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#1
Camila Fronzo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827284/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-prospective-randomised-trial
#2
S M Jeppesen, K B Yderstraede, B S B Rasmussen, M Hanna, L Lund
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) on healing chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). METHOD: Patients with chronic DFUs were randomised (1:1) to receive a series of six ESWT treatments over 3 weeks in combination with standard care or standard care alone. ESWT was performed on DFUs using 250 shocks/cm(2) and 500 shocks on arterial beds supplying the ulcer location. RESULTS: We recruited 23 patients, 11 in the intervention group and 12 in the control...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827283/evaluation-of-the-assessment-and-documentation-of-chronic-wounds-in-residential-social-care-in-the-czech-republic
#3
S Saibertová, A Pokorná
OBJECTIVE: Accurate evaluation of non-healing, chronic wounds followed by the selection of an appropriate therapeutic strategy is a must for the foundation of health-care management. Assessment of non-healing chronic wounds in clinical practice in the Czech Republic is not standardised in acute care settings or in residential social care facilities. The aim of the study was to analyse the methods being used to assess non-healing, chronic wounds in residential social services in the Czech Republic, where more patients with chronic wounds are present because of the increasing incidence of wounds in old age...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827282/primary-wound-closure-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-by-debridement-and-stitching
#4
M E Ahmed, M S Mohammed, S I Mahadi
OBJECTIVE: The role of stitching in healing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) has little attention, with few reports published on the technique. This study aimed to report on the role of stitching in healing of neuropathic DFUs. METHOD: This comparative study was between patients with diabetes with neuropathic foot ulcers who had undergone wound stitching and those on conventional wound care. The study was carried in Jabir Abu Eliz Diabetic Center Khartoum (JADC) during between January 1 2011 and January 1 2013...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827281/cuts-to-training-false-econmony
#5
Karen Ousey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827280/evaluating-a-native-collagen-matrix-dressing-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-wounds-of-different-aetiologies-a-case-series
#6
E Ricci, K F Cutting
OBJECTIVE: To collate clinical evidence on the use of a native collagen matrix dressing, consisting of a fibrillary collagen network, in patients with a variety of chronic wounds. METHOD: Patients whose wounds had not improved in the eight weeks before the beginning of the evalutaion were recruited. All participants had their dressings changed twice weekly and received standard adjunctive wound care as part of their treatment. Data, collected over a 4-week period, included: patient demographics, wound surface area measurements, Bates-Jensen score, level of wound pain, wound infection status, wound bed preparation staging score, depth of wound according to tissue type, and photographic imaging of patients' wounds...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827279/plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-promotes-dermal-fibroblast-proliferation-migration-and-biosynthetic-activity
#7
E Anitua, A Pino, G Orive
OBJECTIVE: The use of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) has gained importance in many medical fields due to its regenerative potential. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of PRGF on primary skin fibroblasts assessing cell proliferation, migration and secretion of growth factors. The age of the patients from who PRGF was prepared was also studied to determine whether it influenced the outcomes. METHOD: Human dermal fibroblasts were isolated from three healthy volunteers...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827278/biological-effects-and-clinical-application-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-a-review
#8
B Nie, B Yue
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has shown great advantages in the management of a wide range of clinical problems such as wound or chronic wound healing; open wounds with exposed bone, nerve, or tendon; and orthopaedic implants and related infection in the orthopaedics field. Even though it has shown positive efficacy in treating infection (wound infection or orthopaedic implant infection), its molecular mechanisms of action remain unclear and require further exploration. Since NPWT is widely used in the clinical setting, a comprehensive understanding of its biological effect will assist in appropriate clinical application...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827277/ulcer-area-reduction-at-2-weeks-predicts-failure-to-heal-by-24-weeks-in-the-venous-leg-ulcers-of-patients-living-alone
#9
C N Parker, K J Finlayson, H E Edwards
OBJECTIVE: Chronic wounds are costly and affect approximately 1-2% of the population. Venous disease is responsible for about 60% of all chronic leg ulcers and these ulcers can be debilitating, with evidence of a decreased quality of life. Unfortunately, up to 30% of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) fail to heal, despite best practice treatment. This study aimed to identify risk factors associated with delayed healing in participants with VLUs and in particular, whether psychosocial factors play a part in this process...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827276/influence-of-beliefs-about-health-and-illness-on-self-care-and-care-seeking-in-foreign-born-people-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-dissimilarities-related-to-origin
#10
K Hjelm, J Apelqvist
OBJECTIVE: To describe beliefs about health and illness among foreign-born people with diabetic foot ulcers that might affect self-reported self-care and health-care seeking and to study whether there are dissimilarities related to origin. METHOD: Qualitative descriptive study. Semi-structured interviews with people aged 38-86 years; 13 born in European and 13 in non-European countries (all except one in the Middle East). All resident in Sweden for 7-60 years (median: 18...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827275/cost-comparison-of-pressure-ulcer-preventive-dressings-hydrocolloid-dressing-versus-transparent-polyurethane-film
#11
R A A Dutra, G M Salomé, L M F Leal, M G Alves, J P Moura, A T Silva, V O S Pereira, M J A de Brito, L M Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the costs of using a transparent polyurethane film (PF) and hydrocolloid dressing (HD) in the prevention of pressure ulcers (PUs). METHOD: This descriptive, observational, longitudinal, comparative study was conducted in the intensive care units, coronary care unit and medical clinic of a charity hospital in Brazil. Data were collected during a 30-day study period, consisting of physical examination, assessment of risk factors for PU development and application of the Braden scale, which were performed at inclusion in the study and once daily during hospitalisation...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827274/letters
#12
Paul Browning
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827273/calibration-power-of-the-braden-scale-in-predicting-pressure-ulcer-development
#13
Hong-Lin Chen, Ying-Juan Cao, Jing Wang, Bao-Sha Huai
OBJECTIVE: Calibration is the degree of correspondence between the estimated probability produced by a model and the actual observed probability. The aim of this study was to investigate the calibration power of the Braden scale in predicting pressure ulcer development (PU). METHOD: A retrospective analysis was performed among consecutive patients in 2013. The patients were separated into training a group and a validation group. The predicted incidence was calculated using a logistic regression model in the training group and the Hosmer-Lemeshow test was used for assessing the goodness of fit...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681589/effectiveness-of-hyaluronic-acid-and-its-derivatives-on-chronic-wounds-a-systematic-review
#14
A Shaharudin, Z Aziz
OBJECTIVE: Hyaluronic acid (HA) and its derivatives are used for chronic wounds, but evidence of their effectiveness remains unclear. The aim of this study was to provide more updated evidence for the effectiveness of HA (or its derivatives) compared with placebo or other agents for promoting healing in chronic wounds. METHOD: The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE via Ovid Online, CINAHL and the EMBASE via EBSCO host databases were searched...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681588/antibacterial-properties-and-reduction-of-mrsa-biofilm-with-a-dressing-combining-polyabsorbent-fibres-and-a-silver-matrix
#15
N Desroche, C Dropet, P Janod, J Guzzo
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the antibacterial activity of a wound dressing which combines polyacrylate fibres and a silver lipido-colloid matrix (UrgoClean Ag, silver polyabsorbent dressing), against biofilm of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). METHOD: Samples of silver polyabsorbent dressing and the neutral form of this dressing (UrgoClean) were applied to biofilms of MRSA formed on a collagen I-coated surface, cultured for 24 hours...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681587/the-role-of-resilience-in-rebuilding-lives-of-injured-veterans
#16
K-L Edward, K Ousey
: The aim of this commentary is to discuss potential clinical implications of introducing resilience-building interventions into care for veterans who are living with a war wound. Some war veterans are expected to live with a wound upon discharge from an active military role and also to fit into civilian life. These lifestyle adjustments can tax the person's coping abilities and in that context may hinder successful adaptation. The experience of living with a wound or wounds, either acute or chronic, is connected to losses, including loss of mobility, loss of financial capacity (unable to work at times) and losses attached to changed social roles...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681586/impact-of-surgical-wound-dehiscence-on-health-related-quality-of-life-and-mental-health
#17
N F M Corrêa, M J A de Brito, M M de Carvalho Resende, M F P Duarte, F S Santos, G M Salomé, L M Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of surgical wound dehiscence on health-related quality of life and mental health. Dehiscence of surgical wounds is a serious postoperative complication associated with high morbidity and mortality. METHOD: Sixty-one adult patients, who had undergone neurological, general, colorectal, orthopaedic, gynaecological, plastic, cardiovascular, urological or neurological surgery in a university hospital in Brazil, were assessed between 30 and 180 days after surgery...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681585/the-3d-future-of-wound-healing
#18
Rachel Webb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681811/a-comparative-analysis-of-skin-substitutes-used-in-the-management-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#19
M Martinson, N Martinson
OBJECTIVE: To compare the relative product cost and clinical outcomes of four skin substitutes used as adjunctive treatments for diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). METHOD: Medicare claims data from 2011 to 2014 were used to identify beneficiaries with diabetes and foot ulcers. Patients treated with one of four types of skin substitute (Apligraf, Dermagraft, OASIS, and MatriStem) were identified. The skin substitutes were compared on episode length; amputation rate; skin substitute utilisation; and skin substitute costs...
October 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681810/thoracoabdominal-necrotising-soft-tissue-infection-secondary-to-enterocutaneous-fistulae-a-case-report
#20
R L Lassiter, E L Simmerman, J Sol Oh, C J Mentzer, N E Burkart, S B Holsten
OBJECTIVE: Necrotising soft tissue infection is a rare surgical emergency, which requires immediate and aggressive surgical debridement. Following control of the infection, patients are often left with large defects, with wound reconstruction and closure creating significant challenges. Here we describe a case of extensive thoracoabdominal necrotising soft tissue infection and provide a discussion on the standard of care and treatment based on a current literature review. METHOD: A 53-year-old female presented with bilious and feculent discharge from her surgical incision two weeks after a total abdominal hysterectomy...
October 2016: Journal of Wound Care
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