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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914678/update-topical-antimicrobial-agents-for-chronic-wounds
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R Gary Sibbald, James A Elliott, Luvneed Verma, Alisa Brandon, Reneeka Persaud, Elizabeth A Ayello
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information on the use of topical antimicrobial agents for the treatment of chronic wounds. 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. Examine features of wounds and wound healing as well as the purpose of specific antimicrobial agents...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895073/efficacy-and-time-sensitivity-of-amniotic-membrane-treatment-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Irakoze Laurent, Manirakiza Astère, Kan Ran Wang, Qing-Feng Cheng, Qi Fu Li
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are complex chronic wounds which have a major long-term impact on the morbidity, mortality and quality of patients. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy and time sensitivity of human amnion/chorion membrane treatment in patients with chronic DFUs. METHODS: The Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase and Web of Science databases were systematically searched to identify relevant articles up to 10 April 2017. All randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing human amnion/chorion membrane + standard therapy and standard therapy alone in patients with DFUs were included in the analysis...
September 11, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894637/epidermal-stem-cells-in-skin-wound-healing
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REVIEW
Yuanyuan Li, Jamie Zhang, Jiping Yue, Xuewen Gou, Xiaoyang Wu
Significance: Skin serves as a protective barrier for mammals. Epidermal stem cells are responsible for maintaining skin homeostasis. When cutaneous injuries occur, skin homeostasis and integrity are damaged, leading to dire consequences such as acute, chronic, or infected wounds. Skin wound healing is an intrinsic self-saving chain reaction, which is crucial to facilitating the replacement of damaged or lost tissue. Recent Advances: An immense amount of research has uncovered the underlying mechanisms behind the complex and highly regulated wound healing process...
September 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894635/topical-naltrexone-is-a-safe-and-effective-alternative-to-standard-treatment-of-diabetic-wounds
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Patricia J McLaughlin, Jarrett D Cain, Michelle B Titunick, Joseph W Sassani, Ian S Zagon
Objective: Diabetes affects more than 29 million individuals in the United States, resulting in healthcare costs approaching $245 billion. Approximately 15% of these individuals will develop a chronic, non-healing foot ulcer (diabetic foot ulcer [DFU]) that, if untreated, may lead to amputation. The current treatments for DFU are expensive, have significant side-effects, and often result in non-compliance. A new topical treatment is described that accelerates cutaneous wound repair and is disease modifying by targeting underlying aberrant diabetic pathways...
September 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893459/placing-the-patient-at-the-centre-of-chronic-wound-care-a-qualitative-evidence-synthesis
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REVIEW
Naomi Fearns, Stephen Heller-Murphy, Joanna Kelly, Jenny Harbour
BACKGROUND: Chronic wounds are a major health burden and have a severe impact on well-being. This synthesis of qualitative studies was undertaken to inform a health technology assessment of antimicrobial wound dressings. It aimed to explore patients' experiences of chronic wounds and determine improvements for clinical practice. METHOD: Inclusion criteria included use of qualitative methods, and English language publication. Databases searched included MEDLINE (Ovid), MEDLINE in Process (Ovid), EMBASE (Ovid), CINAHL (EBSCOHost), and PsychInfo (EBSCOHost)...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880758/the-clinical-effectiveness-of-haemoglobin-spray-as-adjunctive-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-wounds
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S Hunt, F Elg
OBJECTIVE: To investigate wound healing after application of adjunctive topical haemoglobin spray in patients with chronic wounds. METHOD: Consecutive patients with a diversity of chronic wounds (defined as <40% reduction in wound size within 4 weeks) were treated with standard wound care plus haemoglobin spray and evaluated over a 26-week period. Results were compared with a retrospective cohort of 50 consecutive patients treated with standard wound care alone...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873060/a-retrospective-crossover-study-of-the-use-of-aseptically-processed-placental-membrane-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Lawrence A DiDomenico, Dennis P Orgill, Robert D Galiano, Thomas E Serena, Marissa J Carter, Jarrod P Kaufman, Nathan J Young, Charles M Zelen
BACKGROUND: In a recently published, prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) comparing aseptically processed dehydrated human amnion/chorion allograft (dHACA) to standard of care (SOC), 85% wound closure rates were reported in the dHACA arm while only 25% of patients in the SOC arm healed. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective crossover study is to evaluate the effectiveness of dHACA in those patients that failed to respond to the SOC treatments and who exited the original study after failing up to 12 weeks of SOC treatment...
July 26, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862980/management-of-chronic-wounds-diagnosis-preparation-treatment-and-follow-up
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Subhas Gupta, Charles Andersen, Joyce Black, Jean de Leon, Caroline Fife, John C Lantis Ii, Jeffrey Niezgoda, Robert Snyder, Bauer Sumpio, William Tettelbach, Terry Treadwell, Dot Weir, Ronald P Silverman
Management of chronic wounds remains challenging in terms of prevalence and complexity. Considerable progress has been made in understanding the science of wound healing during the past decade, sparking volumes of publications and the development of hundreds of dressing and therapy options. There is a need for a simpli ed overview of evidence-based criteria to assist in the accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of chronic wounds in all care settings. An expert panel of 11 wound healing specialists experienced in various care settings convened to discuss best practices and recommended guidelines for managing major chronic wound types...
September 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862977/healing-rate-of-chronic-and-subacute-lower-extremity-ulcers-treated-with-contact-ultrasound-followed-by-noncontact-ultrasound-therapy-the-vip-ultrasound-protocol
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Lisley Viana, Matthew Pompeo
BACKGROUND: Contact and noncontact ultrasounds are types of low-frequency ultrasonic treatments for wound care. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to collect data in order to see if healing rates are accelerated when both forms of ultrasound therapies are utilized. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Viana-Pompeo (VIP) Ultrasound Protocol consists of high-intensity, low-frequency, contact ultrasound therapy followed by low-intensity, low-frequency, noncontact ultrasound therapy...
August 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857457/non-adherence-to-treatment-of-chronic-wounds-patient-versus-professional-perspectives
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Christine Moffatt, Susie Murray, Vaughan Keeley, Aimee Aubeeluck
The reasons for the non-adherence to treatment for wound healing are complex and fall into unintentional and intentional categories. This study explored intentional and unintentional non-adherence to treatment from patient/carer and health care professional perspectives. Patients with wounds receiving ALLEVYN Life dressings (n = 20) and patients not receiving ALLEVYN Life dressings who were deemed to be non-adherent to treatment regimes (n = 6) took part in semi-structured interviews to explore their experiences of living with a wound, treatment and intentional and unintentional non-adherence...
August 30, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855778/older-age-comorbid-illnesses-and-injury-severity-affect-immediate-outcome-in-elderly-trauma-patients
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Dvora Kirshenbom, Zila Ben-Zaken, Nehama Albilya, Eva Niyibizi, Miklosh Bala
INTRODUCTION: Trauma in elderly population is frequent and is associated with significant mortality, not only due to age but also due to complicated factors such as the severity of injury, preexisting comorbidity, and incomplete general assessment. Our primary aim was to determine whether age, Injury Severity Score (ISS), and preexisting comorbidities had an adverse effect on the outcome in patients aged 65 years and above following blunt trauma. METHODS: We included 1027 patients aged ≥65 years who were admitted to our Level I Trauma Center following blunt trauma...
July 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843407/the-feasibility-of-cold-atmospheric-plasma-in-the-treatment-of-complicated-wounds-in-cranio-maxillo-facial-surgery
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Stefan Hartwig, Saskia Preissner, Jan Oliver Voss, Moritz Hertel, Christian Doll, Richard Waluga, Jan Dirk Raguse
BACKGROUND: Compromised wound healing in cranio-maxillo-facial surgery is a threat to the patient's rehabilitation. Therapy of chronic and/or infected wounds is time- and cost-consuming, burdensome and occasionally futile. Cold atmospheric plasma is a new approach that promises to overcome these limitations. The aim of this proof-of-concept study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of cold plasma irradiation in patients with impaired wound healing who are refractory to conservative wound therapy and/or revision surgery...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836470/the-effectiveness-of-emla-as-a-primary-dressing-on-painful-chronic-leg-ulcers-effects-on-wound-healing-and-health-related-quality-of-life
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Anne Purcell, Thomas Buckley, Judith Fethney, Jennie King, Wendy Moyle, Andrea P Marshall
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of EMLA 5% cream applied to painful chronic leg ulcers (CLUs) as a primary dressing on wound healing and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). A pilot, parallel-group, nonblinded, randomized controlled trial was conducted in 6 community nursing procedure clinics in New South Wales, Australia. A total of 60 participants with painful CLUs of varied etiology were randomly assigned to the intervention (EMLA daily for 4 weeks as a primary dressing, followed by usual care) or usual care only...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834837/open-versus-closed-reduction-of-maxillary-fractures-complications-and-resource-utilization
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Yasmina Zoghbi, David J Gerth, Jun Tashiro, Albert Lee, Seth R Thaller
INTRODUCTION: Maxillary fractures are frequently managed depending on the surgeon's preferences, nature of the injury, presence of associated injuries, and comorbidities. Current literature advocates open reduction with plating versus closed techniques. However, data defining associated costs and complications comparing the 2 approaches remains lacking. METHODS: National Inpatient Sample (2006-2011) was examined for patients undergoing closed or open (76.73-76.74) reduction of maxillary fractures...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810449/the-importance-of-relationships-in-treatment-for-chronic-leg-ulceration
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Philippa Tollow, Jane Ogden
Leg ulcers are a hard-to-heal wound that can have a profound impact on the lives of those that they affect. While a significant body of evidence has explored the efficacy of various treatments for leg ulcers, little research has addressed the patient experience of such treatment. A total of 21 participants were recruited for this qualitative interview study, exploring patient's experiences of non-surgical treatment for leg ulcers. Thematic analysis identified two major themes, 'Failure' and 'Powerlessness', as well as the overarching theme of 'Relationships'...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
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
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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 Kargl, Eleonore Fröhlich, Karin Stana Kleinschek, Tamilselvan Mohan, Uroš Maver
Local drug delivery systems made from nontoxic 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 nonwoven alginate 3D substrates using an alternating assembly of N,N,N-trimethylchitosan (TMC) and alginic acid (ALG) by a spin-assisted layer-by-layer (LbL) technique...
August 22, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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