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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475448/tulips-from-amsterdam-making-the-most-of-ewma
#1
Rachel Webb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475447/accuracy-of-ultrasound-thermography-and-subepidermal-moisture-in-predicting-pressure-ulcers-a-systematic-review
#2
A L Oliveira, Z Moore, T O Connor, D Patton
OBJECTIVE: Our aims were to: establish the clinical significance of ultrasound, thermography, photography and subepidermal moisture (SEM) measurement; determine the accuracy of ultrasound, thermography, photography and SEM measurement in detecting skin/tissue damage; determine the relative accuracy of one of these assessment methods over another; make recommendations for practice pertaining to assessment of early skin/tissue damage. METHOD: The following databases, Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register, The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid EMBASE, Elsevier version, EBSCO CINAHL, ClinicalTrials...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475446/use-of-fat-transfer-to-treat-a-chronic-non-healing-post-radiation-ulcer-a-case-study
#3
A Mohan, S Singh
OBJECTIVE: Problematic wound healing and ulceration in radiation-damaged tissue is a surgical challenge. Clinical studies have shown that grafting fat tissue in an irradiated area can improve the quality of the skin and has regenerative effects. This case study describes how fat transfer led to the healing of a chronic ulcer resistant to other forms of treatment. CASE HISTORY: A 67-year-old lady with a chronic, non-healing ulcer in her leg had a squamous cell carcinoma excised, followed by radiotherapy...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475445/outcomes-after-foot-surgery-in-people-with-a-diabetic-foot-ulcer-and-a-12-month-follow-up
#4
E Lenselink, S Holloway, D Eefting
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to retrospectively measure the outcomes of foot-sparing surgery at one year follow-up for patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). We assessed wound healing and the need for further surgery in relation to the variables that influence healing. METHOD: Data were retrospectively collected by reviewing the electronic files of patients attending the Wound Expert Clinic (WEC). Outcomes of surgical debridement, toe, ray and transmetatarsal amputations were assessed...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475444/the-cost-effectiveness-of-a-novel-soluble-beta-glucan-gel
#5
K F Cutting
OBJECTIVE: Wounds that have stalled healing are costly in terms of patient morbidity and increase in use of material and financial resources. A natural polymer beta-glucans has been incorporated into a methylcellulose gel to provide a topical gel designed to accelerate healing in wounds where it has stalled. Although the gel provides an environment conducive to moist wound healing the active agent, beta-glucans, activate the innate immune response. METHOD: Using a Markov cohort simulation model, data were extrapolated from a double-blind randomised trial to evaluate the economic benefits of the soluble beta-glucan (SBG) gel in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs)...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475443/evaluation-of-skin-perfusion-pressure-to-assess-refractory-foot-ulcers
#6
M Kawai, S Mihara, S Takahagi, K Iwamoto, T Hiragun, M Hide
OBJECTIVE: The number of patients with foot gangrene caused by critical ischaemia and severe infection is increasing significantly in developed countries. The measurement of perilesional skin blood flow by skin perfusion pressure (SPP) is useful to select the appropriate treatment of gangrenous lesions, in that it is not affected by calcifications of blood vessels. However, the prognosis of a foot ulcer may also be affected by the level of blood sugar and infections. This study aimed to validate the use of SPP in cases of foot gangrene and ulcers in patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM) and infection...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475442/investigating-histological-aspects-of-scars-in-children
#7
I Westra, P D H M Verhaegen, H Ibrahim Korkmaz, K I Braam, G J L Kaspers, H W M Niessen, F B Niessen
OBJECTIVE: Very little is known about histological aspects of paediatric scars and the possible role of the immune system during their formation. In this study, the histology thoracic scars caused by the placement of an implantable central venous access device in children who underwent treatment for cancer was assessed. METHOD: The amount and type of collagen, the collagen orientation, the type of elastic fibres, the vascularsation, and the count of neutrophils, macrophages, and lymphocytes were analysed...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475441/clinical-outcomes-and-cost-effectiveness-of-three-different-compression-systems-in-newly-diagnosed-venous-leg-ulcers-in-the-uk
#8
J F Guest, G W Fuller, P Vowden
OBJECTIVE: To assess clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of using a two-layer cohesive compression bandage (TLCCB; Coban 2) compared with a two-layer compression system (TLCS; KTwo) and a four-layer compression system (FLCS; Profore) in treating newly-diagnosed venous leg ulcers (VLUs) in clinical practice in the UK, from the perspective of the NHS. METHOD: This was a retrospective cohort analysis of the case records of patients with newly-diagnosed VLUs randomly extracted from The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database (a nationally representative database of clinical practice among patients registered with general practitioners in the UK) who were treated with either TLCCB (n=200), TLCS (n=200) or FLCS (n=200)...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475440/the-effect-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-antibacterial-dressings-or-antiseptics-on-an-in-vitro-wound-model
#9
J Matiasek, K J Domig, G Djedovic, R Babeluk, O Assadian
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the bacterial bioburden in experimental in vitro wounds during the application of conventional negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), with and without antimicrobial dressings (polyhexanide, silver), against NPWT instillation of octenidine. METHOD: Experimental wounds produced in an in vitro porcine wound model were homogenously contaminated with bacterial suspension and treated with NPWT and different options...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475468/use-of-oxygen-therapies-in-wound-healing
#10
Finn Gottrup, Joachim Dissemond, Carol Baines, Robert Frykberg, Peter Østrup Jensen, Jacek Kot, Knut Kröger, Pasquale Longobardi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379100/albumin-reduces-the-antibacterial-efficacy-of-wound-antiseptics-against-staphylococcus-aureus
#11
N Kapalschinski, H M Seipp, M Kückelhaus, K K Harati, J J Kolbenschlag, A Daigeler, F Jacobsen, M Lehnhardt, T Hirsch
OBJECTIVE: The influence of proteins on the efficacy of antiseptic solutions has been rarely investigated even though exudate can contain high levels of protien. The aim of this study was to analyse the antibacterial efficacy of commonly used solutions in the presence of albumin protein. METHOD: Using Staphylococcus aureus in a standardised quantitative suspension assay, the antibacterial effects of poly (1-(2-oxo-1-pyrrolidinyl) ethylene)-iodine (PVP-I) and octenidin-dihydrochloride/phenoxyethanol (OCT/PE) were analysed in the presence of 0-3% bovine serum albumin (BSA)...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379099/frostbite-following-cryolipolysis-treatment-in-a-beauty-salon-a-case-study
#12
W L Choong, H S Wohlgemut, M J Hallam
This case study describes frostbite, a previously unreported complication following cryolipolysis, which resulted in substantial necrosis of the flank. Medical attention was not sought until one week after treatment. On examination, two distinct areas of significant frostbite in the left flank with surrounding erythema were revealed. Surgical intervention was avoided, as is recommended in cases of frostbite, and conservative treatment resulted in recovery of the affected area. Here, the authors highlight the adverse effects related to cryolipolysis, analysing the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and management of this injury...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379098/identifying-managing-and-preventing-skin-maceration-a-rapid-review-of-the-clinical-evidence
#13
F Whitehead, S Giampieri, T Graham, P Grocott
OBJECTIVE: To identify the clinical empirical evidence for identifying, managing and preventing skin maceration in human subjects. METHOD: A rapid review of the current literature was undertaken between 5 September and 19 September 2016 using the electronic databases CINAHL, MEDLINE, PUBMED and Cochrane, with the key words: skin macerat*, wound macerat*, moisture associated skin damage, wound exudate and hyper-hydration of skin, Results: Of 526 papers found using an electronic database search, four were identified as fitting the search parameters, and a further two were retrieved from a manual search of reference lists...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379097/examining-the-accuracy-of-visual-diagnosis-of-tinea-pedis-and-tinea-unguium-in-aged-care-facilities
#14
T Goto, G Nakagami, K Takehara, T Nakamura, M Kawashima, Y Tsunemi, H Sanada
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the accuracy of visual diagnosis of tinea pedis (Athlete's foot) and tinea unguium (fungal nail infection), as well as to provide information on skin abnormalities that could help identify these diseases in aged care facilities (long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and nursing homes). METHOD: A multicentre, cross-sectional observational study was conducted in a LTCF and two nursing homes. A dermatologist observed the skin abnormalities in the participants' interdigital and plantar areas, to screen for tinea pedis, and in the participants' toenails, to screen for tinea unguium...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379096/the-message-is-not-getting-through
#15
Rachel Webb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379095/an-insight-into-the-antibiofilm-properties-of-costa-rican-stingless-bee-honeys
#16
L G Zamora, C J Beukelman, A J J van den Berg, P C Aerts, H C Quarles van Ufford, R Nijland, M L Arias
OBJECTIVE: There is an increasing search for antibiofilm agents that either have specific activity against biofilms or may act in synergy with antimicrobials. Our objective is to examine the the antibiofilm properties of stingless bee honeys. METHOD: Meliponini honeys from Costa Rica were examined along with Medihoney as a reference. All honeys were submitted to a screening composed of minimum inhibitory concentration, inhibition of biofilm formation and biofilm destruction microplate-based assays against a Staphylococcus aureus biofilm forming strain...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379094/inaugural-professorial-lecture-found-in-translation
#17
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Using a multidisciplinary, patient-centric approach work over two decades has led to the many advances made by Professor Patricia Grocott during her academic career at Kings College London (KCL). In her inaugural lecture as Professor of Nursing Technology and Innovation, Grocott recalls her work and inspirations, from her prosthetics for a large nodule wound to her current projects, which involve codesigning medical devices and technologies with patients vulnerable to skin breakdown. Her collaboration with an openness to other disciplines has enabled her work to cross boundaries and improve patients' quality of life and outcomes...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437140/a-proven-alternative-to-compression-bandaging
#18
Joy Tickle, Liz Ovens, Kirsten Mahoney, Sharon Hunt, Elaine Harris, Laura Hodgman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379105/the-ability-of-a-colloidal-silver-gel-wound-dressing-to-kill-bacteria-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#19
P L Tran, E Huynh, A N Hamood, A de Souza, D Mehta, K W Moeller, C D Moeller, M Morgan, T W Reid
OBJECTIVE: Inhibiting bacterial biofilms is of major significance for proper wound healing. The choice of the dressing material plays a key role, as bacteria can live in dressings and keep reinfecting the wound. This study examines the effectiveness of a colloidal silver gel (Ag-gel) wound dressing in inhibiting the growth of bacteria in a mouse wound model. METHOD: Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii and two different meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains were examined...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379104/the-use-of-a-chitosan-dressing-with-silver-in-the-management-of-paediatric-burn-wounds-a-pilot-study
#20
S Massand, F Cheema, S Brown, W J Davis, B Burkey, P M Glat
OBJECTIVE: Traditional burn dressings demonstrate unfavourable tendencies of shrinking when wet and failing to maintain their integrity when manipulated. To overcome these obstacles, gel-forming fibre dressings have emerged as an alternative. Our objective was to observe the clinical properties and healing ability in the setting of burn wounds in a paediatric centre of a chitosan-based dressing containing silver. METHODS: A sample of 12 partial-thickness burns in 10 children were identified for treatment with the chitosan-based silver dressing...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
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