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Severe Streptococcal Infection Following Cat Scratch

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Introduction. Cats can transmit bacterial infections to humans through biting and scratching. Streptococcal infections in wounds caused by cat bites or scratches rarely have been reported in the literature....

Oral Cavity Reconstruction Outcomes Using a Porcine Urinary Bladder Matrix: A Retrospective Case Series

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Objective. The purpose of this study is to assess healing outcomes in full-thickness mucosal wounds following the use of a porcine urinary bladder matrix to augment mixed oral cavity repairs....

Characteristics of Surgical Site Infection Following Colorectal Surgery in a Tertiary Center: Extended-spectrum β-Lactamase-producing Bacteria Culprits in Disease

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Introduction. Surgical site infection (SSI) is a well-known complication of colorectal surgery associated with increased morbidity and hospital stay. Antimicrobial prophylaxis can reduce the risk of SSI by as much as 75%. Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing pathogens make the successful use of such prophylaxis a challenge and are a real threat to patient care following colorectal surgery....

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Efficacy of Honeydew Honey and Blossom Honey on Full-thickness Wound Healing in Mice

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Introduction. The wound healing properties of honey, including blossom honey, are well known; however, the effects of honeydew honey during the wound healing process have not yet been investigated and thus remain unclear....

Safety and Efficacy of an Autologous Blood Clot Product in the Management of Texas 1A or 2A Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Prospective, Multicenter, Open Label Pilot Study

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Objective. This pilot study evaluates safety in terms of the occurrence of adverse events (AEs) as well as the efficacy in terms of complete wound healing rates of a blood clot product when applied to chronic neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs)....

A Total Offloading Foot Brace for Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Results From a Halted Randomized Controlled Trial

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Introduction. Foot offloading is the mainstay treatment for plantar diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Objective. This multicenter, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial evaluates the efficacy of a total offloading foot brace for healing plantar DFUs....

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Introduction. Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare, inflammatory, noninfectious skin disorder that is idiopathic in nature; however, it may occur as a rare complication of breast surgery. The mainstay of treatment is medical immunosuppression. Case Report. This report describes the case of a 46-year-old woman who developed PG of both breasts following bilateral reduction mammoplasty and mastopexy. She was managed with a combination of medical

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