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International Wound Journal

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643421/re-epidermal-skin-grafting-in-vitiligo-a-pilot-study
#1
LETTER
Kun-Lin Cheng, Chang-Cheng Chang, Yen-Jen Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643380/microscopy-visualisation-confirms-multi-species-biofilms-are-ubiquitous-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#2
Khalid Johani, Matthew Malone, Slade Jensen, Iain Gosbell, Hugh Dickson, Honhua Hu, Karen Vickery
Increasing evidence within the literature has identified the presence of biofilms in chronic wounds and proposed that they contribute to delayed wound healing. This research aimed to investigate the presence of biofilm in diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) using microscopy and molecular approaches and define if these are predominantly mono- or multi-species. Secondary objectives were to correlate wound observations against microscopy results in ascertaining if clinical cues are useful in detecting wound biofilm. DFU tissue specimens were obtained from 65 subjects...
June 23, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635188/the-financial-and-quality-of-life-cost-to-patients-living-with-a-chronic-wound-in-the-community
#3
Suzanne Kapp, Nick Santamaria
Chronic wounds are associated with financial and personal costs. The system level expense associated with chronic wounds has been established, however, the out-of-pocket cost incurred by individuals who self-fund has not been the focus of extensive investigation. Recently, there has been renewed interest in evaluating quality of life, in line with the shift to patient enablement and self-care in chronic disease management. The objectives of this research were to describe the out-of-pocket wound treatment costs and the quality of life of people who have chronic wounds...
June 20, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612500/using-image-j-to-document-healing-in-ulcers-of-the-foot-in-diabetes
#4
William J Jeffcoate, Alison J Musgrove, Nadina B Lincoln
The aim of the study was to assess the reliability of measuring the cross-sectional area of diabetic foot ulcers using Image J software. The inter- and intra-rater reliability of ulcer area measures were assessed using digital images of acetate tracings of ulcers of the foot affecting 31 participants in an off-loading randomised trial. Observations were made independently by five specialist podiatrists, one of whom was experienced in the use of Image J software and educated the other four in a single session...
June 13, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612454/assessing-and-comparing-the-quality-of-wound-centres-a-literature-review-and-benchmarking-pilot
#5
Lotte Pruim, Anke Wind, Wim H van Harten
Multidisciplinary wound centres are currently facing an increase in both the incidence of wounds and the complexity of care. This has resulted in rising costs and increased interest in the effectiveness of treatments. Little evidence is available regarding optimal wound centre organisation and effectiveness; therefore, measuring the quality of wound centres has become more important. This study aims to assess the evidence concerning quality by describing the state of the art of wound centres and organisational effectiveness by developing indicators of quality and by assessing their suitability in a pilot study...
June 13, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580759/a-quality-control-circle-process-to-improve-implementation-effect-of-prevention-measures-for-high-risk-patients
#6
Haixia Feng, Guohong Li, Cuirong Xu, Changping Ju, Peiheng Suo
The aim of the study was to analyse the influence of prevention measures on pressure injuries for high-risk patients and to establish the most appropriate methods of implementation. Nurses assessed patients using a checklist and factors influencing the prevention of a pressure injury determined by brain storming. A specific series of measures was drawn up and an estimate of risk of pressure injury determined using the Braden Scale, analysis of nursing documents, implementation of prevention measures for pressure sores and awareness of the system both before and after carrying out a quality control circle (QCC) process...
June 4, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547841/successful-treatment-of-smallpox-scars-by-using-radiofrequency-device-with-single-microneedle
#7
LETTER
Kwang Ho Yoo, Ga Ram Ahn, Joon Seok, Yu-Jin Jang, Beom Joon Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547752/development-and-psychometric-validation-of-pukat-2%C3%A2-0-a-knowledge-assessment-tool-for-pressure-ulcer-prevention
#8
Bénédicte Manderlier, Nele Van Damme, Katrien Vanderwee, Sofie Verhaeghe, Ann Van Hecke, Dimitri Beeckman
The aim of this study was to develop a tool to measure the knowledge of nurses on pressure ulcer prevention. PUKAT 2·0 is a revised and updated version of the Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Assessment Tool (PUKAT) developed in 2010 at Ghent University, Belgium. The updated version was developed using state-of-the-art techniques to establish evidence concerning validity and reliability. Face and content validity were determined through a Delphi procedure including both experts from the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) (n = 15)...
May 26, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547751/education-and-process-change-to-improve-skin-health-in%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-residential-aged-care-facility
#9
Kay Price, Kate J Kennedy, Tabatha L Rando, Anthony R Dyer, Jo Boylan
We report on an intervention and evaluation in relation to changes in staff knowledge, time spent on healing and wound prevention and proportion of wounds in the facilities before and after. A rapid review of recent peer-reviewed literature (2006-2016) found 14 education-based intervention articles and provided the background and context for this intervention. A cohort of 164 nurses and personal care workers and 261 residents at two aged care-approved facilities contributed to this intervention on the effect of education, mentoring and practice change on staff knowledge and wound prevalence between 2015 and 2016...
May 26, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544759/hidradenitis-suppurativa-complicated-by-squamous-cell-carcinoma-isoscartopic-response
#10
LETTER
Stefano Caccavale, Tobia Caccavale, Maddalena La Montagna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 25, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508548/a-prospective-evaluation-of-methylene-blue-and-gentian-violet-dressing-for-management-of-chronic-wounds-with-local-infection
#11
Kevin Y Woo, Jolene Heil
The objective of this prospective, non-randomised study was to evaluate the performance of an antibacterial foam dressing containing methylene blue and gentian violet (Hydrofera Blue Classic dressing(®) ) for the management of chronic wounds with local infection. Patients in this study were ≥18 years of age (n = 29), and each had at least one chronic wound ≥1 cm(2) in size that showed signs of localised infection or critical colonisation but with good potential for healing based on clinical assessment...
May 16, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503756/biofilms-and-delayed-healing%C3%A2-%C3%A2-an-in-vitro-evaluation-of-silver-and-iodine-containing-dressings-and-their-effect-on-bacterial-and-human-cells
#12
Katie A Bourdillon, Craig P Delury, Breda M Cullen
This study investigated whether there are differences in the ability of wound dressings to modulate certain factors known to affect wound healing. A selection of antimicrobial dressings (AQUACEL(®) Ag Extra(™) , AQUACEL(®) Ag+ Extra(™) , IODOFLEX(™) , ACTICOAT(™) 7 and PROMOGRAN PRISMA(™) matrix) were tested for their effect on both bacterial bioburden and human dermal fibroblasts. Some dressings underwent further evaluation for activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms using a colony-drip flow reactor model...
May 14, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488305/the-use-of-medicinal-plants-in-venous-ulcers-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#13
Anderson L Freitas, Carla A Santos, Carlos As Souza, Marco Ap Nunes, Ângelo R Antoniolli, Wellington B da Silva, Francilene A da Silva
The aim of this study was to systematically review the use of medicinal plants for the treatment of varicose ulcers. The databases used in the search were: Medline/Pubmed, Scopus, Cinhal, Lilacs and Web of Science. The selection process was divided into two phases: the reading of titles and abstracts and the full reading of selected articles. The item description was compared with the checklist of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials. The initial search produced 3505 articles and seven were selected for inclusion in the systematic review...
May 9, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467018/histological-analysis-of-hyalinised-keloidal-collagen-formation-in-earlobe-keloids-over-time-collagen-hyalinisation-starts-in-the-perivascular-area
#14
Noriko M Matsumoto, Wei-Xia Peng, Masayo Aoki, Satoshi Akaishi, Ryuji Ohashi, Rei Ogawa, Zenya Naito
Keloids grow and do not regress. They are characterised histologically by hyalinised keloidal collagen (HKC). HKC amounts vary, and the mechanism by which they form is unclear. To clarify how HKCs form and whether their formation associates with specific clinical features, we studied the histological findings of earlobe keloids and compared them with respective clinical features. A total of 50 earlobe keloids from 43 patients were used for histological analysis of keloid size (mm(2) ), HKC area (mm(2) ) and HKC area ratio (%)...
May 3, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448693/embedded-ring-injury%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-rare-presentation-with-an-atypical-aetiology
#15
Benjamin J Langridge, Saif Ramman, Neil J Toft
A 45-year-old female patient presented to clinic with an almost completely embedded ring in the volar aspect of her right ring finger, with complete reepithelialisation over the superficial aspect of the ring. We present this unusual case of an embedded ring after an insect bite on the patient's ring finger. The patient had worn the ring for the previous 5 years without removing it and did not report any discomfort or traumatic injury. We discuss this case in the context of previously reported cases of an embedded ring, a rare presentation in itself, highlighting the key differences in both this patient's aetiology and the risk factors associated with the presentation...
April 27, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440050/enzymatic-debridement-with-collagenase-in-wounds-and-ulcers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Jérôme Patry, Virginie Blanchette
Enzymatic debridement with collagenase is a technique that is commonly used in clinical practice. This systematic review examines the effect of collagenase on all kinds of wounds, compared to an alternative therapy, on wound healing, wound bed characteristics, cost-effectiveness and the occurrence of adverse events. We conducted a systematic literature search on available literature in Cochrane databases, MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL. Two investigators independently assessed the titles and abstracts of all randomised controlled trials obtained involving collagenase of all kinds of wounds based on inclusion criteria...
April 25, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440042/biodegradable-hydrogel-based-biomaterials-with-high-absorbent-properties-for-non-adherent-wound-dressing
#17
Alok Kumar, Xiang Wang, Krishna Chaitanya Nune, Rdk Misra
Dressing materials involve conventional gauzes and modern materials such as hydrogels and foam-based biomaterials. Although the choice of dressing material depends on the type of wound, a dressing material is expected to be non-cytotoxic. Additionally, moist dressing is considered appropriate to accelerate epithelialisation, while dry dressing may cause tissue damage during removal. An ideal dressing material is expected to provide a moist environment and degrade and release the drug for faster wound healing...
April 25, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425207/bcg-vaccination-induced-suppurative-lymphadenitis-four-signs-to-pay-attention-to
#18
Sang Oon Baek, Hyo Sun Ko, Hyun Ho Han
Suppurative lymphadenitis is one of the severe complication after BCG vaccination, but its diagnostic criteria and treatment guidelines have not yet been established. In this article, we describe a case of suppurative lymphadenitis caused by BCG vaccination and propose diagnostic criteria and treatment guidelines of the disease. The lymphadenitis was presented as skin involving mass and was completely extirpated. Pathological evaluation revealed a necrotising lymphadenitis, consistent with the diagnosis of BCG lymphadenitis...
April 19, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425162/a-small-lick-will-sink-a-great-ship-fulminant-septicaemia-after-dog-saliva-wound-treatment-in-an-asplenic-patient
#19
Evi M Morandi, Reinhard Pauzenberger, Christoph Tasch, Ulrich M Rieger, Gerhard Pierer, Gabriel Djedovic
Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a bacterium transmitted through the saliva of dogs. An infection can cause severe sepsis with acral necrosis and is potentially fatal. Here, we report the case of a 41-year-old man who was infected through a wound that was licked by his dog. He went into septic shock with disseminated intravascular coagulation and subsequently lost both lower legs, his nose and all the fingers on both hands.
April 19, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419746/factors-for-postoperative-complications-following-pressure-ulcer-operation-stepwise-multiple-logistic-regression-analysis
#20
Hyun Ho Han, Jun Gul Ko, Jong Won Rhie
Patients with pressure ulcers are generally older, have a long hospital stay and often have a variety of comorbidities. The decision to perform surgery for pressure ulcer management can be difficult because of concerns about the risk of postoperative complications. The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between comorbid conditions and surgical outcomes in order to guide patient selection for pressure ulcer surgery. In 57 patients, data on age, defect size, operating time, hospital stay, body mass index, surgical site, mobility state, cardiac ischaemic history, diabetes, renal failure, ventilator dependency, tracheostomy state, use of haemodilution therapy and cancer were evaluated using stepwise multiple logistic regression analysis to determine the relationships between variables...
April 17, 2017: International Wound Journal
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