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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918403/successful-twice-interrupted-therapy-of-hcv-infection-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-before-and-after-liver-transplantation
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Anna Szymanek-Pasternak, Karolina Rostkowska, Krzysztof Simon
We are presenting the case study of the patient diagnosed at the age of 37 with liver cirrhosis due to genotype 1b hepatitis C virus infection. At the age of 46, he was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma with subsequent resection of the tumour in May 2015. In December 2015, the treatment was started with ombitasvir, paritaprevir/ritonavir and dasabuvir (3D) with ribavirin (RBV) 1000 mg per day. After 24 days of this treatment, the patient received a deceased donor liver transplantation, followed by 18-day interruption of 3D therapy...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917388/improvised-hand-injury-treatment-using-traditional-veterinary-medicine-in-ethiopia
#2
Raf Aerts, Eva J J November, Maissa Rayyan
In remote wilderness environments, local people with traditional knowledge of medicinal plants are potentially important first-line health care providers. We present a case of a 31-year-old man who fell off a horse while trekking through a remote mountain landscape in Ethiopia and sustained blunt force trauma to the hand. A local mountain hut keeper examined the patient's hand and used heated leaves of the succulent plant Kalanchoe petitiana to treat a suspected metacarpal fracture. As first responder in a low-resource setting, the hut keeper relied on his traditional knowledge of ethnoveterinary medicine to improvise a treatment for a human injury in a remote mountain environment...
September 13, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916868/laparoscopic-liver-resection-using-a-monopolar-soft-coagulation-device-to-provide-maximum-intraoperative-bleeding-control-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Mitsuo Miyazawa, Masayasu Aikawa, Katsuya Okada, Yukihiro Watanabe, Kojun Okamoto, Isamu Koyama
BACKGROUND: The popularity of laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) is spreading, worldwide, because the intraoperative blood loss is less than for open hepatectomy and it is associated with a shorter hospitalization period [1-6]. During LLR, intraoperative hemostasis is difficult to achieve, unlike during laparotomy where bleeding can be stopped instantly [7-10]. Our LLR method for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) includes maximal control of intraoperative bleeding using a monopolar soft-coagulation device...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916796/low-temperature-plasma-promoting-fibroblast-proliferation-by-activating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-and-increasing-cyclind1-expression
#4
Jin-Ren Liu, Gui-Min Xu, Xing-Min Shi, Guan-Jun Zhang
The potential applications of low temperature plasma (LTP) in wound healing have aroused the concern of many researchers. In this study, an argon atmospheric pressure plasma jet was applied to generate LTP for treatment of murine fibroblast cell (L929) cultured in vitro to investigate the effect of NF-κB pathway on fibroblast proliferation. The results showed that, compared with the control, L929 cells treated with plasma for less than 20 s had significant increases of proliferation; the productions of intracellular ROS, O2(-) and NO increased with prolongation of LTP treatment time; NF-κB pathway was activated by LTP in a proper dose range, and the expression of cyclinD1 in LTP-treated cells increased with the same trend as cell proliferation...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915775/wound-healing-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-topical-hyaluronic-acid-injection-in-surgical-site-infection-caused-by-staphylococcus-aureus
#5
Jin Hyung Park, Eon Ju Park, Hyung Suk Yi
Surgical-site infection (SSI) is a common postoperative complication, primarily caused by Staphylococcus aureus. S aureus produces hyaluronidase which degrades hyaluronic acid (HA). HA prevents bacterial proliferation and has anti-inflammatory effects to promote wound healing. We evaluated the effect of HA injection with systemic antibiotics for prevention and treatment of SSIs caused by S aureus. An open wound was created on the dorsum of 40 rats. The wound bed was sutured with S aureus inoculated thread. The test group was injected with HA (HA group), and the control group received a subcutaneous injection of normal saline (NS group)...
September 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914838/-native-collagen-application-in-clinical-practice-for-chronic-wounds-treatment
#6
E V Silina, V A Stupin, L S Zolotareva, A N Komarov
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914827/-endovascular-surgery-for-critical-ischemia-of-lower-extremities-with-suppurative-necrotic-lesion-of-the-feet
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K V Lipatov, S V Permyakov, A G Asatryan, A V Borodin, V K Gostishchev
AIM: To improve treatment of patients with grade IV chronic ischemia of lower extremities via endovascular angioplasty combined with surgical methods for suppurative-necrotic lesions of the feet. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 51 patients with grade IV chronic ischemia of lower extremities underwent endovascular interventions (balloon angioplasty, stenting). A total of 23 stents were deployed in 16 patients including 12 stents in superficial and common femoral arteries, 5 in popliteal artery, 6 in iliac artery...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914807/development-optimization-and-in-vitro-in-vivo-characterization-of-collagen-dextran-spongious-wound-dressings-loaded-with-flufenamic-acid
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Mihaela Violeta Ghica, Mădălina Georgiana Albu Kaya, Cristina-Elena Dinu-Pîrvu, Dumitru Lupuleasa, Denisa Ioana Udeanu
The aim of this study was the development and optimization of some topical collagen-dextran sponges with flufenamic acid, designed to be potential dressings for burn wounds healing. The sponges were obtained by lyophilization of hydrogels based on type I fibrillar collagen gel extracted from calf hide, dextran and flufenamic acid, crosslinked and un-crosslinked, and designed according to a 3-factor, 3-level Box-Behnken experimental design. The sponges showed good fluid uptake ability quantified by a high swelling ratio...
September 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914682/refractory-ulcerated-necrobiosis-lipoidica-closure-of-a-difficult-wound-with-topical-tacrolimus
#9
Luke Ginocchio, Lisa Draghi, Farbod Darvishian, Frank L Ross
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of refractory ulcerated necrobiosis lipoidica (NL) with significant response to treatment with topical tacrolimus. SUBJECT: A 55-year-old woman without diabetes and with a previous history of NL presented to the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Hyperbaric and Advanced Wound Healing Center of NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, with bilateral lower-leg ulcerations resistant to wound healing techniques at other institutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Repeat biopsy performed at the author's institution confirmed the diagnosis of NL...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914680/outcomes-in-patients-treated-with-a-novel-simple-method-for-hemostasis-of-dermal-avulsion-injuries
#10
Sean Taylor Dowling, Brian Wai Lin
OBJECTIVE: A recently described technique proposes a simple method to achieve permanent hemostasis of distal fingertip dermal avulsion injuries. It is simple to learn and easy to perform with readily available materials found in most emergency departments. However, long-term outcomes for patients treated with this technique have not yet been evaluated. A primary objective of the current article is to provide safety data for the technique using an off-label product indication. SETTING: Emergency department of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco, California...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914678/update-topical-antimicrobial-agents-for-chronic-wounds
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R Gary Sibbald, James A Elliott, Luvneed Verma, Alisa Brandon, Reneeka Persaud, Elizabeth A Ayello
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information on the use of topical antimicrobial agents for the treatment of chronic wounds. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Examine features of wounds and wound healing as well as the purpose of specific antimicrobial agents...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914189/a-hopeful-prospect-of-riociguat-as-a-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-stimulator-for-management-of-pressure-ulcers
#12
Soha Azadi, Hajar Ashrafi, Amir Azadi
Pressure ulcer remains as a common problem, especially developed in disabled patients and hence, subjected to continuous pressure for prolonged periods of time. Most of the studies investigating the preventive and therapeutic approaches have focused on wound cleansing, dressing and supportive strategies , as well as pharmacological therapy including zinc sulphate, vitamin A or phenytoin. Despite such efforts, pressure ulcer continues to impair the life quality and expectancy. Thus involving in the paradigm shift in biomedical studies, the recent ones focus on biological signaling pathways involving nitric oxide (NO)- soluble guanylatecyclase (sGC)- cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) contributing in vasodilation, reperfusion and oxygen delivery...
September 15, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913596/-perioperative-management-of-immunosuppressive-treatment-in-patients-undergoing-joint-surgery
#13
K Krüger
The perioperative management of patients on immunosuppressive drugs is uncertain due to a lack of controlled studies. Continuation of medication without a pause may increase the risk of postoperative infections and wound healing disorders and when the pause is too long this can induce a flare of the underlying rheumatic disease. Additional factors, such as rheumatic disease activity, comorbidities, previous infections and the type of surgical procedure also modulate the risk. The highest risk of infection is associated with corticosteroids depending on the dose, so that a dosage as low as possible but stable in the perioperative period is recommended...
September 14, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913553/dual-inhibition-of-cathepsin-g-and-chymase-reduces-myocyte-death-and-improves-cardiac-remodeling-after-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Bahman Hooshdaran, Mikhail A Kolpakov, Xinji Guo, Sonni A Miller, Tao Wang, Douglas G Tilley, Khadija Rafiq, Abdelkarim Sabri
Early reperfusion of ischemic cardiac tissue increases inflammatory cell infiltration which contributes to cardiomyocyte death and loss of cardiac function, referred to as ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. Neutrophil- and mast cell-derived proteases, cathepsin G (Cat.G) and chymase, are released early after IR, but their function is complicated by potentially redundant actions and targets. This study investigated whether a dual inhibition of Cat.G and chymase influences cardiomyocyte injury and wound healing after experimental IR in mice...
September 14, 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913317/reconstruction-of-a-complex-scalp-defect-after-the-failure-of-free-flaps-changing-plans-and-strategy
#15
Youn Hwan Kim, Gyeong Hoe Kim, Sang Wha Kim
The ideal scalp reconstruction involves closure of the defect with similar hair-bearing local tissue in a single step. Various reconstructions can be used including primary closure, secondary healing, skin grafts, local flaps, and microvascular tissue transfer. A 53-year-old female patient suffered glioblastoma, which had recurred for the second time. The neurosurgeons performed radial debridement and an additional resection of the tumor, followed by reconstruction using a serratus anterior muscle flap with a split-thickness skin graft...
June 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913290/delayed-onset-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-at-18-months-after-absorbable-plate-fixation-for-zygomaticomaxillary-complex-fracture
#16
Hyun Rok Lee, Hea Kyeong Shin, Dong Lark Lee, Gyu Yong Jung
None of the reports of delayed infection mentioned a latent period exceeding 13 months. we report an infection that developed 18 months after implantation of an absorbable plate. A 16-year-old adolescent girl had undergone reduction and fixation with an absorbable plate for Lefort I and zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures 18 months prior at our hospital. In her most recent hospital visit as an outpatient, abscess was observed in periocular area. Computed tomography revealed sinusitis with an abscess above the infraorbital rim...
December 2016: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912573/low-magnitude-high-frequency-vibration-accelerated-the-foot-wound-healing-of-n5-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-by-enhancing-glucose-transporter-4-and-blood-microcirculation
#17
Caroline Oi-Ling Yu, Kwok-Sui Leung, Jonney Lei Jiang, Tina Bai-Yan Wang, Simon Kwoon-Ho Chow, Wing-Hoi Cheung
Delayed wound healing is a Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) complication caused by hyperglycemia, systemic inflammation, and decreased blood microcirculation. Skeletal muscles are also affected by hyperglycemia, resulting in reduced blood flow and glucose uptake. Low Magnitude High Frequency Vibration (LMHFV) has been proven to be beneficial to muscle contractility and blood microcirculation. We hypothesized that LMHFV could accelerate the wound healing of n5-streptozotocin (n5-STZ)-induced DM rats by enhancing muscle activity and blood microcirculation...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910473/optimization-of-simulation-and-moulage-in-military-related-medical-training
#18
Christopher Petersen, Stephen C Rush, Isabelle Gallo, Bryan Dalere, Brian Staak, Litt Moore, Win Kerr, Matthew Chandler, Will Smith
Preparation of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Medics as first responders for the battle space and austere environments is critical to optimize survival and quality of life for our Operators who may sustain serious and complex wounding patterns and illnesses. In the absence of constant clinical exposure for these medics, it is necessary to maximize all available training opportunities. The incorporation of scenario-based training helps weave together teamwork and the ability to practice treatment protocols in a tactical, controlled training environment to reproduce, to some degree, the environment in and stressors under which care will need to be delivered...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910471/evaluation-of-xstat%C3%A2-and-quickclot%C3%A2-combat-gauze%C3%A2-in-a-swine-model-of-lethal-junctional-hemorrhage-in-coagulopathic-swine
#19
Jennifer M Cox, Jason M Rall
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage is associated with most potentially survivable deaths on the battlefield. Effective and field-tested products are lacking to treat junctional and noncompressible injuries. XSTAT® is a newly developed, U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved product designed to treat junctional hemorrhage. The Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care has recently approved the product for use as part of its treatment guidelines, but data are lacking to assess its efficacy in different wounding patterns and physiologic states...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910157/photochemical-cross-linking-for-penetrating-corneal-wound-closure-in-enucleated-porcine-eyes
#20
Ti Wang, Lu Zhu, Yinbo Peng, Nianci Shen, Yan Yu, Min Yao, Jingyin Zhu
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of photochemical-induced tissue cross-linking (PCL), utilizing Rose Bengal (RB) and 532 nm green light irradiation (RB-PCL), with standard sutures for closure of penetrating corneal incision in porcine cadaver eyes. METHODS: A full-thickness penetrating incision, 3 mm in length parallel to the limbus and perpendicular to the corneal surface, was made in the enucleated porcine cornea. Photochemical cross-linking was performed with tropical RB application and irradiation of 532 nm green light (0...
September 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
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