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March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278000/successful-outpatient-management-of-lymphoedema-and-lymphorrhoea-with-wrap-around-compression-a-case-study
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L Patullo, S Rajagopalan
Referral to specialist centres for treatment of lymphoedema can often have long waiting times. Management of a patient with massive lymphoedema and lymphorrhoea was provided in a vascular outpatient setting. A new form of compression using a wraparound system was used for the management (Juxta-Fit, Medi UK). Despite having previously been non-concordant with treatment options, the patient was independent with product use. Lymphorrhoea ceased and there was a marked decrease in girth size. The patient's quality of life improved and maintenance treatment was provided...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277999/quantitative-analysis-of-blood-cells-and-inflammatory-factors-in-wounds
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S Cerveró-Ferragut, N López-Riquelme, E Martín-Tomás, B Massa-Domínguez, J Pomares-Vicente, M Soler-Pérez, J F Sánchez-Hernández
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to quantify blood cells and inflammatory markers, involved in the healing process, in exudates from wounds in different healing phases, to assess these markers in order to identify the inflammatory phase of the wounds. METHOD: Patients who presented with postsurgical wounds, which closed by first and second intention, and those who presented with pressure ulcers (PUs), which were closed by second intention, were included in the study...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277998/intensive-care-unit-nurses-perceived-barriers-towards-pressure-ulcer-prevention-in-south-east-iran
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L Mirshekari, B Tirgari, M A Forouzi
OBJECTIVE: Pressure ulcer (PU) prevention is one of the most important roles of nurses in intensive care units (ICUs). This study was conducted to identify intensive care registered nurses' perceived barriers towards PU prevention in south east Iran. METHOD: This study employed a descriptive cross-sectional design. A convenience sample consisted of registered nurses working in trauma intensive care units affliated by Zahedan Medical University participated in this study...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277997/effect-of-antiseptic-irrigation-on-infection-rates-of-traumatic-soft-tissue-wounds-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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B Roth, R Neuenschwander, F Brill, F Wurmitzer, C Wegner, O Assadian, A Kramer
OBJECTIVE: Acute traumatic wounds are contaminated with bacteria and therefore an infection risk. Antiseptic wound irrigation before surgical intervention is routinely performed for contaminated wounds. However, a broad variety of different irrigation solutions are in use. The aim of this retrospective, non-randomised, controlled longitudinal cohort study was to assess the preventive effect of four different irrigation solutions before surgical treatment, on wound infection in traumatic soft tissue wounds...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277996/venous-leg-ulcer-healing-with-electric-stimulation-therapy-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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C Miller, W McGuiness, S Wilson, K Cooper, T Swanson, D Rooney, N Piller, M Woodward
OBJECTIVE: Compression therapy is a gold standard treatment to promote venous leg ulcer (VLU) healing. Concordance with compression therapy is, however, often sub-optimal. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of electric stimulation therapy (EST) to facilitate healing of VLUs among people who do not use moderate-to-high levels of compression (>25 mmHg). METHOD: A pilot multicentre, single-blinded randomised controlled trial was conducted. Participants were randomised (2:1) to the intervention group or a control group where EST or a sham device was used 4 times daily for 20 minutes per session...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277995/for-centuries-in-wound-healing%C3%A2
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Rachel Webb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277994/letter-to-the-editor-comment-on-nurses-practice-in-preventing-postoperative-wound-infections
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Jennifer Hurlow
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March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277993/maggot-therapy-for-wound-care-in-iran-a-case-series-of-the-first-28-patients
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A Mirabzadeh, M J Ladani, B Imani, S A B Rosen, R A Sherman
OBJECTIVE: The need for improved wound care is receiving considerable attention in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Beginning in 2003, maggot therapy (MT) became part of Iran's effort to advance its wound care technology. The first cohort of patients treated with MT was analysed to evaluate the use of this treatment. METHOD: Patients treated with MT at three hospitals in Tehran were analysed retrospectively. Primary outcomes were time to wound debridement and time to wound healing...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277992/in-situ-development-and-application-of-natural-coatings-on-non-absorbable-sutures-to-reduce-incision-site-infections
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R Masood, T Hussain, M Umar, Azeemullah, T Areeb, S Riaz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was the development of a suture line that has antibacterial properties and reduces the chance of wound infection thus facilitating the healing process. METHOD: Hydrolysed chitosan, turmeric powder and clove oil were used in different proportions to formulate antimicrobial coating for the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyamide (Nylon 6) threads. The threads were coated using a lab-scale yarn sizing machine. Tensile, and knot strength of the coated sutures were measured...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277991/letter-to-the-editor-medical-structures-during-war-in-the-homeric-era-paramedics-and-expedition-hospitals
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Christos Koutserimpas, George Samonis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277990/preventing-facial-pressure-ulcers-in-patients-under-non-invasive-mechanical-ventilation-a-randomised-control-trial
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D Peña Otero, D Vazquez Domínguez, L Hernanz Fernández, A Santano Magariño, V Jimenez González, J V García Klepzing, J V Beneit Montesinos
OBJECTIVE: To comparatively assess the efficacy of four different therapeutic strategies to prevent the development of facial pressure ulcers (FPUs) related to the use of non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) with oro-nasal masks in critically ill hospitalised patients. METHOD: This randomised control trial was performed at the high dependency unit in the University General Hospital Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, Spain. Overall, 152 patients with acute respiratory failure were recruited...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277989/dialkylcarbamoyl-chloride-dacc-coated-dressings-in-the-management-and-prevention-of-wound-infection-a-systematic-review
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J P Totty, N Bua, G E Smith, A E Harwood, D Carradice, T Wallace, I C Chetter
OBJECTIVE: Dialkylcarbomoyl chloride (DACC)-coated dressings (Leukomed Sorbact and Cutimed Sorbact) irreversibly bind bacteria at the wound surface that are then removed when the dressing is changed. They are a recent addition to the wound care professional's armamentarium and have been used in a variety of acute and chronic wounds. This systematic review aims to assess the evidence supporting the use of DACC-coated dressings in the clinical environment. METHOD: We included all reports of the clinical use of DACC-coated dressings in relation to wound infection...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182522/the-effects-of-tarantula-cubensis-venom-on-open-wound-healing-in-rats
#14
N Y Gul Satar, I T Cangul, A Topal, H Kurt, V Ipek, G I Onel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and histopathological effects of two different dosages of alcohol extract of Tarantula cubensis (Theranekron) on open wounds. METHOD: A total of 24 Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into Tarantula cubensis extract (TCE1, n=8) 1/10 diluted, TCE (TCE2, n=8), and (3) vehicle-control (0.2 ml of 96 % ethanol, n=8) groups. Experimental full-thickness 1 x 1cm wounds were created on dorsum skin. TCE or vehicle were given systemically by subcutaneous injections on postoperative days 1 and 4...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182521/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-new-coverlet-device-on-skin-microclimate-management-a-pilot-study-in-critical-care-patients
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O Forriez, J Masseline, D Coadic, V David, P Trouiller, B Sztrymf
OBJECTIVE: To test the effect of a new coverlet device, allowing air circulation at the body/underlying surface interface, on skin microclimate management. METHOD: This prospective observational pilot study took place in a 15-bed university-affiliated intensive care unit. Overall, 34 mechanically ventilated patients were included. Skin humidity and temperature were monitored before and after the implementation of the tested device at the occiput, scapulas, buttocks and sacrum...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182520/use-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-after-vulvar-carcinoma-case-studies
#16
E Raimond, A Pelissier, M Etienette Emeriau, C François, O Graesslin
Surgery is widely used to treat vulvar cancer. However, postoperative complications after a vulvectomy can occur in 26-85 % of the cases. Here, the authors describe a complete radical vulvectomy with bilateral inguinal lymph node dissection performed in two patients. Both patients developed infection and wound breakdown postoperatively. Due to failure of local care, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) was started to reduce bacterial rates and tension on wound edges. Accelerated tissue healing was observed in both cases, as well as an improvement in the patients' quality of life...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182519/fix-rooms-could-prevent-infection-in-addicts
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Camila Fronzo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182518/clinical-evaluation-of-a-bioactive-beta-glucan-gel-in-the-treatment-of-hard-to-heal-wounds
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B King, S Barrett, K F Cutting
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this evaluation is to assess the effects of a wound healing gel in a wounds of different aetiologies. METHOD: Data was recorded on the wound surface area, tissue type, and patient level of wound pain at baseline (0) and at weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8. RESULTS: Of the total 39 patients enrolled in the study, 26 patients who complied with the protocol criteria completed the minimum four-week study period. During the 12-week evaluation period, seven of the 26 wounds fully healed and an additional eight wounds showed a reduction in size of more than 50 %...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182537/inter-rater-and-intra-rater-reliability-outcomes-of-a-rapid-bacteria-counting-system-with-pressure-ulcer-samples
#19
G Nakagami, M Mori, M Yoshida, A Kitamura, A Hayashi, T Miyagaki, S Sasaki, J Sugama, H Sanada
OBJECTIVE: Evaluating bacterial load in pressure ulcers (PUs) is key to combat infection; therefore, using technologies to measure bacterial count can be particularly useful. A rapid bacteria counting system was recently developed and introduced to the wound care field. However, its reliability was not established. This cross-sectional study aimed to evaluate the inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of bacterial count using this rapid counting system. METHOD: We took bacterial swabs from patients with category I or greater PUs to assess inter- and intra-rater reliability...
February 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182536/prevalence-of-skin-tears-in-the-extremities-among-elderly-residents-at-a-nursing-home-in-denmark
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J Skiveren, B Wahlers, S Bermark
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of skin tears in the extremities and explore factors in relation to skin tears in elderly residents at a Danish nursing home. METHOD: The study was designed as a point prevalence survey and conducted at a nursing home with 140 residents >65 years of age. The residents were assessed for presence, number and location of skin tears. Data were collected using a data collection sheet developed for this study...
February 2017: Journal of Wound Care
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