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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931509/development-and-validation-of-qmortality-risk-prediction-algorithm-to-estimate-short-term-risk-of-death-and-assess-frailty-cohort-study
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Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland
Objectives To derive and validate a risk prediction equation to estimate the short term risk of death, and to develop a classification method for frailty based on risk of death and risk of unplanned hospital admission.Design Prospective open cohort study.Participants Routinely collected data from 1436 general practices contributing data to QResearch in England between 2012 and 2016. 1079 practices were used to develop the scores and a separate set of 357 practices to validate the scores. 1.47 million patients aged 65-100 years were in the derivation cohort and 0...
September 20, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923443/-leg-ulcer-ankle-brachial-pressure-index-and-the-role-of-the-nurse
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REVIEW
Maria Consolación Cano Sanchez
The measurement of the ankle-brachial pressure index is essential for the treatment of leg ulcers. In the framework of the imminent implementation of advanced practices in France, nurses specifically trained in wound care and healing could be authorised to take and interpret this measurement. Venous compression techniques could therefore be adapted more precisely to the needs of the patients.
September 2017: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922511/reliability-and-measurement-error-of-digital-planimetry-for-the-measurement-of-chronic-venous-leg-ulcers
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Michael Stacey, Steven Phillips, Forough Farrokhyar, Jillian M Swaine
Area measurements of a chronic wound are the gold standard outcome measure to determine if a wound is on a healing or non-healing trajectory. The use of digital planimetry can provide increased accuracy in measuring wound area however it is important to know the reliability and measurement error of these devices when used by multiple assessors. The aim of this study is to determine the within rater, between rater, and standard error of measurement of a digital planimetry device. Wound area in 42 patients was measured weekly for 12 weeks by two different raters, with each rater measuring the wound 10 times per visit...
September 18, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914681/randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-collagen-oxidized-regenerated-cellulose-silver-to-standard-of-care-in-the-management-of-venous-leg-ulcers
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Breda M Cullen, Thomas E Serena, Molly C Gibson, Robert J Snyder, Jason R Hanft, Raphael A Yaakov
OBJECTIVE: To assess healing outcomes in venous leg ulcers (VLUs) treated with a combination of collagen, oxidized regenerated cellulose, and silver in conjunction with standard of care (SOC; intervention group) compared with SOC alone (control group). Standard of care included ADAPTIC nonadhering dressing (Acelity, San Antonio, Texas) and compression. DESIGN AND SETTING: Randomized controlled trial that followed patients in 3 US facilities for 12 weeks or until complete healing...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914679/reliability-of-a-skin-diagnostic-device-in-assessing-hydration-and-erythema
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Koh Huimin, Alexandra M Rowledge, Caroline J Borzdynski, Charne Miller, Nicoletta Frescos, Gayle McKenzie, Elizabeth Perry, William McGuiness
OBJECTIVE: To examine the reliability of a skin diagnostic device, the SD202 (Courage+Khazaka GmBH, Cologne, Germany), in assessing hydration and erythema of periwound skin and pressure injury-prone areas. DESIGN: Intrarater reliabilities from 3 cross-sectional and prospective studies are reported. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Patients attending an outpatient, nurse-led wound dressing clinic (n = 16), a podiatrist-led high-risk foot clinic (n = 17), and residents (n = 38) at a single residential aged-care facility...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905242/poly-n-acetyl-glucosamine-snag-enhances-early-rotator-cuff-tendon-healing-in-a-rat-model
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C A Nuss, J Huegel, J F Boorman-Padgett, D S Choi, S N Weiss, J Vournakis, L J Soslowsky
Rotator cuff injuries frequently require surgical repairs which have a high failure rate. Biological augmentation has been utilized in an attempt to improve tendon repair. Poly-N-acetyl glucosamine (sNAG) polymer containing nanofibers has been shown to increase the rate for healing of venous leg ulcers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the healing and analgesic properties of sNAG in a rat rotator cuff injury and repair model. 144 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent a transection and repair of their left supraspinatus tendons...
September 13, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880752/evaluation-of-osteopontin-expression-in-chronic-wounds-a-potential-prognostic-and-therapeutic-biomarker
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S Chimento, V Billero, L Cavallin, M Romanelli, M Nadji, P Romanelli
OBJECTIVE: Osteopontin (OPN) is abundantly expressed during tissue repair, acting as a powerful chemokine that recruits inflammatory cells such as neutrophils, macrophages, and Langerhans cells. The role of OPN in chronic wounds has not been explored. In this study, we assess the expression levels of OPN in chronic wounds to assess its potential contribution to the exacerbated inflammation seen in chronic ulcers, which is thought to contribute to poor healing. METHODS: This retrospective study included archived biopsies of chronic wounds from several aetiologies...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873064/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-exercise-intervention-for-the-treatment-of-calf-muscle-pump-impairment-in-individuals-with-chronic-venous-insufficiency
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Lyndsay Orr, Kathleen A Klement, Laura McCrossin, Deirdre O'Sullivan Drombolis, Pamela E Houghton, Sandi Spaulding, Shauna Burke
Exercise intervention for individuals with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and venous leg ulcers (VLUs) is recommended to improve function of the calf muscle pump (CMP). A systematic review with meta-analysis was conducted to measure the effects of exercise (including function of the CMP, ankle strength, range of motion [ROM], and healing rates) for VLUs. Four (4) databases (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Applied Health Literature, 1981; MEDLINE, 1964; Scopus, 1966; and EMBASE, 1947) were searched for relevant articles from the date of index inception to January 2016...
August 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862980/management-of-chronic-wounds-diagnosis-preparation-treatment-and-follow-up
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Subhas Gupta, Charles Andersen, Joyce Black, Jean de Leon, Caroline Fife, John C Lantis Ii, Jeffrey Niezgoda, Robert Snyder, Bauer Sumpio, William Tettelbach, Terry Treadwell, Dot Weir, Ronald P Silverman
Management of chronic wounds remains challenging in terms of prevalence and complexity. Considerable progress has been made in understanding the science of wound healing during the past decade, sparking volumes of publications and the development of hundreds of dressing and therapy options. There is a need for a simpli ed overview of evidence-based criteria to assist in the accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of chronic wounds in all care settings. An expert panel of 11 wound healing specialists experienced in various care settings convened to discuss best practices and recommended guidelines for managing major chronic wound types...
September 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862897/venous-leg-ulcers-an-evidence-review
#10
Sarah Chapman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842329/opioids-effect-on-healing-of-venous-leg-ulcers
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Ingrid Herskovitz, Flor E MacQuhae, Jaime E Dickerson, D Innes Cargill, Herbert B Slade, David J Margolis, Robert S Kirsner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834103/autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-versus-conventional-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-venous-leg-ulcers-a-comparative-study
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Hoda A Moneib, Sahar S Youssef, Dalia G Aly, Mohamed A Rizk, Yomna I Abdelhakeem
BACKGROUND: Chronic venous leg ulcers drastically reduce the quality of life of affected patients. There is heightened interest in autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as one of the promising therapies for leg ulcers. AIM: Our aim was to compare the clinical efficacy of PRP in the management of chronic venous leg ulcers vs conventional treatment. PATIENTS/METHODS: In total, 40 patients with chronic venous leg ulcers were included in the study...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825672/evaluation-of-flexible-force-sensors-for-pressure-monitoring-in-treatment-of-chronic-venous-disorders
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Suresh Parmar, Iryna Khodasevych, Olga Troynikov
The recent use of graduated compression therapy for treatment of chronic venous disorders such as leg ulcers and oedema has led to considerable research interest in flexible and low-cost force sensors. Properly applied low pressure during compression therapy can substantially improve the treatment of chronic venous disorders. However, achievement of the recommended low pressure levels and its accurate determination in real-life conditions is still a challenge. Several thin and flexible force sensors, which can also function as pressure sensors, are commercially available, but their real-life sensing performance has not been evaluated...
August 21, 2017: Sensors
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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REVIEW
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
#15
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/28793373/reflection-on-the-cause-and-avoidance-of-recurrent-venous-leg-ulcers-an-interpretive-descriptive-approach
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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/28770561/evaluation-of-a-muscle-pump-activating-device-for-non-healing-venous-leg-ulcers
#19
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/28767168/the-possibility-of-free-tissue-transfer-as-a-nutrient-flap-for-critical-ischemic-foot-a-case-report
#20
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
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