keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Wound debridement

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443852/chlorhexidine-antiseptic-irrigation-eradicates-staphylococcus-epidermidis-from-biofilm-an-in-vitro-study
#1
Kenneth Schmidt, Chris Estes, Alex McLaren, Mark J Spangehl
BACKGROUND: Antiseptic and antibacterial solutions used for intraoperative irrigation are intended to kill bacteria and thereby decrease the incidence of surgical site infections. It is unknown if the concentrations and exposure times of irrigation solutions commonly used for prophylaxis in clean cases (povidone-iodine 0.35% for 3 minutes) are effective against bacteria in biofilm that are present in implant infections. Currently, povidone-iodine (0.35%), chlorhexidine (0.05%), sodium hypochlorite (0...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443786/improved-vacuum-sealing-drainage-for-treatment-of-surgical-site-infection-following-posterior-spinal-internal-fixation-a-case-report
#2
Hengyan Zhang, Qiyi Li
RATIONALE: Surgical site infection (SSI) following spine surgeries involving internal fixation often require removing the instrument; however, this can cause spinal instability. Previous reports have demonstrated the usefulness of vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) therapy, but the cases require wound opening, aseptic condition to replace the VSD device, and a secondary operation to close the wound. Thus, to improve the VSD treatment and develop a maneuverable procedure, make sense in spine surgery...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439892/a-human-bite-on-the-scrotum-case-report-and-review-of-management-in-the-emergency-department
#3
Dorothy Ng, Thomas Chan, Sohil Pothiawala
BACKGROUND: Human bites involving the genitalia rarely present to the emergency department (ED). They have the potential to cause life-threatening secondary infections as well as serious physical and functional damage. CASE REPORT: We report a case of an adult male who sustained a human bite to the scrotum, resulting in a ragged laceration on the anterior scrotum, with a devascularized flap and necrotic edges overlying the wound. WHY SHOULD AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN BE AWARE OF THIS?: Human bites to the scrotum are rare and, hence, the experience of emergency physicians treating patients presenting with these injuries may be minimal...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430981/the-diabetic-foot-attack-tis-too-late-to-retreat
#4
Prashanth R J Vas, Michael Edmonds, Venu Kavarthapu, Hisham Rashid, Raju Ahluwalia, Christian Pankhurst, Nikolaos Papanas
The "diabetic foot attack" is one of the most devastating presentations of diabetic foot disease, typically presenting as an acutely inflamed foot with rapidly progressive skin and tissue necrosis, at times associated with significant systemic symptoms. Without intervention, it may escalate over hours to limb-threatening proportions and poses a high amputation risk. There are only best practice approaches but no international protocols to guide management. Immediate recognition of a typical infected diabetic foot attack, predominated by severe infection, with prompt surgical intervention to debride all infected tissue alongside broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy is vital to ensure both limb and patient survival...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428033/definitive-wound-closure-techniques-in-fournier-s-gangrene
#5
Margaret Lauerman, Olga Kolesnik, Habeeba Park, Laura S Buchanan, William Chiu, Ronald B Tesoriero, Deborah Stein, Thomas Scalea, Sharon Henry
Necrotizing soft tissue infection of the perineum, or Fournier's gangrene (FG), is a morbid and mortal diagnosis. Despite the severity of FG, the optimal definitive wound closure strategy is unknown, as are long-term wound outcomes. A retrospective review was performed over a 3-year period at a single trauma center. Patients were managed according to our institutional approach focusing on primary wound closure and secondary intention healing in residual wounds. Overall 168 patients were included. Complete primary wound closure was accomplished in 39...
January 1, 2018: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424644/effectiveness-of-a-monofilament-wound-debridement-pad-at-removing-biofilm-and-slough-ex-vivo-and-clinical-performance
#6
Gregory S Schultz, Kevin Woo, Dot Weir, Qingping Yang
OBJECTIVE: Removal of slough and other devitalised tissue is an important step in biofilm-based wound care (BBWC) and wound bed preparation. Debridement is key to management of both slough and biofilm, and a number of methods are available to achieve this, including surgical/sharp and mechanical debridement. Developments have led to products indicated for debridement of wounds, including a sterile pad consisting of monofilament fibres. Our aim is to examine the effectiveness of a monofilament wound debridement pad (WDP), Debrisoft...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422826/role-of-plasma-growth-factor-in-the-healing-of-chronic-ulcers-of-the-lower-legs-and-foot-due-to-ischaemia-in-diabetic-patients
#7
Tomasz Miłek, Krzysztof Baranowski, Piotr Zydlewski, Piotr Ciostek, Krzysztof Mlosek, Wojciech Olszewski
Introduction: It has been demonstrated that plasma growth factor (PGF) responsible for proliferation of smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts significantly shortens treatment duration. Aim: To determine the role of human growth factor in the healing of ulcers due to ischaemic diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) following previous angioplasty of the blood vessels of the lower leg and foot. Material and methods: The study group included 50 patients with ischaemic diabetic foot complicated by lower leg ulcers in which angioplasty of the stenotic arteries in the distal lower leg and foot was performed...
December 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419365/meek-micrografting-history-indications-technique-physiology-and-experience-a-review-article
#8
Eduardo Camacho Quintero, Jesús Francisco Escrivá Machado, Roger Andres Damian Robles
AIMS: Traumatic loss of skin, particularly in major burns, requires skin grafting to repair the tissue. For a large burn, where donor sites are limited, the skin graft may need to be expanded. In addition, rapid wound closure is a large factor in successful recovery and is usually achieved by debridement and skin grafting. Micrografting was introduced by Meek and involved dividing the skin into small pieces, allowing for up to a tenfold skin expansion. METHODS: We conducted a review of the literature, searched via Medline, Pubmed and Embase (from 1958 to June 2017), searching to identify studies and reports of micrografting...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417782/-posterior-debridement-interbody-fusion-internal-fixation-for-treatment-of-lumbar-discitis
#9
Lin Chen, Jun Cheng, Bo Li, Fang-Biao Zhan, You Zhang, Shi-Long Feng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effects of posterior debridement, interbody fusion with internal fixation in the treatment of lumbar discitis. METHODS: The clinical data of 13 patients with lumbar discitis treated from January 2005 to June 2012 was retrospectively analyzed. There were 9 males and 4 females, aged from 31 to 68 years old with an average of 56 years old. There were 2 cases on L3, 4, 4 cases on L4, 5, and 7 cases on L5S1. Two cases complicated with diabetes, 4 cases with hypertension, and 1 case with obsolete pulmonary tuberculosis...
May 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413782/the-role-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-salvaging-a-six-year-old-child-s-crushed-foot-a-case-report
#10
Dimitrios Begkas, John Michelarakis, Hristos Mirtsios, Panagiotis Deimedes, Dimitrios Bougiouklis
Crushed extremity is an infrequent injury in children and represents a major challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon. Sometimes the decision making process, whether to amputate or save a limb, is very difficult. Several scoring systems have been developed in order to determine the fate of crushed extremities, but they are not always predictive when patients are children. In the past few years, advances in bone and soft tissue reconstruction techniques have improved outcomes, even in the most extreme cases. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy has become an accepted option in the treatment of crushed limbs...
February 2018: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406297/sacral-pressure-ulcer-induced-fournier-s-gangrene-extending-to-the-retroperitoneum-a-case-report
#11
Kiyoko Fukui, Masaki Fujioka, Satoko Ishiyama
INTRODUCTION: Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a type of necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum and scrotum that is characterized by very rapid progression. Sacral pressure ulcers are one of the causes of FG. CASE REPORT: An 85-year-old man was referred to the National Hospital Organization Nagasaki Medical Center (Ohmura City, Japan) with a diagnosis of FG extending to the retroperitoneum caused by a sacral pressure ulcer. Immediate debridement was performed; however, it was not possible to remove all necrotic tissue from the pelvis...
January 2018: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399261/hyaluronic-acid-sodium-salt-0-2-gel-in-the-treatment-of-a-recalcitrant-distal-leg-ulcer-a-case-report
#12
Mario Tagliagambe, Tuan A Elstrom, Daniel B Ward
Venous leg ulcers can lead to debilitation and a decrease in quality of life and can require costly treatments. Compression therapy remains the foundation of conservative treatment. However, some ulcers become indolent, chronic, and unresolved for years, even with adherence to standard of care. Here, the authors describe the case of a 56-year-old male patient with a recalcitrant recurrent distal leg ulcer. The ulcer was treated initially with debridement and compression therapy, respectively, and then subsequently with hyaluronic acid sodium salt 0...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396308/variation-in-treatment-of-low-energy-gunshot-injuries-a-survey-of-ota-members
#13
Mai P Nguyen, John J Como, Joseph F Golob, Michael S Reich, Heather A Vallier
The purpose of this study was to determine current practice patterns in the treatment of low energy gunshot wounds involving bones and joints. One hundred seventy-three Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) members completed a web-based survey. The survey included practices for antibiotic therapy and operative treatment for different types of low-energy gunshot injuries. Six different scenarios of soft tissue injury, intra-articular injury, and fractures were described. Several permutations of antibiotic therapy and operative or non-operative management options were given as choices on the survey...
January 30, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394981/isolated-involvement-of-penis-in-fournier-s-gangrene-a-rare-possibility
#14
Partha Pratim Deb, Arpan Choudhary, Ranjan Kumar Dey, Ranjit Kumar Das
skin and subcutaneous tissue. Penis may be secondarily affected in some cases; however, primary isolated involvement of penis is rare. A 48-year male smoker presented with pain and blackish discoloration of the distal part of penis for the last 4 days which developed following rupture of a papulo-vesicular lesion over the prepuce of penis. It rapidly progressed to involve half of the skin of the penis. The patient was hospitalized and broad spectrum antibiotics were administered parenterally. Emergency wound debridement and urinary diversion by suprapubic cystostomy was done...
February 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394128/impact-of-hyaluronic-acid-containing-artificial-tear-products-on-reepithelialization-in-an-in-vivo-corneal-wound-model
#15
Eric Carlson, Winston W Y Kao, Abayomi Ogundele
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of 6 commercially available hyaluronic acid (HA)-containing topical artificial tear products on corneal reepithelialization following injury, in an in vivo mouse model. METHODS: Ninety-six C57Bl/6 mice (16 per treatment group; male to female ratio, 1:1 per group) were anesthetized. Epithelial debridement was performed on 1 cornea per animal, and the debrided eye was imaged. A 30 μL masked test solution containing 1 of 6 artificial tear products was instilled, immediately on debridement, and subsequently, every 2 h, for a total of 4 administrations...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391107/mandatory-operative-re-exploration-after-initial-debridement-of-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections-is-it-mandatory
#16
Lara H Spence, Huan Yan, Ashkan Moazzez, Alexander Schwed, Jessica Keeley, Mohammad Karimzada, Mari Allison, Angela Neville, David Plurad, Brant Putnam, Christian de Virgilio, Dennis Kim
Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are aggressive infections requiring prompt diagnosis and extensive surgical debridement. Traditionally, patients undergo mandatory re-exploration to ensure adequacy of source control. The purpose of this study is to determine if re-exploration in the operating room is mandatory for all patients with NSTIs. An eight-year retrospective analysis of adult patients with NSTIs was performed comparing two groups: mandatory operative re-exploration versus operative re-exploration based on clinical examination findings...
October 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386704/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-the-management-of-mine-blast-injuries-of-lower-limbs-lessons-learnt-at-a-tertiary-care-center
#17
Sanjay Maurya, N Srinath, P S Bhandari
Background: Mine blast injuries of foot are devastating injuries that result in composite tissue loss or amputations. Negative pressure wound therapy has helped in the management of such combat-related wounds. The aim of this study was to report experiences gained in managing such injuries at a tertiary care center. Methods: 17 combatants who sustained mine blast injuries were included in this study. Severity of foot injury was assessed as per Foot and Ankle Severity Score...
October 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382065/electrospun-fibers-as-a-dressing-material-for-drug-and-biological-agent-delivery-in-wound-healing-applications
#18
REVIEW
Mulugeta Gizaw, Jeffrey Thompson, Addison Faglie, Shih-Yu Lee, Pierre Neuenschwander, Shih-Feng Chou
Wound healing is a complex tissue regeneration process that promotes the growth of new tissue to provide the body with the necessary barrier from the outside environment. In the class of non-healing wounds, diabetic wounds, and ulcers, dressing materials that are available clinically (e.g., gels and creams) have demonstrated only a slow improvement with current available technologies. Among all available current technologies, electrospun fibers exhibit several characteristics that may provide novel replacement dressing materials for the above-mentioned wounds...
January 27, 2018: Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377928/effect-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-hbo-on-implant-associated-osteitis-in-a-femur-fracture-model-in-mice
#19
Carina Büren, Tim Lögters, Lisa Oezel, Golnessa Rommelfanger, Armin Olaf Scholz, Joachim Windolf, Ceylan Daniela Windolf
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) is applied very successfully in treatment of various diseases such as chronic wounds. It has been already suggested as adjunctive treatment option for osteitis by immune- and fracture modulating effects. This study evaluates the importance of HBO in an early implant-associated localized osteitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus (SA) compared to the standard therapy. In a standardized murine model the left femur of 120 BALB/c mice were osteotomized and fixed by a titanium locking plate...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377202/update-on-management-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#20
REVIEW
Estelle Everett, Nestoras Mathioudakis
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a serious complication of diabetes that results in significant morbidity and mortality. Mortality rates associated with the development of a DFU are estimated to be 5% in the first 12 months, and 5-year morality rates have been estimated at 42%. The standard practices in DFU management include surgical debridement, dressings to facilitate a moist wound environment and exudate control, wound off-loading, vascular assessment, and infection and glycemic control. These practices are best coordinated by a multidisciplinary diabetic foot wound clinic...
January 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
keyword
keyword
104544
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"