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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448264/use-of-ovine-based-collagen-extracellular-matrix-and-gentian-violet-methylene-blue-antibacterial-foam-dressings-to-help-improve-clinical-outcomes-in-lower-extremity-wounds-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Eric L Lullove
Dressings that provide broad spectrum metalloprotease reduction along with inherent aspects of an extracellular matrix may contribute to improved wound healing outcomes and shorter treatment times. OBJECTIVE: The author performed a retrospective case series analysis to determine the clinical outcomes of regular debridement with the use of ovine-based collagen extracellular matrix dressings and gentian violet/methylene blue polyurethane antibacterial foam dressings in treating 53 patients with 53 chronic lower extremity wounds (diabetic foot ulcers [DFUs], venous leg ulcers, and heel pressure ulcers)...
April 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438822/efficacy-and-safety-of-topical-sevoflurane-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-skin-ulcers
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F Dámaso Fernández-Ginés, Manuel Cortiñas-Sáenz, Héctor Mateo-Carrasco, Ana Navajas-Gómez de Aranda, Estrella Navarro-Muñoz, Rocío Rodríguez-Carmona, Carmen Fernández-Sánchez, Francisco Sierra-García, José Antonio Morales-Molina
PURPOSE: Results of efficacy and safety assessments of topical sevoflurane use in patients with long-term treatment-refractory vascular ulcers are reported. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to receive sevoflurane instillations (1 mL per cm(2) of ulcer area 1-4 times daily) plus standard wound care (ulcer cleaning, debridement, and dressing changes) or standard care only. Topical sevoflurane was initiated during hospitalization, with self- or nurse-administered instillations continued after discharge...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426572/nonhealing-ulcers-in-patients-with-tophaceous-gout-a-systematic-review
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Gretl Lam, Frank L Ross, Ernest S Chiu
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information from a review of the literature about chronic ulcers associated with tophaceous gout. 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. Identify the pathophysiology of tophaceous gout, its presentation, phases, and common comorbidities...
May 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424334/glycosaminoglycan-based-hydrogels-capture-inflammatory-chemokines-and-rescue-defective-wound-healing-in-mice
#4
Nadine Lohmann, Lucas Schirmer, Passant Atallah, Elke Wandel, Ruben A Ferrer, Carsten Werner, Jan C Simon, Sandra Franz, Uwe Freudenberg
Excessive production of inflammatory chemokines can cause chronic inflammation and thus impair cutaneous wound healing. Capturing chemokine signals using wound dressing materials may offer powerful new treatment modalities for chronic wounds. Here, a modular hydrogel based on end-functionalized star-shaped polyethylene glycol (starPEG) and derivatives of the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) heparin was customized for maximal chemokine sequestration. The material is shown to effectively scavenge the inflammatory chemokines MCP-1 (monocyte chemoattractant protein-1), IL-8 (interleukin-8), and MIP-1α (macrophage inflammatory protein-1α) and MIP-1β (macrophage inflammatory protein-1β) in wound fluids from patients suffering from chronic venous leg ulcers and to reduce the migratory activity of human monocytes and polymorphonuclear neutrophils...
April 19, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380006/rapid-tissue-regeneration-induced-by-intracellular-atp-delivery-a-preliminary-mechanistic-study
#5
Harshini Sarojini, Adrian T Billeter, Sarah Eichenberger, Devin Druen, Rebecca Barnett, Sarah A Gardner, Norman J Galbraith, Hiram C Polk, Sufan Chien
We have reported a new phenomenon in acute wound healing following the use of intracellular ATP delivery-extremely rapid tissue regeneration, which starts less than 24 h after surgery, and is accompanied by massive macrophage trafficking, in situ proliferation, and direct collagen production. This unusual process bypasses the formation of the traditional provisional extracellular matrix and significantly shortens the wound healing process. Although macrophages/monocytes are known to play a critical role in the initiation and progression of wound healing, their in situ proliferation and direct collagen production in wound healing have never been reported previously...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367029/biofilm-colonization-in-chronic-treatment-refractory-infections-presenting-with-discharging-sinuses-a-study-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-eastern-india
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Asmita De, Hirak Jyoti Raj, Jayeeta Haldar, Poulami Mukherjee, Prasanta Kumar Maiti
INTRODUCTION: Treatment refractory chronic recurrent infections mean those chronic infections which recur by same causal agents with similar drug responsiveness after apparent relief following full course of recommended antimicrobial management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty different samples were collected from patients with chronic surgical site infections, laparoscopic port site infections, anal fistula, mesh hernioplasty, chronic dacryocystitis, chronic osteomyelitis, and chronic burn wounds...
April 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355466/invasive-mould-infections-in-the-icu-setting-complexities-and-solutions
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Matteo Bassetti, Emilio Bouza
Infections caused by filamentous fungi represent a major burden in the ICU. Invasive aspergillosis is emerging in non-neutropenic individuals with predisposing conditions, e.g. corticosteroid treatment, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, liver cirrhosis, solid organ cancer, HIV infection and transplantation. Diagnosis is challenging because the signs and symptoms are non-specific, and initiation of additional diagnostic examinations is often delayed because clinical suspicion is low. Isolation of an Aspergillus species from the respiratory tract in critically ill patients, and tests such as serum galactomannan, bronchoalveolar lavage 1-3-β-d-glucan and specific PCR should be interpreted with caution...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345371/ewma-document-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
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Jan Apelqvist, Christian Willy, Ann-Mari Fagerdahl, Marco Fraccalvieri, Malin Malmsjö, Alberto Piaggesi, Astrid Probst, Peter Vowden
1. Introduction Since its introduction in clinical practice in the early 1990's negative pressure wounds therapy (NPWT) has become widely used in the management of complex wounds in both inpatient and outpatient care.(1) NPWT has been described as a effective treatment for wounds of many different aetiologies(2,3) and suggested as a gold standard for treatment of wounds such as open abdominal wounds,(4-6) dehisced sternal wounds following cardiac surgery(7,8) and as a valuable agent in complex non-healing wounds...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337676/logistic-proliferation-of-cells-in-scratch-assays-is-delayed
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Wang Jin, Esha T Shah, Catherine J Penington, Scott W McCue, Philip K Maini, Matthew J Simpson
Scratch assays are used to study how a population of cells re-colonises a vacant region on a two-dimensional substrate after a cell monolayer is scratched. These experiments are used in many applications including drug design for the treatment of cancer and chronic wounds. To provide insights into the mechanisms that drive scratch assays, solutions of continuum reaction-diffusion models have been calibrated to data from scratch assays. These models typically include a logistic source term to describe carrying capacity-limited proliferation; however, the choice of using a logistic source term is often made without examining whether it is valid...
March 23, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317802/port-site-infections-by-nontuberculous-mycobacterium-a-retrospective-clinico-microbiological-study
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Roumi Ghosh, Soumen Das, Asmita De, Harish Kela, Makhan Lal Saha, Prasanta Kumar Maiti
BACKGROUND: Port-site infection (PSI) is a prevailing, chronic, nagging, treatment refractory complication of laparoscopic surgery (LS). It neutralizes the advantages of minimally invasive surgery and increases morbidity, treatment cost of patient, leading to loss of confidence on operating surgeon. PSIs are preventable with appropriate preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative measures. Atypical mycobacterium is most commonly associated with nonhealing postlaparoscopic wound infections, causing outbreaks or sporadic cases worldwide...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301358/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-exploring-the-clinical-evidence
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Gretl Lam, Rocky Fontaine, Frank L Ross, Ernest S Chiu
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), its mechanisms, indications and safe applications based on clinical evidence. 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...
April 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272011/human-reticular-acellular-dermal-matrix-in-the-healing-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcerations-that-failed-standard-conservative-treatment-a-retrospective-crossover-study
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Charles M Zelen, Dennis P Orgill, Thomas E Serena, Robert D Galiano, Marissa J Carter, Lawrence A DiDomenico, Jarrod P Kaufman, Jennifer Keller, Nathan J Young, William W Li
BACKGROUND: Acellular matrices have been successfully used to heal indolent diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). These tissues include allogenic dermis as well as xenograft dermis, pericardium, and small intestine submucosa. While all of these tissues show promise for healing DFUs, dermal-derived matrices have shown considerable potential. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed healing in patients with DFUs that failed the standard of care (SOC) treatment from a previous prospective randomized, controlled trial (RCT)...
February 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267678/enzymatic-debridement-of-chronic-nonischemic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Juan Carlos Jimenez, Patrick S Agnew, Perry Mayer, John R Clements, Joseph M Caporusso, Darrell L Lange, Jaime E Dickerson, Herbert B Slade
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this randomized, controlled multicenter trial was to evaluate the clinical outcomes associated with the use of clostridial collagenase ointment (CCO) for up to 12 weeks in 215 patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus and a neuropathic, nonischemic diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were randomized into either a group receiving CCO applied once daily at a thickness of ~2 mm or a group receiving standard care (SC) consisting of a daily application of a hydrogel as needed to maintain a moist ulcer environment...
February 27, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261962/an-overview-of-the-therapeutic-potential-of-regenerative-medicine-in-cutaneous-wound-healing
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REVIEW
Calver Pang, Amel Ibrahim, Neil W Bulstrode, Patrizia Ferretti
The global burden of disease associated with wounds is an increasingly significant public health concern. Current treatments are often expensive, time-consuming and limited in their efficacy in chronic wounds. The challenge of overcoming current barriers associated with wound care requires innovative management techniques. Regenerative medicine is an emerging field of research that focuses on the repair, replacement or regeneration of cells, tissues or organs to restore impaired function. This article provides an overview of the pathophysiology of wound healing and reviews the latest evidence on the application of the principal components of regenerative medicine (growth factors, stem cell transplantation, biomaterials and tissue engineering) as therapeutic targets...
March 6, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258180/rare-case-of-severe-serotonin-syndrome-leading-to-bilateral-compartment-syndrome
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Verena Clarissa Samara, Judith Warner
The term 'serotonin syndrome' describes a constellation of symptoms caused by serotonergic overstimulation. Its characteristic clinical presentation consists of encephalopathy, neuromuscular signs and autonomic hyperactivity. After removal of the offending agent, the clinical course is usually self-limited but can occasionally lead to severe symptoms. We report the case of a 68-year-old woman who presented emergently with encephalopathy. Home medications included paroxetine and dextroamphetamine/amphetamine...
March 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258020/lower-extremity-bypass-surgery-on-patients-transferred-from-other-hospitals-is-associated-with-increased-morbidity-and-mortality
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Faisal Aziz, Youngmin Chu, Erik B Lehman
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in endovascular surgery, lower extremity arterial bypass remains the gold standard treatment for severe, symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Patients who are transferred to other hospitals have generally complex medical problems compared to those patients who are directly admitted from home. The purpose of this study is to identify factors associated with an interfacility transfer in patients with PAD and compare the postoperative outcomes of these patients to those who are directly admitted to the hospital...
February 28, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256051/histopathological-assessment-of-oasis-ultra-on-critical-sized-wound-healing-a-pilot-study
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Daniel Dante Yeh, Rosalynn M Nazarian, Leah Demetri, Tomaz Mesar, Suzan Dijkink, Andreas Larentzakis, George Velmahos, Karim Walid Sadik
BACKGROUND: Dermatopathologists assess wounds secondary to trauma, infection, or oncologic resection that can be challenging to reconstruct. OASIS® Ultra, an extracellular matrix, has been described for use in chronic and burn wounds. The aim of this pilot study is to assess wound healing in post-traumatic and infective wounds treated with OASIS using histological markers of repair. METHODS: Adults with traumatic, infective or iatrogenic wound defects with size precluding primary closure were eligible...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245242/assessing-and-managing-wounds-of-buruli-ulcer-patients-at-the-primary-and-secondary-health-care-levels-in-ghana
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Naa Okaikor Addison, Stefanie Pfau, Eric Koka, Samuel Yaw Aboagye, Grace Kpeli, Gerd Pluschke, Dorothy Yeboah-Manu, Thomas Junghanss
BACKGROUND: Beyond Mycobacterium ulcerans-specific therapy, sound general wound management is required for successful management of Buruli ulcer (BU) patients which places them among the large and diverse group of patients in poor countries with a broken skin barrier. METHODS: Clinically BU suspicious patients were enrolled between October 2013 and August 2015 at a primary health care (PHC) center and a municipal hospital, secondary health care (SHC) center in Ghana...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241824/treatment-of-chronic-non-healing-ulcers-using-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-a-case-series
#19
Manish Suthar, Saniya Gupta, Suhail Bukhari, Venkatesh Ponemone
BACKGROUND: Non-healing ulcers are a major health problem worldwide and have great impact at personal, professional and social levels, with high cost in terms of human and material resources. Recalcitrant non-healing ulcers are inevitable and detrimental to the lower limb and are a major cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputations. Application of autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been a major breakthrough for the treatment of non-healing and diabetic foot ulcers, as it is an easy and cost-effective method, and provides the necessary growth factors that enhance tissue healing...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224049/the-role-of-topical-antiseptic-agents-within-antimicrobial-stewardship-strategies-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-surgical-site-and-chronic-open-wound-infection
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Christopher D Roberts, David J Leaper, Ojan Assadian
Scope and Significance: The topical use of antiseptics for wound care has a role in an antimicrobial stewardship strategy. However, the details of this role need clarification. Further clinical research into the use of topical antiseptics in wound care would lower the risk of furthering antibiotic resistance and contribute to more effective antibiotic use. As part of this research, experimental and surveillance data are needed on the resistance and tolerance patterns associated with topical antiseptic use in wound infections...
February 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
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