Severe bacterial soft tissue infections in the head and neck region : Overview of the causes, pathogenesis, diagnostics, treatment and possible sequelae.

CONCLUSION: Severe bacterial soft tissue infections can be still life-threatening despite guideline-conform treatment and are associated with a high mortality especially in high-risk patients even with intensive medical care. They can lead to disfiguration and loss of function resulting in a greatly reduced quality of life. Rapid diagnostics and therapy are essential for successful treatment. PMID: 31996943 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Chirurg - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Chirurg Source Type: research

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Conclusions and significance: All hot tonsillectomy techniques should be avoided as they are related to a higher risk for postoperative bleeding. The high rate of postoperative contacts due to pain after tonsillectomy indicates a need for improvement in pain management. The declining rates of symptom relief must be investigated further. PMID: 32436799 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate the dose- and age-dependent response and efficacy of CS-NP(OMP+FLA) vaccine in broilers. Three-day old birds were vaccinated and boosted once or twice. Additional groups were vaccinated at three weeks with no booster or boosted once a week later. Each dose of CS-NP vaccine had either 10 or 50 μg of OMP+FLA antigens. Our data revealed that two doses of vaccine were required to induce substantial immune response. Birds received 2 doses of CS-NP(OMP+FLA) vaccine at 3 days and 3 weeks of age with 10 μg antigens, and birds inoculated twice at 3 and 4 weeks of age with 50 μg a...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
This study contributes a sociomaterial grounded theory of surgical practice as an embodied response to conditions materialize d by intra-relations of human and more-than-human actors. Shifting root metaphors about practice in surgical education from standardization to stabilization can help residents achieve stable-for-now embodiments of performance as their practice thresholds continue to emerge.
Source: Advances in Health Sciences Education - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research
This study sought to identify differences in brain morphology between symptomatic CMI and healthy controls in adult females.MethodsTwo hundred and ten adult females with symptomatic CMI and 90 age- and body mass index-matched asymptomatic female controls were compared using seven brain morphometric measures visible on magnetic resonance images. The CMI and control groups were divided into four subgroups based on the tonsillar position (TP) relative to the foramen magnum: group 1 was made up of healthy controls with normal TP (TP  
Source: Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeLeft untreated, obstructive sleep-disordered breathing (OSDB) are associated with adverse effects on growth and development. History and physical examination alone are used for diagnosing children with OSDB, as polysomnography is not always feasible. Our objective was to develop and validate a Hebrew version of the Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ) to help to diagnose and follow-up children before and after adenotonsillectomy surgery for OSDB.MethodsWe conducted a prospective, nonrandomized, controlled trial in an academic medical center. We enrolled parents of children younger than 5  years of age pl...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Left untreated, obstructive sleep-disordered breathing (OSDB) are associated with adverse effects on growth and development. History and physical examination alone are used for diagnosing children with OSDB, as polysomnography is not always feasible. Our objective was to develop and validate a Hebrew version of the Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ) to help to diagnose and follow-up children before and after adenotonsillectomy surgery for OSDB. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, nonrandomized, controlled trial in an academic medical center. We enrolled parents of children younger than 5&n...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
Conclusion : This study clarified that the past history of otitis media is associated with the low level of ACPA in RA. J. Med. Invest. 67 : 182-188, February, 2020. PMID: 32378604 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Medical Investigation - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Invest Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Machine learning with oximetry and actigraphy identifies most children needing overnight monitoring as determined by polysomnographic severity of oSDB, supporting a potential resource-conscious screening pathway for children undergoing T&A. IMPACT: We provide proof of principle for the utility of machine learning, oximetry, and actigraphy to screen for severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in children.Clinical parameters perform poorly in predicting the severity of OSAS, which is confirmed in the current study.The predictive accuracy for severe OSAS improved by a smaller subset of quantifiable ph...
Source: Pediatric Research - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Pediatr Res Source Type: research
In this report, a symptomatic, lingual artery pseudoaneurysm after repeated base of tongue surgery was identified on computed tomography and successfully managed with catheter-directed glue-embolization. PMID: 32375568 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research
AbstractTonsillectomy is still surrounded by controversy, especially regarding choice of surgical technique. Despite numerous surgical techniques are present, post-operative pain remains significant postoperative morbidities. An ideal method would lessen complications and minimize operative time and costs. This is a randomized double blinded interventional study. We enrolled 70 subjects and divided into two groups of 35 subjects in each. One group underwent traditional tonsillectomy and another underwent coblation tonsillectomy. We compared operating time, intraoperative blood loss, post-operative pain, return to normal ac...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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