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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
#2
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280910/-first-manifestation-of-leg-ulcers-analysis-of-data-from-1000-patients
#4
A Körber, F Jockenhöfer, W Sondermann, M Stoffels-Weindorf, J Dissemond
BACKGROUND: More than 1 million people in Germany suffer from leg ulcers. The diagnosis leg ulcer summarizes many different etiologies. The therapy of leg ulcers is an interdisciplinary and interprofessional challenge. Early identification of the cause of the leg ulcer and initiation of a causal therapy are essential for healing. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the initial manifestation age of patients with causally associated leg ulcers. Afterwards we calculated the most common etiologies according to decade...
March 9, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255445/a-failure-of-preoperative-duplex-imaging-to-diagnose-a-lower-extremity-venous-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-severe-chronic-venous-insufficiency
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Roy Wesley Jones, Godfrey Ross Parkerson, Mary Ottinger, Eduardo Rodriguez, Brian Park
OBJECTIVE: We present a case of recurrent bilateral lower extremity venous stasis ulcers in association with a superficial venous aneurysm at the right saphenofemoral junction that was misdiagnosed on preoperative duplex scanning. METHODS: A 53-year-old female presented to our clinic with 6-year history of bilateral lower extremity venous stasis ulcers. Her past medical history was significant for refractory venous stasis ulcers of the bilateral lower extremities present for 6 years and morbid obesity...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252848/pathogenesis-of-wound-healing-disorders-in-the-elderly
#6
Evgenia Makrantonaki, Meinhard Wlaschek, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek
The elderly constitute the age group most susceptible to wound healing disorders and chronic wounds, the most prevalent being venous leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, and diabetic foot ulcers. However, other age-associated diseases should also be taken into consideration in the diagnostic workup of chronic wounds, and not be underestimated. A better understanding of the pathomechanisms involved in the wound healing process is of key importance in combatting the difficulties associated with the treatment of chronic wounds...
March 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248201/intravascular-hemolysis-and-the-pathophysiology-of-sickle-cell-disease
#7
REVIEW
Gregory J Kato, Martin H Steinberg, Mark T Gladwin
Hemolysis is a fundamental feature of sickle cell anemia that contributes to its pathophysiology and phenotypic variability. Decompartmentalized hemoglobin, arginase 1, asymmetric dimethylarginine, and adenine nucleotides are all products of hemolysis that promote vasomotor dysfunction, proliferative vasculopathy, and a multitude of clinical complications of pulmonary and systemic vasculopathy, including pulmonary hypertension, leg ulcers, priapism, chronic kidney disease, and large-artery ischemic stroke. Nitric oxide (NO) is inactivated by cell-free hemoglobin in a dioxygenation reaction that also oxidizes hemoglobin to methemoglobin, a non-oxygen-binding form of hemoglobin that readily loses heme...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222435/extracorporal-shock-waves-activate-migration-proliferation-and-inflammatory-pathways-in-fibroblasts-and-keratinocytes-and-improve-wound-healing-in-an-open-label-single-arm-study-in-patients-with-therapy-refractory-chronic-leg-ulcers
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Ilknur Aschermann, Seema Noor, Sascha Venturelli, Tobias Sinnberg, Christian D Mnich, Christian Busch
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chronic leg ulcers (CLUs) are globally a major cause of morbidity and mortality with increasing prevalence. Their treatment is highly challenging, and many conservative, surgical or advanced therapies have been suggested, but with little overall efficacy. Since the 1980s extracorporal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has gained interest as treatment for specific indications. Here, we report that patients with CLU showed wound healing after ESWT and investigated the underlying molecular mechanisms...
February 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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
#10
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/28194803/the-current-spectrum-of-contact-sensitization-in-patients-with-chronic-leg-ulcers-or-stasis-dermatitis%C3%A2-%C3%A2-new-data-from-the-information-network-of-departments-of-dermatology-ivdk
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Cornelia Erfurt-Berge, Johannes Geier, Vera Mahler
BACKGROUND: Patients with lower leg dermatitis, chronic venous insufficiency or chronic leg ulcers have a high prevalence of contact sensitization. OBJECTIVES: To identify the current spectrum of contact allergens in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data of the Information Network of Departments of Dermatology on 5264 patients with the above diagnoses from the years 2003 to 2014 (study group) were compared with data on 4881 corresponding patients from 1994 to 2003 (historical control group) and with a current control group without these diagnoses (n = 55 510)...
February 14, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182533/the-reality-of-routine-practice-a-pooled-data-analysis-on-chronic-wounds-treated-with-tlc-nosf-wound-dressings
#12
K C Münter, S Meaume, M Augustin, P Senet, J C Kérihuel
OBJECTIVE: A number of randomised controlled trials (RCT) have compared control groups with TLC-NOSF dressings (UrgoStart) on chronic wounds. Our aim was to determine whether the clinical trials' results translate into routine management of such wounds, by pooling the data from real-life observational studies. METHOD: Observational studies, conducted in France and Germany, evaluating current practices in patients suffering from non-selected chronic wounds treated with a TLC-NOSF dressing were identified...
February 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177542/reduced-prevalence-and-severity-of-wounds-following-implementation-of-the-champions-for-skin-integrity-model-to-facilitate-uptake-of-evidence-based-practice-in-aged-care
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Helen E Edwards, Anne M Chang, Michelle Gibb, Kathleen J Finlayson, Christina Parker, Maria O'Reilly, Jan McDowell, Patricia Shuter
AIMS: To evaluate the implementation of the Champions for Skin Integrity Model on facilitating uptake of evidence-based wound management and improving skin integrity in residents of aged care facilities BACKGROUND: The incidence of skin tears, pressure injuries and leg ulcers increases with age and such wounds can be a serious issue in aged care facilities. Older adults are not only at higher risk for wounds related to chronic disease, but also injuries related to falls and manual handling requirements...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162862/maltodextrin-ascorbic-acid-stimulates-wound-closure-by-increasing-collagen-turnover-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-expression-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-changing-the-stage-of-inflammation-from-chronic-to-acute-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Rosa M Salgado, Otilia Cruz-Castañeda, Francisco Elizondo-Vázquez, Lucia Pat, Anabel De la Garza, Saúl Cano-Colín, Leticia Baena-Ocampo, Edgar Krötzsch
It has been reported that carbohydrates confer physicochemical properties to the wound environment that improves tissue repair. We evaluated in vitro and in vivo wound healing during maltodextrin/ascorbic acid treatment. In a fibroblast monolayer scratch assay, we demonstrated that maltodextrin/ascorbic acid stimulated monolayer repair by increasing collagen turnover coordinately with TGF-β1 expression (rising TGF-β1 and MMP-1 expression, as well as gelatinase activity, while TIMP-1 was diminished), similar to in vivo trends...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162373/-151-chronic-leg-ulcer-pain-a-need-for-effective-topical-analgesia
#15
S Parra, P Lacouture, H Giles
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April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139903/endovenous-laser-ablation-in-patients-with-severe-primary-chronic-venous-insufficiency
#16
Vladimir Starodubtsev, Mikhail Lukyanenko, Andrey Karpenko, Pavel Ignatenko
BACKGROUND: The aim of study was to estimate the safety and efficacy of using laser wavelength of 1560 nm with the foam sclerotherapy (FS) of varicose veins (VVs) for the treatment of severe primary chronic venous insufficiency (CVI, C4-C6) in patients with different diameters of the proximal segment (DPS) of the great saphenous vein (GSV). METHODS: We have separated the patients into two groups depending on the size of GSV: group 1 (281 cases; DPS of GSV less than 15 mm) and group 2 (210 cases; DPS of GSV more than 15 mm)...
January 31, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135201/use-of-a-dehydrated-amniotic-membrane-allograft-in-the-treatment-of-lower-extremity-wounds-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
Eric J Lullove
Injuries to the skin are extensively costly to the health care system. When caused by metabolic and vascular compromise, these injuries are even more foreboding for patients. They can result in chronic inflammation, reduced mobility, and chronic pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients were selected from the author's patient population at the West Boca Center for Wound Healing for a retrospective cohort study. Patients underwent a run-in period of 2 weeks, where standard of care was used to clear the wound of bioburden...
January 23, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128082/a-giant-basal-cell-carcinoma-misdiagnosed-and-mistreated-as-a-chronic-venous-ulcer
#18
Dijana Celić, Jasna Lipozenčić, Suzana Ljubojević Hadžavdić, Jolanda Kanižaj Rajković, Davorin Lončarić, Tajana Borlinić
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common cutaneous malignancy. Giant BCCs are quite rare. They can cause extensive local invasion, disfigurement, and metastasis. We present a case of a 58-year-old woman with an unrecognized and inadequately treated ulcerated giant BCC sized 12.5 × 10.0 cm that occurred on her left lower leg without any sign of metastasis. Neglect and inadequate treatment of the primary lesion are the most important contributing factors responsible for size in giant BCC.
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116782/primary-cutaneous-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-presenting-as-chronic-non-healing-ulcer
#19
Victoria L Billero, Charlotte E LaSenna, Marco Romanelli, Alessio Giubellino, Robert A Brenes, Paolo Romanelli
Primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is an uncommon and aggressive lymphoproliferative disorder with a rapid growth rate and dismal prognosis. We present the case of a 91-year-old female with an unusual manifestation of primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, mimicking other more prevalent diseases like chronic non-healing venous ulceration. Dermatopathologic evaluation rendered the correct diagnosis. A discussion of this rare presentation is important for clinician consideration to prevent misdiagnosis and prolongation of proper management in patients with chronic non-healing leg ulcers...
January 24, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104503/invasive-candida-krusei-infection-and-candida-vasculitis-of-a-leg-ulcer-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-a-case-report
#20
Philipp Jud, Thomas Valentin, Sigrid Regauer, Thomas Gary, Gerald Hackl, Peter Rief, Marianne Brodmann, Franz Hafner
A 71year old female Caucasian farmer without any known immunosuppression presented with a painful ulcer of her right lower leg after a trauma caused by a wood billet. There was no response to empirical antibacterial treatment. An ulcer biopsy showed an invasive Candida infection of the soft tissue and leucocytoclastic vasculitis. Voriconazole treatment was followed by wound healing. Invasive Candida infection and localized Candida vasculitis represent a rare cause of persisting leg ulcers. The similar clinical picture of chronic venous leg ulcers might blur the true cause and refractory cases should therefore promptly be processed by histopathological diagnostics...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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