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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736974/topical-sevoflurane-for-chronic-venous-ulcers-infected-by-multi-drug-resistant-organisms
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Adrián Imbernón-Moya, Francisco Javier Ortiz-de Frutos, Mónica Sanjuan-Alvarez, Isabel Portero-Sanchez, Raúl Merinero-Palomares, Victoria Alcazar
Several anaesthetic drugs have demonstrated antibacterial properties in vitro. Anaesthetics can primarily affect the cell wall of both susceptible and multi-resistant bacteria. They may also have a synergistic effect with conventional antibiotics through an unknown mechanism. We present three cases of a chronic venous ulcer infected by multi-resistant bacteria refractory to conventional systemic antibiotics, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Treatment with topical sevoflurane was performed for 1 month without systemic antibiotics...
July 23, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734103/levels-of-wound-calprotectin-and-other-inflammatory-biomarkers-aid-in-deciding-which-patients-with-a-diabetic-foot-ulcer-need-antibiotic-therapy-induce-study
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J R Ingram, S Cawley, E Coulman, C Gregory, E Thomas-Jones, T Pickles, R Cannings-John, N A Francis, K Harding, K Hood, V Piguet
AIMS: Deciding if a diabetic foot ulcer is infected in a community setting is challenging without validated point-of-care tests. Four inflammatory biomarkers were investigated to develop a composite algorithm for mildly infected diabetic foot ulcers: venous white cell count, C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin, and a novel wound exudate calprotectin assay. Calprotectin is a marker of neutrophilic inflammation. METHODS: In a prospective study, people with uninfected or mildly infected diabetic foot ulcers who had not received oral antibiotics in the preceding 2 weeks were recruited from community podiatry clinics for measurement of inflammatory biomarkers...
July 22, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731380/first-experience-of-performing-hybrid-operations-in-chronic-venous-obstructions-of-iliofemoral-segments-in-patients-with-postthrombotic-syndrome
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Anatoly Pokrovsky, Igor Ignatyev, Evgeny Gradusov
OBJECTIVE: To assess the first results of hybrid operations in chronic venous obstructions of iliofemoral segments in patients with postthrombotic syndrome (PTS). METHODS: Hybrid operations (open endovenectomy from the common femoral vein with arteriovenous fistula creation and iliac vein stenting) were performed in 12 patients diagnosed with PTS. All of the patients were diagnosed with severe chronic venous insufficiency. The degree of manifestations of PTS was assessed by means of the Villalta score 7 months before and after the surgical intervention...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730726/changes-in-the-extracellular-matrix-surrounding-human-chronic-wounds-revealed-by-2-photon-imaging
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Jessica E S Sutcliffe, Christopher Thrasivoulou, Thomas E Serena, Leigh Madden, Toby Richards, Anthony R J Phillips, David L Becker
Chronic wounds are a growing problem worldwide with no effective therapeutic treatments available. Our objective was to understand the composition of the dermal tissue surrounding venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). We used novel 2-photon imaging techniques alongside classical histology to examine biopsies from the edges of two common types of chronic wound, venous leg ulcers and DFU. Compared to normal intact skin, we found that collagen levels are significantly reduced throughout the dermis of venous leg ulcer biopsies and DFU, with a reduction in both fibril thickness and abundance...
July 20, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728480/safety-and-efficacy-of-stenting-nonthrombotic-iliac-vein-lesions-in-octogenarians-and-nonagenarians-in-an-office-setting
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Pavel Kibrik, Justin Eisenberg, Ahmad Alsheekh, Syed Ali Rizvi, Afsha Aurshina, Natalie Marks, Anil Hingorani, Enrico Ascher
Objectives Treatment options for venous insufficiency are rapidly evolving in the office setting and include venography, intravascular ultrasound, and venous stenting. Non-thrombotic iliac vein lesions assessment and treatment in an office setting is currently an area of interest. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of evaluating non-thrombotic iliac vein lesion with this office-based procedure in octogenarians and nonagenarians. Methods From January 2012 through December 2013, 300 non-thrombotic iliac vein lesion limbs in 192 patients with venous insufficiency ≥80 years old were evaluated for non-thrombotic iliac vein lesion...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728316/use-of-novel-oral-anticoagulant-to-treat-pulmonary-thromboembolism-in-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis-superinfected-cytomegalovirus-colitis
#6
Seok Hwan Kim, Sunhee Jang, Yegyu Sung, Jun Kyu Park, Yunjung Park, Jintak Yun, Sang Bum Kang
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the two major types of inflammatory bowel disease, and affect mainly the gastrointestinal tract but also have extraintestinal sequelae, such as arterial and venous thromboembolism. Thromboembolic complications, particularly pulmonary thromboembolism, can be life threatening and require prompt management with anticoagulants. Conventional vitamin K antagonists have been used for the treatment of thromboembolic complications, but the development of novel oral anticoagulants has shifted the paradigm...
July 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727481/leucocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-l-prf-as-a-regenerative-medicine-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-leg-ulcers-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nelson R Pinto, Matias Ubilla, Yelka Zamora, Verónica Del Rio, David M Dohan Ehrenfest, Marc Quirynen
Chronic wounds (VLU: venous leg ulcer, DFU: diabetic foot ulcer, PU: pressure ulcer, or complex wounds) affect a significant proportion of the population. Despite appropriate standard wound care, such ulcers unfortunately may remain open for months or even years. The use of leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) to cure skin ulcers is a simple and inexpensive method, widely used in some countries but unknown or neglected in most others. This auto-controlled prospective cohort study explored and quantified accurately for the first time the adjunctive benefits of topical applications of L-PRF in the management of such refractory ulcers in a diverse group of patients...
July 20, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724617/human-venous-valve-disease-caused-by-mutations-in-foxc2-and-gjc2
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Oliver Lyons, Prakash Saha, Christopher Seet, Adam Kuchta, Andrew Arnold, Steven Grover, Victoria Rashbrook, Amélie Sabine, Gema Vizcay-Barrena, Ash Patel, Francesca Ludwinski, Soundrie Padayachee, Tsutomu Kume, Brenda R Kwak, Glen Brice, Sahar Mansour, Pia Ostergaard, Peter Mortimer, Steve Jeffery, Nigel Brown, Taija Makinen, Tatiana V Petrova, Bijan Modarai, Alberto Smith
Venous valves (VVs) prevent venous hypertension and ulceration. We report that FOXC2 and GJC2 mutations are associated with reduced VV number and length. In mice, early VV formation is marked by elongation and reorientation ("organization") of Prox1(hi) endothelial cells by postnatal day 0. The expression of the transcription factors Foxc2 and Nfatc1 and the gap junction proteins Gjc2, Gja1, and Gja4 were temporospatially regulated during this process. Foxc2 and Nfatc1 were coexpressed at P0, and combined Foxc2 deletion with calcineurin-Nfat inhibition disrupted early Prox1(hi) endothelial organization, suggesting cooperative Foxc2-Nfatc1 patterning of these events...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718606/-interventional-treatment-of-venous-insufficiency
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Barbara Ney, Rolf P Engelberger, Amin Dabiri, Jean-François Lüthi, Andreas Erdmann, Caroline Krieger, Sébastien Déglise, Thierry Merminod, Philippe Kern, Lucia Mazzolai
Interventional treatment of venous insufficiency has been revolutionized by endovascular techniques. Some of these techniques, and particularly thermal ablation (endovenous laser, radiofrequency) are now recommended as first-line therapy in the latest international guidelines. This is because of less post-operative pain, a shorter leave from employment and similar or lower recurrence rate. Endovenous techniques allow safer and more efficient treatment of certain particular conditions : small saphenous vein, ulcers, and recurrent varicose veins...
March 15, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712679/the-molecular-biology-in-wound-healing-non-healing-wound
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REVIEW
Chun Qing
The development of molecular biology and other new biotechnologies helps us to recognize the wound healing and non-healing wound of skin in the past 30 years. This review mainly focuses on the molecular biology of many cytokines (including growth factors) and other molecular factors such as extracellular matrix (ECM) on wound healing. The molecular biology in cell movement such as epidermal cells in wound healing was also discussed. Moreover many common chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, diabetic foot wounds, venous stasis ulcers, etc...
June 30, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704156/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-leg-ulcers-results-from-challenge-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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S Meaume, A Dompmartin, C Lok, I Lazareth, M Sigal, F Truchetet, A Sauvadet, S Bohbot
OBJECTIVE: We recently showed the superiority of a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) modulating dressing (foam impregnated with NOSF, nano-oligosaccharide factor) compared with a lipidocolloid matrix (TLC) control dressing in median wound area reduction (WAR). Here we report the results from the same study assessing the performance and safety of TLC-NOSF in the local management of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) or mixed leg ulcers and determining its impact on the patient's health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702982/chronic-inflammation-therapy-combined-with-low-dose-cytokines-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-ulcers-of-lower-limbs
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S E Aragona, P Amori, G Mereghetti, J Lotti, T Lotti, G V L Colombo
Prevalence of chronic venous leg ulcers has increased from 55% to 75% in 10 years. We treat chronic vascular lesions according to a cyclic multiphase method that follows the instrumental and differential etiologic diagnosis of ulcers of the lower limbs. The AIMED (Anti Inflammatory Regenerative Medicine) operating model follows the diagnostic phase and is structured in 5 interconnected phases. Mare evaluation, pH control, biofilm removal and prevention and infections are approached according to the International Guidelines...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702971/history-of-venous-leg-ulcers
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S Gianfaldoni, U Wollina, J Lotti, R Gianfaldoni, T Lotti, M G Roccia
To retrieve the history of venous ulcers and of skin lesions in general, we must go back to the appearance of human beings on earth. It is interesting to note that cutaneous injuries evolved parallel to human society. An essential first step in the pathogenesis of ulcers was represented by the transition of the quadruped man to Homo Erectus. This condition was characterized by a greater gravitational pressure on the lower limbs, with consequences on the peripheral venous system. Furthermore, human evolution was characterized by an increased risk of traumatic injuries, secondary to his natural need to create fire and hunt (e...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697938/outcomes-of-endovascular-recanalization-versus-autogenous-venous-bypass-for-thromboangiitis-obliterans-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-due-to-tibioperoneal-arterial-occlusion
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Kaichuang Ye, Huihua Shi, Jinbao Qin, Minyi Yin, Xiaobing Liu, Weimin Li, Mi'er Jiang, Xinwu Lu
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to compare the outcomes of endovascular recanalization (ER) vs autogenous venous bypass (AVB) for tibioperoneal arterial occlusion in thromboangiitis obliterans patients with critical lower limb ischemia. METHODS: A total of 90 limbs in 75 patients, successfully treated with ER (ER group, 35 patients, 43 limbs) and AVB (AVB group, 40 patients, 47 limbs) for tibioperoneal arterial occlusions from January 2009 to December 2015 in a single institution, were retrospectively analyzed...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693044/venous-intervention-improves-patient-outcomes
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Wayne J Caputo, Michael D Kaplan, Robert E Kamieniecki, Melissa Hawkins, Patricia Monterosa, Kelly Eagen, Tracy Ike, Amy Iannitelli
INTRODUCTION: The healing of venous ulcers is difficult, and several sources indicate a multidisciplinary plan of care as the best approach to the healing of these wounds. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-five patients with suspected venous disease being treated at Northern New Jersey Medical Center were assessed by dedicated interventional radiology physicians as part of Wound Center protocol. Of those patients, 27 required diagnostic testing, such as CT venogram or venography...
July 11, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682676/a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-venous-leg-ulcers
#16
Julian Vitse, Farid Bekara, Stephanie Byun, Christian Herlin, Luc Teot
This study aimed to determine the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on chronic venous leg ulcers (VLUs). A double-blinded prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted to compare incidence of complete wound closure, ulcer size and pain reduction in patients randomized to 24 treatments of placebo or LLLT (635 nm) over 12 weeks. Patients presented with a 6-week history of VLUs ranging in size from 5 to 20 cm(2). Venous origin was confirmed by Doppler ultrasound and an ankle brachial index of 0...
March 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671410/venous-leg-ulcers
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E Andrea Nelson, Una Adderley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669247/prediction-of-venous-wound-healing-with-laser-speckle-imaging
#18
Timme Maj van Vuuren, Carina Van Zandvoort, Suat Doganci, Ineke Zwiers, Arina J tenCate-Hoek, Ralph Lm Kurstjens, Cees Ha Wittens
Introduction Laser speckle imaging is used for noninvasive assessment of blood flow of cutaneous wounds. The aim of this study was to assess if laser speckle imaging can be used as a predictor of venous ulcer healing. Methods After generating the flux speckle images, three regions of interest (ROI) were identified to measure the flow. Sensitivity, specificity, negative predictive value, and positive predictive value for ulcer healing were calculated. Results In total, 17 limbs were included. A sensitivity of 92...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666501/spontaneous-rupture-and-dissection-of-aspergillus-infected-arteriovenous-fistula
#19
Syed Nayer Mahmud, Behzad Kaleem Baloch, Muhammed Safdar, Muhammed Saeed
Patients with end stage renal disease need a vascular access like arteriovenous (AV) fistula, AV graft or central venous catheter for hemodialysis. However, AV fistula can be complicated due to infection, stenosis, ulceration etc. Among these, spontaneous rupture of AV fistula is rare and can be due to stenosis or infection. Fungal infection of AV fistula is very rare and the most common organism involved is Candida. Infection of native AV fistula with Aspergillusis not reported in the literature. This case discusses the spontaneous rupture and dissection of an Aspergillusinfected arteriovenous fistula, requiring urgent closure and repairing of vessel...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664657/refractory-venous-leg-ulcers-observational-evaluation-of-innovative-new-technology
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Connie Harris, Amanda Loney, Jillian Brooke, Amanda Charlebois, Lucy Coppola, Sowmil Mehta, Norman Flett
This observational case series reports the evaluation of a novel neuromuscular electrical stimulation device (geko™) that stimulates the common peroneal nerve at the fibular head as an adjunctive therapy in patients with non-healing venous leg ulcers. The aim was to evaluate and determine if the geko™ device was effective in this population and should be added to the medical supply formulary. Patients whose wounds had failed to heal within 24 weeks of standard therapy were identified in two community settings in Ontario...
June 30, 2017: International Wound Journal
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