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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914805/use-of-subdural-drain-for-chronic-subdural-haematoma-a-4-year-multi-centre-observational-study-of-302-cases
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David Yuen Chung Chan, Peter Yat Ming Woo, Calvin Hoi Kwan Mak, Alberto Chi Ho Chu, Charles Churk Hang Li, Natalie Man Wai Ko, Stephanie Chi Ping Ng, Tin Fung David Sun, Wai Sang Poon
Chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) is a common neurosurgical condition and is more prevalent in the ageing population. Studies have suggested that placement of subdural drains after burr-hole drainage was associated with lower recurrence rates. However, a considerable proportion of surgeons remained unconvinced of the effectiveness of drain placement and concerns exist with the potential complications this additional manoeuvre entails such as infection or bleeding. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the impact of subdural drain on CSDH recurrence and its safety...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914451/effects-of-fibroin-microcarriers-on-inflammation-and-regeneration-of-deep-skin-wounds-in-mice
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A Y Arkhipova, M A Nosenko, N V Malyuchenko, R V Zvartsev, A M Moisenovich, A S Zhdanova, T V Vasil'eva, E A Gorshkova, I I Agapov, M S Drutskaya, S A Nedospasov, M M Moisenovich
The process of tissue regeneration following damage takes place with direct participation of the immune system. The use of biomaterials as scaffolds to facilitate healing of skin wounds is a new and interesting area of regenerative medicine and biomedical research. In many ways, the regenerative potential of biological material is related to its ability to modulate the inflammatory response. At the same time, all foreign materials, once implanted into a living tissue, to varying degree cause an immune reaction...
November 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912035/failure-to-rescue-after-infectious-complications-in-a-statewide-trauma-system
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Elinore J Kaufman, Emily Earl-Royal, Philip S Barie, Daniel N Holena
BACKGROUND: The failure to rescue (FTR) rate, the rate of death after a complication, measures a center's ability to identify and manage complications by "rescuing" vulnerable patients. Infectious complications are common after trauma, but risk factors for death after infection are not established. We hypothesized that risk factors would differ for FTR after infectious complications, development of infections, and for development of and death after non-infectious complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed trauma registry data for adult patients admitted to all 30 level I and II Pennsylvania trauma centers, 2011-2014...
December 2, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909641/a-case-series-of-complex-recalcitrant-wounds-treated-with-epidermal-grafts-harvested-from-an-automated-device
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Stephen S Cai, Arvind U Gowda, Karan Chopra, Rachel Waldman, Ronald P Silverman, Yvonne M Rasko
INTRODUCTION: Epidermal grafting has several advantages over full-thickness or split-thickness grafts in the treatment of complex non-healing wounds. These include the low risk of donor site complications, minimal patient discomfort, and abstention from the operating room. Traditionally, the lack of reliable epidermal harvesting techniques has limited its clinical utilization. The development of an automated suction blister epidermal graft (SBEG) harvesting device may facilitate clinical utilization of this technique...
October 30, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909035/randomised-controlled-pilot-study-to-investigate-the-effectiveness-of-thoracic-epidural-and-paravertebral-blockade-in-reducing-chronic-post-thoracotomy-pain-topic-feasibility-study-protocol
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Joyce Yeung, Teresa Melody, Amy Kerr, Babu Naidu, Lee Middleton, Kostas Tryposkiadis, Jane Daniels, Fang Gao
INTRODUCTION: Open chest surgery (thoracotomy) is considered the most painful of surgical procedures. Forceful wound retraction, costochondral dislocation, posterior costovertebral ligament disruption, intercostal nerve trauma and wound movement during respiration combine to produce an acute, severe postoperative pain insult and persistent chronic pain many months after surgery is common. Three recent systematic reviews conclude that unilateral continuous paravertebral blockade (PVB) provides analgesia at least equivalent to thoracic epidural blockade (TEB) in the postoperative period, has a lower failure rate, and symptom relief that lasted months...
December 1, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908808/emergency-hybrid-approach-to-ruptured-femoral-pseudoaneurysm-in-hiv-positive-intravenous-drug-abusers
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Maurizio Domanin, Giovanni Romagnoni, Silvia Romagnoli, Antonio Rolli, Livio Gabrielli
PURPOSE: Chronic traumatism of the common femoral artery due to intravenous injection in drug abusers, in association with local infections and arterial wall weakening caused by HIV, can lead to the development of pseudoaneurysms. Rupture of pseudoaneurysm is a dramatic event in such patients and its correction is difficult and controversial. Most of the cases reported describe open surgical elective options, that consist in ligation, repair or substitution of the damaged arterial segment, employing when possible biological grafts...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905181/effectiveness-of-collagen-oxidised-regenerated-cellulose-silver-containing-composite-wound-dressing-for-the-treatment-of-medium-depth-split-thickness-skin-graft-donor-site-wounds-in-multi-morbid-patients-a-prospective-non-comparative-single-centre-study
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Alexander Konstantinow, Tatjana V Fischer, Johannes Ring
Split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) is a widely used method in reconstructive surgery, but donor site wounds (DSWs) are often slow healing and painful. This prospective study evaluated the performance of a composite wound dressing containing collagen/oxidised regenerated cellulose in the treatment of medium-depth (0·4 mm) DSWs in 25 multi-morbid patients with chronic leg ulcers requiring STSG. The range of patients' ages was 44-84 years (mean 71·6 years) with DSW sizes ranging between 12 and 162 cm(2) (mean 78 cm(2) )...
December 1, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903852/topical-honey-in-the-management-of-pediatric-peritoneal-dialysis-exit-sites
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Thomas A Forbes, Loren Shaw, Catherine Quinlan
International guidelines in peritoneal dialysis (PD) advocate for regular application of topical mupirocin in chronic PD exit-site care. A strong evidence base links this treatment to reduced rates of exit-site infections and peritonitis. However, emerging reports of increasing mupirocin resistance and gram-negative infections are threatening the long-term viability of topical antibiotic ointments as a prophylactic treatment. Medical grade honey has multiple proven antibacterial and wound healing properties...
November 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894482/-the-remote-monitoring-of-chronic-wounds-treated-in-the-home
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Nicolas Schinkel
The Franche-Comté Regional Health Authority, in collaboration with the chronic wound outpatient centre of Besançon university hospital and twelve volunteer sites, has developed a remote patient monitoring programme for monitoring chronic wounds in the home. It has been used by private practice nurses since 2009.
November 2016: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893572/pain-management-in-pediatric-burn-patients-review-of-recent-literature-and-future-directions
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Omar Pardesi, Gennadiy Fuzaylov
Childhood burns are a profoundly traumatic and painful experience. Despite recognition of the prevalence of burn injuries in children and the severity of the associated pain, burn pain remains undertreated. At the same time, more evidence is emerging to suggest that undertreated pain has serious long-term medical and psychiatric consequences, many of which can be ameliorated with improved pain control. Pain in burn patients is, however, notoriously difficult to treat, perhaps because there is a chronic pain aspect underlying the acute pain that accompanies wound care and procedures...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891773/cigarette-smoke-alters-the-secretome-of-lung-epithelial-cells
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Alessandra Mossina, Christina Lukas, Juliane Merl-Pham, Franziska E Uhl, Kathrin Mutze, Andrea Schamberger, Claudia Staab-Weijnitz, Jie Jia, Ali Ö Yildirim, Melanie Königshoff, Stefanie M Hauck, Oliver Eickelberg, Silke Meiners
Cigarette smoke is the most relevant risk factor for the development of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Many of its more than 4500 chemicals are highly reactive thereby altering protein structure and function. Here, we used subcellular fractionation coupled to label-free quantitative mass spectrometry to globally assess alterations in the proteome of different compartments of lung epithelial cells upon exposure to cigarette smoke extract. Proteomic profiling of the human alveolar-derived cell line A549 revealed the most pronounced changes within the cellular secretome with preferential downregulation of proteins involved in wound healing and extracellular matrix (ECM) organization...
November 28, 2016: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887858/predictive-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-diabetic-wound-healing
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Nasibeh Vatankhah, Younes Jahangiri, Gregory J Landry, Robert B McLafferty, Nabil J Alkayed, Gregory L Moneta, Amir F Azarbal
OBJECTIVE: The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been used as a surrogate marker of systemic inflammation. We sought to investigate the association between NLR and wound healing in diabetic wounds. METHODS: The outcomes of 120 diabetic foot ulcers in 101 patients referred from August 2011 to December 2014 were examined retrospectively. Demographic, patient-specific, and wound-specific variables as well as NLR at baseline visit were assessed. Outcomes were classified as ulcer healing, minor amputation, major amputation, and chronic ulcer...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883184/epigenetics-in-reactive-and-reparative-cardiac-fibrogenesis-the-promise-of-epigenetic-therapy
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REVIEW
Asish K Ghosh, Rahul Rai, Panagiotis Flevaris, Douglas E Vaughan
Epigenetic changes play a pivotal role in the development of a wide spectrum of human diseases including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and intellectual disabilities. Cardiac fibrogenesis is a common pathophysiological process seen during chronic and stress-induced accelerated cardiac aging. While adequate production of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins is necessary for post-injury wound healing, excessive synthesis and accumulation of extracellular matrix protein in the stressed or injured hearts causes decreased or loss of lusitropy that leads to cardiac failure...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881691/a-mobile-application-for-wound-assessment-and-treatment-findings-of-a-user-trial
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Young Joon Jun, Donghyeok Shin, Whan Jun Choi, Ji Hyeon Hwang, Hoon Kim, Tae Gon Kim, Hyo Bo Lee, Tae Suk Oh, Hyun Woo Shin, Hyun Suk Suh, A-Young Lee, Joon Pio Jp Hong
The D+Wound Solution is a mobile phone application (app) that assists users in the assessment and treatment of the wound. The app has 6 components for assessment: need for debridement, infection control, revascularization, and exudate control; whether it is chronic; and finally, the top surface of the skin. These components are named D.I.R.E.C.T. The app makes you review these components as an algorithm to provide a reasonable solution for dressing. It is designed to understand the status of the wound and provide a practical treatment idea for wound care providers...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880932/lgr6-stem-cells-and-their-progeny-in-mouse-epidermis-under-regimens-of-exogenous-skin-carcinogenesis-and-their-absence-in-ensuing-skin-tumors
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Gerline C van de Glind, Heggert G Rebel, Jacoba J Out-Luiting, Wim Zoutman, Cornelis P Tensen, Frank R de Gruijl
Lgr6+ cells have been identified as a novel class of proliferating (Ki67+) stem cells in mouse epidermis. We investigated their response to UV exposure in Lgr6-EGFP-Ires-CreERT2/R26R-LacZ haired and hairless mice and whether they become initiating cells of UV- or chemically induced skin tumors. UV overexposure erased Lgr6+ cells (EGFP+) from the interfollicular epidermis (IFE), but - as after wounding - they apparently repopulated the IFE from the hair follicles. Under sub-sunburn chronic UV exposure, Lgr6+ cells and their progeny (LacZ+ after pulse of tamoxifen) diminished strongly in the IFE...
November 17, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879958/evaluation-of-a-6-year-old-multicentric-standard-endovascular-treatment-of-critical-limb-ischemia-in-the-drug-eluting-era
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Vincenzo Brizzi, Caroline Caradu, Xavier Berard, Gerard Sassoust, Dominique Midy, Eric Ducasse
BACKGROUND: There has been increasing evidence to support the endovascular- first approach in the treatment of below the knee (BTK) lesions. Plain Old Balloon Angioplasty (POBA), with bailout bare-metal stent scaffolding in case of flow limiting dissection or recoil, have been considered the standard treatment of choice but industries are continually developing innovative equipment and dedicated technologies, such as drug-eluting platforms whose use is increasingly extended, despite significant costs and lack of high-quality evidence to support a well- established strategy...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879565/surgical-wound-infection-rates-and-risk-factors-in-spinal-fusion-in-a-university-teaching-hospital-in-madrid-spain
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Ana Isabel Hijas-Gómez, Rosa María Egea-Gámez, Javier Martínez-Martín, Rafael Conrado González-Díaz, José Isaac Losada-Viñas, Gil Rodríguez-Caravaca
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To study risk factors linked to spinal fusion surgical wound infection (SWI) incidence and compare the incidence to rates in Madrid Region, Spain and USA as a whole. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical wound infection (SWI) is one of the complications posed by spinal surgery. Indeed, spinal surgery has a higher infection rate than do other orthopaedic surgeries such as total hip or knee arthroplasty...
November 22, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879096/compression-therapy-in-patients-with-venous-leg-ulcers
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REVIEW
Joachim Dissemond, Bernd Assenheimer, Anke Bültemann, Veronika Gerber, Silvia Gretener, Elisabeth Kohler-von Siebenthal, Sonja Koller, Knut Kröger, Peter Kurz, Severin Läuchli, Christian Münter, Eva-Maria Panfil, Sebastian Probst, Kerstin Protz, Gunnar Riepe, Robert Strohal, Jürg Traber, Hugo Partsch
Wund-D.A.CH. is the umbrella organization of the various wound care societies in German-speaking countries. The present consensus paper on practical aspects pertinent to compression therapy in patients with venous leg ulcers was developed by experts from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In Europe, venous leg ulcers rank among the most common causes of chronic wounds. Apart from conservative and interventional wound and vein treatment, compression therapy represents the basis of all other therapeutic strategies...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878846/are-the-classic-signs-of-infection-in-concordance-with-results-from-percutaneous-aspiration-to-diagnose-infection-in-pressure-injuries
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Joan Blanco-Blanco, Montserrat Gea-Sánchez, Francesc Valenzuela-Pascual, Eva Barallat-Gimeno, Anna Espart, Miguel Ángel Escobar-Bravo
AIM: To explore the concordance between the presence of classic signs of infection and the positive diagnosis identified by the microbiological culture of fluid collected by percutaneous aspiration. BACKGROUND: The classic signs of infection are commonly applied in some contexts to confirm infection in pressure injuries, but its accuracy has been questioned in chronic wounds. Little is know about the concordance of this method with others, such as the deep fluid culture from pressure injuries collected by percutaneous aspiration...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875272/tenascin-c-at-a-glance
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REVIEW
Kim S Midwood, Matthias Chiquet, Richard P Tucker, Gertraud Orend
Tenascin-C (TNC) is a hexameric, multimodular extracellular matrix protein with several molecular forms that are created through alternative splicing and protein modifications. It is highly conserved amongst vertebrates, and molecular phylogeny indicates that it evolved before fibronectin. Tenascin-C has many extracellular binding partners, including matrix components, soluble factors and pathogens; it also influences cell phenotype directly through interactions with cell surface receptors. Tenascin-C protein synthesis is tightly regulated, with widespread protein distribution in embryonic tissues, but restricted distribution of tenascin-C in adult tissues...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
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