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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810045/scleral-buckle-infection-with-pseudallescheria-boydii
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Janice C Law, Mark P Breazzano, Dean Eliott
Pseudallescheria boydii is a ubiquitous fungus that infects soft tissues and is known to cause ocular disease, including keratitis and endophthalmitis, in rare cases. In immunocompromised hosts, P. boydii can disseminate to or from the eye and other organs with lethal consequences. Postoperative P. boydii infections have, in rare cases, complicated several types of ocular surgeries in immunocompetent patients, but never for a scleral buckle. The authors present the first case of an infected scleral buckle from P...
August 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807628/vertebral-alveolar-echinococcosis-a-case-report-systematic-analysis-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Thomas Raphael Meinel, Bruno Gottstein, Vanessa Geib, Marius Johann Keel, Ruggero Biral, Markus Mohaupt, Jan Brügger
Alveolar echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus multilocularis is an infrequent zoonosis with a high degree of disability, morbidity, and mortality, especially in disease clusters of the northern hemisphere. The diagnosis is complicated by extended incubation time, diverse clinical manifestations, and mimicking of differential diagnoses. The primary organ affected is the liver, but extrahepatic disease is possible, with vertebral involvement in only a few dozen cases described worldwide. Although vertebral alveolar echinococcosis seems to be rare, it might be under diagnosed, and it might be seen more often as the number of people with immunocompromised conditions increases...
August 11, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801583/effect-of-x-ray-irradiation-on-hepatocarcinoma-cells-and-erythrocytes-in-salvaged-blood
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Feng-Jiang Zhang, Jin-Ting Yang, Li-Hui Tang, Wen-Na Wang, Kai Sun, Yue Ming, Kanhar Ghulam Muhammad, Yin-Fei Zheng, Min Yan
The broad clinical acceptance of intraoperative blood salvage and its applications in cancer surgery remain controversial. Until now, a method that can safely eliminate cancer cells while preserving erythrocytes does not exist. Here, we investigated whether X-ray generated from linear accelerator irradiation at a certain dose can kill hepatocarcinoma cells while preserving erythrocytes. HepG2, SK-Hep1 or Huh7 cells were mixed into the aliquots of erythrocytes obtained from healthy volunteers. After the mixed cells were exposed to 30 Gy and 50 Gy X-rays irradiation, the viability, clonogenicity, DNA synthesis and tumorigenicity of the tumor cells were determined by the MTT assay, plate colony formation, 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine incorporation, and subcutaneous xenograft implantation into immunocompromised mice...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794144/nasal-high-flow-therapy-a-novel-treatment-rather-than-a-more-expensive-oxygen-device
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REVIEW
Eleni Ischaki, Ioannis Pantazopoulos, Spyros Zakynthinos
Nasal high flow is a promising novel oxygen delivery device, whose mechanisms of action offer some beneficial effects over conventional oxygen systems. The administration of a high flow of heated and humidified gas mixture promotes higher and more stable inspiratory oxygen fraction values, decreases anatomical dead space and generates a positive airway pressure that can reduce the work of breathing and enhance patient comfort and tolerance. Nasal high flow has been used as a prophylactic tool or as a treatment device mostly in patients with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure, with the majority of studies showing positive results...
September 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719665/risk-factors-for-hospital-acquired-infections-in-teaching-hospitals-of-amhara-regional-state-ethiopia-a-matched-case-control-study
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Walelegn Worku Yallew, Abera Kumie, Feleke Moges Yehuala
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired infection affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. It is a major global issue for patient safety. Understanding the potential risk factors is important to appreciate the local context. A matched case control study design, which is the first of its kind in the study region, was undertaken to identify risk factors in teaching hospitals of Amhara regional state, Ethiopia. METHOD: A matched case control study design matched with age and hospital type was used...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707783/aggressive-necrotizing-pseudomonal-sinonasal-infections
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Edward C Kuan, Bobby A Tajudeen, Kevin C Welch, Rakesh K Chandra, Ben J Glasgow, Jeffrey D Suh
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a gram-negative bacterium frequently implicated in recalcitrant sinonasal infections, especially in immunocompromised hosts. We report 6 cases of rapidly progressive pseudomonal acute rhinosinusitis producing tissue necrosis and, in certain cases, cranial nerve palsies. METHODS: Retrospective review of 6 patients with aggressive necrotizing sinonasal infections treated at 4 tertiary academic medical centers with sinonasal cultures growing P...
July 14, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705685/-fungal-sinusitis
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REVIEW
E Lafont, C Aguilar, P Vironneau, R Kania, A Alanio, S Poirée, O Lortholary, F Lanternier
Although sinusitis affects about 20 % of the population, fungal sinusitis is rare. Aspergillus sp. are most frequently implicated. Fungal sinusitis represents a wide spectrum of disorders, including acute or chronic and invasive or non-invasive forms. Invasive fungal sinusitis may develop in an immunocompromised or diabetic patient, whereas non-invasive fungal sinusitis should be considered in a chronic situation, resistant to antibiotics in immunocompetent patients. Allergic fungal sinusitis is related to hypersensitivity of the host to the fungus...
June 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700261/orbital-implant-infection-by-corynebacterium-amycolatum
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J Alvaro Toribio, Teresa Marrodán, Isabel Fernández-Natal
Corynebacterium amycolatum is a saprophyte gram-positive bacillus of the skin flora. It has been linked to diverse infections in immunocompromised patients and also of different types of prostheses. However, to our knowledge, there are no reports on its ability to produce ocular infections or to grow over alloplastic materials for orbital surgery. We present a case of orbital implant exposure including pure isolation of C. amycolatum. The patient was referred for discharge in his socket. After removal of the artificial eye, a large area of implant exposure and signs of chronic infection were observed...
July 12, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698667/phylogenetic-analysis-reveals-two-genotypes-of-the-emerging-fungus-mucor-indicus-an-opportunistic-human-pathogen-in-immunocompromised-patients
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Saad J Taj-Aldeen, Muna Almaslamani, Bart Theelen, Teun Boekhout
Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection caused by Mucor indicus. Phylogenetic analysis of many M. indicus isolates, mainly sampled from different clinical and environmental specimens collected worldwide, revealed two genotypes, I and II, based on ITS and D1/D2 LSU rDNA sequences. A retrospective review of the literature revealed 13 cases. Eight (76.9%) patients had disseminated infections, and the overall mortality rate was 30.7%. A pulmonary infection caused by M. indicus genotype I in a liver transplant recipient was disseminated to include the skin and was successfully treated with liposomal amphotericin B and aggressive surgery...
July 12, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677515/metastatic-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-parotid-gland-prognostic-factors
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A C Coombs, A Butler, R Allison
BACKGROUND: Metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma is the most common parotid malignancy in Australasia. Prognostic indicators are not clearly defined and the extent of surgical resection required is controversial. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 63 patients who underwent surgery for metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the parotid gland at a tertiary hospital over a 10-year period. RESULTS: The five-year overall survival rate was 53 per cent, the disease-specific survival rate was 78 per cent and the locoregional control rate was 72 per cent...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670986/-periprosthetic-joint-infection-caused-by-rhodococcus-equi-case-report
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Imre Sallai, Nóra Péterfy, Mohammad Sanatkhani, Zoltán Bejek, Imre Antal, Gyula Prinz, Katalin Kristóf, Gábor Skaliczki
Rhodococcus equi is a rare pathogen in humans causing infections mostly in immunocompromised hosts. We present the first case of periprosthetic joint infection caused by Rhodococcus equi. An 88-year-old male patient was referred to our clinic with a history of fever and right hip pain. The patient had multiple hip surgeries including total joint arthroplasty and revision for aseptic loosening on the right side. He was immunocompetent, but his additional medical history was remarkable for diabetes mellitus, diabetic nephropathy and stroke with hemiplegia resulting in immobilization...
July 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658621/nociceptors-boost-the-resolution-of-fungal-osteoinflammation-via-the-trp-channel-cgrp-jdp2-axis
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Kenta Maruyama, Yasunori Takayama, Takeshi Kondo, Ken-Ichi Ishibashi, Bikash Ranjan Sahoo, Hisashi Kanemaru, Yutaro Kumagai, Mikaël M Martino, Hiroki Tanaka, Naohito Ohno, Yoichiro Iwakura, Naoki Takemura, Makoto Tominaga, Shizuo Akira
Candida albicans can enter skeletal tissue through a skin wound in an immunocompromised host or by contamination during orthopedic surgery. Such Candida osteomyelitis is accompanied by severe pain and bone destruction. It is established that nociceptor innervation occurs in skin and bone, but the mechanisms of nociceptive modulation in fungal inflammation remain unclear. In this study, we show that C. albicans stimulates Nav1.8-positive nociceptors via the β-glucan receptor Dectin-1 to induce calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)...
June 27, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611966/periprostetic-joint-infection-caused-by-salmonella-case-reports-of-two-azathioprine-and-prednisolone-induced-immunocompromised-patients
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Mehmet Ekinci, Serkan Bayram, Turgut Akgül, Mehmet Ersin, Önder Yazicioğlu
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) due to Salmonella is rare. It frequently occurs patients receiving immunosuppressive medicine. We describe two periprosthetic Salmonella infection of two immunocompromised patients. Both of patients were receiving azathioprine and prednisolone therapy. First patient presented six years after total hip arthroplasty with a huge abscess on her right thigh that was reached to femoral component through the lytic area of lateral femur. Second patient presented with drainage from his hip and he had undergone two-step revision surgery for PJI 3 months ago...
June 2017: Hip & Pelvis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598292/effects-of-primary-and-recurrent-sacral-chordoma-on-the-motor-and-nociceptive-function-of-hindlimbs-in-rats-an-orthotopic-spine-model
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Rachel Sarabia-Estrada, Alejandro Ruiz-Valls, Sagar R Shah, A Karim Ahmed, Alvaro A Ordonez, Fausto J Rodriguez, Hugo Guerrero-Cazares, Ismael Jimenez-Estrada, Esteban Velarde, Betty Tyler, Yuxin Li, Neil A Phillips, C Rory Goodwin, Rory J Petteys, Sanjay K Jain, Gary L Gallia, Ziya L Gokaslan, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Daniel M Sciubba
OBJECTIVE Chordoma is a slow-growing, locally aggressive cancer that is minimally responsive to conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy and has high local recurrence rates after resection. Currently, there are no rodent models of spinal chordoma. In the present study, the authors sought to develop and characterize an orthotopic model of human chordoma in an immunocompromised rat. METHODS Thirty-four immunocompromised rats were randomly allocated to 4 study groups; 22 of the 34 rats were engrafted in the lumbar spine with human chordoma...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589113/chondroradionecrosis-of-the-larynx-in-a-patient-with-laryngeal-a-case-report
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Aslan Ahmadi, Mohammad Mahdi Salem, Mahdi Safdarian, Shahriar Ilkhani, Roghaieh Hamidian, Mostafa Cheraghipour, Ali Daneshvar, Farzad Izadi
INTRODUCTION: Actinomycosis of the larynx has been rarely reported in the literature and usually occurs in patients with a history of laryngeal carcinoma and radiation therapy. However, its co-existence with chondroradionecrosis due to radiotherapy is even rarer. The most common site of infection is the cervicofacial region, especially in the submandibular area. CASE REPORT: Here we report a 63-year-old male with a history of chemoradiotherapy because of laryngeal cancer 1 year earlier who presented with laryngeal actinomycosis...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550986/acute-deep-infections-of-the-upper-extremity-the-utility-of-obtaining-atypical-cultures-in-the-presence-of%C3%A2-purulence
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Nikolas H Kazmers, George W Fryhofer, Daniel Gittings, David J Bozentka, David R Steinberg, Benjamin L Gray
PURPOSE: In the setting of acute deep upper extremity infections, evidence is lacking to guide the decision whether to send atypical cultures (fungal and acid-fast-bacillus [AFB]) during surgical debridement, especially in the presence of purulent fluid that is commonly observed with typical bacterial infections. Our purpose was to determine the frequency of positive atypical cultures and the frequency with which they alter treatment, and identify factors associated with positive atypical cultures...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550428/partial-component-retained-two-stage-reconstruction-for-chronic-infection-after-uncemented-total-hip-arthroplasty-results-of-sixteen-cases-after-five-years-of-follow-up
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Kun-Hui Chen, Shang-Wen Tsai, Po-Kuei Wu, Cheng-Fong Chen, Hsin-Yi Wang, Wei-Ming Chen
PURPOSE: Two-stage reconstruction with total implant removal and re-implantation after infection control is considered the gold standard treatment for infection after hip arthroplasty. However, removal of the well-fixed stem or cup may cause substantial bone loss and other complications, thereby making reconstruction difficult. We evaluated whether an infection post total hip arthroplasty can be treated without removal of the radiographically and clinically well-fixed femoral stem or acetabular cup...
May 27, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536762/bilateral-acute-retinal-necrosis-after-bilateral-cataract-surgery-in-an-immunocompromised-patient-a-case-report
#18
Chun Yue Mak, Helena Pui-Yee Sin, Mary Ho, Vesta Cheuk-Ki Chan, Alvin Lerrmann Young, Marten Erik Brelen
PURPOSE: To report a case of bilateral varicella zoster virus (VZV)-associated acute retinal necrosis (ARN) occurring after both eyes sequential cataract surgery in an elderly immunocompromised patient. METHODS: Medical records and investigation results of the patient were reviewed. RESULTS: Patient experienced floaters and blurring of vision in both eyes 4 weeks after her second uncomplicated cataract surgery. Clinical signs of granulomatous keratic precipitates, prominent vitritis, retinitis and vascular thrombosis were noted in both eyes...
May 23, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526202/capnocytophaga-canimorsus-an-underestimated-cause-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection
#19
Marcel Orth, Patrick Orth, Konstantinos Anagnostakos
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a major clinical problem in orthopedic surgery. Capnocytophaga canimorsus (C. canimorsus) is an unusual and hardly detectable bacterium. A review of the literature indicates that C. canimorsus affects mainly immunocompromised patients. It has not been reported to cause periprosthetic joint infections in immunocompetent patients so far. This case report aims to raise awareness of C. canimorsus in orthopedic surgery with special regard to joint arthroplasty...
May 16, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525415/effects-of-collagenase-digestion-and-stromal-vascular-fraction-supplementation-on-volume-retention-of-fat-grafts
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Jonathan B Olenczak, Scott A Seaman, Kant Y Lin, Angela Pineros-Fernandez, Catherine E Davis, Lisa S Salopek, Shayn M Peirce, Patrick S Cottler
OBJECTIVE: The use of autologous fat as a soft tissue filler has increased over the past decade in both reconstructive and aesthetic surgeries. Enhancement of autologous fat grafts with the addition of the stromal vascular fraction (SVF) has been reported to improve long-term volume retention. Stromal vascular fraction is most commonly isolated using enzymatic digestion, but it is unknown what effect the digestion process has on the adipocytes and SVF cells that comprise the graft. Some clinicians have reported use of enzymatically digested fat grafts to alter the physical properties of the tissue in specialized applications...
June 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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