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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214498/vasculitic-and-autoimmune-wounds
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REVIEW
Victoria K Shanmugam, Divya Angra, Hamza Rahimi, Sean McNish
OBJECTIVE: Chronic wounds are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Approximately 20% to 23% of nonhealing wounds that are refractory to vascular intervention have other causes, including vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, and other autoimmune diseases. The purpose of this article was to review the literature across medical and surgical specialties with regard to refractory chronic wounds associated with vasculitis and autoimmune diseases and to delineate clinical outcomes of these wounds in response to vascular and other interventions...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210817/-compression-therapy-of-chronic-leg-ulcers-practical-aspects
#2
J Dissemond, K Protz, J Hug, S Reich-Schupke, K Kröger
Compression therapy, together with modern moist wound treatment, is the basis for a successful conservative treatment of patients with chronic leg ulcers. In clinical practice, it is often the patients themselves who apply compression therapies. Many of the mostly elderly patients, however, are not able to reach their legs and feet due to movement restrictions, such as arthritis, arthrosis and even obesity. An adequate compression therapy also requires extensive experience and regular training. In practice only the minority of patients can perform bandaging well and therefore this should not be recommended...
February 16, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209956/-vacuum-therapy-in-complex-treatment-of-epithelial-coccygeal-course
#3
M F Cherkasov, K M Galashokyan, Yu M Startsev, D M Cherkasov, S G Melikova
AIM: To analyze the outcomes in patients with epithelial coccygeal course (ECC) after original vacuum-therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 61 patients with ECC. Patients were divided into 3 groups: 22 patients underwent ECC excision followed by wound closure by Donati, ECC excision with following wound management with ointment swathes was used in 19 cases, vacuum-therapy of open wound was conducted in 20 patients. RESULTS: In group 1 hospital-stay was 11±1...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208046/mycobacterium-chimaera-and-cardiac-surgery
#4
Andrew J Stewardson, Rhonda L Stuart, Allen C Cheng, Paul Dr Johnson
There is an ongoing investigation into infections with non-tuberculous mycobacteria associated with contaminated heater-cooler units used in cardiac surgery. The overall risk is low, but surgical site and disseminated infections have been reported, including one possible case in Australia, mainly with surgery involving implantation of prosthetic material. Mycobacterium chimaera infection should be considered in patients who have previously undergone surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass and who present with cardiac or disseminated infection or sternal wound infection unresponsive to standard antibiotic therapy...
February 20, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206933/use-of-antibiotic-impregnated-absorbable-beads-and-tissue-coverage-of-complex-wounds
#5
Terris L White, Alfred T Culliford, Martin Zomaya, Gary Freed, Christopher P Demas
The treatment of complex wounds is commonplace for plastic surgeons. Standard management is debridement of infected and devitalized tissue and systemic antibiotic therapy. In cases where vital structures are exposed within the wound, coverage is obtained with the use of vascularized tissue using both muscle and fasciocutaneous flaps. The use of nondissolving polymethylmethacrylate and absorbable antibiotic-impregnated beads has been shown to deliver high concentrations of antibiotics with low systemic levels of the same antibiotic...
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203538/robotic-mitral-valve-repair-for-degenerative-posterior-leaflet-prolapse
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Hoda Javadikasgari, Rakesh M Suri, Bassman Tappuni, Ashley M Lowry, Tomislav Mihaljevic, Stephanie Mick, A Marc Gillinov
BACKGROUND: Robotic mitral valve (MV) repair is the least invasive surgical approach to the MV and provides unparalleled access to the valve. We sought to assess technical aspects and clinical outcomes of robotic MV repair for isolated posterior leaflet prolapse by examining the first 623 such cases performed in a tertiary care center. METHODS: We reviewed the first 623 patients (mean age 56±9.7 years) with isolated posterior leaflet prolapse who underwent robotic primary MV repair from 01/2006 to 11/2013...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203500/reconstructive-surgery-for-bronchopleural-fistula-and-empyema-new-application-of-free-fascial-patch-graft-combined-with-free-flap
#7
Minoru Sakuraba, Hiroki Umezawa, Shimpei Miyamoto, Masahide Fujiki, Takuya Higashino, Azusa Oshima, Masahiro Tsuboi
BACKGROUND: Postoperative bronchopleural fistula (BPF) and empyema are not uncommon after lung cancer surgery. Some patients require reconstructive surgery to achieve wound healing. In this report, we describe a novel method of reconstructive surgery for BPF and empyema. METHODS: From 1996 through 2014, we performed reconstructive surgery for the treatment of BPF and empyema in 13 cases. BPF or a pulmonary fistula was present in 11 patients at the time of reconstruction...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203496/management-of-bronchopleural-fistula-complicated-by-skin-wound-necrosis-after-thoracomyoplasty
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Duilio Divisi, Mirko Barone, Gino Zaccagna, William Di Francescantonio, Roberto Crisci
Skin necrosis is a rare complication after thoracomyoplasty and usually needs conservative treatment. We described positive findings with surgical approach. A 54-year-old man showed bronchopleural fistula after undergoing right pneumonectomy for lung cancer, treated with thoracomyoplasty. On the 20th postoperative day, a skin wound lesion was noted, whose deterioration required a skin flap transposition. Patient was discharged from hospital on the 7th postoperative day and did not show relapse at the 7th year follow-up...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203252/management-of-chyle-leak-after-head-and-neck-surgery-review-of-current-treatment-strategies
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REVIEW
Sean W Delaney, Haoran Shi, Alireza Shokrani, Uttam K Sinha
Chyle leak formation is an uncommon but serious sequela of head and neck surgery when the thoracic duct is inadvertently injured, particularly with the resection of malignancy low in the neck. The thoracic duct is the primary structure that returns lymph and chyle from the entire left and right lower half of the body. Chyle extravasation can result in delayed wound healing, dehydration, malnutrition, electrolyte disturbances, and immunosuppression. Prompt identification and treatment of a chyle leak are essential for optimal surgical outcome...
2017: International Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203250/the-effects-of-punica-granatum-flower-extract-on-skin-injuries-induced-by-burn-in-rats
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Ebrahim Nasiri, Seyed Jalal Hosseinimehr, Jafar Akbari, Mohammad Azadbakht, Soheil Azizi
Background. We compared the efficacy of P. granatum (P) flower extract with that of silver sulfadiazine (SSD) for treating thermal burn injuries in rats. Methods. Ten Wistar rats in each group were topically given base cream, normal saline, cream containing 1% SSD, or creams containing 5% or 10% Punica granatum flower extract. The treatments were administered once daily until complete wound healing was observed. The wound area and healing time were assessed. In addition, percentage wound contraction and histopathological characteristics such as neovascularization and collagen formation were determined...
2017: Advances in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202371/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-an-update
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Ahmed Hassan El-Sabbagh
PURPOSE: To get the maximum benefit of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) in the management of acute and chronic wounds without abuse or misuse. METHODS: Fourty one patients were included in the study. Among them, 9 patients had chronic wounds and the rest 32 patients had acute wounds. In acute wounds, 19 patients had co-morbid conditions. Seven patients had gaped wounds, 4 patients had necrotizing fasciitis and 2 patients had enterocutaneous fistula. RESULTS: The hospitalization period varied from 1 to 6 weeks...
January 25, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198745/the-effect-of-oral-medication-on-wound-healing
#12
Jeffrey M Levine
GENERAL PURPOSE: The purpose of this learning activity is to provide information about the effects of oral medications on wound healing. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Identify oral medications that aid in wound healing...
March 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198743/a-retrospective-analysis-of-adverse-events-in-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-2012-2015-lessons-learned-from-1-5-million-treatments
#13
Hanna Jokinen-Gordon, Richard C Barry, Beckie Watson, D Scott Covington
OBJECTIVE: To describe the distribution and occurrence of adverse events recorded during hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy from 2012 to 2015. In this analysis, events are defined as otic/sinus barotrauma, confinement anxiety, hypoglycemia, oxygen toxicity, pneumothorax, seizure, and shortness of breath. DATA AND ANALYSIS: The data for the analysis were drawn from a proprietary electronic health data system that contained information on 1,529,859 hyperbaric treatments administered during 53,371 treatment courses from 2012 to 2015 in outpatient wound care centers across the United States managed by Healogics, Inc, Jacksonville, Florida...
March 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198336/managing-tissue-viability-issues-in-patients-with-cancer-approaching-the-end-of-life
#14
Kenneth Robert Ripley, Mark Collier
This article provides an overview of tissue viability issues related to the care of patients with cancer who are approaching the end of life. Altered physiology as a result of various factors, including nutrition, medication and radiotherapy, is identified. The article discusses the presentation and treatment of cutaneous radiation injury, malignant wounds, pressure ulcers and Skin Changes At Life's End (SCALE), an acronym used to describe a set of clinical phenomena associated with skin changes in patients approaching the end of life, and makes recommendations for practice...
February 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198141/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-wound-of-lower-extremity-current-perspective-and-systematic-review
#15
Mohammed Ta Omar, Rehab Fm Gwada, Afaf Am Shaheen, Raoul Saggini
The purpose of this study was to provide an up-to-date review for the accurate estimation of the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on the healing of chronic wounds on the lower extremity (CWLE). A systematic review of 10 databases for clinical trials about ESWT in the management of CWLE published between 2000 and 2016 was performed. A total of 11 studies with 925 patients were found. Expert therapists assessed the methodological qualities of the selected studies using the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) scale and categorised each study according to Sackett's levels of evidence...
February 15, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197792/laparoscopic-lavage-versus-surgical-resection-for-acute-diverticulitis-with-generalised-peritonitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
R Cirocchi, S Di Saverio, D G Weber, R Taboła, I Abraha, J Randolph, A Arezzo, G A Binda
This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates current evidence on the therapeutic role of laparoscopic lavage in the management of diverticular peritonitis. A systematic review of the literature was performed on PubMed until June 2016, according to preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses guidelines. All randomised controlled trials comparing laparoscopic lavage with surgical resection, irrespective of anastomosis or stoma formation, were analysed. After assessment of titles and full text, 3 randomised trials fulfilled the inclusion criteria...
February 15, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196543/the-3-dimensional-miniplate-is-more-effective-than-the-standard-miniplate-for-the-management-of-mandibular-fractures-a-meta-analysis
#17
Yong Liu, Bo Wei, Yuxiang Li, Dawei Gu, Guochao Yin, Bo Wang, Dehui Xu, Xuebing Zhang, Daliang Kong
PURPOSE: The study aimed to determine the superiority between 3-dimensional (3D) miniplate and standard miniplate for mandibular fractures (MFs) treatment. BACKGROUND: Controversial results on the use of standard miniplate and 3D miniplate have remained for management of MFs. METHODS: Several electronic databases were retrieved up to September 2014 to identify eligible studies. The quality of studies was assessed, and the relative risk (RR) with its corresponding 95% confidence interval (CI) was assessed to measure the effect size...
February 14, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195889/a-biodegradable-hemostatic-gelatin-polycaprolactone-composite-for-surgical-hemostasis
#18
Niann-Tzyy Dai, Keng-Yen Fu, Pai-Shan Hsieh, Yu-Min Hung, Yun-Lung Fang, Nien-Chi Huang, Tzu-Wei Lu, Lien-Guo Dai, Shyi-Gen Chen, Tim-Mo Chen
Massive bleeding is the leading cause of battlefield-related deaths and the second leading cause of deaths in civilian trauma centers. One of the challenges of managing severe wounds is the need to promote hemostasis as quickly as possible, which can be achieved by using hemostatic dressings. In this study, we fabricated 2 kinds of gelatin/polycaprolactone composites with 2 ratios of gelatin/polycaprolactone, 1:1 and 2:1 (GP11 and GP21, respectively). Scanning electron microscopy revealed that the GP11 composite exhibited rougher and more porous structure than the GP21 composite did...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188152/perineal-resuturing-versus-expectant-management-following-vaginal-delivery-complicated-by-a-dehisced-wound-preview-a-nested-qualitative-study
#19
L Dudley, C Kettle, J Waterfield, Khaled M K Ismail
OBJECTIVE: To explore women's lived experiences of a dehisced perineal wound following childbirth and how they felt participating in a pilot and feasibility randomised controlled trial (RCT). DESIGN: A nested qualitative study using semistructured interviews, underpinned by descriptive phenomenology. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: A purposive sample of six women at 6-9 months postnatal who participated in the RCT were interviewed in their own homes...
February 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188151/perineal-resuturing-versus-expectant-management-following-vaginal-delivery-complicated-by-a-dehisced-wound-preview-a-pilot-and-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial
#20
L Dudley, C Kettle, P W Thomas, K M K Ismail
OBJECTIVE: To establish the feasibility of conducting a definitive randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing the effectiveness of resuturing versus expectant management for dehisced perineal wounds. DESIGN: A multicentre pilot and feasibility RCT. SETTING: Ten UK maternity units from July 2011 to July 2013. POPULATION: Eligible women with a dehisced perineal wound within 2 weeks of childbirth. METHODS: The interventions were resuturing or expectancy...
February 10, 2017: BMJ Open
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