Vacuum-Assisted Closure for the Treatment of Deep Sternal Wound Infection After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Conclusions: Vacuum-assisted closure is a feasible treatment option of deep sternal wound infection after pediatric cardiac surgery and was not associated with independent morbidity.
Source: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Cardiac Intensive Care Source Type: research

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Authors: Becker K, Both A, Weißelberg S, Heilmann C, Rohde H Abstract Introduction: Compared to Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are characterized by a lower capacity to cause acute, live-threatened infections. CoNS are, however, of ever increasing importance as pathogens causing infections in immunocompromised patients and after foreign-material implantation. Typically, antibiotics fail to cure foreign body-related infections and removal of the implanted device is inevitable.Areas covered: This review focuses on the emergence of CoNS species, their pathogenic potential in partic...
Source: Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther Source Type: research
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CONCLUSIONS: Beyond methicillin resistance, we did not find phenotypic or genotypic factors associated with the poor outcome of S. aureus native arthritis. CC5 was the major CC, showing the higher genetic variability of MSSA versus MRSA. PMID: 32057526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
Discussion of the Evolutionary Genetics of Aging Thymic Involution Contributes to Immunosenescence and Inflammaging The Potential for Exosome Therapies to Treat Sarcopenia Correlations of Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number and Epigenetic Age Measures Evidence for PASK Deficiency to Reduce the Impact of Aging in Mice The Aging Retina, a Mirror of the Aging Brain Evidence for Loss of Capillary Density to be Important in Heart Disease Aspects of Immune System Aging Proceed More Rapidly in Men Deacetylation of the NLRP3 Inflammasome as a Way to Control Chronic Inflammation Transplantation of Senescent Cells is an ...
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CONCLUSIONS: Low topical corticosteroid requirement and sleep disturbance rates in the subjects regularly using moisturizers emphasize the importance of emollient use in treatment. The association of cesarean delivery, history of incubator, and birth in winter with severe disease suggests that disease severity is related to less exposure to environmental allergens in the hygiene hypothesis. PMID: 32057217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
(Natural News) Is there really “good” cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol? The medical community has branded low density lipoprotein, or LDL, cholesterol “bad” because high levels are linked to plaque buildup in the arteries, heart disease, and risk of ischemic stroke. However, a new study from Penn State University argues that LDL cholesterol is necessary in...
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BEST supplements for the heart: One of the gravest threats to life expectancy is heart disease so taking steps to protect your heart could mean the difference between life or death. Taking supplements for your heart has been met with a degree of scepticism over the years due to scant evidence, but recent research suggests a particular supplement may hold promise as a form of protection against heart disease.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study reports anti-virulence activity against S. aureus, including a MRSA clinical isolate, of naphto-γ-pyrones from Aspergillus welwitschiae mycelium, and the characterization of chemical constituents by LC-DAD and LC-MS. A remarkable decrease in biofilm formation, hemolysis and coagulation promoted by Staphylococcus aureus, important traits for bacterial pathogenicity, were observed. Furthermore, advantageous association with vancomycin resulted in significant protection against staphylococcal infection in Galleria mellonella model. These findings corroborate the importance of natural products as a source of n...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial ResistanceAuthor(s): Sinan Mermer, Tuncer Turhan, Elif Bolat, Sohret Aydemir, Tansu Yamazhan, Husnu Pullukcu, Bilgin Arda, Hilal Sipahi, Sercan Ulusoy, Oguz Resat SipahiAbstractObjectivesHerein, we aimed to compare the antibacterial activity of ceftaroline and vancomycin in the treatment of MRSA meningitis in experimental rabbit meningitis model.MethodsWe compared the antibacterial activity of ceftaroline with vancomycin in the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) meningitis (induced by MRSA strain ATCC 433...
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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