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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730726/changes-in-the-extracellular-matrix-surrounding-human-chronic-wounds-revealed-by-2-photon-imaging
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Jessica E S Sutcliffe, Christopher Thrasivoulou, Thomas E Serena, Leigh Madden, Toby Richards, Anthony R J Phillips, David L Becker
Chronic wounds are a growing problem worldwide with no effective therapeutic treatments available. Our objective was to understand the composition of the dermal tissue surrounding venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). We used novel 2-photon imaging techniques alongside classical histology to examine biopsies from the edges of two common types of chronic wound, venous leg ulcers and DFU. Compared to normal intact skin, we found that collagen levels are significantly reduced throughout the dermis of venous leg ulcer biopsies and DFU, with a reduction in both fibril thickness and abundance...
July 20, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727481/leucocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-l-prf-as-a-regenerative-medicine-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-leg-ulcers-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nelson R Pinto, Matias Ubilla, Yelka Zamora, Verónica Del Rio, David M Dohan Ehrenfest, Marc Quirynen
Chronic wounds (VLU: venous leg ulcer, DFU: diabetic foot ulcer, PU: pressure ulcer, or complex wounds) affect a significant proportion of the population. Despite appropriate standard wound care, such ulcers unfortunately may remain open for months or even years. The use of leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) to cure skin ulcers is a simple and inexpensive method, widely used in some countries but unknown or neglected in most others. This auto-controlled prospective cohort study explored and quantified accurately for the first time the adjunctive benefits of topical applications of L-PRF in the management of such refractory ulcers in a diverse group of patients...
July 20, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712679/the-molecular-biology-in-wound-healing-non-healing-wound
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REVIEW
Chun Qing
The development of molecular biology and other new biotechnologies helps us to recognize the wound healing and non-healing wound of skin in the past 30 years. This review mainly focuses on the molecular biology of many cytokines (including growth factors) and other molecular factors such as extracellular matrix (ECM) on wound healing. The molecular biology in cell movement such as epidermal cells in wound healing was also discussed. Moreover many common chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, diabetic foot wounds, venous stasis ulcers, etc...
June 30, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704156/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-leg-ulcers-results-from-challenge-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
#4
S Meaume, A Dompmartin, C Lok, I Lazareth, M Sigal, F Truchetet, A Sauvadet, S Bohbot
OBJECTIVE: We recently showed the superiority of a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) modulating dressing (foam impregnated with NOSF, nano-oligosaccharide factor) compared with a lipidocolloid matrix (TLC) control dressing in median wound area reduction (WAR). Here we report the results from the same study assessing the performance and safety of TLC-NOSF in the local management of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) or mixed leg ulcers and determining its impact on the patient's health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702982/chronic-inflammation-therapy-combined-with-low-dose-cytokines-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-ulcers-of-lower-limbs
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S E Aragona, P Amori, G Mereghetti, J Lotti, T Lotti, G V L Colombo
Prevalence of chronic venous leg ulcers has increased from 55% to 75% in 10 years. We treat chronic vascular lesions according to a cyclic multiphase method that follows the instrumental and differential etiologic diagnosis of ulcers of the lower limbs. The AIMED (Anti Inflammatory Regenerative Medicine) operating model follows the diagnostic phase and is structured in 5 interconnected phases. Mare evaluation, pH control, biofilm removal and prevention and infections are approached according to the International Guidelines...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702971/history-of-venous-leg-ulcers
#6
S Gianfaldoni, U Wollina, J Lotti, R Gianfaldoni, T Lotti, M G Roccia
To retrieve the history of venous ulcers and of skin lesions in general, we must go back to the appearance of human beings on earth. It is interesting to note that cutaneous injuries evolved parallel to human society. An essential first step in the pathogenesis of ulcers was represented by the transition of the quadruped man to Homo Erectus. This condition was characterized by a greater gravitational pressure on the lower limbs, with consequences on the peripheral venous system. Furthermore, human evolution was characterized by an increased risk of traumatic injuries, secondary to his natural need to create fire and hunt (e...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682676/a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-venous-leg-ulcers
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Julian Vitse, Farid Bekara, Stephanie Byun, Christian Herlin, Luc Teot
This study aimed to determine the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on chronic venous leg ulcers (VLUs). A double-blinded prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted to compare incidence of complete wound closure, ulcer size and pain reduction in patients randomized to 24 treatments of placebo or LLLT (635 nm) over 12 weeks. Patients presented with a 6-week history of VLUs ranging in size from 5 to 20 cm(2). Venous origin was confirmed by Doppler ultrasound and an ankle brachial index of 0...
March 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671410/venous-leg-ulcers
#8
E Andrea Nelson, Una Adderley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664657/refractory-venous-leg-ulcers-observational-evaluation-of-innovative-new-technology
#9
Connie Harris, Amanda Loney, Jillian Brooke, Amanda Charlebois, Lucy Coppola, Sowmil Mehta, Norman Flett
This observational case series reports the evaluation of a novel neuromuscular electrical stimulation device (geko™) that stimulates the common peroneal nerve at the fibular head as an adjunctive therapy in patients with non-healing venous leg ulcers. The aim was to evaluate and determine if the geko™ device was effective in this population and should be added to the medical supply formulary. Patients whose wounds had failed to heal within 24 weeks of standard therapy were identified in two community settings in Ontario...
June 30, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656623/dosing-considerations-in-the-use-of-the-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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J R Schofield, K Hassell
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: At least four prospective trials have been initiated investigating the direct oral anticoagulants in the antiphospholipid syndrome. Preliminary reports have supported their use in patients with a history of venous thrombosis and a target INR of 2-3, but there have also been reports of failure of these agents in the antiphospholipid syndrome. The objective is to present a case report that illustrates there may be important dosing issues when considering the use of these agents in patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640730/treating-patients-with-venous-leg-ulcers-in-the-acute-setting-part-1
#11
Irene Anderson
Leg ulcers present with a variety of aetiologies, sometimes in combination. The most common aetiology is venous, with treament involving compression, elevation and exercise; the most common treatment setting is the community. However, people with leg ulcers do sometimes require admission to hospital for conditions and situations which may, or may not, be ulcer-related. There is a lack of contemporary evidence on the experience of inpatients and insufficient analysis of the impact on healing and complications to the lower limb when patients with leg ulcers and compression therapy are admitted to hospital...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638953/-chronic-leg-ulcers
#12
REVIEW
J Dissemond
Chronic wounds often manifest as ulcers on the lower legs. The main causes of chronic leg ulcers are chronic venous insufficiency and/or peripheral arterial occlusive disease in approximately 80% of all patients. However, there are also numerous other potentially relevant factors which can cause or almost impede the healing of chronic leg ulcers. Therefore, disease such as vasculitis, livedo vasculopathy, pyoderma gangrenosum, necrobiosis lipoidica, Martorell hypertensive leg ulcer, calciphylaxis, infectious diseases, neoplasms, drugs, cutaneous artefacts and genetic defects are exemplarily presented...
June 21, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623990/incidence-of-venous-leg-ulcer-healing-and-recurrence-after-treatment-with-endovenous-laser-ablation
#13
William A Marston, Jason Crowner, Ana Kouri, Corey A Kalbaugh
BACKGROUND: The Effect of Surgery and Compression on Healing and Recurrence (ESCHAR) trial previously reported that patients with venous leg ulcers treated with saphenous stripping experienced a significantly reduced incidence of ulcer recurrence compared with patients treated with compression therapy. Most patients with leg ulcers and saphenous insufficiency are currently treated with endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA), but little information is available on the long-term results after EVTA in Clinical, Etiology, Anatomy, and Pathophysiology (CEAP) clinical class 5 (C5) and class 6 (C6) patients...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619238/mesenchymal-stem-cell-in-venous-leg-ulcer-an-intoxicating-therapy
#14
REVIEW
Anjali Athanerey, Pradeep Kumar Patra, Awanish Kumar
Venous leg ulcers (VLU) are a prevalent and reoccurring type of complicated wound, turning as a considerable public healthcare issue, with critical social and economic concern. There are both medical and surgical therapies to treat venous leg ulcers; however, a cure does not yet exist. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are capable and proved of accelerating wound healing in vivo and their study with human chronic wounds is currently awaited. MSCs are a promising source of adult progenitor cells for cellular therapy and have been demonstrated to differentiate into various mesenchymal cell lineages...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602045/compression-therapy-for-venous-leg-ulcers-risk-factors-for-adverse-events-and-complications-contraindications-a-review-of-present-guidelines
#15
A Andriessen, J Apelqvist, G Mosti, H Partsch, C Gonska, M Abel
INTRODUCTION: The adequate use of compression in venous leg ulcer treatment is equally important to patients as well as clinicians. Currently there is a lack of clarity on contra-indications, risk factors, adverse events and complications, when applying compression therapy for venous leg ulcer patients. METHODS: The project aimed to optimize prevention, treatment and maintenance approaches by recognizing contra-indications, risk factors, adverse events and complications, when applying compression therapy for venous leg ulcer patients...
June 11, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598763/chronic-venous-disease-and-wound-infection-approaches-prevention-and-outcome-measures-from-ewma
#16
Camila Fronzo
In May, BSN medical hosted two clinical symposia at the 2017 EWMA conference. These described the challenges in reducing the costs of treatment for patients with chronic venous disease (CVD), the importance of compression therapy and physical activity in the management and prevention of leg ulcers, and the obstacles in treating wound infection, among other topics. Camila Fronzo, JWC chief sub editor, was there to summarise the main points of each session.
June 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598757/exudates-absorption-and-proteases-trapping-in-venous-leg-ulcers
#17
P Humbert, C Courderot-Masuyer, S Robin, D Oster, R Pegahi
OBJECTIVE: In venous leg ulcer (VLU), the impaired healing has been shown to be associated with excessive levels of protease activities such as matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and elastases found in exudates. The present study focused on exudates absorption and proteases trapping capacity of a new generation of polyacrylate superabsorbent, Tegaderm superabsorber (TS), compared with a traditional dressing such as Zetuvit. METHOD: We studied the proteases implicated in VLU (MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-9 and PMN elastase)...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577056/-specific-indications-for-foam-sclerotherapy
#18
REVIEW
B Kahle
BACKGROUND: Foam sclerotherapy is well established in the treatment of varicose veins of different sizes. METHODS: A literature review was performed to determine which specific indications for foam sclerotherapy exist. RESULTS: Treatment of venous leg ulcers, varices that might rupture, varicose veins in geriatric patients, pudendal veins and seroma could be determined as specific indications for foam sclerotherapy. CONCLUSION: In some indications, foam sclerotherapy is the treatment option of first choice...
June 2, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570251/comparative-clinical-study-of-the-wound-healing-effects-of-a-novel-micropore-particle-technology-effects-on-wounds-venous-leg-ulcers-and-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Olga O Bilyayeva, Viacheslav V Neshta, Alexander A Golub, Frank Sams-Dood
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the wound healing effects of Acapsil, a white, odorless powder based on micropore particle technology (MPPT) (Willingsford Ltd, Southampton, UK) by comparing it to Gentaxane (Gentaksan, Borshchagovsky CCP, Kyiv, Ukraine) (polydimethylsiloxane powder with gentamicin antibiotic) and Ioddicerin (Farmak, Kyiv, Ukraine) (iodine with dimethyl sulfoxide [DMSO]). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 266 patients with primarily trophic ulcers caused by pancreatic diabetes and venous insufficiency of the lower extremities, carbuncles, phlegmons, infected third- or fourth-degree heat burns, and infiltrations of postoperative wounds...
May 25, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570131/simplifying-the-management-of-venous-leg-ulcers-choosing-appropriate-and-acceptable-compression-therapy
#20
Linda Nazarko
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
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