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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932266/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infections-in-obstetrics-a-retrospective-study-in-an-ethiopian-referral-hospital
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Teshager Mamo, Tilaye Workneh Abebe, Tesfaye Yitna Chichiabellu, Antehun Alemayehu Anjulo
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women are at risk of infection during labor and delivery. Infection in obstetrics accounts for the second most common cause of maternal mortality next to post partum hemorrhage. Knowing the prevalence and associated risk factors would help to undertake optimal precautions and standard surgical techniques to reduce surgical site infection which poses increased hospital cost and total hospital stay of the patients. METHOD: Facility based retrospective observational study design was carried out purposively to assess the prevalence of surgical site infections and associated risk factors among mothers who had delivery related surgery at obstetric ward of Assela teaching referral hospital from April, 23, 2015 to September 5, 2015...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872758/a-systematic-review-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-following-reversal-of-ileostomy
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REVIEW
R L Harries, J Ansell, R J Codd, G L Williams
AIMS: The incidence of clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has been reported as high as 4% following ileostomy reversal and can be associated with significant morbidity. A systematic review on this subject has not been previously reported; our aims were to review the literature to establish incidence and to evaluate factors that may contribute to an increase risk of CDI following ileostomy reversal. METHODS: A systematic review of Ovid, Embase and Medline was undertaken...
September 5, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851265/post-operative-fever-in-orthopaedic-surgery-how-effective-is-the-fever-workup
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Blair Ashley, David A Spiegel, Patrick Cahill, Divya Talwar, Keith D Baldwin
BACKGROUND: Defining the appropriate threshold at which to initiate a fever workup is imperative to promote patient safety, appropriate resource utilization, and antibiotic stewardship. Our group performed a systematic review of the available literature on perioperative fever (POF) workups in orthopaedic patients to evaluate the frequency, timing and utility of blood cultures (BC) and other investigations in the POF workup, to determine the clinical relevance of any infections and to evaluate their cost effectiveness...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835332/prospective-observational-study-to-assess-the-need-for-postoperative-antibiotics-following-surgical-incision-and-drainage-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-abscess-in-pediatric-patients
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Ian C Glenn, Nicholas E Bruns, Oliver S Soldes, Todd A Ponsky
BACKGROUND: Post-operative antibiotics are often utilized for skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) requiring surgical incision and drainage (I&D). We propose that antibiotics are unnecessary following I&D. METHODS: Patients aged 3months to 6years with SSTI of the buttocks, groin, thigh, and/or labia requiring I&D were prospectively enrolled. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients requiring re-drainage and/or antibiotics for SSTI recurrence, within 30days...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760801/polyethylene-glycol-intestinal-lavage-in-addition-to-usual-antibiotic-treatment-for-severe-clostridium-difficile-colitis-a-randomised-controlled-pilot-study
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Greig McCreery, Philip M Jones, Biniam Kidane, Vanessa DeMelo, Tina Mele
INTRODUCTION: Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) are common, costly and potentially life threatening. Most CDI will respond to antibiotic therapy, but 3%-10% of all patients with CDI will progress to a severe, life-threatening course. Complete removal of the large bowel is indicated for severe CDI. However, the 30-day mortality following surgical intervention for severe CDI ranges from 20% to 70%. A less invasive approach using surgical faecal diversion and direct colonic lavage with polyethylene glycol (PEG) and vancomycin has demonstrated a relative mortality reduction of approximately 50%...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760798/protocol-for-a-randomised-crossover-trial-to-evaluate-patient-and-nurse-satisfaction-with-electronic-and-elastomeric-portable-infusion-pumps-for-the-continuous-administration-of-antibiotic-therapy-in-the-home-the-comparing-home-infusion-devices-chid-study
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Jodie G Hobbs, Melissa K Ryan, Brett Ritchie, Janet K Sluggett, Andrew J Sluggett, Lucy Ralton, Karen J Reynolds
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies comparing satisfaction with electronic and elastomeric infusion pumps are limited, and improvements in size and usability of electronic pumps have since occurred. The Comparing Home Infusion Devices (CHID) study plans to assess patient and nurse satisfaction with an elastomeric and electronic pump for delivering intravenous antibiotic treatment in the home. Secondary objectives are to determine pump-related complications and actual antibiotic dose administered, evaluate temperature variation and compare pump operating costs...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748196/developing-interactive-antimicrobial-stewardship-and-infection-prevention-curricula-for-diverse-learners-a-tailored-approach
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Priya Nori, Theresa Madaline, Iona Munjal, Shubha Bhar, Yi Guo, Susan K Seo, Andrea Porrovecchio, Elizabeth Gancher, Joshua Nosanchuk, Liise-Anne Pirofski, Belinda Ostrowsky
BACKGROUND: To impart principles of antimicrobial stewardship (AS) and infection prevention and control (IPC), we developed a curriculum tailored to the diverse aptitudes of learners at our medical center. METHODS: We integrated case-based modules, group learning activities, smartphone applications (apps), decision support tools, and prescription audit and feedback into curricula of the medical school, medicine residency program, infectious diseases (ID) fellowship program, and hospital medicine program operations...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741229/inhaled-antimicrobials-for-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-practical-aspects
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Garyphallia Poulakou, Dimitrios K Matthaiou, David P Nicolau, Georgios Siakallis, George Dimopoulos
Positive experience with inhaled antibiotics in pulmonary infections of patients with cystic fibrosis has paved the way for their utilization in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients with lower respiratory tract infections. A successful antibiotic delivery depends upon the size of the generated particle and the elimination of drug impaction in the large airways and the ventilator circuit. Generated droplet size is mainly affected by the type of the nebulizer employed. Currently, jet, ultrasonic, and vibrating mesh nebulizers are marketed; the latter can deliver optimal antibiotic particle size...
July 24, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734498/surgical-site-infection-reduction-bundle-in-patients-with-gynecologic-cancer-undergoing-colon-surgery
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Maria B Schiavone, Lea Moukarzel, Kam Leong, Qin C Zhou, Anoushka M Afonso, Alexia Iasonos, Kara Long Roche, Mario M Leitao, Dennis S Chi, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Oliver Zivanovic
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infections (SSIs) can lead to substantial morbidity, prolonged hospitalization, increased costs, and death in patients undergoing colorectal procedures. We sought to investigate the effect of using an SSI reduction bundle on the rate of SSIs in gynecologic cancer patients undergoing colon surgery. METHODS: We identified all gynecologic cancer patients who underwent colon resection at our institution from 2014 to 2016, during which time a service-wide SSI reduction bundle was introduced...
October 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716179/surgical-treatment-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-after-sinus-lift
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Nicole Tin-Lok Jiam, Andrew N Goldberg, Andrew H Murr, Steven D Pletcher
BACKGROUND: The sinus lift (or sinus augmentation) is a common procedure to improve maxillary bone stock before dental implantation. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a potential complication of this procedure and may be refractory to medical treatment. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery has previously been used to address CRS, however, results of previous studies indicated that implant removal is required. There are limited follow-up data available. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the long-term outcomes and efficacy of endoscopic sinus surgery for refractory CRS after sinus lift, including the ability to salvage dental implants...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712540/aqueous-humor-tyrosinase-activity-is-indicative-of-iris-melanocyte-toxicity
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Sarmistha Mahanty, Ankush A Kawali, Shruthi Shirur Dakappa, Padmamalini Mahendradas, Mathew Kurian, Varun Kharbanda, Rohit Shetty, Subba Rao Gangi Setty
Antibiotics such as fluoroquinolones (FQLs) are commonly used to treat ocular infections but are also known to cause dermal melanocyte toxicity. The release of dispersed pigments from the iris into the aqueous humor has been considered a possible ocular side effect of the systemic administration of FQLs such as Moxifloxacin, and this condition is known as bilateral acute iris transillumination (BAIT). Bilateral acute depigmentation of iris (BADI) is a similar condition, with iris pigment released into the aqueous, but it has not been reported as a side effect of FQL...
September 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708024/quality-improvement-initiative-preventative-surgical-site-infection-protocol-in-vascular-surgery
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David Parizh, Enrico Ascher, Syed Ali Raza Rizvi, Anil Hingorani, Michael Amaturo, Eric Johnson
Objective A quality improvement initiative was employed to decrease single institution surgical site infection rate in open lower extremity revascularization procedures. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: In an attempt to lower patient morbidity, we developed and implemented the Preventative Surgical Site Infection Protocol in Vascular Surgery. Surgical site infections lead to prolonged hospital stays, adjunctive procedure, and additive costs. We employed targeted interventions to address the common risk factors that predispose patients to post-operative complications...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704010/-smarter-medicine-in-ambulatory-care-beliefs-and-practices-of-family-doctors-and-training-of-future-clinicians
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Christine Cohidon, Kevin Selby, Jacques Cornuz, Jean-Michel Gaspoz, Nicolas Senn
Following an American and then international initiative, the Swiss Society of Internal Medicine launched the « Smarter Medicine » campaign in 2014 with five recommendations of activities to be avoided, focusing on low back pain, antibiotic prescriptions, pre-operative chest x-rays, prostate cancer screening and treatment with proton pump inhibitors. In 2016, 69 % of family physicians reported that they knew the recommendations and levels of agreement were very high. However, physicians reported differences between recommendations in how often they are followed in practice, and there remains room for improvement...
January 25, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693661/bacterial-strain-changes-during-chronic-otitis-media-surgery
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G J Kim, S Yoo, S Han, J Bu, Y Hong, D-K Kim
OBJECTIVE: Cultures obtained from pre-operative middle-ear swabs from patients with chronic otitis media have traditionally been used to guide antibiotic selection. This study investigated changes in the bacterial strains of the middle ear during chronic otitis media surgery. METHODS: Pre-operative bacterial cultures of otorrhoea, and peri-operative cultures of the granulation tissue in either the middle ear or mastoid cavity, were obtained. Post-operative cultures were selectively obtained when otorrhoea developed after surgery...
September 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691745/prospective-evaluation-of-the-whitt-neonatal-trigger-score-in-an-at-risk-neonatal-population
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Anna Robinson, Lucinda C Winckworth, Georgios Eleftheriou, Rebecca Hewitson, Harriet Holme
AIM: The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the Whitt Neonatal Trigger Score (W-NTS), determining optimum threshold scores for consideration of medical intervention and intensive care unit admission. METHODS: All neonates on the postnatal ward (PNW) with a set of pre-defined risk factors were scored on the W-NTS. Neonates were divided into three groups: 'unwell' admitted to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU); 'well', who remained on the PNW receiving standard care; and 'intervention', who received antibiotics but did not require admission to NICU...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690016/partial-titanium-mesh-explantation-cured-post-cranioplasty-implant-associated-scalp-infection
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Bo Chen, Wenchen Li, Dawei Chen, Shuanglin Fu, Yanli Gao, Ri Li, Fanyang Meng, Haifeng Wang, Shuyan Zhang
Titanium mesh cranioplasty is routinely used worldwide for skull defect patients given its advantages, such as stability and biocompatibility. However, there are very few reports concerning the treatment of implant-associated scalp infection, which is one of the most common complications. The aim of the study is to retrospectively evaluate a novel operation technique for the treatment of titanium mesh-associated scalp infection post-cranioplasty, namely partial titanium mesh explantation (PTME). A retrospective study was conducted in all patients who underwent surgical treatment for implant-associated scalp infection from January 2012 to September 2016 in our hospital...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664712/comparative-study-on-usefulness-of-gentamycin-containing-collagen-implants-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-osteitis-and-osteomyelitis-of-the-craniofacial-skeleton
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Paweł J Zawadzki, Konrad Perkowski, Michał Kotlarski, Anna Pietruczuk-Padzik, Lidia Chomicz
<b>Introduction and objective.</b> A reduction in incidences of peri-surgical complications due to infections is achieved by antibiotic prophylaxis The objective of the study was to assess the usefulness of gentamycin-containing collagen implants (GCCI) in the treatment of patients with osteitis and osteomyelitis of the craniofacial skeleton. <b>Materials and method.</b> The retrospective study included 103 patients with osteitis and osteomyelitis. 54 patients were treated intra-operatively with GCCI (Garamycin, EusaPharma, Europe)...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642141/added-diagnostic-value-and-impact-on-antimicrobial-therapy-of-16s-rrna-pcr-and-amplicon-sequencing-on-resected-heart-valves-in-infective-endocarditis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Bart Peeters, Paul Herijgers, Kurt Beuselinck, Jan Verhaegen, Willy E Peetermans, Marie-Christine Herregods, Stefanie Desmet, Katrien Lagrou
OBJECTIVES: For adequate management and therapy of infective endocarditis (IE), identification of the causative pathogen is crucial but currently molecular testing results are not included in diagnostic criteria. The added diagnostic value and impact on antimicrobial therapy of 16S rRNA PCR and Amplicon Sequencing (16S rRNA PCR) performed on excised heart valves from IE patients was evaluated alongside with the effect of pre-operative antibiotics on the performance of blood culture (BC), valve culture (VC) and 16S rRNA PCR...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629607/post-operative-management-of-perforated-appendicitis-can-clinical-pathways-improve-outcomes
#19
Robert R Gerard, Barrett A Kielhorn, Brent Petersen, Andrew J Mullard, Laurence E McCahill
BACKGROUND: We sought to decrease organ space infection (OSI) following appendectomy for perforated acute appendicitis (PAA) by minimizing variation in clinical management. OBJECTIVE: A postoperative treatment pathway was developed and four recommendations were implemented: 1) clear documentation of post-operative diagnosis, 2) patients with unknown perforation status to be treated as perforated pending definitive diagnosis, 3) antibiotic therapy to be continued post operatively for 4-7 days after SIRS resolution, and 4) judicious use of abdominal computed tomography (CT) scanning prior to post-operative day 5...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620749/bundles-prevent-surgical-site-infections-after-colorectal-surgery-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Aleksander Zywot, Christine S M Lau, H Stephen Fletcher, Subroto Paul
INTRODUCTION: Colorectal surgeries (CRS) have one of the highest rates of surgical site infections (SSIs) with rates 15 to >30%. Prevention "bundles" or sets of evidence-based interventions are structured ways to improve patient outcomes. The aim sof this study is to evaluate CRS SSI prevention bundles, bundle components, and implementation and compliance strategies. METHODS: A meta-analysis of studies with pre- and post-implementation data was conducted to assess the impact of bundles on SSI rates (superficial, deep, and organ/space)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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