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    Five Cases of Phytophotodermatitis Caused by Fig Leaves and Relevant Literature Review.
    Ann Dermatol 2017 Feb 3;29(1):86-90. Epub 2017 Feb 3.
    Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea.; Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
    Phytophotodermatitis is a condition caused by sequential exposure to photosensitizing substances present in plants followed by ultraviolet light. Several plants (e.g. Read More

    Epidural empyema secondary to orbital cellulitis: A case report.
    Eur J Ophthalmol 2007 Sep-Oct;17(1):841-843
    A-3 Mother Teresa Nagar, S.M.S Hospital, Jaipur - India.
    Purpose: To report a case of epidural empyema, a rare complication of orbital cellulitis, underlining the importance of early diagnosis and appropriate therapy to avoid severe complications often associated with this disease.

    Methods: The treatment was initiated with extended spectrum antibiotics such as third generation cephalosporins along with aminoglycoside or metronidazole for anaerobes.

    Results: The patient responded well and was asymptomatic after 15 days. Read More

    Radiologic findings in infected and noninfected scleral buckles.
    Eur J Ophthalmol 2007 Sep-Oct;17(1):804-811
    department of Ophthalmology, American University of Beirut, Beirut - Lebanon.
    Purpose: To present the radiologic findings in scleral buckle infections and in the early postoperative period after scleral buckling.

    Methods: Retrospective multicenter orbital computed tomography (CT) study of 14 patients and brain magnetic resonance (MR) in one patient with scleral buckle infections, some with the referring diagnosis of endophthalmitis, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, orbital cellulitis, or unilateral headache. The control population consisted of early postoperative prospective CT study of 38 consecutive patients with scleral buckle without clinical infection. Read More

    Orbital cellulitis following implantation of aqueous drainage devices.
    Eur J Ophthalmol 2007 Jan - Feb;17(1):136-140
    Oculoplastic and Orbit Divisio, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia.
    Purpose: Orbital cellulitis (OC) as a complication of implanted aqueous drainage devices (ADD) for glaucoma is an uncommon phenomenon. The authors report two cases of infectious OC in patients with a history of congenital glaucoma and placement of ADD.

    Methods: Clinical records of two patients with ADD who subsequently developed OC were reviewed for presenting symptoms, signs, medical and surgical management, and final outcome. Read More

    Siliconomas of the lower limb: Tumour-like excision and reconstruction.
    Indian J Plast Surg 2016 Sep-Dec;49(3):384-389
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Centro Chirurgico San Paolo, Pistoia, Italy.
    Background: Silicone oil injection can cause several complications including pain, cellulitis, abscesses, skin compromise, migration, embolism and multiorgan failure. Oil-infested tissue excision remains the solely treatment to prevent such complications.

    Objectives: The authors evaluate tumor-like excision of the oil-infested tissue as a treatment for patients experiencing silicone injections in the lower limbs, to both preserve aesthetic appearance and solve further risk of complication from silicone. Read More

    Future Research Priorities for Morbidity Control of Lymphedema.
    Indian J Dermatol 2017 Jan-Feb;62(1):33-40
    Institute of Applied Dermatology, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, Kerala, India.
    Background: Innovation in the treatment of lower extremity lymphedema has received low priority from the governments and pharmaceutical industry. Advancing lymphedema is irreversible and initiates fibrosis in the dermis, reactive changes in the epidermis and subcutis. Most medical treatments offered for lymphedema are either too demanding with a less than satisfactory response or patients have low concordance due to complex schedules. Read More

    A rare case of digital myiasis.
    J Infect Public Health 2017 Feb 16. Epub 2017 Feb 16.
    Trauma and Orthopaedic Department, Hospital Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal. Electronic address:
    Cutaneous myiasis is the infestation of the skin or mucous membranes by larvae of the order Diptera. Wound myiasis affect the skin with a previous lesion, and it may consume both dead and living tissue. Finger infestation is rarely a cause of death, but it may provoke considerable morbidity. Read More

    A predictive model for diagnosis of lower extremity cellulitis: A cross-sectional study.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Feb 16. Epub 2017 Feb 16.
    Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:
    Background: Cellulitis has many clinical mimickers (pseudocellulitis), which leads to frequent misdiagnosis.

    Objective: To create a model for predicting the likelihood of lower extremity cellulitis.

    Methods: A cross-sectional review was performed of all patients admitted with a diagnosis of lower extremity cellulitis through the emergency department at a large hospital between 2010 and 2012. Read More

    Severe odontogenic infection: An emergency. Case report.
    J Clin Exp Dent 2017 Feb 1;9(2):e319-e324. Epub 2017 Feb 1.
    PhD, DDS, Associate Professor Department of Stomatology, Valencia University Medical and Dental School. Valencia, Spain.
    Odontogenic infections (OI) are a major reason for consultation in dental practice. They affect people of all ages, and most of them respond well to current medical and surgical treatments. However, some OI can spread to vital and deep structures, overcome the host immune system - especially in diabetic, immunocompromised or weakened patients - and even prove fatal. Read More

    Olopatadine Hydrochloride and Fluticasone Propionate in Topical Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis: A Single Blind Randomised Study.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Dec 1;10(12):MC04-MC07. Epub 2016 Dec 1.
    Residents, Department of ENT, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University , Karad, Maharashtra, India .
    Introduction: The use of corticosteroids or antihistaminics in treatment of allergic rhinitis is known and practiced since long. The efficacy of topical use of fluticasone propionate and Olopatadine Hydrochloride (HCL) for symptomatic relief of allergic rhinitis has been studied either individually or with other drugs. But very few studies show comparison between these two drugs. Read More

    Common Skin Conditions in Children: Skin Infections.
    FP Essent 2017 Feb;453:26-32
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine Dermatology Residency Program, 410 Market St. Suite 400 CB#7715, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
    Skin infections account for a significant subset of dermatologic conditions of childhood. Common cutaneous viral infections in children include warts, molluscum contagiosum, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and herpes simplex. Although viral infections are self-limited and often only mildly symptomatic, they can cause anxiety, embarrassment, and health care use. Read More

    Histopathology of Bilateral Lower Extremity Inflammatory Lymphedema in Military Basic Trainees: A leukocytoclastic vasculitis of the deep vascular plexus.
    J Cutan Pathol 2017 Feb 14. Epub 2017 Feb 14.
    Dr. McCann is a Dermatology resident and Dr. Dalton is a Dermatopathologist at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. Dr. Kobayashi is a Dermatologist/Dermatopathologist in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
    Bilateral lower extremity inflammatory lymphedema (BLEIL) is a recently described condition that presents with exquisite tenderness, erythema, and edema of the lower leg, ankle and dorsal foot resembling an acute cellulitis. It was first reported in healthy, young adult military basic trainees with a normal body mass index during the first 72 hours of arrival to basic training. It occurs while standing at attention for many hours, and shows rapid resolution with elevation and rest. Read More

    Sural artery perforator flap with posterior tibial neurovascular decompression for recurrent foot ulcer in leprosy patients.
    GMS Interdiscip Plast Reconstr Surg DGPW 2017 31;6:Doc01. Epub 2017 Jan 31.
    Plastic Surgery Department, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.
    Introduction: The sensory loss and alteration of the shape of the foot make the foot liable to trauma and pressure, and subsequently cause more callus formation, blisters, and ulcers. Foot ulcers usually are liable to secondary infection as cellulitis or osteomyelitis, and may result in amputations. Foot ulcers are a major problem and a major cause of handicaps in leprosy patients. Read More

    Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma presenting as orbital cellulitis.
    GMS Ophthalmol Cases 2017 6;7:Doc04. Epub 2017 Feb 6.
    Pathology Department, Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
    Objective: To report an aggressive case of extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NKTCL) of the ethmoid sinus presenting as orbital cellulitis Method: Case report Results: A 56-year-old male presented with right eye redness, reduced vision, and periorbital swelling for 5 weeks duration associated with a two-month history of blocked nose. The visual acuity of the right eye was 6/18. The eye was proptosed with periorbital oedema and conjunctival chemosis. Read More

    Tropical diabetic hand syndrome: a case report.
    BMC Res Notes 2017 Feb 13;10(1):94. Epub 2017 Feb 13.
    Health and Human Development Research Group, Douala, Cameroon.
    Background: Tropical diabetic hand syndrome describes a complex hand sepsis affecting patients with diabetes across the tropics and often results from a trivial hand trauma. The clinical presentation of this syndrome is variable and ranges from localised swelling and cellulitis, with or without ulceration of the hand to progressive fulminant hand sepsis, and gangrene affecting the entire limb which may be fatal. Tropical diabetic hand syndrome could lead to permanent disability and death as a result of delay in presentation, late diagnosis and late medical and surgical intervention. Read More

    Acute Truncal Lymphedema Secondary to Axillary Metastatic Melanoma Presenting Like Cellulitis.
    Case Rep Med 2017 15;2017:5462929. Epub 2017 Jan 15.
    Department of Dermatology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia; Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
    There are reported cases of diphencyprone used in treating cutaneous metastases of melanoma. Here, we report a patient with previous primary melanoma on his left back treated with surgical excision and lymphadenectomy, followed by radiotherapy for the recurrent tumor on the primary site. Despite radiotherapy and treatment with dabrafenib and trametinib, in-transit metastases have developed and topical diphencyprone was applied to these metastases. Read More

    Acupuncture for acute hordeolum.
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017 Feb 9;2:CD011075. Epub 2017 Feb 9.
    School of Chinese Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 10 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam Rd, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
    Background: Hordeolum is an acute, purulent inflammation of the eyelid margin usually caused by obstructed orifices of the sebaceous glands of the eyelid. The condition, which affects sebaceous glands internally or externally, is common. When the meibomian gland in the tarsal plate is affected, internal hordeolum occurs, while when the glands of Zeis or Moll associated with eyelash follicles are affected, external hordeolum, or stye occurs. Read More

    Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Infection in Patients With Cancer.
    Cancer Control 2017 Jan;24(1):66-71
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL.
    A major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with cancer is infection. Since the introduction of the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine in the United States in the 1990s, invasive H influenzae infection has become less common. We report on 5 patients with cancer and invasive H influenzae infection. Read More

    Risk Factors for 30-Day Hospital Re-Admission with an Infectious Complication after Lower-Extremity Vascular Procedures.
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2017 Feb 8. Epub 2017 Feb 8.
    1 Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine , Columbia, Missouri.
    Background: Lowering the 30-d re-admission rate after vascular surgery offers the potential to improve healthcare quality. This study evaluated re-admission associated with infections after open and endovascular lower extremity (LE) procedures for peripheral artery disease (PAD).

    Methods: Patients admitted for elective LE procedures for PAD were selected from the Cerner Health Facts(®) database. Read More

    Safety of Second-Dose Single-Antigen Varicella Vaccine.
    Pediatrics 2017 Feb 7. Epub 2017 Feb 7.
    Immunization Safety Office, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
    Background And Objective: In 2006, routine 2-dose varicella vaccination for children was recommended to improve control of varicella. We assessed the safety of second-dose varicella vaccination.

    Methods: We identified second-dose single-antigen varicella vaccine reports in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System during 2006 to 2014 among children aged 4 to 18 years. Read More

    Helicobacter cinaedi bacteremia with cellulitis in a living-donor kidney transplant recipient identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry: a case report.
    BMC Res Notes 2017 Feb 7;10(1):87. Epub 2017 Feb 7.
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine, 3-25-8, Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-8461, Japan.
    Background: Helicobacter cinaedi causes bacteremia and cellulitis, mainly in immunocompromised patients. We report a rare case of H. cinaedi bacteremia with cellulitis in a living-donor kidney transplant recipient identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Read More

    The Urban Dental Index: a Method for Measuring and Mapping Dental Health Disparities across Urban Areas.
    J Urban Health 2017 Feb 6. Epub 2017 Feb 6.
    International Research Collaborative - Oral Health and Equity, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, 6009, Western Australia, Australia.
    The aim of this study was to create an Urban Dental Index (UDI) for Perth, Western Australia, adapting a method utilised by the World Health Organisation. Dental health indicators were derived from the 2011 census, standardised on a (0,1) interval, amalgamated using a geometric mean, and mapped to identify dental health inequity. The validity of the UDI was tested by comparison with oral cellulitis data. Read More

    Comparison of loop and primary incision & drainage techniques in adult patients with cutaneous abscess: A preliminary, randomized clinical trial.
    Am J Emerg Med 2017 Jan 22. Epub 2017 Jan 22.
    Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, RI, USA.
    Objectives: The aim of this study is to compare efficacy of loop drainage and standard incision & drainage (I&D) in adult patients with cutaneous abscess in the emergency department.

    Methods: This study is an interventional, parallel group, randomized clinical trial. Adult patients with cutaneous abscess were randomized into loop drainage and standard I&D groups. Read More

    Infectious diseases specialist management improves outcomes for outpatients diagnosed with cellulitis in the emergency department: a double cohort study.
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2017 Apr 3;87(4):371-375. Epub 2017 Jan 3.
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, ON N6A 5C1, Canada.
    Three hospital emergency rooms (ERs) routinely referred all cases of cellulitis requiring outpatient intravenous antibiotics, to a central ER-staffed cellulitis clinic. We performed a retrospective cohort study of all patients seen by the ER clinic in the last 4months preceding a policy change (ER management cohort [ERMC]) (n=149) and all those seen in the first 3months of a new policy of automatic referral to an infectious disease (ID) specialist-supervised cellulitis clinic (ID management cohort [IDMC]) (n=136). Fifty-four (40%) of 136 patients in the IDMC were given an alternative diagnosis (noncellulitis), compared to 16 (11%) of 149 in the ERMC (P<0. Read More

    Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica: current insights into an emerging human pathogen.
    Epidemiol Infect 2017 Feb 6:1-12. Epub 2017 Feb 6.
    Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Medizinische Fakultät Carl Gustav Carus,TU Dresden,Dresden,Germany.
    Since the first description of Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica in 2008, a number of well described case reports demonstrating its pathogenic role in humans have been published. Infections may be closely linked to flies, such as Wohlfahrtia magnifica, Lucilia sericata, Chrysomya megacephala or Musca domestica. These insects are potent vectors for the distribution of W. Read More

    [Infectious ENT emergencies].
    Pan Afr Med J 2016 27;25:27. Epub 2016 Sep 27.
    Service d'ORL et de Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale du CHU Yalgado Ouédraogo, Burkina Faso.
    Extremely serious diseases associated with very poor prognosis, especially in this context of undermedicalization and poverty. The aim of this case study was to determine the etiologies of these emergencies and to discuss their therapeutic management. Retrospective-descriptive study conducted over a 5-year period, a total of 52 clinical records were included. Read More

    Importance of accurate ilio-inguinal quantification in lower extremity lymphoscintigraphy.
    Nucl Med Commun 2017 Mar;38(3):209-214
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, Brighton, UK.
    Aims: The aims of this study were to improve the quantification of lower extremity lymphoscintigraphy, determine its value and lower limit of normal, and determine whether intermediate postinjection time imaging is necessary.

    Patients And Methods: This was a study of 102 consecutive patients undergoing routine lower extremity lymphoscintigraphy using subcutaneous Tc-99m-nanocolloid with imaging at 5, 45 and 150 min after injection. Abnormal imaging criteria were delay (no activity in ilio-inguinal nodes at 45 min or negligible activity at 150 min), lymph diversion (through skin or deep system) and focal accumulation suggesting cellulitis. Read More

    Sphingobacterium cellulitidis sp. nov., isolated from clinical and environmental sources.
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017 Jan 28. Epub 2017 Jan 28.
    10Victorian Life Sciences Computation Inititiative, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
    We have determined the taxonomic position of two isolates of the genus Sphingobacterium. The first isolate, R-53603T, was obtained from purulent discharge from the toe of a cellulitis patient in Kuwait. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis revealed 99. Read More

    Comparisons Between Cancer-Related and Noncancer-Related Lymphedema: An Overview of New Patients Referred to a Specialized Hospital-Based Center in Canada.
    Lymphat Res Biol 2017 Jan 30. Epub 2017 Jan 30.
    1 Lymphedema Program, McGill University Health Centre , Montréal, Canada .
    Background: Lymphedema is an irreversible inflammatory condition caused by accumulated lymph fluid and is associated with chronic swelling and increased risk of cellulitis. Our objectives were to: (1) describe the patient population referred to a Canadian lymphedema center and (2) compare lymphedema characteristics between patients with cancer and patients with noncancer diagnoses.

    Methods And Results: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of new patients referred for suspected lymphedema to a hospital-based center over a 2-year period. Read More

    Scar Remodeling with the Association of Monopolar Capacitive Radiofrequency, Electric Stimulation, and Negative Pressure.
    Photomed Laser Surg 2017 Jan 24. Epub 2017 Jan 24.
    1 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Clinical Surgical Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia , Pavia, Italy .
    Objective: A study was established to objectively assess the effects of low-intensity electromagnetic and electric stimulation plus negative pressure on mature scars.

    Background: Radiofrequency plus negative pressure therapy demonstrated a favorable reorganization and regeneration of the collagen and elastic fibers and was proposed for the treatment of cellulitis and skin stretch marks.

    Methods: Twenty-six mature scars in 20 Caucasian patients (15 females and 5 males) were enrolled in the study. Read More

    The Epidemiology of Emergency In-Patient Hospitalisations Among Those with 'No Fixed Abode' (Homeless) 2005-2014: What Lessons Can Be Learnt.
    Ir Med J 2016 Oct 12;109(9):464. Epub 2016 Oct 12.
    3Focus Ireland, 9-12 High Street, Dublin 8.
    Estimates show that homelessness is increasing in Ireland. This study analysed the epidemiology of emergency hospitalisations among those experiencing homelessness between 2005-2014. All in-patient admissions to acute hospitals classified with 'no fixed abode' were extracted from the Hospital In-patient Enquiry System. Read More

    A Rare and Severe Complication Following Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration: Retropharyngeal Cellulitis.
    Int J Endocrinol Metab 2016 Oct 22;14(4):e39174. Epub 2016 Aug 22.
    Department of Endocrinology, University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Italy.
    Introduction: Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is the most accurate and cost-effective method for evaluating thyroid nodules. We have reported a rare complication related to the procedure: severe retropharyngeal cellulitis.

    Case Presentation: A thirty-five-year-old female was admitted to hospital with hoarseness, laryngeal stridor and dyspnea without fever that emerged about 3 days after a first diagnostic FNA. Read More

    Delta neutrophil index contributes to the differential diagnosis between acute gout attack and cellulitis within 24 hours after hospitalization.
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 2017 Jan 23. Epub 2017 Jan 23.
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine
    Objective: An acute gout attack is often misdiagnosed as cellulitis. Differentiating these two diseases is crucial when deciding treatment strategies. Delta neutrophil index (DNI) represents the difference between leucocyte subfractions that corresponds to the fraction of immature granulocytes and can predict the bacterial infection burden. Read More

    Transfer of care and overstay in the management of cellulitis in the emergency short stay unit: A retrospective cohort study.
    Emerg Med Australas 2017 Jan 22. Epub 2017 Jan 22.
    Emergency and Trauma Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    Objective: This study aimed to quantify the rate of transfer of care or overstay from cellulitis management in the emergency short stay unit (ESSU) and to identify risk factors during initial assessment associated with transfer of care or overstay.

    Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted including cellulitis patients diagnosed with and admitted to the ESSU at a metropolitan adult tertiary referral centre. Data abstracted included patient demographics, comorbidities, initial investigations and initial vital signs. Read More

    Cellulitis in a Liver Transplant Patient as an Initial Manifestation of Disseminated Cryptococcal Disease.
    Case Rep Dermatol 2016 Sep-Dec;8(3):250-253. Epub 2016 Oct 4.
    Departamento de Doenças Infecciosas, Hospital Federal dos Servidores do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (HFSE), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    A 50-year-old male underwent liver transplantation due to cryptogenic cirrhosis and was admitted with severe pain in the left leg as well as phlogosis. Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid was prescribed, assuming bullous erysipelas. Among the tests performed, the latex agglutination test for the Cryptococcus sp. Read More

    Impact of residual renal function on clinical outcome and quality of life in patients on peritoneal dialysis.
    Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2017 Jan-Feb;28(1):30-35
    Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
    We studied the impact of residual renal function (RRF) on clinical outcome and quality of life in 61 patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). They were assigned to two groups, at the time of initiation of PD, based on their estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The high RRF group had eGFR ≥5 mL/min/1. Read More

    Disorders characterized by predominant or exclusive dermal inflammation.
    Semin Diagn Pathol 2016 Dec 14. Epub 2016 Dec 14.
    Section of Dermatopathology, Division of Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology, University of Virginia Medical Center, Room 3020 University of Virginia Hospital, 1215 Lee Street, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0214, USA. Electronic address:
    Some cutaneous inflammatory disorders are typified by a predominant or exclusive localization in the dermis. They can be further subdivided by the principal cell types into lymphocytic, neutrophilic, and eosinophilic infiltrates, and mixtures of them are also seen in a proportion of cases. This review considers such conditions. Read More

    Clinical characteristics associated with days to discharge among patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of lower limb cellulitis.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Jan 12. Epub 2017 Jan 12.
    Department of Dermatology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, New York.
    Background: Clinicians have limited ability to classify risk of prolonged hospitalization among patients with lower limb cellulitis.

    Objective: We sought to identify characteristics associated with days to discharge and prolonged stay.

    Methods: We conducted retrospective cohort analysis including patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of lower limb cellulitis at community and tertiary hospitals. Read More

    Lymphangitis from Scolopendra heros Envenomation: The Texas Redheaded Centipede.
    Wilderness Environ Med 2017 Jan 11. Epub 2017 Jan 11.
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas A&M/Baylor Scott & White Health, Temple, TX (Drs Essler and Juergens).
    Envenomation by Scolopendra heros, the Texas redheaded centipede, can present variably. Although transient pain and erythema are often treated conservatively, complications may include cellulitis, necrosis, myocardial infarction, and rhabdomyolysis. We present a case of an elderly man who came to the emergency department with lymphangitis and dermatitis secondary to a centipede sting that awoke him from sleep. Read More

    Tissue Liquefaction Liposuction for Body Contouring and Autologous Fat Transfer: A Retrospective Review Over 3 Years.
    Eplasty 2016 24;16:e36. Epub 2016 Dec 24.
    Personal Enhancement Center, Toms River, NJ.
    Objective: Tissue liquefaction lipoplasty is a novel, low-energy method cleared for use in aesthetic body contouring and autologous fat transfer. This is a retrospective review of the clinical effectiveness and safety of a liquefaction lipoplasty system for liposuction and autologous fat transfer. Methods: A retrospective review was done evaluating all liquefaction lipoplasty procedures with or without autologous fat transfer performed by a single surgeon (March 2013 to June 2016). Read More

    In patients presenting to the emergency department with skin and soft tissue infections what is the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care ultrasonography for the diagnosis of abscess compared to the current standard of care? A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open 2017 Jan 10;7(1):e013688. Epub 2017 Jan 10.
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
    Objectives: The primary objective of this systematic review was to determine the accuracy of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) in diagnosing abscess in emergency department (ED) patients with skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). The secondary objective was the accuracy of POCUS in the paediatric population subgroup.

    Setting: Prospective studies set in emergency departments. Read More

    A non-travel related rash in a traveler.
    IDCases 2017 16;7:32-33. Epub 2016 Dec 16.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA; Associate Professor, Mayo College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA.
    A 45-year-old man was admitted for investigation of a symmetric lower limb rash associated with recurrent fever for two weeks following a hiking trip in Italy and Greece. He was treated for sepsis secondary to lower limb cellulitis with no clinical improvement and subsequently diagnosed with Streptococcus gallolyticus endocarditis mediating an infectious vasculitis. Read More

    Obesity and Heart Failure as Predictors of Failure in Outpatient Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2017 Mar 23;61(3). Epub 2017 Feb 23.
    Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System, Buffalo, New York, USA
    The purpose of this study was to evaluate risk factors for failure of antibiotic treatment within 30 days for uncomplicated skin infections of outpatients treated in a Veterans Affairs hospital. A retrospective chart review of outpatients between January 2006 and July 2015 with an ICD-9 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) code of cellulitis or abscess was included in the analysis. The primary outcome was success versus failure of the antibiotic, with failure defined as another antibiotic prescribed or hospitalization within 30 days for the original indication. Read More

    MDCT of hand and wrist infections: emphasis on compartmental anatomy.
    Clin Radiol 2017 Jan 6. Epub 2017 Jan 6.
    The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology & Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 601 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
    Hand and wrist infections can present with a spectrum of manifestations ranging from cellulitis to deep-space collections. The various infectious processes can be categorised as superficial or deep infections based on their respective locations relative to the tendons. Superficial hand infections are located superficial to the tendons and are comprised of cellulitis, lymphangitis, paronychia, pulp-space infections, herpetic whitlow, and include volar as well as dorsal subcutaneous abscesses. Read More

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