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International Wound Journal

Kathleen J Finlayson, Christina N Parker, Charne Miller, Michelle Gibb, Suzanne Kapp, Rajna Ogrin, Jacinta Anderson, Kerrie Coleman, Dianne Smith, Helen E Edwards
The aim of this study was to validate a newly developed tool for predicting the risk of recurrence within 12 months of a venous leg ulcer healing. Performance of the tool to predict recurrence within a 12-month period was assessed using Area Under the Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve (AUC) analysis. Multi-site retrospective and prospective longitudinal studies were undertaken to validate a risk assessment tool for the recurrence of venous leg ulcers within 12 months. In the retrospective study (n = 250), 55% of venous leg ulcers recurred within 12 months, and the risk assessment total score had excellent discrimination and goodness of fit with an AUC of 0...
March 13, 2018: International Wound Journal
Małgorzata Pupek, Dorota Krzyżanowska-Gołąb, Daniel Kotschy, Wojciech Witkiewicz, Wiesława Kwiatkowska, Maria Kotschy, Iwona Kątnik-Prastowska
Fibronectin (FN) may be involved in time- and stage-dependent and inter-related controlled processes of inflammation, coagulation, and wound healing accompanying peripheral arterial disease (PAD). In the present study, FN and FN-containing extra-domain A (EDA-FN), macromolecular FN-fibrin complexes, and FN monomer were analysed in the plasma of 142 PAD patients, including 37 patients with restenosis, for 37 months after revascularisation. FN concentration increased significantly in the plasma of PAD patients within 7 to 12 months after revascularisation, whereas the high concentration of EDA-FN was maintained up to 24 months, significantly higher in the group 7 to 12 months after revascularisation with recurrence of stenosis and lower in the PAD groups 1 to 3 months and 4 to 6 months after revascularisation with comorbid diabetes and ulceration, respectively...
March 13, 2018: International Wound Journal
Erin Fitzpatrick, Olivia J Holland, Jessica J Vanderlelie
Chronic wounds present a significant burden to the health care system and the patient. Ozone therapy has been proposed as a treatment for chronic wounds, potentially acting by eliciting mild oxidative stress or disinfection. The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate the potential benefits and harms of ozone therapy as an advanced care intervention for chronic wounds. Studies were extracted from Google Scholar, PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and reference lists. General inclusion criteria included English-language randomised human trials reporting the use of ozone therapy in the topical treatment of chronic wounds...
March 13, 2018: International Wound Journal
Chih-Chien Wang, Chih-Hsin Wang, Hsiang-Cheng Chen, Juin-Hong Cherng, Shu-Jen Chang, Yi-Wen Wang, Adrienne Chang, Jue-Zong Yeh, Yi-Huei Huang, Cheng-Che Liu
Repair and regeneration of craniofacial tissues is particularly challenging because they comprise a complex structure of hard and soft tissues involved in intricate functions. This study combined collagen scaffolds and human adipose stem cells (hASCs) for oral mucosal and calvarial bone regeneration by using resveratrol (RSV), which affects the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. We have evaluated the effect of collagen scaffold-containing RSV (collagen/RSV) scaffolds both in vitro and in vivo for their wound healing and bone regeneration potential...
March 13, 2018: International Wound Journal
Michael Engelhardt, Norah A Rashad, Christian Willy, Christian Müller, Christian Bauer, Sebastian Debus, Tino Beck
Groin wound infections pose a major problem in vascular surgery. Closed-incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) was especially designed for the management of incisions at risk of surgical site infections. The aim of this study was to investigate whether ciNPT is able to reduce the incidence of wound infections after vascular surgery. Data on 132 consecutive patients, scheduled for vascular surgery with a longitudinal femoral cutdown, were collected prospectively. All patients were randomised either to the ciNPT group (n = 64) or the control group (n = 68) with conventional dressing...
March 12, 2018: International Wound Journal
Brecht Serraes, Martin van Leen, Jos Schols, Ann Van Hecke, Sofie Verhaeghe, Dimitri Beeckman
The aims of this study were to identify, assess, and summarise available evidence about the effectiveness of static air mattress overlays to prevent pressure ulcers. The primary outcome was the incidence of pressure ulcers. Secondary outcomes included costs and patient comfort. This study was a systematic review. Six electronic databases were consulted: Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PubMed (Medline), CINAHL (EBSCOhost interface), Science direct, and Web of Science. In addition, a hand search through reviews, conference proceedings, and the reference lists of the included studies was performed to identify additional studies...
March 5, 2018: International Wound Journal
Selvakumari Ulagesan, Kamatchi Sankaranarayanan, Amutha Kuppusamy
A peptide might be an exciting biomaterial or template for the development of novel wound-healing agents. In this report, it was isolated from the terrestrial snail Cryptozona bistrialis by enzymatic digestion and was evaluated for its in vitro wound-healing activity in NIH/3T3 mouse fibroblasts cell line and in vivo wound-healing activity in normal and diabetic-induced Wistar albino rats. The C. bistrialis protein was digested by the papain enzyme, and 21.79 kDa peptide (Cb-peptide) was purified by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography and identified by MALDI (matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization)-TOF analysis...
February 26, 2018: International Wound Journal
Susan Bermark, Britt Wahlers, Anne Liv Gerber, Peter Alshede Philipsen, Jette Skiveren
The aims of the study were to determine the prevalence of skin tears in the extremities and to explore factors associated with development of skin tears in inpatients at a Danish hospital. The study was designed as a point prevalence survey and included 202 patients in the age range 19-99 (mean: 70·7, SD: 16·5). The patients were assessed for presence of skin tears, numbers, locations and previous skin tears. Data were collected using a data collection sheet developed for a previous study. The survey team consisted of four specialist nurses...
February 21, 2018: International Wound Journal
Maday Fernández-Mayola, Lázaro Betancourt, Alicia Molina-Kautzman, Sucel Palomares, Yssel Mendoza-Marí, Dayana Ugarte-Moreno, Ana Aguilera-Barreto, Yilian Bermúdez-Álvarez, Vladimir Besada, Luis J González, Ariana García-Ojalvo, Ana J Mir-Benítez, Aleida Urquiza-Rodríguez, Jorge Berlanga-Acosta
Hypertrophic scars (HTS) and keloids are forms of aberrant cutaneous healing with excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition. Current therapies still fall short and cause undesired effects. We aimed to thoroughly evaluate the ability of growth hormone releasing peptide 6 (GHRP6) to both prevent and reverse cutaneous fibrosis and to acquire the earliest proteome data supporting GHRP6's acute impact on aesthetic wound healing. Two independent sets of experiments addressing prevention and reversion effects were conducted on the classic HTS model in rabbits...
February 21, 2018: International Wound Journal
Daisy Smith, Rebecca Lane, Rosemary McGinnes, Jane O'Brien, Renea Johnston, Lyndal Bugeja, Victoria Team, Carolina Weller
Standard best practice for the treatment of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) is compression bandaging of the lower leg to reduce hydrostatic pressure. There is considerable variation in reported healing rates when using this gold-standard approach; therefore, a systematic and robust evaluation of other interventions is required. Exercise interventions, in addition to standard compression therapy, could improve wound-healing time and prevent their recurrence. We have conducted a systematic review to examine the effects of exercise on wound characteristics, including time to heal, size and recurrence, pain, quality of life, adverse events, and economic outcomes...
February 15, 2018: International Wound Journal
Michael Clark, Trudie Young, Maureen Fallon
Successful prevention of pressure ulcers is the end product of a complex series of care processes including, but not limited to, the assessment of vulnerability to pressure damage; skin assessment and care; nutritional support; repositioning; and the use of beds, mattresses, and cushions to manage mechanical loads on the skin and soft tissues. The purpose of this review was to examine where and how Statistical Process Control (SPC) measures have been used to assess the success of quality improvement initiatives intended to improve pressure ulcer prevention...
February 15, 2018: International Wound Journal
Rachel Khoo, Shirley Jansen
The diabetic heel ulcer (DHU) represents a reconstructive challenge to clinicians and the multidisciplinary team alike. It is traditionally viewed as a condition that is inherently difficult to treat due to the intrinsic anatomical vulnerabilities of the heel. In addition to this, several factors are associated with poorer end outcomes - namely, that of major amputation. These include peripheral vascular disease, infection/osteomyelitis and the size of the ulcer itself. In light of the significant morbidity, economic burden and mortality seen in this cohort of patients, this review aims to explore current treatment modalities that have been undertaken...
February 12, 2018: International Wound Journal
Karl Waked, Philippe Ballaux, Dominique Goossens, Koen Cathenis
The objective is to describe the 'Two Bridges Technique' (TBT), which has proven to be successful and has been the standard technique at our centre for vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) of post-sternotomy mediastinitis. An extensive literature search was performed in four databases to identify all published articles concerning VAC for post-sternotomy mediastinitis. Several VAC methods have been used; however, no article has described our specific technique. TBT consists of a two-bridges construction using two types of foam with different pore sizes, which ensures an equally divided negative pressure over the wound bed and stabilisation of the chest...
February 12, 2018: International Wound Journal
Sarvnaz Sepehripour, Kiran Dhaliwal, Baljit Dheansa
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February 8, 2018: International Wound Journal
Daisuke Atomura, Junko Aihara, Makoto Omori, Hiroto Terashi
Arteriovenous access ischaemic steal is a serious complication following arteriovenous fistula (AVF) construction. The aim of treatment is to improve distal circulation without impairing the function of the fistula. Therefore, any repair should be performed with intraoperative monitoring. We report 2 cases of this disorder treated using perioperative measurement of skin perfusion pressure (SPP) for preoperative surgical planning and intraoperative guidance. A 73-year-old woman with a left cubital AVF developed gangrene of the tip of the left little finger...
January 22, 2018: International Wound Journal
Karthika Suryaletha, Joby John, Megha Periyappilly Radhakrishnan, Sanil George, Sabu Thomas
Chronic diabetic foot is a global burden affecting millions of people, and the chronicity of an ulcer is directly linked to the diverse bacterial burden and its biofilm mode of infection. The bacterial diversity of 100 chronic diabetic ulcer samples was profiled via traditional culturing method as well as metagenomic approach by sequencing the 16S rRNA V3 hyper-variable region on Illumina Miseq Platform (Illumina, Inc., San Diego, CA). All the relevant clinical metadata, including duration of diabetes, grade of ulcer, presence of neuropathy, and glycaemic level, were noted and correlated with the microbiota...
January 22, 2018: International Wound Journal
Christine Anne Murphy, Pamela Houghton, Tim Brandys, Gregory Rose, Dianne Bryant
The aim of this study was to compare changes in wound size and appearance and health complication rates in patients with vasculopathy and lower-extremity wounds treated with or without low-frequency contact ultrasound debridement (LFCUD) This study was a randomised controlled trial. The study was conducted in a vascular surgery service, including outpatient wound clinic and inpatient ward, in a tertiary care academic centre. In total, 70 patients with vasculopathy and lower-extremity wounds of mixed aetiology were enrolled in the trial; 68 completed the study...
January 15, 2018: International Wound Journal
Rita R Pinheiro, Bruno Duarte, Joana Cabete
Debridement is essential for the optimal care of venous leg ulcers. Several debridement methods with different limitations may be deployed. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is used for several dermatological purposes. Its application as a chemical debridement method for leg ulcers has never been explored. We designed a prospective study to determine the role of 80% TCA solution as a chemical debridement method for leg ulcers, regarding efficacy and procedure-associated pain. Chronic venous leg ulcers were treated with 3 cycles of 80% TCA solution or curettage over 1 week...
January 15, 2018: International Wound Journal
Lohrasb R Sayadi, Derek A Banyard, Mary E Ziegler, Zaidal Obagi, Jordyne Prussak, Michael J Klopfer, Gregory Rd Evans, Alan D Widgerow
Up to 15 billion dollars of US health care expenditure each year is consumed by treatment of poorly healing wounds whose etiologies are often associated with aberrancies in tissue oxygenation. To address this issue, several modes of tissue oxygen delivery systems exist, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and Topical Oxygen Therapy (TOT), but their efficacies have yet to be fully substantiated. Micro/nanobubbles (MNBs), which range anywhere from 100 μm to <1 μm in diameter and are relatively stable for hours, offer a new mode of oxygen delivery to wounds...
January 5, 2018: International Wound Journal
Cristiana Forni, Fabio D'Alessandro, Pina Gallerani, Rossana Genco, Andrea Bolzon, Caterina Bombino, Sandra Mini, Laura Rocchegiani, Teresa Notarnicola, Arianna Vitulli, Alfredo Amodeo, Guglielmo Celli, Patrizia Taddia
Hip fractures in the elderly are a serious problem for the health service due to the high rate of complications. One of these complications is pressure ulcers that, according to the literature, occur in 8.8% to 55% of patients and mainly arise in the sacral area. The present randomised controlled trial tests whether applying a new innovative multi-layer polyurethane foam dressing (ALLEVYN LIFE™), reduces the onset of pressure ulcers in the sacral area. From March to December 2016, 359 fragility hip fracture patients were randomly divided into 2 groups: 182 in the control group and 177 in the experimental group...
January 4, 2018: International Wound Journal
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