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Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti

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#1
Jasna Lipozencić
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220195/a-clinical-algorithm-for-wound-biofilm-identification
#2
D G Metcalf, P G Bowler, J Hurlow
Recognition of the existence of biofilm in chronic wounds is increasing among wound care practitioners, and a growing body of evidence indicates that biofilm contributes significantly to wound recalcitrance. While clinical guidelines regarding the involvement of biofilm in human bacterial infections have been proposed, there remains uncertainty and lack of guidance towards biofilm presence in wounds. The intention of this report is to collate knowledge and evidence of the visual and indirect clinical indicators of wound biofilm, and propose an algorithm designed to facilitate clinical recognition of biofilm and subsequent wound management practices...
March 2016: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220194/conclusive-notes-on-biofilm-and-antimicrobial-dressings
#3
Jasna Lipozencić, Suzana Tunuković, Jasenka Skrlin, Sandra Marinović Kulisić, Tanja Planinsek Rucigaj, Nastja Kucisec Tepes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220193/-effects-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-ulcer
#4
Zrinjka Pastar, Sandra Marinović Kulisić
A venous ulcer is area of discontinuity of the skin, usually localised in distal parts of the lower legs. The aetiology is associated with chronic venous disease-venous hypertension. The size and shape of venous ulcer can be different and it may even cover all circumferential of extremity. Additionally, along with basic therapy possibilities, there are many different dressings. Therefore the knowledge of each characteristic of dressing on process of epithelisation is essential as well as treating the biofilm that is responsible for complications and persistence of ulcer...
March 2016: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220192/-quality-of-life-and-psychological-aspects-in-patients-with-chronic-leg-ulcer
#5
Mirna Situm, Maja Kolić, Sanja Spoljar
Wound represents a disruption of anathomic and physiologic continuity of the skin. Regarding to the healing process, wounds can be classified as acute or chronic wounds. Quality of life is primarily concerned with the impact of chronic wounds. A wound is considered chronic if healing does not occur within expected period of time regarding to its etiology and localization. Chronic wounds can be classified as typical and atypical. The majority of wounds (95 percent) are typical ones which include ischaemic, neurotrophic and hypostatic ulcer and two separate entities: diabetic foot and decubital ulcers...
March 2016: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220191/biofilm-and-our-clinical-experience
#6
Tanja Planinsek Rucigaj
Bacteria organized in biofilms are insensitive to the usual treatment with dressings or antibiotics. Most successful is surgical debridement to remove their colonies, but this option may not be possible in all environments. Dressings with silver and other antiseptics are often the only tools available to nurses at patient homes or to dermatologists at outpatient clinics. In our clinical studies conducted several years ago, we demonstrated that dressings with antiseptics were an effective tool in daily clinical practice to remove bacteria/biofilms from chronic wounds...
March 2016: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220190/development-of-a-next-generation-antimicrobial-wound-dressing
#7
Daniel Metcalf, David Parsons, I Philip Bowler
Delayed wound healing due to infection is a burden on healthcare systems, and the patient and caregiver alike. An emerging factor in infection and delayed healing is the presence development of biofilm in wounds. Biofilm is communities of microorganisms, protected by an extracellular matrix of slime in the wound, which can tolerate host defences and applied antimicrobials such as antibiotics or antimicrobial dressings. A growing evidence base exists suggesting that biofilm exists in a majority of chronic wounds, and can be a precursor to infection while causing delayed healing itself...
March 2016: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220189/-the-role-of-wound-dressing-in-biofilm-destruction-and-reformation
#8
Suzana Tunuković
Application of supportive wound dressing is an important segment for successful result of modern treatment of chronic ulcers. The right choice of dressing is the key to faster, better, and ultimately more cost-effective treatment outcome. Due to the extremely large number of generic types and variants, the main element for proper dressing selection is to know the mechanisms of action and clinical evidence of the effectiveness because of many local factors that delay ulcer healing. The advent of wound dressing that is efficient at the three clinically identified key local factors that largely impede the healing of ulcers, i...
March 2016: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220188/-the-role-of-antiseptics-and-strategy-of-biofilm-removal-in-chronic-wound
#9
Nastja Kucisec-Tepes
Chronic wound does not heal within the expected time frame because it remains in the inflammation phase of healing. The reason for this is the presence of necrotic tissue and a large number of microorganisms, primarily bacteria that secrete the biofilm, along with ischemia, hypoxia and edema. Biofilm is present in 90% of chronic wounds and 6% of the acute ones. Biofilm is a corporative association of microbes which adhere to the surface of the wound, guided by quorum sensing molecules. The association is surrounded by a moisturizing matrix of extracellular polymeric substances (slime) which protect the microbes from the impact of antibiotics, antiseptics, macro-organism defense and stress...
March 2016: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220187/-impact-of-biofilm-on-healing-and-a-method-for-identifying-it-in-the-wound
#10
Jasenka Skrlin
The skin microbiome is the aggregate of microorganisms that reside on the surface and in deep layers of the skin. Skin is colonized by bacteria, fungi, viruses and mites, maintaining a balance. Disruption in the ecosystem results in skin infections. Chronic wounds in diabetics, elderly and immobile individuals are at risk of skin organisms to invade and become pathogenic upon breach of the skin barrier. The bacteria of the skin microbiome may contribute to delayed healing and persistent inflammation. Staphylococcus epidermidis is an invasive skin organism that causes infection, i...
March 2016: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220186/-antimicrobial-dressings-for-infected-ulcer-and-clinical-comprehension-of-biofilm
#11
Sandra Marinović Kulisić, Jasna Lipozencić, Suzana Tunuković
Current knowledge and proofs of biofilm, interactions between various bacterial species and overall virulence of microbes play a role in delayed healing of wound and development of infection. High quality description of clinical symptoms and current knowledge of microbes provide an excellent guideline for creating the strategy of wound treatment. Owing to better understanding of the role of biofilm in prolongation of healing time and facts about biofilm system and structure, scientists have developed the Ag+ technology...
March 2016: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220185/-surgical-experiences-in-the-treatment-of-ulcer-complications
#12
Zic Rado, Gorjanc Bozo, Stanec Zdenko, Budi Srećko, Milanović Rudolf, Vlajcić Zlatko, Rudman Franjo, Martić Kresimir, Roje Zeljka, Held Rebeka
Lower leg ulcers have a high in incidence in general population and are associated with a significant morbidity rate. Wide differential diagnosis considering their etiology poses considerable problem, as the causes are diverse including metabolic, immune, oncologic, vascular and mixed ones. Approach to treatment should be multidisciplinary, and among various medical specialties surgery plays an important role. There are numerous efficient procedures that require proper indication to be successful. Along with reconstructive methods, there are complementary methods, mainly from the field of vascular surgery; when combined, they produce good results...
March 2016: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220184/-chronic-wound-a-new-etiopathogenetic-state-and-modern-therapeutic-approach
#13
Sandra Marinović Kulisić
Lower leg ulcer is the most common form of ulceration of lower extremities. The prevalence of leg ulcer varies among studies from 0.1% to 0.6%. During the last decade, new concepts on the inflammatory phase in chronic ulcer have been discovered, such as the importance of metalloproteinases, growth factor, irregular muscular function, vascular insufficiency and presence of biofilm in the ulcer that prevents healing. There are several hypotheses to explain the pathophysiological steps, referring to popliteal venous hypertension...
March 2016: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220183/opening-remarks
#14
Sandra Marinović Kulisić, Jasna Lipozencić
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26606786/-association-of-psoriasis-with-other-diseases
#15
REVIEW
Leo Čabrijan, Tatjana Kehler
Psoriasis is a chronic relapsing autoimmune disease with a multigenetic predisposition, which occurs in about 2% of patients in Croatia and shows variable occurrence in the world. Psoriasis can be associated with various diseases, including autoimmune diseases (pemphigus, pemphigoid, vitiligo), and slightly less with allergic diseases (atopic dermatitis, asthma, urticaria, allergic contact dermatitis). According to clinical manifestations, psoriasis appears as plaque psoriasis, erythrodermic form and pustular psoriasis...
March 2015: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26606785/-low-back-pain-at-new-working-ambient-in-era-of-new-economy-a-systematic-review-about-occupational-risk-factors
#16
REVIEW
Nurka Pranjić, Ljiljana Maleš-Bilić
Low back pain is the second most common symptom-related reason for physician visits and the first reason of working disability. Low back pain is a ubiquitous complaint, with particularly high prevalence among people in their working years (67%). For many individuals, episodes of back pain are self-limited and resolve without specific therapy. For others, however, back pain is recurrent or chronic, causing significant pain that interferes with employment and quality of life. Many occupations have been anecdotally linked to certain low back pain syndrome...
March 2015: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26606784/-dentist-and-early-detection-of-oral-carcinoma
#17
Vlaho Brailo
Oral cancer is one of the ten cancers with the worst prognosis. Higher mortality rate is due to the fact that the majority of cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Early stage of the disease causes no discomfort and symptoms start to present in later stages. Oral cancer can be detected in its earliest stage by simple examination of oral mucosa. Oral mucosa can be easily examined during routine dental examination. The examination itself is noninvasive, takes no more than one minute, does not require any special equipment, and poses no discomfort to the patient...
March 2015: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26606783/-the-role-of-stabilization-splint-in-the-treatment-of-temporomandibular-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Iva Alajbeg, Ksenija Živković, Marijana Gikić
Stabilization splint is the treatment of choice for pain control in temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients, even though its mechanism of action is still unknown. The aim of this systematic review is to provide a critical overview of the effectiveness of stabilization splint therapy on the basis of currently available literature data. The available Medline database was searched and 24 studies published since the 1995s have been consequently included in this review. The selection criteria were randomized controlled trials and clinical trials comparing splint therapy to either no treatment or another active treatment (physiotherapy, relaxation and drugs)...
March 2015: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26606782/-prognostic-role-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-expression-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-subgroups
#19
Zeljka Škunca, Ana Planinc-Peraica
OBJECTIVE: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with germinal center B-cell (GCB) phenotype has better prognosis than activated mature B-cell (ABC) phenotype or type 3 subgroup. Previous studies have reported on a major role of the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) in ABC and type 3 phenotypes, whereas GCB phenotype is characterized by frequent REL amplifications. METHODS: In 99 patients diagnosed with DLBCL, the presence of CD10, BCL6 and MUM1 was analyzed by immunohistochemical method to divide them into the GCB, ABC and type 3 subgroups...
March 2015: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26606781/-characteristics-and-incidence-of-head-and-neck-skin-malignant-neoplasms-in-the-population-of-the-osijek-baranya-county-2004-2012
#20
Želimir Orkić, Dinko Puntarić, Eda Puntarić, Ida Puntarić, Domagoj Vidosavljević, Vlatka Gvozdić, Dijana Mayer
UNLABELLED: The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and characteristics of malignant neoplasms of the skin of the head and neck region in the Osijek-Baranya County during the 2004-2012 period according to gender, age, place of residence, place of work, occupation, type and location of the neoplasm, and phenotypic characteristics of patients. SUBJECTS: The study included all subjects with the diagnosis confirmed by histopathology finding and residents of the Osijek-Baranya County...
March 2015: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
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