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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795892/cold-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-for-treatment-of-chronic-wounds-drug-or-medical-device
#1
A Kramer, B R Conway, K Meissner, F Scholz, B H Rauch, A Moroder, A Ehlers, A J Meixner, C-D Heidecke, L I Partecke, M Kietzmann, O Assadian
OBJECTIVE: The use of cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAPP) as a new therapeutic option to aid the healing of chronic wounds appears promising. Currently, uncertainty exists regarding their classification as medical device or medical drug. Because the classification of CAPP has medical, legal, and economic consequences as well as implications for the level of preclinical and clinical testing, the correct classification is not an academic exercise, but an ethical need. METHOD: A multidisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, pharmacists, physicists and lawyers has analysed the physical and technical characteristics as well as legal conditions of the biological action of CAPP...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795891/experience-using-closed-incision-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-sternotomy-patients
#2
B Philip, P McCluskey, J Hinchion
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative delayed wound healing, surgical site infections (SSIs), and other wound complications are associated with increased morbidity and health-care costs. In cardiothoracic surgery, wound complications can have life-threatening consequences. In recent years, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been applied over closed surgical incisions to help reduce tension and protect from external contamination. We report our initial experiences using a closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) over clean, closed sternotomy incisions at an Irish tertiary referral centre...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795890/point-of-care-fluorescence-imaging-predicts-the-presence-of-pathogenic-bacteria-in-wounds-a-clinical-study
#3
M Y Rennie, L Lindvere-Teene, K Tapang, R Linden
OBJECTIVE: Bacteria in chronic wounds are invisible to the naked eye and can lead to delayed wound healing. Point-of-care bacterial fluorescence imaging illuminates a wound with 405nm light, triggering bacteria to produce red fluorescence and enabling real-time bacterial localisation. Prospective, single-blind clinical trials (clinicaltrials.gov #NCT02682069, #NCT03091361) were conducted to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) of this red fluorescence for detecting bacteria in chronic wounds...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795889/use-of-an-engineered-honey-to-eradicate-preformed-biofilms-of-important-wound-pathogens-an-in-vitro-study
#4
F D Halstead, M A Webber, B A Oppenheim
OBJECTIVE: We previously reported on the ability of SurgihoneyRO (SHRO), an engineered honey, to prevent biofilm formation in vitro, but data were lacking regarding the activity against preformed biofilms. This study aims to assess whether SHRO has any antibacterial activity against mature, preformed biofilms and whether there is any evidence to support the observed clinical effectiveness when SHRO has been used anecdotally on acute and chronic wounds where biofilm is most likely present...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795888/effective-wound-bed-preparation-using-maggot-debridement-therapy-for-patients-with-critical-limb-ischaemia
#5
A Nishijima, M Gosho, R Yoshida, S Yanagibayashi, M Takikawa, J Nishijima, M Sekido, N Yamamoto
OBJECTIVE: Patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) lack sufficient blood flow in to the limb, which leads to difficulties in the normal wound healing process. Therefore, maggot debridement therapy (MDT) has not generally been recommended for CLI patients. We evaluated the effectiveness of wound bed preparation by MDT in CLI patients who had undergone mid-foot amputation. METHODS: Patients who underwent mid-foot amputation after angioplasty between April 2014 and October 2016 were retrospectively investigated by classifying them into an MDT group or a conventional treatment group...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795887/cold-atmospheric-pressure-plasmas-exhibit-antimicrobial-properties-against-critical-bacteria-and-yeast-species
#6
C Wiegand, S Fink, U-C Hipler, O Beier, K Horn, A Pfuch, A Schimanski, B Gr├╝nler
OBJECTIVE: Cold atmospheric pressure plasmas (CAPPs) have been used to sterilise implant materials and other thermally unstable medical products and to modify chemical surfaces. This study investigates the antimicrobial effect of the gas and input power used to generate CAPPs on microorganisms causing skin infections, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans and Malassezia pachydermatis. METHOD: Microorganisms were cultivated on Mueller Hinton 2 (MH2) agar plates...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795886/biofilms-cause-chronic-infections
#7
Randall D Wolcott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795885/the-influence-of-amniotic-membrane-extracts-on-cell-growth-depends-on-the-part-of-membrane-and-childbirth-mode-selected-a-proof-of-concept-study
#8
M Litwiniuk, M Radowicka, A Krejner, T Grzela
OBJECTIVE: The amniotic membrane (AM) is a rich source of biologically active factors, important for wound healing and is widely used in various clinical applications, including tissue engineering, reconstructive surgery and wound management. The aim of the present proof-of-concept study was to assess the influence of amniotic membrane extracts on in vitro proliferation of main cells involved in tissue regeneration. The assessment was done in regards to the content of selected biologically active factors in amniotic membrane extracts...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795884/results-of-directly-applied-activated-carbon-cloth-in-chronic-wounds-a-preliminary-study
#9
H S Scheer, M Kaiser, U Zingg
OBJECTIVE: Activated carbon (AC) has been used in wound therapy as an active substance inside dressings. Applying AC directly on a wound is a new concept. The aim of this study was to analyse the outcomes of chronic wounds which were managed with directly applied activated carbon knitted cloth (ACC, Zorflex) in Swiss patients. METHOD: A retrospective analysis of the records of all patients with chronic wounds treated with ACC between 1 October 2013 and 31 December 2015 in an outpatient wound clinic...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795883/a-chronic-case-of-confusion
#10
Rachel Webb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795882/medial-gastrocnemius-muscle-flap-for-the-reconstruction-of-unhealed-amputation-stumps
#11
B Tosun, O Selek, U Gok, O Tosun
OBJECTIVE: Unhealed amputation stumps after transtibial amputation are common and often require reamputation futher up the leg. The aim of our study is to describe our experience with medial gastrocnemius muscle flap coverage following a transtibial amputation. METHOD: We retrospectively examined the records of patients who had an unhealed transtibial amputation stump who were then treated with a medial gastrocnemius muscle flap. RESULTS: We identified seven patients, all had diabetes mellitus and an initial amputation by the long posterior flap technique...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795881/understanding-biofilm-in-practice-a-global-survey-of-health-professionals
#12
T Swanson, R D Wolcott, H Wallis, E J Woodmansey
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this survey was to examine health professionals' views and practices relating to biofilm in chronic wounds. METHOD: A global online survey was conducted to assess the current understanding of biofilm and wound management practices. The survey consisted of 20 questions designed to evaluate health professional knowledge of biofilm, perception and understanding of biofilm behaviour, detection and diagnosis, and treatment. Respondents were classified as 'specialists' if wounds were their primary focus and they developed protocols and determined formularies...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795880/concordance-and-acceptability-of-electric-stimulation-therapy-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#13
C Miller, W McGuiness, S Wilson, K Cooper, T Swanson, D Rooney, N Piller, M Woodward
OBJECTIVE: A pilot single-blinded randomised controlled trial (RCT) was conducted to examine concordance with and acceptability of electric stimulation therapy (EST) in patients with venous leg ulcers (VLUs) who had not tolerated moderate to high compression. METHOD: Participants were randomised to the intervention group (n=15) or a placebo control group (n=8) in which EST was used four times daily for 20 minutes per session. Participants were monitored for eight weeks during which time concordance with the treatment and perceptions of the treatment were assessed...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704157/survival-rate-and-pressure-ulcer-prevalence-in-patients-with-and-without-dementia-a-retrospective-study
#14
E Jaul, J P Rosenzweig, O Meiron
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study aimed to investigate the prevalence of pressure ulcers (PUs) in older patients with advanced dementia versus older patients without dementia but with other comorbidities, such as diabetes, ischaemic heart disease and chronic renal failure. PUs were thought to be more prevalent and to present a higher risk of mortality in patients with dementia. METHOD: PUs were assessed on admission using the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) staging system...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704156/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-leg-ulcers-results-from-challenge-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
S Meaume, A Dompmartin, C Lok, I Lazareth, M Sigal, F Truchetet, A Sauvadet, S Bohbot
OBJECTIVE: We recently showed the superiority of a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) modulating dressing (foam impregnated with NOSF, nano-oligosaccharide factor) compared with a lipidocolloid matrix (TLC) control dressing in median wound area reduction (WAR). Here we report the results from the same study assessing the performance and safety of TLC-NOSF in the local management of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) or mixed leg ulcers and determining its impact on the patient's health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704155/food-for-thought-innovation-and-debate
#16
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July 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704154/the-use-of-a-micropore-particle-technology-in-the-treatment-of-acute-wounds
#17
E Ryan
OBJECTIVE: A clinical audit was performed to evaluate whether Acapsil micropore particle technology (MPPT) powder could improve the management of acute wounds to heal by secondary intention. METHOD: Wounds, which could be characterised as sloughy, wet and probably infected, normally managed by debridement followed by negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), were included in the evaluation. The MPPT powder was applied topically to the wound surface either once daily or on alternate days, with each wound receiving a total of two to five applications...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704153/introducing-the-new-wuwhs-executive-and-editorial-board
#18
Marco Romanelli
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July 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704152/letters
#19
Xiang-Yong Hao, Yan-Fei Shen, He Su, Hui Cai
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July 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704151/erratum
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