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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105902/cost-effectiveness-of-using-adjunctive-porcine-small-intestine-submucosa-tri-layer-matrix-compared-with-standard-care-in-managing-diabetic-foot-ulcers-in-the-us
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J F Guest, D Weidlich, H Singh, J La Fontaine, A Garrett, C J Abularrage, C R Waycaster
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of using tri-layer porcine small intestine submucosa (SIS; Oasis Ultra) as an adjunct to standard care compared with standard care alone in managing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) in the US, from the perspective of Medicare. METHOD: A Markov model was constructed to simulate the management of diabetic neuropathic lower extremity ulcers over a period of one year in the US. The model was used to estimate the cost-effectiveness of initially using adjunctive SIS compared with standard care alone to treat a DFU in the US at 2016 prices...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105901/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-staged-excision-and-definitive-closure-with-split-thickness-skin-graft-for-axillary-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-retrospective-study
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F B Pearce, K A Richardson
OBJECTIVE: Bilateral axillary hidradenitis is a chronic, suppurative, and scarring disease that is most effectively treated by complete excision of all hair-bearing tissues. We assessed our staged procedure for excision and placement of a split-thickness skin graft for bilateral axillary hidradenitis in terms of costs, outcomes, and timing of excision. METHOD: An IRB approved retrospective case analysis was performed on patients that underwent bilateral axillary hidradenitis skin excision with eventual placement of split-thickness skin grafting using the current LSUHSC/University Health hidradenitis surgical treatment protocol...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105900/feasibility-acceptability-and-tolerability-of-rgn107-in-the-palliative-wound-care-management-of-chronic-wound-symptoms
#3
M Madisetti, T J Kelechi, M Mueller, E J Amella, M A Prentice
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility, acceptability and tolerability of RGN107 use, a natural powder blend of Arnica Montana, Calendula Officinalis, Mentha Arvensis and Santalum Album, among hospice patients and their wound caregivers in the palliative wound care management of chronic wound symptoms at end-of-life. METHOD: Data were collected between May 2013 and November 2015. A pilot trial conducted among 50 hospice patients with symptomatic (pain, odour, or exudate) chronic wounds...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105899/clinic-visit-frequency-in-wound-care-matters-data-from-the-us-wound-registry
#4
M J Carter, C E Fife
OBJECTIVE: A previous study suggested that the frequency with which patients visit wound care clinics influences the rate of chronic wound healing but high bias was present with regard to wound care centre selection. The objective of this retrospective cohort study was to confirm this finding by using a very large sample size of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) from the US Wound Registry. METHOD: Patients who visited the clinic more than once for a new DFU were eligible for study inclusion...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105898/what-we-can-learn-from-cancer-care
#5
John Lantis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103165/burn-wound-healing-present-concepts-treatment-strategies-and-future-directions
#6
A Oryan, E Alemzadeh, A Moshiri
Burns are the most extensive forms of soft tissue injuries occasionally resulting in extensive and deep wounds and death. Burns can lead to severe mental and emotional distress, because of excessive scarring and skin contractures. Treatment of burns has always been a difficult medical problem and many different methods have been used to treat such injuries, locally. Biofilms are a collection of microorganisms that delay wound healing. One of the new methods of prevention and treatment of burn wound infections is application of antimicrobials, which act on biofilms and prevent the wound infection...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103164/from-decubitus-ulcers-to-pressure-injury-what-is-in-a-name
#7
Rachel Webb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103163/the-prevalence-of-biofilms-in-chronic-wounds-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-published-data
#8
M Malone, T Bjarnsholt, A J McBain, G A James, P Stoodley, D Leaper, M Tachi, G Schultz, T Swanson, R D Wolcott
The presence of biofilms in chronic non-healing wounds, has been identified through in vitro model and in vivo animal data. However, human chronic wound studies are under-represented and generally report low sample sizes. For this reason we sought to ascertain the prevalence of biofilms in human chronic wounds by undertaking a systematic review and meta-analysis. Our initial search identified 554 studies from the literature databases (Cochrane Library, Embase, Medline). After removal of duplicates, and those not meeting the requirements of inclusion, nine studies involving 185 chronic wounds met the inclusion criteria...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103162/indicators-of-prognosis-for-admissions-from-a-specialist-diabetic-foot-clinic-a-retrospective-service-improvement-exercise
#9
Z Essackjee, C Gooday, I Nunney, K Dhatariya
OBJECTIVE: To look at haematological and biochemical variables as predictors of outcomes in people admitted to hospital with a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) without the use of technology or devices. In particular, to see if there was a relationship between admission blood cell and protein levels, and the likelihood of angioplasty, amputation, and death at one year after admission. METHOD: A five-year retrospective analysis of patients admitted to a tertiary multidisciplinary specialist diabetic foot clinic looking at admission C-reactive protein (CRP), white cell count (WCC), neutrophil count and HbA1c and their relationship to likelihood of angioplasty, minor or major amputation, and death at one year after admission...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103161/nurses-practice-in-preventing-postoperative-wound-infections-an-observational-study
#10
S Ding, F Lin, A P Marshall, B M Gillespie
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are serious postoperative complications that may lead to undesired patient outcomes. Previous research has used survey and chart audit methods to describe wound care practices. However, little research has been published using contemporaneous observations to describe the surgical wound management practices of nurses. The aim of this study was to prospectively describe surgical nurses' postoperative wound care practices and the extent to which observed surgical wound practices aligned with evidence-based guideline recommendations...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974015/improving-skin-care-through-data-a-pitch-for-patient-safety-incident-reporting
#11
Ray Samuriwo, Huw Williams, Jennifer Cooper, Andrew Carson-Stevens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974014/treatment-of-multiple-wounds-of-aplasia-cutis-congenita-on-the-lower-limb-a-case-report
#12
M Cherubino, F Maggiulli, R Dibartolo, L Valdatta
INTRODUCTION: Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is a rare congenital disease, characterised by absence of skin, that can affect different parts of the body. ACC is more frequent on the scalp, but can involve limbs, with partial-or total-thickness loss of skin, with a functional impairment of the joint affected. There is no clear indication for surgical or conservative treatment, therefore, it would be helpful to find scientific support for the optimal treatment strategies. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We present a case of a newborn female, with six wounds on the inferior limbs, treated with conservative therapy...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974013/a-narrative-review-of-microbial-biofilm-in-postoperative-surgical-site-infections-clinical-presentation-and-treatment
#13
C E Edmiston, A J McBain, M Kiernan, D J Leaper
OBJECTIVE: The global impact of surgical site infections (SSIs) on health-care systems is considerable: many are related to the formation of a microbial biofilm. Biofilm plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of implantable device-related infections and are also important in persistent postoperative skin and soft tissue wound infections. METHOD: PubMed and OVID databases were searched for relevant articles regarding biofilm-associated infection in surgery, including epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and management...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974012/reduction-of-pressure-ulcer-size-with-high-voltage-pulsed-current-and-high-frequency-ultrasound-a-randomised-trial
#14
A Polak, J Taradaj, A Nawrat-Szoltysik, M Stania, P Dolibog, E Blaszczak, R Zarzeczny, G Juras, A Franek, C Kucio
OBJECTIVE: International guidelines recommend the use of ultrasound (US) and electrical stimulation (ES) for treating chronic and recurrent pressure ulcers (PUs). The methodology of these procedures, however, still needs elaboration and confirmation by clinical studies. This parallel-group, randomised, single-blind, prospective, controlled clinical trial was conducted to determine whether by using high-frequency ultrasound (HFUS) and high-voltage monophasic pulsed current (HVMPC), the rate of change in the area of older patients' PUs can be accelerated...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974011/use-of-anteromedial-thigh-perforator-flap-and-immunological-implications-of-gorlin-goltz-syndrome-a-case-study
#15
A Scalise, R Calamita, C Tartaglione, E Bolletta, G Di Benedetto, M Pierangeli
Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is mainly characterised by the development of numerous multicentric and relapsing cutaneous basal cell carcinomas (BCCs). A major problem for patients with Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is the large amount of BCCs that can invade the deep underlying structures, especially the face. Here, we describe the case of a 23-year-old male affected by Gorlin-Goltz syndrome. He had recurrent BCCs on a hairless scalp and dorsum since he was 17 years old and underwent four surgical procedures to excise BCCs, including a reconstruction with anteromedial thigh perforator flap...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974010/outcomes-of-acute-dermal-irritation-and-sensitisation-tests-on-active-dressings-for-chronic-wounds-a-comparative-study
#16
P J Zelga, M M Górnicz, J M Głuszkiewicz, J Piasecka-Zelga
OBJECTIVE: Chronic, non-healing ulcers are a significant problem in clinical practice. The numerous complications, associated with toxicological and allergic reactions, caused by certain compounds in active dressings have been reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate the local skin tolerance of active dressings and determine which of them carries a risk of causing local skin reactions. METHOD: We tested six active dressings from different categories (hydrogel dressing, chitosan sponge dressing, silver nanoparticles dressing, dry flax fibres dressing alone and coated with linfix or oilfix) for acute irritation in rabbits and for sensitisation in guinea pigs...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974009/therapeutic-effectiveness-of-a-calendula-officinalis-extract-in-venous-leg-ulcer-healing
#17
M Buzzi, F de Freitas, M de Barros Winter
OBJECTIVE: Non-healing venous leg ulcers (VLUs) have a significant effect on patients' quality of life and substantially increase expenditures in health-care systems. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of the Calendula officinalis extract, Plenusdermax, in the treatment of VLUs. METHOD: Patients treated with Calendula officinalis extract (n=38) and control patients (n=19) were evaluated every two weeks for 30 weeks or until their ulcers healed...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974008/a-novel-native-collagen-dressing-with-advantageous-properties-to-promote-physiological-wound-healing
#18
C Wiegand, B A Buhren, E Bünemann, H Schrumpf, B Homey, R G Frykberg, F Lurie, P A Gerber
OBJECTIVE: Chronic hard-to-heal wounds generate high costs and resource use in western health systems and are the focus of intense efforts to improve healing outcomes. Here, we introduce a novel native collagen (90 %):alginate (10 %) wound dressing and compare it with the established oxidised dressings Method: Matrices were analysed by atomic force microscopy (AMF), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and immunoelectron microscopy for collagen types I, III and V. Viability assays were performed with NIH-3T3 fibroblasts...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974007/impact-of-optimal-anticoagulation-therapy-on-chronic-venous-ulcer-healing-in-thrombophilic-patients-with-post-thrombotic-syndrome
#19
C A Hinojosa, S Olivares-Cruz, H Laparra-Escareno, S Sanchez-Castro, B Tamayo-Garcia, J E Anaya-Ayala
OBJECTIVE: Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is the long-term sequelae of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). PTS clinical manifestations include chronic leg pain, oedema, lipodermatosclerosis and ulcers. The objective of this study is to determine in patients with documented history of thrombophilias and DVT whether the number of previous thrombotic events and optimal anticoagulation therapy are associated with the time to venous ulcer healing following the start of compression therapy. METHOD: Retrospective analysis performed in thrombophilic patients under the age of 50 years old with chronic venous ulcers secondary to DVT at the wound clinic in the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition 'Salvador Zubirán ' in Mexico City...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974006/safety-and-effectiveness-of-therapeutic-magnetic-resonance-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-trial
#20
A Piaggesi, M Sambataro, C Nicoletti, C Goretti, E Lacopi, A Coppelli
OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy and safety of therapeutic magnetic resonance (TMR) in the management of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), the authors designed a prospective randomised controlled trial in three highly specialised diabetic foot clinics. METHOD: All the patients consecutively visited in a period of 18 months were screened according to the inclusion (presence of an ulcer >1 cm(2) in the foot lasting at least 6 weeks; ABPI>0.6; consent to participate in the study) and exclusion (Charcot's foot; local or systemic infections; chronic renal failure; any wearable electrically-driven life-supporting device) criteria...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
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