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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933696/a-novel-topical-wound-therapy-delivery-system
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Ingrid Herskovitz, Flor E MacQuhae, Luis J Borda, Stephanie Bhagwandin, Juan A Paredes, Thais Polanco, John C Lantis, Paul J Kim, Tania J Phillips, Robert S Kirsner
INTRODUCTION: Wound care dressings have evolved over time, from bandaging to the development of occlusive dressings to negative pressure wound therapy. A novel therapeutic delivery system dressing has been cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration. This semi occlusive wound dressing has been developed to provide local, continuous delivery of aqueous topical agents, such as therapeutics (anesthetics, antiseptics, antibiotics, steroids, topical beta-blockers, immune modulatory agents, growth factors, and fibrinolytic agents, among others), at a rate of about ¾ mL per day, thus maintaining a hydrated environment and providing topical treatment...
September 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932571/management-of-pulmonary-hypertension-from-left-heart-disease-in-candidates-for-orthotopic-heart-transplantation
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REVIEW
Anna Koulova, Alan L Gass, Saikrishna Patibandla, Chhaya Aggarwal Gupta, Wilbert S Aronow, Gregg M Lanier
Pulmonary hypertension in left heart disease (PH-LHD) commonly complicates prolonged heart failure (HF). When advanced, the PH becomes fixed or out of proportion and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing orthotopic heart transplant (OHT). To date, the only recommended treatment of out of proportion PH is the treatment of the underlying HF by reducing the pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) with medications and often along with use of mechanical circulatory support...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926851/prevention-of-reflux-after-esophagectomy-with-endoscopic-negative-pressure-therapy-using-a-new-double-lumen-open-pore-film-drainage-with-an-intestinal-feeding-tube
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Gunnar Loske, Tobias Schorsch, Christian T Müller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914852/-efficiency-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-virus-negative-and-virus-positive-patients-with-morphologically-verified-lymphocytic-myocarditis
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O V Blagova, A V Nedostup, E A Kogan, V A Sulimov
AIM: To evaluate the efficiency of immunosuppressive therapy (IST) in virus-negative (V-) and virus-positive (V+) patients with lymphocytic myocarditis (LM). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 60 patients (45 males) (mean age 46.7±11.8 years) with dilated cardiomyopathy (mean left ventricular (LV) end diastolic size (EDS) 6.7±0.7 cm; ejection fraction (EF) 26.2±9.1%) were examined. The diagnosis of active/borderline LM was verified by right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy in 38 patients, by intraoperative LV biopsy in 10, in the study of explanted hearts from 3 patients and at autopsy in 9...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913484/identification-of-significant-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-the-obese-patient-development-of-the-novel-dx-osa-score
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Daniela D Godoroja, Dan Adrian Cioc
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is a high prevalence of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in obese surgical patients. We investigated the extent to which anthropometric measurements can be used to identify the presence of significant OSA (Apnoea/Hypopnoea Index (AHI) ≥ 20) in adult patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively studied 1357 adult patients scheduled for elective laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Prior to surgery, body mass index (BMI), gender, neck circumference, STOP-Bang score, SpO2, neck and trunk fat (by dual X-ray absorptiometry) were recorded...
October 2016: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903441/loss-of-steroid-hormone-receptors-is-common-in-malignant-pleural-and-peritoneal-effusions-of-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-endocrine-therapy
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Willemijne A M E Schrijver, Karianne Schuurman, Annelot van Rossum, Ton Peeters, Natalie Ter Hoeve, Wilbert Zwart, Paul J van Diest, Cathy B Moelans
Discordance in estrogen receptor alpha (ERα), progesterone receptor (PR), androgen receptor (AR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status between primary breast cancers and solid distant metastases ("conversion") has been reported previously. Even though metastatic spread to the peritoneal and pleural cavities occurs frequently and is associated with high mortality, the rate of receptor conversion and the prognostic implications thereof remain elusive. We therefore determined receptor conversion in 91 effusion metastases (78 pleural, 13 peritoneal effusions) of 69 patients by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901717/preliminary-result-with-incisional-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-and-pectoralis-major-muscle-flap-for-median-sternotomy-wound-infection-in-a-high-risk-patient-population
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Federico Lo Torto, Ambra Monfrecola, Juste Kaciulyte, Pedro Ciudad, Donato Casella, Diego Ribuffo, Bruno Carlesimo
Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) represents a dangerous complication that can follow open-heart surgery with median sternotomy access. Muscle flaps, such as monolateral pectoralis major muscle flap (MPMF), represent the main choices for sternal wound coverage and infection control. Negative pressure incision management system has proven to be able to reduce the incidence of these wounds' complications. Prevena(TM) represents one of these incision management systems and we aimed to evaluate its benefits. A total of 78 patients with major risk factors that presented post-sternotomy DSWI following cardiac surgery was selected...
September 13, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901392/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-regulating-blood-flow-perfusion-and-microvessel-maturation-through-microvascular-pericytes
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Zhanjun Ma, Zonghuan Li, Kangquan Shou, Chao Jian, Pengcheng Li, Yahui Niu, Baiwen Qi, Aixi Yu
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been demonstrated to accelerate wound healing by promoting angiogenesis. However, whether blood flow perfusion is regulated by microvessel maturation and pericytes following NPWT remains unclear, as well as the exact association between pericytes and collagen type IV. The aim of this study was to investigate the relevant association between blood flow perfusion and microvessel maturation and pericytes following NPWT, and to further explore the underlying molecular mechanisms...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901030/treating-osa-current-and-emerging-therapies-beyond-cpap
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REVIEW
Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Fernanda R Almeida, Patrick J Strollo
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the standard treatment for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). However, adherence to CPAP is limited and non-CPAP therapies are frequently explored. Oral appliance (OA) therapy is currently widely used for the treatment of snoring, mild, moderate and severe OSA. The most commonly used and studied OA consists of a maxillary and mandibular splint which hold the lower jaw forward during sleep. The efficacy of OA is inferior to CPAP; however, the effectiveness as measured by sleepiness, quality of life, endothelial function and blood pressure is similar likely due to higher acceptance and subjective adherence...
September 12, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898538/longitudinal-slit-procedure-combined-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-exposed-achilles-tendons
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Tino Wetzig, Diana Kohn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894985/virulence-analysis-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-a-rabbit-model-of-infected-full-thickness-wound-under-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
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Daohong Liu, Zhirui Li, Guoqi Wang, Tongtong Li, Lihai Zhang, Peifu Tang
The aim of this study was to evaluate the virulence of Staphylococcus aureus in a controlled animal study using the standard sterile gauze and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), including activation of agr, gene expression and production of virulence foctors and depth of bacterial invasion. The tissue specimens were harvested on days 0 (6 h after bacterial inoculation), 2, 4, 6, and 8 at the center of wound beds. Laser scanning confocal microscopy was performed to obtain bioluminescent images which were used to measure the depth of bacterial invasion...
September 11, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885895/meta-analysis-of-comparative-trials-evaluating-a-prophylactic-single-use-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-system-for-the-prevention-of-surgical-site-complications
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Vicki Strugala, Robin Martin
BACKGROUND: We report the first meta-analysis on the impact of prophylactic use of a specific design of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) device on surgical site complications. METHODS: Articles were identified in which the specific single-use NPWT device (PICO(⋄), Smith & Nephew) was compared with standard care for surgical site infection (SSI), dehiscence, or length of stay (LOS). Risk ratio (RR) ±95% confidence interval (CI) (SSI; dehiscence) or mean difference in LOS ±95% CI was calculated using RevMan v5...
September 8, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882480/short-term-administration-of-nicotinamide-mononucleotide-preserves-cardiac-mitochondrial-homeostasis-and-prevents-heart-failure
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Rongli Zhang, Yuyan Shen, Lin Zhou, Panjamaporn Sangwung, Hisashi Fujioka, Lilei Zhang, Xudong Liao
Heart failure is associated with mitochondrial dysfunction so that restoring or improving mitochondrial health is of therapeutic importance. Recently, reduction in NAD(+) levels and NAD(+)-mediated deacetylase activity has been recognized as negative regulators of mitochondrial function. Using a cardiac specific KLF4 deficient mouse line that is sensitive to stress, we found mitochondrial protein hyperacetylation coupled with reduced Sirt3 and NAD(+) levels in the heart before stress, suggesting that the KLF4-deficient heart is predisposed to NAD(+)-associated defects...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882357/evaluation-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-to-closed-laparotomy-incisions-in-acute-care-surgery
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Elleson Schurtz, Jerome Differding, Eric Jacobson, Christopher Maki, Mentor Ahmeti
BACKGROUND: Surgical site complications in the form of wound infections are a major burden to the healthcare system. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) as delivered by a surgical incision management system (SIMS) is a novel approach to improve wound healing when applied to closed incisions. However, data is limited in its application to laparotomy incisions in the acute care surgery setting. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study was performed to evaluate the outcomes of SIMS with regard to surgical site infections in a series of 48 consecutive patients in which SIMS was applied to closed laparotomy incisions in the acute care surgery setting...
August 23, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873059/traction-assisted-internal-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-bridging-retention-sutures-to-facilitate-staged-closure-of-high-risk-wounds-under-tension
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Michael V DeFazio, James M Economides, Ersilia L Anghel, Ryan K Mathis, John R Barbour, Christopher E Attinger
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Loss of domain often complicates attempts at delayed wound closure in regions of high tension. Wound temporization with traction-assisted internal negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), using bridging retention sutures, can minimize the effects of edema and elastic recoil that contribute to progressive tissue retraction over time. The investigators evaluated the safety and efficacy of this technique for complex wound closure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May 2015 and November 2015, 18 consecutive patients underwent staged reconstruction of complex and/or contaminated soft tissue defects utilizing either conventional NPWT or modified NPWT with instillation and continuous dermatotraction via bridging retention sutures...
July 26, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865981/randomized-clinical-trial-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-high-risk-groin-wounds-in-lower-extremity-revascularization
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Kevin Lee, Patrick B Murphy, Matthew V Ingves, Audra Duncan, Guy DeRose, Luc Dubois, Thomas L Forbes, Adam Power
OBJECTIVE: The surgical site infection (SSI) rate in vascular surgery after groin incision for lower extremity revascularization can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. This trial was designed to study the effect of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) on SSI in closed groin wounds after lower extremity revascularization in patients at high risk for SSI. METHODS: A single-center, randomized, controlled trial was performed at an academic tertiary medical center...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862979/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-a-giant-wound-secondary-to-malignancy-induced-necrotizing-fasciitis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jiayi Hu, Serge Goekjian, Nicolas Stone, Alexandra Nelson, Michael James Cooper
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a life-threatening condition in which rapid diagnosis, debridement of nonviable tissue, and broad-spectrum antibiotics are critical to effective treatment. The debridement required can be extensive, resulting in large wounds that can sometimes be covered with split-thickness skin grafts (STSGs) with the help of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), or vacuum-assisted closure, to decrease the wound size. CASE REPORT: The authors report a rare case of NF due to malignancy-associated bowel perforation with a giant lower extremity wound secondary to debridement that involved 20% of the total body surface area (TBSA) in a 64-year-old, previously healthy, nonsmoking man...
August 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862743/negative-pressure-therapy-versus-passive-open-abdominal-drainage-for-the-treatment-of-septic-peritonitis-in-dogs-a-randomized-prospective-study
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Anneleen L Spillebeen, Joris H Robben, Rachel Thomas, Jolle Kirpensteijn, Sebastiaan A van Nimwegen
OBJECTIVE: To compare passive open abdominal drainage (POAD) and negative-pressure abdominal drainage (NPAD) using the ABThera™ system in the treatment of septic peritonitis. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized prospective clinical trial. ANIMALS: Dogs (n = 16) with septic peritonitis. METHODS: Dogs with septic peritonitis were randomly assigned to one of two treatment protocols: NPAD versus POAD. Anesthesia time, operating time, duration of drainage, costs, survival, and complications were compared between techniques...
September 1, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861313/using-negative-pressure-therapy-for-improving-skin-graft-taking-on-genital-area-defects-following-fournier-gangrene
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Erkan Orhan, Dilek Şenen
OBJECTIVE: Fournier's gangrene is an infective necrotizing fasciitis of the perineal, genital and perianal regions. Treatment includes aggressive surgical debridement that often results in extensive loss of genital skin. Skin grafts may be used for reconstruction but skin grafting of the male genitalia is diffucult because the penis and scrotum are mobile and deformable. A variety of methods are used to secure skin graft to recipient beds. We used negative pressure therapy (NPT) to secure skin grafts and improve skin graft taking...
September 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860723/self-care-management-strategies-used-by-black-women-who-self-report-consistent-adherence-to-antihypertensive-medication
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Willie M Abel, Jessica S Joyner, Judith B Cornelius, Danice B Greer
BACKGROUND: Black women in the USA have the highest prevalence rate of hypertension (HTN) contributing to a higher risk of organ damage and death. Research has focused primarily on poorly controlled HTN, negative belief systems, and nonadherence factors that hinder blood pressure control. No known research studies underscore predominantly Black women who report consistent adherence to their antihypertensive medication-taking. The purpose of this study was to describe self-care management strategies used by Black women who self-report consistent adherence to their antihypertensive medication and to determine the existence of further participation in lifestyle modifications, such as eating a healthy diet and increasing physical activity...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
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