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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818282/the-obesity-paradox-in-patients-with-severe-soft-tissue-infections
#1
Arturo J Rios-Diaz, Elissa Lin, Katherine Williams, Wei Jiang, Vihas Patel, Naomi Shimizu, David Metcalfe, Olubode A Olufajo, Zara Cooper, Joaquim Havens, Ali Salim, Reza Askari
BACKGROUND: The "obesity paradox" has been demonstrated in chronic diseases but not in acute surgery. We sought to determine whether obesity is associated with improved outcomes in patients with severe soft tissue infections (SSTIs). METHODS: The 2006 to 2010 Nationwide Inpatient Sample was used to identify adult patients with SSTIs. Patients were categorized into nonobese and obese (nonmorbid [body mass index 30 to 39.9] and morbid [body mass index ≥ 40]). Logistic regression provided risk-adjusted association between obesity categories and inhospital mortality...
September 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811343/comparative-genomics-of-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-skin-and-soft-tissue-and-other-extraintestinal-infections
#2
Amit Ranjan, Sabiha Shaik, Nishant Nandanwar, Arif Hussain, Sumeet K Tiwari, Torsten Semmler, Savita Jadhav, Lothar H Wieler, Munirul Alam, Rita R Colwell, Niyaz Ahmed
Escherichia coli, an intestinal Gram-negative bacterium, has been shown to be associated with a variety of diseases in addition to intestinal infections, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), meningitis in neonates, septicemia, skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), and colisepticemia. Thus, for nonintestinal infections, it is categorized as extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC). It is also an opportunistic pathogen, causing cross infections, notably as an agent of zoonotic diseases. However, comparative genomic data providing functional and genetic coordinates for ExPEC strains associated with these different types of infections have not proven conclusive...
August 15, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803587/the-rise-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-now-the-dominant-cause-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection-in-central-australia
#3
E Macmorran, S Harch, E Athan, S Lane, S Tong, L Crawford, S Krishnaswamy, S Hewagama
This study aimed to examine the epidemiology and treatment outcomes of community-onset purulent staphylococcal skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in Central Australia. We performed a prospective observational study of patients hospitalised with community-onset purulent staphylococcal SSTI (n = 160). Indigenous patients accounted for 78% of cases. Patients were predominantly young adults; however, there were high rates of co-morbid disease. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) was the dominant phenotype, accounting for 60% of cases...
August 14, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798184/complete-genome-sequence-and-annotation-of-the-staphylococcus-aureus-strain-hg001
#4
Isabelle Caldelari, Béatrice Chane-Woon-Ming, Céline Noirot, Karen Moreau, Pascale Romby, Christine Gaspin, Stefano Marzi
Staphylococcus aureus is an opportunistic Gram-positive pathogen responsible for a wide range of infections from minor skin abscesses to life-threatening diseases. Here, we report the draft genome assembly and current annotation of the HG001 strain, a derivative of the RN1 (NCT8325) strain with restored rbsU (a positive activator of SigB).
August 10, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782565/genomic-epidemiology-of-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-across-colonisation-and-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection
#5
Alex Grinberg, Patrick J Biggs, Ji Zhang, Stephen Ritchie, Zachary Oneroa, Charlotte O'Neil, Ali Karkaba, Niluka S Velathanthiri, Geoffrey W Coombs
OBJECTIVES: Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection (Sa-SSTI) places a significant burden on healthcare systems. New Zealand has a high incidence of Sa-SSTI, and here most morbidity is caused by a polyclonal methicillin-susceptible (MSSA) population. However, MSSA also colonise asymptomatically the cornified epithelia of approximately 20% of the population, and their divide between commensalism and pathogenicity is poorly understood. We aimed to see whether MSSA is genetically differentiated across asymptomatic colonisation and SSTI; and given the close interactions between people and pets, whether strains isolated from pets differ from human strains...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776100/dalbavancin-for-outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-a%C3%A2-returning-traveller-proposal-for-novel-treatment-indications
#6
Johannes Mischlinger, Heimo Lagler, Nicole Harrison, Michael Ramharter
Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are among the most common health problems in travellers returning from tropical and subtropical countries. Importantly, the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus, the most common pathogen for purulent SSTIs, with specific drug resistance, such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and those expressing virulence genes, such as Panton-Valentine-leukocidin is higher in tropical regions than in most high resource settings. This poses challenges for the empirical antimicrobial treatment of SSTIs in returning travellers...
August 3, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772149/swine-exposure-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-among-hospitalized-patients-with-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-illinois-a-zip-code-level-analysis
#7
Glennon A Beresin, J Michael Wright, Glenn E Rice, Jyotsna S Jagai
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterial pathogen, is a predominant cause of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in the United States. Swine-production facilities have been recognized as potential environmental reservoirs of MRSA. To better understand how swine production may contribute to MRSA infection, we evaluated the association between MRSA infection among SSTI inpatients and exposure measures derived from national swine inventory data. METHODS: Based on adjusted odds ratios from logistic regression models, we evaluated the association between swine exposure metrics and MRSA infections among all Illinois inpatient hospitalizations for SSTI from January 2008 through July 2011...
July 31, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767536/risk-factors-associated-with-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-among-hospitalized-people-who-inject-drugs
#8
Kristina T Phillips, Bradley J Anderson, Debra S Herman, Jane M Liebschutz, Michael D Stein
OBJECTIVES: Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are common among people who inject drugs (PWID), and can lead to serious morbidity and costly emergency room and hospital utilization. A range of high-risk injection practices may contribute to these infections. The goal of the current study was to examine risk practices that were associated with SSTIs in a sample of hospitalized PWID. METHODS: PWID (N = 143; 40.6% female) were recruited from inpatient medical units at a large urban hospital and completed a baseline interview that focused on infection risk...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759423/point-of-care-ultrasound-as-an-adjunct-in-the-diagnosis-of-neonatal-and-pediatric-superficial-soft-tissue-infection-a-report-of-two-cases
#9
Dalibor Kurepa, Colleen Galiczewski, Alison Civale, Vitaliya Boyar
Considerable technological advances, good safety profile, and ease of use have converged to support the use of ultrasound (US) as an important adjunct in the evaluation of superficial soft tissue infections (SSTI) in general and the differential diagnosis of cellulitis and abscess in particular. However, its use in neonatal populations has not been described. Pediatric studies report clinical examination is not always a reliable method of distinguishing cellulitis from abscess. Two (2) case reports are presented to supplement the growing body of published data that describe US imaging of SSTIs...
July 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732743/antimicrobial-stewardship-in-the-treatment-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
#10
Julie A Gibbons, Hayden L Smith, Sudhir C Kumar, Katherine Johnson Duggins, Amanda M Bushman, Jayme M Danielson, William J Yost, Jonathan J Wadle
BACKGROUND: Research on treating skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) has shown improved patient outcomes with effective pharmaceutic prescribing. Antimicrobial stewardship programs can reduce consequences of broad-spectrum antimicrobial administration in SSTI treatment. METHODS: Prospective and historic control data were collected during two 7-month periods. Intervention consisted of implementing a new SSTI evidence-based treatment algorithm and provider education, including calls and medical record notes targeted at physicians...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732397/combined-sewer-overflow-events-and-childhood-emergency-department-visits-a-case-crossover-study
#11
Cole Brokamp, Andrew F Beck, Louis Muglia, Patrick Ryan
In localities with combined sewer systems, combined sewer overflow (CSO) events frequently occur following high precipitation and can result in the release of untreated sewage and industrial wastewater into surface waters. We hypothesized that either direct contact with or proximity to aerosolized CSO effluent would increase the risk for childhood emergency department (ED) visits for asthma, gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses, and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in Cincinnati, OH, USA. ED visits for 2010-2014 due to GI diseases, asthma, and SSTIs were extracted from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center electronic health records...
July 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732148/trends-of-hospitalization-for-serious-infections-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-us-between-1993-and-2013
#12
Sadao Jinno, Na Lu, S Reza Jafarzadeh, Maureen Dubreuil
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Epidemiology of hospitalizations with infection among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is unknown despite an increase in RA treatments that confer infection risk. METHODS: We examined National Inpatient Sample data from 1993-2013. We identified adults RA hospitalizations, defined by having ICD-9-CM codes (714.xx) in any secondary diagnosis field. We evaluated 5 infections as the primary diagnosis: pneumonia, sepsis, urinary tract infection (UTI), skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI), and opportunistic infections (OIs)...
July 21, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731725/skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-active-component-u-s-armed-forces-2013-2016
#13
Shauna Stahlman, Valerie F Williams, Gi-Taik Oh, Eugene V Millar, Jason W Bennett
During the 4-year surveillance period, there were 282,571 incident cases of skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) among active component U.S. military members diagnosed in inpatient or outpatient settings, corresponding to an overall incidence of 558.2 per 10,000 person-years (p-yrs). An additional 10,904 cases occurred in theater of operations (460.0 per 10,000 p-yrs). Approximately half (49.4%) were classified as "other SSTI" (e.g., folliculitis, impetigo); 45.9% were cellulitis/abscess; 4.6% were carbuncles/furuncles; and 0...
July 2017: MSMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731535/ultrasound-guided-drainage-for-pediatric-soft-tissue-abscesses-decreases-clinical-failure-rates-compared-to-drainage-without-ultrasound-a-retrospective-study
#14
Romolo Joseph Gaspari, Alexandra Sanseverino
OBJECTIVES: Soft tissue abscesses are common in the pediatric emergency department (ED). Ultrasound (US) can be used to both diagnose soft tissue abscesses as well as guide drainage. We hypothesized that clinical failure rates would be less in pediatric patients with suspected skin abscesses when evaluated with US. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of suspected pediatric skin abscesses at 4 EDs over a 22-month period. Cases were identified through electronic medical record descriptions, discharge diagnoses, and US database records...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722566/molecular-epidemiology-of-staphylococcus-aureus-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-the-lao-people-s-democratic-republic
#15
Alicia D Yeap, Kate Woods, David A B Dance, Bruno Pichon, Sayaphet Rattanavong, Viengmon Davong, Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Paul N Newton, Nandini Shetty, Angela M Kearns
This is the first report of the molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus from skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in Laos. We selected a random sample of 96 S. aureus SSTI isolates received by the Microbiology Laboratory, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, between July 2012 and June 2014, including representation from seven referral hospitals. Isolates underwent susceptibility testing by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute methods, spa typing and DNA microarray analysis, with whole genome sequencing for rare lineages...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719482/teaching-incision-and-drainage-perceived-educational-value-of-abscess-models
#16
Cynthia M Adams, Lise E Nigrovic, Gavin Hayes, Peter H Weinstock, Joshua Nagler
OBJECTIVES: Incision and drainage (I&D) of skin abscesses is an important procedural skill for pediatric emergency medicine providers. Practical skills training using simulation provides an opportunity to learn and gain confidence with this invasive procedure. Our objective was to assess the perceived educational value of 2 versions of an abscess model as part of an educational workshop for teaching I&D. METHODS: A combined didactic and practical skills workshop was developed for use at 2 national conferences...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697851/incidence-and-effects-of-seasonality-on-nonpurulent-lower-extremity-cellulitis-after-the-emergence-of-community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#17
Jasmine R Marcelin, Douglas W Challener, Eugene M Tan, Brian D Lahr, Larry M Baddour
Nonpurulent lower extremity cellulitis (NLEC) is a common clinical diagnosis, with β-hemolytic streptococci and Staphylococcus aureus considered to be the most frequent causes. In 1999, the US Public Health Service alerted clinicians to the presence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant S aureus (CA-MRSA) infections in 4 children in the upper Midwest. Since then, it has become a well-recognized cause of skin and soft-tissue infections, in particular, skin abscess. A previous population-based study of NLEC in Olmsted County, Minnesota, reported an unadjusted incidence rate of 199 per 100,000 person-years in 1999, but it is unknown whether CA-MRSA subsequently has affected NLEC incidence...
July 8, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658756/unusual-severe-extra-intestinal-manifestations-of-a-common-enteric-pathogen-aeromonas-spp
#18
Barnini Banerjee, Mridula Madiyal, Lingadakai Ramchandra, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Rahul Garg, Kiran Chawla
INTRODUCTION: Aeromonas spp. are halophilic, Gram-negative bacilli. They are widely distributed in the soil and aquatic environment and have been associated with various extra-intestinal infections, such as skin and soft-tissue infections, meningitis, bacteraemia etc. The most common species associated with extra-intestinal infection is Aeromonas hydrophila. AIM: To get the overview of clinical presentations, underlying predisposing factors associated with the extra-intestinal infections caused by Aeromonas species and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657870/a-placebo-controlled-trial-of-antibiotics-for-smaller-skin-abscesses
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Robert S Daum, Loren G Miller, Lilly Immergluck, Stephanie Fritz, C Buddy Creech, David Young, Neha Kumar, Michele Downing, Stephanie Pettibone, Rebecca Hoagland, Samantha J Eells, Mary G Boyle, Trisha Chan Parker, Henry F Chambers
BACKGROUND: Uncomplicated skin abscesses are common, yet the appropriate management of the condition in the era of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is unclear. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, prospective, double-blind trial involving outpatient adults and children. Patients were stratified according to the presence of a surgically drainable abscess, abscess size, the number of sites of skin infection, and the presence of nonpurulent cellulitis...
June 29, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652013/willughbeia-cochinchinensis-prevents-scopolamine-induced-deficits-in-memory-spatial-learning-and-object-recognition-in-rodents
#20
Mao Van Can, Anh Hai Tran, Dam Minh Pham, Bao Quoc Dinh, Quan Van Le, Ba Van Nguyen, Mai Thanh Thi Nguyen, Hai Xuan Nguyen, Nhan Trung Nguyen, Hisao Nishijo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Willughbeia cochinchinensis (WC) has been used in Vietnamese traditional medicine for the treatment of dementia as well as diarrhea, heartburn, and cutaneous abscess and as a diuretic. AIM: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most prevalent diseases in elderly individuals. Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) inhibitors have been widely used to treat patients with AD. In the present study, we investigated anti-AChE and anti-BChE activities of a natural product, WC, for its potential applications in therapies to prevent/treat dementia...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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