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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926875/-effects-of-perforator-flaps-combined-with-muscle-flaps-for-repairing-grade-%C3%A2-pressure-ulcers-in-ischial-tuberosity-of-elderly-patients
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W G Su, D P Li, P P Xing, L G Xu, F C Shi, B Wen, X H Niu
Objective: To explore effects of perforator flaps combined with muscle flaps for repairing grade Ⅳ pressure ulcers in ischial tuberosity of elderly patients. Methods: Nine elderly patients with grade Ⅳ pressure ulcers in ischial tuberosity were hospitalized in our burn ward from April 2014 to April 2017. Size of wounds ranged from 5 cm×3 cm to 12 cm×7 cm, and depth of sinus ranged from 6 to 22 cm. After admission, emergency debridement or debridement in selective time was performed. After debridement, the wounds were treated with continuous vacuum assisted closure therapy...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924442/laser-induced-choroidal-neovascularizations-clinical-study-of-3-cases
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Wipada Laovirojjanakul, Thuss Sanguansak, Yosanan Yospaiboon, Supat Sinawat, Suthasinee Sinawat
BACKGROUND: We report 3 patients with laser-induced choroidal neovascularization (CNV). METHOD: Retrospective, observational case series. Medical charts and photographs were reviewed. RESULTS: Two patients with central serous chorioretinopathy who developed iatrogenic CNV after focal laser photocoagulation were treated with intravitreal ranibizumab injections. One patient with CNV secondary to thermal laser photocoagulation for diabetic macular edema was treated with photodynamic therapy (PDT)...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920065/the-influence-of-sex-steroid-hormones-on-the-response-to-trauma-and-burn-injury
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REVIEW
K Al-Tarrah, N Moiemen, J M Lord
Trauma and related sequelae result in disturbance of homeostatic mechanisms frequently leading to cellular dysfunction and ultimately organ and system failure. Regardless of the type and severity of injury, gender dimorphism in outcomes following trauma have been reported, with females having lower mortality than males, suggesting that sex steroid hormones (SSH) play an important role in the response of body systems to trauma. In addition, several clinical and experimental studies have demonstrated the effects of SSH on the clinical course and outcomes following injury...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916400/assessing-changes-in-the-activity-levels-of-breast-cancer-patients-during-radiation-therapy
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Colin E Champ, Nitin Ohri, Rainer J Klement, Matthew Cantor, Sushil Beriwal, Scott M Glaser, Ryan P Smith
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy (RT) is often delivered after lumpectomy for women with breast cancer. A common perceived side effect of RT is fatigue, yet its exact effect on activity levels and sleep is unknown. In this study we analyzed the change in activity levels and sleep using an activity tracking device before, during, and after RT for women with early stage breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ who underwent adjuvant RT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: After institutional review board approval, activity levels were quantified before, during, and after RT with measurements of steps, miles walked, calories burned, and sleep metrics in 10 women fitted with activity trackers...
August 24, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916026/a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-approach-to-primary-burning-mouth-syndrome
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Siamak Moghadam-Kia, Nasim Fazel
Primary burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is an oral mucosal disorder that is characterized by a chronic and often debilitating intraoral burning sensation for which no localized or systemic cause can be found. BMS most commonly affects postmenopausal women. The pathophysiology of primary BMS is not well understood. Diagnosing BMS can prove to be challenging. BMS patients can also pose a therapeutic challenge to clinicians who are consulted to evaluate these patients. Most commonly used therapies include tricyclic antidepressants, α-lipoic acid, clonazepam, and cognitive-behavioral therapy...
September 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914774/targeting-heat-shock-proteins-in-cancer-a-promising-therapeutic-approach
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REVIEW
Suman Chatterjee, Timothy F Burns
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are a large family of chaperones that are involved in protein folding and maturation of a variety of "client" proteins protecting them from degradation, oxidative stress, hypoxia, and thermal stress. Hence, they are significant regulators of cellular proliferation, differentiation and strongly implicated in the molecular orchestration of cancer development and progression as many of their clients are well established oncoproteins in multiple tumor types. Interestingly, tumor cells are more HSP chaperonage-dependent than normal cells for proliferation and survival because the oncoproteins in cancer cells are often misfolded and require augmented chaperonage activity for correction...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903730/routine-monitoring-and-assessment-of-adults-living-with-hiv-results-of-the-british-hiv-association-bhiva-national-audit-2015
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A Molloy, H Curtis, F Burns, A Freedman
BACKGROUND: The clinical care of people living with HIV changed fundamentally as a result of the development of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART). HIV infection is now a long-term treatable condition. We report a national audit to assess adherence to British HIV Association guidelines for the routine investigation and monitoring of adult HIV-1-infected individuals. METHODS: All UK sites known as providers of adult HIV outpatient services were invited to complete a case-note review and a brief survey of local clinic practices...
September 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900321/pattern-of-adverse-drug-reactions-to-anticancer-drugs-a-quantitative-and-qualitative-analysis
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Shruti Singh, D C Dhasmana, Manisha Bisht, Prashant Kumar Singh
INTRODUCTION: Anticancer drugs contribute significantly to the global burden of adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Any attempt to quantify their magnitude and provide upgraded knowledge would help oncologists in writing safer prescriptions. AIM: This observational follow-up study was conducted on newly diagnosed cancer patients receiving anticancer therapy with an aim to determine the frequency, severity, causality, predictability, and preventability of ADRs. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The patients were followed up for 6 months for the appearance of adverse events...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890210/photodynamic-therapy-an-option-in-mycosis-fungoides
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Pileri Alessandro, Sgubbi Paola, Agostinelli Claudio, Infusino Salvatore Domenico, Vaccari Sabina, Patrizi Annalisa
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a well-known and effective treatment for non-melanoma skin-cancer. Numerous studies have also shown its effectiveness in mycosis fungoides. The aim of the study was to analyse MF patients treated with PDT at the Dermatology Unit of Bologna University. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed MF patients treated with PDT over the last ten years. Each PDT protocol consisted of the appliance for 3h under an occlusive film dressing on each lesion of a one-mm-thick layer of 16% methyl aminolaevulinate (MAL) 160mg/g cream (Metvix(®), Galderma, Paris, France)...
September 7, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889233/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-cavernous-sinus-otolaryngological-sequelae-of-therapy-case-report
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Edyta Dzięciołowska-Baran, Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Sroka
A 60-year-old woman, otherwise in a good health condition, was first admitted to the hospital with a year-long tingling sensations of the right half of the face, which gradually turned into severe neuralgia corresponding to maxillary (V2) and mandibular (V3) branches of the right trigeminal nerve. MRI scans of the head revealed an unusual hyperplastic or inflammatory changes along the brain base, cavernous sinus extending toward the pterygopalatine fossa, and lateral pterygoid on the right side. Meningioma was suspected and neuralgia was treated conservatively...
September 10, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888314/of-these-faith-hope-and-love-assessing-and-providing-for-the-psychosocial-and-spiritual-needs-of-burn-patients
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Roja Garimella, Harold G Koenig, David L Larson, Charles Scott Hultman
Burn treatment has grown increasingly advanced and technologically capable. Clinicians must take into account, however, multidimensional patient needs that factor into long-term burn recovery. Important psychosocial factors associated with burn care include psychiatric comorbidities, such as anxiety and depression, healthy family relationships, social support, and community involvement. Spiritual factors and resources, such as time spent praying and/or meditating and access to pastoral services, are also important to consider...
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888302/a-systematic-review-of-the-effectiveness-of-laser-therapy-for-hypertrophic-burn-scars
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REVIEW
Jennifer Zuccaro, Natalia Ziolkowski, Joel Fish
The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of laser therapy for the treatment of hypertrophic burn scars. Improvements in scar symptoms following laser treatment were reported in 11 of the 12 included studies. However, issues related to overall quality and risk of bias were present in all studies. As a result, there is insufficient scientific evidence to determine the effectiveness of laser therapy from this systematic review. Future studies that use more rigorous study designs such as randomized controlled trials are needed to support the use of laser therapy for hypertrophic burn scars...
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888300/heterotopic-ossification-and-hypertrophic-scars
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REVIEW
Shailesh Agarwal, Michael Sorkin, Benjamin Levi
Burns and trauma cause superficial and deep soft tissue wounds that cannot heal to the preinjury state. Healing requires cell proliferation and differentiation into the injured tissue type, laying down extracellular matrix, often as collagens. Heterotopic ossification causes severe pain, nonhealing wounds, and restricted range of motion. Treatment includes radiation therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, bisphosphonates, and possibly surgical excision and prophylactic measures. Hypertrophic scars, nonosseous lesions caused by excessive collagen deposition, are often painful, functionally limiting, and aesthetically displeasing...
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888299/principles-of-burn-pain-management
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REVIEW
Dominika Lipowska James, Maryam Jowza
This article describes pathophysiology of burn injury-related pain and the basic principles of burn pain management. The focus is on concepts of perioperative and periprocedural pain management with extensive discussion of opioid-based analgesia, including patient-controlled analgesia, challenges of effective opioid therapy in opioid-tolerant patients, and opioid-induced hyperalgesia. The principles of multimodal pain management are discussed, including the importance of psychological counseling, perioperative interventional pain procedures, and alternative pain management options...
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887292/protocol-for-usability-testing-and-validation-of-the-iso-draft-international-standard-19223-for-lung-ventilators
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Dev Minotra, Steven L Dain, Catherine M Burns
BACKGROUND: Clinicians, such as respiratory therapists and physicians, are often required to set up pieces of medical equipment that use inconsistent terminology. Current lung ventilator terminology that is used by different manufacturers contributes to the risk of usage errors, and in turn the risk of ventilator-associated lung injuries and other conditions. Human factors and communication issues are often associated with ventilator-related sentinel events, and inconsistent ventilator terminology compounds these issues...
September 8, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887201/reactive-oxygen-therapy-a-novel-antimicrobial
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REVIEW
Matthew Dryden
The main solution to the global antibiotic resistance crisis is reducing the volume of antibiotic use in medicine, agriculture and the environment. However there is also a pressing need for novel antimicrobials. Despite much rhetoric, there are few entirely novel agents in development. One such therapy to reach clinical use is an agent using Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), oxygen radicals, as an antimicrobial mechanism. ROS can be delivered to the site of infection in various formats. ROS is highly antimicrobial against Gram positive and negative bacteria, viruses and fungi...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885937/utility-of-the-nanosphere-verigene-in-the-identification-of-bacteremia-isolates-from-the-burn-intensive-care-unit
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Aaron Farmer, Charlotte A Lanteri, Eric Steele, Katrin Mende, Jeremy Pamplin, Kevin S Akers
INTRODUCTION: The Nanosphere Verigene Blood Culture Nucleic Acid Tests allow pathogen and antimicrobial resistance marker identification within 2.5 hours of a positive blood culture. This study assessed the sensitivity of the Verigene among Burn Intensive Care Unit (BICU) isolates and acceleration to targeted antibiotic therapy. METHODS: Bacterial identifications from BICU patients with positive blood cultures over 8 months were compared using 2 different platforms, the Verigene Gram-positive and Gram-negative blood culture tests vs...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881030/the-association-between-anticoagulation-therapy-maternal-characteristics-and-a-failed-cfdna-test-due-to-a-low-fetal-fraction
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Whitney Burns, Nathanael Koelper, Andrea Barberio, Mary DeAgostino-Kelly, Michael Mennuti, Mary D Sammel, Lorraine Dugoff
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to identify maternal characteristics associated with a failed cell-free DNA (cfDNA) test due to a low fetal fraction (FF). METHOD: Retrospective cohort study of women with singleton pregnancies who had cfDNA screening at 10-25 weeks gestation between October 2011 and January 2016. cfDNA screening was performed using methylation techniques until October 2013; thereafter, samples were run with massively parallel sequencing...
September 7, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880892/beyond-hiv-serodiscordance-partnership-communication-dynamics-that-affect-engagement-in-safer-conception-care
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Lynn T Matthews, Bridget F Burns, Francis Bajunirwe, Jerome Kabakyenga, Mwebesa Bwana, Courtney Ng, Jasmine Kastner, Annet Kembabazi, Naomi Sanyu, Adrine Kusasira, Jessica E Haberer, David R Bangsberg, Angela Kaida
INTRODUCTION: We explored acceptability and feasibility of safer conception methods among HIV-affected couples in Uganda. METHODS: We recruited HIV-positive men and women on antiretroviral therapy (ART) ('index') from the Uganda Antiretroviral Rural Treatment Outcomes cohort who reported an HIV-negative or unknown-serostatus partner ('partner'), HIV-serostatus disclosure to partner, and personal or partner desire for a child within two years. We conducted in-depth interviews with 40 individuals from 20 couples, using a narrative approach with tailored images to assess acceptability of five safer conception strategies: ART for the infected partner, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the uninfected partner, condomless sex timed to peak fertility, manual insemination, and male circumcision...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877134/the-use-of-intravenous-and-inhaled-colistin-therapy-during-a-burn-center-outbreak-of-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Tomas J Saun, Alan D Rogers, Jerome A Leis, Robert Cartotto
The authors report on the use of combination intravenous and inhaled colistin therapy in 2 patients with major burns admitted to an American Burn Association-verified burn center during a multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak. Both patients had documented, culture-proven MDR Acinetobacter ventilator-associated pneumonia and bacteremia leading to sepsis. Both patients were successfully extubated and subsequently discharged from hospital. In this article, the authors provide the timeline of events and treatments that were used in these 2 cases...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
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