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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431853/transmission-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-to-health-care-worker-gowns-and-gloves-during-care-of-residents-in-veterans-affairs-nursing-homes
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Lisa Pineles, Daniel J Morgan, Alison Lydecker, J Kristie Johnson, John D Sorkin, Patricia Langenberg, Natalia Blanco, Alan Lesse, John Sellick, Kalpana Gupta, Luci Leykum, Jose Cadena, Nickie Lepcha, Mary-Claire Roghmann
BACKGROUND: This was an observational study designed to estimate the frequency of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission to gowns and gloves worn by health care workers (HCWs) interacting with Veterans Affairs Community Living Center (VA nursing home) residents to inform MRSA prevention policies. METHODS: Participants included residents and HCWs from 7 VA nursing homes in 4 states and Washington, DC. Residents were cultured for MRSA at the anterior nares, perianal skin, and wound (if present)...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429093/a-case-of-glioblastoma-resected-immediately-after-administering-bevacizumab-consideration-on-histopathological-findings-and-safety-of-surgery
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Yukina Tokuda, Ryota Tamura, Kentaro Ohara, Kazunari Yoshida, Hikaru Sasaki
Surgery after administering bevacizumab should be carefully considered particularly because of wound healing concerns. A 27-year-old man presented with multiple tumor recurrences after gross total removal of a left temporal oligodendroglioma (1p/19q-noncodeleted). Whole brain radiotherapy with concomitant temozolomide and bevacizumab was immediately prescribed; however, the patient's condition deteriorated because of brain herniation. Three days after administering bevacizumab, an emergency tumor removal with external decompression and a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt was performed...
April 20, 2017: Brain Tumor Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428966/nutrition-and-metabolism-in-burn-patients
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Audra Clark, Jonathan Imran, Tarik Madni, Steven E Wolf
Severe burn causes significant metabolic derangements that make nutritional support uniquely important and challenging for burned patients. Burn injury causes a persistent and prolonged hypermetabolic state and increased catabolism that results in increased muscle wasting and cachexia. Metabolic rates of burn patients can surpass twice normal, and failure to fulfill these energy requirements causes impaired wound healing, organ dysfunction, and susceptibility to infection. Adequate assessment and provision of nutritional needs is imperative to care for these patients...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427474/assessment-of-surgical-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-in-orthopaedics-and-traumatology-surgical-unit-of-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-in-addis-ababa
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Nitsuh Alemayehu Argaw, Kibruyisfawe Zewdie Shumbash, Alemseged Ayele Asfaw, Segewkal Hawaze
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic antimicrobials have a starring role in prevention of surgical site infection. This study assesses the practice of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP) and development of surgical site infection (SSI) based on patient chart review in patients who underwent surgery in the Orthopaedics and Traumatology Surgical Unit of Tikur Anbesa Specialized Hospital (TASH). RESULTS: Majority of the patients 144 (72%) were males. 108 (54%) of the surgical wounds were clean and 63 (31%) were clean contaminated...
April 20, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426572/nonhealing-ulcers-in-patients-with-tophaceous-gout-a-systematic-review
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Gretl Lam, Frank L Ross, Ernest S Chiu
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information from a review of the literature about chronic ulcers associated with tophaceous gout. 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. Identify the pathophysiology of tophaceous gout, its presentation, phases, and common comorbidities...
May 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425573/evaluation-of-australian-dermatological-postoperative-patient-information-leaflets-should-we-have-a-national-checklist
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William Tn Hunt, Niamh-Anna O'Sullivan, Alan Donnelly
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Patient information leaflets (PILs) are frequently provided to patients following dermatological surgery to provide advice and reassurance in the community. This evaluation reviewed the guidance specified in postoperative PILs across the 40 Australian dermatology teaching departments and clinics. METHODS: All 40 departments and clinics were identified and asked to provide their postoperative information leaflets on sutured wound care (preferable) or excision biopsy (September-October 2015)...
April 20, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424334/glycosaminoglycan-based-hydrogels-capture-inflammatory-chemokines-and-rescue-defective-wound-healing-in-mice
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Nadine Lohmann, Lucas Schirmer, Passant Atallah, Elke Wandel, Ruben A Ferrer, Carsten Werner, Jan C Simon, Sandra Franz, Uwe Freudenberg
Excessive production of inflammatory chemokines can cause chronic inflammation and thus impair cutaneous wound healing. Capturing chemokine signals using wound dressing materials may offer powerful new treatment modalities for chronic wounds. Here, a modular hydrogel based on end-functionalized star-shaped polyethylene glycol (starPEG) and derivatives of the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) heparin was customized for maximal chemokine sequestration. The material is shown to effectively scavenge the inflammatory chemokines MCP-1 (monocyte chemoattractant protein-1), IL-8 (interleukin-8), and MIP-1α (macrophage inflammatory protein-1α) and MIP-1β (macrophage inflammatory protein-1β) in wound fluids from patients suffering from chronic venous leg ulcers and to reduce the migratory activity of human monocytes and polymorphonuclear neutrophils...
April 19, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422918/reassessing-the-cardiac-box-a-comprehensive-evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-thoracic-gunshot-wounds-and-cardiac-injury
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Rashi Jhunjhunwala, Michael J Mina, Elizabeth I Roger, Christopher J Dente, Michael Heninger, Jacquelyn S Carr, Stacy D Dougherty, Rondi B Gelbard, Jeffrey M Nicholas, Amy D Wyrzykowski, David V Feliciano, Bryan C Morse
BACKGROUND: High energy missiles can cause cardiac injury regardless of entrance site. This study assesses the adequacy of the anatomic borders of the current "cardiac box" to predict cardiac injury. METHODS: Retrospective autopsy review was performed to identify patients with penetrating torso gunshot wounds 2011-2013. Using a circumferential grid system around the thorax, logistic regression analysis was performed to detect differences in rates of cardiac injury from entrance/exit wounds in the "cardiac box" vs...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419657/a-new-approach-to-clinical-research-integrating-clinical-care-quality-reporting-and-research-using-a-wound-care-network-based-learning-healthcare-system
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Thomas E Serena, Caroline E Fife, Kristen A Eckert, Raphael A Yaakov, Marissa J Carter
The disparity between ideal evidence from randomized controlled trials and real-world evidence in medical research has prompted the United States Food and Drug Administration to consider the use of real-world data to better understand safety and effectiveness of new devices for a broader patient population and to prioritize real-world data in regulatory decision making. As the healthcare system transitions from volume- to value-based care, there is a growing need to harness the power of real-world data to change the paradigm for wound care clinical research and enable more generalizable clinical trials...
April 17, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418447/association-of-oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-biomarkers-in-surgical-drain-fluid-with-patient-outcomes
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Amy Anne D Lassig, Anne M Joseph, Bruce R Lindgren, Bevan Yueh
Importance: Survival rates for head and neck cancer have been relatively stable for several decades. Individualized prognostic indicators are needed to identify patients at risk for poorer outcomes. Objective: To determine whether biomarker levels in surgical drain fluid of patients with head and neck cancer are associated with poor cancer outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective cohort study enrolled patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity and oropharynx who required surgical treatment from April 1, 2011, to February 1, 2016, at a tertiary or academic care center...
April 13, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416828/-application-of-bilateral-direct-anterior-approach-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-report-of-22-cases
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J Tang, M Lv, Y X Zhou, J Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the operation technique and the methods to avoid early complications on the learning curve for bilateral direct anterior approach (DAA) total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: We retrospectively studied a series of continued cases with bilateral avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVN) or degenerative dysplastic hip and rheumatoid arthritis that were treated by DAA THA in Beijing Jishuitan Hospital. A total of 22 patients with 44 hips were analyzed from June 2014 to August 2016 in this study...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416429/-life-threatening-sleepwalking-elpenor-s-syndrome-in-a-10-year-old-child
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M-A Madigand-Tordjman, P-J Egler, F Bertran, M Jokic, F Guénolé
Though benign in the majority of cases, sleepwalking sometimes causes injuries due, among other causes, to falls. Such accidents can be life-threatening - a situation that has been termed Elpenor syndrome (in reference to an accident experienced by a character in Homer's epic The Odyssey) - in particular when entailing defenestration. This syndrome has been described in adults and adolescents; we report here a case in a child. OBSERVATION: This 10-year-old girl was admitted at night to our hospital after a 3-m fall at home...
April 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415972/community-based-survey-during-rabies-outbreaks-in-rangjung-town-trashigang-eastern-bhutan-2016
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Tenzin Tenzin, Jamyang Namgyal, Sangay Letho
BACKGROUND: Rabies is a highly fatal disease transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. Human deaths can be prevented by prompt administering of rabies vaccine and rabies immunoglobulin following the exposure. An assessment of community knowledge, awareness and practices on rabies is important during outbreak to understand their preparedness and target educational messages and response activities by the rapid response team. METHODS: A rabies outbreak has occurred in Rangjung town, eastern Bhutan on 4 October 2016...
April 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415427/surface-physical-chemistry-properties-in-coated-bacterial-cellulose-membranes-with-calcium-phosphate
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Gabriel Molina de Olyveira, Pierre Basmaji, Ligia Maria Manzine Costa, Márcio Luiz Dos Santos, Carla Dos Santos Riccardi, Fernando Pozzi Semeghini Guastaldi, Raquel Mantuaneli Scarel-Caminaga, Ticiana Sidorenko de Oliveira Capote, Elisabeth Pizoni, Antônio Carlos Guastaldi
Bacterial cellulose has become established as a new biomaterial, and it can be used for medical applications. In addition, it has called attention due to the increasing interest in tissue engineering materials for wound care. In this work, the bacterial cellulose fermentation process was modified by the addition of chondroitin sulfate to the culture medium before the inoculation of the bacteria. The biomimetic process with heterogeneous calcium phosphate precipitation of biological interest was studied for the guided regeneration purposes on bacterial cellulose...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406864/multistep-approach-for-improved-aesthetic-and-functional-outcomes-for-lower-extremity-wound-closure-after-mohs-micrographic-surgery
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Elizabeth Kiwanuka, Antonio P Cruz
BACKGROUND: Lower extremity wounds present a major clinical challenge. OBJECTIVE: This paper introduces a new multistep approach for improved aesthetic and functional outcome for lower extremity wound closure after Mohs micrographic surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective case series, 12 consecutive patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery for cutaneous malignancies of the lower extremities underwent closure assisted by elastic bandages, proper positioning with 45° flexion of the knee, buried vertical mattress sutures, and careful eversion, using a premium angled stapler...
April 11, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403291/impact-of-home-visits-on-the-functional-capacity-of-patients-with-venous-ulcers
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Fabiana Lopes Joaquim, Alessandra Conceição Leite Funchal Camacho, Rose Mary Costa Rosa Andrade Silva, Bruna Silva Leite, Raquel Santos de Queiroz, Cíntia Raquel da Costa de Assis
OBJECTIVE: to compare the impact of home visits, before and after instructions, on the functional capacity of adult and elderly patients with venous ulcers, by means of the KATZ-EIAVD Scale. METHOD: experimental, clinical, randomized, non-blind and controlled study, developed with 32 patients (case and control groups). The research settings were the Wound Care Clinic of the University Hospital Antonio Pedro, and the homes of patients assisted in this clinic. Data collection took place from February to June 2014, by means of a health unit evaluation tool, the KATZ-EIAVD Scale, and a script of instructions to be given to the research subjects that had received a home visit...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403284/unna-s-boot-experience-of-care-of-people-with-venous-ulcers
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Marcelo Henrique da Silva, Maria Cristina Pinto de Jesus, Deíse Moura de Oliveira, Miriam Aparecida Barbosa Merighi
OBJECTIVE: to understand the experience of care of people with venous ulcers using an Unna's boot. METHOD: a qualitative study, based on the social phenomenology by Alfred Schütz, was carried out with 12 adults interviewed in 2015. The statements were analyzed and organized in thematic categories. RESULTS: the following categories emerged: "Unna's boot annoyance versus wound improvement", "Difficulties for accessing care with the Unna's boot", "Care for healing and preventing recurrence", and "Receiving more attention from the healthcare professional"...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400658/complication-rate-during-multilevel-lumbar-fusion-in-patients-above-60-years
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Bijjawara Mahesh, Bidre Upendra, S Vijay, Gc Arun Kumar, Srinivas Reddy
BACKGROUND: Spine surgery in elderly with comorbidities is reported to have higher complication rates and increased cost. However, the surgical outcome is good irrespective of the complications. Hence, it is essential to identify the factors affecting the complication rates in such patients and the measures to reduce them. This retrospective observational study determines the perioperative complications, their incidence and the measures to reduce complications in the elderly with comorbidities, operated by instrumented multilevel lumbar fusion...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400148/accelerated-re-epithelialization-of-partial-thickness-skin-wounds-by-a-topical-betulin-gel-results-of-a-randomized-phase-iii-clinical-trials-program
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Juan P Barret, Fred Podmelle, Břetislav Lipový, Hans-Oliver Rennekampff, Hauke Schumann, Agnes Schwieger-Briel, Tobias R Zahn, Hans-Robert Metelmann
The clinical significance of timely re-epithelialization is obvious in burn care, since delayed wound closure is enhancing the risk of wound site infection and extensive scarring. Topical treatments that accelerate wound healing are urgently needed to reduce these sequelae. Evidence from preliminary studies suggests that betulin can accelerate the healing of different types of wounds, including second degree burns and split-thickness skin graft wounds. The goal of this combined study program consisting of two randomized phase III clinical trials in parallel is to evaluate whether a topical betulin gel (TBG) is accelerating re-epithelialization of split-thickness skin graft (STSG) donor site wounds compared to standard of care...
April 8, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399392/the-use-of-acellular-urinary-bladder-matrix-as-coverage-for-fasciocutaneous-free-flap-donor-sites-an-alternative-to-traditional-grafting-procedures
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James C Melville, Nicholas A Bennetts, Lauro Tijerina, Jonathan W Shum
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to 1) evaluate our early experience with urinary bladder matrix as a dressing for the management of complex wounds subsequent to fasciocutaneous or osteocutaneous vascularized tissue harvests, 2) assess coverage of exposed tendons and the duration of granulation and epithelial coverage, and 3) assess esthetic and functional outcomes compared with traditional means for the management of vascularized tissue harvest sites. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study consisted of 8 consecutive patients in whom a substantial cutaneous component was harvested as part of a vascularized tissue reconstruction, which did not permit for primary closure (n = 7) or had skin graft failure (exposed tendon) that required additional treatment (n = 1)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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