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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27550951/surgical-site-infections-in-cancer-patients-with-intrathecal-drug-delivery-devices
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Maura M Scanlon, Halena M Gazelka, Susan M Moeschler, Bryan C Hoelzer, W Michael Hooten, Markus A Bendel, Tim J Lamer
OBJECTIVES:  Our purpose was to determine the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) in cancer patients receiving an intrathecal drug delivery system (IDDS) and compare that rate with the incidence of SSI in the general population receiving an IDDS or spinal cord stimulator. We attempted to describe risk factors for SSIs in cancer patients treated with IDDS in terms of exposure to cancer treatments. DESIGN:  Retrospective review. SETTING:  Large tertiary care center...
August 22, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20922199/an-unusual-cause-of-dysphagia-esophageal-tuberculosis
#2
Tania M Welzel, Thomas Kawan, Wolfram Bohle, Götz M Richter, Alexander Bosse, Wolfram G Zoller
A 25-year old Indian exchange-student presented to our department with a three week history of dysphagia. Diagnostic evaluation by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, endosonography and chest-CT revealed a tumor-suspect ulcerative lesion at the middle esophagus, and a mediastinal lymph node enlargement. Initial histopathological evaluation of multiple esophageal tissue biopsies showed an unspecific esophagitis without signs for malignancy. A positive T-spot (R) TB assay result, together with the bronchoscopic detection of a small exophytic lesion at the right main bronchus depicting caseating epitheloid cell granulomas, provided evidence for a tuberculous etiology of the esophageal tumor...
September 2010: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/18758365/does-acute-placement-of-instrumentation-in-the-treatment-of-vertebral-osteomyelitis-predispose-to-recurrent-infection-long-term-follow-up-in-immune-suppressed-patients
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Eugene Carragee, Alexander Iezza
STUDY DESIGN: Single institution, prospective observation study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the long-term clinical outcomes of immune-suppressed patients with pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis (PVO) treated with spinal instrumentation in the setting of active infection. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The mainstay of treatment for PVO remains nonoperative. Surgical indications include neurologic compromise, deformity, abscess and failure of medical management...
September 1, 2008: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/16465813/-mycobacterium-ulcerans-disease-buruli-ulcer-surgical-treatment-of-102-cases-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo
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K Kibadi
This report describes the preliminary results of surgical treatment of 102 patients presenting Buruli ulcer (BU) over the 5-year period from January 1, 2000 to January 1, 2005. The overall purpose is to improve therapeutic management of BU in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The main disease features were the same as those described in the literature. Diffuse mixed ulcerative forms were the most common in the hospital and at the health care center. Infection by Mycobacterium ulcerans was confirmed by microbacteriological analysis and histological study...
November 2005: Médecine Tropicale: Revue du Corps de Santé Colonial
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/14883493/-microbacteriology-of-the-skin-in-the-hospitalized-infant
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M RODRIGUEZ, J ROSSELOT, C PALOMINO
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1951: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/11169004/beta2-microglobulin-derived-amyloidosis-an-update
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REVIEW
J Floege, M Ketteler
The present review attempts to summarize recent developments in the field of beta2-microglobulin-derived amyloidosis (A(beta2)m amyloidosis) in patients on chronic dialysis therapy. A key factor in the pathogenesis is the uremic retention of the precursor molecule, beta2-microglobulin (beta2m). However, secondary modifications of the molecule such as limited proteolysis, conformational changes, and the formation of advanced glycation end products have also been described. Finally, in order to explain the striking predilection of the disease for synovial and periarticular structures, a role of local predisposing factors within the synovial membrane (for example, of the particular constituents of the extracellular matrix) must also be postulated...
February 2001: Kidney International. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/10147912/pneumonia-in-the-intensive-care-unit-setting
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REVIEW
K Gleeson, H Y Reynolds
Nosocomial pneumonia is a common and serious occurrence in the ICU. It most often results from aspiration of oropharyngeal secretions that have become colonized with pathogenic enteric gram-negative bacilli. Colonization occurs in association with acute and chronic illness and particularly with therapy that includes nasogastric or endotracheal tubes, H 2 blocking antacid drugs, or antibiotics; aspiration is increased by anesthesia, sedative drugs, and upper airway instrumentation. The diagnosis of ICU-acquired pneumonia is complicated greatly by the nonspecificity of clinical and laboratory data, and the difficulty in distinguishing the organisms producing infection from those merely colonizing the airway when using routine culture techniques...
January 1992: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/9658663/-submaxillary-sialolithiasis-due-to-actinomyces-israelii-a-case-report
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H Guiral, J Risco, E Mayayo
Actynomicosis of the submaxillary gland is a very uncommon infectious disease. In this article one case of submaxillary sialolithiasis by actynomices israelii in a young girl is presented. We discuss several aspects of its diagnosis and therapeutic possibilities and review the literature on the subject. We emphasize the interest and value of performing a microbacteriological, mineralogical and pathological study of the calculi.
1998: Anales Otorrinolaringológicos Ibero-americanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/7892622/-the-pilot-program-in-mexican-clinical-laboratories-ii-the-characterization-of-the-operating-processes
#9
E de Gortari, M Herrera, A Loría, A Terrés, M A González-Salayandia, M A Hernández
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a questionnaire for operating procedures in Mexican clinical laboratories. PARTICIPANTS: A group of 18 hospital laboratories (described in the first paper of this series). METHODS: The questionnaire had 132 items exploring nine sections (bacteriology, clinical chemistry, general hematology, immunology, microbacteriology, mycology, parasitology and urine analysis) and it was filled by the participants and modified if necessary in an audit visit...
September 1994: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/1509189/-comparative-epidemiological-characteristics-of-a-homogeneous-series-of-acute-common-pneumopathies-seen-in-a-general-hospital-center-ghc
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
V Reboullet, C Gauthier, J Ranfaing
Between 1979 and 1989, 108 cases of community acquired pneumonia in non-immunodepressed subjects were admitted to hospital to a specialist chest department. The patient's characteristics were as follows: mean age = 56 (range 14-91), 44 women and 64 men. The causal agent was isolated in 44 cases (40%) of which 4 cases were viral (9% of 44 cases) and 12 were Legionella (27%), pneumococci (SP) 11 cases (25%), Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) 8 cases (18%), and Chlamydia 8 cases. The microbacteriological criteria for diagnosis were as follows: significant seroconversion for viruses, MP, Chlamydia, Legionella, bacteriological isolation on blood cultures, and pleural liquid for SP...
1992: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
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