12,061 results match your criteria Cellulitis


Snake Bite Envenomation in a Tertiary Care Centre.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Mar;66(3):50-54

Ex. Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Background: In India, it is estimated that up to 20,000 people die annually from snake bites. The present study was carried to out to estimate the snake bite related epidemiology, predictors of severity, relationship between type of snake, clinical severity, complications, outcome and usage pattern of polyvalent anti snake venom (ASV) in a tertiary care center.

Methods: All indoor patients admitted in our institute with definitive history of bite by a snake, with or without presence of fang marks, Evidence of cellulitis, acute onset of neurotoxicity or bleeding diathesis were serially recruited in the study. Read More

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An economic case for a vaccine to prevent group A streptococcus skin infections.

Vaccine 2018 Oct 16. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, and Perth Children's Hospital, 15 Hospital Avenue, Nedlands, Western Australia 6009, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Group A streptococcus (GAS) causes an exceptionally diverse range of diseases, raising questions about the optimal product characteristics of a commercially viable vaccine. The objectives of this study were to (1) estimate the current health and economic burdens caused by 24 diseases attributable to GAS each year in Australia and (2) use these estimates to explore the value of a GAS vaccine for different clinical indications, age schedules, and population groups.

Methods: For objective 1, we estimated the population heath and economic burdens by synthesising data from administrative databases, nationally representative surveys, literature reviews, public reimbursement schedules, and expert opinion. Read More

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October 2018
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Efficacy and Safety of Indwelling Pleural Catheters in Management of Hepatic Hydrothorax: A Systematic Review of Literature.

Cureus 2018 Aug 6;10(8):e3110. Epub 2018 Aug 6.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, USA.

Hepatic hydrothorax (HH) is an infrequent but debilitating and therapeutically challenging complication of advanced liver cirrhosis. As evidence suggests against chest tube placement in HH, many clinicians are reluctant to place indwelling pleural catheters (IPCs) for non-malignant effusions like HH. We aim to study the efficacy and safety of IPCs as an alternative treatment option in our systematic review. Read More

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Primary Cutaneous Nocardia brasiliensis in a Spanish Child.

Clin Lab 2018 Oct;64(10):1769-1772

Background: We report a case of a primary cutaneous nocardiosis by autochthonous Nocardia brasiliensis in a Spanish immunocompetent 9-year-old boy.

Methods: N. brasiliensis caused cellulitis showing the patient recovery after drainage and treatment with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Read More

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October 2018
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Early detection of deep wound infection in bladder exstrophy and hypospadias using a novel intervention.

J Wound Care 2018 Oct;27(10):686-691

Professor of Pediatric Urology; Pediatric Urology and Regenerative Medicine Research Center, Section of Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells Therapy, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (IRI).

Objective:: To introduce a practical technique for the early detection and prompt management of a probable bladder dehiscence (BD) and glanular dehiscence (GD) in patients with bladder exstrophy epispadias complex (BEEC) and hypospadias.

Method:: In this prospective study, paediatric patients with BEEC (group 1) and with proximal hypospadias (group 2) underwent body temperature measurement using a non-contact infrared radiant digital temperature measurement device in four body regions, including the surgical wound, forehead, right hand, and right foot at eight hour intervals, postoperatively. This technique was performed to detect wound temperature rises before whole body temperature rise or visible local wound skin redness, cellulitis or any sign of inflammation or wound dehiscence (WD). Read More

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October 2018
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Lymphaticovenous anastomosis and resection for genital acquired lymphangiectasia (GAL).

Authors:
H Hara M Mihara

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2018 Nov 8;71(11):1625-1630. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

Department of Lymphatic and Reconstructive Surgery, JR Tokyo General Hospital, 2-1-3 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-8528, Japan. Electronic address:

The purpose of this paper is to report on the relationship between lymphoscintigraphic findings and the operative results of lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) as well as the resection of genital acquired lymphangiectasia (GAL). Seventeen patients with GAL who underwent lymphoscintigraphy between April 2012 and June 2016 were included in this retrospective study. LVA and GAL resections were performed for 14 patients. Read More

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November 2018
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Cellulitis in liver cirrhosis - a series of 25 cases from southern India.

Clin Exp Hepatol 2018 Sep 10;4(3):201-204. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Liver and Gastroenterology Units, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, India.

Introduction: Cirrhosis of the liver predisposes patients to serious bacterial infections including cellulitis. The aim of the study was to determine the clinical and bacteriological profile of cellulitis in patients with liver cirrhosis.

Material And Methods: In this prospective study, consecutive cirrhotic patients hospitalized between February and September 2017 were enrolled. Read More

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September 2018
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Characterization of Escherichia coli causing cellulitis in broilers.

Vet Microbiol 2018 Nov 19;225:72-78. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

University of Copenhagen, Department of Veterinary Animal Science, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Stigbojlen 4, DK- 1870, Frederiksberg, Denmark. Electronic address:

The aim of the study was to investigate cellulitis caused by Escherichia coli which has been responsible for economic and welfare problems in Danish broiler production between 2014 and 2016. The study included 13 flocks with unusually high condemnation rates due to cellulitis during a period of approximately one year. From six flocks, 126 condemned carcasses were collected at a Danish slaughterhouse. Read More

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November 2018
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The Skin Microbiota in Patients Hospitalized for Cellulitis and Association With Outcome.

Clin Infect Dis 2018 Oct 13. Epub 2018 Oct 13.

Center for Experimental and Molecular Medicine, University of Amsterdam.

Background: The skin microbiota plays a key role in the pathogenesis of several skin diseases, but its role in cellulitis remains unknown. We investigated the skin microbiota in patients with cellulitis, studied whether its analysis could help determine the causative pathogen, and explored whether skin microbiota composition was associated with clinical outcomes.

Methods: We prospectively included 58 patients hospitalized for cellulitis. Read More

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October 2018
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Septic Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis Associated With Orbital Cellulitis: A Report of 6 Cases and Review of Literature.

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 Oct 9. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Ophthalmology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Purpose: To describe risk factors, clinical parameters, treatment, and prognosis for patients with septic cavernous sinus thrombosis presenting with orbital cellulitis.

Methods: Retrospective case series of 6 patients identified with septic cavernous sinus thrombosis and orbital cellulitis confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging at a tertiary care center from January 1980 to December 2016. Medical records were reviewed for demographics, risk factors, symptoms, etiology, radiographic diagnosis, complications, treatments, and outcomes. Read More

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October 2018

Orbital Cellulitis and Secondary Angle Closure: A Rare Presentation of Choroidal Melanoma.

Ocul Oncol Pathol 2018 Sep 26;4(2):130-133. Epub 2017 Sep 26.

Save Sight Institute, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

We describe a case of choroidal melanoma initially presenting with orbital cellulitis, fulminant conjunctival swelling, and secondary angle closure. Despite treatment with intravenous antibiotics, the patient's condition did not improve. With further investigations including ultrasound scan and magnetic resonance imaging, a high-density lesion was found within the globe. Read More

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September 2018
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Ozone therapy as a primary and sole treatment for acute bacterial infection: case report.

Authors:
Robert Jay Rowen

Med Gas Res 2018 Jul-Sep;8(3):121-124. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Private Medical Practice, Santa Rosa, CA, USA.

The world is facing a crisis of antibiotic resistance, which impacts every treating physician on the planet. Thousands of patients die yearly in the USA from infections that have failed to respond to anti-infectives. Alarms have been ringing about bacterial infection fatality resurgence, the end of the antibiotic era, a calamity in progress. Read More

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September 2018
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[Orbital complications].

HNO 2018 Oct 12. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Medizinische Fakultät Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Halle (Saale), Halle (Saale), Deutschland.

A disease or symptom of disease spreading from the vicinity of the orbit to the internal structures of the orbit is referred to as an orbital complication. Orbital complications can have a traumatic, inflammatory, allergic, or autoimmunologic cause. They are more frequent in children than adults. Read More

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October 2018

Variability in Emergency Medicine Provider Decisions on Hospital Admission and Antibiotic Treatment in a Survey Study for Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections: Opportunities for Antimicrobial Stewardship Education.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 Oct 8;5(10):ofy206. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut.

Background: Acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs) are a frequent cause of emergency department (ED) visits. Providers in the ED have many decisions to make during the initial treatment of ABSSSI. There are limited data on the patient factors that influence these provider decisions. Read More

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October 2018
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Distal limb pathologic conditions in horses treated with sleeve-style digital cryotherapy (285 cases).

Res Vet Sci 2018 Oct 2;121:12-17. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Baker Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States. Electronic address:

Digital cryotherapy (DC) is frequently used as laminitis prophylaxis for horses. While DC with ice-water slurries is reported to be safe for up to 48 h, the safety of sleeve-style digital cryotherapy (SSDC) with ice in direct contact with the distal limb has not been evaluated. Our objective was to determine the incidence of distal limb pathologic conditions (DLPC) among horses treated with SSDC. Read More

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October 2018
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Giant Frontal Sinus Osteomas: Demographic, Clinical Presentation, and Management of 10 Cases.

Am J Rhinol Allergy 2018 Oct 11:1945892418804911. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

1 Department of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Background Osteomas are rare benign and slow-growing osteogenic tumors mainly involving frontal and ethmoid sinuses. Objectives The primary objective of our study is to present the management of cases of giant frontal sinus osteomas. Secondarily, we describe our modified unilateral osteoplastic flap approach without obliteration to remove these osteomas. Read More

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October 2018
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Erysipelatoid Carcinoma.

Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) 2018 Jun;64(6):492-497

Medical School of Valença - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Erysipelatoid Carcinoma (EC), also known as Inflammatory Metastatic Carcinoma, is a rare form of cutaneous metastasis, secondary to an internal malignancy, more often related to breast cancer. Clinically, the lesion has a well-marked, bound erythematous appearance, much like an infectious process, such as erysipelas and cellulitis, these being the most common differential diagnoses. It is characterized by an acute or subacute appearance with an erythematous plaque, sometimes hot and painful, being more often situated in the primary tumor vicinity, especially in the thorax wall in the region of a mastectomy due to breast cancer. Read More

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June 2018
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Recurrent diabetic myonecrosis -an under-diagnosed cause of acute painful swollen limb in long standing diabetics.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2018 Nov 13;35:141-145. Epub 2018 Sep 13.

Department of Radiology, Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT, USA.

Diabetic myonecrosis (DMN) is an under-diagnosed complication of long-standing poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. It presents as abrupt pain and swelling of the extremity, mostly lower limbs. Diagnosis is often delayed as it mimics a number of clinical entities such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis and malignancy. Read More

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November 2018
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Outcomes in Fournier's Gangrene Using Skin and Soft Tissue Sparing Flap Preservation Surgery for Wound Closure: An Alternative Approach to Wide Radical Debridement.

Wounds 2018 Oct;30(10):290-299

Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, Dayton, OH.

Introduction: Fournier's gangrene (FG) remains a forbidding necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) that necessitates early recognition, prompt surgical excision, and goal-directed antibiotic therapy. Traditionally, surgical management has included wide radical excision for sepsis control, but this management often leaves large, morbid wounds that require complex wound coverage, prolonged hospitalizations, and/or delayed healing.

Objective: The purpose of this case series is to report the outcomes of FG using a surrogate approach of concurrent debridement of spared skin and soft tissue, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), and serial delayed primary closure (DPC). Read More

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October 2018
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Talimogene Laherparepvec (TVEC) for the Treatment of Advanced Melanoma: A Single-Institution Experience.

Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Oct 8. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Department of Cutaneous Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, 10920 North McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL, 33612, USA.

Background: Talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC) is an oncolytic herpes virus used as intralesional therapy for patients with unresectable stage IIIB through IV melanoma. We reviewed the standard of care treatment of TVEC at a single institution.

Methods: All patients treated with TVEC for advanced melanoma were retrospectively evaluated from 2015 to 2018. Read More

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October 2018
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Unilateral leg swelling in an infant.

Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 2018 Oct 8. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Department of Clinical Genetics, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK.

An 8-month-old boy presented with a week's history of left lower limb swelling. He was apyrexic, well and developmentally age appropriate. He was born at 35+5 via by C-section for breech presentation, weighing 3. Read More

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October 2018
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Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Emergency Department.

Emerg Med Clin North Am 2018 Nov 6;36(4):853-872. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Davis, 4150 V Street, Suite 2100, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA.

The emergency department (ED) is the hub of the US health care system. Acute infectious diseases are frequently encountered in the ED setting, making this a critical setting for antimicrobial stewardship efforts. Systems level and behavioral stewardship interventions have demonstrated success in the ED setting but successful implementation depends on institutional support and the presence of a physician champion. Read More

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November 2018
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Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Emergency Department.

Emerg Med Clin North Am 2018 Nov;36(4):723-750

Department of Emergency Medicine, Highland Hospital, 1411 East 31st Street, Oakland, CA 94602, USA. Electronic address:

This article covers the diagnosis and treatment of skin and soft tissue infections commonly encountered in the emergency department: impetigo, cutaneous abscesses, purulent cellulitis, nonpurulent cellulitis, and necrotizing skin and soft tissue infections. Most purulent infections in the United States are caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. For abscesses, we emphasize the importance of incision and drainage. Read More

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November 2018
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Association of the Dundee severity classification with mortality, length of stay and readmission in adult inpatients with cellulitis.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2018 Oct 5. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand.

Background: The Dundee classification is a simple severity assessment tool that could optimize treatment decisions and clinical outcomes in adult patients with cellulitis; however, it has not been validated in a large cohort.

Objectives: To determine whether the Dundee classification reliably identified those patients with cellulitis who had a higher mortality, a longer length of hospital stay or an increased risk of readmission.

Methods: We performed a retrospective study of all adults with a primary discharge diagnosis of cellulitis admitted to Auckland City Hospital from August 2013 to June 2015. Read More

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October 2018
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Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp successfully treated with ALA-PDT: Case report.

Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther 2018 Oct 2. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Department of Dermatology, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, 410011, China. Electronic address:

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October 2018
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Newborn With Enlarged Erythematous Mass on Back: Case Report and Review of Medical Literature.

Glob Pediatr Health 2018 1;5:2333794X18803552. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.

Newborn skin nodules are usually benign and self-resolving skin condition. Differential diagnosis of such lesions include cysts, hemangioma, abscess, cellulitis, sclerema neonatorum, subcutaneous fat necrosis, neurofibromatosis, benign tumors, or malignant tumors such as rhabdomyosarcoma, infantile fibrosarcoma, or neuroblastoma. We report a case of congenital subcutaneous fat necrosis in a 7-day-old baby presenting with multiple erythematous mass on back. Read More

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October 2018
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Immunosuppressive burden and risk factors of infection in primary childhood nephrotic syndrome.

J Infect Public Health 2018 Sep 29. Epub 2018 Sep 29.

Department of Paediatrics, Division of Nephrology, Ministry of National Guard, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital, Mail Code 1940, P. O. Box 22490, Riyadh,11426, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

Introduction: Patients with primary childhood nephrotic syndrome (PCNS) develop alterations in their cellular and humoral immunity that predisposes them to the development of infection, and lead them to have frequent relapses. Also, infection could be significantly enhanced by immunosuppressive agents. This study aims to estimate the immunosuppressive burden, rate of infection and identify possible risk factors in PCNS requiring hospitalization. Read More

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September 2018
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Pyomyositis Diagnosed by Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Emergency Department.

J Emerg Med 2018 Sep 28. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York.

Background: Currently, the role of ultrasound in diagnosing superficial abscesses is well validated, however, its role for deep space infections and intramuscular pathology is limited. Distinguishing between simple cellulitis and abscess is critical for emergency physicians (EP), as the treatment is very different. Management of cellulitis relies on antibiotic therapy, whereas abscess treatment requires incision and drainage. Read More

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September 2018
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Centipede envenomation: Clinical importance and the underlying molecular mechanisms.

Toxicon 2018 Nov 29;154:60-68. Epub 2018 Sep 29.

Key Laboratory of Animal Models and Human Disease Mechanisms of Chinese Academy of Sciences/Key Laboratory of Bioactive Peptides of Yunnan Province, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Kunming 650223, Yunnan, China. Electronic address:

Centipede bites are usually characterized by mildly to moderately painful encounters with humans, however, they are relatively infrequent. The vast majority of centipede envenomations do not cause severe symptoms and only in very rare cases more serious symptoms such as myocardial ischemia and infarction, hematuria, hemoglobinuria, rhabdomyolysis, hemorrhage, pruritus, eosinophilic cellulitis, as well as anaphylaxis are observed. More prevalent are symptoms including pain, paresthesia, lethargy, localized necrosis, headache, dizziness and nausea. Read More

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November 2018
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Button battery insertion in nose manifested as infraorbital cellulitis.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Sep;97(9):274

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

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September 2018

Indwelling Pleural Catheter versus Pleurodesis for Malignant Pleural Effusions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Ann Am Thorac Soc 2018 Oct 1. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

University of Southern California, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Los Angeles, California, United States ;

Rationale: Several randomized trials have compared the efficacy of indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) versus the more traditional chemical pleurodesis in the management of malignant pleural effusion (MPE).

Objectives: As part of the American Thoracic Society's guidelines for management of MPE, we performed a systematic review and a meta-analysis to compare patient-centered outcomes with the use of tunneled pleural catheter versus chemical pleurodesis for the first-line treatment of malignant pleural effusions.

Methods: We performed literature searches in MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Read More

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October 2018
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Investigation of an increase in large local reactions following vaccine schedule change to include DTaP-HB-IPV-Hib (Infanrix-hexa®) and MMRV (ProQuad®) at 18 months of age.

Vaccine 2018 Sep 27. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Quebec, Canada; Université Laval, Département de médecine sociale et préventive, Quebec, Canada; CHU de Québec Research Center, Laval University, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address:

Context: In 2015 in Quebec, Canada, the passive vaccine adverse event reporting system detected an increase in large local reactions associated with vaccines recommended at the 18-month visit. This followed changes to the pediatric vaccine schedule to include hexavalent diphtheria-tetanus-acellular-pertusis-inactivated polio-Haemophilus influenzae type b-hepatitis B vaccine (DTaP-IPV-Hib-HB, Infanrix-hexa®, GSK) and quadrivalent measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine (MMRV, ProQuad®, Merck) as 18-month booster doses.

Objectives: To determine if the excess of large local reactions was caused by a specific vaccine or their co-administration in the same limb or during the same visit. Read More

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September 2018
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Sphingomonas Paucimobilis-Related Bone and Soft-Tissue Infections: A Systematic Review.

Int J Infect Dis 2018 Sep 26. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 1460, Houston, TX, 77030, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Sphingomonas paucimobilis is an emerging opportunistic bacterium with a particular tropism towards bones and soft tissues. It is a gram-negative rod that can infect immunosuppressed or immunocompetent individuals in the community or hospital settings. Prognosis of infected patients is generally good, but morbidity and mortality cases have both been documented. Read More

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September 2018
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Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Liver Injury Due to Ciprofloxacin: A Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature.

Am J Case Rep 2018 Sep 29;19:1152-1161. Epub 2018 Sep 29.

Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.

BACKGROUND Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) can present clinically as a spectrum that includes asymptomatic elevation of transaminases, acute or chronic hepatitis, and acute liver failure. Idiosyncratic DILI is more likely to affect individuals with comorbidities, and to have a wide range of clinical presentations. Although antibiotics are associated with DILI, the fluoroquinolone, ciprofloxacin, is a rarely reported cause. Read More

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September 2018
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Lymphedema and concomitant venous comorbidity in the extremity: Comprehensive evaluation, management strategy, and outcomes.

J Surg Oncol 2018 Sep 27. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Center for Tissue Engineering, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Backgroud: The optimal approaches for concurrent vascular lesions with limb lymphedema are not well established. The purpose of the study was to investigate the outcome of the surgical management of lymphedema with concomitant vascular lesions.

Methods: Between August 2010 and November 2015, 15 consecutive patients with extremity lymphedema and concomitant vascular lesions treated with vascularized lymph node flaps were reviewed. Read More

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September 2018
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Cellulitis in adult patients: A large, multicenter, observational, prospective study of 606 episodes and analysis of the factors related to the response to treatment.

PLoS One 2018 27;13(9):e0204036. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain.

Background: Cellulitis is a frequent cause of hospital admission of adult patients. Increasing prevalence of multiresistant microorganisms, comorbidities, predisposing factors and medical and surgical therapies might affect cellulitis response and recurrence rate.

Methods: Prospective and observational study of 606 adult patients with cellulitis admitted to several Spanish hospitals. Read More

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September 2018
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Systemic antibiotics for symptomatic apical periodontitis and acute apical abscess in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 09 27;9:CD010136. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK, CF14 4YS.

Background: Dental pain can have a detrimental effect on quality of life. Symptomatic apical periodontitis and acute apical abscess are common causes of dental pain and arise from an inflamed or necrotic dental pulp, or infection of the pulpless root canal system. Clinical guidelines recommend that the first-line treatment for teeth with these conditions should be removal of the source of inflammation or infection by local, operative measures, and that systemic antibiotics are currently only recommended for situations where there is evidence of spreading infection (cellulitis, lymph node involvement, diffuse swelling) or systemic involvement (fever, malaise). Read More

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September 2018
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Scurvy: a rare case in an adult.

Skeletal Radiol 2018 Sep 26. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Department of Radiology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Dr, Hershey, PA, 17033, USA.

A 69-year-old man presented with unilateral calf pain, swelling, and erythematous rash. He was initially treated with antibiotics for suspected cellulitis. A venous duplex ultrasound, performed to exclude deep venous thrombosis, revealed multiple heterogeneous hypoechoic foci of unknown etiology throughout the calf musculature. Read More

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September 2018
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LUDWIG'S ANGINA: AN ANALYSIS OF CASES SEEN AT THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL, IBADAN.

Ann Ib Postgrad Med 2018 Jun;16(1):61-68

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Background: Ludwig's angina (LA) is defined as a rapidly spreading cellulitis involving submandibular, sublingual and submental tissue spaces bilaterally and simultaneously.

Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the causes, complications, duration of hospital stay and outcome of cases that presented within a 2- year period in the University College Hospital Ibadan and reviewing the management protocols used for such cases.

Materials And Methods: All cases of LA seen in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from January 2015 to December 2016 were studied. Read More

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June 2018
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Elevated Optic Disc Height and Increased Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter on Bedside Ultrasound in a Pediatric Patient With Orbital Cellulitis: More Than Meets the Eye.

J Emerg Med 2018 Sep 22. Epub 2018 Sep 22.

Children's Emergency, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore.

Background: Orbital cellulitis is an uncommon ophthalmological emergency in children, but rapid emergency department (ED) diagnosis is essential.

Case Report: A 13-year-old boy presented to our pediatric ED with left orbital cellulitis secondary to pansinusitis. Emergency bedside ocular ultrasonography was used to evaluate and expedite his management. Read More

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September 2018
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Cellulitis and bacteria in peripheral lymphedema.

Authors:
W L Olszewski

Lymphology 2018 ;51(2):54-56

Department of Surgery, Central Clinical Hospital, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Warsaw, Poland.

Counterpoint to the article: Peculiar Clinical Features of Cellulitis in Peripheral Lymphedema, K. Suehiro, et al. Lymphology Vol 51, No 2, pp 47-53. Read More

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January 2018
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Peculiar clinical features of cellulitis in peripheral lymphedema.

Lymphology 2018 ;51(2):47-53

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery and Clinical Science, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine, Yamaguchi, Japan.

Although the occurrence of cellulitis in lymphedema (LE) is believed to be an infection-related event, many findings in its clinical course seem to suggest that it is unlikely to be an infection. Therefore, we tried to clarify the specific features of cellulitis in LE. In-hospital courses of cellulitis obtained from medical charts were reviewed in the patients with leg LE (LE; 24 patients, 72admissions), chronic venous insufficiency (CVI; 28 patients, 29 admissions), and leg cellulitis secondary to wound infection without underlying disease (N; 42 patients, 42 admissions). Read More

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January 2018
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Rare case of -related splenic abscess.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Sep 21;2018. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Department of Internal Medicine, McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, Michigan, USA.

A 64-year-old woman with a medical history of morbid obesity, chronic hepatitis C, essential hypertension, multiple episodes of abdominal cellulitis, diabetes mellitus type 2 on insulin, intravenous and subcutaneous drug abuse presented to the emergency department complaining of left lower chest pain for 6 weeks along with multiple episodes of vomiting. Initial laboratory data revealed leucocytosis of 17 200×10/μL with left shift. She reported multiple episodes of fever spikes. Read More

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September 2018
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Efficacy and Safety of Tedizolid and Linezolid for the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections in Injection Drug Users: Analysis of Two Clinical Trials.

Infect Dis Ther 2018 Sep 21. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

MRL, Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA.

Introduction: Injection drug users (IDUs) often develop acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) and use emergency departments as their primary source for medical care.

Methods: A post hoc subgroup analysis of two randomized trials examined the efficacy and safety of tedizolid in the treatment of ABSSSI in IDUs. IDUs (n = 389) were identified from two pooled phase 3 trials (NCT01170221, NCT01421511) in patients with ABSSSI (n = 1333). Read More

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September 2018
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Dermoscopy of skin metastases from breast cancer: two case reports.

J Med Case Rep 2018 Sep 22;12(1):273. Epub 2018 Sep 22.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Fez, Fez, Morocco.

Background: Cutaneous metastatic breast cancer is the most common cutaneous metastatic malignancy in women. The assessment of cutaneous metastatic disease can be perplexing because the clinical presentation appears similar to other skin malignancies like angiosarcoma or melanoma, or benign diseases like cellulitis and lymphedema. To date, only a limited number of dermoscopic images of cutaneous metastatic solid tumors, especially breast cancer, have been published. Read More

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September 2018
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Optimal Sites for Supermicrosurgical Lymphaticovenular Anastomosis: An Analysis of Lymphatic Vessel Detection Rates on 840 Surgical Fields in Lower Extremity Lymphedema Patients.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 Sep 4. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Supermicrosurgical lymphaticovenular anastomosis (LVA) is becoming a useful treatment option for progressive lower extremity lymphedema (LEL) with its minimal invasiveness. Finding lymphatic vessel is a minimum requirement for LVA surgery, but no study has reported comprehensive analysis on factors associated with lymphatic vessel detection (LVD).

Methods: One hundred thirty-four female secondary LEL patients who underwent indocyanine green (ICG) lymphography and LVA without past history of lymphedema surgery were included. Read More

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September 2018
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Group C streptococcal cellulitis, looking deeper than the skin.

JAAD Case Rep 2018 Sep 18;4(8):818-821. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Department of Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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September 2018

Orbital wooden foreign body manifesting as hyperdensity on computed tomography.

J AAPOS 2018 Sep 18. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York. Electronic address:

Detection of wooden foreign bodies within the orbit can be difficult on imaging, including computed tomography (CT). When visible, wood appears iso- or hypodense and can mimic air or fat. We report the case of a 3-year-old boy with progressive orbital cellulitis following a penetrating wood injury to the right lower lid. Read More

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September 2018