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Perioperative antibiotics

Markus Hoffmann, Asita Fazel, Kai-Gerrit Mews, Petra Ambrosch
OBJECTIVES: To underline the value of the microendoscopic CO2 -Laser assisted treatment (MEDCO2 ) of Zenker's diverticulum by investigating a large patient cohort treated in a single medical center. DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort Study of consecutive patients. SETTING: Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany. PARTICIPANTS: 227 patients with Zenkers' diverticulum were treated by MEDCO2 and the results were compared with those reported in the literature for the open transcervical approach (OTA) and the endoscopic staple-assisted esophagodiverticulostomy (ESED)...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Chien Yew Kow, Patrick Chan, Greg Etherington, Lu Ton, Susan Liew, Allen C Cheng, Jeffrey V Rosenfeld
BACKGROUND: Panspinal infection usually presents with fever, back pain, neurological deficit, and in advanced cases multi-organ failure and septic shock. The choice of treatment for panspinal infection is challenging because these patients are usually medically unstable with severe neurological compromise. The objective of this study is to review management and long term outcomes for patients with panspinal infection. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with panspinal infection treated in our center over a 5-year period [Jan 2010-Dec 2014] and a review of the current published literatures was undertaken...
September 2016: J Spine Surg
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
Joseph C Dort, D Gregory Farwell, Merran Findlay, Gerhard F Huber, Paul Kerr, Melissa A Shea-Budgell, Christian Simon, Jeffrey Uppington, David Zygun, Olle Ljungqvist, Jeffrey Harris
Importance: Head and neck cancers often require complex, labor-intensive surgeries, especially when free flap reconstruction is required. Enhanced recovery is important in this patient population but evidence-based protocols on perioperative care for this population are lacking. Objective: To provide a consensus-based protocol for optimal perioperative care of patients undergoing head and neck cancer surgery with free flap reconstruction. Evidence Review: Following endorsement by the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society to develop this protocol, a systematic review was conducted for each topic...
October 13, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Brianne Bordes, David Martin, Brian Schloss, Allan Beebe, Walter Samora, Jan Klamar, David Stukus, Joseph D Tobias
When hemodynamic or respiratory instability occurs intraoperatively, the inciting event must be determined so that a therapeutic plan can be provided to ensure patient safety. Although generally uncommon, one cause of cardiorespiratory instability is anaphylactic reactions. During anesthetic care, these most commonly involve neuromuscular blocking agents, antibiotics, or latex. Floseal is a topical hemostatic agent that is frequently used during orthopedic surgical procedures to augment local coagulation function and limit intraoperative blood loss...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
Lene H Garvey
Perioperative hypersensitivity reactions are rare, often life-threatening events, and subsequent investigations to identify the culprit are important to avoid re-exposure. All exposures in the perioperative setting may potentially be the cause of a hypersensitivity reaction, but drugs administered intravenously such as neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA), induction agents and antibiotics have traditionally been reported to be implicated most commonly. It has recently become apparent that there are geographical differences in sensitization patterns related to variation in exposures, referral patterns and performance and interpretation of investigations...
October 4, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Paweł J Stanirowski, Anna Kociszewska, Krzysztof Cendrowski, Włodzimierz Sawicki
INTRODUCTION: Incisional surgical site infections (SSIs) occur in approximately 1.8-9.2% of patients undergoing cesarean section (CS) and contribute to prolonged hospitalization time and increased treatment costs. Dressings impregnated with dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC) are an innovative approach to wound treatment based on a solely physical mechanism of action, and therefore can be used safely and without time restrictions in women during the puerperal and lactation period. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single-blinded randomized, controlled pilot study was conducted at the Mazovian Bródno Hospital, a tertiary care hospital, between December 2013 and March 2014, and it evaluated the presence of superficial and deep SSIs in patients during the first 14 days after a CS...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
Mehmet Bicer, Mehmet Dedemoglu, Ahmet Sasmazel, Numan Ali Aydemir
Aortic mycotic pseudoaneurysms are rare pathologies in children, which are mostly caused by an infection or trauma. Surgical and perioperative antibiotic therapies are mandatory in the treatment. Surgical timing and operational strategy are also critical factors. Herein, we report a the successful repair of a giant mycotic pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta following a previous cardiac surgery in a 7-year old girl.
September 27, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Mehul Agrawal, Pramod Kumar Sharma, S P Dhaneria
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial prophylaxis should be used in circumstances where efficacy has been demonstrated and benefits outweigh the risk. Each hospital must have an antibiotic policy that is implementable and fully adhered to. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted in 209 patients, admitted to swards of various surgical departments including surgery, obstetrics & gynaecology (O&G), otorhinolaryngology (ENT) and orthopaedics. Relevant antimicrobial use data of each patient was collected in a customized Case Record Form (CRF) from day one until patient was discharged...
September 26, 2016: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
P-L Vincent, B Pinatel, R Viard, J-P Comparin, P Gir, D Voulliaume
AIM OF THE STUDY: The coverage of ischiatic pressure ulcers is characterized by a significant recurrence rate (8-64% depending on the series). It therefore seems necessary to introduce the concept of saving in the use of muscle flaps available to avoid being in a situation of therapeutic impasse. The gluteus maximus inferior split-muscle flap allows a tailored coverage to the ischiatic pressure ulcers grade IV with skin defect less than 8cm after surgical debridement. It is associated with an advancement-rotation skin flap removed above the sub-gluteal fold...
September 21, 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
K Menclová, E Traboulsi, A Nikov, L Hána, M Rousek, M Ryska
INTRODUCTION: Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of intra-abdominal emergency surgery worldwide. The approach to its treatment keeps changing. The number of acute appendectomies has been decreasing. Many patients are treated conservatively with success. Our study compares conservative and surgical treatment of acute appendicitis, including its complications in our department. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the group of 117 patients hospitalized with the clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis...
2016: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
Danny Huynh, Alex Henderson, Tyler Haden, Alexander Jones, Naveen Pokala
Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy (RALRC) is increasingly being performed for the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer. There is increased tension while performing the ureteroileal anastomosis through a small incision. Patients are at risk to suffer wound and skin complications perioperatively due to possible contamination with bowel contents. The Alexis(®) retractor helps with retraction of small incisions potentially reducing tension and also reduces wound infection rates as reported in the colorectal literature...
September 17, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Krzysztof Orłowski, Grażyna Lisowska, Hanna Misiołek, Zbigniew Paluch, Maciej Misiołek
BACKGROUND: While the results of early research suggested that perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in tonsillectomy patients is associated with many benefits, these data were not confirmed by further studies and meta-analyses. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness and efficacy of antibiotic monotherapy in the healing of surgical wounds of patients undergoing bilateral resection of the palatine tonsils, based on an analysis of selected objective and subjective characteristics of wound healing during the postoperative period...
May 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Kyle Sheetz, Mark R Hemmila, Ashley Duby, Greta Krapohl, Arden Morris, Darrell A Campbell, Samantha Hendren
BACKGROUND: Emergency general surgery is associated with high morbidity and mortality but has seldom been targeted for practice improvement. The goal of this study was to determine whether perioperative practices vary among surgeons for emergency Hartmann's procedures and whether perioperative care practices are associated with hospitals' complication rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a survey of surgeons at 27 Michigan hospitals. Questionnaires focused on preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care practices...
September 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Gabriela A Albarellos, Laura Montoya, Sabrina M Passini, Martín P Lupi, Paula M Lorenzini, María F Landoni
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the plasma pharmacokinetic profile, tissue concentrations and urine elimination of cefazolin in cats under surgical conditions after a single intravenous dose of 20 mg/kg. METHODS: Intravenous cefazolin (20 mg/kg) was administered to nine young mixed-breed cats 30 mins before they underwent surgical procedures (ovariectomy or orchiectomy). After antibiotic administration, samples from blood, some tissues and urine were taken...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Subramanian Vaidyanathan, Azi Samsudin, Gurpreet Singh, Peter L Hughes, Bakul M Soni, Fahed Selmi
INTRODUCTION: Paraplegic patients are at greater risk of developing complications following ureteroscopic lithotripsy because of urine infection associated with neuropathic bladder, difficulties in access due to altered anatomy of urinary bladder and urethra, spinal curvature, spasticity, and contractures. We report the occurrence of large subcapsular hematoma following ureteroscopy and discuss lessons we learn from this case. CASE REPORT: A 48-year-old male patient with spina bifida underwent ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy and ureteric stenting for left ureteric stone and staghorn calculus with hydronephrosis; laser lithotripsy was repeated after 3 months; both procedures were performed by a senior urologist and did not result in any complications...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Jeffrey J Houlton, Scott E Bevans, Neal D Futran
This article discusses the lessons learned from nearly 2700 free tissue transfer procedures to reconstruct defects of the head and neck at the University of Washington. It discusses the authors' perioperative management practices regarding perioperative tracheotomy tube placement, their method of postoperative flap monitoring, and their current protocol for use of postoperative antibiotics. It reports on the reconstructive preferences for 2 difficult defects that frequently result in unfavorable outcomes: the total glossectomy defect and the pharyngolaryngectomy defect...
October 2016: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
Fabio Chirillo, Pompilio Faggiano, Moreno Cecconi, Antonella Moreo, Angelo Squeri, Oscar Gaddi, Enrico Cecchi
UNLABELLED: Efficacy and safety of antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) for prevention of infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with predisposing cardiac condition (PCC) undergoing invasive procedures is still debated. We sought to assess the prevalence of PCC, the type of interventional procedures preceding the onset of symptoms, and the usefulness of AP in a large cohort of consecutive patients with definite IE. METHODS: We examined 677 (median age 65.34 years; male 492 [73%]) consecutive patients with IE enrolled from July 2007 through 2010 into the Italian Registry of Infective Endocarditis...
September 2016: American Heart Journal
Elliot Haybarger, Andrew S Young, Joseph A Giovannitti
The incidence of anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions has been reported to vary between 1 : 3500 and 1 : 20,000 cases with a mortality rate ranging from 3 to 9%. Clinical signs present as skin rash, urticaria, angioedema, bronchospasm, tachycardia, bradycardia, and hypotension. Rapid identification and treatment are crucial to overall patient prognosis, as delayed intervention is associated with increased mortality. Diagnosis may be confirmed with clinical presentation, serum tryptase levels, and skin test results...
2016: Anesthesia Progress
Dan Lebowitz, Benjamin Kressmann, Shpresa Gjoni, Besa Zenelaj, Olivier Grosgurin, Christophe Marti, Matthieu Zingg, Ilker Uçkay
Some patient populations and types of orthopaedic surgery could be at particular risk for anaerobic infections. In this retrospective cohort study of operated adult patients with infections from 2004 to 2014, we assessed obligate anaerobes and considered first clinical infection episodes. Anaerobes, isolated from intra-operative samples, were identified in 2.4% of 2740 surgical procedures, of which half (33/65; 51%) were anaerobic monomicrobial infections. Propionibacterium acnes, a penicillin and vancomycin susceptible pathogen, was the predominantly isolated anaerobe...
August 31, 2016: Infectious Diseases
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