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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837518/increased-rate-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-hospitalized-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-with-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Sanjay Bhandari, Mubeen Khan Mohammed Abdul, Binod Dhakal, Lisa Baumann Kreuziger, Kia Saeian, Daniel Stein
BACKGROUND: Risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is well established; however, there is paucity of data on the potential added risk of VTE in patients with IBD with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). We sought to study the difference in VTE rates in hospitalized patients with IBD with CDI compared to those without CDI. METHODS: We queried Nationwide Inpatient Sample from year 2011 to identify patients ≥18 years of age with a discharge diagnosis of IBD (i...
August 22, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808585/spinal-cord-injury-during-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi, Sami Ullah, Anas Jehad AlSaleh, Rubina' Ullah
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancies in women with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at greater risk of morbidity and mortality. Although pregnancy after SCI is well elaborated in the literature, SCI occurring during pregnancy is rarely reported. Abrupt changes in the body physiology because of SCI and the resulting disability add a risk to maternal and fetal well-being. Not only is the burden of care increased but there is also a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, autonomic instability, intrauterine growth retardation and venous thromboembolism...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
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/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/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/28666501/spontaneous-rupture-and-dissection-of-aspergillus-infected-arteriovenous-fistula
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598763/chronic-venous-disease-and-wound-infection-approaches-prevention-and-outcome-measures-from-ewma
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Camila Fronzo
In May, BSN medical hosted two clinical symposia at the 2017 EWMA conference. These described the challenges in reducing the costs of treatment for patients with chronic venous disease (CVD), the importance of compression therapy and physical activity in the management and prevention of leg ulcers, and the obstacles in treating wound infection, among other topics. Camila Fronzo, JWC chief sub editor, was there to summarise the main points of each session.
June 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570251/effectiveness-of-changing-the-application-of-japanese-honey-to-a-hydrocolloid-dressing-in-between-the-inflammatory-and-proliferative-phases-on-cutaneous-wound-healing-in-male-mice
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Olga O Bilyayeva, Viacheslav V Neshta, Alexander A Golub, Frank Sams-Dood
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the wound healing effects of Acapsil, a white, odorless powder based on micropore particle technology (MPPT) (Willingsford Ltd, Southampton, UK) by comparing it to Gentaxane (Gentaksan, Borshchagovsky CCP, Kyiv, Ukraine) (polydimethylsiloxane powder with gentamicin antibiotic) and Ioddicerin (Farmak, Kyiv, Ukraine) (iodine with dimethyl sulfoxide [DMSO]). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 266 patients with primarily trophic ulcers caused by pancreatic diabetes and venous insufficiency of the lower extremities, carbuncles, phlegmons, infected third- or fourth-degree heat burns, and infiltrations of postoperative wounds...
August 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507785/a-retrospective-chart-review-of-chronic-wound-patients-treated-with-topical-oxygen-therapy
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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/28489215/negative-pressure-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-complex-wounds
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Renan Victor Kümpel Schmidt Lima, Pedro Soler Coltro, Jayme Adriano Farina
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of negative pressure therapy (NPT) in the treatment of complex wounds, with emphasis on its mechanisms of action and main therapeutic indications. We searched the Pubmed / Medline database for articles published from 1997 to 2016, and selected the most relevant ones. The mechanisms of action of NPT involveboth physical effects, such as increased perfusion, control of edema and exudate, reduction of wound dimensions and bacterial clearance, and biological ones, such as the stimulation of granulation tissue formation, microdeformations and reduction of Inflammatory response...
January 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489214/efficacy-of-bacterial-cellulose-membrane-for-the-treatment-of-lower-limbs-chronic-varicose-ulcers-a-randomized-and-controlled-trial
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Luciana Marins Cavalcanti, Flávia Cristina Morone Pinto, Glícia Maria DE Oliveira, Salvador Vilar Correia Lima, José Lamartine DE Andrade Aguiar, Esdras Marques Lins
Objective: to evaluate the efficacy of Bacterial Cellulose (BC) membrane dressings in the treatment of lower limb venous ulcers. Methods: we carried out a prospective, randomized, controlled study of 25 patients with chronic venous ulcer disease in the lower limbs from the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service of the Federal University of Pernambuco Hospital and from the Salgado Polyclinic of the County Health Department, Caruaru, Pernambuco. We randomly assigned patients to two groups: control group, receiving dressings with triglyceride oil (11 patients) and experimental group, treated with BC membrane (14 patients)...
January 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472912/controlled-delivery-of-bioactive-molecules-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-wounds
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J Anjana, V K Rajan, R Biswas, R Jayakumar
A cut or break on the surface of the skin is usually referred to as a wound. Any wound has a potential to heal by itself through a complex cascade of events. However, some wounds show delayed healing due to their underlying physiology and are referred to as chronic wounds like diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, pressure ulcers and chronic infected ulcers. Extensive care has to be taken for the management of chronic wounds and these have become a major concern in the current medical scenario. The use of bioactive molecules or in other words the molecules that can actively interact with the wound environment and help in wound healing are gaining much importance...
May 3, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460259/adjusted-value-of-thromboprophylaxis-in-hospitalized-obese-patients-a-comparative-study-of-two-regimens-of-enoxaparin-the-itohenox-study
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Sébastien Miranda, Véronique Le Cam-Duchez, Jacques Benichou, Nathalie Donnadieu, Virginie Barbay, Maelle Le Besnerais, François-Xavier Delmas, Antoine Cuvelier, Hervé Lévesque, Ygal Benhamou, Guillaume Armengol
Thromboprophylaxis is a mainstay of hospital care in patients at high risk of thrombosis. Fixed doses of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) are recommended for thromboprophylaxis in patients admitted to hospital for an acute medical condition. However, the distribution of LMWH is weight-based, and the efficacy of standard doses in obese patients may be decreased. Data for obese patients are mainly available in bariatric surgery with extremely obese patients who are at greater risk of venous thromboembolism than those hospitalized for a medical condition...
April 12, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452274/an-innovative-approach-to-hydration-for-a-patient-with-dementia
#17
Adam Beales
Nursing older people in acute settings involves the provision of complex care, including the maintenance of good hydration. Dehydration is a serious condition that may contribute to the development of pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, acute kidney injury and venous thromboembolism. If oral hydration methods are not successful, the alternatives are intravenous (IV) or subcutaneous fluid hydration therapy. These are invasive methods and may not be tolerated by all patients. This article uses a case study to explore an innovative approach to oral hydration...
April 28, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448892/role-of-procalcitonin-in-infected-diabetic-foot-ulcer
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Jung Ho Park, Dong Hun Suh, Hak Jun Kim, Yong In Lee, Il Hoon Kwak, Gi Won Choi
AIMS: Procalcitonin (PCT) has been recently accepted as a marker for diagnosing infection. The aim of the present study was to determine whether PCT levels are associated with infection severity of diabetic foot ulcers and whether PCT levels would be helpful to differentiate infected diabetic foot ulcer (IDFU) from IDFU associated with other infectious diseases (IDFU+O). METHODS: We prospectively included 123 diabetic patients hospitalized for IDFU. Infection severity of diabetic foot ulcers was graded according to the Infectious Diseases Society of America-International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot clinical classification of diabetic foot infection...
June 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426451/quality-of-care-and-outcomes-among-hospitalized-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Geoffrey C Nguyen, Sanjay K Murthy, Brian Bressler, Mindy C W Lam, Ali Alali, Asmae Toumi, Jason Reinglas, Adam Rampersad, Adam V Weizman, Waqqas Afif
BACKGROUND: Half of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) require hospitalization. We sought to characterize inpatient quality indicators of care and outcomes during IBD-related hospitalizations at 4 major IBD referral centers in Canada. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort study of patients with IBD admitted from 2011 to 2013 to tertiary centers in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver. We assessed the following inpatient indicators of care: pharmacological venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, Clostridium difficile testing, and medical rescue therapy for steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis (UC)...
May 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353459/first-report-of-kocuria-marina-bloodstream-infection-unrelated-to-a-central-venous-catheter-a-mini-review-on-an-emerging-and-under-recognized-opportunistic-pathogen
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Giovanna Pulcrano, Michela Balzaretti, Alessia Grosini, Vincenzo Piacentini, Dimitri Poddighe
We report a case of sepsis by Kocuria marina in a 45-year-old woman carrying a midline venous catheter to provide total parenteral nutrition. Despite the finding of K. marina bacteraemia, no bacteria grew from the culture of the catheter tip. As the patient was affected with severe leg ulcers, K. marina bloodstream infection from a skin breakage other than CVC was supposed. K. marina is an emerging opportunistic agent deserving attention and probably under-recognized, as it can be misdiagnosed as Staphylococcus if only conventional microbiological analyses are performed for bacterial identification...
March 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
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