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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549050/use-of-noncontact-low-frequency-ultrasound-in-deep-tissue-pressure-injury-a-retrospective-analysis
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Pamela Wagner-Cox, Heather M Duhame, Christina R Jamison, Robin R Jackson, Suzy T Fehr
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of noncontact low-frequency ultrasound (NLFU) on deep tissue pressure injury (DTPI), both hospital-acquired and those present on admission (POA). DESIGN: Retrospective, descriptive study. SAMPLE AND SETTING: Medical records from 44 adult patients with a DTPI treated with NLFU were reviewed; 22 had a hospital-acquired DTPI (HADTPI) and 22 had DTPI POA. Their mean age was 71.3 ± 16...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549029/a-contemporary-approach-to-reoperative-aortic-valve-surgery-when-is-less-more
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Deane E Smith, Michael S Koeckert, Patrick F Vining, Elias A Zias, Eugene A Grossi, Aubrey C Galloway
OBJECTIVE: Although the benefits of minimally invasive valvular surgery are well established, the applicability of extending these techniques to reoperative aortic valve surgery is unknown. We evaluated our experience with a minimally invasive approach to this patient population. METHODS: From January 2010 to September 2015, 21 patients underwent reoperative isolated aortic valve replacement via a minimally invasive approach by a single surgeon. All patients had preoperative evaluation with computerized tomography and coronary catheterization...
May 25, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549000/a-comparison-of-anterior-and-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusions-complications-readmissions-discharge-dispositions-and-costs
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Rabia Qureshi, Varun Puvanesarajah, Amit Jain, Adam L Shimer, Francis H Shen, Hamid Hassanzadeh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Database Review OBJECTIVE.: To understand medical complication rates, readmission rates, costs and discharge dispositions in ALIFs versus TLIF/PLIFs for lumbar degenerative disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Indications for anterior (ALIFs) vs posterior lumbar interbody fusions (PLIFs) can vary, though benefits of anterior approach surgery include full access to the anterior column and ability to place fusion devices. METHODS: The PearlDiver Database of Medicare records was utilized for this retrospective database review...
May 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547751/education-and-process-change-to-improve-skin-health-in%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-residential-aged-care-facility
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Kay Price, Kate J Kennedy, Tabatha L Rando, Anthony R Dyer, Jo Boylan
We report on an intervention and evaluation in relation to changes in staff knowledge, time spent on healing and wound prevention and proportion of wounds in the facilities before and after. A rapid review of recent peer-reviewed literature (2006-2016) found 14 education-based intervention articles and provided the background and context for this intervention. A cohort of 164 nurses and personal care workers and 261 residents at two aged care-approved facilities contributed to this intervention on the effect of education, mentoring and practice change on staff knowledge and wound prevalence between 2015 and 2016...
May 26, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546987/current-progress-in-understanding-the-molecular-pathogenesis-of-burn-scar-contracture
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Jianglin Tan, Jun Wu
Abnormal wound healing is likely to induce scar formation, leading to dysfunction, deformity, and psychological trauma in burn patients. Despite the advancement of medical care treatment, scar contracture in burn patients remains a challenge. Myofibroblasts play a key role in scar contracture. It has been demonstrated that myofibroblasts, as well as inflammatory cells, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and epithelial cells, secrete transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and other cytokines, which can promote persistent myofibroblast activation via a positive regulation loop...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546042/occluded-superficial-femoral-artery-used-for-emergency-reconstruction-a-consecutive-case-series-about-the-proper-conduit-technique
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M S Marsman, A Kh Jahrome, F L Moll, G G Koning
INTRODUCTION: Deep wound infections in the groin region can result in an acute or life threatening condition. Especially when there is no suitable vein available because of many reasons (e.g. previous surgery, small vessel diameter). Synthetic prosthesis sometimes are not 'first-choice-technique' because of contamination or infection. It was ad hoc hypothesized in an acute setting that a segment of an occluded Superficial Femoral Artery (SFA) could be used as a conduit in combination with eversion technique, known from carotid surgery...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544150/a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-a-human-acellular-dermal-matrix-demonstrated-superior-healing-rates-for-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-over-conventional-care-and-an-active-acellular-dermal-matrix-comparator
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Shawn Cazzell, Dean Vayser, Hau Pham, Jodi Walters, Alexander Reyzelman, Brian Samsell, Kimberly Dorsch, Mark Moore
This study compared the efficacy and safety of a human acellular dermal matrix (ADM), D-ADM, with a conventional care arm and an active comparator human ADM arm, GJ-ADM, for the treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcers. The study design was a prospective, randomized controlled trial that enrolled 168 diabetic foot ulcer subjects in 13 centers across 9 states. Subjects in the ADM arms received one application but could receive one additional application of ADM if deemed necessary. Screen failures and early withdrawals left 53 subjects in the D-ADM arm, 56 in the conventional care arm, and 23 in the GJ-ADM arm (2:2:1 ratio)...
May 24, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543692/the-impact-of-resident-involvement-in-breast-reconstruction-surgery-outcomes-by-modality-an-analysis-of-4-500-cases
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Kevin T Jubbal, Anthony Echo, Aldona J Spiegel, Shayan A Izaddoost
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to determine the impact of resident involvement on various methods of breast reconstruction via an American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) retrospective analysis. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of the ACS NSQIP database to identify patients undergoing breast reconstruction by free flap, implant, latissimus dorsi (LD), and transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap reconstruction modalities...
May 24, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541569/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-smartphone-application-for-the-perioperative-care-of-neurosurgery-patients-at-an-academic-medical-center-implications-for-patient-satisfaction-surgery-cancelations-and-readmissions
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Daniel R Felbaum, Jeffrey J Stewart, Amjad N Anaizi, Faheem A Sandhu, Mani N Nair, Jean-Marc Voyadzis
BACKGROUND: Smartphone applications (apps) in the health care arena are being increasingly developed with the aim of benefiting both patients and their physicians. The delivery of adequate instructions both before and after a procedure or surgery is of paramount importance in ensuring the best possible outcome for patients. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that app-based instructions with built-in reminders may improve patient understanding and compliance and contribute to reducing the number of surgery cancellations and postoperative complications and readmissions...
May 25, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538745/topical-management-and-wound-care-approaches-for-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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Camila Antia, Afsaneh Alavi, Ali Alikhan
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the follicular unit in apocrine glandbearing skin, resulting in deep-seated nodules, sinus tracts, abscesses, and ultimately scarring. HS is a highly distressing condition, and has one of the highest impacts on quality of life compared to other dermatologic diseases. Various topical therapies have been described that may be used alone or in conjunction with systemic or physical modalities for HS. Additionally, proper wound care is essential to the successful management of HS, particularly given the suppurative nature of the disease...
June 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538648/less-is-more-antibiotic-duration-and-outcomes-in-fournier-s-gangrene
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Margaret Lauerman, Olga Kolesnik, Kinjal Sethuraman, Ronald Rabinowitz, Manjari Joshi, Emily Clark, Deborah Stein, Thomas Scalea, Sharon Henry
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic management of Fournier's gangrene (FG) is without evidence-based guidelines, and is based on expert opinion. The effect of duration of antibiotic therapy on outcomes in FG is unknown. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of FG patients from 2012-2015 at a single institution. Patients were managed by our institutional practice of complete primary wound closure as possible, with antibiotic duration according to physician judgement. Patients were stratified into multiple durations of antibiotic administration...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537645/use-of-an-ovine-collagen-dressing-with-intact-extracellular-matrix-to-improve-wound-closure-times-and-reduce-expenditures-in-a-us-military-veteran-hospital-outpatient-wound-center
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Daniel T Ferreras, Sean Craig, Rebecca Malcomb
A novel, comprehensive decision-making and treatment algorithm was established within a US government-run military veteran hospital in an attempt to standardize the process of outpatient wound care and streamline costs. All patients were systematically evaluated and treated using the comprehensive algorithm over a span of nine months. After three months of adherence to the algorithm, the algorithm was modified to include ovine-based collagen extracellular matrix (CECM) dressings as a first-line conventional treatment strategy for all appropriate wounds...
May 24, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533805/electronic-brachytherapy-management-of-atypical-fibroxanthoma-report-of-8-lesions
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Stephen Doggett, James Brazil, Marketa Limova, Leah Press, Sidney Smith, Jeremy Peck
PURPOSE: To evaluate the suitability of treating atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX), an uncommon skin malignancy, with electronic brachytherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From Feb 2013 to Sep 2014, we were referred a total of 8 cases of AFX in 7 patients, all involving the scalp. All of them were treated with electronic brachytherapy 50 Kev radiations (Xoft Axxent(®), Fremont, California). All lesions received 40 Gy in two fractions per week with 5mm margins. RESULTS: At a median follow-up of 23...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532576/-tobacco-and-plastic-surgery-an-absolute-contraindication
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C Matusiak, A De Runz, H Maschino, M Brix, E Simon, F Claudot
INTRODUCTION: Smoking increases perioperative risk regarding wound healing, infection rate and failure of microsurgical procedures. There is no present consensus about plastic and aesthetic surgical indications concerning smoking patients. The aim of our study is to analyze French plastic surgeons practices concerning smokers. METHOD: A questionnaire was send by e-mail to French plastic surgeons in order to evaluate their own operative indications: patient information about smoking dangers, pre- and postoperative delay of smoking cessation, type of intervention carried out, smoking cessation supports, use of screening test and smoking limit associated to surgery refusing were studied...
May 19, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531351/pharmaceutical-intermediate-modified-gold-nanoparticles-against-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-and-wound-healing-application-via-an-electrospun-scaffold
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Xinglong Yang, Junchuan Yang, Le Wang, Bei Ran, Yuexiao Jia, Lingmin Zhang, Guang Yang, Huawu Shao, Xingyu Jiang
Remedying a multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria wound infection is a major challenge due to the inability of conventional antibiotics to treat such infections against MDR bacteria. Thus, developing wound dressings for wound care, particularly against MDR bacteria, is in huge demand. Here, we present a strategy in designing wound dressings: we use a small molecule (6-aminopenicillanic acid, APA)-coated gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) to inhibit MDR bacteria. We dope the AuNPs into electrospun fibers of poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL)/gelatin to yield materials that guard against wound infection by MDR bacteria...
May 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530768/perioperative-management-of-rheumatoid-medications-in-orthopedic-surgery
#16
Kunal Sindhu, Brian Cohen, Joseph A Gil
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disorder known to cause progressive joint destruction. Over time, untreated RA can lead to pain and increasing disability, making orthopedic intervention necessary. The treatment of RA revolves around a variety of medications that blunt the overall immune response. However, this may increase the risk of infection and impair wound healing. Given the nature of this disease, orthopedists frequently encounter patients with RA in the operative setting. To optimize surgical outcomes, orthopedists must carefully manage and pay special attention to the adverse side effects of the complicated medication regimens of these patients perioperatively...
May 20, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529812/diabetic-muscle-infarction-masquerading-as-necrotizing-fasciitis
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Kalyana C Janga, Ankur Sinha, Perry Wengrofsky, Phone Oo, Sheldon Greenberg, Regina Tarkovsky, Kavita Sharma
A 43-year-old male patient with past medical history of diabetes mellitus (DM), end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD), congestive heart failure (CHF), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and chronic anemia presented with complaints of left thigh pain. A computerized tomogram (CT) of the thigh revealed evidence of edema with no evidence of a focal collection or gas formation noted. The patient's clinical symptoms persisted and he underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of his thigh which was reported to show small areas of muscle necrosis with fluid collection...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527930/outcomes-of-open-and-endovascular-lower-extremity-revascularization-in-active-smokers-with-advanced-peripheral-arterial-disease
#18
Samuel L Chen, Matthew D Whealon, Nii-Kabu Kabutey, Isabella J Kuo, Michael D Sgroi, Roy M Fujitani
OBJECTIVE: Concern over perioperative and long-term durability of lower extremity revascularizations among active smokers is a frequent deterrent for vascular surgeons to perform elective lower extremity revascularization. In this study, we examined perioperative outcomes of lower extremity endovascular (LEE) revascularization and open lower extremity bypass (LEB) in active smokers with intermittent claudication (IC) and critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: Active smokers undergoing LEE or LEB from 2011 to 2014 were identified in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) targeted vascular data set...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527732/descriptive-study-of-the-frequency-of-medical-adhesive-related-skin-injuries-in-a-vascular-clinic
#19
Catherine R Ratliff
A medical adhesive can be defined as a product used to secure a device (ie, tape, dressing, catheter, electrode, and ostomy pouch) to the skin. Skin injury related to medical adhesive usage occurs across all care settings with medical adhesive-related skin injuries (MARSIs) playing a significant role with patient safety. The purpose of this descriptive prospective study was to assess all adult patients with wounds seen in the vascular clinic for MARSI by the CWOCN NP over a 3-month time period. One hundred twenty patients comprising a total of 207 visits were seen by the CWOCN NP over the 3-month time frame...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526303/the-use-of-biobrane-%C3%A2-for-wound-coverage-in-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
#20
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
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