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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182533/the-reality-of-routine-practice-a-pooled-data-analysis-on-chronic-wounds-treated-with-tlc-nosf-wound-dressings
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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
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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/28157774/a-home-care-practice-scenario-using-clinical-dashboards
#3
Seonah Lee, Trish Huebner
Portable electronic medical records used by home care nurses do not provide well-organized displays of previous documentation regarding patient care. The retrieved information is in a disorderly format; therefore, clinicians have to manually organize necessary information from multiple screens. This article describes the development of clinical dashboards to present key information necessary for individual patient care; a scenario using the clinical dashboards; and home care nurses' perceptions of the clinical dashboards...
February 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135201/use-of-a-dehydrated-amniotic-membrane-allograft-in-the-treatment-of-lower-extremity-wounds-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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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/28126175/risk-factors-for-30-day-unplanned-readmission-following-infrainguinal-endovascular-interventions
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Thomas C F Bodewes, Peter A Soden, Klaas H J Ultee, Sara L Zettervall, Alexander B Pothof, Sarah E Deery, Frans L Moll, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Unplanned hospital readmissions following surgical interventions are associated with adverse events and contribute to increasing health care costs. Despite numerous studies defining risk factors following lower extremity bypass surgery, evidence regarding readmission after endovascular interventions is limited. This study aimed to identify predictors of 30-day unplanned readmission following infrainguinal endovascular interventions. METHODS: We identified all patients undergoing an infrainguinal endovascular intervention in the targeted vascular module of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program between 2012 and 2014...
February 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124508/the-wayfinding-experience-of-family-carers-who-learn-to-manage-technical-health-procedures-at-home-a-grounded-theory-study
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Janet McDonald, Eileen McKinlay, Sally Keeling, William Levack
BACKGROUND: With more care taking place in the home, family carers play an important role in supporting patients. Some family carers undertake technical health procedures generally managed by health professionals in hospital settings (e.g. managing a tracheostomy or enteral feeding). AIM: To explore how family carers learn to manage technical health procedures in order to help health professionals better understand and support this process. DESIGN AND METHODS: A grounded theory study using data from interviews with 26 New Zealand family carers who managed technical health procedures including nasogastric or gastrostomy feeding, stoma care, urinary catheterisation, tracheostomy management, intravenous therapy, diabetes management and complex wound dressings...
January 25, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118847/the-humanistic-and-economic-burden-of-chronic-wounds-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Krister Järbrink, Gao Ni, Henrik Sönnergren, Artur Schmidtchen, Caroline Pang, Ram Bajpai, Josip Car
BACKGROUND: Chronic non-healing wounds present a substantial economic burden to healthcare system; significant reductions in quality of life for those affected, and precede often serious events such as limp amputations or even premature deaths. This burden is also likely to increase with a larger proportion of elderly and increasing prevalence of life-style diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Reviews of the evidence on the burden of illness associated with chronic wounds have not been comprehensive in scope and have not provided an assessment of the distribution of the health care costs across categories of resource use...
January 24, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110487/the-use-of-bilateral-internal-mammary-artery-grafting-in-different-degrees-of-obesity
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Yasser Y Hegazy, Wael Hassanein, Jürgen Ennker, Noha Keshk, Stefan Bauer, Ralf Sodian
Background Obesity is a limiting factor for the use of bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMAs). Therefore, we assessed the safety of their use in different degrees of obesity. Patients and Methods We studied two groups of patients with obesity using propensity matching. The first group received single internal mammary artery and saphenous vein grafts (SIMA group, 526 patients) and the second group received bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA group, 526 patients). Patients were classified further according to their body mass index (BMI) into overweight (BMI = 25-29...
January 22, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105899/clinic-visit-frequency-in-wound-care-matters-data-from-the-us-wound-registry
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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/28100522/intraoperative-dexamethasone-does-not-increase-the-risk-of-postoperative-wound-infection-a-propensity-score-matched-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-enigma-ii-trial-endex
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T Corcoran, J Kasza, T G Short, E O'Loughlin, M T V Chan, K Leslie, A Forbes, M Paech, P Myles
BACKGROUND: In a post hoc analysis of the ENIGMA-II trial, we sought to determine whether intraoperative dexamethasone was associated with adverse safety outcomes. METHODS: Inverse probability weighting with estimated propensity scores was used to determine the association of dexamethasone administration with postoperative infection, quality of recovery, and adverse safety outcomes for 5499 of the 7112 non-cardiac surgery subjects enrolled in ENIGMA-II. RESULTS: Dexamethasone was administered to 2178 (40%) of the 5499 subjects included in this analysis and was not associated with wound infection [189 (8...
February 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090513/an-update-and-review-of-cell-based-wound-dressings-and-their-integration-into-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Austin Pourmoussa, Daniel J Gardner, Maxwell B Johnson, Alex K Wong
Chronic wounds affect over 4 million individuals and pose a significant burden to the US healthcare system. Diabetes, venous stasis, radiation or paralysis are common risk factors for chronic wounds. Unfortunately, the current standard of care (SOC) has a high relapse rate and these wounds continue to adversely affect patients' quality of life. Fortunately, advances in tissue engineering have allowed for the development of cell-based wound dressings that promote wound healing by improving cell migration and differentiation...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076861/potential-applications-of-smart-multifunctional-wearable-materials-to-gerontology
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David G Armstrong, Bijan Najafi, Mohsen Shahinpoor
Smart multifunctional materials can play a constructive role in addressing some very important aging-related issues. Aging affects the ability of older adults to continue to live safely and economically in their own residences for as long as possible. Thus, there will be a greater need for preventive, acute, rehabilitative, and long-term health care services for older adults as well as a need for tools to enable them to function independently during daily activities. The objective of this paper is, thus, to present a comprehensive review of some potential smart materials and their areas of applications to gerontology...
January 12, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070472/utilizing-the-veraflo%C3%A2-instillation-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-system-with-advanced-care-for-a-case-study
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Rita K Driver
BACKGROUND:  Mankind has always suffered wounds throughout time due to trauma, disease, and lifestyles. Many wounds are non-healing and have continued to be challenging. However, utilizing advanced wound care treatments, such as negative pressure wound treatment with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d), has proven beneficial. NPWTi-d is indicated in a variety of wounds, such as trauma, surgical, acute, pressure injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, and venous leg ulcers. Bacteria and bioburden interrupts wound healing by increasing the metabolic needs, ingesting, and robbing the necessary nutrients and oxygen...
November 30, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066609/association-between-post-sternotomy-tracheostomy-and-deep-sternal-wound-infection-a-retrospective-analysis
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Yi-Chin Tsai, Kevin Phan, Andrie Stroebel, Livia Williams, Lisa Nicotra, Lesley Drake, Elizabeth Ryan, James McGree, Peter Tesar, Kiran Shekar
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy has traditionally been used as a means of facilitated mechanical ventilation in patients requiring respiratory management following cardiac surgery. However in the clinical setting, the advantages of tracheostomy has been questioned by concerns surrounding evidence of its association with increased risk of deep sternal wound infections (DSWI). The present study sought to evaluate retrospectively our experience with post-sternotomy tracheostomy among cardiac surgery patients and association with DSWI...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054925/the-wound-trend-scale-a-retrospective-review-of-utility-and-predictive-value-in-the-assessment-and-documentation-of-lower-leg-ulcers
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Noreen A Campbell, Donna L Campbell, Andrea Turner
Wound assessment is essential to manage wound care. The Wound Trend Scale (WTS) is a paper-and-pen instrument comprised of 14 parameters designed to guide assessment of findings relevant to lower leg ulcer management and includes an infection screen and cues for physician consultation. To determine its clinical utility, predictive value, and reliability, data were retrospectively analyzed from a random sampling of medical records of patients seen at a Foot and Leg Clinic between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008...
December 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040612/association-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-with-adverse-pregnancy-related-outcomes-in-military-hospitals
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Dennis L Spence, Rhonda C Allen, Monica A Lutgendorf, Virginia R Gary, John D Richard, Sara C Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in non-obstetrical and obstetrical patients. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of OSA and its relationship with pregnancy-related complications in a general obstetric population of Department of Defense beneficiaries receiving direct-care at military treatment facilities. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of all women (N=305,001) who gave birth at a military treatment facility from 2008 to 2014...
December 14, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032556/combined-reflectance-and-raman-spectroscopy-to-assess-degree-of-in%C3%A2-vivo-angiogenesis-after-tissue-injury
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Shailesh Agarwal, William R Lloyd, Shawn J Loder, Michael T Chung, Charles Hwang, Michael D Morris, Benjamin Levi
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis, the formation of blood vessels, is a critical aspect of wound healing. Disorders of wound healing are often characterized by lack of angiogenesis, a condition frequently observed in aging and diabetic patients. Current techniques for assessing blood at injury sites are limited to contrast-imaging, including angiography. However, these techniques do not directly observe oxygenation of blood and are not amenable to serial evaluation. A multimodal noninvasive reflectance and Raman spectrometer have been proposed to help clinicians as a point-of-care tool to interrogate local angiogenesis and tissue architecture, respectively...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029181/new-horizons-in-the-understanding-of-the-causes-and-management-of-diabetic-foot-disease-report-from-the-2017-diabetes-uk-annual-professional-conference-symposium
#19
REVIEW
M Clokie, A L Greenway, K Harding, N J Jones, K Vedhara, F Game, K K Dhatariya
Diabetes-related foot disease remains a common problem. For wounds, classic teaching recommends the treatment of any infection, offloading the wound and ensuring a good blood supply, as well as ensuring that the other modifiable risk factors are addressed and optimized. There remain, however, several questions about these and other aspects of the care of diabetes-related foot disease. Some of these questions are addressed in the present report; in particular, the impact of newer technologies in the identification of any organisms present in a wound, as well as the use of novel approaches to treat infections...
March 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017586/operative-variables-are-better-predictors-of-postdischarge-infections-and-unplanned-readmissions-in-vascular-surgery-patients-than-patient-characteristics
#20
Caitlin W Hicks, Michael Bronsert, Karl E Hammermeister, William G Henderson, Douglas R Gibula, James H Black, Natalia O Glebova
OBJECTIVE: Although postoperative readmissions are frequent in vascular surgery patients, the reasons for these readmissions are not well characterized, and effective approaches to their reduction are unknown. Our aim was to analyze the reasons for vascular surgery readmissions and to report potential areas for focused efforts aimed at readmission reduction. METHODS: The 2012 to 2013 American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) data set was queried for vascular surgery patients...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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