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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650945/treatment-approach-for-infection-of-healed-fractures-after-internal-fixation
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Joshua M Lawrenz, Salvatore J Frangiamore, Ajinkya A Rane, W Alex Cantrell, Heather A Vallier
OBJECTIVE: To review the efficacy of a treatment approach for patients with infection and colonized implants after open reduction and internal fixation of fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Level one trauma center. PATIENTS: Twenty patients were treated for wound infection with colonized implants after open reduction and internal fixation. INTERVENTION: Surgical debridement, removal of implants and a short post-operative oral antibiotic course...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633785/the-lisfranc-amputation-a-more-reliable-level-of-amputation-with-proper-intraoperative-tendon-balancing
#2
Christopher J Greene, Christopher Bibbo
Traditional transmetatarsal amputations are a reliable level of amputation. However, amputations at the Lisfranc level have met with limited success owing to improper biomechanics resulting from tendon imbalance, ultimately leading to foot deformity positions and an unstable soft tissue envelope with ensuing skin breakdown, infection, and below-the-knee amputation. We describe proper tendon rebalancing that results in improved biomechanics and a more reliable and stable amputation at the more proximal Lisfranc level...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617750/skin-and-wound-care-in-lymphedema-patients-a-taxonomy-primer-and-literature-review
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Caroline E Fife, Wade Farrow, Adelaide A Hebert, Nathan C Armer, Bob R Stewart, Janice N Cormier, Jane M Armer
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema is a condition of localized protein-rich swelling from damaged or malfunctioning lymphatics. Because the immune system is compromised, there is a high risk of infection. Infection in patients with lymphedema may present in a variety of ways. OBJECTIVE: The goals of this review were to standardize the terminology of skin breakdown in the context of lymphedema, synthesize the available information to create best practice recommendations in support of the American Lymphedema Framework Project update to its Best Practices document, and create recommendations for further research...
July 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586092/quantitative-skin-assessment-using-spatial-frequency-domain-imaging-sfdi-in-patients-with-or-at-high-risk-for-pressure-ulcers
#4
Amr Yafi, Fuad K Muakkassa, Tejasvi Pasupneti, Judy Fulton, David J Cuccia, Amaan Mazhar, Kimberly N Blasiole, Eliot N Mostow
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Pressure ulcers (PU) are a significant problem facing the health system in the United States. Here, we present preliminary case studies demonstrating feasibility of Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging (SFDI) to assess skin status in high-risk populations and pre-existing wounds. SFDI is a wide-field non-contact optical imaging technology that uses structured light to obtain tissue optical properties and of tissue constituents. This study aims to determine the fit of SFDI for PU care and determine the next steps...
June 6, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583488/non-invasive-methods-to-maintain-cervical-spine-position-after-pediatric-tracheal-resections
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Kahren K Aydinyan, Jonathan D Day, Gina M Troiano, G Paul Digoy
OBJECTIVES: To present our experience with two methods of neck stabilization after pediatric tracheal resection with primary anastomosis as possible alternatives to the traditional chest-chin suture. METHODS: Children undergoing tracheal resection and/or cricotracheal resection with anastomosis under tension were placed in cervical spine flexion postoperatively with either a chest-chin (Grillo) suture, an Aspen cervical collar or Trulife Johnson cervical-thoracic orthosis (CTO)...
July 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578999/utility-and-tolerability-of-the-long-pulsed-1064-nm-neodymium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-lp-nd-yag-laser-for-treatment-of-symptomatic-or-disfiguring-vascular-malformations-in-children-and-adolescents
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Aditi S Murthy, Annelise Dawson, Deepti Gupta, Shanna Spring, Kelly M Cordoro
BACKGROUND: Vascular malformations manifest with pain, bleeding, disability, and disfigurement in a subset of children. There are scant data available on the utility and tolerability of laser surgery for symptomatic or disfiguring non-port-wine stain vascular malformations in children. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the utility and tolerability of the 1064-nm long-pulsed neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (LP Nd:YAG) laser for treatment of symptomatic or disfiguring vascular malformations in children...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480522/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-velcro-versus-standard-twill-ties-following-pediatric-tracheotomy
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Catherine K Hart, Kareem O Tawfik, Jareen Meinzen-Derr, John Drew Prosser, Cheryl Brumbaugh, Amy Myer, Jonette A Ward, Alessandro de Alarcon
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Tracheotomy is a common procedure. A reliable method of securing the tracheotomy tube is essential to minimize accidental decannulation. However, skin breakdown has been reported in ∼30% of patients. We sought to evaluate rates of skin-related complications and accidental decannulation with the use of Velcro ties compared to twill ties. STUDY DESIGN: A nonblinded, randomized controlled trial comparing Velcro versus twill ties in patients undergoing tracheotomy between July 1, 2014 and January 31, 2016...
May 7, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379094/inaugural-professorial-lecture-found-in-translation
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Using a multidisciplinary, patient-centric approach work over two decades has led to the many advances made by Professor Patricia Grocott during her academic career at Kings College London (KCL). In her inaugural lecture as Professor of Nursing Technology and Innovation, Grocott recalls her work and inspirations, from her prosthetics for a large nodule wound to her current projects, which involve codesigning medical devices and technologies with patients vulnerable to skin breakdown. Her collaboration with an openness to other disciplines has enabled her work to cross boundaries and improve patients' quality of life and outcomes...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273390/purpureocillium-lilacinum-tattoo-related-skin-infection-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient
#9
Sonya A Trinh, Michael P Angarone
Purpureocillium lilacinum is an emerging pathogenic mold among immunocompromised hosts that causes cutaneous infections related to skin breakdown. We present the first reported case of P. lilacinum tattoo-related skin infection, to our knowledge. A kidney transplant recipient recently treated for acute cellular rejection presented with skin papules overlying a tattoo. Diagnosis was confirmed on culture, histology, and 18S ribosomal RNA polymerase chain reaction. The morphological features on culture characteristic of P...
March 8, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267125/clinical-evaluation-of-a-skin-protectant-for-the-management-of-incontinence-associated-dermatitis-an-open-label-nonrandomized-prospective-study
#10
Mary R Brennan, Catherine T Milne, Marie Agrell-Kann, Bruce P Ekholm
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of an investigational skin protectant product at managing severe skin breakdown associated with incontinence. DESIGN: Open-label, nonrandomized, prospective study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The sample comprised 16 patients; inclusion criteria were: patients older than 18 years, cared for in the intensive care unit of a level I trauma center hospital or in long-term care facilities in the northeast region of the United States, and had incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD)...
March 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265895/clinical-peritonitis-from-allergy-to-silicone-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt
#11
Michael Kurin, Kenneth Lee, Paul Gardner, Merritt Fajt, Chandraprakash Umapathy, Kenneth Fasanella
Silicones are inorganic compounds that have been used for the purpose of shunting ventricular fluid since the mid-20th century [1]. Complications of ventriculoperitoneal shunts have rarely been attributed to silicone allergy, with only a handful of cases reported in literature. The classic presentation of allergy to silicone ventriculoperitoneal shunt, i.e., abdominal pain with recurrent skin breakdown along the shunt tract, is nonspecific and difficult to distinguish clinically from other causes of shunt-related symptoms...
June 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243502/ceeg-electrode-related-pressure-ulcers-in-acutely-hospitalized-patients
#12
Lidia M V R Moura, Thiago S Carneiro, David Kwasnik, Valdery F Moura, Christine S Blodgett, Joseph Cohen, Mary McKenna Guanci, Daniel B Hoch, John Hsu, Andrew J Cole, M Brandon Westover
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers resulting from continuous EEG (cEEG) monitoring in hospitalized patients have gained attention as a preventable medical complication. We measured their incidence and risk factors. METHODS: We performed an observational investigation of cEEG-electrode-related pressure ulcers (EERPU) among acutely ill patients over a 22-month period. Variables analyzed included age, sex, monitoring duration, hospital location, application methods, vasopressor usage, nutritional status, skin allergies, fever, and presence/severity of EERPU...
February 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152724/utilization-of-an-innovative-tool-to-improve-oncology-patient-outcomes
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Jessica O'Driscoll, Jaimika Patel, Marie Decker, Joanne McGovern
231 Background: Introduction of an electronic board can improve interdisciplinary communication to ensure early intervention and improve patient outcomes. Early detection and prevention is key. The early stages of physiologic demise may be demonstrated by subtle changes in the patient's vital signs. The purpose of this study was to implement a visual tool to indicate and update the acuity of patients on the oncology unit. The parameters displayed included vital signs, Hendrich, and Braden scale. The goal of the electronic board was to create a continuously accessible resource for the interdisciplinary team for rapid assessment of the patient's condition throughout rounds and all shifts...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146605/stretch-for-the-treatment-and-prevention-of-contractures
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Lisa A Harvey, Owen M Katalinic, Robert D Herbert, Anne M Moseley, Natasha A Lannin, Karl Schurr
BACKGROUND: Contractures are a common complication of neurological and non-neurological conditions, and are characterised by a reduction in joint mobility. Stretch is widely used for the treatment and prevention of contractures. However, it is not clear whether stretch is effective. This review is an update of the original 2010 version of this review. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to determine the effects of stretch on contractures in people with, or at risk of developing, contractures...
January 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117478/mouthpiece-ventilation-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-a-rescue-strategy-for-noncompliant-patients
#15
Giuseppe Fiorentino, Anna Annunziata, Rosa Cauteruccio, Gianfranco Scotto di Frega, Antonio Esquinas
Objective: To evaluate mouthpiece ventilation (MPV) in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) who are noncompliant with noninvasive ventilation (NIV). Methods: We evaluated four young patients with DMD who had previously refused to undergo NIV. Each patient was reassessed and encouraged to try MPV. Results: The four patients tolerated MPV well and were compliant with NIV at home. MPV proved to be preferable and more comfortable than NIV with any other type of interface...
November 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078772/skin-cleansing-and-emolliating-for-older-people-a-quasi-experimental-pilot-study
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Jill Brooks, Fiona Cowdell, Steven J Ersser, Eric D Gardiner
AIMS: The aims of this study were to (i) assess the effect of low-cost hygiene and emollient regimens on the skin barrier function (SBF) of people aged >65 year with xerosis (dry skin) on their lower legs; (ii) to assess the utility of portable measures of skin barrier function in terms of stratum corneum hydration (SCH) and transepidermal water loss (TEWL) in community settings; and iii) to provide evidence for a randomised controlled trial on the treatment of adults in a resource-poor country with dry skin on their lower legs which causes and exacerbates the skin disease podoconiosis (non-filarial elephantiasis)...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060178/assessment-of-splints-applied-for-pediatric-fractures-in-an-emergency-department-urgent-care-environment
#17
Joshua M Abzug, Brandon S Schwartz, Aaron J Johnson
BACKGROUND: Fractures are common in the pediatric population. The initial evaluation is rarely by an orthopaedic surgeon, but commonly an emergency room or urgent care center physician/extender. This typically involves splint application by a nonorthopaedist to immobilize the extremity and provide stabilization. Iatrogenic injuries from inappropriate splint placement are a potential public health and legal concern that can lead to complications. The primary purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the adequacy of all splints placed on patients who presented to a pediatric orthopaedic office; secondary outcomes included assessing prevalence and types of complications that were associated with inadequate splints...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941234/thermal-symmetry-of-healthy-feet-a-precursor-to-a-thermal-study-of-diabetic-feet-prior-to-skin-breakdown
#18
Audrey Macdonald, Nina Petrova, Suhail Ainarkar, John Allen, Peter Plassmann, Aaron Whittam, John Bevans, Francis Ring, Ben Kluwe, Rob Simpson, Leon Rogers, Graham Machin, Mike Edmonds
Early identification of areas of inflammation may aid prevention of diabetic foot ulcers. A new bespoke thermal camera system has been developed to thermally image feet at risk. Hotspots (areas at least 2.2 °C hotter than the contralateral site) may indicate areas of inflammation prior to any apparent visual signs. This article describes the thermal pattern and symmetry of 103 healthy pairs of feet. 68% of participants were thermally symmetric at the 33 foot sites measured. 32% of participants had at least one hotspot, but hotspots overall only accounted for 5% of the measurements made...
January 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927508/kyphectomy-in-children-with-severe-myelomeningocele-related-kyphosis
#19
R N Dunn, L N Bomela
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively maintained database. OBJECTIVES: To review myelomeningocele patients with severe kyphosis undergoing kyphectomy surgery in terms of complications and clinical and radiographic outcomes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Because of posterior element abnormality in myelomeningocele, the extensor muscles act as perverted flexors, driving progressive kyphosis that resulted in sitting, respiratory, and skin breakdown problems...
May 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906732/safety-profile-of-children-in-an-enclosure-bed
#20
Eileen Sherburne, Julia A Snethen, Sheryl Kelber
PURPOSE: Pediatric nurses care for many children in the hospital setting whose behavioral challenges can impact safety. One intervention utilized to prevent injury and improve safety when caring for this population of children has been the enclosure bed. Scant information was found in the literature that discusses the use of the enclosure bed in the pediatric setting. The purpose of this article is to examine the use of the enclosure bed in the pediatric setting. A secondary aim is to identify the population of children where an enclosure bed was implemented and the safety factors associated with use of the enclosure bed...
January 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
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