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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203074/temperature-and-ph-sensitive-wearable-materials-for-monitoring-foot-ulcers
#1
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/28202074/exendin-4-in-combination-with-adipose-derived-stem-cells-promotes-angiogenesis-and-improves-diabetic-wound-healing
#2
Eunhui Seo, Jae Soo Lim, Jin-Bum Jun, Woohyuk Choi, In-Sun Hong, Hee-Sook Jun
BACKGROUND: Diminished wound healing is a major complication of diabetes mellitus and can lead to foot ulcers. However, there are limited therapeutic methods to treat this condition. Exendin-4 (Ex-4), a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, is known to have many beneficial effects on diabetes. In addition, mesenchymal stem cells are known to have wound healing effects. We investigated the effects of Ex-4 in combination with human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) on diabetic wound healing in a diabetic animal model...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182533/the-reality-of-routine-practice-a-pooled-data-analysis-on-chronic-wounds-treated-with-tlc-nosf-wound-dressings
#3
K C Münter, S Meaume, M Augustin, P Senet, J C Kérihuel
OBJECTIVE: A number of randomised controlled trials (RCT) have compared control groups with TLC-NOSF dressings (UrgoStart) on chronic wounds. Our aim was to determine whether the clinical trials' results translate into routine management of such wounds, by pooling the data from real-life observational studies. METHOD: Observational studies, conducted in France and Germany, evaluating current practices in patients suffering from non-selected chronic wounds treated with a TLC-NOSF dressing were identified...
February 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167324/re-organizing-inpatient-care-saves-legs-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-infections
#4
Miska Laakso, Mikael Honkasalo, Juha Kiiski, Meri Ala-Houhala, Heidi Haapasalo, Heikki-Jussi Laine, Tiina Luukkaala, Jorma Lahtela, Ilkka Kaartinen
AIMS: In this study, we evaluated the effects of the re-organization of inpatient care for patients with a diabetic foot infection, and the implementation of a specialized multi-disciplinary wound department at an academic tertiary hospital. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study, comprising 272 patients treated for diabetic foot infections in 2006-2007 (Group 1, n=124) and 2013-2014 (Group 2, n=148). In 2012, inpatient care of all chronic wounds was centralized at a single wound department with a multi-disciplinary team...
January 22, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162861/effect-of-omegaven-on-mast-cell-concentration-in-diabetic-wound-healing
#5
Saeid Babaei, Hadi Ansarihadipour, Mahmoodreza Nakhaei, Mohammadreza Darabi, Parvindokht Bayat, Mohammadhassan Sakhaei, Maryam Baazm, Atefe Mohammadhoseiny
Diabetic wound healing is a complicated process. In all over the world 15% of 200 million diabetic people suffer from diabetic foot problems. Mast cells are known to participate in three phases of wound healing: the inflammatory reaction, angiogenesis and extracellular-matrix reabsorption. The inflammatory reaction is mediated by released histamine and arachidonic acid metabolites. Omega-3 fatty acids alter proinflammatory cytokine production during wound healing which affects the presence of inflammatory cells in wound area as well, but how this events specifically influences the presence of mast cells in wound healing is not clearly understood...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162173/-clinical-effect-of-double-layer-vacuum-sealing-drainage-in-the-treatment-of-delayed-severe-infection-after-calcaneal-fracture-operation
#6
H D Ma, J Bai, X J Du, H D Liu, Y Gao, J J Li, W D Liang, L H Cao, J F Qu
Objective: To observe the clinical effect of vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) technique and simple dressing change in the treatment of delayed severe infection after calcaneal fracture surgery. Methods: From August 2008 to July 2015 , 73 patients with delayed severe infection were treated after calcaneal fractures 3 months in Department of Foot and Ankle, the Second Hospital of Tangshan City, according to the treatment methods are divided into vacuum sealing drainage group of 38 cases, 35 cases of simple dressing group...
January 17, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159045/use-of-locking-barbed-sutures-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery-a-case-series
#7
Ziyaad Mayet, Hooman Eshraghi, Paulo N F Ferrao, Nikiforos P Saragas
BACKGROUND: Barbed sutures represent a novel technique for wound closure. By distributing tension forces across the length of a wound, it results in better wound healing. A recent article from Chowdhry et al. cautioned against the use of barbed sutures in foot and ankle surgery. Our experience with the Quill(®) (Angiotech, Vancouver, BC) barbed suture, showed a more positive outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 123 surgical wounds were prospectively followed up after closure with a bidirectional barbed suture...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156637/complications-of-intrathecal-pump-therapy-in-malignancy-related-pain
#8
Egidio Del Fabbro
: 102 Background: Intrathecal pumps (ITP) are used to manage severe malignancy related pain by delivering analgesics directly into the cerebrospinal fluid, in theory allowing for a reduced opioid dose and fewer complications. Although there is literature to support efficacy in patients with cancer, including improved survival, this mode of drug delivery also carries a risk of serious complications. Reports of complications in non-malignant pain suggest the risks and mortality related to ITP may be under-appreciated and that injury and liability occur with both ITP placement and ITP maintenance...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135201/use-of-a-dehydrated-amniotic-membrane-allograft-in-the-treatment-of-lower-extremity-wounds-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#9
Eric J Lullove
: Injuries to the skin are extensively costly to the health care system. When caused by metabolic and vascular compromise, these injuries are even more foreboding for patients. They can result in chronic inflammation, reduced mobility, and chronic pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients were selected from the author's patient population at the West Boca Center for Wound Healing for a retrospective cohort study. Patients underwent a run-in period of 2 weeks, where standard of care was used to clear the wound of bioburden...
January 23, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125663/il-22r-ligands-il-20-il-22-and-il-24-promote-wound-healing-in-diabetic-db-db-mice
#10
Ganesh Kolumam, Xiumin Wu, Wyne P Lee, Jason A Hackney, Jose Zavala-Solorio, Vineela Gandham, Dimitry M Danilenko, Puneet Arora, Xiaoting Wang, Wenjun Ouyang
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are one of the major complications in type II diabetes patients and can result in amputation and morbidity. Although multiple approaches are used clinically to help wound closure, many patients still lack adequate treatment. Here we show that IL-20 subfamily cytokines are upregulated during normal wound healing. While there is a redundant role for each individual cytokine in this subfamily in wound healing, mice deficient in IL-22R, the common receptor chain for IL-20, IL-22, and IL-24, display a significant delay in wound healing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122417/meta-analysis-of-two-surgical-approaches-for-calcaneal-fractures-sinus-tarsi-versus-extensile-lateral-approach
#11
REVIEW
Fei Zhang, Hongtao Tian, Shilun Li, Bo Liu, Tianhua Dong, Yanbin Zhu, Yingze Zhang
BACKGROUND: There remains a controversy between extensile lateral approach and sinus tarsi approach (STA) to treat calcaneal fractures. The aim of this study is to evaluate the medium- and long-term outcomes of the STA versus extensile lateral approach in terms of intraoperative variables, quality of alignment on a lateral radiograph incidence of wound healing complication, visual analogue scale and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society for the treatment of calcaneal fractures. METHODS: Relevant original studies were searched in PubMed, Medline and Embase and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (January 1990 and November 2015)...
January 25, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120507/effect-of-systemic-insulin-treatment-on-diabetic-wound-healing
#12
Nasibeh Vatankhah, Younes Jahangiri, Gregory J Landry, Gregory L Moneta, Amir F Azarbal
This study investigates if different diabetic treatment regimens affects diabetic foot ulcer healing. From January 2013 to December 2014, 107 diabetic foot ulcers in 85 patients were followed until wound healing, amputation or development of a non-healing ulcer at the last follow-up visit. Demographic data, diabetic treatment regimens, presence of peripheral vascular disease, wound characteristics and outcome were collected. Non-healing wound was defined as major or minor amputation or those who didn't have complete healing until the last observation...
January 24, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116227/the-effectiveness-of-negative-pressure-therapy-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers-with-elevated-protease-activity-a-case-series
#13
Valentina Izzo, Marco Meloni, Laura Giurato, Valeria Ruotolo, Luigi Uccioli
Objective: Despite several works have described the usefulness of negative pressure therapy (NPT) in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), no studies have reported its ability in the proteases modulation in DFUs. The aim of this work was to evaluate the role of NPT as a protease-modulating treatment in DFUs. Approach: We conducted a prospective study of a series of diabetic patients affected by chronic DFUs. Each ulcer was assessed for matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) activity with a protease status diagnostic test at the baseline and after 2 weeks of NPT...
January 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114949/individual-headless-compression-screws-fixed-with-three-dimensional-image-processing-technology-improves-fusion-rates-of-isolated-talonavicular-arthrodesis
#14
Mei-Ming Xie, Kang Xia, Hong-Xin Zhang, Hong-Hui Cao, Zhi-Jin Yang, Hai-Feng Cui, Shang Gao, Kang-Lai Tang
BACKGROUND: Screw fixation is a typical technique for isolated talonavicular arthrodesis (TNA), however, no consensus has been reached on how to select most suitable inserted position and direction. The study aimed to present a new fixation technique and to evaluate the clinical outcome of individual headless compression screws (HCSs) applied with three-dimensional (3D) image processing technology to isolated TNA. METHODS: From 2007 to 2014, 69 patients underwent isolated TNA by using double Acutrak HCSs...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106129/retooling-laser-speckle-contrast-analysis-algorithm-to-enhance-non-invasive-high-resolution-laser-speckle-functional-imaging-of-cutaneous-microcirculation
#15
Surya C Gnyawali, Kevin Blum, Durba Pal, Subhadip Ghatak, Savita Khanna, Sashwati Roy, Chandan K Sen
Cutaneous microvasculopathy complicates wound healing. Functional assessment of gated individual dermal microvessels is therefore of outstanding interest. Functional performance of laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) systems is compromised by motion artefacts. To address such weakness, post-processing of stacked images is reported. We report the first post-processing of binary raw data from a high-resolution LSCI camera. Sharp images of low-flowing microvessels were enabled by introducing inverse variance in conjunction with speckle contrast in Matlab-based program code...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105899/clinic-visit-frequency-in-wound-care-matters-data-from-the-us-wound-registry
#16
M J Carter, C E Fife
OBJECTIVE: A previous study suggested that the frequency with which patients visit wound care clinics influences the rate of chronic wound healing but high bias was present with regard to wound care centre selection. The objective of this retrospective cohort study was to confirm this finding by using a very large sample size of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) from the US Wound Registry. METHOD: Patients who visited the clinic more than once for a new DFU were eligible for study inclusion...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103735/comparison-of-transtibial-amputations-in-diabetic-patients-with-and-without-end-stage-renal-disease
#17
Dane K Wukich, Junho Ahn, Katherine M Raspovic, Frank A Gottschalk, Javier La Fontaine, Larry A Lavery
BACKGROUND: The primary purpose of this retrospective study was to report on a consecutive series of 102 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) who underwent transtibial amputation (TTA) for chronic infections and nonreconstructable lower extremity deformities. A secondary aim was to compare the outcomes of TTA patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis (ESRD) to patients without ESRD, and to identify risk factors for mortality after TTA. METHODS: This cohort involved a consecutive series of patients who were treated by a single surgeon...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103162/indicators-of-prognosis-for-admissions-from-a-specialist-diabetic-foot-clinic-a-retrospective-service-improvement-exercise
#18
Z Essackjee, C Gooday, I Nunney, K Dhatariya
OBJECTIVE: To look at haematological and biochemical variables as predictors of outcomes in people admitted to hospital with a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) without the use of technology or devices. In particular, to see if there was a relationship between admission blood cell and protein levels, and the likelihood of angioplasty, amputation, and death at one year after admission. METHOD: A five-year retrospective analysis of patients admitted to a tertiary multidisciplinary specialist diabetic foot clinic looking at admission C-reactive protein (CRP), white cell count (WCC), neutrophil count and HbA1c and their relationship to likelihood of angioplasty, minor or major amputation, and death at one year after admission...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100126/everolimus-eluting-stent-for-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-and-infrapopliteal-arterial-occlusive-disease
#19
Alessia Giaquinta, Ardita Vincenzo, Ester De Marco, Massimiliano Veroux, Pierfrancesco Veroux
BACKGROUND: Critical limb ischemia (CLI), despite revascularization, may result in minor or major amputations with devastating psychological effects and a negative impact on patient survival. Randomized clinical trials demonstrated that drug-eluting stents improve 1-year primary patency and decrease target lesion revascularization, compared to standard angioplasty and bare-metal stents, in patients with short occlusive below-the-knee lesions. OBJECTIVES: This prospective clinical study was designed to evaluate if one straight-line flow revascularization to the foot, using Xience-Prime Everolimus-Eluting Stent (EES), is an effective treatment of patients in Rutherford-Becker category 4 to 5 with distal popliteal and proximal tibial arteries long occlusive lesions up to 10 cm...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098565/bio-engineering-tissue-and-v-a-c-therapy-a-new-method-for-the-treatment-of-extensive-necrotizing-infection-in-the-diabetic-foot
#20
Andrea Armenio, Daniela Anna Cutrignelli, Maria Luisa Nardulli, Giulio Maggio, Giuseppe Memeo, Valerio De Santis, Giuseppe Giudice, Cosmo Maurizio Ressa
AIM: The aim of the study is to compare the standard care for progressive necrotizing infection in diabetic foot with a treatment protocol based on the association between autologous fibroblast grafts and vacuum-assisted closure therapy (V.A.C.). MATERIAL OF STUDY: A retrospective matched Case-Control study was carried out on 20 patients with diabetic foot infection, 10 treated with the standard care and 10 with our new protocol. Inclusion criteria were: acute diabetic foot necrosis (Wagner III and IV), ulcer size (30 to 80 cm2), tendon and bone exposure...
December 6, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
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