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Early surgery for infective endocarditis (EASE Trial) answers a terrifc debate ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 23 Nov 2011 10:41am Modern  day cardiology can do wonders. It can revive a sinking  patient in cardiogenic shock with IABP , LV  assist ,   multivessel angioplasty and bring back  life . On  the other  hand  , a young man with an infected mitral valve who is put on  intensive  antibiotic  regimen   , progressively deteriorates  throws an emboli into brain ,  raise ... Read on »
total hip surgery & infection links by Foxes Posted Sun 10 May 2009 8:07am  This Blog post was in response to a question....   "I popped out of socket after hip surgery. I now have pain in the hip joint. Posted by oldjock Could the pain be caused by the replacement of the hip back in the socket was not done properly and would only require an adjustment under sedation? Or would I need to have a complete hip ... Read on »
Transfusions with Heart Surgery Might Raise Infection Risk by Medline Plus Posted Thu 30 May 2013 12:00pm Delicate balance exists between treating anemia, avoiding side effects from infusion of red blood cells, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Transfusion and Donation , Heart Surgery , Infection Control Read on »
Reader Laura on Surgery Center Infection Control by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 05 Jul 2010 12:00am Reader Laura’s Comment “This story talks about the deficiencies in controlling infections at surgery centers, where procedures such as plastic surgery and colonoscopies are performed. Is there a way for patients to be able to check out the surgery center before they go into surgery? You can do a lot of research about your surgeon but wh ... Read on »
DiFusion Technologies – Medical Device to fight infections after spinal surgery by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 5:10pm This is pretty interesting in the fact that the device mixes silver, zinc and copper ions within the device instead of a coating placed on the outside, in other words it is part of the product or solution.  5 percent of spinal surgeries are known to involve infections and this appears to be able to fight off the bacteria after surgery, it is not ... Read on »
Preventing Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) after Surgery by Robert W. Posted Sun 10 Jan 2010 1:02pm     Weekly Health Update: Preventing Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) after Surgery "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."   By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS Updated:  01/10/2010 The information in this column is intended for informational pur ... Read on »
Infections Rare in Outpatient Surgery Procedures, Study Finds by Medline Plus Posted Tue 18 Feb 2014 4:00pm Researchers tracked infections occurring around the area of incision Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: After Surgery , Infection Control Read on »
Surgery Cultures back - another infection by Kodi Wilson Facebook Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:13pm As is customary with a bronchoscope, they do this thing they call a bronchial wash, or a bronchial gavage - which basically means they squirt some saline in their, suck it out, and run cultures on it. Once again, Braden is fighting yet another infection. He has a STREP infection and a H influenza A (not related to seasonal or swine flu) that they ... Read on »
Surgery Cultures back - another infection by Kodi Wilson Facebook Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:07pm As is customary with a bronchoscope, they do this thing they call a bronchial wash, or a bronchial gavage - which basically means they squirt some saline in their, suck it out, and run cultures on it. Once again, Braden is fighting yet another infection. He has a STREP infection and a H influenza A (not related to seasonal or swine flu) that the ... Read on »
Early Surgery May Benefit Some with Heart Infection by Medline Plus Posted Wed 27 Jun 2012 5:00pm But doctors say findings only apply to a certain few Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Endocarditis , Surgery Read on »