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International Wound Journal

Ulrika Källman, Le Blanc Kimberly, Carina Bååth
The aims of this study were to translate the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) classification system for skin tears into Swedish and to validate the translated system. The research process consisted of two phases. Phase I involved the translation of the classification system, using the forward-back translation method, and a consensus survey. The survey dictated that the best Swedish translation for "skin tear" was "hudfliksskada." In Phase 2, the classification system was validated by health care professionals attending a wound care conference held in the spring of 2017 in Sweden...
September 6, 2018: International Wound Journal
Chia-Yu Huang, Mun-Yau Choong
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September 6, 2018: International Wound Journal
Bahar Sevimli Dikicier, Alper Erkin, Büşra Aydın
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September 3, 2018: International Wound Journal
Robyn Rayner, Keryln Carville, Gavin Leslie, Satvinder S Dhaliwal
The objective of this study was to construct a predictive model to identify aged care residents at risk of future skin tears. Extensive data about individual characteristics, skin characteristics, and skin properties were gathered from 173 participants at baseline and at 6 months. A predictive model, developed using multivariable logistic regression, identified five variables that significantly predicted the risk of skin tear at 6 months. These included: a history of skin tears in the previous 12 months (OR 3...
September 2, 2018: International Wound Journal
Patricia Palomo-López, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Daniel López-López, David Rodríguez-Sanz, Carlos Romero-Morales, César Calvo-Lobo
The aims of this research were to evaluate and compare the effect in a matched sample of patients with type II and type I diabetes scores using a specific quality-of-life (QoL) tool related to overall and foot health (Foot Health Status Questionnaire [FHSQ]). A sample of 62 patients with an age median of 59.00 ± 19.00 y were divided into type I (n = 31) and type II (n = 31) diabetes groups. Socio-demographics data include: (1) age, (2) gender, (3) body mass index, (4) professional activity, (5) study level, and (6) civil status...
August 30, 2018: International Wound Journal
Francesco Marongiu, Andrea Giurdanella, Francesca Fiorentini, Corrado Rubino
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August 30, 2018: International Wound Journal
Julio Magliano, Virginia Rossi, Nelson Turra, Carlos Bazzano
Mohs micrographic surgery is the best therapeutical option for hand squamous cell carcinoma without bone involvement; however, the reconstruction of the surgical defect could be very difficult if the tumour is located in the distal phalanx of a finger. We present the case of a patient with a squamous cell carcinoma of the distal phalanx of a finger, which was treated with Mohs micrographic surgery, and its surgical defect was successfully resolved by secondary-intention healing using hydrocolloid dressings.
August 30, 2018: International Wound Journal
Astrid H León, Ferdynand Hebal, Christine Stake, Kerry Baldwin, Katherine A Barsness
Hypergranulation tissue formation is a common complication after gastrostomy tube (G-tube) placement, occurring in 44%-68% of children. Hydrocolloid dressings are often used in the treatment of hypergranulation tissue but have not been studied for the prevention of postoperative hypergranulation tissue. An institutional review board (IRB)-approved, prospective, randomised study was performed in paediatric patients who underwent G-tube placement at a single, large children's hospital from January 2011 to November 2016...
August 30, 2018: International Wound Journal
Rose Raizman, Minette MacNeil, Laurie Rappl
Detection of subcutaneous tissue damage before it is visible can trigger early intervention and decrease hospital-acquired pressure ulcer (HAPU) rates. The objective of this two-phase study was to evaluate the clinical utility of the Sub-Epidermal Moisture (SEM) Scanner (Bruin Biometrics (BBI), LLC), a hand-held device that assesses increases in interstitial fluid or subepidermal moisture, indicating early tissue damage. Phase 1: Patients were provided standard-of-care risk assessment and interventions and were scanned with the SEM Scanner, but the resulting SEM scores were not used to determine interventions...
August 30, 2018: International Wound Journal
Emily Wales, Samantha Holloway
Following abdominal wall surgery, incisions are commonly sutured, stapled, or glued together by primary intention. Developments within the field of tissue engineering have led to the use of prosthetic meshes, with over 20 million meshes implanted each year worldwide. The function of the mesh is to hold together abdominal wall incisions and repair abdominal hernias. This has been demonstrated to be highly effective in some individuals; however, some patients have experienced postoperative complications, including dehiscence with further abdominal herniation (viscera protruding through the abdominal wall)...
August 29, 2018: International Wound Journal
William Tettelbach, Shawn Cazzell, Alexander M Reyzelman, Felix Sigal, Joseph M Caporusso, Patrick S Agnew
A randomised, controlled multicentre clinical trial was conducted at 14 wound care centres in the United States to confirm the efficacy of dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allograft (dHACM) for the treatment of chronic lower extremity ulcers in persons with diabetes. Patients with a lower extremity ulcer of at least 4 weeks duration were entered into a 2-week study run-in phase and treated with alginate wound dressings and appropriate offloading. Those with less than or equal to 25% wound closure after run-in were randomly assigned to receive weekly dHACM application in addition to offloading or standard of care with alginate wound dressings, for 12 weeks...
August 22, 2018: International Wound Journal
Van Nb Nguyen, Charne Miller, Janine Sunderland, William McGuiness
The Hawthorne Effect (HE) is considered a methodological artefact in research, although its definition and influence on research outcomes lack consensus. This review explored how this term has been mentioned and discussed in the area of wound research. A scoping review was conducted on ProQuest Central, Scopus, EbscoHost, and online databases of indexed wound journals using the methodological framework by Arksey and Malley. A review protocol was applied to detail key terms, truncation and Boolean operators, and inclusion and exclusion criteria...
August 22, 2018: International Wound Journal
Julie E Brown, Samantha L Holloway
This evidence-based review aimed to identify and evaluate current existing evidence relating to the efficacy of dressing materials for spit-thickness skin graft donor site wounds in relation to promoting rapid healing and reducing patient pain. A comprehensive systematic search of the literature between 2006 and 2016 identified 35 publications that were included in the review. Based on the results of the review, it was found that moist wound-healing products have a clear advantage over non-moist products in the reduction of pain and increased healing rates...
August 17, 2018: International Wound Journal
Emma J Woodmansey, Christopher D Roberts
Antimicrobial resistance is an ever-increasing global concern, with the era of untreatable infection becoming a reality. Wound care is no exception, with increasing issues of antibiotic-resistant infections across different wound types and care settings. Antibiotic resistance and stewardship have been the priority for most strategic interventions so far; however, in wound care, alternative or supplementary strategies using antiseptics should be considered. Antiseptics such as silver can provide effective cidal activity across a broad range of wound pathogens, assuming they are used at the correct level for an appropriate duration...
August 17, 2018: International Wound Journal
Jinghong Meng, Tao Sun, Fengqi Zhang, Shiji Qin, Yansen Li, Haitao Zhao
Information on ankle fractures is limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence and risk factors for deep surgical site infection (DSSI) after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Adult patients who underwent ORIF for an ankle fractures at 3 level-I centres between January 2013 and June 2017 were included. Data on demographic, injury-related, and surgery-related variables and biochemical indexes from the laboratory were collected from patients' electronic medical records. Univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression analysis model were used to perform the data analysis through SPSS 19...
August 9, 2018: International Wound Journal
Blandine Vinceneux Talvande, Priscille Carvalho Lallement, Gilles Safa, Julie Journet Tollhupp, Jean-Paul Lembelembe, Sophie Blaise, Hervé Maillard
Venous or mixed ulcers are common and invalidating. Cutaneous transplants may be necessary if conventional treatment is ineffective. We evaluated the performance of Cellutome in promoting the healing of venous or mixed ulcers 2 months after grafting. This was a retrospective, multi-centric, descriptive study of patients who had a venous or mixed ulcer for at least several months and who received an autologous skin graft using the Cellutome system at least 2 months before. The principle evaluation criterion was the state of the wound after 2 months (completely healed vs not healed)...
August 9, 2018: International Wound Journal
Wibke L Engelberg, Martin Dörler, Markus Stücker, Stefanie Reich-Schupke
Gram-negative germs with and without multi-resistance are garnering more and more importance. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency and rate of resistance against antibiotics and to clarify the impact of Gram-negative bacteria, especially with high rates of resistance, for the treatment of venous leg ulcers. This is a retrospective, monocentric, non-randomised open study. Included were all data within 1 year of bacterial swabs of venous leg ulcers. We performed summarization, pooling, and descriptive analysis for frequencies and crossover...
August 5, 2018: International Wound Journal
Josephine Lovegrove, Paul Fulbrook, Sandra Miles
This exploratory, descriptive study aimed to identify and describe the pressure injury preventative interventions prescribed by nurses following the assessment of a patient's pressure injury risk and to compare the prescribed interventions relative to the assessed risk level. A total of 200 inpatients in a tertiary Australian hospital were included. Patients' charts were audited within 24 hours of admission. Data collected included patient characteristics, pressure injury risk assessment score and level, and preventative interventions prescribed...
August 2, 2018: International Wound Journal
Lawrence A DiDomenico, Dennis P Orgill, Robert D Galiano, Thomas E Serena, Marissa J Carter, Jarrod P Kaufman, Nathan J Young, Allen M Jacobs, Charles M Zelen
Amnion and chorion allografts have shown great promise in healing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Results from an interim analysis of 40 patients have demonstrated the accelerated healing ability of a novel aseptically processed, dehydrated human amnion and chorion allograft (dHACA). The goal of this study was to report on the full trial results of 80 patients where dHACA was compared with standard of care (SOC) in achieving wound closure in non-healing DFUs. After a 2-week screening period, during which patients with DFUs were unsuccessfully treated with SOC, patients were randomised to either SOC alone or SOC with dHACA applied weekly for up to 12 weeks...
July 17, 2018: International Wound Journal
Yen-Jen Wang, Chang-Cheng Chang
Leukoderma secondary to Q-switched 1064-nm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet laser is usually refractory to treatment. The pathogenesis was cumulative phototoxic damage to melanocytes and eventually resulted in melanocytopenia. Wood's light or UV imaging can help observe early leukoderma before it becomes apparent clinically and determine the degree of melanocytopenia before conducting a biopsy. NB-UVB phototherapy and 308-nm excimer laser can potentially worsen the pre-existing melasma lesions and may not be effective if the lesions have already become melanocytopenic...
July 16, 2018: International Wound Journal
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