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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817237/dysregulation-of-wound-healing-mechanisms-in-diabetes-and-the-importance-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-npwt
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Mogher Khamaisi, Sarit Balanson
Diabetes is a serious disease with severe side effects and comorbidities. Diabetic foot with its chronic non-healing ulcers, or diabetic food ulcers (DFU) as they are commonly called, can be devastating, even leading to amputation. Many therapies exist to assist and improve wound healing. One exciting discovery is the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) as an adjunct to standard treatment. Few studies have substantively explored the molecular mechanisms of NPWT and why we see improved wound healing, a concept that demands more research...
August 17, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816717/comparison-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-and-conventional-therapy-for-cranial-bone-exposed-wounds-in-rabbits
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Lin Chen, Guorui Li, Sha Liu, Xianjie Ma, Xueyong Li, Yingjun Su, Shuzhong Guo
BACKGROUND: Bone-exposed wounds with intact or defected periosteum are difficult to heal. To provide relevant experimental evidence for guidance of clinical therapy, we established a rabbit model to compare the efficacies of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and conventional guaze dressing therapy on the healing of cranial bone-exposed wounds. METHODS: Full-thickness excisional circular wounds of 2.0 cm in diameter with exposed bones covered with or without periosteum were created at the parietal regions in 88 rabbits that were further randomly divided into the following treatment groups: periosteum-intact wounds treated with conventional vaseline gauze dressings (P + Control group), periosteum-intact wounds treated with NPWT (P + NPWT group), periosteum-lacking wounds treated with conventional vaseline gauze dressings (P-Control group), and periosteum-lacking wounds treated with NPWT (P-NPWT group)...
August 14, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810879/quantification-of-mutant-spop-proteins-in-prostate-cancer-using-mass-spectrometry-based-targeted-proteomics
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Hui Wang, Christopher E Barbieri, Jintang He, Yuqian Gao, Tujin Shi, Chaochao Wu, Athena A Schepmoes, Thomas L Fillmore, Sung-Suk Chae, Dennis Huang, Juan Miguel Mosquera, Wei-Jun Qian, Richard D Smith, Sudhir Srivastava, Jacob Kagan, David G Camp, Karin D Rodland, Mark A Rubin, Tao Liu
BACKGROUND: Speckle-type POZ protein (SPOP) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase adaptor protein that functions as a potential tumor suppressor, and SPOP mutations have been identified in ~10% of human prostate cancers. However, it remains unclear if mutant SPOP proteins can be utilized as biomarkers for early detection, diagnosis, prognosis or targeted therapy of prostate cancer. Moreover, the SPOP mutation sites are distributed in a relatively short region with multiple lysine residues, posing significant challenges for bottom-up proteomics analysis of the SPOP mutations...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807639/a-survey-of-caesarean-section-surgical-site-infections-with-pico%C3%A2-single-use-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-system-in-high-risk-patients-in-england-and-ireland
#4
R J Searle, D Myers
This article reports audit data from the introduction of the PICO™ System for caesarean section patients with high body mass index (BMI) in four hospitals in the UK and Ireland. PICO was used on closed surgical incisions following caesarean section in 399 patients with BMI ≥35kg/m(2). Thirty-six out of 399 patients (9.0%) developed signs of surgical site infection (SSI), a rate lower than a previously reported incidence of 19.3% in a similar population. The readmission incidence was 0.8%. Therefore the use of PICO on closed surgical incisions may be associated with low incidence of SSI and readmission in this high-risk group...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801082/-how-to-videos-improve-residents-performance-of-essential-perioperative-electronic-medical-records-and-clinical-tasks
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Veronica Zoghbi, Robert C Caskey, Kristoffel R Dumon, Jacqueline M Soegaard Ballester, Ari D Brooks, Jon B Morris, Daniel T Dempsey
OBJECTIVE: The ability to use electronic medical records (EMR) is an essential skill for surgical residents. However, frustration and anxiety surrounding EMR tasks may detract from clinical performance. We created a series of brief, 1-3 minutes "how to" videos demonstrating 7 key perioperative EMR tasks: booking OR cases, placing preprocedure orders, ordering negative-pressure wound dressing supplies, updating day-of-surgery history and physical notes, writing brief operative notes, discharging patients from the postanesthesia care unit, and checking vital signs...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797553/negative-pressure-wound-therapy
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REVIEW
Bryden J Stanley
Open wounds are regularly addressed in veterinary medicine and can be challenging to manage, especially when there is significant loss of full-thickness skin. Traditional wound dressings are being replaced by modern synthetic materials, biologic wound dressings, and mechanical technologies to augment healing. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is one of the most successful mechanical adjuncts to wound healing. Experience with NPWT in veterinary medicine is not as extensive as in human medicine but reports have been positive...
August 7, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797173/sphenoid-sinus-barotrauma-in-diving-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jochen D Schipke, Sinclair Cleveland, Markus Drees
About 50% of scuba divers have suffered from barotrauma of the ears and about one-third from barotrauma of paranasal sinuses. The sphenoid sinuses are rarely involved. Vital structures, as internal carotid artery and optic nerve, adjoin the sphenoid sinus. Thus, barotrauma could lead to serious neurologic disorders, including blindness. After searching the literature (Medline) and other sources (Internet), we present some cases of sphenoid sinus barotrauma, because these injuries may be underreported and misdiagnosed due to the lack of awareness and knowledge...
August 10, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795891/experience-using-closed-incision-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-sternotomy-patients
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B Philip, P McCluskey, J Hinchion
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative delayed wound healing, surgical site infections (SSIs), and other wound complications are associated with increased morbidity and health-care costs. In cardiothoracic surgery, wound complications can have life-threatening consequences. In recent years, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been applied over closed surgical incisions to help reduce tension and protect from external contamination. We report our initial experiences using a closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) over clean, closed sternotomy incisions at an Irish tertiary referral centre...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795884/results-of-directly-applied-activated-carbon-cloth-in-chronic-wounds-a-preliminary-study
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H S Scheer, M Kaiser, U Zingg
OBJECTIVE: Activated carbon (AC) has been used in wound therapy as an active substance inside dressings. Applying AC directly on a wound is a new concept. The aim of this study was to analyse the outcomes of chronic wounds which were managed with directly applied activated carbon knitted cloth (ACC, Zorflex) in Swiss patients. METHOD: A retrospective analysis of the records of all patients with chronic wounds treated with ACC between 1 October 2013 and 31 December 2015 in an outpatient wound clinic...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792822/topical-oxygenation-therapy-in-wound-care-are-patients-getting-enough
#10
Sharon Hunt
Wound management is a major burden on today's healthcare provider, both clinically with regard to available resources and financially. Most importantly, it has a significant impact on the patient's quality of life and experience. Within the field of wound care these pressures, alongside an ageing population, multiple comorbidities, disease processes and negative lifestyle choices, increase incidences of reduced skin integrity and challenging wounds. In an attempt to meet these challenges alternative, innovative therapies are being explored to support the wound healing process...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792821/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-and-nurse-education
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Amy Cray
BACKGROUND: there can be serious consequences for patients if negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is performed incorrectly and patient safety must be paramount. The existing literature was found to mainly concentrate on the use of the technology from the patient perspective. This article examines the opinions of nurses who apply the therapy. METHOD: five staff nurses from different areas with differing experience levels were interviewed in a semi-structured manner...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790274/-prevention-and-treatment-of-mediastinitis-following-cardiac-surgery
#12
Kojiro Furukawa, Shigeki Morita
Mediastinitis after cardiac surgery occurs about 1% of the time and is associated with adverse effects on both short- and long-term outcomes. Therefore, prevention of mediastinitis is very important. However, when this complication occurs, a radical cure should be performed using a safe and reliable method. Many pre-, intra-, and post-operative risk factors have been reported. Perioperative management based on an understanding of the pathological condition that causes this complication is an effective prevention strategy...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781059/debridement-techniques-and-non-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-wound-management
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REVIEW
Elizabeth Thompson
The importance of initial wound classification and daily reevaluation of wound stage cannot be understated. Products available to enhance healing are categorized based on the stage of wound healing to which they exert their effects. After patient stability has been verified, thorough debridement is critical in order to create an environment conducive for healing. The wound environment of acute and chronic wounds differs greatly, often requiring different management approaches.
August 4, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777906/can-amputation-be-prevented-in-diabetic-foot-interdisciplinary-approach-to-diabetic-foot-a-case-report
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Ali Erdal Gunes, Maide Cimsit
Diabetic foot ulcers may result in loss of an extremity and may even lead to mortality. The use of comprehensive foot care programs which include early screening and evaluation of problems, foot care education, preventive therapy and referral to specialists has been shown to reduce amputation rates by 49-85 [percent]. A 51-year-old woman with Type 2 diabetes under surveillance for nine months was referred from the emergency department. She presented with an entirely inflamed right foot with ulcer covering two-thirds proximal of the foot for 30 days' duration...
March 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777123/improvised-skin-graft-for-a-large-superficial-hematoma-a-case-study
#15
Nicole Kindel
BACKGROUND: Management of a hematoma is challenging when its size is substantial. CASE: This case report describes the successful surgical treatment of a large, superficial hematoma with an improvised skin graft and negative pressure wound therapy. CONCLUSIONS: We have found that using the patient's own skin for a skin graft may provide adequate wound coverage and decrease healing time. This method also eliminates the need for creating a donor site...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775184/hypertension-treatment-practices-and-its-determinants-among-ambulatory-patients-retrospective-cohort-study-in-ethiopia
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Derbew Fikadu Berhe, Katja Taxis, Flora M Haaijer-Ruskamp, Afework Mulugeta, Yewondwossen Tadesse Mengistu, Peter G M Mol
OBJECTIVES: We examined determinants of achieving blood pressure control in patients with hypertension and of treatment intensification in patients with uncontrolled blood pressure (BP). DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study in six public hospitals, Ethiopia. PARTICIPANTS: Adult ambulatory patients with hypertension and with at least one previously prescribed antihypertensive medication in the study hospital. OUTCOME: Controlled BP (<140/90 mm Hg) and treatment intensification of patients with uncontrolled BP...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774702/candida-and-invasive-mould-diseases-in-non-neutropenic-critically-ill-patients-and-patients-with-haematological-cancer
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REVIEW
A L Colombo, J N de Almeida Júnior, Monica A Slavin, Sharon C-A Chen, Tania C Sorrell
Critically ill patients and patients with haematological cancer are HIV-negative populations at high risk of invasive fungal infections. In intensive-care units, candidaemia and intra-abdominal candidiasis predominate, but aspergillosis has emerged as a lethal, under-recognised cause of pneumonia. In patients with haematological malignancies or who have undergone stem-cell transplantations, pulmonary disease due to aspergillus and other mould diseases predominate. In this Series paper, we provide an update on risk assessment, new diagnostic strategies, and therapeutic approaches...
July 31, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767544/compensatory-reserve-index-performance-of-a-novel-monitoring-technology-to-identify-the-bleeding-trauma-patient
#18
Michael Johnson, Abdul Alarhayem, Victor Convertino, Robert Carter, Kevin Chung, Ronald Stewart, John Myers, Daniel Dent, Lilian Liao, Ramon Cestero, Susannah Nicholson, Mark Muir, Martin Schwacha, David Wampler, Mark DeRosa, Brian Eastridge
INTRODUCTION: Hemorrhage is one of the most substantial causes of death after traumatic injury. Standard measures, including systolic blood pressure (SBP), are poor surrogate indicators of physiologic compromise until compensatory mechanisms have been overwhelmed. Compensatory Reserve Index (CRI) is a novel monitoring technology with the ability to assess physiologic reserve. We hypothesized CRI would be a better predictor of physiologic compromise secondary to hemorrhage than traditional vital signs...
August 1, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763910/-influence-of-different-inner-dressings-in-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-on-escharectomy-wound-of-full-thickness-burn-rabbits
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J H Lin, J Chen, D J Xue, W X Huang, G L Su
Objective: To explore the influence of different inner dressings in negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) on escharectomy wound of full-thickness burn rabbits. Methods: Eighteen Japanese white rabbits were inflicted with full-thickness burn on unilateral back. They were divided into polymer dressing group (PD), biological dressing group (BD), and silver biological dressing group (SBD), according to the random number table, with 6 rabbits in each group. On 3 days post burn, the wounds were performed with escharectomy, and then wounds of rabbits in group PD were covered with polyurethane foam...
July 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763693/validation-of-simplified-fabs-scale-to-predict-stroke-mimics-in-a-chinese-population-undergoing-intravenous-thrombolysis
#20
Xiaoming Qin, Songyao Zhao, Liujie Yin, Hailing Dou, Jing Fu, Yifan Wang, Mingzhe Li, Ruifang Chen, Jie Chen, Wei Liu, Gaiqing Yang, Xin Liu, Runqing Wang, Xinzhou Jia, Shufang Bu, Dongpu Ma, Baoyu Wang, Shize Li
OBJECTIVES: A large number of suspected stroke patients undergoing intravenous thrombolysis are stroke mimics (SMs). In this study, we sought to revise the FABS scale for screening and stratifying SMs from acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in a Chinese stroke population receiving fibrinolytic therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The simplified FABS (sFABS) scale includes 4 items with 1 point for each item present: absence of facial droop, negative history of atrial fibrillation, age <50years, systolic blood pressure <150mm Hg at presentation...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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