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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630831/unusual-presentation-of-mycetoma-of-the-foot-a-rare-case-report
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Amit Grover, Prashanth Nagaraj, Vinay M Joseph, Daksh Gadi
INTRODUCTION: Mycetoma is a chronic granulomatous infection. It is caused by actinomycetes or fungi. It is common in tropical countries and males. Predisposing conditions include malnutrition, poor hygiene, history of trauma, wounds on barefeet, and systemic infections. Eumycotic mycetoma commonly involves lower extremities whereas actinomycosis affects the cervicofacial, thoracic, and abdominal regions. Mycetoma presents with a chronic indurated ulcerated plague with swelling and yellowish discharge of sulfur granules...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618043/nurses-knowledge-on-diabetic-foot-ulcer-disease-and-their-attitudes-towards-patients-affected-a-cross-sectional-institution-based-study
#2
Sriyani A Kumarasinghe, Priyadarshika Hettiarachchi, Sudharshani Wasalathanthri
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To assess nurses' knowledge on diabetic ulcer disease and their attitudes towards patients suffering from it and to identify factors which influence them. BACKGROUND: Diabetic wound care is an evolving specialty with the rising prevalence of diabetes foot complications. As nurses play a key role in wound care, their knowledge and attitudes are important in providing optimum care to patients. DESIGN: Descriptive cross sectional survey design...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616361/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-side-effects-defined-and-quantified
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REVIEW
Marvin Heyboer, Deepali Sharma, William Santiago, Norman McCulloch
Significance: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an important advanced therapy in the treatment of problem wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers and late effect radiation injury. HBOT remains among the safest therapies used today. Nonetheless, there are side effects associated with HBOT. It is important for providers to be able to identify, understand, and quantify these side effects for prevention, management, and informed consent. Recent Advances: The past two decades have seen significant advancements in our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of HBOT...
June 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613416/topical-antimicrobial-agents-for-treating-foot-ulcers-in-people-with-diabetes
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REVIEW
Jo C Dumville, Benjamin A Lipsky, Christopher Hoey, Mario Cruciani, Marta Fiscon, Jun Xia
BACKGROUND: People with diabetes are at high risk for developing foot ulcers, which often become infected. These wounds, especially when infected, cause substantial morbidity. Wound treatments should aim to alleviate symptoms, promote healing, and avoid adverse outcomes, especially lower extremity amputation. Topical antimicrobial therapy has been used on diabetic foot ulcers, either as a treatment for clinically infected wounds, or to prevent infection in clinically uninfected wounds...
June 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613118/initial-experience-with-a-new-quantitative-assessment-tool-for-fluorescent-imaging-in-peripheral-artery-disease
#5
Henrik Christian Rieß, Anna Duprée, Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Tilo Kölbel, Eike Sebastian Debus, Axel Larena-Avellaneda, Detlef Russ, Sabine Wipper
BACKGROUND: Perioperative evaluation in peripheral artery disease (PAD) by common vascular diagnostic tools is limited by open wounds, medial calcinosis or an altered collateral supply of the foot. Indocyanine green fluorescent imaging (ICG-FI) has recently been introduced as an alternative tool, but so far a standardized quantitative assessment of tissue perfusion in vascular surgery has not been performed for this purpose. The aim of this feasibility study was to investigate a new software for quantitative assessment of tissue perfusion in patients with PAD using indocyanine green fluorescent imaging (ICG-FI) before and after peripheral bypass grafting...
June 14, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604551/the-periosteal-medial-femoral-condyle-free-flap-a-new-option-for-soft-tissue-reconstruction-of-the-distal-lower-extremity
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Noah H Saad, Matthew E Pontell, Brian S Winters, Joseph Daniel, Adam Saad
BACKGROUND: Small (<30 cm) soft tissue defects of the distal leg, foot, and ankle pose a complicated issue with regard to wound healing. Multiple flaps have been proposed for reconstruction of these wounds with varying levels of success. The medial femoral condyle flap is a free bone flap supplied by the descending geniculate artery. It is currently used in the treatment of fracture nonunion, infected bone defects, avascular necrosis, and osteoradionecrosis. This study proposes the use of the periosteal portion of the medial femoral condyle (PMFC) flap for soft tissue reconstruction of the distal leg, foot, and ankle...
June 9, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602059/depth-and-combined-infection-is-important-predictor-of-lower-extremity-amputations-in-hospitalized-diabetic-foot-ulcer-patients
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Eun-Gyo Jeong, Sung Shim Cho, Sang-Hoon Lee, Kang-Min Lee, Seo-Kyung Woo, Yoongoo Kang, Jae-Seung Yun, Seon-Ah Cha, Yoon-Jung Kim, Yu-Bae Ahn, Seung-Hyun Ko, Jung-Min Lee
Background/Aims: As the prevalence of diabetes mellitus and its complications increase rapidly, diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), which are a major diabetic complication, are expected to increase. For prevention and effective treatment, it is important to understand the clinical course of DFUs. The aim of this study was to investigate the natural course and predictors of amputation in patients with DFUs who required hospitalization. Methods: A total of 209 patients with type 2 diabetes, aged 30 to 85 years, who visited emergency department or needed hospitalization due to DFUs were consecutively enrolled from May 2012 to January 2016, by retrospective medical record review...
June 7, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597935/failure-rates-of-artificial-dermis-products-in-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Huidi Tchero, Christian Herlin, Farid Bekara, Pauline Kangambega, Fluieraru Sergiu, Luc Teot
Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a frequent complication in diabetic patients, occurring in up to 25% of those affected. Among the treatments available to clinicians, the use of bioengineered skin substitutes is an attractive alternative. Artificial dermis functions as a matrix, covering the wound and supporting healing and reconstruction of the lost tissue. This study was aimed at reviewing the use of five regeneration matrices (namely, Integra, Nevelia, Matriderm, Pelnac, and Renoskin) as reported by clinical trials...
June 8, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595815/adipose-derived-stem-cells-seeded-in-pluronic-f-127-hydrogel-promotes-diabetic-wound-healing
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Lin Kaisang, Wang Siyu, Fan Lijun, Pan Daoyan, Cory J Xian, Shen Jie
BACKGROUND: Chronic nonhealing wound is a multifactorial complication of diabetes that results specifically as a consequence of impaired angiogenesis and currently lacks in effective treatments. Although a stem cell-based therapy may provide a novel treatment to augment diabetic wound healing, inferior cell survival at the diabetic skin wound is one of the key causes that are responsible for the low efficacy of the stem cell therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this work, we used an injectable, biocompatible, and thermosensitive hydrogel Pluronic F-127 to encapsulate allogeneic nondiabetic adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) and topically applied the cells to a full-thickness cutaneous wound in the streptozotocin-induced diabetic model in rats...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594320/silver-containing-foam-dressings-with-safetac-a-review-of-the-scientific-and-clinical-data
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Phil Davies, Sara McCarty, Kristina Hamberg
Background Topical antimicrobials, such as silver dressings, are progressively being used alongside systemic antibiotics to provide adjunctive, antimicrobial therapy to wounds that are clinically infected or at risk of infection. To help improve wound management, dressings that use Safetac soft silicone technology in combination with a silver-impregnated foam dressing material were developed by Mölnlycke Health Care (Gothenburg, Sweden). The range comprises Mepilex Ag, Mepilex Border Ag and Mepilex Transfer Ag...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586732/the-virtual-approach-to-the-assessment-of-skeletal-injuries-in-human-skeletal-remains-of-forensic-importance
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Petra Urbanová, Ann H Ross, Mikoláš Jurda, Ivana Šplíchalová
While assessing skeletal injuries in human skeletal remains, forensic anthropologists are frequently presented with fractured, fragmented, or otherwise modified skeletal remains. The examination of evidence and the mechanisms of skeletal injuries often require that separate osseous elements be permanently or temporarily reassembled or reconstructed. If not dealt with properly, such reconstructions may impede accurate interpretation of the evidence. Nowadays, routine forensic examinations increasingly incorporate digital imaging technologies...
July 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583732/effects-of-topical-negative-pressure-therapy-on-tissue-oxygenation-and-wound-healing-in-vascular-foot-wounds
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Nathaniel Chiang, Odette A Rodda, Jamie Sleigh, Thodur Vasudevan
OBJECTIVE: Topical negative pressure (TNP) therapy is widely used in the treatment of acute wounds in vascular patients on the basis of proposed multifactorial benefits. However, numerous recent systematic reviews have concluded that there is inadequate evidence to support its benefits at a scientific level. This study evaluated the changes in wound volume, surface area, depth, collagen deposition, and tissue oxygenation when using TNP therapy compared with traditional dressings in patients with acute high-risk foot wounds...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581122/the-application-of-wireless-near-infrared-spectroscopy-on-detecting-peripheral-circulation-in-patients-with-diabetes-foot-ulcer-when-doing-buerger-s-exercise
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Min-Ling Chen, Bor-Shyh Lin, Cheng-Wei Su, Yen-Bin Lin, Mei-Yen Chen, Jen-Hsiang Shen, Chang-Cheng Chang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The majority of patients with diabetes foot ulcer have peripheral arterial disease. The technique of near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) used to monitor the dorsal foot blood circulation condition is by measuring the absorption differences between oxy-hemoglobin and deoxy-hemoglobin. STUDY DESIGNS/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) treated in our wound care center were divided into two sub-groups based on the Duplex ultrasound or angiography...
June 5, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576257/management-of-the-chronic-burn-wound
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REVIEW
Stephen Tyler Elkins-Williams, William A Marston, Charles Scott Hultman
This article reviews the current evidence in using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in burn wounds. There is also separate consideration of diabetic foot burns and a protocol for use of HBOT in a specific case. The challenges of using HBOT in an acute burn care setting are reviewed. Next the pathophysiology of Marjolin ulcers is reviewed. The current thinking in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Marjolin ulcers is discussed. Finally, a background in using topical growth factors (tGF) is provided, followed by a summary of the current evidence of tGF in burn wounds...
July 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576197/soft-tissue-coverage-after-revisional-foot-and-ankle-surgery
#15
REVIEW
Geoffrey G Hallock
Unlike the traumatic "mangled" foot and ankle in which amputation could be an acceptable if not preferred option, revisional foot and ankle surgery starts with a viable foot that is then injured by the surgeon hopefully to benefit the patient. Any untoward sequela, such as inadequate wound healing, instead always requires consideration of limb salvage. Unfortunately, this may not be so simple. A proactive approach to solve this problem in a timely fashion is important. The goal must always be to get a healed wound so the final result improves the ability for independent ambulation by the patient...
July 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572866/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-health-technology-assessment
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BACKGROUND: About 15% to 25% of people with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer. These wounds are often resistant to healing; therefore, people with diabetes experience lower limb amputation at about 20 times the rate of people without diabetes. If an ulcer does not heal with standard wound care, other therapeutic interventions are offered, one of which is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). However, the effectiveness of this therapy is not clearly known. The objectives of this health technology assessment were to assess the safety, clinical effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of standard wound care plus HBOT versus standard wound care alone for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers...
2017: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571131/systemic-and-local-effects-of-warm-oxygen-exposure-to-the-lower-extremities-in-healthy-volunteers
#17
Vidya Sunil Joshi, Sunil Subhash Joshi, Maruthy
INTRODUCTION: Warmth to the extremity is known to improve the cutaneous blood flow and tissue perfusion. Oxygen is essential for healing of chronic wounds. Topical oxygen therapy has become standard therapy in management of lower extremity wounds. A combination of local heat and oxygen is likely to be beneficial in many clinical scenarios of non-healing wounds without any systemic effects. AIM: To evaluate the local and systemic effects of the exposure of extremity to warm oxygen in healthy volunteers...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570252/the-comparative-effectiveness-of-a-human-fibroblast-dermal-substitute-versus-a-dehydrated-human-amnion-chorion-membrane-allograft-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-in-a-real-world-setting
#18
Ira Kraus, Michael L Sabolinski, Michelle Skornicki, Nathan B Parsons
BACKGROUND: Impaired wound healing is associated with serious complications in patients with diabetes. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) can lead to costly complications and an increased mortality rate. Standard treatments for DFUs often need to be augmented with adjunctive therapies designed to stimulate healing in recalcitrant wounds. OBJECTIVE: This analysis was conducted to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of a human broblast-derived dermal substitute (HFDS) and a dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allograft (dHACM) for the treatment of DFUs...
May 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570251/comparative-clinical-study-of-the-wound-healing-effects-of-a-novel-micropore-particle-technology-effects-on-wounds-venous-leg-ulcers-and-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#19
Olga O Bilyayeva, Viacheslav V Neshta, Alexander A Golub, Frank Sams-Dood
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the wound healing effects of Acapsil, a white, odorless powder based on micropore particle technology (MPPT) (Willingsford Ltd, Southampton, UK) by comparing it to Gentaxane (Gentaksan, Borshchagovsky CCP, Kyiv, Ukraine) (polydimethylsiloxane powder with gentamicin antibiotic) and Ioddicerin (Farmak, Kyiv, Ukraine) (iodine with dimethyl sulfoxide [DMSO]). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 266 patients with primarily trophic ulcers caused by pancreatic diabetes and venous insufficiency of the lower extremities, carbuncles, phlegmons, infected third- or fourth-degree heat burns, and infiltrations of postoperative wounds...
May 25, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569788/disease-linked-connexin26-s17f-promotes-volar-skin-abnormalities-and-mild-wound-healing-defects-in-mice
#20
Eric Press, Katanya C Alaga, Kevin Barr, Qing Shao, Felicitas Bosen, Klaus Willecke, Dale W Laird
Several mutant mice have been generated to model connexin (Cx)-linked skin diseases; however, the role of connexins in skin maintenance and during wound healing remains to be fully elucidated. Here we generated a novel, viable, and fertile mouse (Cx26(CK14-S17F/+)) with the keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness mutant (Cx26S17F) driven by the cytokeratin 14 promoter. This mutant mouse mirrors several Cx26-linked human skin pathologies suggesting that the etiology of Cx26-linked skin disease indeed stems from epidermal expression of the Cx26 mutant...
June 1, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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