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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633618/specialized-consultations-in-a-hospital-based-referral-center-for-patients-suspected-of-having-limb-lymphedema-impact-on-diagnosis
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Stéphane Vignes, Florence Vidal, Maria Arrault
Lymphedema, a chronic debilitating disease, is not always easily diagnosed. A total of 254 new patients ((217 women, 37 men), median (Q1-Q3) age 61 (46-72) years) were referred for suspected limb lymphedema to an exclusively lymphedema-dedicated department for a first consultation (January - March 2015) were included; among 118 with upper limb involvement, 100 (84.7%) were diagnosed with post-breast cancer therapy and four with primary lymphedemas; among 136 with lower limb involvement, 31 (22.8%) were diagnosed with primary lymphedemas and 35 (25...
June 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631307/interventions-for-the-prevention-of-recurrent-erysipelas-and-cellulitis
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Adam Dalal, Marina Eskin-Schwartz, Daniel Mimouni, Sujoy Ray, Walford Days, Emmilia Hodak, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
BACKGROUND: Erysipelas and cellulitis (hereafter referred to as 'cellulitis') are common bacterial skin infections usually affecting the lower extremities. Despite their burden of morbidity, the evidence for different prevention strategies is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To assess the beneficial and adverse effects of antibiotic prophylaxis or other prophylactic interventions for the prevention of recurrent episodes of cellulitis in adults aged over 16. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases up to June 2016: the Cochrane Skin Group Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630247/saksenaea-vasiformis-infection-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-in-rural-australia
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Wiktor Teodor Pilch, Ned Kinnear, Derek Barry Hennessey
An 81-year-old man from rural Australia presented with right pretibial cellulitis 7 days after minor trauma against furniture. He failed to improve despite antibiotics and surgical debridement. Subsequent cultures grew the rare fungus Saksenaea vasiformis, which was treated with further surgical debridement, amphotericin B and posaconazole. This was successful and the patient made a full recovery. We present the case and discuss lessons learnt.
June 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629414/fibrinogen-deficiency-in-a-dog-a-case-report
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Franck Jolivet, Armelle Diquélou, Catherine Trumel, Simon Privat, Olivier Dossin
BACKGROUND: Among coagulation disorders, primary fibrinogen deficiency is very rare in dogs. It is divided into hypofibrinogenemia, afibrinogenemia and dysfibrinogenemia. Afibrinogenemia has been described in three dogs. There are, however, no published case reports of primary hypofibrinogenemia in dogs. CASE PRESENTATION: A 1.5 year-old male German Pointer dog was evaluated for a locked-jaw syndrome associated with eye protrusion which appeared after a minor head trauma...
June 19, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629401/odontogenic-orbital-cellulitis-associated-with-cavernous-sinus-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report
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D Allegrini, S Reposi, E Nocerino, A Pece
BACKGROUND: This case illustrates the importance of prompt assessment and treatment of orbital cellulitis. In fact the ocular signs and symptoms may be associated with systemic complications which should be investigated and identified as soon as possible to avoid a poor prognosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old white woman presented to our emergency room with proptosis, ophthalmoplegia, and conjunctival chemosis of her left eye. An ophthalmologist, having diagnosed orbital cellulitis in her left eye, suspected a cavernous sinus thrombosis...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628455/concurrent-infection-with-hepatitis-c-virus-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae
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Thomas J Marrie, Gregory J Tyrrell, Sumit R Majumdar, Dean T Eurich
Little is known about concurrent infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Streptococcus pneumoniae, which causes invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). We hypothesized that co-infection with HCV and S. pneumoniae would increase risk for death and complications. We captured sociodemographic and serologic data for adults with IPD in a population-based cohort study in northern Alberta, Canada, during 2000-2014. IPD patients infected with HCV were compared with IPD patients not infected with HCV for risk of in-hospital deaths and complications by using multivariable logistic regression...
July 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627359/evaluation-of-early-postoperative-complications-following-tracheotomy
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Danielle L Freburg-Hoffmeister, John H Hardeman, M Franklin Dolwick, Charles G Widmer
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the early postoperative complications related to tracheotomy performed by surgeons and residents in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) at the University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD; Gainesville, FL). The authors hypothesized that complications with this surgical technique would be substantially different among the different medical diagnoses of these patients and the number of complications would positively correlate with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619688/single-port-laparoscopy-in-gynecologic-oncology-seven-years-of-experience-at-a-single-institution
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Laura Moulton, Amelia M Jernigan, Caitlin Carr, Lindsey Freeman, Pedro F Escobar, Chad M Michener
BACKGROUND: Single port laparoscopy has gained popularity within minimally invasive gynecologic surgery for its feasibility, cosmetic outcomes and safety. However, within gynecologic oncology, there is limited data regarding short-term adverse outcomes and long term hernia risk in patients undergoing single port laparoscopic surgery. OBJECTIVE: To describe short-term outcomes and hernia rates in patients after single port laparoscopy in a gynecologic oncology practice...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612712/subcutaneous-injection-induced-cellulites
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Kao-Chi Cheng, Po-Tsung Huang, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin
In the hospice ward where patients are in the terminal stages of cancer, it is common practice to give them a subcutaneous injection of pain relievers to reduce their pain and make them more comfortable. Most of these patients are elderly and have low blood pressure or poor veins, which often makes it difficult to inject them because of the calcification at previous injection sites. Thus, subcutaneous injections are a convenient way to maintain analgesia and patient comfort. Our patient, a 73-year-old aboriginal woman, was diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma and peritoneal carcinomatosis in March, 2004...
June 2017: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611899/perspectives-on-home-based-healthcare-as-an-alternative-to-hospital-admission-after-emergency-treatment
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Amy Stuck, Christopher Crowley, Tracy Martinez, Alan Wittgrove, Jesse J Brennan, Theodore C Chan, Edward M Castillo
INTRODUCTION: The study objective was to explore emergency physicians' (EP) awareness, willingness, and prior experience regarding transitioning patients to home-based healthcare following emergency department (ED) evaluation and treatment; and to explore patient selection criteria, processes, and services that would facilitate use of home-based healthcare as an alternative to hospitalization. METHODS: We provided a five-question survey to 52 EPs, gauging previous experience referring patients to home-based healthcare, patient selection, and motivators and challenges when considering home-based options as an alternative to admission...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611889/evaluating-the-laboratory-risk-indicator-to-differentiate-cellulitis-from-necrotizing-fasciitis-in-the-emergency-department
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Michael M Neeki, Fanglong Dong, Christine Au, Jake Toy, Nima Khoshab, Carol Lee, Eugene Kwong, Ho Wang Yuen, Jonathan Lee, Arbi Ayvazian, Pamela Lux, Rodney Borger
INTRODUCTION: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is an uncommon but rapidly progressive infection that results in gross morbidity and mortality if not treated in its early stages. The Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis (LRINEC) score is used to distinguish NF from other soft tissue infections such as cellulitis or abscess. This study analyzed the ability of the LRINEC score to accurately rule out NF in patients who were confirmed to have cellulitis, as well as the capability to differentiate cellulitis from NF...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608241/vit-d-deficiency-is-a-possible-risk-factor-in-ars
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Mustafa Suphi Elbistanlı, Hasan Emre Koçak, Selçuk Güneş, Harun Acıpayam, Baver Maşallah Şimşek, Sinan Canpolat, Fatma Tülin Kayhan
Vitamin D deficiency is effective in the development of acute rhinosinusitis and prolongation of inflammation by increasing inflammation in the sinonasal epithelium. Vitamin D deficiency is important in the development of bone barriers that prevent the complication of acute rhinosinusitis. Although Vitamin D levels may be a variable risk factor for various respiratory tract disorders, there are limited data on the role in sinonasal infections. Our aim was to investigate the association of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25OHD) levels with acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) and preseptal cellulitis complications...
June 12, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606058/risk-factors-of-lower-limb-cellulitis-in-a-level-two-healthcare-facility-in-cameroon-a-case-control-study
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Tsi Njim, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Louise Daniele Toukam, Sara Saheb Kashaf, Eric O Ohuma
BACKGROUND: Cellulitis is a common infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. It is associated with significant morbidity from necrosectomies and amputations especially in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed at identifying the risk factors and burden of lower limb cellulitis to inform preventive strategies in Cameroon. METHODS: This was a hospital-based case-control study carried out in the Bamenda Regional Hospital (BRH) between September 2015 and August 2016. Cases were defined as consenting adults admitted to the surgical unit who presented with a localised area of lower limb erythema, warmth, oedema and pain, associated with fever (temperature ≥ 38 °C) and/or chills of sudden onset...
June 12, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605935/onychotillomania-and-secondary-foot-cellulitis
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Adam Bayes, Gordon Parker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601567/impact-of-evidence-based-interventions-on-wound-complications-after-cesarean
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Lorene A Temming, Nandini Raghuraman, Ebony B Carter, Molly J Stout, Roxane M Rampersad, George A Macones, Alison G Cahill, Methodius G Tuuli
BACKGROUND: A number of evidence-based interventions have been proposed to reduce post cesarean wound complications. Examples of such interventions include appropriate timing of preoperative antibiotics, appropriate choice of skin antisepsis, closure of the subcutaneous layer if subcutaneous depth is ≥ 2 cm, and subcuticular skin closure with suture rather than staples. However, the collective impact of these measures is unclear. OBJECTIVE: We sought to estimate the impact of a group of evidence-based surgical measures (prophylactic antibiotics administered prior to skin incision, chlorhexidine-alcohol for skin antisepsis, closure of subcutaneous layer, and subcuticular skin closure with suture) on wound complications after cesarean, and to estimate residual risk factors for wound complications...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600908/a-rapid-qualitative-assay-for-detection-of-clostridium-perfringens-in-canned-food-products
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Gayatri Ashwinkumar Dave
Clostridium perfringens (MTCC 1349) is a Gram-positive, anaerobic, endospore forming, and rod-shaped bacterium. This bacterium produces a variety of toxins under strict anaerobic environment. C. perfringens can grow at temperatures ranging between 20°C and 50°C. It is the major causetive agent for gas gangrene, cellulitis, septicemia, necrotic enteritis and food poisoning, which are common toxin induced conditions noted in human and animals. C. perfringens can produce produce four major types of toxins that are used for the classification of strains, classified under type A-E...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598492/use-of-2-octyl-cyanoacrylate-adhesive-and-polyester-mesh-for-wound-closure-in-primary-knee-arthroplasty
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Andrew J Holte, Josef N Tofte, Greta J Dahlberg, Nicolas Noiseux
Wound closure in primary knee arthroplasty is important both for surgical success, by minimizing the risk of wound complications and infection, and for patient satisfaction with wound care and cosmesis. This article reports the use of a topical self-adhering, pressure-sensitive polyester mesh combined with 2-octyl cyanoacrylate adhesive for final skin closure of primary knee arthroplasty without external staples or sutures. During a 2.5-year period, 360 consecutive primary knee arthroplasty procedures (321 total knee arthroplasty procedures and 39 partial knee arthroplasty procedures) performed by 1 surgeon at 1 institution were reviewed...
June 9, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594848/examining-the-correlation-between-diabetes-and-odontogenic-infection-a-nationwide-retrospective-matched-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Hui-Hsin Ko, Wu-Chien Chien, Yen-Hung Lin, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Shih-Jung Cheng
More than 90% of head and neck infections are caused by pathological changes originating in the teeth. When odontogenic infections are not properly treated, infections may spread to distant spaces and cause more serious infections in fascial spaces, ultimately leading to deep neck infections. Clinical experience has indicated that patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) may be more susceptible to facial cellulitis and deep neck infections caused by odontogenic infections. This study used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database (NHIRD) to analyze and examine the correlation between DM and odontogenic infections in patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594742/outcomes-of-lymphedema-microsurgery-for-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-with-or-without-microvascular-breast-reconstruction
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Holger Engel, Chia-Yu Lin, Jung-Ju Huang, Ming-Huei Cheng
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the outcome of lymphedema microsurgery with or without microsurgical breast reconstruction for breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL). BACKGROUND: Complete decongestive therapy, lymphovenous anastomosis, and vascularized lymph node flap transfer are the 3 major treatment modalities for BCRL. Releasing axillary contracture and transferring a free flap may potentially improve the BCRL. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2015, 124 patients with BCRL who underwent 3 treatment modalities without or with microsurgical breast reconstruction were included in this study as groups I and II, respectively...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594301/orbital-abscess-following-posterior-subtenon-injection-of-triamcinolone-acetonide
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Maedbh Rhatigan, Lisa McAnena, Elizabeth McElnea, Paul Connell, Tim Fulcher
Orbital cellulitis is a serious sight threatening and potentially life threatening condition which can be complicated by orbital abscess formation. Posterior subtenon (PST) injection of corticosteroid is commonly used in the treatment of posterior segment inflammation including post-operative macular oedema. We report a case of orbital abscess formation as a late complication of PST triamcinolone acetonide and discuss the presentation, diagnosis and management.
June 2017: Orbit
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