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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801009/management-of-radiation-side-effects-to-the-skin
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REVIEW
Tracy Gieger, Michael Nolan
Radiation therapy (RT) is an essential component for management of many cancers. Veterinary health care professionals must counsel owners about the potential side effects of RT, the anticipated management plan, and associated costs. For most veterinary patients treated with RT, acute radiation side effects are mild; however, careful radiation treatment planning and appropriate management of acute side effects are essential to try to prevent chronic sequelae and the need for ongoing wound care. This article reviews acute and late side effects to the skin and their management...
August 9, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795890/point-of-care-fluorescence-imaging-predicts-the-presence-of-pathogenic-bacteria-in-wounds-a-clinical-study
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M Y Rennie, L Lindvere-Teene, K Tapang, R Linden
OBJECTIVE: Bacteria in chronic wounds are invisible to the naked eye and can lead to delayed wound healing. Point-of-care bacterial fluorescence imaging illuminates a wound with 405nm light, triggering bacteria to produce red fluorescence and enabling real-time bacterial localisation. Prospective, single-blind clinical trials (clinicaltrials.gov #NCT02682069, #NCT03091361) were conducted to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) of this red fluorescence for detecting bacteria in chronic wounds...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795881/understanding-biofilm-in-practice-a-global-survey-of-health-professionals
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T Swanson, R D Wolcott, H Wallis, E J Woodmansey
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this survey was to examine health professionals' views and practices relating to biofilm in chronic wounds. METHOD: A global online survey was conducted to assess the current understanding of biofilm and wound management practices. The survey consisted of 20 questions designed to evaluate health professional knowledge of biofilm, perception and understanding of biofilm behaviour, detection and diagnosis, and treatment. Respondents were classified as 'specialists' if wounds were their primary focus and they developed protocols and determined formularies...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782223/how-and-why-patients-self-treat-chronic-wounds
#4
Suzanne Kapp, Nick Santamaria
The aim of this study was to investigate how people self-treat chronic wounds, why they self-treat and the assistance and support that they receive. The increasing emphasis on self-management of chronic conditions, the potential benefits of self-treatment to the health care consumer and competing demands on health care funding are good reasons to investigate self-treatment of chronic wounds as we have little data on this group of individuals. A survey study was conducted in Australia. A non-random sample of 100 participants was recruited...
August 6, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776978/multilayered-polysaccharide-nanofilms-for-controlled-delivery-of-pentoxifylline-and-possible-treatment-of-chronic-venous-ulceration
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Jan Stana, Janja Stergar, Lidija Gradišnik, Vojko Flis, Rupert Johann Kargl, Eleonore Froehlich, Karin Stana Kleinschek, Tamilselvan Mohan, Uros Maver
Local drug delivery systems made from non-toxic polysaccharide nanofilms have an enormous potential in wound care. A detailed understanding of the structural, surface, physicochemical and cytotoxic properties of such systems is crucial to design clinically efficacious materials. Herein, we fabricated polysaccharide-based nanofilms onto either a 2D model (SiO2 and Au-sensors) or on non-woven alginate 3D substrates using an alternating assembly of N,N,N-trimethylchitosan (TMC) and alginic acid (ALG) prepared by a spin-assisted layer-by-layer (LbL) technique...
August 4, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760710/the-impact-of-preoperative-bacteriuria-on-the-risk-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection-after-primary-knee-or-hip-replacement-a-retrospective-study-with-a-one-year-follow-up
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Meeri Honkanen, Esa Jämsen, Matti Karppelin, Reetta Huttunen, Heini Huhtala, Antti Eskelinen, Jaana Syrjänen
OBJECTIVES: Patients who undergo elective joint replacement are traditionally screened and treated for preoperative bacteriuria in order to prevent periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). More recently, this practice has been questioned. The purpose of this study was to determine whether preoperative bacteriuria is associated with an increased risk of PJI. METHODS: Patients who had undergone a primary hip or knee replacement in a tertiary care hospital between September 2002 and December 2013 were identified from the hospital database (23 171 joint replacements, 10 200 hips, and 12 971 knees)...
July 28, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760584/the-endothelial-cell-secretome-as-a-novel-treatment-to-prime-adipose-derived-stem-cells-for-improved-wound-healing-in-diabetes
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Marc W Fromer, Shaohua Chang, Ashleigh L R Hagaman, Kiavash R Koko, Ryan S Nolan, Ping Zhang, Spencer A Brown, Jeffrey P Carpenter, Francis J Caputo
BACKGROUND: Chronic wounds are a common surgical problem exacerbated by diabetes and ischemia. Although adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) have shown promise as a wound healing therapy, their function and proliferation are hindered in diabetes. This study examines the ability of the human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) secretome to reverse the deleterious effects of high glucose concentrations on ASCs through priming, thereby enhancing their ability to participate in angiogenesis and wound healing...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759431/venous-ulcers-treated-with-a-hyaluronic-acid-extracellular-matrix-and-compression-therapy-interim-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Oscar M Alvarez, Lee Makowitz, Mayank Patel
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a severe and costly complication of diabetes and may result in foot amputation. CASE REPORT: A 69-year-old man with a 10-year history of type 2 diabetes, who was undergoing routine care for diabetes in the authors' clinic, developed a DFU of his right foot of 4 years' duration. The wound did not respond to conventional treatments, and imaging studies were normal. His 2 biopsies tested negative for malignancy. The DFU was fully removed surgically. Following surgical removal, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) was diagnosed in the histologic study of the wound...
July 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759430/squamous-cell-carcinoma-arising-in-a-chronic-nonhealing-diabetic-foot-ulcer
#9
Bagher Larijani, Seyed Mohammad Tavangar, Fatemeh Bandarian
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a severe and costly complication of diabetes and may result in foot amputation. CASE REPORT: A 69-year-old man with a 10-year history of type 2 diabetes, who was undergoing routine care for diabetes in the authors' clinic, developed a DFU of his right foot of 4 years' duration. The wound did not respond to conventional treatments, and imaging studies were normal. His 2 biopsies tested negative for malignancy. The DFU was fully removed surgically. Following surgical removal, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) was diagnosed in the histologic study of the wound...
July 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759136/extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-chronic-wounds-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Li Zhang, Changshui Weng, Zhanbo Zhao, Xiaobing Fu
A growing number of clinical studies demonstrate that extracorporeal shock wave therapy is a feasible noninvasive method for improving chronic wound healing. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy compared with that of the standard care treatment for the healing of chronic wounds, irrespective of etiology, in clinical practice. Randomized controlled trials that investigated the effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy on chronic wounds with different etiologies from 2000 to 2017 were included in this review...
July 31, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
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
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K Y Woo, J Wong, K Rice, S Coelho, E Haratsidis, L Teague, V E Rac, M Krahn
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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-care-centers-critical-thinking-and-treatment-strategies-for-wounds
#18
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
#19
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
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