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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626862/acoustic-field-characterization-of-a-clinical-magnetic-resonance-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-system-inside-the-magnet-bore
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Satya V V N Kothapalli, Michael B Altman, Ari Partanen, Leighton Wan, H Michael Gach, William Straube, Dennis E Hallahan, Hong Chen
PURPOSE: With the expanding clinical application of magnetic resonance-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU), acoustic field characterization of MR-HIFU systems is needed for facilitating regulatory approval and ensuring consistent and safe power output of HIFU transducers. However, the established acoustic field measurement techniques typically use equipment that cannot be used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite, thus posing a challenge to the development and execution of HIFU acoustic field characterization techniques...
June 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619506/near-infra-red-light-attenuates-corneal-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-in-situ-and-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Claudia Núñez-Álvarez, Susana Del Olmo-Aguado, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Neville N Osborne
In the present study mechanical damage to the corneal endothelium was induced by elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP, 140 mmHg, 60 min) to one eye of rats, delivered either in complete darkness or in the presence of red light (16.5 W/m(2), 3000 lx, 625-635 nm). IOP raised in the dark revealed the endothelium to be damaged as staining for the gap junction protein ZO-1 was irregular in appearance with some cells displaced in position or lost to leave gaps or holes. This damage was clearly attenuated when red light was focused through the pupil during the insult of raised IOP...
June 13, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617541/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-npwt-in-duodenal-breakdown-fistulas-negative-pressure-fistula-therapy-npft
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S Magalini, G Pepe, V Cozza, P Tilli, A La Greca, F Longo, D Gui
OBJECTIVE: To describe for the first time in literature the specific methodology of use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for duodenal fistula through clinical cases. The constant increase of use of NPWT for complex surgical situations imposes tailored previously undescribed solutions for the technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Herein, three cases of high output duodenal fistula successfully treated with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) are reported. The technical details for the application of NPWT to these fistulas are discussed and described...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615809/role-of-customised-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-the-integration-of-split-thickness-skin-grafts-a-randomised-control-study
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Mir Mohsin, Haroon Rashid Zargar, Adil Hafeez Wani, Mohammad Inam Zaroo, Peerzada Umar Farooq Baba, Sheikh Adil Bashir, Altaf Rasool, Akram Hussain Bijli
BACKGROUND: Split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) is a time-tested technique in wound cover, but many factors lead to suboptimal graft take. Role of custom-made negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is compared with conventional dress in the integration of STSG and its cost is compared with widely used commercially available NPWT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a parallel group randomised control study. Block randomisation of 100 patients into one of the two groups (NPWT vs...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613081/maintenance-of-negative-fluid-balance-can-improve-endothelial-and-cardiac-functions-in-primary-hypertensive-patients
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Ali Yeşiltepe, Oguzhan Sıtkı Dizdar, Hasan Gorkem, Engin Dondurmacı, Eyup Ozkan, Ali Koç, Ahmet Oguz Baktır, Ali Ihsan Gunal
PURPOSE: The issue of unidentified volume expansion is well recognized as a cause for resistance to antihypertensive therapy. The aim of study is to identify contribution of negative fluid balance to hypertension control and impact on endothelial and cardiac functions among primary hypertensive patients who do not have kidney failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective interventional study with one-year follow-up. Preceded by volume status measurements were performed by a body composition monitor (BCM), the patients were put on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring for 24 hours...
June 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602643/the-use-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-to-prevent-post-operative-surgical-site-infections-following-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Richard A Burkhart, Ammar A Javed, Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly, Michael J Wright, Katherine E Poruk, Frederic Eckhauser, Martin A Makary, John L Cameron, Christopher L Wolfgang, Jin He, Matthew J Weiss
BACKGROUND: Rates of superficial surgical site infection (SSI) following pancreaticoduodenectomy remain high. Following resection for cancer, complications such as SSI impact adjuvant therapy delivery and portend worse survival. An incisional negative pressure dressing (iVAC) has been demonstrated to reduce SSI in other high-risk cohorts. METHODS: Following a comprehensive effort to identify patients at high risk for SSI, the practice patterns at a single academic center shifted and iVAC use increased...
June 8, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602524/monitoring-the-effectiveness-of-the-vacuum-bell-during-pectus-excavatum-treatment-technical-innovation
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Sergio B Sesia, David Hradetzky, Frank-Martin Haecker
BACKGROUND: The vacuum bell (VB) is a valid and the only non-invasive treatment for pectus excavatum (PE). To elevate the sternum the patient himself creates a differential negative pressure inside the VB using a hand pump. A distance and differential pressure measuring device (DPMD) enables us for the first time to assess objectively those parameters. METHODS: After approval by the institutional review board, 53 patients recruited from our outpatient clinic were included in this retrospective study and distributed into three groups (group 1 aged 6 to 10years; group 2 aged 11 to 15years; group 3 aged 16 to 20years)...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602266/does-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-influence-subjacent-bacterial-growth-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Graeme E Glass, George R F Murphy, Jagdeep Nanchahal
BACKGROUND: Negative-pressure wound therapy is a ubiquitous wound management resource. The influence of NPWT on the bacterial bioburden of the subjacent wound remains unclear. We sought to examine the evidence. DATASOURCES: MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were searched for articles quantitatively evaluating bacterial load under NPWT. RESULTS: Twenty-four studies met the inclusion criteria including 4 randomised controlled trials, 8 clinical series and 12 experimental studies...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598758/management-of-fournier-s-gangrene-non-healing-wounds-by-autologous-skin-micrograft-biotechnology-a-new-technique
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M A Bocchiotti, P Bogetti, A Parisi, F Rivarossa, A Frenello, E A Baglioni
Fournier's gangrene is an acute bacterial infection producing necrosis of the perineum and external genitalia that generally affects elderly men. Although skin grafts and flaps are the standard procedure for reconstruction, sometimes wounds can become chronic. Rigenera Protocol is a new technique based on autologous skin micrografts that reactivates and supports wound healing. A 40-year-old male with Fournier's gangrene, due to a rectal microperforation following diarrhoea, was treated with surgical debridement, negative pressure wound therapy and subsequently coverage with skin grafts...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592300/factors-influencing-treatment-success-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-patients-with-postoperative-infections-after-osteosynthetic-fracture-fixation
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Kaywan Izadpanah, Stephanie Hansen, Julia Six-Merker, Peter Helwig, Norbert P Südkamp, Hagen Schmal
BACKGROUND: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is being increasingly used to treat postoperative infections after osteosynthetic fracture fixation. The aim of the present study was to analyze the influence of epidemiological and microbiological parameters on outcome. METHODS: Infections following operative fracture fixation were registered in a comprehensive Critical Incidence Reporting System and subsequently analyzed retrospectively for characteristics of patients including comorbidity, bacteria, and clinical factors...
June 7, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585787/-home-training-as-a-treatment-of-faecal-incontinence-and-sphincter-dyssynergia
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G V Vivas Colmenares, M J Moya Jiménez, S Roldán Pérez, R Granero Cendón, J Vinuesa Salgueiro, M López Alonso
OBJECTIVE: The defecation disorders represents the 3% of consultations in pediatrics patients. Our goal was to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of the reeducation of the defecation maneuver through home training in patients with encopresis and sphincter dyssynergia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Study of patients with fecal incontinence treated with home training at our center between 2014-2015. Anorectal manometry was performed and was valued defecation maneuver by expulsion of rectal probe with or without the ball...
January 25, 2017: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583732/effects-of-topical-negative-pressure-therapy-on-tissue-oxygenation-and-wound-healing-in-vascular-foot-wounds
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Nathaniel Chiang, Odette A Rodda, Jamie Sleigh, Thodur Vasudevan
OBJECTIVE: Topical negative pressure (TNP) therapy is widely used in the treatment of acute wounds in vascular patients on the basis of proposed multifactorial benefits. However, numerous recent systematic reviews have concluded that there is inadequate evidence to support its benefits at a scientific level. This study evaluated the changes in wound volume, surface area, depth, collagen deposition, and tissue oxygenation when using TNP therapy compared with traditional dressings in patients with acute high-risk foot wounds...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579483/s-nitrosylation-of-gad65-is-implicated-in-decreased-gad-activity-and-oxygen-induced-seizures
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Heath G Gasier, Ivan T Demchenko, Lynn G Tatro, Claude A Piantadosi
Breathing oxygen at partial pressures ≥2.5 atmospheres absolute, which can occur in diving and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy, can rapidly become toxic to the central nervous system (CNS). This neurotoxicity culminates in generalized EEG epileptiform discharges, tonic-clonic convulsions and ultimately death. Increased production of neuronal nitric oxide (NO) has been implicated in eliciting hyperoxic seizures by altering the equilibrium between glutamatergic and GABAergic synaptic transmission. Inhibition of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) activity in HBO2 promotes this imbalance; however, the mechanisms by which this occurs is unknown...
June 1, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578613/suboptimal-primary-and-secondary-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-in-hiv-positive-individuals-on-antiretroviral-therapy
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Rosan A van Zoest, Marc van der Valk, Ferdinand W Wit, Ilonca Vaartjes, Katherine W Kooij, Joppe W Hovius, Maria Prins, Peter Reiss
Background We aimed to identify the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, and investigate preventive cardiovascular medication use and achievement of targets as per Dutch cardiovascular risk management guidelines among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive and HIV-negative individuals. Design The design was a cross-sectional analysis within an ongoing cohort study. Methods Data on medication use and cardiovascular disease prevalence were available for 528 HIV-positive and 521 HIV-negative participants...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578411/red-cell-distribution-width-as-a-significant-indicator-of-medication-and-prognosis-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Xiao-Fen Xiong, Yuan Yang, Xianghui Chen, Xuejing Zhu, Chun Hu, Yachun Han, Li Zhao, Fuyou Liu, Lin Sun
Whether red cell distribution width (RDW) can be a potential indicator for diabetic nephropathy (DN) is unknown. A total of 809 type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) patients were divided into 4 groups according to the quartiles (Q) of the RDW (%): Q1 ≤ 12.4 (n = 229), 12.4 < Q2 ≤ 12.9 (n = 202), 12.9 < Q3 < 13.5 (n = 168), Q4 ≥ 13.5 (n = 210). Results showed that the levels in Q4 group was higher in age, disease duration, systolic blood pressure, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, uric acid and proteinuria but lower in hemoglobin, serum albumin and glycosylated hemoglobin compared to Q1 group...
June 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576256/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-burns
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REVIEW
Neel A Kantak, Riyam Mistry, David E Varon, Eric G Halvorson
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has become a widely used treatment for acute and chronic wounds. NPWT is indicated for a variety of complex wounds, and some studies validate its use for certain aspects of burn care. Although further research is needed to explore the benefits for burns, NPWT has proven beneficial in its use as a dressing that bolsters skin grafts, promotes integration of bilaminate dermal substitutes, promotes re-epithelialization of skin graft donor sites, and potentially reduces the zone of stasis...
July 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574019/k-time-maximum-amplitude-of-thromboelastogram-predict-post-central-venous-cannulation-bleeding-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-a-pilot-study
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Chandra K Pandey, Vandana Saluja, Kumar Gaurav, Manish Tandon, Vijay K Pandey, Ajeet S Bhadoria
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Coagulation and haemostasis are dynamic processes. The haemostatic changes in liver disease affect all aspects of coagulation. The prothrombin time (PT)/ international normalized ratio (INR) was developed to monitor oral anticoagulant therapy and the activated partial thromboplastin time to investigate inheritable single factor deficiencies. Viscoelastic tests such as thromboelastogram (TEG) give information about dynamics of clot formation (coagulation factor and anticoagulant activity), clot strength (platelets and fibrinogen) and clot stability (finbrinolysis and factor XIII)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572979/complex-effects-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy-on-hemodynamics-in-the-pediatric-patient-after-cardiac-surgery
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EDITORIAL
Yu Inata, Muneyuki Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: The high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) system has been widely used for children in various clinical settings. However, the physiological and clinical impact of HFNC therapy on the pediatric patient with respiratory distress after cardiac surgery has not been thoroughly investigated. MAIN BODY OF THE ABSTRACT: It seems logical to use HFNC as a primary therapy for post-extubation respiratory failure after congenital heart surgery, in which low cardiac output syndrome and upper airway obstruction are commonly encountered; the HFNC therapy alleviates the work of breathing and large negative swings of intrathoracic pressure, which in turn helps to decrease the systemic ventricular afterload...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570314/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-to-the-dura
#19
Ojas Pujji, Edmund Farrar, Steven Jeffery
Negative-pressure wound therapy is historically contraindicated in patients with osteomyelitis or exposed dura. The authors present a case of a complex reconstruction of an infected full thickness scalp burn, where negative-pressure wound therapy was successfully used over the dura.
May 19, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570250/effect-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-instillation-on-bioburden-in-chronically-infected-wounds
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Chun Yang, Selena G Goss, Sean Alcantara, Greg Schultz, John C Lantis Ii
INTRODUCTION: Standard negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been shown to help close wounds despite increasing planktonic bioburden. Both planktonic and biofilm critical colonization are associated with delayed wound healing; therefore, reducing microbial colonization is thought to aid wound healing. The use of NPWT with topical antimicrobial irrigation solution has previously shown reduction in quantitative planktonic bioburden when combined with sharp debridement in chronic wounds...
May 25, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
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