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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140074/facile-and-versatile-strategy-for-construction-of-anti-inflammatory-and-antibacterial-surfaces-with-polydopamine-mediated-liposomes-releasing-dexamethasone-and-minocycline-for-potential-implants-applications
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Xiao Xu, Lixin Wang, Zuyuan Luo, Yaofeng Ni, Haitao Sun, Xiang Gao, Yongliang Li, Siqi Zhang, Yan Li, Shicheng Wei
Reducing early nonbacterial inflammation induced by implanted materials and infection resulting from bacterial contamination around the implant-abutment interface could greatly accelerate implant osseointegration and reduce implant failure, which would be of clinical significance. In this study, we developed a facile and versatile strategy for the construction of anti-inflammatory and antibacterial surfaces on implants, such as orthopedic/dental implants. Briefly, the surfaces of polystyrene (PS) culture plates were first coated with polydopamine and then decorated with dexamethasone plus minocycline-loaded liposomes (Dex/Mino liposomes), which was confirmed by contact angle goniometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and fluorescence microscopy...
November 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138696/use-of-common-inflammatory-markers-in-the-long-term-screening-of-total-hip-arthroprosthesis-infections-our-experience
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Gabriele Falzarano, Antonio Piscopo, Predrag Grubor, Giuseppe Rollo, Antonio Medici, Valerio Pipola, Michele Bisaccia, Auro Caraffa, Elizabeth Mary Barron, Francesco Nobile, Raffaele Cioffi, Luigi Meccariello
Orthopedic implants have become essential components of modern medicine. The risk of infection of total hip arthroplasty (THA) is 1.5%-2%. Are the C-reactive protein (CRP), the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and procalcitonin (PCT) good markers for THA infection screenings? From February 2009 to December 2012 at our Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, 1248 patients were treated with THA. No prosthesis was cemented. All patients received antibiotic prophylaxis. All patients were discharged approximately 7...
2017: Advances in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137023/a-case-report-of-schatzker-type-vi-tibial-plateau-fracture-treated-with-double-reverse-traction-closed-reduction-combined-with-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-plate-osteosynthesis-technique-a-case-report
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Dian-Qing Li, De-Ye Song, Jiang-Dong Ni, Mu-Liang Ding, Jun Huang
RATIONALE: The knee joint is an important weight-bearing joint, tibial plateau fractures affect knee function and stability. High-energy intra-articular fractures involving the tibial plateau can cause management-related problems such as wound dehiscence; severe comminution leading to malalignment; and delayed complications such as varus collapse, implant failure, and arthritis of the knee joint. The treatment of severe or complex tibial plateau fractures can be quite difficult. Traditional methods of open reduction and plating require extensive exposures, which may further compromise soft tissue and devascularize bone fragments, leading to infection...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133624/histopathological-histomorphometrical-and-radiological-evaluations-of-hydroxyapatite-bioactive-glass-and-fluorapatite-bioactive-glass-nanocomposite-foams-as-cell-scaffolds-in-rat-tibia-an-in-vivo-study
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Maryam Seyedmajidi, Sina Haghanifar, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki, Seyedali Seyedmajidi
Bone defects are common and persistent problems in clinical orthopedics and dentistry. The development of synthetic reconstruction materials is essential owing to the restricted access to natural bone grafts, disease transmission risks, surgical costs, donor-site morbidity, infections, and immune response-related complications. Accordingly, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the histopathological, histomorphometrical, and radiological characteristics of composite foams containing hydroxyapatite/bioactive glass (HA/BG) and fluorapatite/bioactive glass (FA/BG) as cell scaffolds in rat tibia reconstruction...
November 14, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130655/-efficacy-of-sacroiliac-joint-anterior-approach-with-double-reconstruction-plate-and-computer-assisted-navigation-percutaneous-sacroiliac-screw-for-treating-tile-c1-pelvic-fractures
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Zhen Tan, Yue Fang, Hui Zhang, Lei Liu, Zhou Xiang, Gang Zhong, Fu-Guo Huang, Guang-Lin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of sacroiliac joint anterior approach with double reconstruction plate and computer assisted navigation percutaneous sacroiliac screw for treating Tile C1 pelvic fractures. METHODS: Fifty patients with pelvic Tile C1 fractures were randomly divided into two groups ( n=25 for each) in the orthopedic department of West China Hospital of Sichuan University from December 2012 to November 2014. Patients in group A were treated by sacroiliac joint dislocation with anterior plate fixation...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129946/application-of-materials-as-medical-devices-with-localized-drug-delivery-capabilities-for-enhanced-wound-repair
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Esther J Lee, Beom Kang Huh, Se Na Kim, Jae Yeon Lee, Chun Gwon Park, Antonios G Mikos, Young Bin Choy
The plentiful assortment of natural and synthetic materials can be leveraged to accommodate diverse wound types, as well as different stages of the healing process. An ideal material is envisioned to promote tissue repair with minimal inconvenience for patients. Traditional materials employed in the clinical setting often invoke secondary complications, such as infection, pain, foreign body reaction, and chronic inflammation. This review surveys the repertoire of surgical sutures, wound dressings, surgical glues, orthopedic fixation devices and bone fillers with drug eluting capabilities...
August 2017: Progress in Materials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127017/the-educational-opportunities-provided-by-a-pediatric-orthopedic-urgent-case-review-conference-keep-score-to-provide-a-better-experience
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Eric D Shirley, Radu Gheorghe, Kevin M Neal, Gary Kiebzak, Steven L Frick
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the distribution of conditions presented at a case conference to assess resident educational exposure to acute pediatric orthopedic conditions. DESIGN: Retrospective review of emergency department and inpatient consultations presented at a daily pediatric orthopedic case conference over a 3-year period. Consultations were divided into 3-month resident rotation blocks for analysis. SETTING: Tertiary children's hospital in the southern United States which host residents from 2 orthopedic surgery residency programs...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126042/successful-treatment-of-infected-wound-dehiscence-after-minimally-invasive-locking-plate-osteosynthesis-of-tibial-pilon-and-calcaneal-fractures-by-plate-preservation-surgical-debridement-and-antibiotics
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Giandavide Ieropoli, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Silvia Chiara Zompi, Umberto Morozzo, Riccardo D'Ambrosi, Federico Giuseppe Usuelli, Pedro Berjano
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to present a case series that illustrates possible benefits from combining minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), plastic surgery and antibiotic therapy, in order to treat and eradicate infection in patients with tibial pilon or calcaneal fractures. METHODS: Eleven consecutive patients with dehiscence of the surgical wound in outcomes MIPO using a Locking Compression Plate (LCP) for tibial pilon, or calcaneus fractures. The patients had developed a documented infection of the surgical wound...
October 23, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121106/proteomics-of-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilm-matrix-in-a-rat-model-of-orthopedic-implant-associated-infection
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Mei G Lei, Ravi Kr Gupta, Chia Y Lee
The matrix proteins of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm have not been well defined. Previous efforts to identify these proteins were performed using in vitro systems. Here we use a proteomic approach to identify biofilm matrix proteins directly from infected bone implants using a rat model of orthopedic implant-associated S. aureus infection. Despite heavy presence of host proteins, a total of 28 and 105 S. aureus proteins were identified during acute infection and chronic infection, respectively. Our results show that biofilm matrix contains mostly intracellular cytoplasmic proteins and, to a much less extent, extracellular and cell surface-associated proteins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120004/nerve-traction-injury-after-subacute-revision-external-fixation-of-a-tibial-plateau-fracture
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Lauren E Wessel, Alexander B Christ, David Helfet, David S Wellman
Nerve traction injuries are common clinical entities that can be confused with nerve palsies secondary to alternate etiologies. Common mechanisms of nerve injury include direct laceration, crush injury, compression injury, elevated compartment pressures, or traction injury. Traction injuries commonly occur after trauma or aberrant patient positioning; however, traction injury following external fixation for lower extremity injury is rare. This case report describes a 42-year-old man who initially sustained a Schatzker VI tibial plateau fracture that required revision of external fixation for pin-site infection as soft tissues recovered from the initial trauma...
November 8, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119632/the-effect-of-education-of-nurses-on-preventing-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-patients-who-undergo-hip-fracture-surgery
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Ezgi Seyhan Ak, Ayfer Özbaş
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of educating nurses on preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in patients who undergo hip fracture surgery. BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections after hip fracture surgery are observed at a rate of 12% to 61%, and the most important risk factor associated with urinary tract infection is considered to be the presence of urinary catheters. Nurse education about the use and management of urinary catheters is important to decrease the risk of urinary tract infections...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116327/the-effect-of-a-door-alarm-on-operating-room-traffic-during-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Scott M Eskildsen, Peter T Moskal, Jeffrey Laux, Daniel J Del Gaizo
Operating room traffic has been implicated in several studies to contribute to the risk of surgical site infections and periprosthetic joint infections. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a door alarm on operating room traffic during total joint arthroplasty. This prospective cohort study evaluated 100 consecutive primary total hip and knee arthroplasty surgeries performed by a single surgeon. An inconspicuous electronic door counter was placed on the substerile operating room door. Door openings and time left ajar were recorded...
November 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114274/outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-surgery-compared-to-open-posterior-lumbar-instrumentation-and-fusion
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Low Yong Lee, Zamzuri Idris, Tan Boon Beng, Teo Yian Young, Wong Chung Chek, Jafri Malin Abdullah, Wong Sii Hieng
Introduction: Degenerative spine disease is increasingly common. There are many spinal fusion techniques used to treat degenerative spine disease. This study aims to compare the functional outcome of open versus minimally invasive surgery (MIS) technique in posterior lumbar instrumentation and fusion in degenerative spine disease and to evaluate the perioperative outcome and complications between MIS and open surgery. Materials and Methods: This is an observational cross-sectional study conducted on all degenerative spine disease patients who underwent both methods of posterior lumbar instrumentation and fusion from 2010 to 2014 by the Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Department, Sarawak General Hospital...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112032/room-traffic-in-orthopedic-surgery-a-prospective-clinical-observational-study-of-time-of-day
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Priya G Patel, Alex C DiBartola, Laura S Phieffer, Thomas J Scharschmidt, Joel L Mayerson, Andrew H Glassman, Susan D Moffatt-Bruce, Carmen E Quatman
OBJECTIVE: High rates of operating room (OR) traffic may contribute to surgical air contamination and surgical site infections (SSIs). The purpose of this study was to evaluate room traffic patterns in orthopedic implant procedures to determine the frequency of door openings and if time of day had an effect on room traffic. METHODS: In 2015, OR traffic was assessed in orthopedic implant cases. Room traffic was reported as the number of door openings per minute. Counts of how many people were present in the operating room were noted in 5-minute intervals from the time of sterile case opening to dressing placement...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110197/zika-virus-infection-in-children-epidemiology-and-clinical-manifestations
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Marcos Vinicius da Silva Pone, Sheila Moura Pone, Andrea Araujo Zin, Pedro Henrique Barros Mendes, Mitsue Senra Aibe, Elisa Barroso de Aguiar, Tallita de Oliveira Gomes da Silva
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to comprehensively review Congenital Zika Syndrome in regard to their epidemiology and clinical manifestations. METHODS: This subject review of congenital Zika syndrome was composed after conducting a thorough review of the available literature on this topic using PubMed and other primary sources. RESULTS: The first epidemic of Zika virus infection in Brazil was followed by an unexpected sharp increase in the incidence of infants born with microcephaly and the description of a new disease, the congenital Zika syndrome...
November 6, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105799/-microdialysis-as-a-tool-to-determine-the-local-tissue-concentration-of-dicloxacillin-in-man
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K K Hansen, F Nielsen, T B Stage, U Jørgensen, O Skov, L E Rasmussen
AIM: The most common pathogen in Denmark, to cause postoperative infections, is Staphylococcus (S.) aureus (1). Despite using prophylactic antibiotics, infections are still seen. Whether the tissue concentration is above the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) for the pathogen is unknown. Thus, the concentration of dicloxacillin in muscle and adipose tissue was measured after intravenous administration, in healthy men. METHODS: MIC for dicloxacillin against S...
November 5, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091034/updating-the-diabetic-foot-treatment-algorithm-recommendations-on-treatment-using-advanced-medicine-and-therapies
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Peter Blume, Stephanie Wu
OBJECTIVE: Since the last diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) treatment algorithm was published in 2002, new options for diagnostic testing and treatments have been developed. This study seeks to update the DFU treatment algorithm to include new options available in diagnostic testing and treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A computerized literature search of peer-reviewed articles published between January 2003 and January 2016 was conducted using MEDLINE (PubMed), EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library...
October 20, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089254/biocompatibility-and-degradation-properties-of-we43-mg-alloys-with-and-without-heat-treatment-in%C3%A2-vivo-evaluation-and-comparison-in-a-cranial-bone-sheep-model
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Andrea Torroni, Chongchen Xiang, Lukasz Witek, Eduardo D Rodriguez, Paulo G Coelho, Nikhil Gupta
PURPOSE: Orthopedic and maxillofacial bone fractures are routinely treated by titanium internal fixation, which may be prone to exposure, infection or intolerance. Magnesium (Mg) and its alloys represent promising alternatives to produce biodegradable osteosynthesis devices, with biocompatibility and, specifically, hydrogen gas production during the degradation process, being the main drawback. Aim of this study is to test and compare biocompatibility, degradation rate and physiscochemical properties of two Mg-alloys to identify which one possesses the most suitable characteristics to be used as resorbable hardware in load-bearing fracture sites...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089192/use-of-surveillance-data-to-calculate-the-sample-size-and-the-statistical-power-of-randomized-clinical-trials-testing-staphylococcus-aureus-vaccine-efficacy-in-orthopedic-surgery
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Marie-Paule Gustin, Robin Ohannessian, Marine Giard, Emmanuelle Caillat-Vallet, Anne Savey, Philippe Vanhems
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) would be a worthy population for anti-staphylococcal vaccines. The objective is to assess sample size for significant vaccine efficacy (VE) in a randomized clinical trial (RCT). METHODS: Data from a surveillance network of surgical site infection in France between 2008 and 2011 were used. The outcome was S. aureus SSI (SASSI) within 30 days after surgery. Statistical power was estimated by simulations repeated for theoretical VE ranging from 20% to 100% and for sample sizes from 250 to 8000 individuals per arm...
October 28, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079240/traumatic-complex-hawkins-type-iv-talar-fracture-a-case-report
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Jessica L Herzog, Kevin J Blue, David B Hahn, Matthew H Paden, Paul A Stone
Fracture-dislocations of the talus are one of the most complex injuries involving the foot and ankle. These injuries are often accompanied by additional traumatic orthopedic injuries, avascular necrosis, and infection. When approaching limb reconstruction and salvage, the overall prognosis and functionality of the limb are key factors to consider. In the present report, we draw attention to the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach for formulating a treatment plan that incorporates the talar injury and associated injuries or pathologic features...
November 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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