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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076861/potential-applications-of-smart-multifunctional-wearable-materials-to-gerontology
#1
David G Armstrong, Bijan Najafi, Mohsen Shahinpoor
Smart multifunctional materials can play a constructive role in addressing some very important aging-related issues. Aging affects the ability of older adults to continue to live safely and economically in their own residences for as long as possible. Thus, there will be a greater need for preventive, acute, rehabilitative, and long-term health care services for older adults as well as a need for tools to enable them to function independently during daily activities. The objective of this paper is, thus, to present a comprehensive review of some potential smart materials and their areas of applications to gerontology...
January 12, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074458/endovascular-treatment-of-peripheral-and-visceral-arterial-injuries-in-patients-with-acute-trauma
#2
Aysun Erbahçeci Salık, Filiz Saçan İslim, Barbaros Erhan Çil
BACKGROUND: The present study is an evaluation of the efficacy of endovascular treatment in emergency setting for patients with acute peripheral and visceral arterial injury secondary to penetrating or blunt trauma. METHODS: Twelve patients (11 men) aged 35.8±11.3 years (range: 18-56 years) with penetrating or blunt trauma who underwent endovascular treatment in our department between March 2010 and June 2014 for peripheral and visceral arterial injury were retrospectively reviewed...
November 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070472/utilizing-the-veraflo%C3%A2-instillation-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-system-with-advanced-care-for-a-case-study
#3
Rita K Driver
BACKGROUND:  Mankind has always suffered wounds throughout time due to trauma, disease, and lifestyles. Many wounds are non-healing and have continued to be challenging. However, utilizing advanced wound care treatments, such as negative pressure wound treatment with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d), has proven beneficial. NPWTi-d is indicated in a variety of wounds, such as trauma, surgical, acute, pressure injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, and venous leg ulcers. Bacteria and bioburden interrupts wound healing by increasing the metabolic needs, ingesting, and robbing the necessary nutrients and oxygen...
November 30, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060000/embracing-the-concept-defining-the-practice-and-changing-the-outcome-setting-the-standard-for-medical-adhesive-related-skin-injury-interventions-in-woc-nursing-practice
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Stephanie Yates, Laurie McNichol, Steven B Heinecke, Mikel Gray
Medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI) is a comparatively new category of skin damage. Our current understanding of MARSI originates from an interdisciplinary consensus conference held in 2012 that generated and disseminated 25 statements pertaining to the assessment, prevention, and management of MARSI, along with gaps in research and knowledge related to this area. The 2012 MARSI Consensus Group also challenged each organization to refine the original statements to make them more relevant to their particular area of practice...
January 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053158/a-bioengineered-living-cell-construct-activates-an-acute-wound-healing-response-in-venous-leg-ulcers
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Rivka C Stone, Olivera Stojadinovic, Ashley M Rosa, Horacio A Ramirez, Evangelos Badiavas, Miroslav Blumenberg, Marjana Tomic-Canic
Chronic nonhealing venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are widespread and debilitating, with high morbidity and associated costs; about $15 billion is spent annually on the care of VLUs in the United States. Despite this, there is a paucity of treatments for VLUs because of the lack of pathophysiologic insight into ulcer development as well as the lack of knowledge regarding biologic actions of existing VLU-targeted therapies. The bioengineered bilayered living cellular construct (BLCC) skin substitute is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved biologic treatment for healing VLUs...
January 4, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040612/association-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-with-adverse-pregnancy-related-outcomes-in-military-hospitals
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Dennis L Spence, Rhonda C Allen, Monica A Lutgendorf, Virginia R Gary, John D Richard, Sara C Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in non-obstetrical and obstetrical patients. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of OSA and its relationship with pregnancy-related complications in a general obstetric population of Department of Defense beneficiaries receiving direct-care at military treatment facilities. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of all women (N=305,001) who gave birth at a military treatment facility from 2008 to 2014...
December 14, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032571/readmissions-after-general-surgery-a-prospective-multicenter-audit
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Matthew J Lee, Sarah L Daniels, Jonathan R L Wild, Timothy R Wilson
BACKGROUND: Readmission rates after surgical procedures are viewed as a marker of quality of care and as a driver to improve outcomes in the United Kingdom, they are not remunerated. However, readmissions are not wholly avoidable. The aim of this study was to develop a regional overview of readmissions to determine the proportion that might be avoidable and to examine predictors of readmissions at a unit level. METHODS: We undertook a prospective multicenter audit of readmissions following National Health Service funded general surgical procedures in five National Health Service hospitals and three independent sector providers over a 2-wk period...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030485/combat-amputees-health-related-quality-of-life-and-psychological-outcomes-a-brief-report-from-the-wounded-warrior-recovery-project
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Susan I Woodruff, Michael R Galarneau, Daniel I Sack, Cameron T McCabe, Judy L Dye
BACKGROUND: This study extends what is known about long-term health-related quality of life (HrQoL) and other psychosocial outcomes (i.e., depression, posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]) among US military combat amputees serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. METHODS: A total of 63 combat amputees were identified from the Wounded Warrior Recovery Project (WWRP), a study assessing long-term self-reported HrQoL and psychological outcomes among those wounded during military service...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028405/complications-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-our-experience-from-a-retrospective-analysis
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Miodrag Radunovic, Ranko Lazovic, Natasa Popovic, Milorad Magdelinic, Milutin Bulajic, Lenka Radunovic, Marko Vukovic, Miroslav Radunovic
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the intraoperative and postoperative complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, as well as the frequency of conversions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical records of 740 patients who had laparoscopic cholecystectomy were analysed retrospectively. We evaluated patients for the presence of potential risk factors that could predict the development of complications such as age, gender, body mass index, white blood cell count and C-reactive protein (CRP), gallbladder ultrasonographic findings, and pathohistological analysis of removed gallbladders...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009772/acute-kidney-injury-following-exploratory-laparotomy-and-temporary-abdominal-closure
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Tyler J Loftus, Azra Bihorac, Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, Janeen R Jordan, Chasen A Croft, R Stephen Smith, Philip A Efron, Frederick A Moore, Alicia M Mohr, Scott C Brakenridge
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) following exploratory laparotomy and temporary abdominal closure (TAC) is poorly understood but clinically significant. We hypothesized that the prevalence of AKI would be highest 96 hours following TAC, early hypoxemia would predict AKI, and that AKI would be an independent predictor of mortality. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 251 acute care surgery patients managed with TAC by negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)...
December 22, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994993/clinical-and-economic-benefits-of-autologous-epidermal-grafting
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Andrea D Maderal, Robert S Kirsner
Chronic wounds are an increasingly prevalent disease with a significant healthcare burden. These wounds often do not respond to standard of care therapy alone, requiring the use of adjuvant therapies. Epidermal grafting, previously utilized primarily for correction of leukoderma, is increasingly being recognized as a beneficial therapy for wounds, both acute and chronic. Epidermal grafting has been shown to be effective in the management of chronic wounds, with successful healing in refractory patients. It has not only been shown to be effective, but it is also associated with lower cost and morbidity than traditional skin grafting techniques as well as improved donor site healing...
November 11, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986185/postoperative-infection-in-the-setting-of-massive-intraoperative-blood-loss
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Melike Leylek, Vanessa Poliquin, Ahmad Al-Wazzan, Erin Dean, Alon D Altman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the local rates of massive intraoperative blood loss and subsequent infectious morbidity for patients undergoing gynaecologic laparotomy. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of all patients undergoing gynaecologic laparotomy between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 to identify cases of massive intraoperative blood loss (defined as ≥1 L estimated intraoperative blood loss, a postoperative reduction in hemoglobin concentration of ≥40 g/L, or a perioperative blood transfusion)...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984342/strategies-to-prevent-periprosthetic-joint-infection-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-and-lessen-the-risk-of-readmission-for-the-patient
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Richard Iorio, Feroz Osmani
There is yet to be a standardized total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgical protocol that has been studied to a sufficient degree to offer evidence-based practices regarding infection and readmission prevention. Although high-level evidence is often sought to provide guidance concerning protocol- and process-level decisions, the literature is often confusing and nondefinitive in its conclusions and recommendations regarding periprosthetic joint infection and readmission prevention. Areas of study that require further investigation include the following: the role of patient optimization and preoperative mitigation of risk; perioperative antibiotics; operating room environment; blood management; operative techniques, implants, and infection prevention measures; wound care management; and post acute care...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980886/a-case-review-series-of-christiana-care-health-system-s-experience-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-instillation
#14
Robert Felte, Kathy E Gallagher, Glen H Tinkoff, Mark Cipolle
Acute and chronic wounds afflict a multitude of patients to varying degrees. Wound care treatment modalities span the spectrum of technological advancement and with that differ greatly in cost. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) can now be combined with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d). This case review series of 11 patients in a community hospital setting provides support for the utilization of NPWTi-d. Additionally, current literature on the use of NPWTi-d in comparison to NPWT will be reviewed.  We highlight three specific cases...
November 7, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978842/fast-track-surgery-after-gynaecological-oncological-surgery-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
Ling Cui, Yu Shi, G N Zhang
BACKGROUND: Fast-track surgery (FTS), also known as enhanced recovery after surgery, is a multidisciplinary approach to accelerate recovery, reduce complications, minimise hospital stay without increasing readmission rates, and reduce health care costs, all without compromising patient safety. The advantages of FTS in abdominal surgery most likely extend to gynaecological surgery, but this is an assumption, as FTS in elective gynaecological surgery has not been well studied. No consensus guidelines have been developed for gynaecological oncological surgery although surgeons have attempted to introduce slightly modified FTS programmes for patients undergoing such surgery...
December 15, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975024/epidermal-graft-accelerates-the-healing-of-acute-wound-a-self-controlled-case-report
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Nicola Bystrzonowski, Nadine Hachach-Haram, Muholan Kanapathy, Toby Richards, Afshin Mosahebi
Wound care represents a significant socioeconomic burden, with over half of chronic wounds taking up to a year to heal. Measures to accelerate wound healing are beneficial to patients and also reduce the cost and burden of wound management. Epidermal grafting (EG) is an emerging option for autologous skin grafting in the outpatient setting to improve wound healing. Although several case series have previously reported good clinical outcome with EG, the healing rate in comparison to conservative wound management is not known...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956892/differences-in-the-working-pattern-among-wound-ostomy-and-continence-nurses-with-and-without-conducting-the-specified-medical-act-a-multicenter-time-and-motion-study
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Yukie Sakai, Tomoe Yokono, Yuko Mizokami, Hiromi Sanada, Mayumi Okuwa, Toshio Nakatani, Junko Sugama
BACKGROUND: To overcome the shortage of medical care delivery in the rapidly aging Japanese society, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in 2010 started to train the nurses to be able to conduct the specified medical acts. The Japanese Nursing Association conducted the educational program to train the wound, ostomy, and continence nurses for the specified medical act of wound care. However, the difference between wound, ostomy, and continence nurses who conducted the medical act and those who did not was not clear...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942344/acute-care-trauma-surgeon-s-role-in-obstetrical-gynecologic-emergencies-the-obcat-alert
#18
Seong K Lee, Eddy H Carrillo, Andrew Rosenthal, Rafael Sanchez, Chauniqua Kiffin, Dafney L Davare
BACKGROUND: Overwhelming hemorrhage or other intra-abdominal complications may be associated with obstetrical or gynecologic (OB/GYN) procedures and may require the surgical training of an Acute Care/Trauma Surgeon. The OB Critical Assessment Team (OBCAT Alert) was developed at our institution to facilitate a multidisciplinary response to complex OB/GYN cases. We sought to review and characterize the Acute Care/Trauma Surgeon's role in these cases. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all emergency consults during an OB/GYN case at our institution from 2008 to 2015...
2016: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922789/the-impact-of-stress-on-acute-wound-healing
#19
Julie Brown
Within the literature there is an accumulating body of evidence to suggest that psychological stress may have a negative impact on wound healing. This article examines the psychoneuroimmulogy theory associated with stress and acute wound healing with reference to caring for patients with surgical wounds. The evidence reviewed in this article highlights the value of understanding individual patient need for reducing stress pre and post operatively to benefit the healing process.
December 2016: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922787/hydro-responsive-wound-dressings-simplify-t-i-m-e-wound-management-framework
#20
Karen Ousey, Alan A Rogers, Mark G Rippon
The development of wound management protocols and guidelines such as the T.I.M.E. acronym are useful tools to aid wound care practitioners deliver effective wound care. The tissue, infection/inflammation, moisture balance and edge of wound (T.I.M.E.) framework provides a systematic approach for the assessment and management of the majority of acute and chronic wounds. The debridement of devitalised tissue from the wound bed, the reduction in wound bioburden and effective management of wound exudate - i.e., wound bed preparation - are barriers to wound healing progression that are targeted by T...
December 2016: British Journal of Community Nursing
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