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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433727/superficial-swab-versus-deep-tissue-biopsy-for-the-microbiological-diagnosis-of-local-infection-in-advanced-stage-pressure-ulcers-of-spinal-cord-injured-patients-a-prospective-study
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Sara Tedeschi, Luca Negosanti, Rossella Sgarzani, Filippo Trapani, Salvatore Pignanelli, Micaela Battilana, Rita Capirossi, Donatella Brillanti Ventura, Maddalena Giannella, Michele Bartoletti, Fabio Tumietto, Francesco Cristini, Pierluigi Viale
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of superficial ulcer swab culture to make a microbiological diagnosis of deep wound infections in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients with advanced-stage pressure ulcers (PU). METHODS: From July 2011 to February 2014, we performed a prospective, single-centre study on adult SCI patients undergoing scheduled surgical debridement and reconstruction for advanced-stage PU, at Montecatone Rehabilitation Institute, a 150-bed hospital dedicated to SCI care...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381939/laparoscopy-for-benign-diseases-of-the-colon
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REVIEW
Radhika Smith, David J Maron
Laparoscopic surgery has revolutionized the delivery of care to the surgical patient undergoing colorectal resection. Since the first laparoscopic-assisted colectomy in 1991, significant advances have been made in minimally invasive colorectal surgery. For many benign conditions, laparoscopic colectomy has been proven to be safe and effective, and in some instances superior when compared with open surgery. Complex laparoscopic resections such as those for diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease have also been shown to have equivalent outcomes when compared with open surgery...
April 2017: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378083/minor-laparoscopic-liver-resection-toward-1-day-surgery
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Nicola de'Angelis, Benjamin Menahem, Philippe Compagnon, Jean Claude Merle, Francesco Brunetti, Alain Luciani, Daniel Cherqui, Alexis Laurent
BACKGROUND: Technical advances in laparoscopy and enhanced recovery after surgery programs have progressively decreased the need for hospitalization. The present study aimed to explore the feasibility and safety of an early discharge protocol after minor laparoscopic liver resection (LLR). METHODS: The study sample consisted of patients with both benign and malignant hepatic lesions involving no more than two hepatic segments who underwent minor LLR and were discharged within 24 h...
April 4, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370922/identification-and-content-validation-of-wound-therapy-clinical-endpoints-relevant-to-clinical-practice-and-patient-values-for-fda-approval-part-1-survey-of-the-wound-care-community
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Vickie R Driver, Lisa J Gould, Peggy Dotson, Gary W Gibbons, William W Li, William J Ennis, Robert S Kirsner, William H Eaglstein, Laura L Bolton, Marissa J Carter
Wounds that exhibit delayed healing add extraordinary clinical, economic, and personal burdens to patients, as well as to increasing financial costs to health systems. New interventions designed to ease such burdens for patients with cancer, renal, or ophthalmologic conditions are often cleared for approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) using multiple endpoints but the requirement of complete healing as a primary endpoint for wound products impedes FDA clearance of interventions that can provide other clinical or patient-centered benefits for persons with wounds...
April 3, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362844/division-of-overall-duration-of-stay-into-operative-stay-and-postoperative-stay-improves-the-overall-estimate-as-a-measure-of-quality-of-outcome-in-burn-care
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Islam Abdelrahman, Moustafa Elmasry, Pia Olofsson, Ingrid Steinvall, Mats Fredrikson, Folke Sjoberg
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Surgically managed burn patients admitted between 2010-14 were included. Operative stay was defined as the time from admission until the last operation, postoperative stay as the time from the last operation until discharge. The difference in variation was analysed with F-test. A retrospective review of medical records was done to explore reasons for extended postoperative stay. Multivariable regression was used to assess factors associated with operative stay and postoperative stay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358595/treatment-of-enterocutaneous-fistulas-then-and-now
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Luis Alfonso Ortiz, Bin Zhang, Maureen Walsh McCarthy, Haytham M A Kaafarani, Peter Fagenholz, David R King, Marc De Moya, George Velmahos, Daniel Dante Yeh
BACKGROUND: An enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) is an aberrant connection between the gastrointestinal tract and the skin or atmosphere (enteroatmospheric fistula [EAF]). Multimodal treatment includes surgical procedures, nutrition support, and wound care. We evaluated our practice and compared our outcomes with previous results published from our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of hospitalized ECF/EAF patients admitted between January 2011 and November 2015...
March 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356686/evaluating-the-use-of-octyl-2-cyanoacrylate-in-unilateral-cleft-lip-repair
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Vijaylaxmy Malhotra, J K Dayashankara Rao, Varun Arya, Shalender Sharma, Sushil Singh, Payal Luthra
BACKGROUND: Facial cosmetic results are one of the most concerning issues for the parents who get their children operated for cleft lip. Moreover, the postoperative care of the surgical site, the discomfort associated with the suture removal, and additional visit for suture removal are other reasons which encourages one to use any new technologies that may replace the need for suture placement. In this study, we used octyl-2-cyanoacrylate, a tissue adhesive which offers a viable alternative to traditional techniques without compromising optimal wound closure...
July 2016: National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355466/invasive-mould-infections-in-the-icu-setting-complexities-and-solutions
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Matteo Bassetti, Emilio Bouza
Infections caused by filamentous fungi represent a major burden in the ICU. Invasive aspergillosis is emerging in non-neutropenic individuals with predisposing conditions, e.g. corticosteroid treatment, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, liver cirrhosis, solid organ cancer, HIV infection and transplantation. Diagnosis is challenging because the signs and symptoms are non-specific, and initiation of additional diagnostic examinations is often delayed because clinical suspicion is low. Isolation of an Aspergillus species from the respiratory tract in critically ill patients, and tests such as serum galactomannan, bronchoalveolar lavage 1-3-β-d-glucan and specific PCR should be interpreted with caution...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347498/jules-and-augusta-dejerine-pierre-marie-joseph-babi%C3%A5-ski-georges-guillain-and-their-students-during-world-war-i
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REVIEW
O Walusinski
World War I (1914-1918), however tragic, was nonetheless an "edifying school of nervous system experimental pathology" not only because of the various types of injuries, but also because their numbers were greater than any physician could have foreseen. The peripheral nervous system, the spine and the brain were all to benefit from the subsequent advances in clinical and anatomo-functional knowledge. Neurosurgeons took on nerve sutures, spinal injury exploration, and the localization and extraction of intracranial foreign bodies...
March 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345564/innovations-in-glaucoma-surgery-from-dr-rajendra-prasad-centre-for-ophthalmic-sciences
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Tanuj Dada, Neha Midha, Pooja Shah, Talvir Sidhu, Dewang Angmo, Ramanjit Sihota
Trabeculectomy surgery is the current standard of care in glaucoma for achieving a low target intraocular pressure if medical therapy is not adequate. Augmentation of trabeculectomy with antimetabolites brought a revolutionary change in the long-term success rates of trabeculectomy, but along with it came a plethora of complications. There still is a big window for therapeutic innovations on this subject. The foremost target for these innovations is to modulate the wound healing response after glaucoma drainage surgery...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333837/leadership-lessons-learned-in-tactical-combat-casualty-care
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Frank K Butler
The US Military has achieved remarkable success in improving survival for our nation's combat wounded throughout the 14 years of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. For the prehospital phase of care, where most combat fatalities occur, these advances have been embodied in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC.) TCCC is a set of evidence-based, best-practice, prehospital trauma care guidelines that are customized for use on the battlefield. The TCCC Guidelines have been updated on an ongoing basis over the last 15 years through the work of the Committee on TCCC and the TCCC Working Group...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325607/japanese-clinical-practice-guideline-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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REVIEW
Ken-Ichi Nibu, Ryuichi Hayashi, Takahiro Asakage, Hiroya Ojiri, Yoshihiro Kimata, Takeshi Kodaira, Toshitaka Nagao, Torahiko Nakashima, Takashi Fujii, Hirofumi Fujii, Akihiro Homma, Kazuto Matsuura, Nobuya Monden, Takeshi Beppu, Nobuhiro Hanai, Tadaaki Kirita, Yuzuru Kamei, Naoki Otsuki, Naomi Kiyota, Sadamoto Zenda, Ken Omura, Koichi Omori, Tetsuo Akimoto, Kazuyoshi Kawabata, Seiji Kishimoto, Hiroya Kitano, Iwai Tohnai, Takashi Nakatsuka
OBJECTIVE: The first revision of "Japanese Clinical Practice Guideline for Head and Neck Cancer" was made in 2013 by the clinical practice guideline committee of Japan Society for Head and Neck Cancer, in response to the revision of the TNM classification. METHODS: 34 CQs (Clinical Questions) were newly adopted to describe the diagnosis and treatment methods currently considered most appropriate, and offered recommendation grade made by the consensus of the committee...
March 18, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277993/maggot-therapy-for-wound-care-in-iran-a-case-series-of-the-first-28-patients
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A Mirabzadeh, M J Ladani, B Imani, S A B Rosen, R A Sherman
OBJECTIVE: The need for improved wound care is receiving considerable attention in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Beginning in 2003, maggot therapy (MT) became part of Iran's effort to advance its wound care technology. The first cohort of patients treated with MT was analysed to evaluate the use of this treatment. METHOD: Patients treated with MT at three hospitals in Tehran were analysed retrospectively. Primary outcomes were time to wound debridement and time to wound healing...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274750/the-society-for-vascular-surgery-wound-ischemia-and-foot-infection-wifi-classification-system-predicts-wound-healing-but-not-major-amputation-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-treated-in-a-multidisciplinary-setting
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Nestoras Mathioudakis, Caitlin W Hicks, Joseph K Canner, Ronald L Sherman, Kathryn F Hines, Ying W Lum, Bruce A Perler, Christopher J Abularrage
OBJECTIVE: The Society for Vascular Surgery Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) threatened limb classification has been shown to correlate well with risk of major amputation and time to wound healing in heterogeneous diabetic and nondiabetic populations. Major amputation continues to plague the most severe stage 4 WIfI patients, with 1-year amputation rates of 20% to 64%. Our aim was to determine the association between WIfI stage and wound healing and major amputation among patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) treated in a multidisciplinary setting...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258020/lower-extremity-bypass-surgery-on-patients-transferred-from-other-hospitals-is-associated-with-increased-morbidity-and-mortality
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Faisal Aziz, Youngmin Chu, Erik B Lehman
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in endovascular surgery, lower extremity arterial bypass remains the gold standard treatment for severe, symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Patients who are transferred to other hospitals have generally complex medical problems compared to those patients who are directly admitted from home. The purpose of this study is to identify factors associated with an interfacility transfer in patients with PAD and compare the postoperative outcomes of these patients to those who are directly admitted to the hospital...
February 28, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257774/angiosome-guided-intervention-in-critical-limb-ischemia
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REVIEW
Matthew C Bunte, Mehdi H Shishehbor
The goals of treatment for critical limb ischemia (CLI) are alleviation of ischemic rest pain, healing of arterial insufficiency ulcers, and improving quality of life, thereby preventing limb loss and CLI-related mortality. Arterial revascularization is the foundation of a contemporary approach to promote amputation-free survival. Angiosome-directed revascularization has become a popular theory of reperfusion, whereby anatomically directed arterial flow is restored straight to the wound bed. Innovations in endovascular revascularization combined with a multidisciplinary strategy of wound care accelerate progress in CLI management...
April 2017: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256051/histopathological-assessment-of-oasis-ultra-on-critical-sized-wound-healing-a-pilot-study
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Daniel Dante Yeh, Rosalynn M Nazarian, Leah Demetri, Tomaz Mesar, Suzan Dijkink, Andreas Larentzakis, George Velmahos, Karim Walid Sadik
BACKGROUND: Dermatopathologists assess wounds secondary to trauma, infection, or oncologic resection that can be challenging to reconstruct. OASIS® Ultra, an extracellular matrix, has been described for use in chronic and burn wounds. The aim of this pilot study is to assess wound healing in post-traumatic and infective wounds treated with OASIS using histological markers of repair. METHODS: Adults with traumatic, infective or iatrogenic wound defects with size precluding primary closure were eligible...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245092/microbiological-interactions-with-cold-plasma
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REVIEW
Paula Bourke, Dana Zuizina, Lu Han, P J Cullen, Brendan F Gilmore
There is a diverse range of microbiological challenges facing the food, healthcare and clinical sectors. The increasing and pervasive resistance to broad-spectrum antibiotics and health related concerns with many biocidal agents drives research for novel and complementary antimicrobial approaches. Biofilms display increased mechanical and antimicrobial stability and are the subject of extensive research. Cold plasmas (CP) have rapidly evolved as a technology for microbial decontamination, wound healing and cancer treatment, owing to the chemical and bio-active radicals generated known collectively as reactive oxygen (ROS) and nitrogen species (RONS)...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215913/a-rare-case-of-digital-myiasis
#19
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
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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
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