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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199962/contact-sensitization-in-patients-with-lower-leg-dermatitis-chronic-venous-insufficiency-and-or-chronic-leg-ulcer-assessment-of-the-clinical-relevance-of-contact-allergens
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C Erfurt-Berge, V Mahler
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2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184985/-quality-of-self-applied-compression-bandages-in-patients-with-chronic-venous-ulcers-results-of-a%C3%A2-prospective-clinical-study
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M Stoffels-Weindorf, I Stoffels, F Jockenhöfer, J Dissemond
BACKGROUND: For effective compression therapy in patients with venous leg ulcers, sufficient pressure is essential. In everyday life, it is often the patients themselves who apply the compression bandages. Many of these patients have restriction in their movement and had been rarely trained adequately. Hence, there was the question of how efficient are the autonomously applied compression bandages of those patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In all, 100 consecutive patients with venous leg ulcer were asked to apply compression bandages on their own leg...
November 28, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182584/adjuvant-biological-therapies-in-chronic-leg-ulcers
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REVIEW
Natalia Burgos-Alonso, Igone Lobato, Igone Hernández, Kepa San Sebastian, Begoña Rodríguez, Gontzal Grandes, Isabel Andia
Current biological treatments for non-healing wounds aim to address the common deviations in healing mechanisms, mainly inflammation, inadequate angiogenesis and reduced synthesis of extracellular matrix. In this context, regenerative medicine strategies, i.e., platelet rich plasmas and mesenchymal stromal cell products, may form part of adjuvant interventions in an integral patient management. We synthesized the clinical experience on ulcer management using these two categories of biological adjuvants. The results of ten controlled trials that are included in this systematic review favor the use of mesenchymal stromal cell based-adjuvants for impaired wound healing, but the number and quality of studies is moderate-low and are complicated by the diversity of biological products...
November 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180925/marjolin-s-ulcer-in-chronic-wounds-review-of-available-literature
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REVIEW
Dariusz Bazaliński, Joanna Przybek-Mita, Beata Barańska, Paweł Więch
Marjolin's ulcer is a rare, aggressive skin cancer developing in scar tissue, chronic ulcers and areas affected by inflammations. Its incidence is estimated to range from 1% to 2% of all burn scars. It most frequently takes the form of squamous cell carcinoma which sometimes is diagnosed during examination of lesions developing in scars and hard-to-heal chronic wounds (pressure sores, leg ulcers). Therapeutic management of Marjolin's ulcer requires well-designed treatment plan to ensure optimal medical care and good quality of life for the patient...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145757/nutrition-and-lower-extremity-ulcers-causality-and-or-treatment
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Lauren Haughey, Adrian Barbul
The association between malnutrition, impaired wound healing, and the presence of chronic wounds has been recognized for a long time. It is widely believed that the lack of adequate nutrition increases the risk of developing wounds which have a great likelihood of progressing to chronicity due to lack of appropriate healing responses. This risk is particularly high in the aging population. For the individual patient, as well as patient populations, the diagnosis of malnutrition has been in dispute; further, there is lack of agreement of when and how to intervene nutritionally in those with wounds or healing deficits...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132305/associations-between-skin-barrier-characteristics-skin-conditions-and-health-of-aged-nursing-home-residents-a-multi-center-prevalence-and-correlational-study
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Elisabeth Hahnel, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Carina Trojahn, Jan Kottner
BACKGROUND: Geriatric patients are affected by a range of skin conditions and dermatological diseases, functional limitations and chronic diseases. Skin problems are highly prevalent in elderly populations. Aim of this study was to investigate possible associations between health, functional and cutaneous variables in aged long-term care residents. METHODS: This observational, cross-sectional, descriptive prevalence study was conducted in a random sample of 10 institutional long-term care facilities in Berlin...
November 13, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120684/managing-exudate-and-maceration-in-venous-leg-ulceration-within-the-acute-health-setting
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Annemarie Brown
Exudate has beneficial effects in normal wound healing but detrimental consequences for chronic wounds. Practitioners need to identify and treat its cause, and manage the exudate and prevent if from damaging periwound skin. Management involves dressings of the most appropriate absorbency and other products, and avoiding maceration of periwound skin; compression therapy is the gold standard treatment for treating oedema and venous leg ulceration. Nurses in acute settings may not have the skills to implement or maintain compression therapy; this article is intended for nurses who may have to manage these patients temporarily while they are admitted to secondary care and may not have the skills...
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119061/emla-anaesthetic-cream-for-debridement-of-burns-a-study-of-plasma-concentrations-of-lidocaine-and-prilocaine-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Stefan Lillieborg, Leif Aanderud
The lidocaine-prilocaine cream (EMLA(TM)) effectively reduces the pain from debridement of chronic leg ulcers. Studies have demonstrated that when applied to leg ulcers, plasma concentrations of the local anaesthetics are well below the threshold for CNS toxicity. However, there are minimal pharmacokinetic data available from EMLA application to burn wounds. This study evaluated EMLA cream for debridement of burns with regard to plasma concentrations of lidocaine and prilocaine, and reviewed the published literature on safety and efficacy of lidocaine-prilocaine applied epicutaneously to burns...
2017: International Journal of Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096125/biaxial-mechanical-behavior-of-bovine-saphenous-venous-valve-leaflets
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Jiaqi Lu, Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang
Chronic venous disease is caused by chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), which results in significant symptoms such as venous ulcers, ankle eczema, leg swelling, etc. Venous valve incompetence is a major cause of CVI. When the valves of veins in the leg become incompetent (i.e., do not close properly), blood is able to flow backwards (i.e., reflux), which results in blood pooling in the lower extremities, distal venous hypertension, and CVI. Current clinical therapies, such as surgical venous valve reconstruction and bioprosthetic venous valve replacement, are highly invasive and only moderately successful...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091039/psychosocial-aspects-in-patients-with-chronic-leg-ulcers
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Eftychia Platsidaki, Anargyros Kouris, Christos Christodoulou
Chronic leg ulcers persist for > 6 weeks and show no tendency to heal after 3 or more months. They can be distressing to patients, both directly through physical symptoms caused by the disease and indirectly through limitations on work capacity, social activity, and personal hygiene. The quality of life (QoL) of patients with leg ulcers can be impaired by a complex set of aspects. Restrictions in their ability to perform paid employment, handle household duties, and engage in personal hygiene adversely affect patients' QoL...
October 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
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/29083334/use-of-ultraportable-vacuum-therapy-systems-in-the-treatment-of-venous-leg-ulcer
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Roberto Cuomo, Giuseppe Nisi, Luca Grimaldi, Cesare Brandi, Carlo D'Aniello
BACKGROUND: The high incidence of venous leg ulcers and the difficult to give a complete healing involves in an increase of costs for National Health System. Main therapies to obtain a fast healing are compressive bandages, treatment of abnormal venous flow and in-situ-strategies of wound care. Negative pressure therapy does not conventionally used, because these systems not allow the use of compression bandages. Recently the development of ultraportable devices has improved the compliance and the results...
October 23, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080332/validity-and-feasibility-of-the-wound-qol-questionnaire-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-chronic-wounds
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Matthias Augustin, Elena Conde Montero, Nicole Zander, Katrin Baade, Katharina Herberger, E Sebastian Debus, Holger Diener, Thomas Neubert, Christine Blome
Chronic wounds have a major socioeconomic impact due to their frequency, chronicity, and societal costs. Patients experience substantial quality of life (QoL) impairments. The use of questionnaires for a continuous assessment of QoL and resulting interventions to improve the situation of the individual are an important cornerstone of a guideline-based wound care. The aim of this study was to investigate the validity of the Wound-QoL questionnaire. Patients with chronic wounds from two different centers were included in the prospective study...
October 28, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074815/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-ischemic-lower-extremity-ulcers-in-patients-with-diabetes-results-of-the-damo2cles-multicenter-randomized-clinical-trial
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Katrien T B Santema, Robert M Stoekenbroek, Mark J W Koelemay, Jim A Reekers, Laura M C van Dortmont, Arno Oomen, Luuk Smeets, Jan J Wever, Dink A Legemate, Dirk T Ubbink
OBJECTIVE: Conflicting evidence exists on the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the treatment of chronic ischemic leg ulcers. The aim of this trial was to investigate whether additional HBOT would benefit patients with diabetes and ischemic leg ulcers. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Patients with diabetes with an ischemic wound (n = 120) were randomized to standard care (SC) without or with HBOT (SC+HBOT). Primary outcomes were limb salvage and wound healing after 12 months, as well as time to wound healing...
October 26, 2017: Diabetes Care
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
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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/29045487/the-psychosocial-impact-of-leg-ulcers-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-i-don-t-want-them-to-know-my-little-secret
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Nkeiruka I Umeh, Brittany Ajegba, Ashley J Buscetta, Khadijah E Abdallah, Caterina P Minniti, Vence L Bonham
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) impacts millions of individuals worldwide and more than 100,000 people in the United States. Leg ulcers are the most common cutaneous manifestation of SCD. The health status of individuals living with chronic leg ulcers is not only influenced by clinical manifestations such as pain duration and intensity, but also by psychosocial factors. Garnering insights into the psychosocial impact can provide a more holistic view of their influence on quality of life...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037357/topical-timolol-promotes-healing-of-chronic-leg-ulcer
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Bindhiya Thomas, John Sajan Kurien, Toney Jose, Sansho Elavumkal Ulahannan, Sandeep Abraham Varghese
BACKGROUND: Chronic ulcers are a common problem, with chronic diabetic and venous ulcers forming a large proportion. This is the first case-control study to assess the effect of topical timolol on healing of chronic venous and chronic diabetic ulcers. METHODS: The study included 60 patients with chronic leg ulcers. The ulcers in the study group (n = 30) were treated with topical 0.5% timolol maleate solution along with antibiotics and dressings; those in the control group (n = 30) received only antibiotics and dressings...
November 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976834/managing-real-world-venous-leg-ulcers-with-fetal-bovine-acellular-dermal-matrix-a-single-centre-retrospective-study
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J A Paredes, S Bhagwandin, Polanco T, J C Lantis
OBJECTIVE: As compression treatment offers moderate improvement, especially to recurrent venous leg ulcers (VLUs), several alternative therapies using cellular based and/or tissue-derived products (CTPs) have emerged from bovine, porcine, and equine sources. Our aim was to look at the effect of a CTP in 'real-life' VLUs. METHODS: This study looked at complex patients with chronic, large wounds in a single-centre retrospective review. All patients were treated with fetal bovine acellular dermal matrix (FBADM) for VLUs at our outpatient urban wound care programme...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976341/preliminary-results-of-a-topically-applied-bacteria-specific-antibiotic-gel-to-improve-wound-healing
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Caitlin S Zarick, Elizabeth A Benkert, Noah G Oliver, John S Steinberg, Karen K Evans, Christopher E Attinger, Zinnia M Rocha, Paul J Kim
INTRODUCTION: Advances in molecular diagnostic medicine have allowed for more rapid, accurate, and comprehensive methods for identifying microorganisms in a chronic wound, which led to the de- velopment and use of a tailored topical antibiotic gel aimed at treating this bioburden. OBJECTIVE: This is a retrospective chart review evalu- ating the authors' early experience with the use of bacteria-speci c antimicrobial gel therapy on chronic lower extremity wounds that have not responded to standard therapy...
September 26, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972488/analysis-of-tissue-oxygenation-in-chronic-leg-ulcers-by-combination-of-a-multi-spectral-camera-and-a-hyper-spectral-probe
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P Zimmermann, A Scheibe, J Marotz, U Wollina
Objective evaluation of chronic wounds, such as leg ulcers, by the use of non-invasive techniques is of importance for diagnosis, monitoring treatment response, and probably leads to improved treatment strategies. We performed a feasibility study for the combined use of a multi-spectral camera and a hyper-spectral probe to evaluate chronic leg ulcers with a focus on tissue oxygenation. Sixty patients - 40 females and 20 males were enrolled in the study. The age range was 46 to 85 years for males (mean 65.8 years, median 73...
September 2017: Georgian Medical News
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