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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774750/time-to-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-surgical-site-infections-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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Eric S Baranek, Direk Tantigate, Eugene Jang, Justin K Greisberg, J Turner Vosseller
BACKGROUND: The time at which patients typically present with surgical site infections (SSI) following foot and ankle surgery has not been characterized. The primary aim of this study was to quantify the time to definitive treatment of SSIs. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 1933 foot and ankle procedures in 1632 patients from 2011 through 2015. Demographic and surgical data were collected. Time to presentation in cases diagnosed with postoperative wound complications or SSIs was analyzed...
May 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767913/development-of-coverage-and-its-evaluation-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-wounds
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Marcia Diana Umebayashi Zanoti, Helena Megumi Sonobe, Sidney José Lima Ribeiro, Ana Maria Minarelli Gaspar
OBJECTIVES: To describe the development of the bacterial cellulose coating with anti-inflammatory Ibuprofen (BC/Ibu) and to evaluate the cicatrization process with its use in patients with chronic wounds of venous and diabetic etiology. METHODS: Longitudinal descriptive study. The cellulose membrane, cultivated with bacteria Gluconacetobacter xylinus and with incorporation of Ibuprofen, was used in the treatment of patients with chronic wounds in public health services in a Brazilian municipality...
October 2017: Investigación y Educación en Enfermería
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762438/venous-anastomoses-in-anterolateral-thigh-flaps-for-the-lower-extremity-vessel-selection-in-lieu-of-obligatory-number
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David Mattos, Shawn Diamond, Anmol S Chattha, Johanna N Riesel, Matthew L Iorio
BACKGROUND: Dual venous drainage for anterolateral thigh flaps has been proposed to protect against flap-related complications in head and neck applications. Here we report our experience with single vs dual venous anastomosis during lower extremity free-tissue transfer. METHODS: All free anterolateral thigh flaps for lower extremity reconstruction from 2011 to 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. An algorithm was used to determine the type and number of venous anastomoses, emphasizing patient anatomy, venous quality, and size match...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759883/minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-for-tibial-derotation-osteotomies-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Ilker Abdullah Sarikaya, Ali Seker, Ozan Ali Erdal, Mehmet Ali Talmac, Muharrem Inan
OBJECTIVE: Tibial derotation osteotomy can be used in the treatment of rotational deformities in case of ineffective conservative management. Our aim was to evaluate the results of the patients who underwent minimal invasive plate osteosynthesis for tibial derotation osteotomies. METHODS: Total of 16 patients (17 procedures) were included in this study. Mean age was 11.5 (3-25) years. We clinically assessed the tibial torsion by measuring the thigh-foot angle (TFA)...
May 11, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758297/effect-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-on-molecular-markers-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Rehab A Karam, Noha A Rezk, Tamer M Abdel Rahman, Mohamed Al Saeed
Diabetic foot ulcers are one of the most common complications of diabetes with high morbidity and mortality. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is one of the treatment modalities that facilitates the wound healing process; however, its molecular mechanism remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism of action of NPWT in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers via measuring the tissue expression of genes related to the wound healing process. The study included 40 patients with diabetic foot ulceration, 20 of them received NPWT and the other 20 were a control group treated with advanced moist therapy...
May 11, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757846/increasing-diabetic-patient-engagement-and-self-reported-medication-adherence-using-a-web-based-multimedia-program
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Kerri Elsabrout
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Evidence-based, multimedia applications to supplement clinical care can improve patient engagement and clinical outcomes. Patients with diabetes with potentially devastating complication of foot ulcers present a substantial opportunity to improve engagement. This project examines how providing an online, multimedia self-management program affects patient engagement and self-reported medication adherence scores within 4-6 weeks compared with preprogram scores. METHODS: Participants included 14 adult, diabetic outpatients receiving care at a Wound Care Center in suburban New York...
May 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755852/high-frequency-generator-in-wound-healing-of-marjolin-s-ulcer-after-carcinoma-resection
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Pascale Mutti Tacani, Rogério Eduardo Tacani, Aline Fernanda Perez Machado, Débora Montezello, João Carlos Guedes Sampaio Góes, Angela Gonçalves Marx, Richard Eloin Liebano
Marjolin's ulcers (MU) are skin malignancies that form over burn injuries. These very aggressive ulcers can result in functional and wound healing impairment, and require a well thought out treatment plan. Physiotherapy offers resources to help promote recovery of these patients, as described in this case report, in which the patient with a history of burn in the lower limbs evolved to malignancy 32 years later. This patient underwent tumor resection of the left foot, with recurrence and lymphadenectomy . Physical therapy included the application of high-frequency generator (HFG) for wound healing and exercises for functional recovery...
May 1, 2018: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748311/radiotracer-imaging-allows-for-noninvasive-detection-and-quantification-of-abnormalities-in-angiosome-foot-perfusion-in-diabetic-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-and-nonhealing-wounds
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Jessica L Alvelo, Xenophon Papademetris, Carlos Mena-Hurtado, Sangchoon Jeon, Bauer E Sumpio, Albert J Sinusas, Mitchel R Stacy
BACKGROUND: Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) imaging allows for assessment of skeletal muscle microvascular perfusion but has not been quantitatively assessed in angiosomes, or 3-dimensional vascular territories, of the foot. This study assessed and compared resting angiosome foot perfusion between healthy subjects and diabetic patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). Additionally, the relationship between SPECT/CT imaging and the ankle-brachial index-a standard tool for evaluating peripheral artery disease-was assessed...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746280/the-impact-of-microbial-communities-on-wound-healing-a-review
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Zhenzhen Xu, Henry C Hsia
Chronic, nonhealing wounds place an enormous burden on both the health care system and patients, with no definitive treatments available. There has been increasing evidence that the microbial composition of wounds may play an important role in wound healing. Culture-independent methods for bacterial detection and analysis have revealed the wound microbiome to be much more diverse and complex than culture alone. Such methods primarily rely on targeted amplification and sequencing of various hypervariable regions of the bacterial 16S rRNA for phylogenetic analysis...
April 30, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744453/studies-on-the-cytocompatibility-mechanical-and-antimicrobial-properties-of-3d-printed-poly-methyl-methacrylate-beads
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David K Mills, Uday Jammalamadaka, Karthik Tappa, Jeffery Weisman
Osteomyelitis is typically a bacterial infection (usually from Staphylococcus) or, more rarely, a fungal infection of the bone. It can occur in any bone in the body, but it most often affects the long bones (leg and arm), vertebral (spine), and bones of the foot. Microbial success in osteomyelitis is due to their ability to form biofilms which inhibit the wound healing process and increases resistance to anti-infective agents. Also, biofilms do not allow easy penetration of antibiotics into their matrix making clinical treatment a challenge...
June 2018: Bioactive Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738301/ultrasound-assisted-debridement-of-neuroischaemic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-clinical-and-microbiological-effects-a-case-series
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José Luis Lázaro-Martínez, Francisco Javier Álvaro-Afonso, Yolanda García-Álvarez, Raúl Juan Molines-Barroso, Esther García-Morales, David Sevillano-Fernández
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and microbiological effects of sequential wound debridement in a case series of neuroischaemic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) using an ultrasound-assisted wound debridement (UAW) device. METHOD: A prospective, single-centre study, involving a case series of 24 neuroischaemic DFUs, was conducted to evaluate sequential wound debridement with UAW during a six-week treatment period. Soft tissue punch biopsies were taken every second week of treatment, both before and after wound debridement sessions...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738296/microcurrent-as-an-adjunct-therapy-to-accelerate-chronic-wound-healing-and-reduce-patient-pain
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Harikrishna K R Nair
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim is to assess the efficacy of microcurrent, a form of electrical stimulation, as an adjunct therapy in accelerating healing in chronic wounds by reducing wound size and pain level. The secondary aim is to assess the qualitative changes in these parameters: inflammatory symptoms, vasodilation, sleep quality, gait and frequency of bowel movement. METHOD: Eligible patients with chronic wounds were enrolled between March and June 2016, from the Wound Care Unit, Hospital Kuala Lumpur in this consecutive case series...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738294/clinical-application-of-a-3d-printed-scaffold-in-chronic-wound-treatment-a-case-series
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Haining Sun, Huayao Lv, Fanghui Qiu, Duolun Sun, Yue Gao, Ning Chen, YongKe Zheng, Kunxue Deng, Yaya Yang, Haitao Zhang, Tao Xu, Dongni Ren
OBJECTIVE: This case series evaluates the safety and effectiveness of 3D-printed scaffold in chronic wounds. The scaffold is a composite of natural and synthetic materials, and can be prepared in the form of powder or membrane. METHOD: We recruited patients with pressure ulcera (PU) and/or a diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). We used two methods: 3D-printed scaffolds alone, or 3D-printing powder mixed with platelet-rich fibrinogen (PRF). Clinicians and patients were asked to rate the scaffold's ease of application and comfort during use...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733454/severe-pain-during-wound-care-procedures-a-cross-sectional-study-protocol
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Catherine A Fiala, Linda I Abbott, Cheryl D Carter, Stephen L Hillis, Jessica S Wolf, Meghan Schuster, Rachel Dulski, Elizabeth A Grice, Barbara A Rakel, Sue E Gardner
AIM: The aim of this study is to: 1) develop and evaluate a model to predict severe pain during wound care procedures so that high-risk patients can be targeted for specialised dressings and preventive pain control; and 2) identify biological factors associated with severe pain during wound care procedures so that novel pain control strategies can be developed. BACKGROUND: Wound care procedures such as dressing changes can cause moderate to severe pain in 74% of patients, with nearly half (36%) of all patients experiencing severe pain (rated as 8-10 on a 10-point numeric rating scale) during dressing change...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725945/low-level-laser-irradiation-modifies-the-effect-of-hyperglycemia-on-adhesion-molecule-levels
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Krzysztof Góralczyk, Justyna Szymańska, Łukasz Gryko, Jacek Fisz, Danuta Rość
Endothelium plays a key role in maintaining vascular homeostasis by secreting active factors involved in many biological processes such as hemostasis, angiogenesis, and inflammation. Hyperglycemia in diabetic patients causes dysfunction of endothelial cells. Soluble fractions of adhesion molecules like sE-selectin and vascular cell adhesion molecule (sVCAM) are considered as markers of endothelial damage. The low-level laser therapy (LLLT) effectively supports the conventional treatment of vascular complications in diabetes, for example hard-to-heal wounds in patients with diabetic foot syndrome...
May 3, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725557/clinico-microbiological-profile-of-septic-diabetic-foot-with-special-reference-to-anaerobic-infection
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K Sasikumar, Chellappa Vijayakumar, Sadasivan Jagdish, Dharanipragada Kadambari, Nagarajan Raj Kumar, Rakhi Biswas, Subhash Chandra Parija
Introduction Diabetic foot infections are a major cause of non-traumatic amputations. The role of anaerobes in the prognosis of these infections is particularly unclear. This study was conducted with the aim of correlating microbiological profiles with clinical outcomes in these diabetic foot ulcer patients. Methodology This prospective observational study was done in a tertiary care centre in South India. All patients admitted with diabetic foot ulcers for two years were included in the study. Tissue biopsies were collected from the ulcer for aerobic and anaerobic cultures...
March 1, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718821/synergism-of-therapies-after-postoperative-autograft-failure-in-a-patient-with-melanoma-of-the-foot-misdiagnosed-as-a-pressure-ulcer
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Agata Janowska, Teresa Oranges, Andrea Chiricozzi, Marco Romanelli, Valentina Dini
INTRODUCTION: Amelanotic melanoma of the foot is a diagnostic challenge for physicians as it often appears as a benign lesion. In order to make the correct diagnosis at early stages, it is recommended to perform a biopsy of worsening lesions that are refractory to standard treatments, particularly nonhealing wounds. CASE REPORT: The authors describe the case of a 57-year-old man with amelanotic melanoma of the foot that had been treated as a pressure ulcer for 3 months...
April 2018: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718816/a-post-marketing-surveillance-study-of-chronic-wounds-treated-with-a-native-collagen-calcium-alginate-dressing
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Matthew Sabo, Lam Le, Raphael A Yaakov, Marissa Carter, Thomas E Serena
Chronic wounds (ie, wounds that fail to progress through a normal, orderly, timely sequence of repair) continue to pose significant clinical and economic burdens. A prospective, descriptive, 3-week post-marketing surveillance study was conducted across 3 wound care centers in the United States to evaluate the effectiveness of a collagen calcium alginate dressing on chronic wounds in conjunction with standard care (SC) practices (eg, offloading, debridement, compression) to support healing. Eligible participants had to be >18 years of age, have at least 1 chronic wound, and no known sensitivity to collagen...
April 2018: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718812/safety-and-efficacy-of-an-autologous-blood-clot-product-in-the-management-of-texas-1a-or-2a-neuropathic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-prospective-multicenter-open-label-pilot-study
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Robert J Snyder, Maria A Kasper, Keyur Patel, Marissa J Carter, Igal Kushnir, Alon Kushnir, Thomas E Serena
OBJECTIVE: This pilot study evaluates safety in terms of the occurrence of adverse events (AEs) as well as the efficacy in terms of complete wound healing rates of a blood clot product when applied to chronic neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants were chosen from patients with DFUs visiting the wound care clinic. Up to 10 mL of blood drawn from each participant was injected into the product's clotting tray. Within 12 minutes, the blood clot product was formed, applied to the single DFU of each participant, and covered with primary and secondary dressings...
April 20, 2018: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718811/a-total-offloading-foot-brace-for-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-results-from-a-halted-randomized-controlled-trial
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David J Johnson, Barbara J Saar, Andrew J Shevitz, Ann H Kim, Lori Hammer, Daniel E Kendrick, Pamela Moorehead, Vikram S Kashyap
INTRODUCTION: Foot offloading is the mainstay treatment for plantar diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). OBJECTIVE: This multicenter, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial evaluates the efficacy of a total offloading foot brace for healing plantar DFUs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen patients were randomized to standard therapy (ie, reducing stress and pressure via mechanical offloading) or offloading foot brace. Comparison of plantar pressures was performed using digital pressure sensing films...
April 18, 2018: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
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