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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922511/reliability-and-measurement-error-of-digital-planimetry-for-the-measurement-of-chronic-venous-leg-ulcers
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Michael Stacey, Steven Phillips, Forough Farrokhyar, Jillian M Swaine
Area measurements of a chronic wound are the gold standard outcome measure to determine if a wound is on a healing or non-healing trajectory. The use of digital planimetry can provide increased accuracy in measuring wound area however it is important to know the reliability and measurement error of these devices when used by multiple assessors. The aim of this study is to determine the within rater, between rater, and standard error of measurement of a digital planimetry device. Wound area in 42 patients was measured weekly for 12 weeks by two different raters, with each rater measuring the wound 10 times per visit...
September 18, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919009/distinct-patterns-of-response-to-transfusion-therapy-for-different-chronic-complications-of-sickle-cell-disease-a-useful-insight
#2
Dimitris A Tsitsikas, Funmilayo Orebayo, Alexandra Agapidou, Roger J Amos
Two main sub-phenotypes have been described in sickle cell disease: one with higher baseline haemoglobin and a higher rate of painful crises and one with lower baseline haemoglobin, increased markers of haemolysis and a higher incidence of pulmonary hypertension, priapism and leg ulcers. We compared the patterns of response to regular automated red cell exchange transfusion over a five-year period of 21 patients with recurrent painful crises from the first group and 3 patients with pulmonary hypertension and 5 with recurrent severe stuttering priapism form the second and found them to be distinctly different...
August 18, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917483/recalcitrant-chronic-leg-ulcer-an-indication-for-patch-testing-for-hydrocolloid-dressing
#3
Che-Yuan Hsu, Woan-Ruoh Lee, Yi-Hsien Shih
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914682/refractory-ulcerated-necrobiosis-lipoidica-closure-of-a-difficult-wound-with-topical-tacrolimus
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Luke Ginocchio, Lisa Draghi, Farbod Darvishian, Frank L Ross
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of refractory ulcerated necrobiosis lipoidica (NL) with significant response to treatment with topical tacrolimus. SUBJECT: A 55-year-old woman without diabetes and with a previous history of NL presented to the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Hyperbaric and Advanced Wound Healing Center of NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, with bilateral lower-leg ulcerations resistant to wound healing techniques at other institutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Repeat biopsy performed at the author's institution confirmed the diagnosis of NL...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914681/randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-collagen-oxidized-regenerated-cellulose-silver-to-standard-of-care-in-the-management-of-venous-leg-ulcers
#5
Breda M Cullen, Thomas E Serena, Molly C Gibson, Robert J Snyder, Jason R Hanft, Raphael A Yaakov
OBJECTIVE: To assess healing outcomes in venous leg ulcers (VLUs) treated with a combination of collagen, oxidized regenerated cellulose, and silver in conjunction with standard of care (SOC; intervention group) compared with SOC alone (control group). Standard of care included ADAPTIC nonadhering dressing (Acelity, San Antonio, Texas) and compression. DESIGN AND SETTING: Randomized controlled trial that followed patients in 3 US facilities for 12 weeks or until complete healing...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914679/reliability-of-a-skin-diagnostic-device-in-assessing-hydration-and-erythema
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Koh Huimin, Alexandra M Rowledge, Caroline J Borzdynski, Charne Miller, Nicoletta Frescos, Gayle McKenzie, Elizabeth Perry, William McGuiness
OBJECTIVE: To examine the reliability of a skin diagnostic device, the SD202 (Courage+Khazaka GmBH, Cologne, Germany), in assessing hydration and erythema of periwound skin and pressure injury-prone areas. DESIGN: Intrarater reliabilities from 3 cross-sectional and prospective studies are reported. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Patients attending an outpatient, nurse-led wound dressing clinic (n = 16), a podiatrist-led high-risk foot clinic (n = 17), and residents (n = 38) at a single residential aged-care facility...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905242/poly-n-acetyl-glucosamine-snag-enhances-early-rotator-cuff-tendon-healing-in-a-rat-model
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C A Nuss, J Huegel, J F Boorman-Padgett, D S Choi, S N Weiss, J Vournakis, L J Soslowsky
Rotator cuff injuries frequently require surgical repairs which have a high failure rate. Biological augmentation has been utilized in an attempt to improve tendon repair. Poly-N-acetyl glucosamine (sNAG) polymer containing nanofibers has been shown to increase the rate for healing of venous leg ulcers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the healing and analgesic properties of sNAG in a rat rotator cuff injury and repair model. 144 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent a transection and repair of their left supraspinatus tendons...
September 13, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900445/anaphylactoid-purpura-associated-with-streptococcal-cellulitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yuko Saito, Susumu Ookawara, Hisataka Uchima, Takeshi Ishida, Masafumi Kakei, Hitoshi Sugawara
A 54-year-old Japanese man noticed painful swelling and redness of his left leg. He was admitted for treatment of cellulitis, which was accompanied with increased anti-streptolysin O and anti-streptokinase titers in his clinical course. After Piperacillin/Tazobactam administration, the skin lesion resolved. However, the patient then developed arthritis, palpable purpura, and intermittent abdominal pain, later found to be secondary to a severe duodenal ulcer. He was diagnosed with cellulitis-associated anaphylactoid purpura and was given prednisolone, which dramatically improved his symptoms...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880752/evaluation-of-osteopontin-expression-in-chronic-wounds-a-potential-prognostic-and-therapeutic-biomarker
#9
S Chimento, V Billero, L Cavallin, M Romanelli, M Nadji, P Romanelli
OBJECTIVE: Osteopontin (OPN) is abundantly expressed during tissue repair, acting as a powerful chemokine that recruits inflammatory cells such as neutrophils, macrophages, and Langerhans cells. The role of OPN in chronic wounds has not been explored. In this study, we assess the expression levels of OPN in chronic wounds to assess its potential contribution to the exacerbated inflammation seen in chronic ulcers, which is thought to contribute to poor healing. METHODS: This retrospective study included archived biopsies of chronic wounds from several aetiologies...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877306/a-violaceous-photodistributed-cutaneous-eruption-and-leg-ulcer-in-a-woman-with-essential-thrombocytosis
#10
Jody Platto, Christina E Alexander, Drew J B Kurtzman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 6, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875518/quality-of-life-evaluation-in-chronic-wounds-comparative-analysis-of-three-disease-specific-questionnaires
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Matthias Augustin, Katrin Baade, Kristina Heyer, Patricia E Price, Katharina Herberger, Thomas Wild, Michael Engelhardt, Eike S Debus
The study directly compared the feasibility and performance of three instruments measuring health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in chronic ulcers: the Freiburg Life Quality Assessment for wounds (FLQA-w), the Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule (CWIS) and the Würzburg Wound Score (WWS). The questionnaires were evaluated in a randomly assigned order in a longitudinal observational study of leg ulcer patients. Psychometric properties (internal consistency, responsiveness and construct validity) were analysed. Patient acceptance was recorded...
September 6, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873064/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-exercise-intervention-for-the-treatment-of-calf-muscle-pump-impairment-in-individuals-with-chronic-venous-insufficiency
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Lyndsay Orr, Kathleen A Klement, Laura McCrossin, Deirdre O'Sullivan Drombolis, Pamela E Houghton, Sandi Spaulding, Shauna Burke
Exercise intervention for individuals with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and venous leg ulcers (VLUs) is recommended to improve function of the calf muscle pump (CMP). A systematic review with meta-analysis was conducted to measure the effects of exercise (including function of the CMP, ankle strength, range of motion [ROM], and healing rates) for VLUs. Four (4) databases (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Applied Health Literature, 1981; MEDLINE, 1964; Scopus, 1966; and EMBASE, 1947) were searched for relevant articles from the date of index inception to January 2016...
August 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867534/-vitamin-k-antagonist-induced-necrotic-leg-ulcer-without-protein-c-and-s-deficiencies
#13
F Kurihara, E Tella, M-L Sigal, E Mahé
INTRODUCTION: Patients treated by vitamin K antagonists (VKA) represent 1% of the population in France. We report a case of atypical necrotic leg ulcers induced by VKA. CASE REPORT: A 84-year-old woman was referred to our dermatology department because of necrotic leg ulcers that developed for the past 5weeks, and appeared spontaneously after the introduction of a VKA, fluindione. The etiological assessment was non contributive, in particular the search for thrombophilic factors...
August 31, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862980/management-of-chronic-wounds-diagnosis-preparation-treatment-and-follow-up
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Subhas Gupta, Charles Andersen, Joyce Black, Jean de Leon, Caroline Fife, John C Lantis Ii, Jeffrey Niezgoda, Robert Snyder, Bauer Sumpio, William Tettelbach, Terry Treadwell, Dot Weir, Ronald P Silverman
Management of chronic wounds remains challenging in terms of prevalence and complexity. Considerable progress has been made in understanding the science of wound healing during the past decade, sparking volumes of publications and the development of hundreds of dressing and therapy options. There is a need for a simpli ed overview of evidence-based criteria to assist in the accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of chronic wounds in all care settings. An expert panel of 11 wound healing specialists experienced in various care settings convened to discuss best practices and recommended guidelines for managing major chronic wound types...
September 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862897/venous-leg-ulcers-an-evidence-review
#15
Sarah Chapman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862892/chronic-leg-ulcers-disrupt-patients-lives-a-study-of-leg-ulcer-related-life-changes-and-quality-of-life
#16
Nélia Cunha, Sara Campos, Joana Cabete
Chronic leg ulcers have a profound impact on patients' physical, functional, and psychological status, which may result in several life changes and a significant decline in quality of life (QoL). We aimed to study what changed in patients' lives after developing a chronic leg ulcer, including QoL, patients' comprehension of the disease and related feelings. A cross-sectional study, using an anonymous questionnaire and the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) was performed. Chronic leg ulcers were life changing events, causing abandonment of work in almost 80% of the patients and important limitations in daily activities and autonomy...
September 1, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859516/novel-in-shoe-exoskeleton-for-offloading-of-forefoot-pressure-for-individuals-with-diabetic-foot-pathology
#17
Mark C Roser, Paul K Canavan, Bijan Najafi, Marcy Cooper Watchman, Kairavi Vaishnav, David G Armstrong
INTRODUCTION: Infected diabetic foot ulcers are the leading cause of lower limb amputation. This study evaluated the ability of in-shoe exoskeletons to redirect forces outside of body and through an exoskeleton as an effective means of offloading plantar pressure, the major contributing factor of ulceration. METHODS: We compared pressure in the forefoot and hind-foot of participants (n = 5) shod with novel exoskeleton footwear. Plantar pressure readings were taken during a 6-m walk at participant's self-selected speed, and five strides were averaged...
September 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852455/eccrine-angiokeratomatous-hamartoma-case-report-of-a-1-5-year-girl
#18
Ashwin Apte, Prashant Nema, Arpit Bandi
Eccrine angiokeratomatous hamartoma is a rare newly defined vascular lesion of the skin, the first case of which was reported in 2006 (Kanitakis J, Ly A, Claudy A. Eccrine angiokeratomatous hamartoma: a new variant of eccrine hamartoma with angiokeratoma. J Am Acad Dermatol 2006; 55: S104-6). On web Literature Search, Only three previously documented cases of the lesions were found. A 1.5-year-old female child presented with a painless lesion on her right leg since birth which has been gradually increasing in size and recently developed central ulceration...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842329/opioids-effect-on-healing-of-venous-leg-ulcers
#19
Ingrid Herskovitz, Flor E MacQuhae, Jaime E Dickerson, D Innes Cargill, Herbert B Slade, David J Margolis, Robert S Kirsner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836470/the-effectiveness-of-emla-as-a-primary-dressing-on-painful-chronic-leg-ulcers-effects-on-wound-healing-and-health-related-quality-of-life
#20
Anne Purcell, Thomas Buckley, Judith Fethney, Jennie King, Wendy Moyle, Andrea P Marshall
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of EMLA 5% cream applied to painful chronic leg ulcers (CLUs) as a primary dressing on wound healing and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). A pilot, parallel-group, nonblinded, randomized controlled trial was conducted in 6 community nursing procedure clinics in New South Wales, Australia. A total of 60 participants with painful CLUs of varied etiology were randomly assigned to the intervention (EMLA daily for 4 weeks as a primary dressing, followed by usual care) or usual care only...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
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