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International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862056/the-use-of-engineered-bilayered-skin-myderm-tm-in-the-management-of-massive-skin-defect-in-grade-iii-gustilo-anderson-open-fracture
#1
Nor Hazla Mohamed Haflah, Min Hwei Ng, Mohd Heikal Mohd Yunus, Amaramalar Selvee Naicker, Ohnmar Htwe, Muhammad Fahmi, Mohamad Fikeri Ishak, Wan Tai Seet, Khairul Anuar Khairoji, Manira Maarof, Kien Hui Chua, Sharen Aini Shamsuddin, Ruszymah Idrus
Open fracture Gustilo-Anderson grade IIIC is associated with higher risk of infection and problems with soft tissue coverage. Various methods have been used for soft tissue coverage in open fractures with large skin defect. We report a case of a patient who had grade IIIC open fracture of the tibia with posterior tibial artery injury. The patient underwent external fixation and reduction. Because of potential compartment syndrome after vascular repair, fasciotomy of the posterior compartment was performed. This wound, however, became infected and because of further debridement, gave rise to a large skin defect...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862037/the-relationship-between-osteomyelitis-complication-and-drug-resistant-infection-risk-in-diabetic-foot-ulcer-a-meta-analysis
#2
Yin Chen, Hui Ding, Hua Wu, Hong-Lin Chen
In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between osteomyelitis complications and drug-resistant infection risk in diabetic foot ulcer. Searches of MEDLINE and ISI databases were performed for the studies. Odds ratios (ORs) for drug-resistant infection incidence were calculated for diabetic foot ulcer patients with or without osteomyelitis complications. Eleven studies (12 cohorts) with 1526 patients were included in this study. Meta-analysis showed that the summary OR was 3.343 (95% CI = 2.355-4...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836481/empirical-antibiotic-treatment-in-diabetic-foot-infection-a-study-focusing-on-the-culture-and-antibiotic-sensitivity-in-a-population-from-southern-china
#3
Wen-Xia Wu, Dan Liu, Yi-Wen Wang, Chuan Wang, Chuan Yang, Xing-Zhou Liu, Li-Fang Mai, Meng Ren, Li Yan
Diabetic foot and subsequent diabetic ulcer infections are the most devastating complication of diabetes. This study was conducted to explore the bacterial spectrum, sensitivity of microbials, and analysis of the empirical antibiotic regimens in our health center. The study included patients with diabetic foot ulcer infection (DFI) seen from 2009 to 2014. The patients included had all information covering the physical examination, laboratory tests, and image examinations. We sent appropriately obtained specimens for culture prior to starting empirical antibiotic therapy in all participants...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836470/the-effectiveness-of-emla-as-a-primary-dressing-on-painful-chronic-leg-ulcers-effects-on-wound-healing-and-health-related-quality-of-life
#4
Anne Purcell, Thomas Buckley, Judith Fethney, Jennie King, Wendy Moyle, Andrea P Marshall
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of EMLA 5% cream applied to painful chronic leg ulcers (CLUs) as a primary dressing on wound healing and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). A pilot, parallel-group, nonblinded, randomized controlled trial was conducted in 6 community nursing procedure clinics in New South Wales, Australia. A total of 60 participants with painful CLUs of varied etiology were randomly assigned to the intervention (EMLA daily for 4 weeks as a primary dressing, followed by usual care) or usual care only...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825333/reverse-distally-based-abductor-hallucis-muscle-flap-for-soft-tissue-coverage-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-wounds
#5
Edgardo R Rodriguez-Collazo, Ryan J Pereira, Grace C Craig
Loss of soft tissue coverage distally around the foot poses threats of amputation of the exposed boney structures. An amputation of a portion of the foot leads to loss of the biomechanical structural integrity of the foot. This promulgates an imbalance with its inherent risks of developing new ulcers. This in turn potentiates the limb loss cycle. The reverse abductor hallucis muscle flap is ideally suited for small to moderate-sized defects in the vicinity of the first metatarsophalangeal joint based on its arc of rotation...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741388/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-the-effect-of-the-four-herb-chinese-medicine-anbp-on-promoting-mouse-skin-wound-healing
#6
Li Chen, Qian Hou, Zhong-Zhi Zhou, Mei-Rong Li, Ling-Zhi Zhong, Xiang-Dong Deng, Zi-Ying Zhu, Zhong-Yi Cheng, Jun Zhu, Cong-Lian Xiang, Wen-Jun He, Xiao-Bing Fu
Traditional Chinese medicine has great potential to improve wound healing. ANBP, the mixture of 4 Chinese herbs- Agrimoniapilosa, Nelumbonucifera, Boswelliacarteri, and Pollen typhae-is effective in trauma treatment while its mechanism is still elusive. In this study, quantitative proteomics and bioinformatics analyses were performed to decipher the possible roles of ANBP in accelerated wound healing of mouse skin. Among all 3171 identified proteins, 90, 71, 80, and 140 proteins were found to be differently expressed in 6 hours, 3 days, 7 days, and 14 days ANBP-treated tissues compared with corresponding control tissues, respectively...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915777/unmet-needs-in-wound-healing
#7
Kittipan Rerkasem, Raj Mani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915776/sharing-the-vision-innovation-integration-and-new-horizons-report-of-the-third-transatlantic-wound-science-and-podiatric-medicine-conference-2017
#8
Georgina Gethin, Caroline McIntosh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915775/wound-healing-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-topical-hyaluronic-acid-injection-in-surgical-site-infection-caused-by-staphylococcus-aureus
#9
Jin Hyung Park, Eon Ju Park, Hyung Suk Yi
Surgical-site infection (SSI) is a common postoperative complication, primarily caused by Staphylococcus aureus. S aureus produces hyaluronidase which degrades hyaluronic acid (HA). HA prevents bacterial proliferation and has anti-inflammatory effects to promote wound healing. We evaluated the effect of HA injection with systemic antibiotics for prevention and treatment of SSIs caused by S aureus. An open wound was created on the dorsum of 40 rats. The wound bed was sutured with S aureus inoculated thread. The test group was injected with HA (HA group), and the control group received a subcutaneous injection of normal saline (NS group)...
September 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915774/pyoderma-gangrenosum-a-current-problem-as-much-as-an-unknown-one
#10
Valerio Vallini, Roberto Andreini, Angelo Bonadio
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare neutrophilic inflammatory skin disease, characterized by recurrent skin ulcers, which in almost 50% of cases are associated with systemic autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, chronic hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, paraproteinemias and hematological malignancies. A systematic search of literature for PG was carried out using the PubMed, Embase, and Google Scholar databases for the purpose of this review and 2780 articles were retrieved up to February 2017...
September 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682732/microrna-155-inhibition-promoted-wound-healing-in-diabetic-rats
#11
Junna Ye, Yutian Kang, Xiaofang Sun, Pengwen Ni, Minjie Wu, Shuliang Lu
Diabetes leads to amputation in approximately 15% to 20% of patients and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Thus, improving the quality of wound healing in this condition is essential. Diabetes is associated with acute/chronic inflammation affecting all organs especially the foot, while, inhibition of microRNA-155 (miR-155) has been reported to improve or reduce inflammatory situation. However, the role of miR-155 inhibition in promoting diabetic wound healing is not clear. To further study the potential benefit of miR-155 inhibition, a study of male Sprague-Dawley rats was conducted and diabetes was induced by injection of streptozotocin...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682731/end-stage-renal-disease-negatively-affects-physical-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-complications
#12
Katherine M Raspovic, Junho Ahn, Javier La Fontaine, Larry A Lavery, Dane K Wukich
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on health-related quality of life (QOL) in patients with diabetic foot disease. We compared a group of 30 diabetic patients with ESRD requiring dialysis to a group of 60 diabetic patients without ESRD. Both groups consisted of patients with active diabetic foot disease (ulcer, Charcot, infection) and were matched with regard to age and gender. Self-reported QOL was assessed using the Short Form-36 (SF-36) physical and mental component summary (PCS and MCS) scores and the region-specific Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM)...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682730/the-influence-of-ages-environment-on-proliferation-apoptosis-homeostasis-and-endothelial-cell-differentiation-of-human-adipose-stem-cells
#13
Jia-Hong Gong, Jiao-Yun Dong, Ting Xie, Shu-Liang Lu
The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes of proliferation, apoptosis, homeostasis, and differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells (hASCs) in the simulated diabetic microenvironment and discuss the potential of the mesenchymal stem cell in the treatment of chronic diabetic wound. We simulated diabetic microenvironment with glycation end products (AGEs) in vitro and studied the changes of hASCs in proliferation and apoptosis. We found that AGEs inhibited the proliferation and lead to hASCs apoptosis, and the endothelial cell directed differentiation was also inhibited...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682729/the-extract-of-lycium-depressum-stocks-enhances-wound-healing-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#14
Siamak Naji, Leila Zarei, Masoumeh Pourjabali, Rahim Mohammadi
In diabetes, impaired wound healing and other tissue abnormalities are considered major concerns. The aim of the present study was to assess the wound-healing activity of methanolic extracts of the extract of Lycium depressum leaves. A total of 60 healthy male Wistar diabetic rats weighing approximately 160 to 180 g and 7 weeks of age were randomized into 10 groups for incision and excision wound models: sham surgery group (SHAM), including creation of wounds and no treatment; base formulation group (FG) with creation of wounds and application of base formulation ointment; treatment group 1 (TG1) with 1 g of powder extract of the plant material in ointment; treatment group 2 (TG2) with 2 g; and treatment group 4 (TG3) with 4 g of powder extract of the plant material in ointment...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682728/improved-quality-of-life-after-transtibial-amputation-in-patients-with-diabetes-related-foot-complications
#15
Dane K Wukich, Junho Ahn, Katherine M Raspovic, Javier La Fontaine, Larry A Lavery
The purpose of this study was to evaluate health-related quality of life after major lower-extremity amputation in a cohort of patients with diabetes mellitus. We evaluated 81 patients with diabetes and transtibial amputation (TTA) who had a minimum of 1 year of follow-up. Of these 81 patients, 50.6% completed the Short Form Survey (SF-36) and the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) preoperatively and postoperatively. Outcome measures before and after TTA were compared using Welch's ANOVA for continuous variables and Fisher's exact test for categorical variables...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682727/bacterial-prevalence-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-clinical-isolates-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-in-the-northeast-of-tamaulipas-mexico
#16
Mario Sánchez-Sánchez, Wendy Lizeth Cruz-Pulido, Eduardo Bladinieres-Cámara, Rodrigo Alcalá-Durán, Gildardo Rivera-Sánchez, Virgilio Bocanegra-García
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a serious and common problem in patients with diabetes mellitus and constitute one of the major causes of lower extremity amputation. The microbiological profile of DFUs depends on the acute or chronic character of the wound. Aerobic gram-positive cocci are the predominant organisms isolated from DFUs. Diabetic foot biopsies from patients admitted to the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Hospital of the Northeast, in Reynosa, Tamaulipas from December 2011 to April 2016 were analyzed...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682726/the-effectiveness-of-calf-muscle-electrostimulation-on-vascular-perfusion-and-walking-capacity-in-patients-living-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-peripheral-artery-disease
#17
Christian Ellul, Cynthia Formosa, Alfred Gatt, Auon Abbas Hamadani, David G Armstrong
The aim of the study was to explore calf muscle electrostimulation on arterial inflow and walking capacity in claudicants with peripheral artery disease and diabetes mellitus. A prospective, 1-group, pretest-posttest study design was used on 40 high-risk participants (n = 40) who exhibited bilateral limb ischemia (ankle brachial pressure index [ABPI] <0.90), diabetes mellitus, and calf muscle claudication. A program of calf muscle electrical stimulation with varying frequency (1-250 Hz) was prescribed for 1 hour per day for 12 weeks...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682725/a-randomized-controlled-trial-on-the-outcome-in-comparing-an-alginate-silver-dressing-with-a-conventional-treatment-of-a-necrotizing-fasciitis-wound
#18
Jarernchon Meekul, Arnon Chotirosniramit, Woraluck Himakalasa, Saritphat Orrapin, Antika Wongthanee, Orapin Pongtam, Kanokwan Kulprachakarn, Kittipan Rerkasem
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a high morbidity and mortality disease and also demands high economic resources. The standard treatment of NF is surgical debridement and proper dressing for wound bed preparation. The efficacy of silver alginate dressing can inhibit the growth of microorganisms and keep the environment clean for wound bed preparation. However an optimal dressing to manage such wounds has yet to emerge. NF patients who were admitted between April 2013 and May 2016 were randomized to have wound dressing using either silver dressing (Ag group) or normal saline solution gauze (NSS group)...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682724/does-everything-that-s-counted-count-value-of-inflammatory-markers-for-following-therapy-and-predicting-outcome-in-diabetic-foot-infection
#19
Eric Ong, Sumaya Farran, Michelle Salloum, Summer Gardner, Nicholas Giovinco, David G Armstrong, Kathryn R Matthias, David E Nix, Mayar Al Mohajer
To assess the severity of inflammation associated with diabetic foot infection (DFI), values of inflammatory markers such as white blood count (WBC), C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) are often measured and tracked over time. It remains unclear if these markers can aid the clinician in the diagnosis and management of DFI, and ensure more rational use of antibiotics. Hospitalized adult patients (n = 379) with DFI were retrospectively assessed for abnormal inflammatory markers, correlation between values of inflammatory markers, and clinical diagnosis on initial admission and on last follow-up...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682723/treating-giant-congenital-nevus-with-integra-dermal-regeneration-template-in-a-9-year-old-girl
#20
Zoran Barcot, Dakovic Bacalja Inga, Bozidar Zupancic, Vedran Bacalja
Integra dermal regeneration template has been well established in treating deep extensive burns, but there are very few cases reported of treating large full-thickness skin defects such as giant nevi. Apart from psychological and cosmetic burdens, the giant congenital nevus carries increased risk of malignant alteration. We present the case of a 9-year-old girl with a giant congenital nevus on her left lower leg. A total excision was done and she was successfully treated with Integra (LifeSciences Corp, Plainsboro, NJ)...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
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