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Travis J Dekker, Yash Avashia, Suhail K Mithani, Andrew P Matson, Alexander J Lampley, Samuel B Adams
: Introduction Achilles tendon and posterior heel wound complications are difficult to treat. These typically require soft tissue coverage via microvascular free tissue transfer at a tertiary referral center. Here, we describe coverage of a series of posterior heel and Achilles wounds via simple, local tissue transfer, called a bipedicle fasciocutaneous flap. This flap can be performed by an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon, without resources of tertiary/specialized care or microvascular support...
September 23, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Thomas Serena, Heather Connell, Sharon McConnell, Keyur Patel, Bryan Doner, Matthew Sabo, Michael Miller, Laura Serena, Lam T Le, David Goldsmith, Jane Chung
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective registry data analysis was to explore the effectiveness of a novel multivalent topical ointment (Terrasil Infection Control Wound Care Ointment; Aspiera Medical, Woonsocket, Rhode Island), containing a patented mineral complex and 0.2% benzethonium chloride in the treatment of nonhealing acute and chronic wounds. DESIGN: Aspiera Medical designed a registry to capture physician experiences and treatment results with Terrasil Infection Control Wound Care Ointment...
October 2016: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Joseph A Molnar, Lucian G Vlad, Tuna Gumus
There is increasing awareness that chronic wound healing is very dependent on the patient's nutritional status, but there are no clearly established and accepted assessment protocols or interventions in clinical practice. Much of the data used as guidelines for chronic wound patients are extrapolated from acutely wounded trauma patients, but the 2 groups are very different patient populations. While most trauma patients are young, healthy, and well-nourished before injury, the chronic wound patient is usually old, with comorbidities and frequently malnourished...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Kevin Kim, Gonzalo Blasco-Morente, Natividad Cuende, Salvador Arias-Santiago
This review describes the current understanding and the potential use of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in cell-based therapies for clinical management of difficult wounds and other dermatoses. MSCs have been shown to possess many advantageous properties that make them a promising therapeutic modality in dermatology still under investigation. In fact, MSCs' ability to promote wound healing through its paracrine function and pro-angiogenic properties have generated increasing interest for treating acute and chronic wounds...
August 23, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Adam Landsman, Eran Rosines, Amanda Houck, Angela Murchison, Alyce Jones, Xiaofei Qin, Silvia Chen, Arnold R Landsman
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics of a cryopreserved split-thickness skin allograft produced from donated human skin and compare it with fresh, unprocessed human split-thickness skin. BACKGROUND: Cutaneous wound healing is a complex and organized process, where the body re-establishes the integrity of the injured tissue. However, chronic wounds, such as diabetic or venous stasis ulcers, are difficult to manage and often require advanced biologics to facilitate healing...
September 2016: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Thirawut Sirikham, Salinee Rojhirunsakool, Vasanop Vachiramon
Eccrine syringofibroadenoma (ESFA) is an uncommon benign adnexal neoplasm which derives from cells of the acrosyringium of eccrine sweat glands. The clinical appearance is nonspecific but the histological features are typical. Five clinical subtypes of ESFA exist: (1) solitary ESFA; (2) multiple ESFA associated with ectodermal dysplasia; (3) multiple ESFA without cutaneous features; (4) unilateral linear ESFA (nevoid), and (5) reactive ESFA associated with inflammatory or neoplastic dermatoses. We report the case of a 42-year-old man with long-standing diabetes and neuropathy, presenting with a 4-year history of asymptomatic erythematous plaques on a background of brown hyperpigmentation on the left foot...
May 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
H K Kleinman, G Sosne
No agent has been identified that significantly accelerates the repair of chronic dermal wounds in humans. Thymosin beta 4 (Tβ4) is a small, abundant, naturally occurring regenerative protein that is found in body fluids and inside cells. It was found to have angiogenic and antiinflammatory activity and to be high in platelets that aggregate at the wound site. Thus we used Tβ4 initially in dermal healing. It has since been shown to have many activities important in tissue protection, repair, and regeneration...
2016: Vitamins and Hormones
Gerd Hoffmann, Mark Hartel, James B Mercer
BACKGROUND: Water-filtered infrared-A (wIRA) is a special form of heat radiation with high tissue penetration and a low thermal load to the skin surface. wIRA corresponds to the major part of the sun's heat radiation, which reaches the surface of the Earth in moderate climatic zones filtered by water and water vapour of the atmosphere. wIRA promotes healing of acute and chronic wounds both by thermal and thermic as well as by non-thermal and non-thermic cellular effects. METHODS: This publication includes a literature review with search in PubMed/Medline for "water-filtered infrared-A" and "wound"/"ulcus" or "wassergefiltertes Infrarot A" and "Wunde"/"Ulkus", respectively (publications in English and German), and additional analysis of study data...
2016: German Medical Science: GMS E-journal
Xing Meng, Shulan Qi
OBJECTIVE: To explore the acupoints selection rules on peptic ulcer treated with acupuncture and moxibustion,so as to provide references for acupoints clinical selecting. METHODS: Literature on clinical report and clinical study for peptic ulcer treated with acupuncture and moxibustion was retrieved in CNKI, WANFANG, VIP, CBM, PubMed, Web of Science and other databases from January 1, 2003 to August 31, 2014,and acupoints selecting rules were summarized according to syndromes and symptoms...
April 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Anahita Dua, Sapan S Desai, Jennifer A Heller
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to determine the association between race and patient variables, hospital covariates, and outcomes in patients presenting with advanced chronic venous insufficiency. METHODS: The National Inpatient Sample was queried to identify all Caucasian and African-American patients with a primary International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) diagnosis code for venous stasis with ulceration (454.0), inflammation (454.1), or complications (454...
July 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Albeir Y Mousa, Mike Broce, Michael Yacoub, Ali F AbuRahma
BACKGROUND: Treatment of venous ulcers is demanding for patients, as well as clinicians, and the investigation of underlying venous hypertension is the cornerstone of therapy. We propose that occult iliac vein stenosis should be ruled out by iliac vein interrogation (IVI) in patients with advanced venous stasis. METHODS: We conducted a systematic retrospective analysis of a consecutive series of patients who presented with CEAP (clinical, etiological, anatomical, and pathophysiological) 6 venous disease...
July 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Marc A Ward, Joseph F Pierre, Raquel F Leal, Yong Huang, Benjamin Shogan, Sushila R Dalal, Christopher R Weber, Vanessa A Leone, Mark W Musch, Gary C An, Mrinalini C Rao, David T Rubin, Laura E Raffals, Dionysios A Antonopoulos, Mitch L Sogin, Neil H Hyman, John C Alverdy, Eugene B Chang
Gut dysbiosis, host genetics, and environmental triggers are implicated as causative factors in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), yet mechanistic insights are lacking. Longitudinal analysis of ulcerative colitis (UC) patients following total colectomy with ileal anal anastomosis (IPAA) where >50% develop pouchitis offers a unique setting to examine cause vs. effect. To recapitulate human IPAA, we employed a mouse model of surgically created blind self-filling (SFL) and self-emptying (SEL) ileal loops using wild-type (WT), IL-10 knockout (KO) (IL-10), TLR4 KO (T4), and IL-10/T4 double KO mice...
June 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Louise K Andersen, Mark D P Davis
Many skin and skin-related diseases affect the sexes unequally, with attendant implications for public health and resource allocation. To evaluate better the incidence of skin and skin-related diseases affecting males vs. females, we reviewed published population-based epidemiology studies of skin disorders performed utilizing Rochester Epidemiology Project data. Females had a higher incidence of the following diseases: connective tissue diseases (scleroderma, morphea, dermatomyositis, primary Sjögren syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus [not in all studies]), pityriasis rosea, herpes progenitalis, condyloma acuminatum, hidradenitis suppurativa, herpes zoster (except in children), erythromelalgia, venous stasis syndrome, and venous ulcers...
September 2016: International Journal of Dermatology
Yoshiko Ohara, Takashi Toyonaga, Akiko Tanabe, Hiroshi Takihara, Shinichi Baba, Taro Inoue, Wataru Ono, Fumiaki Kawara, Shinwa Tanaka, Takeshi Azuma
A 75-year-old female underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy, revealing a widely spreading tumor occupying the anterior wall, lesser curvature, and posterior wall of the antrum and lower body. Endoscopic submucosal dissection was performed and resulted in more than five-sixths circumferential antral mucosal resection. One month later, she complained of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal distention. Endoscopy showed residual food in the stomach and deformation of the antrum with traction toward the contracted scar in the lesser curvature...
April 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
A Bhatia
OBJECTIVE: Complex wounds are often difficult to close and sometimes require a split-thickness skin graft (STSG). However, epidermal skin grafts, which contain only an epidermal layer of skin, are a viable option for wound coverage in these challenging wounds. We report our experience using an automated epidermal harvesting tool to harvest epidermal skin grafts for the treatment of complex wounds. METHOD: Epidermal skin grafts were harvested from the patient's thigh, which was first washed with isopropyl alcohol...
March 2016: Journal of Wound Care
B B Massenburg, H N Himel
OBJECTIVE: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a complex cause of capillary stasis that can lead to lower extremity venous ulcers. Since SCD is characterised by impaired oxygen delivery that can be exacerbated by lower extremity venous stasis, we sought to determine if direct delivery of oxygen to a lower extremity ulcer associated with SCD could augment healing. METHOD: We performed a pilot study of a portable device that delivers oxygen directly to the wound site to assess this possibility...
February 2016: Journal of Wound Care
Narese Donatella, Bracale Umberto Marcello, Vitale Gaetano, Porcellini Massimo, Midiri Massimo, Bracale Giancarlo
May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) is an anatomically variable condition resulting in compression of the left common iliac vein between the right common iliac artery and the underlying spine with subsequent development of a left deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Although this syndrome is rare, its true prevalence is likely underestimated. Mainly, clinical symptoms and signs include, but are not limited to, pain, swelling, venous stasis ulcers, skin pigmentation changes and post-thrombotic syndrome. Correct treatment is not well established and is based on clinical presentation...
May 2015: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
S D'Ugo, E Stasi, A L Gaspari, P Sileri
Perianal disease is a common complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It includes different conditions from more severe and potentially disabling ones, such as abscesses and fistulas, to more benign conditions such as hemorrhoids, skin tags and fissures. Most literature has been focused on anal sepsis and fistulae, as they carry the majority of disease burden and often alter the natural course of the disease. Hemorrhoids and anal fissures in patients with IBD have been overlooked, although they can represent a challenging problem...
December 2015: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
Georgina Gethin, Seamus Cowman, Dinanda N Kolbach
BACKGROUND: Venous ulcers (also known as varicose or venous stasis ulcers) are a chronic, recurring and debilitating condition that affects up to 1% of the population. Best practice documents and expert opinion suggests that the removal of devitalised tissue from venous ulcers (debridement) by any one of six methods helps to promote healing. However, to date there has been no review of the evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to support this. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of different debriding methods or debridement versus no debridement, on the rate of debridement and wound healing in venous leg ulcers...
2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
V Mahler
The percentage of seniors (> 65 years of age) in the general population continues to rise. Their sensitization profile may be influenced by lifelong work-related and nonwork-related exposures and comorbidities requiring local or systemic treatment. Recent analysis of the IVDK (Information Network of Departments of Dermatology) cohort concerning the most frequently recognized contact allergens in the age group above 65 (2009-2013: N = 14,841) revealed significant differences compared to the age group up to 65 years of age...
September 2015: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
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