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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549283/the-use-of-foot-pumps-compression-devices-in-the-perioperative-management-of-ankle-fractures-systematic-review-of-the-current-literature
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REVIEW
Rachel Clarkson, Samer S S Mahmoud, Amar Rangan, William Eardley, Paul Baker
BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures account for 9% of all fractures seen in the United Kingdom. 15,000 of these fractures undergo operative fixation each year. Soft tissue swelling impacts on timing of fixation due to fears of infection and wound dehiscence. The use of arterio-venous foot pumps (AVFP) is increasing in this population although the evidence for their efficacy is unclear. In order to address this, we present an overview of the evidence for AVFP device use following ankle fracture...
March 10, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547929/tehran-s-tie-a-simple-trick-to-fix-the-trocar-to-the-abdominal-wall-and-close-the-entry-site-of-first-trocar-in-laparoscopic-surgery
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Bijan Mohammadhosseini
INTRODUCTION: Trocar dislodgment can occur frequently during minimally invasive surgery. Closing the entry port at the fascial layer after the end of a long laparoscopic surgery is time-consuming. Here, I introduce Tehran's Tie, a simple trick to overcome these problems. MATERIALS AND SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: After the first trocar site has been created with the open technique and before the first port is inserted, the fascial wound is grasped with a loop of nylon thread, similar to a transverse matrix suture...
May 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547751/education-and-process-change-to-improve-skin-health-in%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-residential-aged-care-facility
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Kay Price, Kate J Kennedy, Tabatha L Rando, Anthony R Dyer, Jo Boylan
We report on an intervention and evaluation in relation to changes in staff knowledge, time spent on healing and wound prevention and proportion of wounds in the facilities before and after. A rapid review of recent peer-reviewed literature (2006-2016) found 14 education-based intervention articles and provided the background and context for this intervention. A cohort of 164 nurses and personal care workers and 261 residents at two aged care-approved facilities contributed to this intervention on the effect of education, mentoring and practice change on staff knowledge and wound prevalence between 2015 and 2016...
May 26, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546987/current-progress-in-understanding-the-molecular-pathogenesis-of-burn-scar-contracture
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REVIEW
Jianglin Tan, Jun Wu
Abnormal wound healing is likely to induce scar formation, leading to dysfunction, deformity, and psychological trauma in burn patients. Despite the advancement of medical care treatment, scar contracture in burn patients remains a challenge. Myofibroblasts play a key role in scar contracture. It has been demonstrated that myofibroblasts, as well as inflammatory cells, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and epithelial cells, secrete transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and other cytokines, which can promote persistent myofibroblast activation via a positive regulation loop...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546687/adjunctive-therapies-for-bacterial-keratitis
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Turki Abdulaziz Bin Dakhil, Donald U Stone, David C Gritz
Bacterial keratitis is the most common type among all types of infectious keratitis. Currently, antibiotics are the main-stay of treatment. The objective of this systematic review is to review published clinical studies which discuss the adjunctive treatment of bacterial keratitis to guide clinical decision-making. We reviewed the role of a variety of medications and surgeries which can help in managing bacterial keratitis complications, which include as thinning, perforation, and impaired wound healing. We have included appropriate animal and laboratory studies, case reports and case series, and randomized clinical trials regarding each therapy...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544277/use-of-a-vascular-closure-device-during-percutaneous-arterial-access-in-a-dog-with-impaired-hemostasis
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Brian A Scansen, Caitlin M Hokanson, Steven G Friedenberg, Hooman Khabiri
OBJECTIVE: To report the use of a vascular closure device (VCD) to provide rapid arterial hemostasis following percutaneous femoral arterial catheterization and diagnostic angiography in a thrombocytopenic and coagulopathic dog. CASE SUMMARY: A 6-year-old female spayed Kai Ken Tora dog presented after vehicular trauma. The dog was diagnosed with traumatic pneumothorax, degloving wounds of the right antebrachium, subcutaneous hemorrhage within the axillary tissues of the left thoracic limb, and anemia and thrombocytopenia secondary to acute hemorrhage...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541864/surgical-site-infection-rate-drops-to-0-using-a-vacuum-assisted-closure-in-contaminated-dirty-infected-laparotomy-wounds
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Gerardo Lozano-Balderas, Alejandro Ruiz-Velasco-Santacruz, José Antonio Díaz-Elizondo, Juan Antonio Gómez-Navarro, Eduardo Flores-Villalba
Wound site infections increase costs, hospital stay, morbidity, and mortality. Techniques used for wounds management after laparotomy are primary, delayed primary, and vacuum-assisted closures. The objective of this study is to compare infection rates between those techniques in contaminated and dirty/infected wounds. Eighty-one laparotomized patients with Class III or IV surgical wounds were enrolled in a three-arm randomized prospective study. Patients were allocated to each group with the software Research Randomizer® (Urbaniak, G...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540806/laparoscopic-hyperthermic-isolated-limb-perfusion-a-new-minimally-invasive-approach-for-hilp
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N Solari, F Sucameli, M Gipponi, F De Cian, F Cafiero
BACKGROUND: Hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion (HILP) represents a limb-sparing treatment for unresectable soft tissue sarcoma (STS) of the extremities with substantial complete response rates. HILP often provides good functional limb preservation, hence a significant improvement also in terms of quality of life of the patient. Notwithstanding these clear advantages, the traditional technique is still hindered by relatively high post-operative morbidity. METHOD: We treated a 78-year-old female with unresectable angiosarcoma of the left leg using a new surgical approach: an entirely laparoscopic HILP...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540272/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-local-application-of-thyme-honey-in-open-cutaneous-wound-healing
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Nasrin Takzaree, Gholamreza Hassanzadeh, Mohammad Reza Rouini, Azadeh Manayi, Abbas Hadjiakhondi, Masoumeh Majidi Zolbin
BACKGROUND: Clinicians have been searching for ways to obtain "super normal" wound healing. Honey is a traditional remedy for the treatment of infected wounds. We aimed to evaluate the wound contraction and antibacterial properties of locally produced Thyme honey on managing full-thickness wounds in vivo. METHODS: This experimental study was conducted in 2015, in Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran on 54 adult male Wistar rats weighing 200-250 gr, and ages of 3-4 months...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539734/honey-and-health-a-review-of-recent-clinical-research
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REVIEW
Saeed Samarghandian, Tahereh Farkhondeh, Fariborz Samini
Honey is one of the most appreciated and valued natural products introduced to humankind since ancient times. Honey is used not only as a nutritional product but also in health described in traditional medicine and as an alternative treatment for clinical conditions ranging from wound healing to cancer treatment. The aim of this review is to emphasize the ability of honey and its multitude in medicinal aspects. Traditionally, honey is used in the treatment of eye diseases, bronchial asthma, throat infections, tuberculosis, thirst, hiccups, fatigue, dizziness, hepatitis, constipation, worm infestation, piles, eczema, healing of ulcers, and wounds and used as a nutritious supplement...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538881/efficacy-and-safety-of-superficial-chemical-peeling-in-treatment-of-active-acne-vulgaris
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Hassanain Al-Talib, Alyaa Al-Khateeb, Ayad Hameed, Chandrika Murugaiah
Acne vulgaris is an extremely common condition affecting the pilosebaceous unit of the skin and characterized by presence of comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, cysts, which might result in permanent scars. Acne vulgaris commonly involve adolescents and young age groups. Active acne vulgaris is usually associated with several complications like hyper or hypopigmentation, scar formation and skin disfigurement. Previous studies have targeted the efficiency and safety of local and systemic agents in the treatment of active acne vulgaris...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538745/topical-management-and-wound-care-approaches-for-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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Camila Antia, Afsaneh Alavi, Ali Alikhan
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the follicular unit in apocrine glandbearing skin, resulting in deep-seated nodules, sinus tracts, abscesses, and ultimately scarring. HS is a highly distressing condition, and has one of the highest impacts on quality of life compared to other dermatologic diseases. Various topical therapies have been described that may be used alone or in conjunction with systemic or physical modalities for HS. Additionally, proper wound care is essential to the successful management of HS, particularly given the suppurative nature of the disease...
June 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538648/less-is-more-antibiotic-duration-and-outcomes-in-fournier-s-gangrene
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Margaret Lauerman, Olga Kolesnik, Kinjal Sethuraman, Ronald Rabinowitz, Manjari Joshi, Emily Clark, Deborah Stein, Thomas Scalea, Sharon Henry
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic management of Fournier's gangrene (FG) is without evidence-based guidelines, and is based on expert opinion. The effect of duration of antibiotic therapy on outcomes in FG is unknown. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of FG patients from 2012-2015 at a single institution. Patients were managed by our institutional practice of complete primary wound closure as possible, with antibiotic duration according to physician judgement. Patients were stratified into multiple durations of antibiotic administration...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538646/defining-the-ge-junction-in-trauma-epidemiology-and-management-of-a-challenging-injury
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Morgan Schellenberg, Kenji Inaba, James M Bardes, Daniel OʼBrien, Lydia Lam, Elizabeth Benjamin, Daniel Grabo, Demetrios Demetriades
INTRODUCTION: Injuries to the gastroesophageal (GE) junction are infrequently encountered because of the high mortality of associated injuries. Consequently, there is a paucity of literature on the patient demographics and treatment options. The aim of this study was to examine the epidemiology, surgical management, and outcomes of these rare injuries. METHODS: Patients presenting to LAC+USC Medical Center (01/2008-08/2016) with traumatic esophageal or gastric injury (ICD-9 and -10 codes) were extracted from the trauma registry...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538622/towards-precision-medicine-accurate-predictive-modeling-of-infectious-complications-in-combat-casualties
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Christopher J Dente, Matthew Bradley, Seth Schobel, Beverly Gaucher, Timothy Buchman, Allan D Kirk, Eric Elster
BACKGROUND: The biomarker profile of trauma patients may allow for the creation of models to assist bedside decision making & prediction of complications. We sought to determine the utility of modeling in the prediction of bacteremia & pneumonia in combat casualties. METHODS: This is a prospective, observational trial of patients with complex wounds treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (2007-2012). Tissue, serum and wound effluent samples were collected during operative interventions until wound closure...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538525/trajectory-of-postoperative-wound-pain-within-the-first-2-weeks-following-posterior-spinal-fusion-surgery-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients
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Mun Keong Kwan, Chee Kidd Chiu, Teik Seng Chan, Kok Ian Chong, Siti Mariam Mohamad, Mohd Shahnaz Hasan, Chris Yin Wei Chan
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine and evaluate the trajectory of surgical wound pain from day 1 to day 14 after posterior spinal fusion (PSF) surgery in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Information regarding how the postoperative pain improves with time offers invaluable information not only to the patients and parents but also to assist the clinician in managing postoperative pain...
June 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537859/combined-closures-in-reconstructive-surgery
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Nita Kohli, Kathleen Kwedar, Nicholas Golda
It is common for dermatology surgery patients to present on the day of surgery with more than one skin cancer needing Mohs micrographic surgery. When these carcinomas are located near one another, it may be more practical to treat both at the same time as the reconstruction for one defect may involve or otherwise affect the treatment or reconstruction for the other carcinoma. Treating both cancers on the same day creates an opportunity for efficient repairs where a creative single reconstruction may minimize the amount of tissue wasted during reconstruction,and minimize morbidity for the patient...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537645/use-of-an-ovine-collagen-dressing-with-intact-extracellular-matrix-to-improve-wound-closure-times-and-reduce-expenditures-in-a-us-military-veteran-hospital-outpatient-wound-center
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Daniel T Ferreras, Sean Craig, Rebecca Malcomb
A novel, comprehensive decision-making and treatment algorithm was established within a US government-run military veteran hospital in an attempt to standardize the process of outpatient wound care and streamline costs. All patients were systematically evaluated and treated using the comprehensive algorithm over a span of nine months. After three months of adherence to the algorithm, the algorithm was modified to include ovine-based collagen extracellular matrix (CECM) dressings as a first-line conventional treatment strategy for all appropriate wounds...
May 24, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537569/inguinal-pain-syndrome-the-influence-of-intraoperative-local-administration-of-0-5-bupivacaine-on-postoperative-pain-control-following-lichtenstein-hernioplasty-a-prospective-case-control-study
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Bartosz Cybułka
With current technological advancement and availability of synthetic materials used in inguinal hernia repair, a recurrence after first intervention is not a common and important adverse event. On the other hand, however, some patients complain about chronic pain of the operated site after surgeries using a polypropylene mesh. Many patients are constrained to a prolonged use of analgesics and increased frequency of control visits, which may eventually result in loss of trust in the operator. Every surgical intervention is associated with the risk of immediate or delayed complications...
April 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536807/prognostic-factors-for-enteroatmospheric-fistula-in-open-abdomen-treated-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-a-multicentre-experience
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Guillaume Giudicelli, A Rossetti, C Scarpa, N C Buchs, R Hompes, R J Guy, K Ukegjini, P Morel, F Ris, M Adamina
BACKGROUND: Reductions in mortality were reported with negative pressure wound therapy for laparostomy. However, some authors have voiced concern over an increased risk of enteroatmospheric fistulae. In this retrospective study, we hypothesized that surgical and metabolic derangements could increase the incidence of enteroatmospheric fistulae. We aimed to assess our experience and report long-term outcomes. METHODS: A multicentre review of all patients with a laparostomy managed with negative pressure wound therapy between 2005 and 2015 was undertaken...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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