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management of cellulitis 2016

Seema S Rao, Tyler L Scaff, John Gurley, Sibu Saha
Device therapy is a viable alternative to open heart surgery in the management of intracardiac defects. The Amplatzer septal occluder (ASO) is one such device that has been adapted to close a wide variety of cardiac defects with few complications and a high success rate. This is a retrospective review of all the patients who received the ASO between 2012 and 2016 at the University of Kentucky. In total, 169 patients underwent percutaneous closure of a septal defect with Amplatzer during the timeframe studied, and of those, 91% received the device for an atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale...
March 2018: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
Bradley Curtis Tenny, Jeko Madjarov, Travis Shipe
INTRODUCTION: Chyle leak following cervical surgery has a reported incidence of around 2% annually, and the injury primarily favors a left sided involvement. Our patient presented with a right sided neck persistent chyle leak status post cervical neck dissection and radiation therapy. Infection complicated the patient's clinical course, and he inevitably required a right sided VATS thoracic duct ligation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient was a 53-year-old African American male, with a past medical history of T1N0 right tonsil carcinoma status post chemo-radiation in 2016...
2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Melanie Thomas, Karen Morgan, Ioan Humphreys, Diane Jehu, Linda Jenkins
Patients with chronic oedema and 'wet legs' are frequently seen in the community setting, with research indicating that more than half of community nurses' caseloads are patients with chronic oedema. However, a lack of nurse education and standardised care pathways for this condition has been identified. In June 2016, the Welsh Government supported the development of the On the Ground Education Project (OGEP), which aimed to raise community nurses' awareness and recognition of chronic oedema and wet legs, to improve the management of these conditions, and to support the efficient use of community nurses' time and resources...
November 8, 2017: Nursing Standard
Bhawesh Chandra Saha, Rashmi Kumari, Bibhuti Prasanna Sinha
INTRODUCTION: Acute dacryocystitis is an uncommon but serious condition in infants and needs immediate treatment. Although, medical management with systemic antibiotics remains the mainstay of initial treatment, there are recent studies justifying simultaneous Naso Lacrimal Duct (NLD) probing with acceptable success rate. AIM: To assess the success rate of probing in the management of infantile acute dacryocystitis and to analyse the factors affecting it. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective interventional study was designed and infants presenting with acute dacryocystitis with or without complications like dacryocystopyocele/ lacrimal abscess/preseptal cellulitis at a Tertiary Eye Care Centre from May 2014 to April 2016 were enrolled...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Shehbaz Hasam Shaikh, Justin Jay Stenz, David W McVinnie, James J Morrison, Todd Getzen, Arthur M Carlin, Farhaan R Mir
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the indications, techniques, and outcomes for percutaneous gastrostomy placement in the gastric remnant following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in bariatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review and summary statistical analysis was performed on all RYGB patients that underwent attempted percutaneous remnant gastrostomy placement at our institution between April 2003 and November 2016. RESULTS: A total of 38 patients post-RYGB who underwent gastric remnant gastrostomy placement were identified, 32 women and 6 men, in which a total of 41 procedures were attempted...
September 19, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
N Patel, G P Candy, C Jann-Kruger
BACKGROUND: Infection is a common cause for the admission of surgical patients who were initially seen and managed at the primary health care level. Delay to care significantly increases the health care burden of surgical sepsis on affected individuals, the health system and society. METHOD: A prospective descriptive study was performed by means of a confidential questionnaire presented to qualifying patients between February 2014 and October 2016. No minors were included in the study...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
Julie E Strychowsky, Reza Rahbar, Meghan J O'Hare, Alexandria L Irace, Horacio Padua, Cameron C Trenor
OBJECTIVE: Lymphatic malformations (LMs) are challenging to manage, particularly those involving the cervicofacial region and airway. Traditional therapy is sclerotherapy and/or resection. We aim to establish the emerging therapeutic role of sirolimus. STUDY DESIGN: Institutional review board-approved retrospective review. METHODS: All patients treated for cervicofacial LM with sirolimus at Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts, from November 2012 to October 2016 were included...
August 7, 2017: Laryngoscope
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
Mohammad Reza Hayeri, Pouya Ziai, Monda L Shehata, Oleg M Teytelboym, Brady K Huang
Infection of the musculoskeletal system can be associated with high mortality and morbidity if not promptly and accurately diagnosed. These infections are generally diagnosed and managed clinically; however, clinical and laboratory findings sometimes lack sensitivity and specificity, and a definite diagnosis may not be possible. In uncertain situations, imaging is frequently performed to confirm the diagnosis, evaluate the extent of the disease, and aid in treatment planning. In particular, cross-sectional imaging, including computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, provides detailed anatomic information in the evaluation of soft tissues due to their inherent high spatial and contrast resolution...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Stacey T Gray, Peter M Sadow, Derrick T Lin, Ahmad R Sedaghat
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Patients with a history of sinonasal malignancy can develop chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) as a consequence of their oncologic treatment. Some patients will fail medical management and require endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). This study reviews the use of ESS in the management of CRS in patients previously treated for sinonasal malignancy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: All patients with a history of sinonasal malignancy who developed CRS and underwent ESS were reviewed...
February 2016: Laryngoscope
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