Navigation Links
High blood sugar, obesity increase risk for surgical site infection
Date:7/25/2012

Two recent studies in the July issues of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) looked at surgical site infections and hyperglycemia, the technical term for high blood glucose, or high blood sugar. According to the first study "Relationship of Hyperglycemia and Surgical-Site Infection in Orthopaedic Surgery," high blood sugar is a concern during the post-traumatic and post-operative period and it may help to preoperatively identify a population of patients with musculoskeletal injuries who are at significant risk for infectious complications.

Nearly, one-third of patients who are admitted to the hospital without a history of diabetes have hyperglycemia, which is associated with a longer hospital stay, higher rates of admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), and increased mortality.

Study authors reviewed data on patients 18 years or older who had isolated orthopaedic injuries requiring acute operative intervention. Patients diagnosed with diabetes or who were in the ICU were not included in the study.

Of 790 patients, there were 268 open fractures (if the bone breaks in such a way that bone fragments stick out through the skin, or a wound penetrates down to the broken bone), and 21 surgical-site infections (SSIs) at 30-day follow-up. Age, race, comorbidities, injury severity, and blood transfusion were not associated with SSI at 30 days.

Specific study details: SSIs developed in 13 of 294 patients (4.4 percent) who had more than one glucose value greater than or equal to 200 mg/dL and 8 of 496 patients (1.6 percent) without more than one glucose value greater than or equal to 200 mg/dL. The authors concluded that hyperglycemia was an independent risk factor for thirty-day SSI in orthopaedic trauma patients without a history of diabetes.

This study suggests that recognition of the relationship between hyperglycemia and infectious complications may substantially influence post-operative care of orthopaedic patients. L
'/>"/>

Contact: Lauren P Riley
pearson@aaos.org
947-384-4031
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. ASH launches multi-million-dollar grant program to support critical blood disease research
2. New angioplasty procedure improves blood flow in blocked arteries to extremities
3. Researchers unfold the mechanisms underlying blood disorders
4. Many Teens With High Blood Pressure Dont Get Needed Tests
5. Bloodstream scavenger inhibits clotting without increased bleeding
6. HIV suppression not as good as previously thought, largest study of viral-load blood tests show
7. Blood condition is highly predictive of graft failure in pediatric kidney transplant
8. Scientists Say Blood Test May Help Predict Alzheimers
9. Are cardiac risk factors linked to less blood flow to the brain?
10. High Blood Pressure May Protect Some Frail Elderly: Study
11. Neurons derived from cord blood cells may represent new therapeutic option
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/31/2015)... 31, 2015 On November 24, 2014, Per ... Taylor to discuss the problem of substance abuse and the ... history of drug abuse and recovery, gives a unique first-person ... by his teammates on the New York Giants, Taylor’s early ... failed drug tests, yet he was able to straighten out ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... 2015 Cosmetic Town, one of the ... proudly enduring adding news to its site while it ... of plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine better use and ... interconnected sections, the Cosmetic Town community is tingling at ... Cosmetic Town site navigation, News and Blog section, will ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... 2015 The American College of Traditional ... for April will include interesting workshops, lectures and more. ... 9-11 a.m. April 6, ACTCM welcomes the newest cohort. ... the Pioneer Square Campus located at 555 DeHaro St. ... April 14, Students will be updated on the upcoming ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... Calling all runners, walkers and everyone who ... diseases! The first annual “Lyme Walk & Run” will be ... CT. The event, hosted by Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) ... to support research and education about Lyme and other tick-borne ... and abilities, will feature 5K and 10K runs and one-mile ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... March 31, 2015 Medical DNA Labs, ... met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a ... to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in ... proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey. ... as a result of a long-term commitment to provide ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lawrence Taylor & Per Wickstrom Discuss the Drug Rehabilitation & Recovery Process 2Health News:Cosmetic Town is Now Transforming so Consumer can Better Navigate 2Health News:ACTCM Announces April Event Schedule 2Health News:Lyme Research Alliance & Tick-Borne Disease Alliance to Kick-Off 1st “Lyme Walk & Run” Event, April 26 2Health News:Local Medical DNA Labs, LLC. Recognized for Quality Laboratory Services 2
... ... the guide to online shopping. Visitors can search and find the best shoppers reviews before ... , ... -- My Best Online Stores .com isn,t a simple list of random links or ...
... four times more likely to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ... Survivors Study has found. The study focused on ... with cancer between 1970 and 1986 and 368 of ... that 589 survivors, or 9 percent, reported significant functional ...
... Swedes feel that their Government has managed the financial crisis quite ... are two of the findings presented in a new report by ... spite of what may be the worst financial crisis since the ... revealed in a new SOM report presented Tuesday at a seminar ...
... An in vivo study shows for the first time ... that mirrors the signaling pathways of the body,s fight ... system of the inner ear that sets baseline hearing ... "Our research shows, for the first time, that the ...
... the changes in direction of the rapidly-growing oil spill in ... pushed it around and hampered clean-up efforts. In these ... the Delta National Wildlife Refuge extending into the Gulf. The ... spread oil on the water, with the course determined by ...
... ... Founder Realizes Own Dream with Historic Mt. Everest Climb , ... Beverly Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) May 3, 2010 ... the launch of the Jeffrey Gottfurcht Children’s Arthritis Foundation (JGCAF), a wish-granting organization founded ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Online Stores & Online Shopping Collection Web Site 2Health News:New Online Stores & Online Shopping Collection Web Site 3Health News:Survivors of childhood cancers 4 times more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder 2Health News:Survivors of childhood cancers 4 times more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder 3Health News:Swedes think highly of the government -- but not of the royal family 2Health News:A stress-response system in the ear protects against hearing loss 2Health News:A stress-response system in the ear protects against hearing loss 3Health News:Envisat monitoring changes in oil spill 2Health News:Jeffrey Gottfurcht Children's Arthritis Foundation Launches With Mount Everest Climb 2Health News:Jeffrey Gottfurcht Children's Arthritis Foundation Launches With Mount Everest Climb 3Health News:Jeffrey Gottfurcht Children's Arthritis Foundation Launches With Mount Everest Climb 4
(Date:3/31/2015)... March 31, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, ... animal health organizations to discuss the Government of ... (AMR). The roundtable provided an important ... share their priorities and discuss roles and responsibilities in ... their optimal use (also known as antimicrobial stewardship) was ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... 2015 Point-of-Care Partners, a leading health ... has launched the ePA State Navigator -- a ... payers and pharmacies to quickly assess the evolving ... of prescription medications. Today, the majority ... through time-consuming, manual processes amongst prescribers, health plans ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... Mar. 27, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Intraoperative Imaging Market by Type (Intraoperative CT, Intraoperative ... report to their offering. The global intraoperative ... of 3.5% from 2014 to 2019 It ... a number of forces that favor this market. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Government of Canada hosts roundtable discussion to advance Canada's work on antimicrobial resistance 2Government of Canada hosts roundtable discussion to advance Canada's work on antimicrobial resistance 3Government of Canada hosts roundtable discussion to advance Canada's work on antimicrobial resistance 4Point-of-Care Partners Launches the ePA State Navigator 2Global Intraoperative Imaging (Intraoperative CT, Intraoperative MRI, Intraoperative Ultrasound) Market 2015-2019 2
...  Edgemont Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a neuroscience focused company, today ... by prescription nationwide. This is the only fluoxetine ... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ... tablets in October 2011. (Photo: ...
... Brand™ announces the release of VB ... for expanding serialization and traceability regulations for pharmaceutical, biologics, medical ... E nterprise 4.0 for Life Sciences adds support for ... interface standard. Verify Brand™ has also gone beyond ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Edgemont - New Fluoxetine Tablets, 60 mg Now Available 2Edgemont - New Fluoxetine Tablets, 60 mg Now Available 3Edgemont - New Fluoxetine Tablets, 60 mg Now Available 4Edgemont - New Fluoxetine Tablets, 60 mg Now Available 5Edgemont - New Fluoxetine Tablets, 60 mg Now Available 6Verify Brand™ Announces the Release of VB Enterprise 4.0 for Life Sciences 2Verify Brand™ Announces the Release of VB Enterprise 4.0 for Life Sciences 3
... quadripolar pacing wire design offers ... sensing in the atrium and ... wires in one lead design. ... and ventricle are color-coded for ...
... The TME 227 T is ... for temporary cardiac pacing and ... surgery. The TME 227 T ... the myocardium, which allows safe ...
For temporary cardiac pacing after open heart surgery. The zig-zag portion of the heartwire is embedded into the desired area of the myocardium (epicardially)....
For temporary cardiac pacing after open heart surgery. The zig-zag portion of the heartwire is embedded into the desired area of the myocardium (epicardially)....
Medicine Products: