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Infection in pediatric children

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Lorenzo Drago, Willemijn Boot, Kostantinos Dimas, Kostantinos Malizos, Gertrud M Hänsch, Jos Stuyck, Debby Gawlitta, Carlo L Romanò
BACKGROUND: Implant-related infections represent one of the most severe complications in orthopaedics. A fast-resorbable, antibacterial-loaded hydrogel may reduce or prevent bacterial colonization and biofilm formation of implanted biomaterials. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We asked: (1) Is a fast-resorbable hydrogel able to deliver antibacterial compounds in vitro? (2) Can a hydrogel (alone or antibacterial-loaded) coating on implants reduce bacterial colonization? And (3) is intraoperative coating feasible and resistant to press-fit implant insertion? METHODS: We tested the ability of Disposable Antibacterial Coating (DAC) hydrogel (Novagenit Srl, Mezzolombardo, Italy) to deliver antibacterial agents using spectrophotometry and a microbiologic assay...
November 2014: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Philipp N Streubel, Daniel J Stinner, William T Obremskey
Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has become an important adjunct to the management of traumatic wounds and surgical incisions related to musculoskeletal trauma. On the battlefield, this adjunct therapy allows early wound management and safe aeromedical evacuation. NPWT mechanisms of action include stabilization of the wound environment, reduction of wound edema, improvement of tissue perfusion, and stimulation of cells at the wound surface. NPWT stimulates granulation tissue and angiogenesis and may improve the likelihood of primary closure and reduce the need for free tissue transfer...
September 2012: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Julie Balch Samora, Kevin Klingele
Septic arthritis of the hip in neonates is rare but can have devastating consequences. Presenting signs and symptoms may differ from those encountered in older children, which may result in diagnostic challenge or delay. Many risk factors predispose neonates to septic arthritis, including the presence of transphyseal vessels and invasive procedures. Bacterial infection of the joint occurs via hematogenous invasion, extension from an adjacent site, or direct inoculation. A strong correlation exists between younger age at presentation and severity of residual hip deformity...
October 2013: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Adam B Shafritz, Jeff M Coppage
Acute and chronic infections and inflammation adjacent to the fingernail, or paronychia, are common. Paronychia typically develops following a breakdown in the barrier between the nail plate and the adjacent nail fold and is often caused by bacterial or fungal pathogens; however, noninfectious etiologies, such as chemical irritants, excessive moisture, systemic conditions, and medications, can cause nail changes. Abscesses associated with acute infections may spontaneously decompress or may require drainage and local wound care along with a short course of appropriate antibiotics...
March 2014: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Roberta Berard
Arthritis is manifested as a swollen joint having at least 2 of the following conditions: limited range of motion, pain on movement, or warmth overlying the joint. This article discusses an approach to the evaluation of a child with arthritis of one (mono) or several (poly) joints.
April 2012: Pediatric Clinics of North America
Jo C Dumville, Catherine J Walter, Catherine A Sharp, Tamara Page
BACKGROUND: Surgical wounds (incisions) heal by primary intention when the wound edges are brought together and secured - often with sutures, staples, clips or glue. Wound dressings, usually applied after wound closure, provide physical support, protection from bacterial contamination and absorb exudate. Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common complication of surgical wounds that may delay healing. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of wound dressings for preventing SSI in people with surgical wounds healing by primary intention...
July 6, 2011: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Dimitri Ceroni, Wilson Belaieff, Abdessalam Cherkaoui, Pierre Lascombes, Jacques Schrenzel, Geraldo de Coulon, Victor Dubois-Ferrière, Romain Dayer
BACKGROUND: Primary epiphyseal or apophyseal subacute osteomyelitis (PEASAO) is a rare condition that typically has mild symptoms and lack of a systemic reaction, according to opinions, case reports, and case series. We reviewed fourteen consecutive cases of PEASAO treated at our institution over a thirteen-year period to characterize this disorder. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all children and adolescents who had been surgically managed for PEASAO at our institution from January 2000 to December 2012...
September 17, 2014: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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