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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30204580/treatment-options-for-partial-auricle-reconstruction-a-prospective-study-of-outcomes-and-patient-satisfaction
#1
Nazia U Habiba, Arshad H Khan, Mohammed F Khurram, Mohammed Kamran Khan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the various methods and outcomes of post-traumatic partial auricle wound reconstruction, and to review the benefit to the patient's quality of life and their psychological improvement after the operation. METHODS: The prospective study included patients who suffered from post-traumatic partial auricular wounds. The defects were repaired using various techniques including simple local cutaneous advancement flaps, tube flaps, cartilage framework using conchal and costal cartilage with local skin flap cover...
September 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30204579/a-clinical-observation-evaluation-of-bioactive-soluble-beta-glucan-gel-compared-with-standard-care
#2
Sharon D Hunt
OBJECTIVE: Clinicians across all health-care settings are challenged daily by wounds that are slow or static in healing due to time constraints, reduced resources and the negative impact upon the patient's quality of life (QoL). Community settings are particularly challenging due to the varied environments, patient social, psychological and financial constraints, and multi-clinician wound care monitoring. The aim of this clinical evaluation is to clinically evaluate bioactive soluble beta-glucan gel (BSBG) on those wounds that have stalled at four weeks as an adjunct to normal standards of care...
September 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30204578/clinical-assessment-of-a-foam-dressing-containing-growth-factor-enhancing-hydrated-polyurethanes
#3
Jacek Mikosiński, Marek Kotala, Markus Stücker, Krystyna Twardowska-Saucha, Bernd Bonnekoh, Konrad Pańczak, Tomasz Aleksiejew-Kleszczyński, Joachim Dissemond, Sabine A Eming, Daniela Kaspar, Anne Rousseau, Johanna Bewert, Wiebke Schröder, Hans Smola
OBJECTIVE: This study assesses a novel dressing concept in venous leg ulcer (VLU) patients. It is based on boosting endogenous growth factor activities synthesised by functional granulation tissue. METHODS: Patients received treatment for eight weeks with a hydrated polyurethane-containing foam dressing plus concomitant compression therapy. Wound area reduction (WAR), percentage of wounds achieving a relative WAR of ≥40% and ≥60%, wound pain ratings for the last 24 hours and at dressing changes, EQ-5D Quality of Life questionnaire data, dressing handling and safety parameters were recorded...
September 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30204577/clinical-and-in-vitro-performance-of-an-antibiofilm-hydrofiber-wound-dressing
#4
Ruth Scully, Jennifer Hurlow, Mike Walker, Daniel Metcalf, David Parsons, Philip Bowler
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical and in vitro performance of a next-generation antibiofilm silver dressing (NGAD) with an established antimicrobial dressing technology that was developed before the recognition of wound biofilm as a clinical challenge. METHOD: Real-life evaluations of challenging wounds managed previously with cadexomer iodine (CI) dressings followed by switching to NGAD were evaluated alongside electron, confocal and light microscopy images from a challenging, in vitro, exuding chronic wound model...
September 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30204576/shockwave-therapy-in-selected-soft-tissue-diseases-a-literature-review
#5
Patrycja Dolibog, Andrzej Franek, Ligia Brzezińska-Wcisło, Paweł Dolibog, Beata Wróbel, Hubert Arasiewicz, Daria Chmielewska
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study is to present the current state of knowledge on the use of shockwave therapy (SWT) in the treatment of soft tissue wounds, by reviewing the available literature. METHOD: Medical databases were searched for articles using the keywords: 'shockwave AND wound healing', 'shockwave AND ulcers', 'shockwave AND burns', 'shockwave AND bedsores', 'shockwave AND diabetic foot ulcer', 'ESWT AND wound healing', 'shock wave AND diabetic gangrene'...
September 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30204575/cell-salvage-in-acute-and-chronic-wounds-a-potential-treatment-strategy-experimental-data-and-early-clinical-results
#6
Dieter Mayer, David Armstrong, Greg Schultz, Steven Percival, Matt Malone, Marco Romanelli, David Keast, Steven Jeffery
On 9 May 2018, the authors took part in a closed panel discussion on the impact of cell salvage in acute and chronic wounds. The goal was to deliberate the possible use of plurogel micelle matrix (PMM) as a new treatment strategy for wound healing and the authors openly shared their experiences, thoughts, experimental data and early clinical results. The outcome of the panel discussion has been abridged in this paper. The cell membrane consists of a lipid bilayer, which provides a diffusion barrier separating the inside of a cell from its environment...
September 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30204574/role-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-healing-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-prospective-study
#7
Shailendra Pal Singh, Vishal Kumar, Anand Pandey, Pinki Pandey, Vipin Gupta, Rajesh Verma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in healing diabetic fool ulcers (DFUs), and to compare the rate of healing and final outcome with conventional therapy. METHOD: A prospective study conducted between October 2013 and July 2015. Participants were divided in to two groups: a study group in which PRP was used and a control group receiving standard therapy. Wound assessment was carried out according to the Bates-Jensen Wound Assessment Tool at 0, 7, 14, 21 and 28 days...
September 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30204573/read-listen-question-and-debate
#8
Randall Wolcott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30204572/how-many-patients-do-i-need-part-1
#9
John Stephenson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30204571/treatment-of-chronic-infected-post-oncological-wounds-with-a-dermal-matrix-two-case-studies
#10
Victor Desmond Mandel, Flavia Persechino, Fiorentini, Erica Passini, Cristina Magnoni
The reconstruction of complex wounds in patients with comorbidities in the lower extremities is a challenging problem for surgeons. Skin grafting is frequently used to cover large skin defects, but it has several limits, including unwanted outcomes resulting from scars, poor elasticity and limitations in joint movement due to contractures. Locoregional flaps, particularly in the lower limbs, have limited application due to the size of the defect. Tissue engineering of the skin has offered major improvements in the coverage of large defects...
September 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30207851/managing-necrotising-fasciitis-to-reduce-mortality-and-increase-limb-salvage
#11
Youn Hwan Kim, Jeong Hyun Ha, Jeong Tae Kim, Sang Wha Kim
OBJECTIVE: Necrotising fasciitis is a rare soft-tissue infection with a high mortality rate. In this paper we describe our management protocol for necrotising fasciitis, focused on surgical approaches, which increased patients' survival rate. METHOD: Between March 2009 and December 2014, patients suspected of having necrotising fasciitis (based on laboratory and MRI examinations), underwent management for the infection. A patient suspected of having necrotising fasciitis had surgical exploration performed within eight hours...
September 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30207850/nano-colloidal-silver-and-chitosan-bioactive-wound-dressings-in-managing-diabetic-foot-ulcers-case-series
#12
Harikrishna K R Nair
OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness of nano-colloidal silver and chitosan bioactive wound dressings in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). METHOD: Patients with DFUs were selected randomly. Wound size, appearance and presence of infection were recorded at each dressing change. RESULTS: We assessed five patients in this case series. The use of both nano-colloidal silver and chitosan biopolymer dressings aided wound healing. The patients did not require surgical debridement or amputation...
September 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30207849/increasing-productivity-with-smartphone-digital-imagery-wound-measurements-and-analysis
#13
Harikrishna K R Nair
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim was to determine the productivity increase using digital imagery for better documentation and analysis. A case series was done in a specialised care centre with patients managed with advanced dressings and using state-of-the-art smartphone technology for documentation to save costs and time. METHOD: Wounds were cleansed and debrided before using the application to photograph, document, measure and analyse the wounds. The smartphone app was oriented parallel to the plane of the wound, where possible, to obtain accurate measurements...
September 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30207848/venous-leg-ulcers-managed-using-polyurethane-foam-with-a-micropore-dressing-two-case-reports
#14
Harikrishna K R Nair
BACKGROUND: Cases of venous leg ulcers (VLU) are expected to rise due to the rapidly ageing population in Malaysia. Central to the management of these wounds is compression therapy together with an appropriate wound dressing. Pain and discomfort during dressing changes are common in these patients. Polyurethane foam dressings with SMARTPORE technology (micropore dressing; Mundipharma) facilitate vertical absorption of exudate to reduce risks of wound and periwound area maceration. They support easy dressing removal with less pain and trauma to the wound bed...
September 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30207847/knee-reconstruction-using-a-distally-based-anterolateral-thigh-flap-an-anatomical-cadaveric-study
#15
Kamonwan Jenwitheesuk, Phonnapas Sukprasert, Kengkart Winaikosol, Nattapan Jantajang
OBJECTIVE: To study the vascular territory of the descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery and its anastomosis around the knee and to identify the cutaneous perforator supply to the distally-based or reverse flow anterolateral thigh (dbALT) flap. In particular, the distance of the first perforator branch arising from the knee and above region, as well as the number of branches and position of each perforator, beneficial for effective flap design, are also examined. METHOD: Fresh cadaveric lower limbs were dissected and the distance of the first perforator branch arising from the knee and above regions, which are vascular supplies for flaps, as well as the number of branches and position of each perforator are described...
September 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30207846/reconstruction-of-infected-trunk-wounds-with-pedicled-rectus-abdominis-musculocutaneous-flaps-a-retrospective-case-series
#16
Chi Sun Yoon, Chang Gyun Kim, Hoon Kim, Kyu Nam Kim
OBJECTIVE: To completely treat and cover extensively infected trunk defects, reconstruction should be performed using a sufficiently vascularised flap, such as a muscle or musculocutaneous flap after perfect debridement. These reconstructive surgeries are challenging in patients with severe comorbidities. In this case series, we describe extensively infected trunk defect reconstruction, in patients with severe comorbidities, using a pedicled rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap and suggest an algorithm for reconstruction...
September 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30207845/bond-and-heal-from-asia-with-love
#17
Harikrishna K R Nair
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30207844/continuous-diffusion-of-oxygen-improves-diabetic-foot-ulcer-healing-when-compared-with-a-placebo-control-a-randomised-double-blind-multicentre-study
#18
Mark Q Niederauer, Joel E Michalek, Qianqian Liu, Klearchos K Papas, Lawrence A Lavery, David G Armstrong
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess whether continuous diffusion of oxygen improves healing in people receiving treatment for diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). METHOD: A double-blind, placebo control randomised study to receive either active continuous diffusion of oxygen (CDO) therapy using an active CDO device, or a fully operational placebo device without delivering oxygen. Patients were followed until closure or 12 weeks. Patients, caretakers, treating physicians and independent evaluators were blinded to the study arm...
September 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30207843/medical-applications-of-cold-atmospheric-plasma-state-of-the-science
#19
Mina Izadjoo, Sullivan Zack, Hosan Kim, Jeffry Skiba
Cold atmospheric plasmas (CAP) have been used in multiple medical fields and have become a promising medical technology. CAP-generating devices are safe and easy to operate and can now be manufactured at a low cost due to advancements in electronics and microchips. A primary application of CAP is as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial technology. With the high incidence of infections caused by drug-resistant microorganisms, a non-antibiotic based treatment modality such as CAP holds great therapeutic promise, particularly in the wound care field...
September 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30207842/wound-healer-to-the-rescue
#20
Michael Miller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
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