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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529414/comparison-of-efficacy-of-autologous-platelet-rich-fibrin-versus-saline-dressing-in-chronic-venous-leg-ulcers-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Anirudh Somani, Reena Rai
BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcer is a chronic condition, and various treatment modalities are available. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is one of the newer modalities and it contains fibroblast growth factor (GF), vascular endothelial GF, angiopoitin and platelet-derived GF which enhances the wound healing. Hence, we conducted a randomised controlled trial to compare the efficacy of PRF versus saline dressing in chronic venous leg ulcers. AIM: This study aims to compare the efficacy of autologous PRF with saline dressing in patients with chronic venous leg ulcer and to compare the mean reduction in ulcer area at the end of 4 weeks...
January 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507589/successful-treatment-of-a-20-year-nonhealing-venous-leg-ulcer-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#2
Cenk Eray Yildiz, Cenk Conkbayir, Halil Erkam Tolgay, Kadir Ceviker, Mustafa Canikoglu, Omer Ali Sayin, Murat Ugurlucan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504325/therapeutic-ultrasound-for-venous-leg-ulcers
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REVIEW
Nicky Cullum, Zhenmi Liu
BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers are a type of chronic, recurring, complex wound that is more common in people aged over 65 years. Venous ulcers pose a significant burden to patients and healthcare systems. While compression therapy (such as bandages or stockings) is an effective first-line treatment, ultrasound may have a role to play in healing venous ulcers. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether venous leg ulcers treated with ultrasound heal more quickly than those not treated with ultrasound...
May 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503700/venous-ultrasonography-findings-and-clinical-correlations-in-104-thai-patients-with-chronic-venous-insufficiency-of-the-legs
#4
Burapa Kanchanabat, Waigoon Stapanavatr
INTRODUCTION: The pattern of venous reflux in Thai patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) was studied in correlation with clinical manifestations. METHODS: Ultrasonography findings and clinical data were prospectively collected and retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: CVI was found in 104 legs of 79 patients (mean age 59.8 ± 12.5 years; C4: 24.1%, C5: 8.9%; C6: 67.1%). Among 104 legs, 6.7% had history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...
May 15, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501660/alcohol-consumption-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-antithrombin-iii-and-body-mass-index-are-associated-with-great-saphenous-vein-reflux-in-the-thigh
#5
Hyeonseung Kim, Hyangkyoung Kim, Je Hoon Park, Yong Han Kim, Sung Jin Oh, Byoung Jo Suh, Jong Kwon Park
OBJECTIVES: Venous valvular reflux is the main cause of chronic venous dysfunction. However, the etiology of valvular reflux is not completely understood. We conducted this study to investigate new risk factors for venous reflux of the great saphenous vein (GSV) in the thigh. METHODS: We studied 139 consecutive patients (278 legs) who underwent Doppler ultrasonography at our hospital between March 2015 and February 2016 for leg discomfort with visible varicosities, edema, skin changes, or venous ulcer in the legs...
May 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485879/evidence-for-silver-in-wound-care-meta-analysis-of-clinical-studies-from-2000-2015
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Joachim Dissemond, Johannes Georg Böttrich, Horst Braunwarth, Jörg Hilt, Patricia Wilken, Karl-Christian Münter
BACKGROUND: Given that the scientific evidence for silver in wound care is generally considered insufficient, there is uncertainty among users regarding its clinical use. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A group of experts evaluated the clinical studies on silver in wound management published from 2000-2015. RESULTS: Overall, 851 articles were identified, 173 of which were included and categorized. There were 31 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and eight cohort studies...
May 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485865/chronic-venous-insufficiency-a-review-of-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
#7
Bettina Santler, Tobias Goerge
Chronic venous disease is a common disorder associated with a variety of symptoms in later disease stages but also with complications such as venous leg ulcer. This, in turn, has substantial socioeconomic effects and significantly impacts patients' quality of life. While there are a number of diagnostic procedures available, color-flow duplex ultrasound has become the gold standard. As regards therapeutic options, major advances have been made in recent decades. Today, there are alternatives to saphenofemoral ligation and stripping of the great saphenous vein, including endovenous thermal ablation techniques...
May 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475441/clinical-outcomes-and-cost-effectiveness-of-three-different-compression-systems-in-newly-diagnosed-venous-leg-ulcers-in-the-uk
#8
J F Guest, G W Fuller, P Vowden
OBJECTIVE: To assess clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of using a two-layer cohesive compression bandage (TLCCB; Coban 2) compared with a two-layer compression system (TLCS; KTwo) and a four-layer compression system (FLCS; Profore) in treating newly-diagnosed venous leg ulcers (VLUs) in clinical practice in the UK, from the perspective of the NHS. METHOD: This was a retrospective cohort analysis of the case records of patients with newly-diagnosed VLUs randomly extracted from The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database (a nationally representative database of clinical practice among patients registered with general practitioners in the UK) who were treated with either TLCCB (n=200), TLCS (n=200) or FLCS (n=200)...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465773/treatment-patterns-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-varicose-veins
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Rajiv Mallick, Aditya Raju, Chelsey Campbell, Rashad Carlton, David Wright, Kimberly Boswell, Michael Eaddy
BACKGROUND: Approximately 24% of adults in the United States have visible varicose veins, and an estimated 6% have evidence of advanced chronic venous disease. The majority of individuals with varicose veins seek treatment because of symptoms, such as aching, throbbing, fatigue, pruritus, ankle swelling, and tenderness, rather than cosmetic reasons. Furthermore, varicose veins are a manifestation of chronic venous insufficiency, which can progress to leg pain, leg edema, chronic skin changes, and nonhealing ulcers...
November 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448264/use-of-ovine-based-collagen-extracellular-matrix-and-gentian-violet-methylene-blue-antibacterial-foam-dressings-to-help-improve-clinical-outcomes-in-lower-extremity-wounds-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#10
Eric L Lullove
Dressings that provide broad spectrum metalloprotease reduction along with inherent aspects of an extracellular matrix may contribute to improved wound healing outcomes and shorter treatment times. OBJECTIVE: The author performed a retrospective case series analysis to determine the clinical outcomes of regular debridement with the use of ovine-based collagen extracellular matrix dressings and gentian violet/methylene blue polyurethane antibacterial foam dressings in treating 53 patients with 53 chronic lower extremity wounds (diabetic foot ulcers [DFUs], venous leg ulcers, and heel pressure ulcers)...
April 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447969/multicomponent-compression-stockings-in-chronic-venous-leg-ulcer-treatment-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Daniele Bissacco, Marco Piercarlo Viani
The role of compression stockings in the treatment of chronic venous disease was amply demonstrated. Concerning patients with chronic venous leg ulcers (VLUs), multi-layer bandage is the standard of care. Recently, multicomponent compression stocking (McCS) systems for VLUs treatment and healing nowaday have been proposed. The aim of this review is to describe and analyze current literature evidence regarding McCS used in VLUs treatment. KEY WORDS: Compression therapy, Compression stockings, Venous leg ulcers...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440519/-prevention-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-perioperative-complications-of-bariatric-and-metabolic-surgery
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Haifu Wu, Ming Zhong, Di Zhou, Chenye Shi, Heng Jiao, Wei Wu, Xinxia Chang, Jing Cang, Hua Bian
Surgical operation in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes is popularizing rapidly in China. Correct prevention and recognition of perioperation-related operative complications is the premise of ensuring surgical safety. Familiar complications of the operation include deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary artery embolism, anastomotic bleeding, anastomotic fistula and marginal ulcer. The prevention of deep venous thrombosis is better than treatment. The concrete measures contain physical prophylaxis (graduated compression stocking and intermittent pneumatic compression leg sleeves) and drug prophylaxis (unfractionated heparin and low molecular heparin), and the treatment is mainly thrombolysis or operative thrombectomy...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438262/hair-follicle-transplant-into-chronic-ulcers-a-new-graft-concept
#13
M L Martínez Martínez, E Escario Travesedo, F Jiménez Acosta
Chronic venous leg ulcers are a major therapeutic challenge in clinical practice, and the search for new approaches to improve wound healing is essential. Many ulcers do not heal with traditional treatment using compression, debridement, and dressings. Skin-grafts variants, such as pinch grafts, punch grafts, split- or full-thickness skin grafts, and grafts derived from cells cultured in the laboratory, are among the most widely used options in ulcers that do not heal. In recent years, numerous studies have brought to our attention the important role of the hair follicle in the healing process of cutaneous wounds...
April 21, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424334/glycosaminoglycan-based-hydrogels-capture-inflammatory-chemokines-and-rescue-defective-wound-healing-in-mice
#14
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/28421746/multifunctional-enzymatically-generated-hydrogels-for-chronic-wound-application
#15
Ivaylo Stefanov, Sílvia Pérez-Rafael, Javier Hoyo, Jonathan Cailloux, Orlando O Santana Pérez, Dolores Hinojosa-Caballero, Tzanko Tzanov
The healing of chronic wounds requires intensive medical intervention at huge healthcare costs. Dressing materials should consider the multifactorial nature of these wounds comprising deleterious proteolytic and oxidative enzymes and high bacterial load. In this work, multifunctional hydrogels for chronic wound application were produced by enzymatic cross-linking of thiolated chitosan and gallic acid. The hydrogels combine several beneficial to wound healing properties, controlling the matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activities, oxidative stress, and bacterial contamination...
April 25, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408089/editor-s-choice-mid-term-outcomes-of-endovenous-laser-ablation-in-patients-with-active-and-healed-venous-ulcers-a-follow-up-study
#16
H Sinabulya, R Östmyren, L Blomgren
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the mid-term ulcer recurrence rate in patients with healed or active venous ulcers treated with endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) for incompetent superficial axial veins and to search for possible risk factors for non-healing and recurrence. METHODS: Consecutive patients treated with EVLA because of a healed or active venous ulcer between 2006 and 2013 were identified in the medical records and quality registry and invited to follow-up, including clinical history, study examination, Duplex ultrasound scanning, ankle brachial pressure, photoplethysmography, venous clinical severity score (VCSS), and health related quality of life (HRQoL) measured with EQ5D...
May 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387882/enzymatic-debridement-is-ha-collagenase-the-right-synergy-randomized-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial-in-venous-leg-ulcers
#17
A Scalise, F Campitiello, A Della Corte, P Longobardi, M Di Salvo, C Tartaglione, C Santin, N Giordan, G Guarnera
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new ointment containing Hyaluronic Acid and collagenase from non-pathogenic Vibrio alginolyticus. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Double blind, multicenter, controlled clinical trial (no. ISRCTN71239043) conducted to demonstrate the superiority of Hyaluronic Acid-Collagenase applied once a day over placebo in mean reduction of devitalized/fibrinous/slough tissue after 15 days of treatment. 113 patients with venous ulcers were enrolled and randomized to receive active treatment therapy or vehicle preparation...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369771/intervention-radiology-for-venous-thrombosis-early-thrombus-removal-using-invasive-methods
#18
REVIEW
Ana I Casanegra, Robert D McBane, Haraldur Bjarnason
The post thrombotic syndrome is one of the most dreaded complications of proximal deep vein thrombosis. This syndrome leads to pain and suffering with leg swelling, recalcitrant ulceration and venous claudication which greatly impairs mobility and quality of life. The prevalence can be high in patients with iliofemoral venous involvement particularly in the setting of a proximal venous stenosis, such as occurs in May Thurner syndrome. Anticoagulation alone does not reduce the likelihood of this outcome. Compression therapy may be effective but garment discomfort limits its implementation...
April 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355140/pretibial-myxedema-masquerading-as-a-venous-leg-ulcer
#19
Ingrid Herskovitz, Olivia Hughes, Flor MacQuhae, Robert S Kirsner
The authors report a case of pretibial myxedema (PTM) masquerading as a venous leg ulcer to alert wound care clinicians to this diagnostic possibility. Pretibial myxedema is a localized form of mucin cutaneous deposition characterized by indurated plaques most commonly on anterior legs. It is more likely to present in patients with Graves' disease, but it can be found in euthyroid patients as well. The physiopathology of PTM is complex, and there is an accumulation of highly hydrophilic glycosaminoglycans in the dermis...
March 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353459/first-report-of-kocuria-marina-bloodstream-infection-unrelated-to-a-central-venous-catheter-a-mini-review-on-an-emerging-and-under-recognized-opportunistic-pathogen
#20
Giovanna Pulcrano, Michela Balzaretti, Alessia Grosini, Vincenzo Piacentini, Dimitri Poddighe
We report a case of sepsis by Kocuria marina in a 45-year-old woman carrying a midline venous catheter to provide total parenteral nutrition. Despite the finding of K. marina bacteraemia, no bacteria grew from the culture of the catheter tip. As the patient was affected with severe leg ulcers, K. marina bloodstream infection from a skin breakage other than CVC was supposed. K. marina is an emerging opportunistic agent deserving attention and probably under-recognized, as it can be misdiagnosed as Staphylococcus if only conventional microbiological analyses are performed for bacterial identification...
March 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
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