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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504325/therapeutic-ultrasound-for-venous-leg-ulcers
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REVIEW
Nicky Cullum, Zhenmi Liu
BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers are a type of chronic, recurring, complex wound that is more common in people aged over 65 years. Venous ulcers pose a significant burden to patients and healthcare systems. While compression therapy (such as bandages or stockings) is an effective first-line treatment, ultrasound may have a role to play in healing venous ulcers. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether venous leg ulcers treated with ultrasound heal more quickly than those not treated with ultrasound...
May 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503700/venous-ultrasonography-findings-and-clinical-correlations-in-104-thai-patients-with-chronic-venous-insufficiency-of-the-legs
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Burapa Kanchanabat, Waigoon Stapanavatr
INTRODUCTION: The pattern of venous reflux in Thai patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) was studied in correlation with clinical manifestations. METHODS: Ultrasonography findings and clinical data were prospectively collected and retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: CVI was found in 104 legs of 79 patients (mean age 59.8 ± 12.5 years; C4: 24.1%, C5: 8.9%; C6: 67.1%). Among 104 legs, 6.7% had history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...
May 15, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501660/alcohol-consumption-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-antithrombin-iii-and-body-mass-index-are-associated-with-great-saphenous-vein-reflux-in-the-thigh
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Hyeonseung Kim, Hyangkyoung Kim, Je Hoon Park, Yong Han Kim, Sung Jin Oh, Byoung Jo Suh, Jong Kwon Park
OBJECTIVES: Venous valvular reflux is the main cause of chronic venous dysfunction. However, the etiology of valvular reflux is not completely understood. We conducted this study to investigate new risk factors for venous reflux of the great saphenous vein (GSV) in the thigh. METHODS: We studied 139 consecutive patients (278 legs) who underwent Doppler ultrasonography at our hospital between March 2015 and February 2016 for leg discomfort with visible varicosities, edema, skin changes, or venous ulcer in the legs...
May 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488306/physician-initiated-first-in-human-clinical-study-using-a-novel-angiogenic-peptide-ag30-5c-for-patients-with-severe-limb-ulcers
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Hironori Nakagami, Toshifumi Yamaoka, Misa Hayashi, Atsushi Tanemura, Yasushi Takeya, Hitomi Kurinami, Ken Sugimoto, Ayumi Nakamura, Kazunori Tomono, Katsuto Tamai, Ichiro Katayama, Hiromi Rakugi, Yasufumi Kaneda
AIM: In patients with diabetes or ischemia, angiogenesis and infection control are required for chronic leg ulcers, which substantially impair patients' quality of life. We developed a novel functional peptide, named AG30/5C, with angiogenic and anti-microbial properties. Treatment with AG30/5C significantly accelerated the wound healing of full-thickness defects in mice. To evaluate the safety of AG30/5C in the treatment of leg ulcers, a physician-initiated clinical study was carried out...
May 10, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485879/evidence-for-silver-in-wound-care-meta-analysis-of-clinical-studies-from-2000-2015
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Joachim Dissemond, Johannes Georg Böttrich, Horst Braunwarth, Jörg Hilt, Patricia Wilken, Karl-Christian Münter
BACKGROUND: Given that the scientific evidence for silver in wound care is generally considered insufficient, there is uncertainty among users regarding its clinical use. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A group of experts evaluated the clinical studies on silver in wound management published from 2000-2015. RESULTS: Overall, 851 articles were identified, 173 of which were included and categorized. There were 31 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and eight cohort studies...
May 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485865/chronic-venous-insufficiency-a-review-of-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Bettina Santler, Tobias Goerge
Chronic venous disease is a common disorder associated with a variety of symptoms in later disease stages but also with complications such as venous leg ulcer. This, in turn, has substantial socioeconomic effects and significantly impacts patients' quality of life. While there are a number of diagnostic procedures available, color-flow duplex ultrasound has become the gold standard. As regards therapeutic options, major advances have been made in recent decades. Today, there are alternatives to saphenofemoral ligation and stripping of the great saphenous vein, including endovenous thermal ablation techniques...
May 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475446/use-of-fat-transfer-to-treat-a-chronic-non-healing-post-radiation-ulcer-a-case-study
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A Mohan, S Singh
OBJECTIVE: Problematic wound healing and ulceration in radiation-damaged tissue is a surgical challenge. Clinical studies have shown that grafting fat tissue in an irradiated area can improve the quality of the skin and has regenerative effects. This case study describes how fat transfer led to the healing of a chronic ulcer resistant to other forms of treatment. CASE HISTORY: A 67-year-old lady with a chronic, non-healing ulcer in her leg had a squamous cell carcinoma excised, followed by radiotherapy...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465773/treatment-patterns-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-varicose-veins
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Rajiv Mallick, Aditya Raju, Chelsey Campbell, Rashad Carlton, David Wright, Kimberly Boswell, Michael Eaddy
BACKGROUND: Approximately 24% of adults in the United States have visible varicose veins, and an estimated 6% have evidence of advanced chronic venous disease. The majority of individuals with varicose veins seek treatment because of symptoms, such as aching, throbbing, fatigue, pruritus, ankle swelling, and tenderness, rather than cosmetic reasons. Furthermore, varicose veins are a manifestation of chronic venous insufficiency, which can progress to leg pain, leg edema, chronic skin changes, and nonhealing ulcers...
November 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448264/use-of-ovine-based-collagen-extracellular-matrix-and-gentian-violet-methylene-blue-antibacterial-foam-dressings-to-help-improve-clinical-outcomes-in-lower-extremity-wounds-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Eric L Lullove
Dressings that provide broad spectrum metalloprotease reduction along with inherent aspects of an extracellular matrix may contribute to improved wound healing outcomes and shorter treatment times. OBJECTIVE: The author performed a retrospective case series analysis to determine the clinical outcomes of regular debridement with the use of ovine-based collagen extracellular matrix dressings and gentian violet/methylene blue polyurethane antibacterial foam dressings in treating 53 patients with 53 chronic lower extremity wounds (diabetic foot ulcers [DFUs], venous leg ulcers, and heel pressure ulcers)...
April 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447969/multicomponent-compression-stockings-in-chronic-venous-leg-ulcer-treatment-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Daniele Bissacco, Marco Piercarlo Viani
The role of compression stockings in the treatment of chronic venous disease was amply demonstrated. Concerning patients with chronic venous leg ulcers (VLUs), multi-layer bandage is the standard of care. Recently, multicomponent compression stocking (McCS) systems for VLUs treatment and healing nowaday have been proposed. The aim of this review is to describe and analyze current literature evidence regarding McCS used in VLUs treatment. KEY WORDS: Compression therapy, Compression stockings, Venous leg ulcers...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439419/chronic-complications-and-quality-of-life-of-patients-living-with-sickle-cell-disease-and-receiving-care-in-three-hospitals-in-cameroon-a-cross-sectional-study
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Anne M Andong, Eveline D T Ngouadjeu, Cavin E Bekolo, Vincent S Verla, Daniel Nebongo, Yannick Mboue-Djieka, Simeon-Pierre Choukem
BACKGROUND: Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is associated with chronic multisystem complications that significantly influence the quality of life (QOL) of patients early in their life. Although sub-Saharan Africa bears 75% of the global burden of SCD, there is a paucity of data on these complications and their effects on the QOL. We aimed to record these chronic complications, to estimate the QOL, and to identify the corresponding risk factors in patients with SCD receiving care in three hospitals in Cameroon...
2017: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438262/hair-follicle-transplant-into-chronic-ulcers-a-new-graft-concept
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M L Martínez Martínez, E Escario Travesedo, F Jiménez Acosta
Chronic venous leg ulcers are a major therapeutic challenge in clinical practice, and the search for new approaches to improve wound healing is essential. Many ulcers do not heal with traditional treatment using compression, debridement, and dressings. Skin-grafts variants, such as pinch grafts, punch grafts, split- or full-thickness skin grafts, and grafts derived from cells cultured in the laboratory, are among the most widely used options in ulcers that do not heal. In recent years, numerous studies have brought to our attention the important role of the hair follicle in the healing process of cutaneous wounds...
April 21, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424334/glycosaminoglycan-based-hydrogels-capture-inflammatory-chemokines-and-rescue-defective-wound-healing-in-mice
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Nadine Lohmann, Lucas Schirmer, Passant Atallah, Elke Wandel, Ruben A Ferrer, Carsten Werner, Jan C Simon, Sandra Franz, Uwe Freudenberg
Excessive production of inflammatory chemokines can cause chronic inflammation and thus impair cutaneous wound healing. Capturing chemokine signals using wound dressing materials may offer powerful new treatment modalities for chronic wounds. Here, a modular hydrogel based on end-functionalized star-shaped polyethylene glycol (starPEG) and derivatives of the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) heparin was customized for maximal chemokine sequestration. The material is shown to effectively scavenge the inflammatory chemokines MCP-1 (monocyte chemoattractant protein-1), IL-8 (interleukin-8), and MIP-1α (macrophage inflammatory protein-1α) and MIP-1β (macrophage inflammatory protein-1β) in wound fluids from patients suffering from chronic venous leg ulcers and to reduce the migratory activity of human monocytes and polymorphonuclear neutrophils...
April 19, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421746/multifunctional-enzymatically-generated-hydrogels-for-chronic-wound-application
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Ivaylo Stefanov, Sílvia Pérez-Rafael, Javier Hoyo, Jonathan Cailloux, Orlando O Santana Pérez, Dolores Hinojosa-Caballero, Tzanko Tzanov
The healing of chronic wounds requires intensive medical intervention at huge healthcare costs. Dressing materials should consider the multifactorial nature of these wounds comprising deleterious proteolytic and oxidative enzymes and high bacterial load. In this work, multifunctional hydrogels for chronic wound application were produced by enzymatic cross-linking of thiolated chitosan and gallic acid. The hydrogels combine several beneficial to wound healing properties, controlling the matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activities, oxidative stress, and bacterial contamination...
April 25, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387882/enzymatic-debridement-is-ha-collagenase-the-right-synergy-randomized-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial-in-venous-leg-ulcers
#15
A Scalise, F Campitiello, A Della Corte, P Longobardi, M Di Salvo, C Tartaglione, C Santin, N Giordan, G Guarnera
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new ointment containing Hyaluronic Acid and collagenase from non-pathogenic Vibrio alginolyticus. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Double blind, multicenter, controlled clinical trial (no. ISRCTN71239043) conducted to demonstrate the superiority of Hyaluronic Acid-Collagenase applied once a day over placebo in mean reduction of devitalized/fibrinous/slough tissue after 15 days of treatment. 113 patients with venous ulcers were enrolled and randomized to receive active treatment therapy or vehicle preparation...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379102/cost-of-illness-studies-in-chronic-ulcers-a-systematic-review
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B Chan, S Cadarette, W Wodchis, J Wong, N Mittmann, M Krahn
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the published academic literature on the cost of chronic ulcers. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, HealthSTAR, Econlit and CINAHL up to 12 May 2016 to identify potential studies for review. Cost search terms were based on validated algorithms. Clinical search terms were based on recent Cochrane reviews of interventions for chronic ulcers. Titles and abstracts were screened by two reviewers to determine eligibility for full text review...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342202/treatment-of-chronic-venous-ulcers-experience-in-six-patients-treated-with-terminal-interruption-of-the-reflux-source-tirs
#17
M Mendieta-Eckert, J L Azpiazu-Macho, R Lambea-Crespo
Venous leg ulcers (VLU) are the latest manifestation of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and the leading cause of chronic leg ulcers. Compression therapy is considered the main treatment. Unfortunately, they require long-term treatment to cure and have a high rate of recurrence (up to 78%). (1,)(2) This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 25, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329467/unna-boot-central-gauze-technique-for-chronic-venous-leg-ulcers
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Anne L Gao, Justin G Cole, William V Stoecker
BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers generally take manyweeks to heal. Novel therapies that shorten healingtime and require less complex care are needed. PURPOSE: The purpose of this report is to presenta pilot study for a new method that can result ina faster healing time for venous leg ulcers usinginexpensive materials. METHODS: A central-gauzeprotocol was developed as described here. A three-ply gauze sponge was placed in the center of theulcer, allowing a peripheral 3-5 mm rim of ulcer toremain exposed...
January 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321316/pre-operative-urinary-tract-infection-is-it-a-risk-factor-for-early-surgical-site-infection-with-hip-fracture-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis
#19
Rafik Rd Yassa, Mahdi Y Khalfaoui, Karunakar Veravalli, D Alun Evans
OBJECTIVE: The aims of the current study were to determine whether pre-operative urinary tract infections in patients presenting acutely with neck of femur fractures resulted in a delay to surgery and whether such patients were at increased risk of developing post-operative surgical site infections. DESIGN: A retrospective review of all patients presenting with a neck of femur fracture, at a single centre over a one-year period. The hospital hip fracture database was used as the main source of data...
March 2017: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320360/a-prospective-analysis-of-pinch-grafting-of-chronic-leg-ulcers-in-a-series-of-elderly-patients-in-rural-cameroon
#20
Benjamin Momo Kadia, Christian Akem Dimala, Desmond Aroke, Cyril Jabea Ekabe, Reine Suzanne Mengue Kadia, Alain Chichom Mefire
BACKGROUND: Chronic leg ulcers (CLUs) pose serious public health concerns worldwide. They mainly affect the elderly population. Pinch grafting (PG) could be used to treat a variety of CLUs. However, in Cameroon, there is scarce data on the outcome of PG of CLUs in elderly patients in rural hospitals where most of these patients seek for medical attention and where clinicians rely on unconventional wound dressing methods to treat CLUs. Our objective was to describe the outcome of PG of CLUs in elderly patients in rural Cameroon...
March 20, 2017: BMC Dermatology
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