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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922784/venous-leg-ulcers-appropriate-diagnosis-and-evidence-based-treatment
#1
Linda Nazarko
Each year around £3.3 billion is spent on wound care in the community. Community nurses care for around 730 000 with leg ulcers each year and around 284 000 people still have a leg ulcer after a year. This article explores the issue of hard to heal leg ulcers and what community nurses can do to improve healing rates and improve quality of life for people with leg ulcers.
December 2016: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917617/chronic-oedema-a-prevalent-health-care-problem-for-uk-health-services
#2
Christine J Moffatt, Vaughan Keeley, Peter J Franks, Anna Rich, Lorraine L Pinnington
Chronic oedema (CO) is a major clinical problem worldwide, which has many important secondary consequences for health, activity and participation. Effective treatment planning and organisation of services is dependent on an understanding of the condition and its epidemiology. This cross-sectional study was designed to estimate the point prevalence of CO within the health services of one UK urban population and to determine the proportions that have concurrent leg ulceration. Patients with CO in all anatomic sites were ascertained by health care professionals in one acute and one community hospital, all relevant outpatient and community nursing services, general practices and all nursing/residential homes in one urban catchment area (Derby City)...
December 4, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917526/a-painful-leg-ulcer
#3
T King, R A Carr, M Sharma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914110/physical-exercise-for-the-treatment-of-non-ulcerated-chronic-venous-insufficiency
#4
REVIEW
Diego N Araujo, Cibele Td Ribeiro, Alvaro Cc Maciel, Selma S Bruno, Guilherme Af Fregonezi, Fernando Al Dias
BACKGROUND: Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a common disease that causes discomfort and impairs the quality of life of affected persons. Treatments such as physical exercise that aim to increase the movement of the ankle joint and strengthen the muscle pump in the calf of the leg may be useful to reduce the symptoms of CVI. OBJECTIVES: To assess and summarise the existing clinical evidence on the efficacy and safety of physical exercise programmes for the treatment of individuals with non-ulcerated CVI...
December 3, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913509/the-post-thrombotic-syndrome
#5
Susan R Kahn
The post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a frequent, sometimes disabling complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that reduces quality of life and is costly. This article discusses risk factors for PTS after DVT and available means to prevent and treat PTS, with a focus on new information in the field. After DVT, PTS will develop in 20% to 50% of patients, and severe PTS, including venous ulcers, will develop in 5% to 10%. The principal risk factors for PTS are anatomically extensive DVT, recurrent ipsilateral DVT, persistent leg symptoms 1 month after acute DVT, obesity, and older age...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905181/effectiveness-of-collagen-oxidised-regenerated-cellulose-silver-containing-composite-wound-dressing-for-the-treatment-of-medium-depth-split-thickness-skin-graft-donor-site-wounds-in-multi-morbid-patients-a-prospective-non-comparative-single-centre-study
#6
Alexander Konstantinow, Tatjana V Fischer, Johannes Ring
Split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) is a widely used method in reconstructive surgery, but donor site wounds (DSWs) are often slow healing and painful. This prospective study evaluated the performance of a composite wound dressing containing collagen/oxidised regenerated cellulose in the treatment of medium-depth (0·4 mm) DSWs in 25 multi-morbid patients with chronic leg ulcers requiring STSG. The range of patients' ages was 44-84 years (mean 71·6 years) with DSW sizes ranging between 12 and 162 cm(2) (mean 78 cm(2) )...
December 1, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898181/endovenous-ablation-therapy-laser-or-radiofrequency-or-foam-sclerotherapy-versus-conventional-surgical-repair-for-short-saphenous-varicose-veins
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REVIEW
Sharath Chandra Vikram Paravastu, Margaret Horne, P Dominic F Dodd
BACKGROUND: Short (or small) saphenous vein (SSV) varices occur as a result of an incompetent sapheno-popliteal junction, where the SSV joins the popliteal vein, resulting in reflux in the SSV; they account for about 15% of varicose veins. Untreated varicose veins may sometimes lead to ulceration of the leg, which is difficult to manage. Traditionally, treatment was restricted to surgery or conservative management. Since the 1990s, however, a number of minimally invasive techniques have been developed; these do not normally require a general anaesthetic, are day-case procedures with a quicker return to normal activities and avoid the risk of wound infection which may occur following surgery...
November 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886005/compression-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-venous-insufficiency-efficacy-depending-on-the-length-of-the-stocking
#8
Wolfgang Konschake, Helene Riebe, P Pediaditi, Hermann Haase, Michael Jünger, Stine Lutze
BACKGROUND: Below knee two-component compression stockings (AD) have revealed as effective for compression treatment of venous leg ulcers. Upto groin, thigh length stocking (AG) may enhance clinical effects, however wear comfort of these stocking may be affected. OBJECTIVE: venous haemodynamic in relation to the length of compression stockings. METHODS: A two-component AD stocking (37 mmHg) and two thigh length stockings (AG 37, with an interface pressure of 37 mmHg; AG 45, with an interface pressure of 45 mmHg) were tested by 16 patients with CVI...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879096/compression-therapy-in-patients-with-venous-leg-ulcers
#9
REVIEW
Joachim Dissemond, Bernd Assenheimer, Anke Bültemann, Veronika Gerber, Silvia Gretener, Elisabeth Kohler-von Siebenthal, Sonja Koller, Knut Kröger, Peter Kurz, Severin Läuchli, Christian Münter, Eva-Maria Panfil, Sebastian Probst, Kerstin Protz, Gunnar Riepe, Robert Strohal, Jürg Traber, Hugo Partsch
Wund-D.A.CH. is the umbrella organization of the various wound care societies in German-speaking countries. The present consensus paper on practical aspects pertinent to compression therapy in patients with venous leg ulcers was developed by experts from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In Europe, venous leg ulcers rank among the most common causes of chronic wounds. Apart from conservative and interventional wound and vein treatment, compression therapy represents the basis of all other therapeutic strategies...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868341/a-single-arm-trial-indirect-comparison-investigation-a-proof-of-concept-method-to-predict-venous-leg-ulcer-healing-time-for-a-new-acellular-synthetic-matrix-matched-to-standard-care-control
#10
Ronald Shannon, Andrea Nelson
To compare data on time to healing from two separate cohorts: one treated with a new acellular synthetic matrix plus standard care (SC) and one matched from four large UK pragmatic, randomised controlled trials [venous leg ulcer (VLU) evidence network]. We introduce a new proof-of-concept strategy to a VLU clinical evidence network, propensity score matching and sensitivity analysis to predict the feasibility of the new acellular synthetic matrix plus SC for success in future randomised, controlled clinical trials...
November 20, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864837/risk-factors-for-non-purulent-leg-cellulitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
REVIEW
M Quirke, F Ayoub, A McCabe, F Boland, B Smith, R O'Sullivan, A Wakai
Non-purulent cellulitis is an acute bacterial infection of the dermal and subdermal tissues that is not associated with purulent drainage, discharge or abscess. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis (SRMA) was to identify and appraise all controlled observational studies that have examined risk factors for the development of non-purulent cellulitis of the leg (NPLC). A systematic literature search of electronic databases and grey literature sources was performed in July 2015. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS) was used to assess methodological quality of included studies...
November 18, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849283/social-repercussions-experienced-by-elderly-with-venous-ulcer
#12
Aline Cristiane de Sousa Azevedo Aguiar, Dora Sadigursky, Lucas Amaral Martins, Tânia Maria de Oliva Menezes, Alana Libânia de Souza Santos, Luana Araújo Dos Reis
Objective: Understand the social consequences experienced by elderly affected by venous ulcers. Methodology: descriptive and exploratory study with a qualitative approach carried out in 2012 with eight participants at a physiotherapy clinic in the state of Bahia. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews and analyzed through Bardin's thematic content analysis. Results: They showed that elderly patients with venous leg ulcers have become victims of prejudice, discrimination and have experienced embarrassment and shame in their daily routines because of the chronic wounds in their bodies, which makes than different from other people...
October 31, 2016: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843012/-erratum-to-when-to-worry-about-before-a-vascular-chronic-leg-ulcer-j-mal-vasc-41-2016-307-314
#13
I Lazareth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2016: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832802/classic-kaposi-s-sarcoma-complete-response-to-radiation-therapy-a-case-report
#14
Kennet Ramírez, José Zavala, David Morán, Diana Hernández, Alberto Jiménez
BACKGROUND: Classic Kaposi's sarcoma is a lymphatic endothelial cell neoplasm usually present on the skin of the upper and lower extremities. Although it commonly affects human immunodeficiency virus positive patients, there have been some human immunodeficiency virus negative cases reported. We report an uncommon presentation of stage IV classic Kaposi's sarcoma in an human immunodeficiency virus negative patient in Latin America with complete clinical response using only radiation therapy treatment...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830895/thrombolysis-for-acute-deep-vein-thrombosis
#15
REVIEW
Lorna Watson, Cathryn Broderick, Matthew P Armon
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment for deep vein thrombosis aims to reduce immediate complications. Use of thrombolysis or clot dissolving drugs could reduce the long-term complications of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) including pain, swelling, skin discolouration, or venous ulceration in the affected leg. This is the third update of a review first published in 2004. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of thrombolytic therapy and anticoagulation compared to anticoagulation alone for the management of people with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limb as determined by the effects on pulmonary embolism, recurrent venous thromboembolism, major bleeding, post-thrombotic complications, venous patency and venous function...
November 10, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828650/leg-ulcer-in-lepromatous-leprosy-case-report
#16
Tania Rita Moreno de Oliveira Fernandes, Talita Suzany Siqueira Dos Santos, Ramon Rodrigues de Macedo Lopes
In Brazil, leprosy is a widespread infectious and contagious disease. Clinicians and specialists view leprosy broadly as a systemic infection, since, in its manifestations, it mimics many conditions, such as rheumatic, vascular, ENT, neurological and dermatological diseases. There are few studies that characterize the factors associated with ulcers in leprosy. These injuries should be prevented and treated promptly to avoid serious problems like secondary infections, sepsis, carcinomatous degeneration and amputations...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827282/primary-wound-closure-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-by-debridement-and-stitching
#17
M E Ahmed, M S Mohammed, S I Mahadi
OBJECTIVE: The role of stitching in healing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) has little attention, with few reports published on the technique. This study aimed to report on the role of stitching in healing of neuropathic DFUs. METHOD: This comparative study was between patients with diabetes with neuropathic foot ulcers who had undergone wound stitching and those on conventional wound care. The study was carried in Jabir Abu Eliz Diabetic Center Khartoum (JADC) during between January 1 2011 and January 1 2013...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827277/ulcer-area-reduction-at-2-weeks-predicts-failure-to-heal-by-24-weeks-in-the-venous-leg-ulcers-of-patients-living-alone
#18
C N Parker, K J Finlayson, H E Edwards
OBJECTIVE: Chronic wounds are costly and affect approximately 1-2% of the population. Venous disease is responsible for about 60% of all chronic leg ulcers and these ulcers can be debilitating, with evidence of a decreased quality of life. Unfortunately, up to 30% of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) fail to heal, despite best practice treatment. This study aimed to identify risk factors associated with delayed healing in participants with VLUs and in particular, whether psychosocial factors play a part in this process...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822874/spinal-epidural-abscess-a-rare-complication-of-ulcerative-colitis-after-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis
#19
Mikio Kawamura, Toshimitsu Araki, Yoshiki Okita, Satoru Kondo, Takashi Ichikawa, Hiroyuki Fujikawa, Keiichi Uchida, Yasuhiko Mohri, Masato Kusunoki
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidural abscess is a rare condition with high morbidity and mortality, for which a delay in diagnosis and treatment can lead to irreversible neurologic deficit or even death. Although patients with spinal epidural abscess have systemic predisposing immunocompromised conditions, spinal intervention, or trauma, this condition has been reported as a result of perforation or fistulization arising from inflammatory bowel disease. We describe herein a rare case of spinal epidural abscess as a complication of ileal pouch anal anastomosis...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811287/impact-of-uk-nice-clinical-guidelines-168-and-social-deprivation-on-access-to-interventional-treatment-for-symptomatic-varicose-vein-and-specialist-referral-for-leg-ulceration
#20
Huw Ob Davies, Matthew Popplewell, Gareth Bate, Lisa Kelly, Andreas Koutsoumpelis, Andrew W Bradbury
BACKGROUND: UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guidelines (CG) 168, published in July 2013, aimed to improve the management of lower limb venous disease by newly recommending interventional treatment for all people affected by symptomatic varicose veins (VV) and specialist vascular referral for all people suffering from a leg ulcer (LU) that had been present for ≥2 weeks. This study aims to determine if CG168 has increased access to vascular services, particularly for the socially deprived, who might be expected to have greater need for such services...
November 2, 2016: Phlebology
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