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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326673/benefits-of-intralesional-injections-of-sodium-thiosulfate-in-the-treatment-of-calciphylaxis
#1
Kirsi Isoherranen, Laura Bouchard, Nicolas Kluger
Calciphylaxis (CPX) is a rare calcifying thrombotic vasculopathy responsible for painful necrotic ulcers, with a high mortality rate, and its management is often difficult. Recently, intravenous infusions of sodium thiosulfate (STS) have shown efficacy. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of intralesional STS (IL STS) in four patients. Our aim was to assess the efficacy of IL STS in a prospective mono-centric open study that included four patients with a biopsy-proven cutaneous CPX. Four women (55-84 years old, mean age: 71·2 years) with a uremic (n = 1) or non-uremic CPX (n = 3) and primary hyperparathyroidism induced by teriparatide or after the initiation of oral anti-vitamin K were treated by IL STS (250 mg/ml)...
March 21, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303689/non-healing-ischaemic-digital-ulcer-in-a-systemic-sclerosis-patient-a-challenging-clinical-case
#2
Sophie Blaise, Matthieu Roustit, Alexandra Forli, Bernard Imbert, Jean-Luc Cracowski
Ischaemic digital ulcers (DUs) are an indicator of the severity of the microangiopathy in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). DUs are a frequent complication, affecting about 50% of patients with SSc, and are often recurrent. In cross-sectional studies involving patients with SSc, the frequency of ischaemic DUs was 12-16% with a major impact on hand function and quality of life. Effective therapy for DUs remains elusive. Intravenous iloprost has been demonstrated to have a positive effect on healing of active DUs...
March 16, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303656/incidence-and-risks-for-surgical-site-infection-after-adult-tibial-plateau-fractures-treated-by-orif-a-prospective-multicentre-study
#3
Yanbin Zhu, Song Liu, Xiaolin Zhang, Wei Chen, Yingze Zhang
Tibial plateau fractures are difficult to treat and more likely complicated by subsequent surgical site infection (SSI). There is limited information about its characteristics and related risk factors for SSI. This study was designed as a prospective and multicentre one to address this issue. From July to 15 November in 2014, 235 patients with tibial plateau fractures were treated by open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) and followed up with complete data. Twelve patients (5·1%, 12/235) developed SSI, with 2·1% for deep SSI and 3·0% for superficial SSI...
March 16, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294534/treatment-of-anticoagulated-patients-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
#4
Sharon L Boxall, Keryln Carville, Gavin D Leslie, Shirley J Jansen
There is a paucity of evidence surrounding the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in patients receiving anticoagulant medication. Guidelines generally recommend caution regarding the use of NPWT in anticoagulated patients in general, but areas of particular risk are frequently not highlighted. The US Food and Drug Authority (FDA) reported six mortalities between 2009 and 2011 in patients receiving NPWT. These mortalities were associated with the use of NPWT over vascular graft sites. The coagulation status of these patients was not reported...
March 15, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296351/a-high-resolution-tape-sensor-improves-the-accuracy-of-applied-pressure-profiles-during-lower-leg-bandaging%C3%A2-%C3%A2-results-from-a-study-using-a-fibre-optic-sensing-tape
#5
Luke A Parkinson, Malou van Zanten, Neil Piller, John W Arkwright
Compression bandaging is a mainstay practice in the treatment of conditions such as chronic wounds and lymphoedema. However, the ability of practitioners to measure bandage application to a desired pressure profile is difficult because of sensor limitations. We have used a novel fibre-optic-based, high-resolution sub-bandage pressure monitor to measure adherence to a target pressure gradient during compression bandaging. Participants of various experience (n = 46) were asked to bandage a lower-leg manikin to a gradient of 40 (ankle) to 20 mmHg (proximal calf) in both a blinded trial and subsequently with sensor feedback...
March 10, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266133/effectiveness-of-a-polyhexanide-irrigation-solution-on-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilms-in-a-porcine-wound-model
#6
Stephen C Davis, Andrew Harding, Joel Gil, Fernando Parajon, Jose Valdes, Michael Solis, Alex Higa
Irrigation and removal of necrotic debris can be beneficial for proper healing. It is becoming increasingly evident that wounds colonized with biofilm forming bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus (SA), can be more difficult to eradicate. Here we report our findings of the effects of an irrigation solution containing propyl-betaine and polyhexanide (PHMB) on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) biofilms in a porcine wound model. Thirty-nine deep partial thickness wounds were created with six wounds assigned to one of six treatment groups: (i) PHMB, (ii) Ringer's solution, (iii) hypochlorous acid/sodium hypochlorite, (iv) sterile water, (v) octenidine dihydrochloride, and (vi) octenilin...
March 7, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261962/an-overview-of-the-therapeutic-potential-of-regenerative-medicine-in-cutaneous-wound-healing
#7
REVIEW
Calver Pang, Amel Ibrahim, Neil W Bulstrode, Patrizia Ferretti
The global burden of disease associated with wounds is an increasingly significant public health concern. Current treatments are often expensive, time-consuming and limited in their efficacy in chronic wounds. The challenge of overcoming current barriers associated with wound care requires innovative management techniques. Regenerative medicine is an emerging field of research that focuses on the repair, replacement or regeneration of cells, tissues or organs to restore impaired function. This article provides an overview of the pathophysiology of wound healing and reviews the latest evidence on the application of the principal components of regenerative medicine (growth factors, stem cell transplantation, biomaterials and tissue engineering) as therapeutic targets...
March 6, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261939/comparison-of-fasciocutaneous-v-y-and-rotational-flaps-for-defect-coverage-of-sacral-pressure-sores-a-critical-single-centre-appraisal
#8
Gabriel Djedovic, Julia Metzler, Evi M Morandi, Tanja Wachter, Shafreena Kühn, Gerhard Pierer, Ulrich M Rieger
Pressure sore rates remain high in both nursing homes as well as in hospitals. Numerous surgical options are available for defect coverage in the sacral region. However, objective data is scarce as to whether a specific flap design is superior to another. Here, we aim to compare two fasciocutaneous flap designs for sacral defect coverage: the gluteal rotation flap and the gluteal V-Y flap. All primary sacral pressure sores of grades III-IV that were being covered with gluteal fasciocutaneous rotational or V-Y flaps between January 2008 and December 2014 at our institution were analysed...
March 6, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251843/length-of-surgery-and-pressure-ulcers-risk-in-cardiovascular-surgical-patients-a-dose-response-meta-analysis
#9
Hong-Lin Chen, Wang-Qin Shen, Peng Liu, Kun Liu
The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between length of surgery (LOS) and pressure ulcer (PU) risk in cardiovascular surgery patients. PubMed and Web of Science were systematically searched. We compared LOS difference between PU (+) group and PU (-) group. We also examined the dose-response effect of this relationship. The mean LOS in the PU(+) groups ranged from 252·5 to 335·7 minutes, compared with 233·0 to 298·3 minutes in PU(-) groups. The LOS was higher in PU(+) groups compared with PU(-) groups [weighted mean difference (WMD) = 36·081 minutes; 95% CI: 21·640-50·522 minutes; Z = 4·90, P = 0·000]...
March 2, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251838/is-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-indispensable-for-saving-mutilated-hand-injuries
#10
I-Han Chiang, Yuan-Sheng Tzeng, Shun-Cheng Chang
Mutilated hand injuries are a profound challenge to the plastic surgeon, and such injuries often lead to limb loss and severe functional impairment. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) appears to counteract tissue hypoxia and stimulate acute wound healing. This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of HBOT as an adjunctive therapy in patients with a mutilated hand injury. Between January 2006 and December 2014, 45 patients with a mutilated hand injury were enrolled. After reconstruction or revascularisation, patients underwent 120 minutes of HBOT with oxygen at 2·5 atmospheres absolute while breathing 100% oxygen...
March 1, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251817/wound-management-of-ulcerated-haemangioma-of-infancy%C3%A2-%C3%A2-an-audit
#11
Zerina Lokmic, Taya Grainger, Nadeeja V Atapattu, Roderic J Phillips, Anthony J Penington
Haemangioma of infancy, a benign tumour of blood vessels, is the most common tumour of infancy. Ulceration, the most common complication, presents a unique wound care challenge. A retrospective audit of medical records of children with haemangioma of infancy who presented to the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, between January 2000 and December 2014 was undertaken with an aim to examine wound management of ulcerated haemangioma of infancy. In total, 535 hospital medical records were identified as suitable, of which 352 were randomly selected and audited, of which 84 patients had ulcerated haemangioma of infancy, and 62 were subject to wound management...
March 1, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251803/may-thurner-syndrome-an-often-overlooked-cause-for-refractory-venous-leg-ulcers
#12
LETTER
Maryam Alkhater, Finja Jockenhöfer, Ingo Stoffels, Joachim Dissemond
We report a 53-year-old female patient presenting with a refractory venous leg ulcer and unremarkable findings in the conventional ultrasonography of the leg veins. Further comprehensive diagnostics demonstrated an underlying May-Thurner syndrome. After resolution of the primary mechanical obstruction, rapid wound healing in the following 3 weeks was documented. Iliac vein compression syndrome, commonly known as May-Thurner syndrome, is a distinguishable anatomical variant that results from an external compression over the left iliac vein exerted by the overriding adjacent right common iliac artery...
March 1, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247499/quality-of-life-and-scar-evolution-after-negative-pressure-or-conventional-therapy-for-wound-dehiscence-following-post-bariatric-abdominoplasty
#13
Paolo Limongelli, Giuseppina Casalino, Salvatore Tolone, Luigi Brusciano, Giovanni Docimo, Gianmattia Del Genio, Ludovico Docimo
No studies have examined scars and quality of life after different treatments of wound dehiscence in patients undergoing post-bariatric abdominoplasty. Scars and quality of life of patients with postoperative wound dehiscence managed with negative pressure wound therapy (group A) and conventional wound therapy (group B) were reviewed 6 months after wound healing. Of 38 patients undergoing treatment for wound dehiscence after 203 abdominoplasty, 35 (group A = 14 versus group B = 21) entered the study...
March 1, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244249/bullous-dermatosis-associated-with-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
#14
LETTER
Bevin Bhoyrul, Mark J Goodfield
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 28, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244218/improved-detection-of-clinically-relevant-wound-bacteria-using-autofluorescence-image-guided-sampling-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#15
Kathryn Ottolino-Perry, Emilie Chamma, Kristina M Blackmore, Liis Lindvere-Teene, Danielle Starr, Kim Tapang, Cheryl F Rosen, Bethany Pitcher, Tony Panzarella, Ron Linden, Ralph S DaCosta
Clinical wound assessment involves microbiological swabbing of wounds to identify and quantify bacterial species, and to determine microbial susceptibility to antibiotics. The Levine swabbing technique may be suboptimal because it samples only the wound bed, missing other diagnostically relevant areas of the wound, which may contain clinically significant bacteria. Thus, there is a clinical need to improve the reliability of microbiological wound sampling. To address this, a handheld portable autofluorescence (AF) imaging device that detects bacteria in real time, without contrast agents, was developed...
February 28, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244217/novel-foam-dressing-using-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-instillation-to-remove-thick-exudate
#16
Luc Téot, Florient Boissiere, Sergiu Fluieraru
We describe our experience with a novel foam dressing architecture in tandem with negative pressure wound therapy and instillation (NPWTi-d) for removing viscous wound exudate and infectious materials. A retrospective review was conducted of the outcomes of 21 patients who received NPWTi-d using a reticulated open cell foam instillation dressing with through holes (ROCF-CC) designed to facilitate the removal of thick wound exudate and infectious materials. NPWTi-d with ROCF-CC was used to treat large complex chronic wounds with viscous wound exudate that contained substantial areas of devitalised tissue...
February 28, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220597/a-new-option-for-definitive-burn-wound-closure%C3%A2-%C3%A2-pair-matching-type-of-retrospective-case-control-study-of-hand-burns-in-the-hospitalised-patients-group-in-the-dr-stanislaw-sakiel-centre-for-burn-treatment-between-2009-and-2015
#17
Justyna Glik, Marek Kawecki, Diana Kitala, Agnieszka Klama-Baryła, Wojciech Łabuś, Marek Grabowski, Agata Durdzińska, Mariusz Nowak, Marcelina Misiuga, Aleksandra Kasperczyk
Nearly 80% of all burns include the hands of affected individuals. Skin grafting is the gold standard in burns treatment, but in the case of the burn wound bed, it may require the necessity of utilising skin substitutes to facilitate closure. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of a porcine-derived wound dressing (Oasis™) for application to hand burns compared to a synthetic dressing (Suprathel™). Comparative assessments were made, including the time to heal, quality of healing and pain intensity...
February 21, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217852/treatment-of-standardised-wounds-with-pure-epidermal-micrografts-generated-with-an-automated-device
#18
Gregor Buehrer, Andreas Arkudas, Raymund E Horch
In this study, we analysed the effects of pure epidermal micrografts generated with an automated device in a standardised human wound model. Epidermal micrografts were harvested using an automated device. Micrografts were then transplanted onto split-skin donor sites. The target area was only partially covered with transplants to create an intra-individual control area. Wounds were evaluated by subjective assessment as well as measurements with combined laser and white light spectroscopy and cutometry. The epidermal graft sites remained completely stable, whereas control sites offered partially unstable and blistering areas...
February 20, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198150/the-effectiveness-of-negative-pressure-therapy-on-infected-wounds-preliminary-results
#19
Federico Lo Torto, Marco Ruggiero, Paola Parisi, Zachary Borab, Manuel Sergi, Bruno Carlesimo
Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy is a sophisticated system that maintains a closed, humid, sterile and isolated environment. Wound infection is considered a relative contraindication. The objective of this study is to extend the indications for VAC therapy to include infected wounds by demonstrating its ability to increase the antibiotic concentration in the damaged and infected tissues. Patients who presented with ulcers infected with daptomycin-sensitive bacteria were eligible to be enrolled in this prospective study...
February 15, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198141/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-wound-of-lower-extremity-current-perspective-and-systematic-review
#20
Mohammed Ta Omar, Rehab Fm Gwada, Afaf Am Shaheen, Raoul Saggini
The purpose of this study was to provide an up-to-date review for the accurate estimation of the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on the healing of chronic wounds on the lower extremity (CWLE). A systematic review of 10 databases for clinical trials about ESWT in the management of CWLE published between 2000 and 2016 was performed. A total of 11 studies with 925 patients were found. Expert therapists assessed the methodological qualities of the selected studies using the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) scale and categorised each study according to Sackett's levels of evidence...
February 15, 2017: International Wound Journal
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