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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894637/epidermal-stem-cells-in-skin-wound-healing
#1
REVIEW
Yuanyuan Li, Jamie Zhang, Jiping Yue, Xuewen Gou, Xiaoyang Wu
Significance: Skin serves as a protective barrier for mammals. Epidermal stem cells are responsible for maintaining skin homeostasis. When cutaneous injuries occur, skin homeostasis and integrity are damaged, leading to dire consequences such as acute, chronic, or infected wounds. Skin wound healing is an intrinsic self-saving chain reaction, which is crucial to facilitating the replacement of damaged or lost tissue. Recent Advances: An immense amount of research has uncovered the underlying mechanisms behind the complex and highly regulated wound healing process...
September 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894636/fournier-s-gangrene-a-review-and-outcome-comparison-from-2009-to-2016
#2
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Mark Ferretti, Akhil A Saji, John Phillips
Objective: The outcome of Fournier's gangrene (FG) may be affected by comorbidities, demographics, and choice of treatment modality. We sought to evaluate our institution's management protocol of FG measured by mortality rate (MR) and length of hospital stay (LHS) in a retrospective cohort study. Approach: A database of 20 FG cases at our institution throughout the 2009-2016 study period was assembled by a retrospective review of medical records. A Fournier's Gangrene Severity Index Score (FGSIS) was calculated for each case...
September 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894635/topical-naltrexone-is-a-safe-and-effective-alternative-to-standard-treatment-of-diabetic-wounds
#3
Patricia J McLaughlin, Jarrett D Cain, Michelle B Titunick, Joseph W Sassani, Ian S Zagon
Objective: Diabetes affects more than 29 million individuals in the United States, resulting in healthcare costs approaching $245 billion. Approximately 15% of these individuals will develop a chronic, non-healing foot ulcer (diabetic foot ulcer [DFU]) that, if untreated, may lead to amputation. The current treatments for DFU are expensive, have significant side-effects, and often result in non-compliance. A new topical treatment is described that accelerates cutaneous wound repair and is disease modifying by targeting underlying aberrant diabetic pathways...
September 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831330/impact-of-traumatic-lower-extremity-injuries-beyond-acute-care-movement-based-considerations-for-resultant-longer-term-secondary-health-conditions
#4
REVIEW
Courtney M Butowicz, Christopher L Dearth, Brad D Hendershot
Significance: Advances in field-based trauma care, surgical techniques, and protective equipment have collectively facilitated the survival of a historically large number of service members (SMs) following combat trauma, although many sustained significant composite tissue injuries to the extremities, including limb loss (LL) and limb salvage (LS). Beyond the acute surgical and rehabilitative efforts that focus primarily on wound care and restoring mobility, traumatic LL and LS are associated with several debilitating longer term secondary health conditions (e...
August 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831329/targeted-muscle-reinnervation-to-improve-pain-prosthetic-tolerance-and-bioprosthetic-outcomes-in-the-amputee
#5
REVIEW
J Byers Bowen, Corinne E Wee, Jaclyn Kalik, Ian L Valerio
Scope and Significance: There are ∼185,000 amputations each year and nearly 2 million amputees currently living in the United States. Approximately 25% of these amputees will experience chronic pain issues secondary to localized neuroma pain and/or phantom limb pain. Problem: The significant discomfort caused by neuroma and phantom limb pain interferes with prosthesis wear, subjecting amputees to the additional physical and psychological morbidity associated with chronic immobility. Although numerous neuroma treatments are described, none of these methods are consistently effective in eliminating symptoms...
August 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831328/a-unique-application-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-used-to-facilitate-patient-engagement-in-the-amputation-recovery-process
#6
Jessica Wise, Alicia White, Daniel J Stinner, John R Fergason
Amputation rates during recent military conflicts were at an all-time high, but medical treatment of those amputations and attitudes of service members to get back to duty are also surging ahead. We present the cases of an active duty rescue C130 pilot with an above-the-knee amputation and a retired army sergeant with a below-the-knee amputation. Successful rehabilitation was augmented in both cases by using negative pressure incorporated in a custom prosthetic socket to accelerate incision closure, improve self-efficacy in wound care, and self-management, ultimately leading to faster recovery times, full engagement of the rehabilitation process, and return to active duty...
August 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736684/multimodality-imaging-approaches-for-evaluating-traumatic-extremity-injuries-implications-for-military-medicine
#7
REVIEW
Mitchel R Stacy, Christopher L Dearth
Significance: Military service members are susceptible to traumatic extremity injuries that often result in limb loss. Tremendous efforts have been made to improve medical treatment that supports residual limb function and health. Despite recent improvements in treatment and novel prosthetic devices, many patients experience a wide range of clinical problems within residual limbs that can negatively impact the progress of rehabilitation programs while also impairing functional capacity and overall quality of life...
July 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736683/progress-toward-optimizing-prosthetic-socket-fit-and-suspension-using-elevated-vacuum-to-promote-residual-limb-health
#8
Matthew M Wernke, Ryan M Schroeder, Michael L Haynes, Lonnie L Nolt, Alexander W Albury, James M Colvin
Objective: Prosthetic sockets are custom made for each amputee, yet there are no quantitative tools to determine the appropriateness of socket fit. Ensuring a proper socket fit can have significant effects on the health of residual limb soft tissues and overall function and acceptance of the prosthetic limb. Previous work found that elevated vacuum pressure data can detect movement between the residual limb and the prosthetic socket; however, the correlation between the two was specific to each user. The overall objective of this work is to determine the relationship between elevated vacuum pressure deviations and prosthetic socket fit...
July 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736682/standardized-approach-to-quantitatively-measure-residual-limb-skin-health-in-individuals-with-lower-limb-amputation
#9
Cameron L Rink, Matthew M Wernke, Heather M Powell, Mark Tornero, Surya C Gnyawali, Ryan M Schroeder, Jayne Y Kim, Jeffrey A Denune, Alexander W Albury, Gayle M Gordillo, James M Colvin, Chandan K Sen
Objective: (1) Develop a standardized approach to quantitatively measure residual limb skin health. (2) Report reference residual limb skin health values in people with transtibial and transfemoral amputation. Approach: Residual limb health outcomes in individuals with transtibial (n = 5) and transfemoral (n = 5) amputation were compared to able-limb controls (n = 4) using noninvasive imaging (hyperspectral imaging and laser speckle flowmetry) and probe-based approaches (laser doppler flowmetry, transcutaneous oxygen, transepidermal water loss, surface electrical capacitance)...
July 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616361/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-side-effects-defined-and-quantified
#10
REVIEW
Marvin Heyboer, Deepali Sharma, William Santiago, Norman McCulloch
Significance: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an important advanced therapy in the treatment of problem wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers and late effect radiation injury. HBOT remains among the safest therapies used today. Nonetheless, there are side effects associated with HBOT. It is important for providers to be able to identify, understand, and quantify these side effects for prevention, management, and informed consent. Recent Advances: The past two decades have seen significant advancements in our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of HBOT...
June 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616360/current-advancements-and-strategies-in-tissue-engineering-for-wound-healing-a-comprehensive-review
#11
REVIEW
Jasmine Ho, Claire Walsh, Dominic Yue, Alan Dardik, Umber Cheema
Significance: With an aging population leading to an increase in diabetes and associated cutaneous wounds, there is a pressing clinical need to improve wound-healing therapies. Recent Advances: Tissue engineering approaches for wound healing and skin regeneration have been developed over the past few decades. A review of current literature has identified common themes and strategies that are proving successful within the field: The delivery of cells, mainly mesenchymal stem cells, within scaffolds of the native matrix is one such strategy...
June 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616359/bioactive-antimicrobial-peptides-as-therapeutics-for-corneal-wounds-and-infections
#12
REVIEW
Gina L Griffith, Anne Kasus-Jacobi, H Anne Pereira
Significance: More than 2 million eye injuries and infections occur each year in the United States that leave civilians and military members with reduced or complete vision loss due to the lack of effective therapeutics. Severe ocular injuries and infections occur in varied settings including the home, workplace, and battlefields. In this review, we discuss the potential of developing antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) as therapeutics for the treatment of corneal wounds and infections for which the current treatment options are inadequate...
June 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507787/the-feasibility-of-a-handheld-electrospinning-device-for-the-application-of-nanofibrous-wound-dressings
#13
Josef Haik, Rachel Kornhaber, Biader Blal, Moti Harats
Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of a portable electrospinning device for the application of wound dressings. Approach: Four polymer nanofibers dressings were applied on superficial partial thickness wounds to a porcine model and compared with a traditional paraffin tulle gras dressing. The polymer nanofibrous dressings were applied using a handheld portable electrospinning device activated at a short distance from the wound. The partial thickness donor sites were evaluated on day 2, 7, and 14 when dressings were removed and tissue samples were taken for histological examination...
May 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507786/application-of-hyperosmotic-nanoemulsions-in-wound-healing-partial-thickness-injury-model-in-swine
#14
Sean Connell, Jianming Li, Abigail Durkes, Lynetta Freeman
Objective: In this work, we introduce a novel hyperosmotic nanoemulsion (HNE) topical agent for use in wound healing. These topical emulsion complexes combine a lipophilic thymol nanoemulsion with a hyperosmotic saccharide matrix. This combination has been previously shown to possess synergistic antimicrobial activity against a host of common and drug-resistant pathogens in vitro. Approach: In this study, we present additional data to assess the safety and efficacy of these emulsions in a partial thickness injury model in swine...
May 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507785/a-retrospective-chart-review-of-chronic-wound-patients-treated-with-topical-oxygen-therapy
#15
Karen Copeland, Angie R Purvis
Objective: Topical oxygen devices are Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared for the following indications for use of various etiologies: skin ulcerations due to diabetes, venous stasis, postsurgical infections and gangrenous lesions, decubitus ulcers; amputations/infected stumps; skin grafts; burns; and frostbite. The goal of this study was to understand the impact of topical oxygen therapy (TOT) on patient outcomes, including amputation and healing rates. Approach: This retrospective chart review included records collected between January 1, 2007, and July 18, 2016, from male and female patients ranging in age from 4 years to 105 years...
May 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451470/autologous-bone-marrow-aspirate-therapy-for-skin-tissue-engineering-and-tissue-regeneration
#16
Gopal Ji Gupta, Kanchan Karki, Pradeep Jain, Ajit Kumar Saxena
Introduction: Chronic wounds that are difficult to heal are physical and financial burden to the sufferer and a challenge to the treating physician. Objective: The main purpose of this study was to develop a novel method of using bone marrow (BM) aspirate, either cultured or fresh, as early solution for healing of chronic wounds and further reduce infection and tissue necrosis. Approach: In this case-control study conducted on 75 patients with chronic wounds, 50 patients with aspirate or cultured BM were used as cases and 25 with only daily saline dressings were used as controls...
April 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451469/comparative-effectiveness-of-clostridial-collagenase-ointment-to-medicinal-honey-for-treatment-of-pressure-ulcers
#17
Adrienne M Gilligan, Curtis R Waycaster, Richard Bizier, Bong-Chul Chu, Marissa J Carter, Caroline E Fife
Objective: Compare enzymatic debridement using clostridial collagenase ointment (CCO) with autolytic debridement using medicinal honey in the hospital outpatient setting for treating pressure ulcers (PUs). Approach: Retrospective deidentified electronic health records from 2007-2013 were extracted from the U.S. Wound Registry. Propensity score matching followed by multivariable analyses was used to adjust for selection bias and assess treatment effects comparing CCO-treated versus honey-treated PUs. Key outcomes included 100% granulation and epithelialization at 1 year...
April 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451468/a-feasibility-study-of-intermittent-electrical-stimulation-to-prevent-deep-tissue-injury-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#18
Angela Kane, Robyn Warwaruk-Rogers, Chester Ho, Ming Chan, Richard Stein, Vivian K Mushahwar, Sean P Dukelow
Objective: The primary goal of this study was to investigate the feasibility of utilizing intermittent electrical stimulation (IES) in an intensive care environment as a potential method for preventing pressure ulcers. Furthermore, we wished to evaluate the practicality of the innovation and end-user acceptability. Approach: Twenty immobile subjects, age ranging from 19 to 86 years old with a Braden Scale score ranging from 9 to 16 (very high to moderate risk of developing pressure ulcers), were enrolled. Intermittent 35 Hz electrical stimulation was administered through surface electrodes to the gluteal muscles causing them to contract for 10 s every 10 min...
April 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451467/skin-protectants-made-of-curable-polymers-effect-of-application-on-local-skin-temperature
#19
Michael J Walt, Nancy Atwood, Stéphanie F Bernatchez, Bruce P Ekholm, Robert Asmus
Objective: To measure the skin temperature after application of a new skin protectant intended for incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD), compared with a commercial product with an analogous cyanoacrylate-based chemistry. Approach: Twelve healthy human volunteers received an application of the new product on one thigh and of the comparator on the other thigh. An infrared camera using ThermaCAM™ software imaged the skin and measured the temperature at the skin surface over time to characterize the thermal cure profile induced by the products on the skin...
April 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289554/non-coding-rnas-new-players-in-skin-wound-healing
#20
REVIEW
Eva K Herter, Ning Xu Landén
Significance: Wound healing is a basic physiological process that is utilized to keep the integrity of the skin. Impaired wound repair, such as chronic wounds and pathological scars, presents a major health and economic burden worldwide. To date, efficient targeted treatment for these wound disorders is still lacking, which is largely due to our limited understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying these diseases. Research driven around discovering new therapies for these complications is, therefore, an urgent need...
March 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
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