Although the mortalities from malignant otitis externa (MOE) have greatly reduced, it is still a potentially fatal clinical condition. This study was undertaken to review the treatment outcomes and prognostic factors in MOE and to compare the behavioral pattern of cases caused by pseudomonas and non-pseudomonas organisms. A retrospective chart review of patients diagnosed with MOE in a tertiary institution over a 13... Read more.
João Rodrigo Campos, José Gustavo Parreira, João Baptista Rezende-Neto, Emanuelle Maria Savio de Abreu, Thais Andrade, Ernest Moore, Marcus Vinicius Melo Andrade, Sílvia Dantas Cangussu and José Renan Cunha-Melo
Tissue trauma induces migration and activation of neutrophils through specific mediators. Vacuolated neutrophils in peripheral blood smear of septic patients correlated with mortality. However, scarce data exist with respect to findings in hemorrhagic shock (HS) trauma patients. The aim of this work was to evaluate the number and size of cytoplasmic and nuclear vacuoles in polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) obtained... Read more.