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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158852/curative-metatarsal-bone-surgery-combined-with-intralesional-administration-of-recombinant-human-epidermal-growth-factor-in-diabetic-neuropathic-ulceration-of-the-forefoot-a-prospective-open-uncontrolled-nonrandomized-observational-study
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Aristides L Garcia Herrera, Ridel de Jesús Febles Sanabria, Liliana de Los Ángeles Acosta Cabadilla, Miriam Moliner Cartaya
Background: Curative surgery is performed for a foot with ulcers and loss of protective sensation to heal the wound and prevent amputation. Evidence supports that patients with diabetes have decreased concentrations of growth factors in their tissues, notably epidermal growth factor (EGF). Injecting EGF deep into the bottom of the wound and its contours encourages a more effective response in terms of granulation tissue growth and wound closure. Objective: To assess the effectiveness and safety of curative metatarsal bone surgery combined with intralesional administration of human recombitant EGF in neuropathic diabetic forefoot ulceration...
2017: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151075/formation-of-new-blood-vessels-during-gastric-ulcer-healing-role-of-bone-marrow-derived-endothelial-progenitor-cells
#2
A Ahluwalia, T Brzozowski, M K Jones, Y Ichikawa, A S Tarnawski
Regeneration of blood vessels (neovascularization) is critical for gastric ulcer (GU) healing. The contributions of bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells (BMD-EPCs) to neovascularization during GU healing are not fully elucidated. Our specific aims were to determine whether in GU, BMD-EPCs are incorporated into blood vessels of GU granulation tissue jointly with ECs, thus forming hybrid vessels; or, form separate vessels consisting of only BMD-EPCs. GUs were induced in rats by serosal application of acetic acid...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147170/clinical-assessment-of-warfarin-therapy-in-patients-with-maintenance-dialysis-clinical-efficacy-risks-and-development-of-calciphylaxis
#3
Hajime Hasegawa
Recent years, multiple studies regarding clinical efficacy and risks of Warfarin therapy in dialysis patients have been reported, and not a few reports conclude that clinical advantage of Warfarin is questionable in dialysis patients. Conversely, its hemorrhagic risk might be a little more serious in dialysis patients comparing to non-dialysis patients. Basically, it is assumed that long-term administration of Warfarin accelerates the development of vascular athelosclerosis because of the abolished anti-calcification effect of Gla-protein activation by decreased vitamin K activity...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145709/defining-a-unified-vascular-phenotype-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Yannick Allanore, Oliver Distler, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Christopher P Denton
Microcirculation impairment and related vasculopathy is a hallmark of systemic sclerosis. Digital ulcers are second only to Raynaud's phenomenon as a vascular complication occurring in scleroderma patients. Digital ulcers are painful and generate disability. Furthermore, patients may develop recurrent digital ulcers and one may ask whether the outcomes of such patients might be different to those of unaffected ones. Recently several registries have provided relevant information about digital ulcers. Male sex and severe skin disease seem to be the main associated factors observed in several registries...
November 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130658/-vein-nerve-conduit-supported-by-vascular-stent-in-the-regeneration-of-peripheral-nerve-in-rabbits
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Wei-Kun Meng, Zhong Huang, Zhen Tan, Liang Li, Qiang Guo, Zhen Zhang, Cheng-Xi Wu, Lei Liu, Fu-Guo Huang, Guang-Lin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of autologous vein nerve conduit supported by vascular stent in repairing a 10 mm gap peroneal nerve in white New Zealand rabbits. METHODS: 30 New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into three groups: autologous nerve group (group A),conventional autologous vein nerve conduit group (group B),autologous vein nerve conduit supported by vascular stent group (group C). 10 mm common peroneal nerve was cut off. In groups A,the peroneal nerve was turned 180 ° before suturing...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126792/in-vivo-cellular-and-molecular-gastroprotective-mechanisms-of-chrysin-emphasis-on-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-angiogenesis
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Mina Y George, Ahmed Esmat, Mariane G Tadros, Ebtehal El-Demerdash
Gastric ulcer is one of the major gastrointestinal disorders affecting people worldwide. Despite medical advances, management of gastric ulcer and its complications remains a challenge facing medicine nowadays. In addition, currently available medicines exhibit limited efficacy and several side effects. In the current study, the potential protective effects of chrysin -naturally occurring flavonoid- were tested against indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer model in rats. It was found that chrysin in both doses; 50 and 100mg/kg were effective in promoting mucus secretion and preventing the rise in ulcer and lesion indices, acid production and histologic changes induced by indomethacin...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126717/2013-acr-eular-systemic-sclerosis-classification-criteria-in-patients-with-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Beatriz E Joven, Pilar Escribano, Jose Luis Andreu, Estibaliz Loza, Carmen Jimenez, M Jesus Garcia de Yebenes, M Jose Ruiz-Cano, Loreto Carmona, Patricia E Carreira
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the performance of the 1980 ACR and new 2013 ACR/EULAR criteria for systemic sclerosis (SSc) in cutaneous SSc (lcSSc) patients, especially those affected by lcSSc and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). METHODS: All patients with a clinical lcSSc diagnosis from a prospective observational SSc cohort were included. Sociodemographic and disease-related variables were collected, and PAH confirmed by right heart catheterization (RHC). Performance of the 2013 and 1980 SSc criteria was analyzed in terms of clinical diagnosis...
October 13, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123578/the-role-of-adhesion-molecules-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-children-assessment-of-the-possible-risk-of-cardiovascular-complications
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Aneta Trzeciak-Jędrzejczyk, Ryszard Makosiej, Michał Kolejwa, Ewa Głowacka, Elżbieta Czkwianianc
Introduction: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic diseases that proceed with exacerbation and remission phases. Adhesion molecules play a significant role in inflammatory processes. The same adhesion molecules play an important role in atherogenesis. Aim: To assess the risk of atherosclerosis in IBD in children. Material and methods: The study included 40 patients with IBD (25 with Crohn's disease - CD and 15 with ulcerative colitis - UC) aged 4-17 years...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120855/the-application-of-l-prp-in-aids-patients-with-crural-chronic-ulcers-a-pilot-study
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Agata Cieslik-Bielecka, Rafał Skowroński, Magdalena Jędrusik-Pawłowska, Marcin Pierchała
Nonhealing wounds or skin ulcerations are the result of insufficient repair and destruction of a local healing potential. Opportunistic infections which cause a lot of ulcer complications influence the worsening general condition of patients with AIDS, ultimately leading to death. The chronicity of the condition and poor results of conventional therapy have prompted the search for new methods of treatment. We have examined venous or arteriovenous insufficiency-related extensive crural ulcers in AIDS patients...
November 6, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099778/upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-a-tertiary-united-kingdom-children-s-hospital-experience
#10
Omar Nasher, David Devadason, Richard J Stewart
The aim of this study was to review the aetiology, presentation and management of these patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) at a tertiary children's unit in the United Kingdom. This was a retrospective single-institution study on children (<16 years) who presented with acute UGIB over a period of 5 years using known International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes. A total of 32 children (17 males, 15 females) were identified with a total median age at presentation of 5.5 years. The majority (24/32) of patients presented as an emergency...
November 3, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098115/comparison-of-intralesional-triamcinolone-acetonide-5-fluorouracil-and-their-combination-for-the-treatment-of-keloids
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Sunil Srivastava, Aditya Nanasaheb Patil, Chaitra Prakash, Hiranmayi Kumari
Objective: Despite the myriad options available, there is no universally accepted treatment for keloids. Our objective was to compare three regimens and establish superiority in terms of objective and subjective outcomes. Approach: In this randomized parallel group study, 60 patients were enrolled and randomly allocated to three groups. Patients received intralesional injections of triamcinolone acetonide (TAC) in Group TAC, 5-fluorouracil (5FU) in Group 5FU, and a combination in Group T + F every 3 weeks till 24 weeks or till the keloid resolved...
November 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093591/-gastric-hemangioma-as-a-cause-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Jorge Espinoza-Ríos, Maria C Ferrufino-Schmidt, Eduar Bravo Paredes, Jaime Cok Garcia, José Pinto Valdivia, Martin Tagle Arróspide, Alejandro Bussalleu Rivera
Gastric hemangioma as a cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a rare event. We present the case of an 83 years old male with a history of abdominal pain, vomiting and melena, along with an 8 Kg weight loss. The upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed an elevated, ulcerated lesion in the gastric antrum with a visible vessel, for which he receives endoscopic therapy. In the abdominal computed tomography, a contrast enhancing, well-circumscribed mass attached to the gastric wall is observed. Due to the persistence of the UGIB, the patient suffers hemodynamic decompensation and undergoes exploratory laparotomy, where a vascularized mass is found...
July 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091034/updating-the-diabetic-foot-treatment-algorithm-recommendations-on-treatment-using-advanced-medicine-and-therapies
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Peter Blume, Stephanie Wu
OBJECTIVE: Since the last diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) treatment algorithm was published in 2002, new options for diagnostic testing and treatments have been developed. This study seeks to update the DFU treatment algorithm to include new options available in diagnostic testing and treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A computerized literature search of peer-reviewed articles published between January 2003 and January 2016 was conducted using MEDLINE (PubMed), EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library...
October 20, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082362/an-unexpected-etiology-of-pancreatic-panniculitis-a-case-report
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A C Evans, A D Singhi, H J Zeh, N Bahary, R E Brand
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic panniculitis is a rare cause of subcutaneous fat necrosis secondary to elevated serum levels of pancreatic enzymes. It is most often associated with pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma, but has also been seen in patients with pancreatitis. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a 64 year old Caucasian man without symptoms of pancreatitis who presents with pancreatic panniculitis manifesting in multiple subcutaneous ulcerating nodules of the bilateral lower extremities, discovered to have a previously unreported etiology for this condition...
2017: J Pancreat Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081660/implementing-clinical-process-management-of-vascular-wounds-in-a-tertiary-facility-impact-evaluation-of-a-performance-improvement-project
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Giampiero Avruscio, Ilaria Tocco-Tussardi, Greta Bordignon, Vincenzo Vindigni
BACKGROUND: Chronic vascular wounds have a significant economic and social impact on our society calling for allocation of a great deal of attention and resources. Efforts should be oriented toward the achievement of the most effective and efficient clinical management. The Angiology Unit at the University Hospital of Padova, Italy, developed a performance improvement project to enhance the quality of practice for vascular ulcers. METHODS: The project consisted in a multistep process comprising a critical revision of the previous clinical process management, staff education, tightening connections between operators and services, and creation of a position for a wound care nurse...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080145/role-of-angiogenesis-in-chronic-radiation-proctitis-new-evidence-favoring-inhibition-of-angiogenesis-ex-vivo
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Peihuang Wu, Li Li, Huaiming Wang, Tenghui Ma, Haiyong Wu, Xinjuan Fan, Zihuan Yang, Daici Chen, Lei Wang
BACKGROUND: Chronic radiation proctitis (CRP), a common complication after radiotherapy for pelvic malignancies, compromises patient quality of life. Vascular damage and aberrant angiogenesis in the mucosal layer are essential histological features, but changes to the submucosal layer are unclear. Thus, we evaluated the histological characteristics and distribution changes of key angiogenic factors in full-layered human CRP samples. METHODS: Thirty paraffin-embedded CRP and twenty-nine non-CRP tissues were used to evaluate histopathological changes...
October 27, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077499/human-immunodeficiency-virus-negative-associated-lymphangioma-like-kaposi-s-sarcoma-with-variable-clinical-presentationsa-case-report
#17
Georgios Kotzias, Modupe Agunbiade, Leon Isaac, Morteza Khaladj
Lymphangioma-like Kaposi's sarcoma (LLKS) is a rare histologic variant of KS. Kaposi's sarcoma is also known as human herpesvirus type 8. The clinical presentation of the LLKS lesion is highly unusual and similar to that of classic KS but with multinodular vascular tumors and lymphedema. We present a 63-year-old native Haitian man with multiple slowly progressive exophytic ulcerated lesions covering more than 60% of his left lower extremity with no systemic involvement. Much confusion surrounded the clinical presentation of these wounds, and we postulated several differential diagnoses...
September 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067239/differences-between-genders-in-relation-to-factors-associated-with-risk-of-diabetic-foot-in-elderly-persons-a-cross-sectional-trial
#18
Fabiana Magalhães Navarro-Peternella, Ana Patrícia A Torquato Lopes, Guilherme Oliveira de Arruda, Elen Ferraz Teston, Sonia Silva Marcon
AIMS: This trial aims to identify differences between genders in relation to factors associated with the risk of diabetic foot in elderly persons. METHODS: We evaluated 187 older adults diagnosed with diabetes type 2. The variables investigated were sociodemographic data, clinical history of diabetes mellitus and complaints about the feet. The plantar sensitivity was evaluated on both feet, with the use of Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments. For data analysis we used chi-square test and binary logistic regression (p < 0...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065449/chronic-venous-insufficiency-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-isoforms-and-soluble-endoglin-concentration-in-different-states-of-wound-healing
#19
Daniela Ligi, Lidia Croce, Giovanni Mosti, Joseph D Raffetto, Ferdinando Mannello
Venous leg ulcer (VLU) is a huge healthcare problem with poorly understood pathophysiology. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) and endoglin (Eng), are inflammatory and wound healing mediators. Eng, co-receptor for TGF-β type-II receptors, may be cleaved forming soluble Eng (sEng), antagonizing TGF-β signaling, a crucial process in vascular pathologies. We evaluated the accumulation in wound fluid (WF) of TGF-β isoforms and sEng in healing stages, showing the effects of sulodexide treatments, a glycosaminoglycan with clinical efficacy in VLU healing...
October 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064190/portable-optical-resolution-photoacoustic-microscopy-porpam-for-volumetric-imaging-of-multiscale-organisms
#20
Tian Jin, Heng Guo, Lei Yao, Huikai Xie, Huabei Jiang, Lei Xi
Photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) provides a fundamentally new tool for a broad range of studies of biological structures and functions. However, the use of PAM has been largely limited to small vertebrates due to the large size/weight and inconvenience of the equipment. Here, we describe a portable optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy (pORPAM) system for three-dimensional (3D) imaging of small-to-large rodents and humans with a high spatiotemporal resolution and a large field of view (FOV). We show extensive applications of pORPAM to multiscale animals including mice and rabbits...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
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