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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215913/a-rare-case-of-digital-myiasis
#1
Carlos Durão, André Barros, Pedro Campos
Cutaneous myiasis is the infestation of the skin or mucous membranes by larvae of the order Diptera. Wound myiasis affect the skin with a previous lesion, and it may consume both dead and living tissue. Finger infestation is rarely a cause of death, but it may provoke considerable morbidity. Prompt wound exploration and careful total larvae removal is essential to achieve healing. In the reported case, the patient was presented in an advanced stage of the infestation, with a large area of finger necrosis and amputation, associated with cellulitis extending from the finger's base to the hand...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182518/clinical-evaluation-of-a-bioactive-beta-glucan-gel-in-the-treatment-of-hard-to-heal-wounds
#2
B King, S Barrett, K F Cutting
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this evaluation is to assess the effects of a wound healing gel in a wounds of different aetiologies. METHOD: Data was recorded on the wound surface area, tissue type, and patient level of wound pain at baseline (0) and at weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8. RESULTS: Of the total 39 patients enrolled in the study, 26 patients who complied with the protocol criteria completed the minimum four-week study period. During the 12-week evaluation period, seven of the 26 wounds fully healed and an additional eight wounds showed a reduction in size of more than 50 %...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179700/calvarial-remodelling-surgery-neurosurgical-experience-of-multidisciplinary-craniofacial-reconstruction
#3
Abdul Ghaffar, Zahid Hussain, Shahzad Ahmed Qasmi, Shahid Hameed Chaudhry
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, cosmetic and functional outcome of craniofacial reconstruction surgery for primary craniosynostosis and clefts. METHODS: This quasi-experimental study was conducted at the Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from June 2011 to December 2014, and comprised paediatric patients undergoing calvarial reconstructive procedures. Fronto-orbital advancement and reconstruction, total calvarial remodelling and box flap reconstruction techniques were used...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177585/hospital-acquired-pressure-injuries-the-significance-of-the-advanced-practice-registered-nurse-s-role-in-a-community-hospital
#4
Candice Irvin, Elizabeth Sedlak, Christine Walton, Susan Collier, Esther I Bernhofer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) continue to be a persistent problem in the acute care arena. The purpose of this retrospective quality improvement study was to examine if the introduction of nurse practitioners (NPs), as wound care consultants (WCCs), without other interventions, impacted the HAPI rates in a community hospital. METHODS: A retrospective, comparison design was used; 48 months of HAPI data (May 2010-2014) reported on the monthly National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) survey was abstracted from hospital records...
February 8, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170219/on-demand-dissolution-of-chemically-cross-linked-hydrogels
#5
Marlena D Konieczynska, Mark W Grinstaff
The formation and subsequent on-demand dissolution of chemically cross-linked hydrogels is of keen interest to chemists, engineers, and clinicians. In this Account, we summarize our recent advances in the area of dissolvable chemically cross-linked hydrogels and provide a comparative discussion of other recent hydrogel systems. Using biocompatible macromonomers, we developed a library of cross-linked dendritic hydrogels that possess favorable properties, including biocompatibility, tissue adhesion, and swelling...
February 7, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166447/nutrition-support-for-persistent-inflammation-immunosuppression-and-catabolism-syndrome
#6
Frederick A Moore, Stuart Phillips, Craig McClain, Jayshil J Patel, Robert Martindale
Despite tremendous advances in critical care, multiple-organ failure continues to be a significant problem. However, in recent years, far fewer patients with multiple-organ failure die early, but many experience ongoing immune dysregulation and are developing persistent inflammation, immunosuppression, and catabolism syndrome (PICS). Most PICS patients are discharged to nonhome destinations, fail to rehabilitate, and succumb to indolent death. From a nutrition perspective, patients with PICS experience persistent inflammation-induced cachexia despite evidenced-based recommended intensive care unit nutrition support...
February 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163000/peri-operative-chemotherapy-with-or-without-bevacizumab-in-operable-oesophagogastric-adenocarcinoma-uk-medical-research-council-st03-primary-analysis-results-of-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-phase-2-3-trial
#7
David Cunningham, Sally P Stenning, Elizabeth C Smyth, Alicia F Okines, William H Allum, Sam Rowley, Laura Stevenson, Heike I Grabsch, Derek Alderson, Thomas Crosby, S Michael Griffin, Wasat Mansoor, Fareeda Y Coxon, Stephen J Falk, Suzanne Darby, Kate A Sumpter, Jane M Blazeby, Ruth E Langley
BACKGROUND: Peri-operative chemotherapy and surgery is a standard of care for patients with resectable oesophagogastric adenocarcinoma. Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody against VEGF, improves the proportion of patients responding to treatment in advanced gastric cancer. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of adding bevacizumab to peri-operative chemotherapy in patients with resectable gastric, oesophagogastric junction, or lower oesophageal adenocarcinoma. METHODS: In this multicentre, randomised, open-label phase 2-3 trial, we recruited patients aged 18 years and older with histologically proven, resectable oesophagogastric adenocarcinoma from 87 UK hospitals and cancer centres...
February 2, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124093/neoadjuvant-radiotherapy-followed-by-mastectomy-and-immediate-breast-reconstruction-an-alternative-treatment-option-for-locally-advanced-breast-cancer
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Montserrat Pazos, Stefanie Corradini, Darius Dian, Vera von Bodungen, Nina Ditsch, Rachel Wuerstlein, Stephan Schönecker, Nadia Harbeck, Heike Scheithauer, Claus Belka
BACKGROUND: The optimal sequence of mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) and radiotherapy (RT) for the treatment of locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) is still under debate. Increased rates of postoperative complications are described following postmastectomy RT. Neoadjuvant RT aims to improve the aesthetic results and simplify the reconstructive pathway. PATIENTS: A total of 22 patients diagnosed with LABC and treated with neoadjuvant RT followed by mastectomy and IBR between 04/2012 and 03/2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
January 25, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116225/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-the-compromised-graft-or-flap
#9
REVIEW
Ashish Francis, Richard C Baynosa
Significance: Tissue grafts and flaps are used to reconstruct wounds from trauma, chronic disease, tumor extirpation, burns, and infection. Despite careful surgical planning and execution, reconstructive failure can occur due to poor wound beds, radiation, random flap necrosis, vascular insufficiency, or ischemia-reperfusion (IR). Traumatic avulsions and amputated composite tissues-compromised tissue-may fail from crush injury and excessively large sizes. While never intended, these complications result in tissue loss, additional surgery, accrued costs, and negative psychosocial patient effects...
January 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090513/an-update-and-review-of-cell-based-wound-dressings-and-their-integration-into-clinical-practice
#10
REVIEW
Austin Pourmoussa, Daniel J Gardner, Maxwell B Johnson, Alex K Wong
Chronic wounds affect over 4 million individuals and pose a significant burden to the US healthcare system. Diabetes, venous stasis, radiation or paralysis are common risk factors for chronic wounds. Unfortunately, the current standard of care (SOC) has a high relapse rate and these wounds continue to adversely affect patients' quality of life. Fortunately, advances in tissue engineering have allowed for the development of cell-based wound dressings that promote wound healing by improving cell migration and differentiation...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079548/history-and-advancement-of-burn-treatments
#11
Hai-Fei Liu, Feng Zhang, William C Lineaweaver
Advances in burn care have accelerated within the last 50 years. The principal modalities of and approaches to burn treatment include dressings, antimicrobials, fluid resuscitation, burn wound excision, skin grafting, and use of skin substitutes. This review presents a historical outline of these approaches, their current status, and prospects for the future of burn care.
February 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074757/advanced-practice-nurse-transitional-care-model-promotes-healing-in-wound-care
#12
Carole Mackavey
: Optimally, transition in health care should be seamless and incorporate a well-thought-out patient-centered discharge plan; yet, many hospitalized patients are unprepared for discharge, thereby compromising patient safety and quality of care. Transition of care should include a broad range of time-limited services designed to ensure health care continuity to avoid poor outcomes among at-risk populations. This case study demonstrates that advanced practice nurses (APNs) are in the perfect position to bridge the existing gap, reduce readmissions, and improve patient health...
September 1, 2016: Care Management Journals: Journal of Case Management ; the Journal of Long Term Home Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070472/utilizing-the-veraflo%C3%A2-instillation-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-system-with-advanced-care-for-a-case-study
#13
Rita K Driver
BACKGROUND:  Mankind has always suffered wounds throughout time due to trauma, disease, and lifestyles. Many wounds are non-healing and have continued to be challenging. However, utilizing advanced wound care treatments, such as negative pressure wound treatment with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d), has proven beneficial. NPWTi-d is indicated in a variety of wounds, such as trauma, surgical, acute, pressure injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, and venous leg ulcers. Bacteria and bioburden interrupts wound healing by increasing the metabolic needs, ingesting, and robbing the necessary nutrients and oxygen...
November 30, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063093/honey-and-wound-healing-an-update
#14
REVIEW
Sami K Saikaly, Amor Khachemoune
For centuries, honey has been utilized for wound healing purposes. In recent times, this specific topic has become a field of interest, possibly due to the advent of antibiotic resistance in microbial pathogens. With constant technological advancement, the information regarding honey's mechanisms of action on wound healing has accumulated at a rapid pace. Similarly, clinical studies comparing honey with traditional wound care therapies are steadily emerging. As a follow-up to a previous review published in the journal in 2011, the current review article outlines publications regarding honey and wound healing that have been published between June 2010 and August 2016...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060000/embracing-the-concept-defining-the-practice-and-changing-the-outcome-setting-the-standard-for-medical-adhesive-related-skin-injury-interventions-in-woc-nursing-practice
#15
Stephanie Yates, Laurie McNichol, Steven B Heinecke, Mikel Gray
Medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI) is a comparatively new category of skin damage. Our current understanding of MARSI originates from an interdisciplinary consensus conference held in 2012 that generated and disseminated 25 statements pertaining to the assessment, prevention, and management of MARSI, along with gaps in research and knowledge related to this area. The 2012 MARSI Consensus Group also challenged each organization to refine the original statements to make them more relevant to their particular area of practice...
January 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027250/important-developments-in-burn-care
#16
Kevin J Zuo, Abelardo Medina, Edward E Tredget
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Explain the epidemiology of severe burn injury in the context of socioeconomic status, gender, age, and burn cause. 2. Describe challenges with burn depth evaluation and novel methods of adjunctive assessment. 3. Summarize the survival and functional outcomes of severe burn injury. 4. State strategies of fluid resuscitation, endpoints to guide fluid titration, and sequelae of overresuscitation. 5. Recognize preventative measures of sepsis...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997744/a-comparative-outcomes-analysis-evaluating-clinical-effectiveness-in-two-different-human-placental-membrane-products-for-wound-management
#17
Eric L Johnson, James T Marshall, Georgina M Michael
Advances in tissue preservation have led to the commercialization of human placental membranes for the purposes of wound management with each product being characterized by different compositions and properties. The a priori specification of the research question in this investigator-initiated study focused on the clinical outcomes in two nonrandomized, however statistically equal and homogenous patient cohorts receiving either a viable intact cryopreserved human placental membrane (vCPM) or a dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM), for the management of wounds at a single center...
December 20, 2016: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995452/an-optimal-approach-for-laparoscopic-d3-lymphadenectomy-plus-complete-mesocolic-excision-d3-cme-for-right-sided-colon-cancer
#18
Daxing Xie, Chaoran Yu, Chun Gao, Hasan Osaiweran, Junbo Hu, Jianping Gong
BACKGROUND: It is common knowledge that high ligation of blood vessels at the D3 level and complete mesocolic excision (CME) are two critical points of right hemicolectomy for right colon cancer (RCC). (1-5) To date, a safe strategy for completing these two procedures under laparoscopic surgery has not been extensively described. The authors provide a video to demonstrate laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (D3 + CME) with an optimal mesentery-defined approach. By identifying three "tri-junctions," this approach facilitates dissection of the entire mesocolon along the embryologic planes as far centrally as possible and enables the high tie of feeding vessels at bifurcation...
December 19, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980886/a-case-review-series-of-christiana-care-health-system-s-experience-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-instillation
#19
Robert Felte, Kathy E Gallagher, Glen H Tinkoff, Mark Cipolle
Acute and chronic wounds afflict a multitude of patients to varying degrees. Wound care treatment modalities span the spectrum of technological advancement and with that differ greatly in cost. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) can now be combined with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d). This case review series of 11 patients in a community hospital setting provides support for the utilization of NPWTi-d. Additionally, current literature on the use of NPWTi-d in comparison to NPWT will be reviewed.  We highlight three specific cases...
November 7, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979419/integrated-locating-of-helicopter-stations-and-helipads-for-wounded-transfer-under-demand-location-uncertainty
#20
Ali Bozorgi-Amiri, Shayan Tavakoli, Hossein Mirzaeipour, Masoud Rabbani
Health emergency medical service (HEMS) plays an important role in reducing injuries by providing advanced medical care in the shortest time and reducing the transfer time to advanced treatment centers. In the regions without ground relief coverage, it would be faster to transfer emergency patients to the hospital by a helicopter. In this paper, an integer nonlinear programming model is presented for the integrated locating of helicopter stations and helipads by considering uncertainty in demand points. We assume three transfer modes: (1) direct transfer by an ambulance, (2) transfer by an ambulance to a helicopter station and then to the hospital by a helicopter, (3) transfer by an ambulance to a predetermined point and then to the hospital by a helicopter...
November 11, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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