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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715311/animal-models-new-biosensors-and-technologies-including-those-for-bone-regrowth-and-wound-healing-advance-animal-health-care-while-also-providing-a-fertile-testing-ground-for-human-health
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Summer Allen
Dogs have bad breath. But when Montana sheep rancher Katy Harjes noticed her collie, Hoshi, had particularly bad breath and facial swelling, she was concerned that the symptoms might be a sign of something serious. She was right; ten-year-old Hoshi had squamous cell carcinoma, a common type of oral tumor found in dogs. The cancer had not metastasized, but the damage was extensive enough that part of Hoshi's lower jaw needed to be removed. Luckily, Hoshi was a suitable candidate for a stateof-the-art bone regrowth procedure developed by Frank Verstraete, B...
July 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668483/advances-in-keratinocyte-delivery-in-burn-wound-care
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Britt Ter Horst, Gurpreet Chouhan, Naiem S Moiemen, Liam M Grover
This review gives an updated overview on keratinocyte transplantation in burn wounds concentrating on application methods and future therapeutic cell delivery options with a special interest in hydrogels and spray devices for cell delivery. To achieve faster re-epithelialisation of burn wounds, the original autologous keratinocyte culture and transplantation technique was introduced over 3 decades ago. Application types of keratinocytes transplantation have improved from cell sheets to single-cell solutions delivered with a spray system...
June 28, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662298/advanced-film-forming-gel-formula-vs-spring-thermal-water-and-white-petrolatum-as-primary-dressings-after-full-face-ablative-fractional-co2-laser-resurfacing-a-comparative-split-face-pilot-study
#3
Leonardo Marini
BACKGROUND: Aesthetically pleasing results and fast, uneventful recovery are highly desirable after rejuvenating ablative laser procedures. Wound dressings following ablative laser procedures should ideally improve and optimize the wound healing environment. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this comparative split face, single blinded, prospective observational study was to assess the efficacy and acceptability of two primary wound dressings immediately after a full face fractional CO2 laser resurfacing procedure...
June 29, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660819/selective-non-operative-management-of-abdominal-stab-wounds-is-a-safe-and-cost-effective-strategy-a-south-african-experience
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Kss Dayananda, V Y Kong, J L Bruce, G V Oosthuizen, G L Laing, D L Clarke
INTRODUCTION Selective non-operative management (SNOM) of abdominal stab wounds is well established in South Africa. SNOM reduces the morbidity associated with negative laparotomies while being safe. Despite steady advances in technology (including laparoscopy, computed tomography [CT] and point-of-care sonography), our approach has remained clinically driven. Assessments of financial implications are limited in the literature. The aim of this study was to review isolated penetrating abdominal trauma and analyse associated incurred expenses...
July 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645493/sprayable-carbopol-hydrogel-with-soluble-beta-1-3-1-6-glucan-as-an-active-ingredient-for-wound-healing-development-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Jostein Grip, Rolf Einar Engstad, Ingrid Skjæveland, Nataša Škalko-Basnet, Ann Mari Holsæter
Chronic wounds represent a significant health problem worldwide. There is a need for advanced- and cost-efficient wound healing products able to increase patient comfort and reduce the healing time. The aim of this study was to develop a sprayable hydrogel dressing with beta-glucan (βG) as the active ingredient, targeting future application in the treatment of both chronic and burn wounds. The βG was chosen as an active ingredient because of its promising wound healing capabilities, whereas Carbopol 971P NF (Carbopol) was chosen as the thickening agent in the formulation due to several attractive characteristics such as its low viscosity, low toxicity, high transparency and good ion tolerance...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624002/pathophysiology-of-venous-ulceration
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REVIEW
Joel M Crawford, Brajesh K Lal, Walter N Durán, Peter J Pappas
Our understanding of the pathophysiologic process of venous ulceration has dramatically increased during the past two decades because of dedicated, venous-specific basic science research. Currently, the mechanisms regulating venous ulceration are a combination of macroscopic and microscopic pathologic processes. Macroscopic alterations refer to pathologic processes related to varicose vein formation, vein wall architecture, and cellular abnormalities that impair venous function. These processes are primarily caused by genetic factors that lead to the destruction of normal vein wall architecture and venous hypertension...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622477/an-examination-of-factors-affecting-the-length-of-stay-in-a-palliative-care-center
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Metin Dincer, Kadriye Kahveci, Cihan Doger
BACKGROUND: With the increase in elderly population, life-threatening chronic diseases are increasing, simultaneously increasing the need for palliative care centers (PCCs). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the factors affecting the length of stay (LOS) and discharge of patients from a PCC. METHODS: A retrospective scan was made of the records of patients followed up in the PCC between January 2013 and March 2016. A record was made of patient age, gender, diagnosis, conditions/comorbidities, Glasgow Coma Scale, Karnofsky Performance Scale, LOS, prognosis (exitus or surviving), percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), tracheostomy, mechanical ventilator, nutrition (total parenteral nutrition [TPN] or enteral nutrition), and the results of cultures taken during stay in PCCs (blood, tracheal aspirate, urine, rectal swab, wound)...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616361/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-side-effects-defined-and-quantified
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REVIEW
Marvin Heyboer, Deepali Sharma, William Santiago, Norman McCulloch
Significance: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an important advanced therapy in the treatment of problem wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers and late effect radiation injury. HBOT remains among the safest therapies used today. Nonetheless, there are side effects associated with HBOT. It is important for providers to be able to identify, understand, and quantify these side effects for prevention, management, and informed consent. Recent Advances: The past two decades have seen significant advancements in our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of HBOT...
June 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616359/bioactive-antimicrobial-peptides-as-therapeutics-for-corneal-wounds-and-infections
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REVIEW
Gina L Griffith, Anne Kasus-Jacobi, H Anne Pereira
Significance: More than 2 million eye injuries and infections occur each year in the United States that leave civilians and military members with reduced or complete vision loss due to the lack of effective therapeutics. Severe ocular injuries and infections occur in varied settings including the home, workplace, and battlefields. In this review, we discuss the potential of developing antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) as therapeutics for the treatment of corneal wounds and infections for which the current treatment options are inadequate...
June 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601204/battlefield-analgesia-in-tactical-combat-casualty-care
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REVIEW
Ian S Wedmore, Frank K Butler
At the start of the Afghanistan conflict, battlefield analgesia for US military casualties was achieved primarily through the use of intramuscular (IM) morphine. This is a suboptimal choice, since IM morphine is slow-acting, leading to delays in effective pain relief and the risk of overdose and death when dosing is repeated in order to hasten the onset of analgesia. Advances in battlefield analgesia, pioneered initially by Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), and the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, have now been incorporated into the Triple-Option Analgesia approach...
June 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570248/the-international-consolidated-venous-ulcer-guideline-update-2015-process-improvement-evidence-analysis-and-future-goals
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Kara S Couch, Lisa Corbett, Lisa Gould, Susan Girolami, Laura Bolton
In 2015, members of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), Wound Healing Society, and the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy formed the International Consolidated Guidelines Taskforce to update the AAWC Venous Ulcer Guidelines to the collaborative, intersociety, endorsed International Consolidated Venous Ulcer Guideline. This "guideline of guidelines" integrates recommendations from all relevant, published evidence-based guidelines on venous ulcer care and prevention. The update process was conducted in accordance with the National Guideline Clearinghouse inclusion criteria and was informed by a systematic review of the evidence, with additional content validation of each venous ulcer management recommendation...
May 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552279/a-retrospective-study-multivariate-logistic-regression-analysis-of-the-outcomes-after-pressure-sores-reconstruction-with-fasciocutaneous-myocutaneous-and-perforator-flaps
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Yu-Jen Chiu, Wen-Chieh Liao, Tien-Hsiang Wang, Yu-Chung Shih, Hsu Ma, Chih-Hsun Lin, Szu-Hsien Wu, Cherng-Kang Perng
BACKGROUND: Despite significant advances in medical care and surgical techniques, pressure sore reconstruction is still prone to elevated rates of complication and recurrence. We conducted a retrospective study to investigate not only complication and recurrence rates following pressure sore reconstruction but also preoperative risk stratification. METHODS: This study included 181 ulcers underwent flap operations between January 2002 and December 2013 were included in the study...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546987/current-progress-in-understanding-the-molecular-pathogenesis-of-burn-scar-contracture
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REVIEW
Jianglin Tan, Jun Wu
Abnormal wound healing is likely to induce scar formation, leading to dysfunction, deformity, and psychological trauma in burn patients. Despite the advancement of medical care treatment, scar contracture in burn patients remains a challenge. Myofibroblasts play a key role in scar contracture. It has been demonstrated that myofibroblasts, as well as inflammatory cells, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and epithelial cells, secrete transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and other cytokines, which can promote persistent myofibroblast activation via a positive regulation loop...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527930/outcomes-of-open-and-endovascular-lower-extremity-revascularization-in-active-smokers-with-advanced-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Samuel L Chen, Matthew D Whealon, Nii-Kabu Kabutey, Isabella J Kuo, Michael D Sgroi, Roy M Fujitani
OBJECTIVE: Concern over perioperative and long-term durability of lower extremity revascularizations among active smokers is a frequent deterrent for vascular surgeons to perform elective lower extremity revascularization. In this study, we examined perioperative outcomes of lower extremity endovascular (LEE) revascularization and open lower extremity bypass (LEB) in active smokers with intermittent claudication (IC) and critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: Active smokers undergoing LEE or LEB from 2011 to 2014 were identified in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) targeted vascular data set...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507845/surgical-factors-associated-with-prolonged-hospitalization-after-reconstruction-for-oncological-spine-surgery
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Hannah M Carl, Devin Coon, Nicholas A Calotta, Rachel Pedreira, Justin M Sacks
BACKGROUND: Posterior trunk reconstruction is increasingly possible as a result of advances in spinal instrumentation, reconstructive approaches, and perioperative critical care. Extensive cases often require a muscle flap or complex closure to obliterate dead space. Postsurgical wound complications and subsequent reoperations can lead to neural injury, higher hospital costs, and longer hospitalizations. We aim to identify risk factors that are associated with increased length of stay (LOS) for patients receiving flaps to close a spinal defect...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503966/topical-use-of-dexpanthenol-a-70th-anniversary-article
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Ehrhardt Proksch, Raymond de Bony, Sonja Trapp, Stéphanie Boudon
Approximately 70 years ago, the first topical dexpanthenol-containing formulation (Bepanthen™ Ointment) has been developed. Nowadays, various topical dexpanthenol preparations exist, tailored according to individual requirements. Topical dexpanthenol has emerged as frequently used formulation in the field of dermatology and skin care. Various studies confirmed dexpanthenol's moisturizing and skin barrier enhancing potential. It prevents skin irritation, stimulates skin regeneration and promotes wound healing...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497520/nitrous-oxide-for-procedural-analgesia-at-home-in-a-child-with-epidermolysis-bullosa
#17
Pablo Ingelmo, Andrew Wei, Gonzalo Rivera
Epidermolysis bullosa comprises a range of conditions characterized by fragile skin with painful blistering induced by minor trauma and friction. The Dowling-Meara variant is a severe form characterized by disseminated painful blistering requiring lifelong skin and wound care. The natural history of the disease is characterized by a chronic course that tends to improve with advancing age. Various multimodal analgesic strategies have been proposed for painful procedures in children with epidermolysis bullosa...
July 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493210/in-search-of-the-optimal-wound-dressing-material-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Gaurav Sharma, Sang Wook Lee, Oliver Atanacio, Javad Parvizi, Tae Kyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Various types of dressing materials are available for wound care following hip and knee arthroplasty. However, it is unclear if one material is more beneficial than the others in terms of wound complications and fluid handling capacity. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing alternative wound dressing materials for the post-operative management of wounds following THA and TKA with respect to (1) incidence of wound complications including infection and (2) fluid handling capacity...
May 11, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483270/the-impact-of-written-information-and-counseling-woman-pro-ii-program-on-symptom-outcomes-in-women-with-vulvar-neoplasia-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-phase-ii-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Silvia Raphaelis, Hanna Mayer, Stefan Ott, Michael D Mueller, Enikö Steiner, Elmar Joura, Beate Senn
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether written information and/or counseling based on the WOMAN-PRO II Program decreases symptom prevalence in women with vulvar neoplasia by a clinically relevant degree, and to explore the differences between the 2 interventions in symptom prevalence, symptom distress prevalence, and symptom experience. METHODS: A multicenter randomized controlled parallel-group phase II trial with 2 interventions provided to patients after the initial diagnosis was performed in Austria and Switzerland...
July 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483242/prevention-of-post-operative-pediatric-tracheotomy-wounds-a-multidisciplinary-team-approach
#20
Timothy P McEvoy, Nolan B Seim, Abdullah Aljasser, Charles A Elmaraghy, Brenda Ruth, Leslie Justice, Sarah Begue, Kris R Jatana
OBJECTIVE: Tracheotomy-related pressure wounds have been reported as high as 29%. All advanced stage (stage 3 or 4) wounds are reported by hospitals, and CMS will no longer reimburse healthcare costs to manage them. We present the results of an intensive, multidisciplinary wound prevention strategy starting in the operating room at the time of tracheotomy placement. METHODS: Prospective analysis of a tracheostomy wound care protocol at an academic, tertiary-care pediatric hospital from September 2012 to February 2016...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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