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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917617/chronic-oedema-a-prevalent-health-care-problem-for-uk-health-services
#1
Christine J Moffatt, Vaughan Keeley, Peter J Franks, Anna Rich, Lorraine L Pinnington
Chronic oedema (CO) is a major clinical problem worldwide, which has many important secondary consequences for health, activity and participation. Effective treatment planning and organisation of services is dependent on an understanding of the condition and its epidemiology. This cross-sectional study was designed to estimate the point prevalence of CO within the health services of one UK urban population and to determine the proportions that have concurrent leg ulceration. Patients with CO in all anatomic sites were ascertained by health care professionals in one acute and one community hospital, all relevant outpatient and community nursing services, general practices and all nursing/residential homes in one urban catchment area (Derby City)...
December 4, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910230/an-unusual-presentation-of-postaxial-polydactyly-of-the-foot
#2
Daniel López-López, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, Adolfo Laureano Bautista Casasnovas
A 6-month-old Caucasian baby is described with a postaxial polydactyly of the letf foot. Radiographic examination revealed the accessory digit was composed of soft tissue, some with a tiny osseous element, originated from around the metatarsophalangeal joint, defined by floating type (FT). The parents had consistent difficulty putting shoes. We encountered an exceedingly rare presentation of FT, to our inspection, had neither been previously related in published studies. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the unusual case of congenital deformity lesion on the left foot to be reported in the medical literature...
December 2, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905181/effectiveness-of-collagen-oxidised-regenerated-cellulose-silver-containing-composite-wound-dressing-for-the-treatment-of-medium-depth-split-thickness-skin-graft-donor-site-wounds-in-multi-morbid-patients-a-prospective-non-comparative-single-centre-study
#3
Alexander Konstantinow, Tatjana V Fischer, Johannes Ring
Split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) is a widely used method in reconstructive surgery, but donor site wounds (DSWs) are often slow healing and painful. This prospective study evaluated the performance of a composite wound dressing containing collagen/oxidised regenerated cellulose in the treatment of medium-depth (0·4 mm) DSWs in 25 multi-morbid patients with chronic leg ulcers requiring STSG. The range of patients' ages was 44-84 years (mean 71·6 years) with DSW sizes ranging between 12 and 162 cm(2) (mean 78 cm(2) )...
December 1, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868341/a-single-arm-trial-indirect-comparison-investigation-a-proof-of-concept-method-to-predict-venous-leg-ulcer-healing-time-for-a-new-acellular-synthetic-matrix-matched-to-standard-care-control
#4
Ronald Shannon, Andrea Nelson
To compare data on time to healing from two separate cohorts: one treated with a new acellular synthetic matrix plus standard care (SC) and one matched from four large UK pragmatic, randomised controlled trials [venous leg ulcer (VLU) evidence network]. We introduce a new proof-of-concept strategy to a VLU clinical evidence network, propensity score matching and sensitivity analysis to predict the feasibility of the new acellular synthetic matrix plus SC for success in future randomised, controlled clinical trials...
November 20, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863023/skin-necrosis-after-filler-associated-vascular-compromise-successful-treatment-with-topical-epidermal-growth-factor
#5
LETTER
Ji Yeon Hong, Sun Young Choi, Kapsok Li, Beom Joon Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790848/successful-treatment-of-pyoderma-gangrenosum-with-granulocyte-and-monocyte-adsorption-apheresis
#6
LETTER
Irene Russo, Serena Miotto, Anna Colpo, Piero Marson, Tiziana Tison, Anna Ferrazzi, Mauro Alaibac
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a neutrophilic dermatosis clinically characterised by the presence of painful skin ulcerations with erythematous and undetermined borders and histologically by the presence of neutrophilic infiltrates in the dermis. Granulocyte and monocyte adsorption apheresis, also called granulocytapheresis, is a therapeutic strategy for extracorporeal immunomodulation that selectively removes activated granulocytes and monocytes/macrophages from the peripheral blood. Here, we report a case of a 73-year-old patient affected by a severe form of pyoderma gangrenosum presenting with multiple painful ulcers and pustules on his trunk and extremities...
October 28, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785878/epidermal-grafting-for-wound-healing-a-review-on-the-harvesting-systems-the-ultrastructure-of-the-graft-and-the-mechanism-of-wound-healing
#7
Muholan Kanapathy, Nadine Hachach-Haram, Nicola Bystrzonowski, John T Connelly, Edel A O'Toole, David L Becker, Afshin Mosahebi, Toby Richards
Epidermal grafting for wound healing involves the transfer of the epidermis from a healthy location to cover a wound. The structural difference of the epidermal graft in comparison to the split-thickness skin graft and full-thickness skin graft contributes to the mechanism of effect. While skin grafting is an epidermal transfer, little is known about the precise mechanism of wound healing by epidermal graft. This paper aims to explore the evolution of the epidermal graft harvesting system over the last five decades, the structural advantages of epidermal graft for wound healing and the current hypotheses on the mechanism of wound healing by epidermal graft...
October 27, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778451/management-of-extremely-hard-to-heal-extremity-wounds-with-severe-life-threatening-complications
#8
Aijia Cai, Anja M Boos, Andreas Arkudas, Raymund E Horch
The introduction of neoadjuvant radiotherapy has allowed limb-preserving surgical treatment in patients with extremity soft tissue sarcoma, and the overall prognosis of this approach is similar to that of limb amputation. The benefits of this treatment, however, are often accompanied with a higher risk of major complications and blood vessel damage because of radiation-induced inflammation and necrosis of the vessel wall. In particular, it is associated with the rupture of large vessels like the femoral artery and more severe complications of wounds located in the proximal lower extremity...
October 25, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758078/skin-property-can-predict-the-development-of-skin-tears-among-elderly-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
#9
Yuiko Koyano, Gojiro Nakagami, Shinji Iizaka, Junko Sugama, Hiromi Sanada
The aim of this study was to identify skin properties that may be used to predict the development of a skin tear (ST) among elderly patients. A prospective cohort study was conducted among elderly patients aged 65 and older (N = 149) at a long-term medical facility in Japan over an 8-month period. Skin properties at baseline were measured on the forearm using a 20-MHz ultrasound scanner, which measured the thickness of the dermis layer and low-echogenic pixels, and skin blotting method, which evaluated the levels of collagen type IV, matrix metalloproteinase-2 and tumour necrosis factor-alpha...
October 19, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748039/low-level-stretching-accelerates-cell-migration-into-a-gap
#10
Samer Toume, Amit Gefen, Daphne Weihs
We observed that radially stretching cell monolayers at a low level (3%) increases the rate at which they migrate to close a gap formed by in vitro injury. Wound healing has been shown to accelerate in vivo when deformations are topically applied, for example, by negative pressure wound therapy. However, the direct effect of deformations on cell migration during gap closure is still unknown. Thus, we have evaluated the effect of radially applied, sustained (static) tensile strain on the kinematics of en mass cell migration...
October 17, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748034/development-of-bullous-pemphigoid-during-the-haemodialysis-of-a-young-man-case-report-and-literature-survey
#11
Katarzyna Osipowicz, Agnieszka Kalinska-Bienias, Cezary Kowalewski, Katarzyna Wozniak
Haemodialysis is the most frequent form of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in patients with end-stage renal disorder (ESRD). Patients with ESRD frequently develop skin problems, mainly xerosis, pruritus and hyperpigmentation, as well as bullous diseases, mainly porphyria or pseudoporphyria and, in some cases, bullous pemphigoid (BP). BP is the most common autoimmune sub-epidermal blistering disease, and it predominantly affects elderly people. Clinically, BP is characterised by generalised pruritic, bullous eruptions and urticaria-like lesions...
October 17, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723248/risk-factors-for-ulceration-over-tophi-in-patients-with-gout
#12
Jianjun Xu, Cai Lin, Peng Zhang, Jianghui Ying
Ulceration over tophi in patients with gout usually causes a number of clinical problems. The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors for ulceration of tophi in patients with gout. Patients with gout who had tophi with or without ulceration were prospectively recruited and underwent a comprehensive clinical assessment. Clinical factors independently associated with the presence of ulceration were analysed using logistic regression models. Of the 113 participants, 18 (13·7%) had clinically apparent ulceration over tophi...
October 10, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723246/comparison-of-five-systems-of-classification-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-and-predictive-factors-for-amputation
#13
Byung-Joon Jeon, Hwan Jun Choi, Jin Seok Kang, Min Sung Tak, Eun Soo Park
Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder. Among various complications, diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disorders are closely associated with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Lower extremity ulcers and amputations are ongoing problems among individuals with diabetes. There are several classification systems for DFUs; however, no prognostic system has to date been accepted as the gold standard or the optimum prediction tool for amputations. A retrospective study was designed. Demographic data and baseline laboratory data were gathered and scored or evaluated using five representative DFU classification systems...
October 10, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696723/use-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-on-malignant-wounds%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#14
Stephen S Cai, Arvind U Gowda, Richard H Alexander, Ronald P Silverman, Nelson H Goldberg, Yvonne M Rasko
The presence of malignancy is considered a contraindication to the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) because of concerns that it may promote tumourigenesis and expedite metastasis. This notion is extrapolated from studies evaluating NPWT in normal tissues. Despite the absence of direct evidence, the use of this technology in malignant wounds is widely considered a contraindication. We present the case of a patient with treatment-resistant metastatic colon cancer, who developed a chronic abdominal wound with positive margins...
October 3, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696708/pedicled-medial-sural-perforator-flap-for-the-reconstruction-of-knee-defects
#15
I-Han Chiang, Chia-Chun Wu, Shyi-Gen Chen, Chih-Hsin Wang
Soft tissue defects exposing the patellar tendon or bone are common in patients who have experienced trauma or implant infection. The purpose of this article is to present our experience of six patients who underwent reconstruction of soft tissue defects of the knee using a pedicled medial sural perforator flap. Between November 2013 and November 2015, six patients who presented with a soft tissue defect overlying the knee were admitted to our hospital. After adequate debridement or wide excision of the tumour, these patients underwent pedicled medial sural perforator flap placement to resurface the complex soft tissue defects and to provide a gliding surface for the exposed patellar tendon...
October 3, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696697/prescribing-antibiotics-in-diabetic-foot-infection-what-is-the-role-of-initial-microscopy-and-culture-of-tissue-samples
#16
Robin Chisman, Danielle Lowry, Mujahid A Saeed, Alok Tiwari, Miruna D David
The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of microscopy, Gram stain and the culture of tissue samples in the antibiotic treatment of patients with diabetic foot infection. A retrospective review of patients with a diabetic foot infection was undertaken. Data analysed included the severity of infection, antibiotic prescribing patterns, microscopy and culture results. A total of 71 patients were included, from whom 114 tissue samples were collected. Gram stain results were in agreement with final culture results in 45·8% (n = 54) of samples...
October 3, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696694/the-care-of-transmetatarsal-amputation-in-diabetic-foot-gangrene
#17
Michele Ammendola, Rosario Sacco, Lucia Butrico, Giuseppe Sammarco, Stefano de Franciscis, Raffaele Serra
Diabetic foot ulcerations may determine minor or major amputation, with a high impact on patients' life expectation and quality of life and on economic burden. Among minor amputations, transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) appears to be the most effective in terms of limb salvage rates and in maintaining foot and ankle biomechanics. In spite of this, TMA needs particular pre- and postoperative management in order to avoid the frequent failure rates. A systematic review was undertaken of studies concerning TMA and its care in diabetic foot gangrene...
October 3, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696693/the-silent-overall-burden-of-foot-disease-in-a-representative-hospitalised-population
#18
Peter A Lazzarini, Sheree E Hurn, Suzanne S Kuys, Maarten C Kamp, Vanessa Ng, Courtney Thomas, Scott Jen, Jude Wills, Ewan M Kinnear, Michael C d'Emden, Lloyd F Reed
The aims of this study were to investigate the point prevalence, and associated independent factors, for foot disease (ulcers, infections and ischaemia) in a representative hospitalised population. We included 733 (83%) of 883 eligible adult inpatients across five representative Australian hospitals on one day. We collected an extensive range of self-reported characteristics from participants. We examined all participants to clinically diagnose foot disease (ulcers, infections and ischaemia) and amputation procedures...
October 3, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681476/squamous-cell-carcinoma-complicating-a-chronic-lesion-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Natanel Jourabchi, Alexander H Fischer, Ashley Cimino-Mathews, Kevin M Waters, Ginette A Okoye
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) arising from chronic hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is rare; however, the morbidity associated with this presentation is high and management has not been standardised or optimised. We present a case of HS of the perineum and buttocks complicated by SCC, requiring multiple extensive surgical resections. Adjuvant radiotherapy was withheld initially because of concern for poor healing of the surgical wound but was eventually initiated after a second recurrence was identified. The patient ultimately expired 4 years after the initial diagnosis of SCC...
September 29, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681337/a-not-so-sweet-diagnosis%C3%A2-%C3%A2-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-masquerading-as-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#20
Mussa Mensa, Zita M Jessop, Nick Wilson-Jones, Iain S Whitaker
Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is a rare small-vessel vasculitis characterised by neutrophilic inflammation of post-capillary venules. Incidence varies from 3 to 4.5 per 100 000 people per year. Patients typically present with painful, itchy purpura and erythema, although clinical manifestations can vary making diagnosis a challenge. We report the case of a 75-year-old man with a history of a previously completely excised and grafted squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) on the dorsum of his hand, who presented with an acutely swollen, erythematous and ulcerated lesion adjacent to the graft site...
September 29, 2016: International Wound Journal
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