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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
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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...
December 28, 2016: 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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003942/clinical-usage-and-economic-effectiveness-of-a-recently-developed-epidermal-autograft-harvesting-system-in-13-chronic-wound-patients-in-a-university-based-wound-center
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Angela Hulsey, Paul Linneman, Jeff Litt
INTRODUCTION:  Chronic wounds are a significant healthcare problem in the United States. Their costs approach 25 billion dollars in the United States. Current wound-care treatments of local wound care, moist dressings, and source control, while necessary for wound healing, are frequently not enough to ensure complete wound closure. The current surgical technique of split-thickness skin grafting is an operative procedure, painful, time-consuming, and leaves significant donor site wounds...
November 14, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998179/patients-intention-to-speak-up-for-health-care-providers-hand-hygiene-in-inpatient-diabetic-foot-wound-treatment-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-diabetes-outpatient-centres-in-lower-saxony-germany
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Thomas von Lengerke, Barbara Kröning, Karin Lange
Hand hygiene in wound care by health care providers (HCPs) is a key principle in treating hospitalized patients with diabetic foot infections. This study aimed to estimate the extent to which patients with type-2-diabetes (T2D) intend to speak up for HCPs' hand hygiene during inpatient foot treatment, test whether this motivation increases given the hospital would invite patients to speak up, and identify associations with socio-demographics, knowledge of hand hygiene requirements, and diabetes-related factors...
December 21, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984756/non-reconstructable-peripheral-vascular-disease-of-the-lower-extremity-in-ten-patients-treated-with-adipose-derived-stromal-vascular-fraction-cells
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Michael H Carstens, Arturo Gómez, Ronald Cortés, Elizabeth Turner, Cecilia Pérez, Marlon Ocon, Diego Correa
We present a series of ten patients with non-reconstructable peripheral vascular disease (PVD), secondary to arteriosclerosis (AS) and/or diabetes mellitus (DM), treated with local injection of non-expanded autologous, adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells for the purposes of enhancing neovascularization and chronic wound healing. Adipose tissue was surgically harvested and processed to yield the heterogeneous SVF cells for immediate point-of-care injection. The gastrocnemius muscles and ulcers or wounds where present were locally injected with the resulting SVF...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984272/association-of-sociodemographic-factors-with-spirituality-and-hope-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Geraldo Magela Salomé, Sergio Aguinaldo de Almeida, Bruno Mendes, Maiume Roana Ferreira de Carvalho, José Carlos Bueno, Marcelo Renato Massahud, Lydia Masako Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate levels of spirituality and hope in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) according to sociodemographic factors. DESIGN: This was a primary, prospective, descriptive, analytical, and clinical study. Questionnaires assessing sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the patients, the Spirituality Self-rating Scale (SSRS), and the Herth Hope Index (HHI) were administered to all participants. SETTING: University-affiliated skilled nursing center and outpatient wound care clinic in Pouso Alegre, Brazil...
January 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980886/a-case-review-series-of-christiana-care-health-system-s-experience-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-instillation
#14
Robert Felte, Kathy E Gallagher, Glen H Tinkoff, Mark Cipolle
Acute and chronic wounds afflict a multitude of patients to varying degrees. Wound care treatment modalities span the spectrum of technological advancement and with that differ greatly in cost. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) can now be combined with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d). This case review series of 11 patients in a community hospital setting provides support for the utilization of NPWTi-d. Additionally, current literature on the use of NPWTi-d in comparison to NPWT will be reviewed.  We highlight three specific cases...
November 7, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973441/inflammation-in-chronic-wounds
#15
REVIEW
Ruilong Zhao, Helena Liang, Elizabeth Clarke, Christopher Jackson, Meilang Xue
Non-healing chronic wounds present a major biological, psychological, social, and financial burden on both individual patients and the broader health system. Pathologically extensive inflammation plays a major role in the disruption of the normal healing cascade. The causes of chronic wounds (venous, arterial, pressure, and diabetic ulcers) can be examined through a juxtaposition of normal healing and the rogue inflammatory response created by the common components within chronic wounds (ageing, hypoxia, ischaemia-reperfusion injury, and bacterial colonisation)...
December 11, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941057/interdisciplinary-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-wounds-in-the-elderly-low-risk-of-amputations-and-mortality-and-good-chance-of-being-mobile-with-good-quality-of-life
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Bettina Hartmann, Christian Fottner, Karin Herrmann, Tobias Limbourg, Matthias M Weber, Karlheinz Beckh
AIMS: A major proportion of patients with diabetic foot syndrome are older than 65 years. Little is known about outcomes of these elderly patients. METHODS: We analysed 245 treatment cases in an observational single-centre study for comorbidities and outcomes over a 6-month period. RESULTS: In all, 122 patients had peripheral arterial disease which was significantly increasing with age (n = 245, df = 1, χ(2) = 23.06, p ⩽ 0...
January 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923212/comparison-of-diabetic-charcot-patients-with-and-without-foot-wounds
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Dane K Wukich, David Sadoskas, Nicholas J Vaudreuil, Mitchell Fourman
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of a series of patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) who were evaluated in a tertiary care setting. We hypothesized that those patients with CN who presented with a Charcot-related foot wound would have lower rates of successful limb salvage than patients who presented without a wound. METHODS: Two hundred forty-five patients (280 feet) were identified with diabetic CN during the time period from January 1, 2005, to June 1, 2015...
October 23, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916359/long-term-follow-up-of-fournier-s-gangrene-in-a-tertiary-care-center
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David R Rosen, Mitchell E Brown, Kyle G Cologne, Glenn T Ault, Aaron M Strumwasser
BACKGROUND: After surgical debridement, the use of fecal diversion systems (such as an endo-rectal tube or surgical colostomy) in Fournier's Gangrene (FG) to assist with wound healing remains controversial. METHODS: A 6-y retrospective review of a tertiary medical center emergency surgery database was conducted. Variables abstracted from the database include patient demographics, laboratory and physiological profiles, hospital length-of-stay, intensive care unit length-of-stay, operative data, time to healing, morbidity, and mortality...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
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/27903852/topical-honey-in-the-management-of-pediatric-peritoneal-dialysis-exit-sites
#20
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
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