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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808595/a-case-of-superficial-femoral-arteriovenous-fistula-and-severe-venous-stasis-ulceration-managed-with-an-iliac-extender-prosthesis
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Nicole Ilonzo, Selena Goss, Chun Yang, Michael Dudkiewicz
Most femoral artery arteriovenous fistulas occur as a result of percutaneous interventions. However, arteriovenous fistulas can occur in the setting of trauma, with resultant consequences such as heart failure, steal syndrome, or venous insufficiency. Indications for endovascular repair in this setting are limited to patients who are at too high risk for anesthesia, have a hostile groin, or would not survive significant bleeding. We report the case of a traumatic femoral arteriovenous fistula, causing severe venous insufficiency and arteriomegaly, in a 58-year-old male, with history of traumatic gunshot wound complicated by popliteal DVT...
2017: Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808585/spinal-cord-injury-during-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy
#2
Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi, Sami Ullah, Anas Jehad AlSaleh, Rubina' Ullah
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancies in women with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at greater risk of morbidity and mortality. Although pregnancy after SCI is well elaborated in the literature, SCI occurring during pregnancy is rarely reported. Abrupt changes in the body physiology because of SCI and the resulting disability add a risk to maternal and fetal well-being. Not only is the burden of care increased but there is also a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, autonomic instability, intrauterine growth retardation and venous thromboembolism...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803414/laparoscopic-reversal-of-mini-gastric-bypass-to-original-anatomy-for-severe-postoperative-malnutrition
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Laurent Genser, Antoine Soprani, Malek Tabbara, Jean-Michel Siksik, Jean Cady, Sergio Carandina
PURPOSE: Malnutrition after mini-gastric bypass (MGB) is a rare and dreaded complication with few data available regarding its surgical management. We aim to report the feasibility, safety, and results of laparoscopic reversal of MGB to normal anatomy (RMGB) in case of severe and refractory malnutrition syndrome after intensive nutritional support (SRMS). METHODS: A 10-year retrospective chart review was performed on patients who underwent RMGB (video included) for SRMS following MGB...
August 12, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798504/molecular-aspects-of-wound-healing-and-the-rise-of-venous-leg-ulceration-omics-approaches-to-enhance-knowledge-and-aid-diagnostic-discovery
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Daniel A Broszczak, Elizabeth R Sydes, Daniel Wallace, Tony J Parker
Chronic wounds, in particular venous leg ulcers (VLU), represent a substantial burden for economies, healthcare systems and societies worldwide. This burden is exacerbated by the recalcitrant nature of these wounds, despite best practice, evidence-based care, which substantially reduces the quality of life of patients. Furthermore, co-morbidities such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease within ageing populations further contribute to the increasing prevalence in developed countries. This review provides an overview of the literature concerning the cellular and molecular mechanisms of wound healing and aspects where this process fails, resulting in a chronic wound...
February 2017: Clinical Biochemist. Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795880/concordance-and-acceptability-of-electric-stimulation-therapy-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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C Miller, W McGuiness, S Wilson, K Cooper, T Swanson, D Rooney, N Piller, M Woodward
OBJECTIVE: A pilot single-blinded randomised controlled trial (RCT) was conducted to examine concordance with and acceptability of electric stimulation therapy (EST) in patients with venous leg ulcers (VLUs) who had not tolerated moderate to high compression. METHOD: Participants were randomised to the intervention group (n=15) or a placebo control group (n=8) in which EST was used four times daily for 20 minutes per session. Participants were monitored for eight weeks during which time concordance with the treatment and perceptions of the treatment were assessed...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795878/effects-of-prisma%C3%A2-skin-dermal-regeneration-device-containing-glycosaminoglycans-on-human-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts
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Raffaella Belvedere, Valentina Bizzarro, Luca Parente, Francesco Petrella, Antonello Petrella
Prisma® Skin is a new pharmaceutical device developed by Mediolanum Farmaceutici S.p.a. It includes alginates, hyaluronic acid and mainly mesoglycan. The latter is a natural glycosaminoglycan preparation containing chondroitin sulfate, dermatan sulfate, heparan sulfate and heparin and it is used in the treatment of vascular disease. Glycosaminoglycans may contribute to the re-epithelialization in the skin wound healing, as components of the extracellular matrix. Here we describe, for the first time, the effects of Prisma® Skin in in vitro cultures of adult epidermal keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts...
August 10, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793373/reflection-on-the-cause-and-avoidance-of-recurrent-venous-leg-ulcers-an-interpretive-descriptive-approach
#7
Ann Stewart, Helen Edwards, Kathleen Finlayson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To gain insight into the experience of recurrent venous leg ulcers from the individual's perspective and provide knowledge on potential risks of recurrence not previously investigated. BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers are a consequence of chronic venous disease and frequently recur. They are costly and can impact on physical and psychological health. Despite research suggesting the risk can be reduced through compression and lifestyle changes, recurrence rates are often high...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792833/volume-reduction-of-the-limb-and-venous-leg-ulcer-healing
#8
Alexandra Bishop
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777054/an-investigation-of-skin-perfusion-in-venous-leg-ulcer-after-exercise
#9
Omar Mutlak, Mohammed Aslam, Nigel J Standfield
INTRODUCTION: A venous leg ulcer (VLU) has a major impact on the quality of life and functional ability of individuals, but no single treatment is yet effective. This study investigates the changes induced by dorsiflexion exercise on skin perfusion in VLU patients to achieve a better understanding of venous ulcer pathophysiology. METHODS: Seventy-eight venous leg ulcer patients were randomised into four groups. The non-exercise groups included a control group (n = 18) and a compression therapy group (n = 20) and the exercise groups included an exercise-only group (n = 20) and a compression and exercise group (n = 20)...
July 1, 2017: Perfusion
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/28770561/evaluation-of-a-muscle-pump-activating-device-for-non-healing-venous-leg-ulcers
#11
Connie Harris, Rochelle Duong, Gwen Vanderheyden, Beth Byrnes, Renee Cattryse, Ava Orr, David Keast
This evaluation involves an innovative muscle pump-activating device (geko™) as an adjunctive therapy with best practices for non-healing venous leg ulcers (VLUs). Stimulating the common peroneal nerve (at the fibular head), the geko™ device creates a response that acts as foot and calf muscle pumps, increasing venous, arterial and microcirculatory flow. The aim was to evaluate and determine if the geko™ is effective in this population and if it should be added to the medical supply formulary. In all, 12 patients with 18 recalcitrant VLUs (defined as less than 30% reduction in wound size in 30 days with best practices) in two community settings in Ontario consented to the evaluation and were treated with the geko™ for up to 20 weeks...
August 2, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767808/preliminary-results-of-severe-venous-insufficiency-treatment-with-thermal-ablation-of-the-great-saphenous-vein-by-endovascular-technique-with-laser-diode-980nm-developed-in-brazil-associated-with-sclerotherapy-with-polidocanol
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Matheus Bertanha, Marcone Lima Sobreira, Paula Angelelli Bueno Camargo, Rafael Elias Farres Pimenta, Jamil Victor Oliveira Mariúba, Regina Moura, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Winston Bonetti Yoshida
The endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of the insufficient saphenous vein has similar results to open conventional surgery, but less morbidity. The echo-guided polidocanol foam sclerotherapy technique has been used for the same purpose. The combined techniques may play a role for more severe diseases, such as those with varicose ulcers. An EVLA device (called VELAS) has been developed in the Optics and Photonics Research Center of USP-São Carlos in agreement with FMB-UNESP. In this study, we present the preliminary results of the VELAS device (MMO 980nm diode) in patients with chronic venous ulcer, associated with echo-guided polidocanol foam sclerotherapy for the treatment of varicosities...
May 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767168/the-possibility-of-free-tissue-transfer-as-a-nutrient-flap-for-critical-ischemic-foot-a-case-report
#13
Kentaro Tanaka, Kimihiro Igari, Mitsuhiro Kishino, Satoshi Usami, Tsutomu Homma, Takahiro Toyofuku, Yoshinori Inoue, Mutsumi Okazaki
Microsurgical procedure of free tissue transfer in critical limb ischemia patients with large ulceration has already been established. The nutrient flap concept was that transferred tissue functioned not only to cover the skin defect but also as a supplementary blood supply to the ischemic lower leg. This report showed the justification for this concept, which was rarely discussed. A 58-year-old male patient with progressive forefoot gangrene caused by arteriosclerosis obliterans was presented. The distal bypass procedure was performed as revascularization surgery, and a latissimus dorsi (LD) myocutaneous flap was transplanted to cover ulceration...
August 2, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762949/laser-doppler-flowmetry-and-transcutaneous-oximetry-in-chronic-skin-ulcers-a-comparative-evaluation
#14
Edoardo Raposio, Nicolò Bertozzi, Rebecca Moretti, Eugenio Grignaffini, Michele P Grieco
INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVE: Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF) and transcutaneous oximetry (TcpO2) are established methods for investigating cutaneous perfusion. To date, no study previously performed has compared data obtained from these 2 methodologies in cases of chronic cutaneous ulcers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Laser Doppler Flowmetry and TcpO2 were performed in 25 consecutive outpatients with chronic lower limb ulcers (group A, experimental; 9 women and 16 men; mean age 67 years [range, 52-81 years]) and 25 age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects (group B, control) enrolled for the study...
April 27, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
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
#15
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/28759428/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-patients-with-complex-abdominal-wounds
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Ahmet Bilgi, Fazilet Zumrut Biber Muftuler, Levent Akman, Emin Ilker Medine, Pinar Tonbaklar Bilgi, Ozge Kozgus Guldu, Sevki Goksun Gokulu, Volkan Tekin, Mustafa Cosan Terek
BACKGROUND: Research on treatment alternatives that improve wound healing is an ever-evolving area in medicine, and a wound healing agent that carries minimal pain, discomfort, and scarring for patients with burn wounds, venous and decubitis ulcers, traumatic wounds, and many others is needed. The phases of wound healing include homeostasis, inflammation, migration, proliferation, and maturation. Adeps suillus (axonge) is known as a therapeutic agent for skin diseases and mainly consists of triglycerides...
July 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758717/epa%C3%A2-%C3%A2-dha-supplementation-reduces-pmn-activation-in-microenvironment-of-chronic-venous-leg-ulcers-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-study
#17
Jodi C McDaniel, Laura Szalacha, Michelle Sales, Sashwati Roy, Scott Chafee, Narasimham Parinandi
Sustained high levels of activated polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) and PMN-derived proteases in the microenvironment of chronic venous leg ulcers (CVLUs) are linked to chronic inflammation and delayed healing. Uncontrolled PMN activity eventually destroys newly developed tissue and degrades critical growth factors. The bioactive components of fish oil (n-3 eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]) have strong inflammation-resolving actions and have been shown to assuage PMN activity, but have not been tested in CVLU patients...
July 31, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750144/therapy-of-ulcus-cruris-of-venous-and-mixed-venous-arterial-origin-with-autologous-adult-native-progenitor-cells-from-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-a-prospective-clinical-pilot-study
#18
A Konstantinow, A Arnold, K Djabali, W Kempf, J Gutermuth, T Fischer, T Biedermann
BACKGROUND: The stromal vascular fraction (SVF) of adipose tissue consists of cellular subpopulations with distinct regenerative potential. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the regenerative capacities of autologous SVF cells in the treatment of chronic leg ulcers of venous (VLU) and arterial-venous (AVLU) origin. METHODS: Multimorbid ulcer patients received a singular topical treatment with 9-15x10(6) SVF cells, separated from abdominal lipoaspirates by digestion with collagenase and dispase and applied immediately after isolation...
July 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747258/confidence-and-clinical-judgement-in-community-nurses-managing-venous-leg-ulceration-a-judgement-analysis
#19
Una J Adderley, Carl Thompson
BACKGROUND: The variation in the management of venous leg ulceration in the UK is partly attributable to an uncertain clinical environment but the quality of judgements is influenced by the how well nurses' confidence and accuracy are aligned. OBJECTIVES: To assess UK community nurses' confidence in the accuracy of their diagnostic judgements and treatment choices when managing venous leg ulceration. DESIGN: Judgement Analysis. SETTING: UK community and primary care nursing services...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736974/topical-sevoflurane-for-chronic-venous-ulcers-infected-by-multi-drug-resistant-organisms
#20
Adrián Imbernón-Moya, Francisco Javier Ortiz-de Frutos, Mónica Sanjuan-Alvarez, Isabel Portero-Sanchez, Raúl Merinero-Palomares, Victoria Alcazar
Several anaesthetic drugs have demonstrated antibacterial properties in vitro. Anaesthetics can primarily affect the cell wall of both susceptible and multi-resistant bacteria. They may also have a synergistic effect with conventional antibiotics through an unknown mechanism. We present three cases of a chronic venous ulcer infected by multi-resistant bacteria refractory to conventional systemic antibiotics, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Treatment with topical sevoflurane was performed for 1 month without systemic antibiotics...
July 23, 2017: International Wound Journal
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