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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528049/an-old-solution-for-a-new-problem-eloesser-flap-management-of-infected-defibrillator-patches
#1
Heidi B Schubmehl, Huan Huan Sun, Jessica S Donington, Deane E Smith, Eugene A Grossi
Cardiac surgery patients with infected implantable cardioverter defibrillator hardware face high morbidity with both surgical and nonoperative management options. We present a case of infected epicardial patch defibrillator leads in a patient with prohibitively high risk of death with open surgical removal. As a less morbid alternative, an Eloesser flap was used to convert his presenting mediastinal empyema necessitans into a chronic, manageable wound.
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527357/functionalization-of-electrospun-polymeric-wound-dressings-with-antimicrobial-peptides
#2
REVIEW
Helena P Felgueiras, M Teresa P Amorim
Wound dressings have evolved considerably since ancient times. Modern dressings are now important systems that combine the physical and biochemical properties of natural and synthetic polymers with active compounds that are beneficial to wound healing. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are the most recent addition to these systems. These aim to control the microbial proliferation and colonization of pathogens and to modulate the host's immune response. In the last decade, electrospun wound dressings have been extensively studied and the electrospinning technique recognized as an efficient approach for the production of nanoscale fibrous mats...
May 10, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525490/surgeon-procedure-volume-and-complication-rates-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusions-analysis-of-a-national-longitudinal-database
#3
Tyler Cole, Anand Veeravagu, Michael Zhang, John K Ratliff
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study using the MarketScan longitudinal database (2006-2010). OBJECTIVE: Compare complication rates between groups of patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures performed by surgeons with high versus low mean annual ACDF volume. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Over the past decade the volume of ACDFs performed has increased, concurrent with greater appreciation of potential for associated complications...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524095/pkc-in-regenerative-therapy-new-insights-for-old-targets
#4
REVIEW
Marta Rui, Rita Nasti, Emanuele Bignardi, Serena Della Volpe, Giacomo Rossino, Daniela Rossi, Simona Collina
Effective therapies for chronic or non-healing wounds are still lacking. These tissue insults often result in severe clinical complications (i.e., infections and/or amputation) and sometimes lead to patient death. Accordingly, several research groups have focused their efforts in finding innovative and powerful therapeutic strategies to overcome these issues. On the basis of these considerations, the comprehension of the molecular cascades behind these pathological conditions could allow the identification of molecules against chronic wounds...
May 18, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524000/the-effect-of-a-common-antibiotics-doxycycline-on-non-healing-chronic-wound
#5
Dixon H Xu, Ziwen Zhu, Yujiang Fang
Up to 25% of diabetic patients will develop a diabetic foot ulcer. Chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers often fail to heal with conventional therapies. In recent years, it has been identified that chronic wounds are usually associated with elevated level of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Doxycycline, a cheap tetracycline antibiotic, has been shown to inhibit MMPs both in vitro and in vivo independent of its antimicrobial property. In this review, we provide an overview of the roles of MMPs in the pathogenesis of chronic wounds and explore the potential application of doxycycline as a treatment option in managing chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers...
May 18, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522411/halloysite-and-chitosan-oligosaccharide-nanocomposite-for-wound-healing
#6
Giuseppina Sandri, Carola Aguzzi, Silvia Rossi, Maria Cristina Bonferoni, Giovanna Bruni, Cinzia Boselli, Antonia Icaro Cornaglia, Federica Riva, Cesar Viseras, Carla Caramella, Franca Ferrari
Halloysite is a natural nanotubular clay mineral (HNTs, Halloysite Nano Tubes) chemically identical to kaolinite and, due to its good biocompatibility, is an attractive nanomaterial for a vast range of biological applications. Chitosan oligosaccharides are homo- or heterooligomers of N-acetylglucosamine and D-glucosamine, that accelerate wound healing by enhancing the functions of inflammatory and repairing cells. The aim of the work was the development of a nanocomposite based on HNTs and chitosan oligosaccharides, to be used as pour powder to enhance healing in the treatment of chronic wounds...
May 15, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521279/chronic-stress-impairs-the-local-immune-response-during-cutaneous-repair-in-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata-l
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Ana Patrícia Mateus, Liliana Anjos, João R Cardoso, Deborah M Power
Scale removal in fish triggers a damage-repair program to re-establish the lost epidermis and scale and an associated local immune response. In mammals, chronic stress is known to delay wound healing and to modulate the cutaneous stress axis, but this is unstudied in teleost fish the most successful extant vertebrates. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that chronic stress impairs cutaneous repair in teleost fish as a consequence of suppression of the immune response. The hypothesis was tested by removing the scales and damaging the skin on one side of the body of fish previously exposed for 4 weeks to a chronic crowding stress and then evaluating cutaneous repair for 1 week...
May 15, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520942/emerging-roles-for-micrornas-in-diabetic-microvascular-disease-novel-targets-for-therapy
#8
Yu Zhang, Xinghui Sun, Basak Icli, Mark W Feinberg
Chronic, low-grade systemic inflammation and impaired microvascular function are critical hallmarks in the development of insulin resistance. Accordingly, insulin resistance is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Accumulating studies demonstrate that restoration of impaired function of the diabetic macro- and microvasculature may ameliorate a range of cardiovascular disease states and diabetes-associated complications. In this review, we focus on the emerging role of microRNAs (miRNAs), noncoding RNAs that fine-tune target gene expression and signaling pathways, in insulin-responsive tissues and cell types important for maintaining optimal vascular homeostasis and preventing the sequelae of diabetes-induced end organ injury...
April 1, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520605/reducing-postsurgical-wound-complications-a-critical-review
#9
Barbara Delmore, Joshua Mitchell Cohen, Daniel O'Neill, Andy Chu, Vinh Pham, Ernest Chiu
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information on risk factors for surgical site infections (SSIs) and actions to mitigate that risk. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for surgeons, surgical teams, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1...
June 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520219/plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-type-1-as-a-regulator-of-fibrosis
#10
Reyhaneh Rabieian, Maryam Boshtam, Mahshid Zareei, Shirin Kouhpayeh, Aria Masoudifar, Hamed Mirzaei
Fibrosis is known as a frequent and irreversible pathological condition which is associated with organ failure. Tissue fibrosis is a central process in a variety of chronic progressive diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and persistent inflammation. This state could contribute to chronic injury and the initiation of tissue repair. Fibrotic disorders represent abnormal wound healing with defective matrix turnover and clearance that lead to excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix components. A variety of identified growth factors, cytokines, and persistently activated myofibroblasts have critical roles in the pathogenesis of fibrosis...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518182/triple-layered-closure-of-an-oroantral-fistula-a-case-report
#11
Eric George
Oroantral fistulae (OAF) are surgical sequelae that require complete resection and often leave large defects for the surgeon to repair. Closing these lesions is often technique sensitive and requires a detailed protocol, which, if not adhered to, can lead to recurrence. This case report presents a combined approach to closing an OAF by first excising the fistula and then resecting to retrieve the buccal fat pad to form a pedicle graft over the wound site. Next, a platelet-rich fibrin membrane is sandwiched over the buccal fat pad and completely covered by a buccal advancement flap...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516202/-plastic-reconstruction-of-radiation-injuries
#12
P M Vogt, T R Mett, C Henkenberens, C Radtke, R Ipaktchi
In addition to surgical and drug therapy, radiotherapy (or radiation therapy) is one of the three mainstays of modern oncological therapy regimes. It uses ionizing radiation to control tumors by damaging the DNA of cancerous tissue leading to cellular death. Although advances have been made in recent years resulting in a reduced dosage to the surrounding tissues, radiation injuries and tissue-related side effects cannot be completely avoided. Knowledge of the pathophysiology, treatment modalities and interdisciplinary treatment approaches are essential for effective therapy whilst limiting side effects...
May 17, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513987/dermatological-diseases-in-palliative-care-patients-a-prospective-study-of-271-patients
#13
Lenche Neloska, Katerina Damevska, Andjelka Kuzmanova, Lidija Pavleska, Milenko Kostov, Biljana Petreska Zovic
BACKGROUND: Numerous risk factors place palliative care patients at an increased risk of skin infections, dermatitis, and pressure sores. Furthermore, worsening of chronic skin disorders can be expected, as well as the development of treatment-induced and malignancy-related dermatoses. The objective of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and treatment of dermatological conditions in patients receiving hospital-based palliative care. METHODS: Two hundred seventy-one palliative patients were enrolled...
May 17, 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513576/biofilm-is-a-major-virulence-determinant-in-bacterial-colonization-of-chronic-skin-ulcers-independently-from-the-multidrug-resistant-phenotype
#14
Enea Gino Di Domenico, Ilaria Farulla, Grazia Prignano, Maria Teresa Gallo, Matteo Vespaziani, Ilaria Cavallo, Isabella Sperduti, Martina Pontone, Valentina Bordignon, Laura Cilli, Alessandra De Santis, Fabiola Di Salvo, Fulvia Pimpinelli, Ilaria Lesnoni La Parola, Luigi Toma, Fabrizio Ensoli
Bacterial biofilm is a major factor in delayed wound healing and high levels of biofilm production have been repeatedly described in multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs). Nevertheless, a quantitative correlation between biofilm production and the profile of antimicrobial drug resistance in delayed wound healing remains to be determined. Microbial identification, antibiotic susceptibility and biofilm production were assessed in 135 clinical isolates from 87 patients. Gram-negative bacteria were the most represented microorganisms (60...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510331/isolation-of-ready-to-use-adipose-derived-stem-cell-asc-pellet-for-clinical-applications-and-a-comparative-overview-of-alternate-methods-for-asc-isolation
#15
Edoardo Raposio, Nicolò Bertozzi
Current literature does not offer a standardized method to isolate adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) for clinical applications and hence clinical studies using ASCs often show inconsistent results. Most of these studies borrow laboratory or benchside-derived protocols, which are complex, time consuming, and involve the use of chemical, animal-derived reagents. In this unit we describe a relatively simple and faster isolation protocol that allows collection of a ready-to-use ASC pellet for clinical application...
May 16, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508548/a-prospective-evaluation-of-methylene-blue-and-gentian-violet-dressing-for-management-of-chronic-wounds-with-local-infection
#16
Kevin Y Woo, Jolene Heil
The objective of this prospective, non-randomised study was to evaluate the performance of an antibacterial foam dressing containing methylene blue and gentian violet (Hydrofera Blue Classic dressing(®) ) for the management of chronic wounds with local infection. Patients in this study were ≥18 years of age (n = 29), and each had at least one chronic wound ≥1 cm(2) in size that showed signs of localised infection or critical colonisation but with good potential for healing based on clinical assessment...
May 16, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508517/on-demand-antimicrobial-treatment-with-antibiotic-loaded-porous-silicon-capped-with-a-ph-responsive-dual-plasma-polymer-barrier
#17
Roshan Bharath Vasani, Endre J Szili, Gayathri Rajeev, Nicolas Hans Voelcker
Chronic wounds are a major socio-economic problem. Bacterial infections in such wounds are a major contributor to lack of wound healing. An early indicator of wound infection is an increase in pH of the wound fluid. Herein, we describe the development of a pH-responsive drug delivery device that can potentially be used for wound decontamination in situ and on-demand in response to an increase in the pH of the wound environment. The device is based on a porous silicon film that provides a reservoir for encapsulation of an antibiotic within the pores...
May 16, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507871/mammary-malignant-ulcer-after-radiotherapy-unpleasant-surprise
#18
Vincenzo Vindigni, Eva Kohlscheen, Tajna Kraljic, Franco Bassetto, Chiara Pavan
We present a case of a woman, 79 years old, followed by Psychiatry for depressive episodes after breast cancer removal. She was operated on for ductal breast carcinoma in 1983. Afterward she was submitted to adjuvant radiotherapy. She came to our attention for a chronic skin ulcer that developed into the radio-treated area about 4 years ago. We performed a skin biopsy and programed adipose tissue grafts to promote wound healing. The result of the biopsy was unexpected: dermal localization of not differentiated breast carcinoma...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507785/a-retrospective-chart-review-of-chronic-wound-patients-treated-with-topical-oxygen-therapy
#19
Karen Copeland, Angie R Purvis
Objective: Topical oxygen devices are Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared for the following indications for use of various etiologies: skin ulcerations due to diabetes, venous stasis, postsurgical infections and gangrenous lesions, decubitus ulcers; amputations/infected stumps; skin grafts; burns; and frostbite. The goal of this study was to understand the impact of topical oxygen therapy (TOT) on patient outcomes, including amputation and healing rates. Approach: This retrospective chart review included records collected between January 1, 2007, and July 18, 2016, from male and female patients ranging in age from 4 years to 105 years...
May 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504325/therapeutic-ultrasound-for-venous-leg-ulcers
#20
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
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