By [Brittany Currey] Serratia marcescensa rod-shaped gram-negative bacterium 0. It metabolizes by either respiratory or fermentative processes classifying it as a chemoorganotroph 4. Ubiquitous in nature, S.
Louis, MO. Surgical site infections following breast surgery result in increased length of hospital stay, antibiotic utilization, and morbidity. Understanding SSI risk factors is essential to develop infection prevention strategies and improve surgical outcomes.
Surgical wound infections due to gram-negative bacilli have been rarely reported following breast implant surgery. From April to Novemberfour patients from one plastic surgeon's practice developed Serratia marcescens surgical wound infection SWI following breast reconstruction procedures with implantation of six expandable mammary implants. All six implants were removed for unabated S.
Antibiotic beads deliver high local antibiotic concentrations and maintain low systemic levels. The authors assessed the efficacy of calcium sulfate absorbable antibiotic beads CSAAB in the prevention of surgical site infections SSIs for complex wound closures. Charts were grouped by wound location and category. Outcomes were defined solely by readmission within 30 days for repeat intervention.
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Remember Me. Sign Out. A year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and a history of ventricular tachycardia with an automated implantable cardiac defibrillator AICD came to his primary care physician PCP with symptoms of shaking, weakness, and vomiting.
Cite This Article. We investigated using administrative claims data to identify surgical site infections SSI after breast surgery and cesarean section. The extrapolated infection rates of 2.
Serratia marcescens is a rare cause of soft tissue infection. However, it has been increasingly recognised as a pathogen causing infection in both immunocompromised patients and in patients in an intensive treatment unit setting. Here we describe an elderly patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus presenting with severe necrotic soft tissue infection due to S.
Methylisothiazolinone and the epidemic of allergic contact dermatitis. Lafaurie is from the Department of Infectious Diseases. Masson and Rausky are from the Department of Plastic Surgery.