surgical debridement

surgical debridement

[‚sər·ji·kəl də′brēd·mənt]
(medicine)
The removal of foreign material and devitalized tissue using a scalpel or other sharp instrument.
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The standard of care includes prompt and repeated surgical debridement, resuscitation and physiologic support, in addition to antibiotics.
8 times more at risk of dying if they were required to have more than one surgical debridement under general anesthesia.
massiliense native tricuspid valve endocarditis successfully treated with antimicrobial therapy and surgical debridement.
3) Treatment options include aural toilet and otic drops, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and/ or surgical debridement.
As the condition of the right foot deteriorated, additional treatments, including surgical debridement and closure, were used.
The wound after surgical debridement was 8 x 6 cm in dimensions, which was primarily closed after checking for the stability of the reduction.
9) The surgical site healed regularly within 3 weeks, and after surgical debridement and antibiotic therapy, the symptoms resolved rapidly.
Necrotizing fasciitis was suspected and she immediately underwent emergent surgical debridement and exploration, and more antibiotics were added.
As detailed in the July 29 issue of MMWR, all of the patients had received surgical debridement for their wounds, with six requiring removal of foreign bodies such as splinters.
Hospitalized patients with complicated soft-tissue infections should be treated with surgical debridement and broad-spectrum antimicrobials, including empirical antimicrobials for MRSA, pending culture data.
In severe cases, treatment must be expected to last a number of weeks and entail several sessions of surgical debridement and skin grafting.
Early, aggressive surgical debridement, repeated within 6 - 48 hours in the operating theatre, is necessary to ascertain that the wound is clean.