Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Model Nursing Care Plan
- Growth factor-enriched autologous plasma improves wound healing after surgical debridement in odontogenic necrotizing fasciitis: a case report. // Journal of Medical Case Reports;2011, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p1
The article presents a case study of a 69 year old Mexican male who was suffering from Cervical necrotizing fasciitis (CNF), a fulminant infection of odontogenic origin. It mentions that surgical debridement and the administration of antibiotics can be used for the treatment of CNF. It also...
- Case Study: Not Just Any Hand Wound. // Dermatology Nursing;Oct2002, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p331
Presents a case of necrotic fasciitis in a woman. Progression of the infection; Impact the infection had on her studies and work.
- Quick biopsy, treatment essential with cutaneous necrosis. Perry, William // Dermatology Times;Feb98, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p72
Relates that early diagnosis and aggressive medical or surgical therapy are the key to successful treatment of cutaneous necrosis. Clinical manifestations of necrotizing cutaneous diseases; Causes of necrotizing fasciitis; How to evaluate the presence of necrotizing vasculitis.
- Craniocervical necrotizing fasciitis of odontogenic origin with mediastinal extension. Edwards, John D.; Sadeghi, Nader; Najam, Farzad; Margolis, Mark // ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Aug2004, Vol. 83 Issue 8, p579
We review an interesting case of craniocervical necrotizing fasciitis with thoracic extension in an immunocompetent 44-year-old man. The patient underwent aggressive medical and surgical management during a long hospitalization. Multiple surgical debridements, including transcervical mediastinal...
- Necrotizing Fasciitis: Pathophysiology and Treatment. Fink, Anne; DeLuca, Gail // Dermatology Nursing;Oct2002, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p324
Presents information on a study which investigated the pathophysiology and treatment of necrotizing fasciitis. Description of the signs and symptoms of the disease; Elements of a comprehensive nursing care plan for treating patients with necrotizing fasciitis; Assessment of the psychological...
- Septic pulmonary embolism following necrotizing fasciitis of the upper limb. Mullick, Parul; Sachdeva, Harish C.; Bundela, Pankaj; Prakash, Smita; Gogia, Anoop Raj // Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology;
A letter to the editor is presented related to a case study of a 25-year-old man who was diagnosed with septic shock, lung injury and acquired necrotizing fasciitis with clinical deterioration during treatment.
- Necrotizing Fasciitis (Fournier's Gangrene) as a Result of Vesical Catheterization. Afonso, F. Javier; Pav�n, Javier G�mez; Balaguera, Josu?c) Carvajal // Internet Journal of Surgery;2008, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p5
Necrotizing fasciitis (Fournier gangrene) is an uncommon fulminant soft-tissue infection characterized by extensive fascial necrosis and constitutes a true surgical emergency with potentially high mortality. Diagnosis is essentially clinical with evolution as insidious skin lesions associated...
- Necrotizing fasciitis of the abdominal wall with lethal outcome: a case report. Huljev, Dubravko // Hernia;Jun2007, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p271
Necrotizing fasciitis is an acute surgical condition that demands prompt and multi-faceted treatment. Early recognition, aggressive surgical debridement, and targeted antibiotic therapy significantly affect the overall course of treatment and survival. The author reports here the case of a woman...
- Necrotizing fasciitis in neonates. Nazir, Zafar // Pediatric Surgery International;Aug2005, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p641
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a potentially life-threatening infection of soft tissues. It is characterized by rapid spread of inflammation and infection with widespread necrosis of fascia, subcutaneous tissues, and overlying skin. NF is usually reported in adults with preexisting medical...