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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147566/diagnosis-of-stenosis-within-the-popliteal-femoral-venous-segment-upon-clinical-presentation-with-a-venous-ulcer-and-subsequent-successful-treatment-with-venoplasty
#1
Emma Dabbs, Alina Sheikh, David Beckett, Mark S Whiteley
This case study reports the diagnosis and treatment of a lower limb venous ulcer with abnormal underlying venous pathology. One male patient presented with bilateral varicose veins and a right lower limb ulcer. Upon investigation, full-leg duplex ultrasonography revealed total incompetence of the great saphenous vein in the left leg. In the right leg, duplex ultrasonography showed proximal incompetence of the small saphenous vein, and dilation of the anterior accessory saphenous vein, which remained competent...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147163/self-care-based-treatment-using-ordinary-elastic-bandages-for-venous-leg-ulcers
#2
Kotaro Suehiro, Noriyasu Morikage, Takasuke Harada, Makoto Samura, Yuriko Takeuchi, Takahiro Mizoguchi, Kimikazu Hamano
Objective: We aimed to study venous leg ulcer (VLU) healing and recurrence rates of VLU using a self-care-based treatment strategy. Methods: The study included 36 patients (43 legs) who visited our clinic between April 2009 and June 2015 because of non-healing VLUs and who had been treated by us for more than a year (until June 2016). Patients or their caregivers were first provided instructions for performing the "no-intentional-stretch" bandaging technique using ordinary elastic bandages. Wounds were cleansed with tepid water daily, and bandages were re-applied by patients or their caregivers; this was continued until VLUs were healed...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145757/nutrition-and-lower-extremity-ulcers-causality-and-or-treatment
#3
Lauren Haughey, Adrian Barbul
The association between malnutrition, impaired wound healing, and the presence of chronic wounds has been recognized for a long time. It is widely believed that the lack of adequate nutrition increases the risk of developing wounds which have a great likelihood of progressing to chronicity due to lack of appropriate healing responses. This risk is particularly high in the aging population. For the individual patient, as well as patient populations, the diagnosis of malnutrition has been in dispute; further, there is lack of agreement of when and how to intervene nutritionally in those with wounds or healing deficits...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144786/venous-leg-ulceration-in-an-intravenous-drug-user
#4
Helen Fearnley, Jorge Fernandes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144781/non-healing-venous-leg-ulcer
#5
Helen Dawkins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144779/heavily-exuding-venous-leg-ulcer-with-suspected-biofilm
#6
Sarah Pankhurst
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144778/exuding-venous-leg-ulcer-with-signs-of-biofilm
#7
Robert Oldfield
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144776/extremely-painful-venous-leg-ulcer
#8
Helen Fearnley, Jorge Fernandes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143961/upregulation-of-epidermal-gap-junctional-proteins-in-patients-with-venous-disease
#9
M Kanapathy, R Simpson, L Madden, C Thrasivoulou, A Mosahebi, D L Becker, T Richards
BACKGROUND: Leg ulceration is a feared complication of venous insufficiency. It is not known whether varicose veins predispose skin to poor wound healing. The expression pattern of gap junctional protein connexin, a known marker of poor wound healing, was investigated across various stages of venous disease. METHODS: Patients undergoing intervention for varicose veins were assessed according to the Clinical Etiologic Anatomic Pathophysiologic (CEAP) classification of varicose veins...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141088/hyperpigmented-cutaneous-plaques-with-ulceration-on-the-legs
#10
Emma Heck, Stephanie Petkiewicz, Lin Xing
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132305/associations-between-skin-barrier-characteristics-skin-conditions-and-health-of-aged-nursing-home-residents-a-multi-center-prevalence-and-correlational-study
#11
Elisabeth Hahnel, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Carina Trojahn, Jan Kottner
BACKGROUND: Geriatric patients are affected by a range of skin conditions and dermatological diseases, functional limitations and chronic diseases. Skin problems are highly prevalent in elderly populations. Aim of this study was to investigate possible associations between health, functional and cutaneous variables in aged long-term care residents. METHODS: This observational, cross-sectional, descriptive prevalence study was conducted in a random sample of 10 institutional long-term care facilities in Berlin...
November 13, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131753/effectiveness-of-compression-bandaging-education-for-wound-care-nurses
#12
D Tidhar, E Keren, G Brandin, M Yogev, J M Armer
OBJECTIVE: Compression bandaging is an essential component in the treatment of venous leg ulcers (VLUs). An adequate pressure and stiffness is needed in order for the treatment to be successful. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a training workshop on compression bandaging among wound care nurses who had no previous experience in application of compression bandages, immediately post-training and six months after training. METHOD: A quasi-experimental design, conducted at Maccabi Healthcare Services, in which nurses underwent a four-hour educational session, including practising with a device that measures sub-bandage pressure...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121132/recalcitrant-ulcer-on-the-lower-leg
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Sandhya C Deverapalli, Jason Jacob, Frank Santoro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120684/managing-exudate-and-maceration-in-venous-leg-ulceration-within-the-acute-health-setting
#14
Annemarie Brown
Exudate has beneficial effects in normal wound healing but detrimental consequences for chronic wounds. Practitioners need to identify and treat its cause, and manage the exudate and prevent if from damaging periwound skin. Management involves dressings of the most appropriate absorbency and other products, and avoiding maceration of periwound skin; compression therapy is the gold standard treatment for treating oedema and venous leg ulceration. Nurses in acute settings may not have the skills to implement or maintain compression therapy; this article is intended for nurses who may have to manage these patients temporarily while they are admitted to secondary care and may not have the skills...
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119061/emla-anaesthetic-cream-for-debridement-of-burns-a-study-of-plasma-concentrations-of-lidocaine-and-prilocaine-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#15
Stefan Lillieborg, Leif Aanderud
The lidocaine-prilocaine cream (EMLA(TM)) effectively reduces the pain from debridement of chronic leg ulcers. Studies have demonstrated that when applied to leg ulcers, plasma concentrations of the local anaesthetics are well below the threshold for CNS toxicity. However, there are minimal pharmacokinetic data available from EMLA application to burn wounds. This study evaluated EMLA cream for debridement of burns with regard to plasma concentrations of lidocaine and prilocaine, and reviewed the published literature on safety and efficacy of lidocaine-prilocaine applied epicutaneously to burns...
2017: International Journal of Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115044/a-leg-ulcer-with-pulsating-varicose-veins%C3%A2-%C3%A2-from-the-legs-to-the-heart
#16
Sabrina Johanna Swoboda, Hauke Schumann, Dimitra Kiritsi
We present the case of a 58-year-old man who presented to our wound care centre with a 7 -month history of a progressive unilateral leg ulcer. He reported intermittent, heavy bleeding at the ulcer. The duplex sonography showed a bilateral incompetence of the saphenofemoral junctions and the entire course of the great saphenous veins and, surprisingly, also a bilateral reversed arterial-like pulsating flow in the great and small saphenous veins as well as in the deep veins of the lower extremities. During cardiac examination by auscultation and echocardiography, we detected a previously undescribed severe tricuspid insufficiency with strongly reduced systolic ejection of both the left and the right ventricle and repercussions on the peripheral venous system as a cause for the pulsating veins...
November 7, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096125/biaxial-mechanical-behavior-of-bovine-saphenous-venous-valve-leaflets
#17
Jiaqi Lu, Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang
Chronic venous disease is caused by chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), which results in significant symptoms such as venous ulcers, ankle eczema, leg swelling, etc. Venous valve incompetence is a major cause of CVI. When the valves of veins in the leg become incompetent (i.e., do not close properly), blood is able to flow backwards (i.e., reflux), which results in blood pooling in the lower extremities, distal venous hypertension, and CVI. Current clinical therapies, such as surgical venous valve reconstruction and bioprosthetic venous valve replacement, are highly invasive and only moderately successful...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091039/psychosocial-aspects-in-patients-with-chronic-leg-ulcers
#18
Eftychia Platsidaki, Anargyros Kouris, Christos Christodoulou
Chronic leg ulcers persist for > 6 weeks and show no tendency to heal after 3 or more months. They can be distressing to patients, both directly through physical symptoms caused by the disease and indirectly through limitations on work capacity, social activity, and personal hygiene. The quality of life (QoL) of patients with leg ulcers can be impaired by a complex set of aspects. Restrictions in their ability to perform paid employment, handle household duties, and engage in personal hygiene adversely affect patients' QoL...
October 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091035/predicting-the-likelihood-of-delayed-venous-leg-ulcer-healing-and-recurrence-development-and-reliability-testing-of-risk-assessment-tools
#19
Christina N Parker, Kathleen J Finlayson, Helen E Edwards
Venous leg ulcers are characterized by a long healing process and repeated cycles of ulceration. A secondary analysis of data from multisite longitudinal studies was conducted to identify risk factors for delayed healing and recurrence of venous leg ulcers for development of risk assessment tools, and a single-site prospective study was performed to as- sess the new tools' interrater reliability (IRR). The development of the risk assessment tools was based on results from previous multivariate analyses combined with further risk factors documented in the literature from systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, and cohort studies with regard to delayed healing and recurrence...
October 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091034/updating-the-diabetic-foot-treatment-algorithm-recommendations-on-treatment-using-advanced-medicine-and-therapies
#20
Peter Blume, Stephanie Wu
OBJECTIVE: Since the last diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) treatment algorithm was published in 2002, new options for diagnostic testing and treatments have been developed. This study seeks to update the DFU treatment algorithm to include new options available in diagnostic testing and treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A computerized literature search of peer-reviewed articles published between January 2003 and January 2016 was conducted using MEDLINE (PubMed), EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library...
October 20, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
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