate pre-polymer network polymerized within a polyacrylamide network de-swelled to about 50% of its initial volume when the polyphosphate network was crosslinked with polycationic tobramycin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic...
December 18, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
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