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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727593/understanding-moisture-associated-skin-damage-medical-adhesive-related-skin-injuries-and-skin-tears
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Karen Zulkowski
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information on superficial skin issues related to moisture-associated skin damage, medical adhesive-related skin injury, and skin tears. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1...
August 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727481/leucocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-l-prf-as-a-regenerative-medicine-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-leg-ulcers-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nelson R Pinto, Matias Ubilla, Yelka Zamora, Verónica Del Rio, David M Dohan Ehrenfest, Marc Quirynen
Chronic wounds (VLU: venous leg ulcer, DFU: diabetic foot ulcer, PU: pressure ulcer, or complex wounds) affect a significant proportion of the population. Despite appropriate standard wound care, such ulcers unfortunately may remain open for months or even years. The use of leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) to cure skin ulcers is a simple and inexpensive method, widely used in some countries but unknown or neglected in most others. This auto-controlled prospective cohort study explored and quantified accurately for the first time the adjunctive benefits of topical applications of L-PRF in the management of such refractory ulcers in a diverse group of patients...
July 20, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704169/patients-and-clinicians-experiences-of-wound-care-in-canada-a-descriptive-qualitative-study
#3
Woo K Y, Wong J, Rice K, Coelho S, Haratsidis E, Teague L, Rac V E, Krahn M
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to explore patients' and clinicians' perceptions and experiences with the provision of standard care by a home care nurse alone or by a multidisciplinary wound care team. METHOD: The interviews were conducted using an in-depth semi structured format; following a funnel idea of starting out broad and narrowing down, ensuring that all the necessary topics were covered by the end of the interview. RESULTS: A purposive sample of 16 patients with different wound types were interviewed to ensure that the data would reflect the range and diversity of treatment and care experience...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702983/photobiomodulation-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-non-responding-wounds
#4
S E Aragona, G Mereghetti, G Gianazza, E Equizi, J Lotti, T Lotti, G V L Colombo
We present a protocol of care and therapeutic approach to skin lesions, called AIMED (Anti Inflammatory Regenerative Medicine), which is based on the circularity of its phases and applied therapeutic methodologies. We used photobiomodulation (PBM) for the examination non-responding skin lesions. PBM is an adjuvant treatment for the stimulation of regenerative cellular processes, reduction of inflammation and pain and biochemical modulation of molecular response. We used PBM for the examination of skin lesions, which were not responding to other therapies...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699502/chronic-wounds-innovations-in-diagnostics-and-therapeutics
#5
Marieke Haalboom
One of the major global health issues is the existence of chronic wounds. Chronic wounds are wounds that show a delayed, or even failed, healing process. The healing process often stagnates in the inflammatory phase or proliferative phase. Since traditional treatment methods have shown to be of limited effectiveness in chronic wound care, the focus has shifted to increase the knowledge of the wound healing process and the deficiencies encountered in chronic wounds. This increased knowledge has provided the opportunity for development of new diagnostics and therapeutics in chronic wound care that detect and treat specific deficiencies instead of one common treatment for all chronic wounds...
July 10, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690200/functional-electrospun-fibers-for-the-treatment-of-human-skin-wounds
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REVIEW
Jing Wang, Maike Windbergs
Wounds are trauma induced defects of the human skin involving a multitude of endogenous biochemical events and cellular reactions of the immune system. The healing process is extremely complex and affected by the patient́s physiological conditions, potential implications like infectious pathogens and inflammation as well as external factors. Due to increasing incidence of chronic wounds and proceeding resistance of infection pathogens, there is a strong need for effective therapeutic wound care. In this context, electrospun fibers with diameters in the nano- to micrometer range gain increasing interest...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682856/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-peristomal-skin-of-a-gastrostomy-case-study
#7
Carlos Cerdán Santacruz, Cristina Díaz Del Arco, Miguel Ángel Rubio Herrera, Andrés Sánchez-Pernaute, Antonio José Torres García
BACKGROUND: Primary skin tumors that develop at enteral feeding stomas are extremely rare. Ongoing surveillance of these stomas, including the peristomal skin, is essential to early diagnosis and treatment of these tumors. CASE: A 73-year-old man with an esophageal chemical burn caused by swallowing sodium hypochlorite (bleach) approximately 50 years earlier that was initially managed with esophageal exclusion and placement of a gastrostomy device for enteral feeding presented with an exophytic and painful mass of the skin adjacent to his gastrostomy site...
July 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682298/wound-biofilm-current-perspectives-and-strategies-on-bio-lm-disruption-and-treatments
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Jean de Leon, Gregory A Bohn, Lawrence DiDomenico, Regina Fearmonti, H David Gottlieb, Katherine Lincoln, Jayesh B Shah, Mark Shaw, Horatio S Taveau Iv, Kerry Thibodeaux, John D Thomas, Terry A Treadwell
Many wound care centers (WCCs) provide a specialized level of care using various wound care therapies and are managed by quali ed healthcare professionals (QHPs) from di erent specialty backgrounds such as family medicine, podiatry, and plastic surgery. However, these QHPs are sometimes challenged by reimbursement issues, limited therapy and dressing options, reduced access to multidisciplinary team members, and cost-driven factors unique to WCCs. To help address these issues, a meeting was convened by an expert panel of WCC physicians to discuss best practices for treating complex patients in a WCC...
October 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681136/-german-national-consensus-on-wound-documentation-of-leg-ulcer-part%C3%A2-2-routine-care-classification-of-variable-characteristics
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REVIEW
K Herberger, K Heyer, K Protz, A Mayer, J Dissemond, S Debus, T Wild, J Schmitt, M Augustin
BACKGROUND: Standards in the assessment and documentation of disease processes are the basis of guideline-based care. For the treatment of chronic wounds, especially leg ulcers, no approved parameters are available. OBJECTIVES: Against this background, our aim was to develop standards for the documentation of leg ulcer in routine care. This article presents the recommendations for the classification and characteristics of the variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The development of the documentation standard was based on a systematic literature research and was performed in a Delphi-based consensus process...
July 5, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645493/sprayable-carbopol-hydrogel-with-soluble-beta-1-3-1-6-glucan-as-an-active-ingredient-for-wound-healing-development-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Jostein Grip, Rolf Einar Engstad, Ingrid Skjæveland, Nataša Škalko-Basnet, Ann Mari Holsæter
Chronic wounds represent a significant health problem worldwide. There is a need for advanced- and cost-efficient wound healing products able to increase patient comfort and reduce the healing time. The aim of this study was to develop a sprayable hydrogel dressing with beta-glucan (βG) as the active ingredient, targeting future application in the treatment of both chronic and burn wounds. The βG was chosen as an active ingredient because of its promising wound healing capabilities, whereas Carbopol 971P NF (Carbopol) was chosen as the thickening agent in the formulation due to several attractive characteristics such as its low viscosity, low toxicity, high transparency and good ion tolerance...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635188/the-financial-and-quality-of-life-cost-to-patients-living-with-a-chronic-wound-in-the-community
#11
Suzanne Kapp, Nick Santamaria
Chronic wounds are associated with financial and personal costs. The system level expense associated with chronic wounds has been established, however, the out-of-pocket cost incurred by individuals who self-fund has not been the focus of extensive investigation. Recently, there has been renewed interest in evaluating quality of life, in line with the shift to patient enablement and self-care in chronic disease management. The objectives of this research were to describe the out-of-pocket wound treatment costs and the quality of life of people who have chronic wounds...
June 20, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616815/-prevention-of-nosocomial-infections-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-nursing-homes
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REVIEW
Markus Bleckwenn, Judith Hammerschmidt, Claudia Rösing, Manuela Klaschik
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial infections and multidrug-resistant organisms are an increasing problem in nursing homes worldwide; therefore, new approaches for infection control need to be developed. OBJECTIVES: This article gives an overview of infections in nursing homes, their medical treatment and previous measures for infection prevention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The article is based on a selective literature search including the literature database PubMed...
June 14, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612149/35-year-experience-with-surgical-treatment-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa
#13
Richard E Burney
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a painful and disfiguring chronic inflammatory condition affecting both men and women. Medical treatments, such as antibiotics and immunosuppressive agents, are often ineffective. Over time, patients can suffer from recurrent abscesses, chronic purulent drainage, scarring, and contractures that can only be corrected by surgical excision. There is no agreement, however, on the best way for the surgeon to manage this condition. The purpose of this review is to describe the results of surgical treatment of this condition in a large cohort of patients managed by local excision of hidradenitis, healing by secondary intention and reoperation as needed...
June 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597990/temporal-dynamics-of-relative-abundances-and-bacterial-succession-in-chronic-wound-communities
#14
Craig D Tipton, Marilyn E Mathew, Richard A Wolcott, Randall D Wolcott, Tigga Kingston, Caleb D Phillips
Polymicrobial bacterial infection is an important factor contributing to wound chronicity. Consequently, clinicians frequently adopt a biofilm-based wound care approach, in which wounds are treated utilizing DNA sequencing information about microbial communities. While more successful than treatment not using community information, there is little information about temporal dynamics of wound communities and optimal approaches over the course of treatment. To characterize these dynamics, temporal analysis over three sampling points was conducted for 167 chronic wounds...
June 8, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594320/silver-containing-foam-dressings-with-safetac-a-review-of-the-scientific-and-clinical-data
#15
Phil Davies, Sara McCarty, Kristina Hamberg
Background Topical antimicrobials, such as silver dressings, are progressively being used alongside systemic antibiotics to provide adjunctive, antimicrobial therapy to wounds that are clinically infected or at risk of infection. To help improve wound management, dressings that use Safetac soft silicone technology in combination with a silver-impregnated foam dressing material were developed by Mölnlycke Health Care (Gothenburg, Sweden). The range comprises Mepilex Ag, Mepilex Border Ag and Mepilex Transfer Ag...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576257/management-of-the-chronic-burn-wound
#16
REVIEW
Stephen Tyler Elkins-Williams, William A Marston, Charles Scott Hultman
This article reviews the current evidence in using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in burn wounds. There is also separate consideration of diabetic foot burns and a protocol for use of HBOT in a specific case. The challenges of using HBOT in an acute burn care setting are reviewed. Next the pathophysiology of Marjolin ulcers is reviewed. The current thinking in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Marjolin ulcers is discussed. Finally, a background in using topical growth factors (tGF) is provided, followed by a summary of the current evidence of tGF in burn wounds...
July 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576256/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-burns
#17
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/28544150/a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-a-human-acellular-dermal-matrix-demonstrated-superior-healing-rates-for-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-over-conventional-care-and-an-active-acellular-dermal-matrix-comparator
#18
Shawn Cazzell, Dean Vayser, Hau Pham, Jodi Walters, Alexander Reyzelman, Brian Samsell, Kimberly Dorsch, Mark Moore
This study compared the efficacy and safety of a human acellular dermal matrix (ADM), D-ADM, with a conventional care arm and an active comparator human ADM arm, GJ-ADM, for the treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcers. The study design was a prospective, randomized controlled trial that enrolled 168 diabetic foot ulcer subjects in 13 centers across 9 states. Subjects in the ADM arms received one application but could receive one additional application of ADM if deemed necessary. Screen failures and early withdrawals left 53 subjects in the D-ADM arm, 56 in the conventional care arm, and 23 in the GJ-ADM arm (2:2:1 ratio)...
May 24, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537645/use-of-an-ovine-collagen-dressing-with-intact-extracellular-matrix-to-improve-wound-closure-times-and-reduce-expenditures-in-a-us-military-veteran-hospital-outpatient-wound-center
#19
Daniel T Ferreras, Sean Craig, Rebecca Malcomb
A novel, comprehensive decision-making and treatment algorithm was established within a US government-run military veteran hospital in an attempt to standardize the process of outpatient wound care and streamline costs. All patients were systematically evaluated and treated using the comprehensive algorithm over a span of nine months. After three months of adherence to the algorithm, the algorithm was modified to include ovine-based collagen extracellular matrix (CECM) dressings as a first-line conventional treatment strategy for all appropriate wounds...
May 24, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530768/perioperative-management-of-rheumatoid-medications-in-orthopedic-surgery
#20
Kunal Sindhu, Brian Cohen, Joseph A Gil
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disorder known to cause progressive joint destruction. Over time, untreated RA can lead to pain and increasing disability, making orthopedic intervention necessary. The treatment of RA revolves around a variety of medications that blunt the overall immune response. However, this may increase the risk of infection and impair wound healing. Given the nature of this disease, orthopedists frequently encounter patients with RA in the operative setting. To optimize surgical outcomes, orthopedists must carefully manage and pay special attention to the adverse side effects of the complicated medication regimens of these patients perioperatively...
May 20, 2017: Orthopedics
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