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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115054/comparison-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-healthy-fibroblasts-on-wound-healing-activity-of-diabetic-fibroblasts
#1
Jae-A Jung, Young-Don Yoon, Hyup-Woo Lee, So-Ra Kang, Seung-Kyu Han
Various types of skin substitutes composed of fibroblasts and/or keratinocytes have been used for the treatment of diabetic ulcers. However, the effects have generally not been very dramatic. Recently, human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (hUCB-MSCs) have been commercialised for cartilage repair as a first cell therapy product using allogeneic stem cells. In a previous pilot study, we reported that hUCB-MSCs have a superior wound-healing capability compared with fibroblasts. The present study was designed to compare the treatment effect of hUCB-MSCs with that of fibroblasts on the diabetic wound healing in vitro...
November 7, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115044/a-leg-ulcer-with-pulsating-varicose-veins%C3%A2-%C3%A2-from-the-legs-to-the-heart
#2
Sabrina Johanna Swoboda, Hauke Schumann, Dimitra Kiritsi
We present the case of a 58-year-old man who presented to our wound care centre with a 7 -month history of a progressive unilateral leg ulcer. He reported intermittent, heavy bleeding at the ulcer. The duplex sonography showed a bilateral incompetence of the saphenofemoral junctions and the entire course of the great saphenous veins and, surprisingly, also a bilateral reversed arterial-like pulsating flow in the great and small saphenous veins as well as in the deep veins of the lower extremities. During cardiac examination by auscultation and echocardiography, we detected a previously undescribed severe tricuspid insufficiency with strongly reduced systolic ejection of both the left and the right ventricle and repercussions on the peripheral venous system as a cause for the pulsating veins...
November 7, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115004/evaluation-of-a-multifactorial-approach-to-reduce-the-prevalence-of-pressure-injuries-in-regional-australian-acute-inpatient-care-settings
#3
Sarah K Smith, Samantha E Ashby, Lynette Thomas, Felicity Williams
The aim of the study was to compare the changes in the prevalence of pressure injuries from 2008 to 2014 in relation to staff behaviour in acute/subacute inpatient care settings. In 2008, the large regional health district Hunter New England Local Health District implemented an initiative called the Crystal Model which resulted in changes in their policy and an e-learning education program for all nursing staff. A retrospective cross sectional study compared data from the 2008, 2010 and 2014 point prevalence surveys of PI in acute services...
November 7, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076632/a-novel-model-of-humanised-keloid-scarring-in-mice
#4
Tao Shang, Bin Yao, Dongyun Gao, Jiangfan Xie, Xiaobing Fu, Sha Huang
Treatments for keloid scarring are a major challenge to scientists and physicians for their unknown aetiology. Although several models, including monolayer cell culture to tissue-engineered models, were developed, further research on keloid has more or less been hindered by the lack of appropriate animal models. Because these aberrant scars are specific to humans, we obtained human normal and keloid skin tissues and isolated dermal fibroblasts from them. Cell morphology, growth and immunohistochemical staining of myofibroblastmarker α-SMA were examined, and the cell medium of 2-hour culture and 24-hour culture was implanted on the back of nude mice...
October 27, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076298/a-challenging-case-of-calcific-myonecrosis-of-tibialis-anterior-and-hallucis-longus-muscles-with-a-chronic-discharging-wound
#5
Alethea My Tan, Charles Yuen Yung Loh, Metin Nizamoglu, Makarand Tare
The occurrence of calcific myonecrosis of the anterior compartment of the leg is rare. Common risk factors include a history of trauma, although little is known about the exact pathophysiology, latency period or triggering factors resulting in disease progression. Macroscopically, it begins with a single muscle being replaced by a fusiform calcified mass, which progresses peripherally. We present a rare case of a 7-year history of chronic discharging sinus overlying the site with protruding calcified muscle and discuss the senior author's wound management strategy and surgical considerations...
October 27, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076279/the-inter-rater-reliability-between-nurse-assessors-clinically-assessing-infection-of-chronic-wounds-using-the-wuwhs-criteria
#6
Jacqueline Jhhm Vestjens, Armand Alm Rondas, Richard Rj White, Samantha Sl Holloway
The aim of this study was to determine the inter-rater reliability between one expert-nurse and four clinical-nurses who were asked to clinically assess infection of chronic wounds by using the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) criteria. A quasi-experimental design was used to collect the data. In comparison to phase 1 in which 'open questions' were asked, in phase 2 a pre-printed form (checklist) was introduced. In both phases, 55 chronic wounds were clinically assessed. For each WUWHS criterion the inter-rater reliability of signs and symptoms was expressed by Cohens Kappa (κ)...
October 27, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076239/use-of-epidermal-skin-grafts-in-chronic-wounds-a-case-series
#7
Peter Am Everts, Marco Warbout, Diana de Veth, Merel Cirkel, Nicole E Spruijt, Jaap Buth
In stalled, chronic wounds, more aggressive and proactive wound closure efforts are needed. We describe adjunctive use of epidermal grafting in patients with chronic wounds. Wound bed preparation consisted of surgical necrotectomy or sharp debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, compression therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy and/or heparan sulphate agents. Epidermal grafts were harvested from the patient's thigh and applied to the wound. Wound and donor site healing was monitored...
October 27, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068153/reduction-of-groin-wound-complications-in-vascular-surgery-patients-using-closed-incision-negative-pressure-therapy-cinpt-a-prospective-randomised-single-institution-study
#8
Sebastian P Pleger, Nadine Nink, Meshal Elzien, Alexander Kunold, Ahmed Koshty, Andreas Böning
Groin wound infections in patients undergoing vascular procedures often cause a lengthy process of wound healing. Several clinical studies and case reports show a reduction of surgical site infections (SSIs) in various wound types after using closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT). The aim of this prospective, randomised, single-institution study was to investigate the effectiveness of ciNPT (PREVENA™ Therapy) compared to conventional therapy on groin incisions after vascular surgery. From 1 February to 30 October 2015, 100 patients with 129 groin incisions were analysed...
October 25, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057609/the-efficacy-of-removable-devices-to-offload-and-heal-neuropathic-plantar-forefoot-ulcers-in-people-with-diabetes-a-single-blinded-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
#9
Sicco A Bus, Jaap J van Netten, Anke Ir Kottink, Erik A Manning, Maximilian Spraul, Arend-Jan Woittiez, Jeff G van Baal
Non-removable offloading is the 'gold standard' treatment for neuropathic diabetic plantar forefoot ulcers. However, removable offloading is the common 'standard of care'. We compared three removable offloading devices for ulcer healing efficacy. In this multicentre, randomised controlled trial, 60 persons with neuropathic diabetic plantar forefoot ulcers were randomly assigned to wear a custom-made knee-high cast [BTCC (bivalved TCC)], custom-made ankle-high cast shoe or a prefabricated ankle-high forefoot-offloading shoe (FOS)...
October 23, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057595/aseptic-surgical-preparation-for-upper-eyelid-blepharoplasty-via-full-face-octenidine-antiseptic-without-antibiotic-medication-shows-effective-prophylaxis-against-post-surgical-wound-infection
#10
Johannes Matiasek, Philip Kienzl, Gerlinde R Otti, Bela R Turk, Gabriel Djedovic, Ulrich M Rieger
Blepharoplasty is the third most common plastic surgical procedure in the USA. Due to the emergence of multiresistant bacteria, optimising the antiseptic procedure is crucial. Choice of antiseptics plays an important role as they may cause skin irritation and colouring of disinfected areas. In this study, the use of the aqueous antiseptic octenisept® (octenidine) was evaluated in the outcome of blepharoplasties: incidence of wound dehiscence; haematoma; and infection in correlation with gender, medication, smoking habits and time of year...
October 23, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052352/microbial-contamination-of-open-but-unused-portions-of-wound-dressings-stored-in-home-settings
#11
Sue Templeton, Ching Wong, Tabatha Rando, Penny Adamson, Penny Lynn
The purpose of this study was to investigate incidence rates and levels of microbial contamination in open-but-unused portions of wound dressings stored in home settings. Portions of wound dressings were collected at up to four home visits for 104 clients undertaking wound management within their home. A control sample and stored sample was collected on each home visit and sent for pathology testing to identify levels of microbial contamination. The stored open-but-unused wound dressings were managed according to a written protocol...
October 19, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045078/skin-tears-and-risk-factors-assessment-a-systematic-review-on-evidence-based-medicine
#12
Raffaele Serra, Nicola Ielapi, Andrea Barbetta, Stefano de Franciscis
Skin tears represent a common condition of traumatic wounds, which may be encountered in some categories of individuals at the extremes of age, such as infants and the elderly. Despite the high prevalence and cost of these lesions, there has been little investigation into the risk factors that lead to this condition. The aim of this review was to systematically evaluate the main risk factors involved in development of skin tears. We planned to include all the studies dealing with risk factors related to skin tears...
October 17, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045004/wound-care-evidence-knowledge-and-education-amongst-nurses-a-semi-systematic-literature-review
#13
Lynn Welsh
The aims of this study were to determine the knowledge and skills of nurses involved in wound care, to provide a critical overview of the current evidence base underpinning wound care and to determine the extent of utilisation of existing evidence by nurses involved in the management of wounds in practice. A semi-systematic review of the literature was undertaken on Cinahl, Medline Science Direct and Cochrane using the search terms: wound, tissue viability, education, nurse, with limitations set for dates between 2009 and 2017 and English language...
October 17, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024419/a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-dehydrated-human-amnion-chorion-membrane-epifix%C3%A2-allograft-for-the-treatment-of-venous-leg-ulcers
#14
Christian Bianchi, Shawn Cazzell, Dean Vayser, Alexander M Reyzelman, Hasan Dosluoglu, Gregory Tovmassian
A randomised, controlled, multicentre clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (EpiFix) allograft as an adjunct to multilayer compression therapy for the treatment of non-healing full-thickness venous leg ulcers. We randomly assigned 109 subjects to receive EpiFix and multilayer compression (n = 52) or dressings and multilayer compression therapy alone (n = 57). Patients were recruited from 15 centres around the USA and were followed up for 16 weeks...
October 11, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990362/an-explorative-study-on-the-validity-of-various-definitions-of-a-2%C3%A2-2%C3%A2-c-temperature-threshold-as-warning-signal-for-impending-diabetic-foot-ulceration
#15
Anke M Wijlens, Samantha Holloway, Sicco A Bus, Jaap J van Netten
Home monitoring of skin temperature is effective to prevent diabetic foot ulceration. We explored the validity of various definitions for the >2·2°C left-to-right threshold used as a warning signal for impending ulceration. Twenty patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy monitored their skin temperature with an infrared thermometer at the plantar hallux, metatarsal heads, midfoot and heel four times a day for 6 consecutive days. Environmental temperature and walking activity were monitored and associated with foot temperature...
October 9, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990328/a-striking-case-of-dermatosis-neglecta
#16
LETTER
Bevin Bhoyrul, Mark Jd Goodfield, Philip M Laws
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October 9, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960851/the-contribution-of-a-directional-preference-of-stiffness-to-the-efficacy-of-prophylactic-sacral-dressings-in-protecting-healthy-and-diabetic-tissues-from-pressure-injury-computational-modelling-studies
#17
Ayelet Levy, Dafna Schwartz, Amit Gefen
The sacral region is the most common site for pressure injuries (PIs) associated with lying in bed, and such sacral PIs often commence as deep tissue injuries (DTIs) that later present as open wounds. In complex patients, diabetes is common. Because, among other factors, diabetes affects connective tissue stiffness properties, making these tissues less able to dissipate mechanical loads through physiological deformations, diabetes is an additional biomechanical risk factor for PIs and DTIs. A preventive measure with established successful clinical outcomes is the use of sacral prophylactic dressings...
September 27, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945008/citric-acid-treatment-of-non-healing-sinus-of-neck-in-a-patient-treated-with-anti-koch-therapy
#18
LETTER
Basavraj S Nagoba, Milind S Davane
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 25, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945003/self-medication-garlic-induced%C3%A2-irritant-skin-lesions%C3%A2-%C3%A2-case-series
#19
LETTER
Anca Chiriac, Anca E Chiriac, Adrian Naznean, Cristian Podoleanu, Simona Stolnicu
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September 25, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945002/the-exquisitely-painful-fingertip%C3%A2-%C3%A2-subungual-glomus-tumours
#20
LETTER
Shetha Naji, Charles Yuen Yung Loh, Makarand Tare
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September 25, 2017: International Wound Journal
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