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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/28421746/multifunctional-enzymatically-generated-hydrogels-for-chronic-wound-application
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Ivaylo Stefanov, Sílvia Pérez-Rafael, Javier Hoyo, Jonathan Cailloux, Orlando O Santana Perez, 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 crosslinking 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 19, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408089/mid-term-outcomes-of-endovenous-laser-ablation-in-patients-with-active-and-healed-venous-ulcers-a-follow-up-study
#3
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...
April 10, 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
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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
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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
#6
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
#7
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342202/treatment-of-chronic-venous-ulcers-experience-in-six-patients-treated-with-terminal-interruption-of-the-reflux-source-tirs
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M Mendieta-Eckert, J L Azpiazu-Macho, R Lambea-Crespo
Venous leg ulcers (VLU) are the latest manifestation of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and the leading cause of chronic leg ulcers. Compression therapy is considered the main treatment. Unfortunately, they require long-term treatment to cure and have a high rate of recurrence (up to 78%). (1,)(2) This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 25, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329467/unna-boot-central-gauze-technique-for-chronic-venous-leg-ulcers
#9
Anne L Gao, Justin G Cole, William V Stoecker
BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers generally take manyweeks to heal. Novel therapies that shorten healingtime and require less complex care are needed. PURPOSE: The purpose of this report is to presenta pilot study for a new method that can result ina faster healing time for venous leg ulcers usinginexpensive materials. METHODS: A central-gauzeprotocol was developed as described here. A three-ply gauze sponge was placed in the center of theulcer, allowing a peripheral 3-5 mm rim of ulcer toremain exposed...
January 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277996/venous-leg-ulcer-healing-with-electric-stimulation-therapy-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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C Miller, W McGuiness, S Wilson, K Cooper, T Swanson, D Rooney, N Piller, M Woodward
OBJECTIVE: Compression therapy is a gold standard treatment to promote venous leg ulcer (VLU) healing. Concordance with compression therapy is, however, often sub-optimal. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of electric stimulation therapy (EST) to facilitate healing of VLUs among people who do not use moderate-to-high levels of compression (>25 mmHg). METHOD: A pilot multicentre, single-blinded randomised controlled trial was conducted. Participants were randomised (2:1) to the intervention group or a control group where EST or a sham device was used 4 times daily for 20 minutes per session...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255445/a-failure-of-preoperative-duplex-imaging-to-diagnose-a-lower-extremity-venous-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-severe-chronic-venous-insufficiency
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Roy Wesley Jones, Godfrey Ross Parkerson, Mary Ottinger, Eduardo Rodriguez, Brian Park
OBJECTIVE: We present a case of recurrent bilateral lower extremity venous stasis ulcers in association with a superficial venous aneurysm at the right saphenofemoral junction that was misdiagnosed on preoperative duplex scanning. METHODS: A 53-year-old female presented to our clinic with 6-year history of bilateral lower extremity venous stasis ulcers. Her past medical history was significant for refractory venous stasis ulcers of the bilateral lower extremities present for 6 years and morbid obesity...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252848/pathogenesis-of-wound-healing-disorders-in-the-elderly
#12
Evgenia Makrantonaki, Meinhard Wlaschek, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek
The elderly constitute the age group most susceptible to wound healing disorders and chronic wounds, the most prevalent being venous leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, and diabetic foot ulcers. However, other age-associated diseases should also be taken into consideration in the diagnostic workup of chronic wounds, and not be underestimated. A better understanding of the pathomechanisms involved in the wound healing process is of key importance in combatting the difficulties associated with the treatment of chronic wounds...
March 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252340/electrical-stimulation-therapy-and-electroceutical-treatment-for-the-management-of-venous-leg-ulcers
#13
Liz Ovens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231377/evidence-based-s3-guidelines-for-diagnostics-and-treatment-of-venous-leg-ulcers-answer-to-dr-bertolini
#14
LETTER
M Neumann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222435/extracorporal-shock-waves-activate-migration-proliferation-and-inflammatory-pathways-in-fibroblasts-and-keratinocytes-and-improve-wound-healing-in-an-open-label-single-arm-study-in-patients-with-therapy-refractory-chronic-leg-ulcers
#15
Ilknur Aschermann, Seema Noor, Sascha Venturelli, Tobias Sinnberg, Christian D Mnich, Christian Busch
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chronic leg ulcers (CLUs) are globally a major cause of morbidity and mortality with increasing prevalence. Their treatment is highly challenging, and many conservative, surgical or advanced therapies have been suggested, but with little overall efficacy. Since the 1980s extracorporal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has gained interest as treatment for specific indications. Here, we report that patients with CLU showed wound healing after ESWT and investigated the underlying molecular mechanisms...
February 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203074/temperature-and-ph-sensitive-wearable-materials-for-monitoring-foot-ulcers
#16
Pietro Salvo, Nicola Calisi, Bernardo Melai, Valentina Dini, Clara Paoletti, Tommaso Lomonaco, Andrea Pucci, Fabio Di Francesco, Alberto Piaggesi, Marco Romanelli
Foot ulcers account for 15% of comorbidities associated with diabetes. Presently, no device allows the status of foot ulcers to be continuously monitored when patients are not hospitalized. In this study, we describe a temperature and a pH sensor capable of monitoring diabetic foot and venous leg ulcers developed in the frame of the seventh framework program European Union project SWAN-iCare (smart wearable and autonomous negative pressure device for wound monitoring and therapy). Temperature is measured by exploiting the variations in the electrical resistance of a nanocomposite consisting of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and poly(styrene-b-(ethylene-co-butylene)-b-styrene)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194803/the-current-spectrum-of-contact-sensitization-in-patients-with-chronic-leg-ulcers-or-stasis-dermatitis%C3%A2-%C3%A2-new-data-from-the-information-network-of-departments-of-dermatology-ivdk
#17
Cornelia Erfurt-Berge, Johannes Geier, Vera Mahler
BACKGROUND: Patients with lower leg dermatitis, chronic venous insufficiency or chronic leg ulcers have a high prevalence of contact sensitization. OBJECTIVES: To identify the current spectrum of contact allergens in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data of the Information Network of Departments of Dermatology on 5264 patients with the above diagnoses from the years 2003 to 2014 (study group) were compared with data on 4881 corresponding patients from 1994 to 2003 (historical control group) and with a current control group without these diagnoses (n = 55 510)...
February 14, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163175/thrombosis-of-the-inferior-vena-cava-after-endovascular-aortic-repair-in-a-patient-with-may-thurner-syndrome-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Firouza Dahi, Asimakis Gkremoutis, Marc Harth, Thomas Schmitz-Rixen, Michael Keese
Inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis is a rare complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). A 70-year-old male patient of Italian origin presented with a 9.3 × 8.4 cm infrarenal AAA, which was treated by endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). He reported a history of ulcerative colitis and was on prednisolone 80 mg daily. Seven weeks postoperatively the patient was readmitted with a deep vein thrombosis including both iliac veins and IVC, and bilateral pulmonary embolism. Venous thrombectomy and decompression of the IVC were performed by partial resection of the aneurysm sac...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162862/maltodextrin-ascorbic-acid-stimulates-wound-closure-by-increasing-collagen-turnover-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-expression-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-changing-the-stage-of-inflammation-from-chronic-to-acute-in%C3%A2-vivo
#19
Rosa M Salgado, Otilia Cruz-Castañeda, Francisco Elizondo-Vázquez, Lucia Pat, Anabel De la Garza, Saúl Cano-Colín, Leticia Baena-Ocampo, Edgar Krötzsch
It has been reported that carbohydrates confer physicochemical properties to the wound environment that improves tissue repair. We evaluated in vitro and in vivo wound healing during maltodextrin/ascorbic acid treatment. In a fibroblast monolayer scratch assay, we demonstrated that maltodextrin/ascorbic acid stimulated monolayer repair by increasing collagen turnover coordinately with TGF-β1 expression (rising TGF-β1 and MMP-1 expression, as well as gelatinase activity, while TIMP-1 was diminished), similar to in vivo trends...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139903/endovenous-laser-ablation-in-patients-with-severe-primary-chronic-venous-insufficiency
#20
Vladimir Starodubtsev, Mikhail Lukyanenko, Andrey Karpenko, Pavel Ignatenko
BACKGROUND: The aim of study was to estimate the safety and efficacy of using laser wavelength of 1560 nm with the foam sclerotherapy (FS) of varicose veins (VVs) for the treatment of severe primary chronic venous insufficiency (CVI, C4-C6) in patients with different diameters of the proximal segment (DPS) of the great saphenous vein (GSV). METHODS: We have separated the patients into two groups depending on the size of GSV: group 1 (281 cases; DPS of GSV less than 15 mm) and group 2 (210 cases; DPS of GSV more than 15 mm)...
January 31, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
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