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Necrotizing Fasciitis From Apophysomyces Elegans Infection Following Trauma

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/438250

Necrotizing Fasciitis From Apophysomyces elegans Infection Following Trauma from Infections in Medicine Posted 08/08/2002 Lorraine M. Dowdy, DO, Jose G. Castro, MD, Carlos Duchesne, MD, Timothy Cleary, MD Abstract Following a motorcycle accident, a 29-year-old man had fixation of a femoral fracture with an intramedullary rod. After he was discharged, the wound deteriorated rapidly...
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Preventing Surgical Site Infections Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/723601

The risk of surgical site infection (SSI) is approximately 1–3% for elective clean surgery. Apart from patient endogenous factors, the role of external risk factors in the pathogenesis of SSI is well recognized. However, among the many measures to prevent SSI, only some are based on strong evidence, for example,...
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Septic Arthritis Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Tendon Allografts

Location: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5048a3.htm

In the United States, approximately 50,000 knee surgeries are performed each year for repairing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries (1). Tissue allografts frequently are used for ACL reconstruction, and septic arthritis is a rare complication of such procedures. This report describes four patients who acquired postsurgical septic arthritis probably associated...
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Single Antibiotic May Suffice for Staphylococcal Infections in Bone Implants Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/730044

Staphylococcal infections of orthopedic implants are usually treated with combination antibiotics. But Spanish researchers have shown that oral moxifloxacin used alone is a safe and effective treatment. "The number of included patients was relatively limited and therefore extrapolation of our results should be done with caution," Dr.Rafael San Juan Garrido and...
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Staples Linked to Higher Risk for Infection After Joint Surgery Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/719002

March 23, 2010 — The risk for infection after joint surgery is higher with staples vs traditional stitches, according to the results of a meta-analysis reported in the March 16 issue of the BMJ. (BMJ. 2010;340:c403, c1199)
In 6 publications reporting on a total of 683 wounds, 332 patients underwent wound...
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Surgical Infections

Location: http://www.utoronto.ca/ois/SIA/2005/Surgical_Infections.htm

In this Review we deal with Surgical Infections requiring surgical intevention and in particular, soft tissue infections.
Soft-tissue infections: Abscess, Cellulitis, Ulcers, Tropical Pyomyositis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, Myonecrosis/Gas Gangrene and Tetanus
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