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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895528/nurses-perceptions-of-a-pressure-ulcer-prevention-care-bundle-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
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Shelley Roberts, Elizabeth McInnes, Marianne Wallis, Tracey Bucknall, Merrilyn Banks, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcer prevention is a critical patient safety indicator for acute care hospitals. An innovative pressure ulcer prevention care bundle targeting patient participation in their care was recently tested in a cluster randomised trial in eight Australian hospitals. Understanding nurses' perspectives of such an intervention is imperative when interpreting results and translating evidence into practice. As part of a process evaluation for the main trial, this study assessed nurses' perceptions of the usefulness and impact of a pressure ulcer prevention care bundle intervention on clinical practice...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889559/plasma-endothelial-microparticles-reflect-the-extent-of-capillaroscopic-alterations-and-correlate-with-the-severity-of-skin-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Małgorzata Michalska-Jakubus, Otylia Kowal-Bielecka, Vanessa Smith, Maurizio Cutolo, Dorota Krasowska
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Endothelial microparticles (EMPs) are membrane-coated vesicles shed from endothelial cells and are considered markers of the endothelial state. It has been shown that total numbers of circulating EMPs are increased in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), but their clinical correlations have not yet been investigated in detail. We aimed to assess possible relationships between circulating EMPs and clinical as well as laboratory features among SSc patients with special attention to possible association with alteration in microvascular morphology objectified on nailfold videocapillaroscopy and clinical signs of microvascular complications...
November 23, 2016: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884683/yttrium-90-radioembolization-with-resin-microspheres-without-routine-embolization-of-the-gastroduodenal-artery
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Thomas J Ward, John D Louie, Daniel Y Sze
PURPOSE: To evaluate safety of resin microsphere radioembolization (RE) without prophylactic embolization of the gastroduodenal artery (GDA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between July 2013 and April 2015, all patients undergoing RE with resin microspheres for liver-dominant metastatic disease were treated without routine embolization of the GDA. Selective embolization of distal hepaticoenteric vessels was performed if identified by digital subtraction angiography, cone-beam computed tomography, or technetium-99m macroaggregated albumin scintigraphy...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867974/is-macitentan-not-a-treatment-option-for-digital-ulcers-in-systemic-sclerosis
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EDITORIAL
Yoshihide Asano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851860/dermatopulmonary-syndrome-associated-with-anti-mda5-antibodies-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Clémence Lepelletier, Djaouida Bengoufa, Zeltni Lyes, Adèle de Masson, François Chasset, Marie Jachiet, David Michonneau, Marie Robin, Régis Peffault de Latour, Flore Sicre de Fontbrune, Yacine Tandjaoui-Lambiotte, Armand Bensussan, Michel Rybojad, Abdellatif Tazi, Martine Bagot, Gérard Socié, Anne Bergeron, Jean-David Bouaziz
Importance: Chronic graft-vs-host-disease (cGVHD) after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) may resemble autoimmune diseases. Anti-MDA5 (melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5) dermatopulmonary syndrome is a subset of dermatomyositis defined by specific clinical features and detection of anti-MDA5-antibodies in the serum. Objective: To characterize the clinical features of patients who underwent AHSCT and screened positively for anti-MDA5 antibodies...
November 16, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837194/lenalidomide-for-refractory-cutaneous-manifestations-of-pediatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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E Y Wu, L E Schanberg, E C Wershba, C E Rabinovich
OBJECTIVE: Cutaneous manifestations of pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus cause significant morbidity. Lenalidomide, a thalidomide analogue, has shown promise treating cutaneous lupus erythematosus in adults. Our objective was to evaluate lenalidomide's efficacy and safety in treating refractory cutaneous manifestations of pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of 10 adolescents who received lenalidomide for recalcitrant cutaneous lupus erythematosus...
November 10, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833384/fecal-microbiota-in-pouchitis-and-ulcerative-colitis
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Kai-Yu Li, Jian-Lin Wang, Jiang-Peng Wei, Sen-Yang Gao, Ying-Ying Zhang, Li-Tian Wang, Gang Liu
AIM: To investigate the changes in microbiota in feces of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and pouchitis using genomic technology. METHODS: Fecal samples were obtained from UC patients with or without an ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) procedure, as well as healthy controls. The touchdown polymerase chain reaction technique was used to amplify the whole V3 region of the 16S rRNA gene, which was transcribed from DNA extracted from fecal samples. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis was used to separate the amplicons...
October 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814289/feasability-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-with-image-fusion-of-ceus-and-ms-ct-for%C3%A2-endovascular-grafting-in-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-a%C3%A2-single-patient
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H Zimmermann, J Rübenthaler, P Paprottka, K J Paprottka, M Reiser, D A Clevert
Currently methods to reduce radiation and contrast media application in endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms (EVAR) are investigated. First positive results for real-time contrast medium-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) guided endovascular aortic repair have been reported. A combination with image fusion of CEUS and preoperative multi-slice computed tomography (MS-CT) might offer added safety regarding stent-graft positioning and sealing of the landing zones.EVAR was performed in a patient with an asymptomatic infrarenal aortic aneurysm and a penetrating aortic ulcer in the neck region...
November 4, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796521/long-term-clinical-stabilization-of-scleroderma-patients-treated-with-a-chronic-and-intensive-iv-iloprost-regimen
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Rosario Foti, Elisa Visalli, Giorgio Amato, Alessia Benenati, Giovanni Converso, Alberto Farina, Salvatore Bellofiore, Massimiliano Mulè, Marcella Di Gangi
Intravenous iloprost is a first-line option for the treatment of scleroderma-related digital vasculopathy, and some studies have suggested its favourable role on disease progression. The aim of our study is to evaluate the disease progression, specifically in terms of cardiopulmonary function, in a group of consecutive patients chronically treated with intravenous iloprost. Our retrospective study enrolled 68 scleroderma patients (68 F, 54.4 ± 12.3 years) treated with iloprost for 7.1 ± 2.9 years, with a schedule of 5-6 consecutive daily infusions per month (6 h/day, 0...
October 28, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776714/assessment-for-pulmonary-artery-hypertension-using-clinical-and-echocardiographic-criteria-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Nadera Methia, Samia Latreche, Omar Ait Mokhtar, Jean-Jacques Monsuez, Salim Benkhedda
BACKGROUND: Prognosis of systemic sclerosis (SSc) is affected by pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH). METHODS: Among 202 patients (mean age: 46.1 ± 13.3 years; 177 women) with SSc, those with a tricuspid regurgitation (TR) jet maximal velocity at 2D-echocardiography (2DE) < 2.8m/second were not considered at high risk for PAH, whereas those with a TR velocity >3m/second or between 2.8 and 3m/second and associated with dyspnea were. RESULTS: Among 22 patients at risk, 15 (mean age: 50...
October 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770830/the-association-of-low-complement-with-disease-activity-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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James Esposito, Zoe Brown, Wendy Stevens, Joanne Sahhar, Candice Rabusa, Jane Zochling, Janet Roddy, Jennifer Walker, Susanna M Proudman, Mandana Nikpour
BACKGROUND: In some rheumatic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), low serum complement ('hypocomplementaemia') is a feature of active disease. However, the role of hypocomplementaemia in systemic sclerosis (SSc) is unknown. We sought to determine the frequency, clinical associations and relationship to disease activity of hypocomplementaemia in SSc. METHODS: The study included 1140 patients fulfilling the 2013 American College of Rheumatology criteria for SSc...
October 22, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749241/pilot-study-assessing-pathophysiology-and-healing-of-digital-ulcers-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-using-laser-doppler-imaging-and-thermography
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Andrea K Murray, Tonia L Moore, Elizabeth Wragg, Holly Ennis, Andy Vail, Graham Dinsdale, Lindsay Muir, Christopher E M Griffiths, Ariane L Herrick
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc)-related digital ulcers (DU) cause significant pain and disability and are often a primary endpoint in clinical trials. However, their pathophysiology has been little studied. The objectives of this prospective study were to determine whether laser Doppler imaging (LDI) and thermography can identify ischaemic components in both fingertip and extensor surface DU and assess ulcer healing. METHODS: Patients prospectively reported new DU over a year...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749240/digital-ulcers-score-a-scoring-system-to-assess-digital-ulcers-in-patients-suffering-from-systemic-sclerosis
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Hannah Clara Ahrens, Elise Siegert, Dirk Tomsitz, Kathrin Mattat, Christine March, Margitta Worm, Gabriela Riemekasten
OBJECTIVES: To develop a standardized scoring system to assess the severity of DUs in SSc patients and correlate it with functional outcomes. METHODS: In this cross-sectional, longitudinal study in SSc patients with DUs (n=65) we developed a digital ulcers score (DUS) for the assessment of DUs. DUS and the ABILHAND score were measured at each visit and differences were analysed using Tamhane's T2 test. Spearman's Rho test was applied for correlational analysis of DUS and functional outcomes...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746061/rise-ssc-riociguat-in-diffuse-cutaneous-systemic-sclerosis
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Oliver Distler, Janet Pope, Chris Denton, Yannick Allanore, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Janethe de Oliveira Pena, Dinesh Khanna
: RISE-SSc is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 study investigating the efficacy and safety of riociguat in patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc). Based on positive results from riociguat trials in patients with pulmonary hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in combination with the known antiproliferative and antifibrotic effects seen in animal models, patients with SSc may benefit from treatment with riociguat. Patients with SSc meeting the ACR/EULAR systemic sclerosis classification criteria with diffuse cutaneous SSc (dcSSc) subset per LeRoy criteria, and a disease duration of less than or equal to 18 months will be randomized to placebo or riociguat 0...
September 28, 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744392/effects-of-longterm-treatment-with-bosentan-and-iloprost-on-nailfold-absolute-capillary-number-fingertip-blood-perfusion-and-clinical-status-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Amelia Chiara Trombetta, Carmen Pizzorni, Barbara Ruaro, Sabrina Paolino, Alberto Sulli, Vanessa Smith, Maurizio Cutolo
OBJECTIVE: To quantify in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) the absolute nailfold capillary number/mm (the absolute number of capillaries, observable in the first row, in 1 mm per field) and fingertip blood perfusion (FBP) during longterm therapy with the endothelin receptor antagonist bosentan (BOSE) and the synthetic analog of prostacyclin PGI2 iloprost (ILO) by multiple diagnostic tools. Observed values were correlated with clinical outcomes. METHODS: Thirty patients with SSc already receiving intravenous ILO (80 μg/day) for 5 continuous days (every 3 mos) were recruited in the clinic...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733938/serum-soluble-cd163-and-its-association-with-various-disease-parameters-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Waleed Ahmed Salah Eldeen Hassan, Eman Abd Elaleem Baraka, Basant Mohammed Elnady, Tahany Mahmoud Gouda, Nehad Fouad
OBJECTIVE: Cluster of differentiation 163 (CD163) is a receptor that binds haptoglobin-hemoglobin complexes and is mainly expressed on macrophages and monocytes. As a result of shedding, the extracellular portion of CD163 circulates in the blood as a soluble CD163 (sCD163). This study aimed to measure serum sCD163 levels in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and to assess its association with the clinical, laboratory, and radiological features of the disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We measured serum sCD163 levels in 24 patients with SSc and in 30 healthy controls...
September 2016: Eur J Rheumatol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733020/topical-oxygen-therapy-results-in-complete-wound-healing-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#17
Janelle Yu, Suzanne Lu, Ann-Marie McLaren, Julie A Perry, Karen M Cross
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a significant problem in an aging population. 15% of diabetics develop a DFU over their lifetime, which can lead to potential amputation. The 5-year survival rate after amputation is 31%, which is greater than the lifetime risk of mortality from cancer. Topical oxygen is a promising technique for the adjunctive therapy of chronic wounds including DFUs, but few controlled studies exist to support its clinical adoption. The aim of this study was to compare a portable topical oxygen delivery system in patients with non-healing DFUs to standard best practice...
October 12, 2016: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723012/poorly-designed-research-does-not-help-clarify-the-role-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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EDITORIAL
Mesut Mutluoglu, Gunalp Uzun, Michael Bennett, Peter Germonpré, David Smart, Daniel Mathieu
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are one of the most common indications for hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT). The role of HBOT in DFUs is often debated. Recent evidence based guidelines, while recommending its use, urge further studies to identify the patient subgroups most likely to benefit from HBOT. A recent study in Diabetes Care aimed to assess the efficacy of HBOT in reducing the need for major amputation and improving wound healing in patients with chronic DFUs. In this study, patients with Wagner grade 2-4 diabetic foot lesions were randomly assigned to have HBOT (30 sessions/90 min/244 kPa) or sham treatment (30 sessions/90 min/air/125 kPa)...
September 2016: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686661/lidocaine-controls-pain-and-allows-safe-wound-bed-preparation-and-debridement-of-digital-ulcers-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-retrospective-study
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Francesca Braschi, Francesca Bartoli, Cosimo Bruni, Ginevra Fiori, Claudia Fantauzzo, Lucia Paganelli, Amato De Paulis, Laura Rasero, M Matucci-Cerinic
In Systemic Sclerosis (SSc), digital ulcers (DU) are painful, difficult to heal, and frequently infected. To reduce the risk of bacterial infection and to prevent chronicity, it is essential to carefully remove necrotic tissue from DU, with maximum patient comfort. Debridement, although very efficacious, is invasive and causes local pain: lidocaine is a local anesthetic commonly used as to fight pain during debridement procedures. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of lidocaine 4 % in pain control during debridement procedure of DU in SSc...
September 29, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685659/multimodal-quantitative-phase-imaging-with-digital-holographic-microscopy-accurately-assesses-intestinal-inflammation-and-epithelial-wound-healing
#20
Philipp Lenz, Markus Brückner, Steffi Ketelhut, Jan Heidemann, Björn Kemper, Dominik Bettenworth
The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease, i.e., Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis, has significantly increased over the last decade. The etiology of IBD remains unknown and current therapeutic strategies are based on the unspecific suppression of the immune system. The development of treatments that specifically target intestinal inflammation and epithelial wound healing could significantly improve management of IBD, however this requires accurate detection of inflammatory changes. Currently, potential drug candidates are usually evaluated using animal models in vivo or with cell culture based techniques in vitro...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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