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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527357/functionalization-of-electrospun-polymeric-wound-dressings-with-antimicrobial-peptides
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REVIEW
Helena P Felgueiras, M Teresa P Amorim
Wound dressings have evolved considerably since ancient times. Modern dressings are now important systems that combine the physical and biochemical properties of natural and synthetic polymers with active compounds that are beneficial to wound healing. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are the most recent addition to these systems. These aim to control the microbial proliferation and colonization of pathogens and to modulate the host's immune response. In the last decade, electrospun wound dressings have been extensively studied and the electrospinning technique recognized as an efficient approach for the production of nanoscale fibrous mats...
May 10, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527278/-drug-rash-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-syndrome-induced-by-carbamazepine-case-report
#2
Jorge Alonso Marín, Mayra Alexandra Ortega, Isaura Pilar Sánchez, José Armando Pacheco
Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a hypersensitivity reaction associated with a variety of drugs, mainly anticonvulsants, which is characterized by systemic symptoms and erythematous lesions, common to other toxicodermas. It is an uncommon clinical entity that requires a high suspicion by clinical staff given its varied initial presentation, and the fact that symptoms can overlap with those of other adverse cutaneous reactions to drugs. Without early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, mortality increases...
June 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527229/effects-of-interactive-metronome-training-on-upper-extremity-function-adl-and-qol-in-stroke-patients
#3
Ga-Hui Yu, Jae-Shin Lee, Su-Kyoung Kim, Tae-Hyun Cha
BACKGROUND: Rhythm and timing training is stimulation that substitutes for a damaged function controls muscular movement or temporal element, which has positive impacts on the neurological aspect and movement of the brain. OBJECTIVE: This study is to assess the changes caused by rhythm and timing training using an interactive metronome (IM) on upper extremity function, ADL and QOL in stroke patients. METHODS: In order to assess the effects of IM training, a group experiment was conducted on 30 stroke patients...
May 19, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526303/the-use-of-biobrane-%C3%A2-for-wound-coverage-in-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
#4
Alan D Rogers, Erin Blackport, Robert Cartotto
INTRODUCTION: Published experience describing the use of Biobrane(®) for wound management in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (SJS-TEN) is limited to case reports and case series involving ten or fewer patients. We have used Biobrane(®) in the care of SJS-TEN since 2000, and the purpose of this study was to review our experience with the application of Biobrane(®) for wound coverage in SJS-TEN. METHODS: A retrospective review of all cases of SJS-TEN admitted to an adult regional ABA-verified burn center between January 1, 2000 and June 1, 2015 was conducted...
May 16, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526171/chlorhexidine-gluconate-or-polyhexamethylene-biguanide-disc-dressing-to-reduce-the-incidence-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-a-feasibility-randomized-controlled-trial-the-clabsi-trial
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J Webster, E Larsen, N Marsh, A Choudhury, P Harris, C M Rickard
BACKGROUND: A number of antimicrobial-impregnated discs to prevent central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) are marketed but it is unclear which disc is most effective. AIM: To investigate the feasibility and safety of comparing two antimicrobial-impregnated discs to prevent CLABSI. METHODS: A single-centre, parallel group, randomized controlled trial was conducted in a 929-bed tertiary referral hospital. Hospital inpatients requiring a peripherally inserted central catheter were randomized to chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) or polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) disc dressing group...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525329/thromboelastographic-profile-of-goat-blood-after-the-experimental-injury-of-the-femoral-artery-and-use-of-quikclot-gauze-and-celox-gauze-dressings
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P Sobiech, Z Adamiak, P Holak, P Jastrzębski, J Rogowski, M Brzeziński, K Bury, M Jałyński, W Baumgartner
The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of thromboelastometry for the analysis of blood test results in goats after the use of hemostatic dressings to control massive bleeding. The study was carried out on 12 goats, 6 animals in each of two subgroups. In all experimental animals incision of the femoral artery was performed, and bleeding was controlled with QuikClot gauze in the first group and Celox gauze in the second group. Dressings were applied for 60 minutes. Blood samples for thromboelastometry were collected from the jugular vein before the incision and 60 min after the application of a dressing...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523994/potential-biomolecules-and-current-treatment-technologies-for-diabetic-foot-ulcer-an-overview
#7
Zenith Khashim, Shila Samuel, Nallusamy Duraisamy, Kathiravan Krishnan
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulceration remains a major challenge is one of the most expensive and a leading cause of major and minor among patients with a diabetic foot ulcer. Hence the purpose of this review emphases on potential molecular markers involved in diabetic ulcer physiology, the efficacy of different types of dressing materials, therapy and newer therapeutic approach like nanoparticles for the of diabetic foot ulcer. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature reviews search by using Pubmed and other web search...
May 18, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523892/a-young-child-with-eosinophilia-rash-and-multisystem-illness-drug-rash-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-syndrome-after-receipt-of-fluoxetine
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Pandiarajan Vignesh, Janak Kishore, Ankur Kumar, Keshavamurthy Vinay, Sunil Dogra, Sreejesh Sreedharanunni, Prabhas Prasun Giri, Priyankar Pal, Apurba Ghosh
Drug rash, eosinophilia, and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a severe systemic hypersensitivity reaction that usually occurs within 6 weeks of exposure to the offending drug. Diagnosis is usually straightforward in patients with pyrexia, skin rash, hepatitis, and eosinophilia with a preceding history of exposure to agents often associated with DRESS syndrome, such as aromatic anticonvulsants and sulfa drugs, but diagnosis of DRESS may still be a challenge. We report a 4-year-old child with probable DRESS syndrome complicated by multiple hematologic complications that developed 1 month after exposure to fluoxetine, a drug not known to be associated with such severe reactions...
May 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523889/collagenase-for-wound-debridement-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-case-series
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Elizabeth Huett, Whitney Bartley, Darla Morris, Della Reasbeck, Beth McKitrick-Bandy, Charlotte Yates
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The use of collagenase for enzymatic wound debridement has been studied extensively and has been established as the standard of care for nonhealing and necrotic wounds in individuals for whom surgical intervention is not an option. Collagenase has been shown to be effective in adults but has been studied in a limited capacity in infants and neonates. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of collagenase in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: Retrospective chart review of infants and neonates admitted to the NICU at Arkansas Children's Hospital with nonhealing wounds for which collagenase was used for wound healing over a 1-year time period...
May 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523167/a-novel-facilitated-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-thoracic-incision-infection-after-esophagectomy
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Zhi-Tian Wang, Jin-Lin Cao, Ping Yuan, Lu-Ming Wang, Zhe-Hao He, Wang Lv, Jian Hu
BACKGROUND: Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is the therapeutic management of traumatic soft-tissue wounds and infections. The efficacy of NPWT in the treatment of thoracic incision infection is unclear. We assess the effectiveness and safety of a novel facilitated NPWT for thoracic incision infection after esophagectomy. METHODS: Between Jan. 2013 and Mar. 2016, 380 patients underwent open esophagectomy in our department. Forty-five patients with thoracic incision infection were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522813/in-situ-assembly-of-ag-nanoparticles-agnps-on-porous-silkworm-cocoon-based-would-film-enhanced-antimicrobial-and-wound-healing-activity
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Kun Yu, Fei Lu, Qing Li, Honglei Chen, Bitao Lu, Jiawei Liu, Zhiquan Li, Fangying Dai, Dayang Wu, Guangqian Lan
Preventing wound infection and retaining an appropriate level of moisture around wounds represent the most critical issues in wound treatment. Towards these ends, special focus has been placed on Bombyx mori cocoons because the protective function of the silkworm cocoon resembles the manner in which the skin protects the human body. We have designed a facile technique to develop a novel silkworm cocoon-based wound film (SCWF) wound dressing utilizing a CaCl2-ethanol-H2O solution. To improve the anti-bacterial performance of SCWF, we have incorporated the ability of silk sericin to act as a reducing agent for the conversion of Ag(+) to Ag, yielding nanoparticles (AgNPs) linked together by peptide bonds of silkworm cocoon wound film (SCWF-AgNPs)...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521625/power-and-provocativeness-the-effects-of-subtle-changes-in-clothing-on-perceptions-of-working-women
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Regan A R Gurung, Elizabeth Punke, Michaella Brickner, Vincenzio Badalamenti
The current study investigates the effects of subtle changes in professional women's dress on women's perceptions of power and competence. We replicate and extend Howlett, Pine, Cahill, Orakcioglu, and Fletcher's (2015) research showing women in provocative clothing are rated as less competent. We used a larger sample, tested a second independent variable, and fine-tuned the design for higher face validity. Participants (N = 198, 170 women and 29 men) from a Midwestern university in the USA rated four photographs of professionally dressed women whose blouses varied in the number of buttons left undone and whether they wore a camisole...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520604/in-vitro-evaluation-of-betafoam-a-new-polyurethane-foam-dressing
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Jae-A Jung, Seung-Kyu Han, Seong-Ho Jeong, Eun-Sang Dhong, Kang-Gyun Park, Woo-Kyung Kim
BACKGROUND: A new polyurethane foam dressing impregnated with 3% povidone-iodine (Betafoam; Genewell, Seoul, Korea) was recently developed based on the hypothesis that its physical properties, including improved moisture-retention capacity and antimicrobial activity, are at least as good as those achieved with the current foam dressings that contain silver, but also associated with reduced cost and cytotoxicity to host cells. The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the efficacy of Betafoam by comparing its physical properties, antimicrobial activity, and cytotoxicity with those of 3 silver foam dressings (Allevyn-Ag [Smith & Nephew, Hull, United Kingdom]; Mepilex-Ag [Mölnlycke Health Care, Gothenburg, Sweden]; and PolyMem-Ag [Ferris MFG Corp, Burr Ridge, Illinois]) used worldwide...
June 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520509/recent-advances-in-electrospun-nanofibers-for-wound-healing
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Shixuan Chen, Bing Liu, Mark A Carlson, Adrian F Gombart, Debra A Reilly, Jingwei Xie
Electrospun nanofibers represent a novel class of materials that show great potential in many biomedical applications including biosensing, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, drug delivery and wound healing. In this work, we review recent advances in electrospun nanofibers for wound healing. This article begins with a brief introduction on the wound, and then discusses the unique features of electrospun nanofibers critical for wound healing. It further highlights recent studies that have used electrospun nanofibers for wound healing applications and devices, including sutures, multifunctional dressings, dermal substitutes, engineered epidermis and full-thickness skin regeneration...
May 18, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516981/botulinum-toxin-therapy-functional-silencing-of-salivary-disorders
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A Lovato, D A Restivo, G Ottaviano, G Marioni, R Marchese-Ragona
Botulinum toxin (BTX) is a neurotoxic protein produced by Clostridium botulinum, an anaerobic bacterium. BTX therapy is a safe and effective treatment when used for functional silencing of the salivary glands in disorders such as sialoceles and salivary fistulae that may have a post-traumatic or post-operative origin. BTX injections can be considered in sialoceles and salivary fistulae after the failure of or together with conservative treatments (e.g. antibiotics, pressure dressings, or serial aspirations)...
April 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515609/not-all-febrile-critical-illness-with-rash-is-infective-drug-reaction-may-be-a-mimic
#16
Ashok Kumar Pannu, M B Adarsh, Navneet Sharma
We report a case of ciprofloxacin-related drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) which was initially diagnosed and managed on the line of tropical fever. Later, a diagnosis of definite case of DRESS was made according to the RegiSCAR scoring system and the patient was managed with the removal of ciprofloxacin along with steroids. DRESS is a great masquerader. The diagnosis should be highly suspected in the presence of fever, skin rash, liver involvement, and hypereosinophilia.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515502/ismp-adverse-drug-reactions-pregabalin-induced-stuttering-nitroglycerine-induced-bradycardia-progressing-to-asystole-minocycline-induced-dress-leading-to-liver-transplantation-and-type-1-diabetes-increased-risk-of-vertebral-fractures-in-women-receiving-thiazide
#17
Michael A Mancano
The purpose of this feature is to heighten awareness of specific adverse drug reactions (ADRs), discuss methods of prevention, and promote reporting of ADRs to the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) MedWatch program (800-FDA-1088). If you have reported an interesting, preventable ADR to MedWatch, please consider sharing the account with our readers. Write to Dr. Mancano at ISMP, 200 Lakeside Drive, Suite 200, Horsham, PA 19044 (phone: 215-707-4936; e-mail: mmancano@temple.edu). Your report will be published anonymously unless otherwise requested...
April 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514522/use-of-reversible-contraceptive-methods-among-u-s-women-with-physical-or-sensory-disabilities
#18
Justine P Wu, Kimberly S McKee, Michael M McKee, Michelle A Meade, Melissa A Plegue, Ananda Sen
CONTEXT: Women with disabilities experience a higher rate of adverse pregnancy outcomes than women without disabilities. Preventing or delaying pregnancy when that is the best choice for a woman is a critical strategy to reducing pregnancy-related disparities, yet little is known about current contraceptive use among women with disabilities. METHODS: A cohort of 545 reproductive-age women with physical disabilities (i.e., difficulty walking, climbing, dressing or bathing) or sensory disabilities (i...
May 17, 2017: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513768/microbiological-testing-of-devices-used-in-maintaining-peripheral-venous-catheters
#19
Fernanda de Paula Rossini, Denise de Andrade, Lissandra Chaves de Sousa Santos, Adriano Menis Ferreira, Caroline Tieppo, Evandro Watanabe
Objective: to evaluate the use of peripheral venous catheters based on microbiological analysis of devices (dressing and three-way stopcocks) and thus contribute to the prevention and infection control. Methods: this was a prospective study of microbiological analysis of 30 three-way stopcocks (external surfaces and lumens) and 30 dressing used in maintaining the peripheral venous catheters of hospitalized adult patients. Results: all external surfaces, 40% of lumens, and 86...
May 15, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512480/effect-of-intra-canal-calcium-hydroxide-remnants-on-the-push-out-bond-strength-of-two-endodontic-sealers
#20
Sholeh Ghabraei, Behnam Bolhari, Fatemeh Yaghoobnejad, Naghmeh Meraji
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intra-canal calcium hydroxide (CH) remnants after ultrasonic irrigation and hand file removal on the push out bond strength of AH-26 and EndoSequence Bioceramic sealer (BC Sealer). METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 102 single-rooted extracted human teeth were used in this study. After root canal preparation up to 35/0.04 Mtwo rotary file, all the specimens received CH dressing except for 34 specimens in the control group...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
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