Skin Res Technol 2019 May 28;25(3):407-409. Epub 2018 Dec 28.
Department of Medical, Surgical and Neurological Science - Dermatology Section, University of Siena, S. Maria alle Scotte Hospital, Siena, Italy.
J Hosp Infect 2021 Jul 28. Epub 2021 Jul 28.
Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Royal Melbourne Hospital; Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne.
Background: Although diabetes is a recognised risk factor for post-operative infections, the seminal Portland Diabetic Project studies in cardiac surgery demonstrated intravenous insulin infusions following open-cardiac surgery achieved near normal glycaemia and decreased deep sternal wound infection to similar rates to those without diabetes.Aim: We sought to examine a contemporary cohort of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABGS) to evaluate the relationship between diabetes, hyperglycaemia and risk of surgical site infection (SSI) in current-era models of care.Methods: Consecutive patients who underwent CABGS between 2016 and 2018 were identified through a state-wide data repository for healthcare-associated infections. Read More
Surg Endosc 2021 Jul 30. Epub 2021 Jul 30.
Department of Surgery, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, QLD, 4029, Australia.
Background: Minimally invasive splenectomy is now well established for a wide range of pathologies. Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is increasingly being recognised as a complication of splenectomy. The aim was to determine the incidence and risk factors for PVT after laparoscopic splenectomy. Read More
J Neurosurg Pediatr 2021 Jul 30:1-7. Epub 2021 Jul 30.
1Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto.
Objective: Torcular dural sinus malformations (tDSMs) are rare pediatric cerebrovascular malformations characterized by giant venous lakes localized to the midline confluence of sinuses. Historical clinical outcomes of patients with these lesions were poor, though better prognoses have been reported in the more recent literature. Long-term outcomes in children with tDSMs are uncertain and require further characterization. Read More
Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 2021 Jul 27:103025. Epub 2021 Jul 27.
Institut de Chirurgie Réparatrice, Locomoteur & Sport, 7 av Durante, 06000 Nice, France.
Introduction: Symptomatic Ligamentous Genu Recurvatum (SLGR) is characterized by an asymmetrical hyperextension of the knee associated with pain and a feeling of instability occurring even during walking. The ligamentous origin of the recurvatum is linked to a sprain in hyperextension responsible for a rupture of the posterior structures that may be associated or not with a rupture of the cruciate ligaments.Hypothesis: Tibial Flexion Osteotomy (TFO) allows control of a SLGR without rupture of the cruciate ligaments secondary to a sprain in hyperextension. Read More
J Gen Virol 2021 Jul;102(7)
Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford OX1 3SY, UK.
Bangladesh is one of the top-ten most heavily burdened countries for viral hepatitis, with hepatitis B (HBV) infections responsible for the majority of cases. Recombinant and occult HBV infections (OBI) have been reported previously in the region. We investigated an adult fever cohort (=201) recruited in Dhaka, to determine the prevalence of HBV and OBI. Read More