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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775632/controlled-delivery-of-a-focal-adhesion-kinase-inhibitor-results-in-accelerated-wound-closure-with-decreased-scar-formation
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Kun Ma, Sun Hyung Kwon, Jagannath Padmanabhan, Dominik Duscher, Artem A Trotsyuk, Yixiao Dong, Mohammed Inayathullah, Jayakumar Rajadas, Geoffrey C Gurtner
Formation of scars following wounding or trauma represents a significant healthcare burden costing the economy billions of dollars every year. Activation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) has been shown to play a pivotal role in transducing mechanical signals to elicit fibrotic responses and scar formation during wound repair. We have previously shown that inhibition of FAK using local injections of a small molecule FAK inhibitor (FAKI) can attenuate scar development in a hypertrophic scar model. Clinical translation of FAKI therapy has been challenging, however, due to the lack of an effective drug delivery system for extensive burn injuries, blast injuries, and large excisional injuries...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774750/time-to-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-surgical-site-infections-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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Eric S Baranek, Direk Tantigate, Eugene Jang, Justin K Greisberg, J Turner Vosseller
BACKGROUND: The time at which patients typically present with surgical site infections (SSI) following foot and ankle surgery has not been characterized. The primary aim of this study was to quantify the time to definitive treatment of SSIs. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 1933 foot and ankle procedures in 1632 patients from 2011 through 2015. Demographic and surgical data were collected. Time to presentation in cases diagnosed with postoperative wound complications or SSIs was analyzed...
May 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774197/paraplegia-following-spinal-cord-contusion-from-an-indirect-gunshot-injury
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Khuram Khan, Beatrice Dieudonne, Saqib Saeed, Sara Alothman, Yasir Saeed, Sanjiv Gray
Spinal cord injuries are debilitating and life threatening. Paraplegia due to direct traumatic gunshot injury to the spinal cord is common. The most common cause of spinal cord injury is road traffic accidents. This is followed by spinal cord injury due to a fall from a height. Most of the spinal cord injuries due to gunshot wounds occur as a result of direct traumatic effects. We present a rare case of a 49-year-old male with trauma. He developed paraplegia after a gunshot wound injury to the neck and contusion to the spinal cord, with no direct trauma...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772715/effects-of-sparassis-crispa-in-medical-therapeutics-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#4
Le Thi Nhu Ngoc, You-Kwan Oh, Young-Jong Lee, Young-Chul Lee
In this study, we investigated the therapeutic potential and medical applications of Sparassis crispa ( S. crispa ) by conducting a systematic review of the existing literature and performing a meta-analysis. The original efficacy treatment of the mushroom extract is considered primarily and searched in electronic databases. A total of 623 articles were assessed, 33 randomized controlled experiments were included after the manual screening, and some papers, review articles, or editorials that did not contain data were excluded...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769452/acute-glaucoma-attack-following-microvascular-decompression-surgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Kenichi Amagasaki, Masami Nagayama, Saiko Watanabe, Naoyuki Shono, Hiroshi Nakaguchi
Microvascular decompression (MVD) is widely accepted as an effective surgical method to treat trigeminal neuralgia (TN), but the risks of morbidity and mortality must be considered. We experienced a case of acute angle-closure glaucoma attack following MVD for TN in an elderly patient, considered to be caused by lateral positioning during and after the surgery. A 79-year-old female underwent MVD for right TN in the left lateral decubitus position, and TN disappeared after the surgery. Postoperatively, the patient tended to maintain the left lateral decubitus position to prevent wound contact with the pillow, even after ambulation...
May 17, 2018: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769371/how-are-we-currently-training-and-maintaining-clinical-readiness-of-us-and-uk-military-surgeons-responsible-for-managing-head-face-and-neck-wounds-on-deployment
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John Breeze, J G Combes, J DuBose, D B Powers
INTRODUCTION: The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan provided military surgeons from the USA and the UK with extensive experience into the management of injuries to the head, face and neck (HFN) from high energy bullets and explosive weaponry. The challenge is now to maintain the expertise in managing such injuries for future military deployments. METHODS: The manner in which each country approaches four parameters required for a surgeon to competently treat HFN wounds in deployed military environments was compared...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768329/retrospective-analysis-of-culture-negative-versus-culture-positive-postoperative-spinal-infections
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Jae Chul Lee, Min Jung Baek, Sung-Woo Choi, Soon Hyo Kwon, Kwang-Hyun Kim, Se Yoon Park, Tae Hyong Kim, Suyeon Park, Hae-Dong Jang, Dong-Il Chun, Byung-Joon Shin
Retrospective analysis.This study aimed to investigate the characteristics, clinical features, and outcomes of culture-negative (CN) and culture-positive (CP) postoperative spinal infections (PSIs).Causative organism cultures and the use of adequate antibiotics are essential for treating postoperative spinal wound infections. However, managing infected surgical sites with negative wound culture results is a common clinical problem. Although the outcomes of microbiologically confirmed PSIs have been well studied, the outcomes and clinical characteristics of CN PSIs have not been previously published...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764819/penetrating-trauma-causing-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-without-nerve-root-damage
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Holly Carpenter, Katherine-Helen Hurndall, Ajay K Asokan, Roland Fernandes
A 19-year-old man with a stab injury to the lower back presented with no focal neurology or haemodynamic instability. He complained of a headache that was improved by lying flat and underwent imaging to look for damage to local structures. He was found to have air in his intraspinal space. Initially this case was managed conservatively; however, 2 weeks after discharge, he presented with cerebrospinal fluid leak from his wound. This was managed with neurosurgical intervention and watertight closure of fascia...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763740/combining-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-and-medical-infrared-thermography-mit-in-the-pre-and-per-operating-management-of-severe-hidradenitis-suppurativa-hs
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Stéphane Derruau, Yohann Renard, Hervé Pron, Redha Taiar, Ellie Abdi, Guillaume Polidori, Sandrine Lorimier
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory, and recurrent skin disease. Surgical excision of wounds appears to be the only curative treatment for the prevention of recurrence of moderate to severe stages. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a standard reference examination for the detection of HS peri-anal inflammatory fistula. In this case study, the use of real-time medical infrared thermography, in combination with MRI as appropriate imaging, is proposed. The aim is to assist surgeons in the pre- and peri-surgical management of severe perianal hidradenitis suppurativa with the intent to ensure that all diseased lesions were removed during surgery and therefore to limit recurrence...
May 12, 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759883/minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-for-tibial-derotation-osteotomies-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Ilker Abdullah Sarikaya, Ali Seker, Ozan Ali Erdal, Mehmet Ali Talmac, Muharrem Inan
OBJECTIVE: Tibial derotation osteotomy can be used in the treatment of rotational deformities in case of ineffective conservative management. Our aim was to evaluate the results of the patients who underwent minimal invasive plate osteosynthesis for tibial derotation osteotomies. METHODS: Total of 16 patients (17 procedures) were included in this study. Mean age was 11.5 (3-25) years. We clinically assessed the tibial torsion by measuring the thigh-foot angle (TFA)...
May 11, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758367/clinical-and-neurosurgical-management-of-cranial-machete-injuries-the-experience-of-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-nicaragua
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Luis Zapata, Ernest J Wright, Peter Nakaji
BACKGROUND: The neurosurgical literature rarely describes managing open head injuries caused by machetes, although this is a common head injury in developing countries. We present our experience managing cranial machete injuries in Nicaragua over a 5-year period. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified patients admitted to a neurosurgery service for cranial machete injury. RESULTS: Among 51 patients studied, the majority (n=42, 82%) presented with mild neurological deficits (Glasgow Coma Scale score ≥14)...
May 11, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757942/biomedical-potential-of-ultrafine-ag-nanoparticles-coated-on-poly-gamma-glutamic-acid-hydrogel-with-special-reference-to-wound-healing
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Yu Wang, Chunyan Dou, Guidong He, Litong Ban, Liang Huang, Zheng Li, Jixian Gong, Jianfei Zhang, Peng Yu
In wound care management, the prevention of wound infection and the retention of an appropriate level of moisture are two major challenges. Therefore, designing an excellent antibacterial hydrogel with a suitable water-adsorbing capacity is very important to improve the development of wound dressings. In this paper, a novel silver nanoparticles/poly (gamma-glutamic acid) (γ-PGA) composite dressing was prepared for biomedical applications. The promoted wound-healing ability of the hydrogels were systematically evaluated with the aim of attaining a novel and effective wound dressing...
May 14, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757846/increasing-diabetic-patient-engagement-and-self-reported-medication-adherence-using-a-web-based-multimedia-program
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Kerri Elsabrout
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Evidence-based, multimedia applications to supplement clinical care can improve patient engagement and clinical outcomes. Patients with diabetes with potentially devastating complication of foot ulcers present a substantial opportunity to improve engagement. This project examines how providing an online, multimedia self-management program affects patient engagement and self-reported medication adherence scores within 4-6 weeks compared with preprogram scores. METHODS: Participants included 14 adult, diabetic outpatients receiving care at a Wound Care Center in suburban New York...
May 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757663/bicipital-tendinopathy-and-carpal-valgus-following-a-distant-direct-thoracoabdominal-skin-flap-in-a-german-shepherd-with-necrotizing-fasciitis
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Benjamin Mielke, Nicola Kulendra, Zoe Halfacree, Elvin Kulendra
A 4 mo old German shepherd dog was presented following an acute onset lameness and swelling of the thoracic limb. Clinical signs, surgical findings, and culture results were consistent with a diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis. Initial management consisted of extensive surgical debridement, wound lavage, and bandaging. Surgical closure was achieved with an axillary fold flap and distant direct single-pedicle thoracoabdominal flap. Three mo later, following deterioration of the lameness that was associated with carpal valgus, carpal subluxation, and tendinopathy of the distal radial insertion of the biceps brachii tendon, a closing wedge pancarpal arthrodesis and tenotomy of the biceps brachii tendon was performed...
May 14, 2018: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757494/multifunctional-smart-skin-adhesive-patches-for-advanced-health-care
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Insol Hwang, Hong Nam Kim, Minho Seong, Sang-Hyeon Lee, Minsu Kang, Hoon Yi, Won Gyu Bae, Moon Kyu Kwak, Hoon Eui Jeong
A skin adhesive patch is the most fundamental and widely used medical device for diverse health-care purposes. Conventional skin adhesive patches have been mainly utilized for routine medical purposes such as wound management, fixation of medical devices, and simple drug release. In contrast to traditional skin adhesive patches, recently developed patches incorporate multiple key functions of bulky medical devices into a thin, flexible patch based on emerging nanomaterials and flexible electronic technologies...
May 14, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756683/non-operative-management-of-isolated-single-abdominal-stab-wound-is-it-safe
#16
Hong Xiang Lee, Matthew Hauser, Shivangi Jog, Peter Bautz, Christopher Dobbins
BACKGROUND: This is a retrospective review of prospectively collected data on our hospital, a Level 1 trauma centre, where stable patients with single abdominal stab wounds are considered for non-operative (conservative) management if they fulfil the criteria with the aid of computed tomography. The aim is to review our current approach in managing these patients. METHODS: Patients' data were obtained from January 2005 to June 2016. All injuries classed as assault or self-harm by sharp object in Injury Severity Score body region 4 were included...
May 14, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756537/use-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-a-chronic-leg-wound-with-coexisting-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-study
#17
Dariusz Bazaliński, Paweł Więch, Beata Barańska, Monika Binkowska-Bury
We present a case of a 69-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis. The patient's condition was managed with steroid therapy for more than 12 years. She had a coexisting infected chronic ulceration in the left leg, which was treated with negative pressure wound therapy for 52 days. Use of this therapy within the wound reduced exudate and the bacterial count, which dramatically accelerated the process of wound healing.
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756105/non-operative-management-of-abdominal-gunshot-injuries-is-it-safe-in-all-cases
#18
Nidal İflazoğlu, Orhan Üreyen, Osman Zekai Öner, Ulvi Mehmet Meral, Murat Yülüklü
Objective: In line with advances in diagnostic methods and expectation of a decrease in the number of negative laparotomies, selective non-operative management of abdominal gunshot wounds has been increasingly used over the last three decades. We aim to detect the possibility of treatment without surgery and present our experience in selected cases referred from Syria to a hospital at the Turkish-Syrian border. Material and Methods: Between February 2012 and June 2014, patients admitted with abdominal gunshot wounds were analyzed...
2018: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755898/an-unusual-presentation-of-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-with-recurrent-subdural-effusion
#19
Sara Shahid, Syed H Alam, Indira Hadley
A 24-year-old man complained of a right temporal headache for four weeks. The patient denied any trauma or previous anticoagulation use. He also reported tender right facial swelling. His physical exam was unrevealing except for right cranial nerve (CN) VI palsy, right parotid enlargement, and cervical adenopathy. Laboratory findings were significant for mild leukopenia at 3300 cells/uL. The computed tomography (CT) scan obtained showed a chronic left subdural effusion with a 4 mm midline shift and confirmed right parotid enlargement and cervical lymphadenopathy...
March 10, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753817/arch-augmentation-via-median-sternotomy-for-coarctation-of-aorta-with-proximal-arch-hypoplasia
#20
W Hampton Gray, Winfield J Wells, Vaughn A Starnes, S Ram Kumar
BACKGROUND: Coarctation of the aorta can be associated with hypoplasia of the proximal transverse aortic arch. One approach to manage this condition is via left thoracotomy and extended end-to-end anastomosis with the expectation that the proximal arch will grow over time. Our preferred approach is to augment the aorta via midline sternotomy. We hypothesized that this approach is safe, durable and allows reliable growth of the aorta. METHODS: We identified the records of patients with biventricular anatomy who had coarctation of the aorta, hypoplasia of the proximal transverse arch, and no other cardiac lesion that would mandate cardiopulmonary bypass use and midline sternotomy...
May 10, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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